Fayetteville

F’ville’s first roundabout takes shape on Grady Avenue

Traffic is rerouted while Grady Avenue work is going on. Photo/Ben Nelms.

Motorists traveling through the heavily-used intersection at Grady Avenue and Beauregard Avenue in Fayetteville began using a two-month detour of the area beginning June 1.

Once re-opened by the start of school on Aug. 8, the new intersection will have a look unlike anything seen before in Fayetteville. The old four-way stop will have been replaced with a large, heavily landscaped roundabout designed to keep traffic moving in every direction. Read More»

Commission counts bees ahead of budget wreck

Our county is headed for a train wreck and our elected commissioners can’t seem to get anything done to prevent or even recognize it. The last workshop held June 1, the commission debated/discussed and argued for 40 minutes and could not agree on how many honeybees a resident could have in their front or back yard.

With all the many things that are affecting this county and its citizens, one would think the commission could get their act together. But, no, they can’t seem to agree on anything, not even bees. Read More»

Budget unsustainable, but Frady tries to shut out public comments

As someone who has been active in local politics for over 15 years, I ask you to heed the warning of Commissioner Steve Brown regarding the proposed fiscal year 2012 budget. Read More»

Heritage Christian will present concert this Sunday

Jason Bowen (top) Photo Special. Quarters Road photo by Michael Knowlton Photography

Heritage Christian Church in Fayetteville invites the community to a night of music, laughs, and missions, “The Shameless Asking for Support for Our Africa Mission Trip” Tour on Sunday, June 12, at 6:30pm.

The event will feature the musical talents of Jason Bowen and Quarters Road and the comedy of Heritage’s own comedian, Steve Geyer. Read More»

Church of the Nativity plans special events for Pentecost

Special events will be held Sunday, June 12, at the Episcopal Church of the Nativity to mark Pentecost, a festival day in the liturgical calendar often celebrated as the “Birthday of the Church.”

After a worship service at 10 a.m., a brief parish meeting will be conducted. Following the meeting, special games and entertainment will be provided for both children and adults, with the church and parish hall brightened by colorful balloons and other decorations for the occasion. A pot-luck dinner will be served. Read More»

Fayette Family Church will host its first ‘Multicultural Day’ Sunday

Fayette Family Church will have its firstl Multicultural Day this Sunday, June 12, at 10:45 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. to celebrate its diversity and unity.

Members will wear festive clothing representing their country and culture and will bring their flags which represent 21 countries. Read More»

‘Zumba’ kicks off

Fayetteville First United Methodist Church will offer ‘Zumba’ exercise classes this summer, combining Latin and International music with a workout system.

Two 5-week sessions will be offered: Wednesday mornings from 9:15-10:15 a.m. (starts today, June 8) and Tuesday evenings, from 6 – 7 p.m. beginning June 21. The cost is $10.

Contact Kristin Heiden to register, kheiden@fayettevillefirst.com or call 770-461-4313. Childcare will be offered.

FFUMC will offer music camp

Fayetteville First United Methodist Church will offer a summer music camp for children in kindergarten through sixth grade July 11-15.

Children will learn about strings, wind instruments, singing, rhythm and more.

Classes will meet every day from 9 a.m. until noon. The cost is $60 for the week.

Email Joan Aycock at aycockmusic@yahoo.com or call her at 770-460-0053, for more information.

The church is in downtown Fayetteville across from the old courthouse.

Fayetteville First UMC’s VBS

will feature ‘Shake It Up Cafe’

All children ages three (as of Jan. 1, 2011) through fifth grade (2010-2011 school year) are invited to join FFMUC for Shake It Up Cafe Vacation Bible School to be held June 27- July 1 from 9 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.

The cost is $10. Registration forms can be found on the website at www.fayettevillefirst.com or the church office.

The event is described as a“ kid-friendly café full of chef’s hats and aprons, pots and pans, checkered tablecloths, and chalkboard menus, where kids explore the Bible as a cookbook filled with recipes for living out God’s word.” Read More»

Blackston-Adams engagement

Katie  Blackston engaged to Brad Adams

Mr. and Mrs. Glen H. Blackston III of Fayetteville announce the engagement of their daughter, Katie Blackston, to Brad Adams, son of Andy and Kay Adams of Winston Salem, N.C. and Jay and Janine Updyke of Peachtree City.

The bride to be is a 2006 graduate of Landmark Christian High School and 2010 graduate of North Georgia College & State University.

The groom elect is a 2003 graduate of Starr’s Mill High School. He is currently completing his undergraduate degree at American Military University and is employed as a military contractor at Fort Gordon in Augusta. Read More»

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