Fayetteville

Churchill’s great-grandson: Come to London, FCHS Chorus

Fayette County High School Chorus Director Richard Prouty (L) accepts the invitation of Sir Winston Churchill’s great-grandson, Duncan Sandys, the Lord Mayor of the city of Westminster in London. Photo/Ben Nelms.

Sir Winston Churchill’s great-grandson, Duncan Sandys, and also the Lord Mayor of the city of Westminster in London, made a personal appearance at Fayette County High School Friday to invite the school’s chorus to perform in the London International Choral Festival taking place in London, England Dec. 27, 2011 through Jan. 4, 2012.

The choral festival is being held in conjunction with the London New Year’s Parade, according to school system spokesperson Melinda Berry-Dreisbach. Read More»

F’ville Council resolution supports county transportation plan; proposed projects listed

The Fayetteville City Council on March 3 adopted a resolution supporting potential projects that will be reviewed for potential inclusion in the regional transportation 1-cent sales tax initiative going before voters in mid-2012. The measure, consisting mainly of local projects, is expected to be considered by other local Fayette County governments in the coming days.

City Director of Public Services Don Easterbrook in a recent letter said Fayetteville’s resolution is part of the Fayette County submittal. Read More»

F’ville imposes moratorium on sweepstakes gaming

The Fayetteville City Council last week imposed a six-month moratorium on new businesses such as the Sweepstakes Internet Cafe.

The action comes after the business in Hudson Plaza on North Glynn Street that recently secured a business license to operate a business center was reported to been engaging in cash pay-outs for customers playing sweepstakes games on the premises.

Fayetteville City Manager Joe Morton Tuesday morning said the company indicated on the business license application that it would be providing services such as copying, printing and computer access. Read More»

3 commissioners thwart the voters

Dear Chairman Frady: I attended my first Fayette County Workshop Meeting today because I fear our current lifestyle is in dire jeopardy if we are snared by ARC’s lure of money to fund local transportation projects in exchange for our joining them in their transit plan, which seems to have as its ultimate goal bringing mass transit to all the counties in the ARC.

Commissioner Brown made a well-laid-out, informative presentation about concerns of his, should Fayette County become part of ARC’s “Concept 3.” Read More»

Who are commissioners serving?

At the last commissioners’ workshop meeting, Commissioner Steve Brown presented a resolution requesting the elimination of all planned public mass transit projects within Fayette County’s boundaries.

Commissioner Brown’s Resolution received thunderous applause from the entire audience. Once again the commission meeting room was filled with Fayette citizens. Read More»

Lenten lunches begin today at Fayetteville First Methodist

The Lenten Lunch program held annually by Fayetteville First United Methodist Church will begin today, March 9, at noon with a light lunch and a brief program given by the Rev. Mark Westmoreland, senior minister at FFUMC. Cost of the lunch is $2.

Lunches will continue each Thursday during Lent, beginning March 17, with a different speaker each week and light lunch provided by the United Methodist Women’s circle groups.

The Ash Wednesday worship service, with imposition of ashes, will be held this evening at 6:30 p.m. Read More»

Michael Lee Smithwick, age 58 of Fayetteville

Michael Lee Smithwick

Mr. Michael Lee Smithwick, age 58 of Fayetteville, GA joined our loving Lord on March 3, 2011. He was born on February 5, 1953 in Marietta, GA to Odell and Imogene Smithwick. Michael began a career in construction at an early age and continued on to become a General Contractor and talented craftsman. He was a loving, dedicated husband and devoted parent who had a passion for Nascar, fishing, and western movies. Read More»

FCHS Literary Team wins 4th straight region championship

The FCHS Literary Team won its 4th consecutive region championship on Saturday, Mar. 5.  Here are the members of the team and how they placed at the meet:

 Rylee Bunton - Region Champion, Girls Dramatic Interpretation / Region Runner Up, Girls Trio

Meneka Reddy - Region Champion, Girls Extemporaneous Speaking

Ashley Satterwhite - Region Runner Up, Girls Essay

Chelsey Medrano - Region Runner Up, Girls Trio

Sarah Stanley - Region Runner Up, Girls Trio

Liam McDermott - 3rd Place, Boys Dramatic Interpretation

Yoseph Shelbayah - 4th Place, Boys Extemporaneous Speaking Read More»

Margaret Mitchell’s life and novel celebrated on Mar. 12

As St. Patrick’s Day approaches, the Holliday-Dorsey-Fife Museum and the Fayette County Historical Society have planned a wonderful day in honor of the Irish roots of Margaret Mitchell on Saturday, March 12. Read More»

Jean McLaurine Cassimus, 87, of Fayetteville

Jean McLaurine Cassimus

Jean McLaurine Cassimus, 87, of Fayetteville, GA, went to be with the Lord on March 6, 2011. Jean showed godly hospitality to all who entered her home and was an active servant of those in need. She also served faithfully in Grace Evangelical Church for many years.

Jean was preceded in death by her husband, William Dawson Cassimus, brother George McLaurine, and sister Eunice McLaurine Stevens.

Jean leaves behind her four children, Bill, Ann, Cathy and Randy, their spouses, eight grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Read More»

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