Fayetteville

FFUMC’s Christmas Tour of Homes set for Dec. 5 & 6

The annual Christmas Tour of Homes, an annual major fundraiser for Fayetteville First United Methodist Church, is planned for Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 5 and 6, from 1 – 5 p.m.

Six beautiful homes within Fayette County will be on the tour this year, including restored historic dwellings, an ecologically friendly home, and the home of an interior designer.

Proceeds will go to Square Foot Ministry to assist in the completion of the Fayette Counseling Center. Read More»

FFUMC youth help build house in Alabama; serve homeless in Atlanta

The youth of Fayetteville First United Methodist Church participated in a unique mission experience Oct. 14 - 17. The group of 45 partnered with the Fuller Center and Square Foot Ministries to build a home which was once just a concrete slab in Lanett, Ala.

Following the build, they went to SafeHouse Outreach in downtown Atlanta to work with the homeless. Read More»

Sciera-Snyder engagement

Katherine Sciera engaged to Eric Snyder

John and Mary Sciera of Fayetteville announce the engagement of their daughter, Katherine Sciera, to Eric Snyder, son of Percy Snyder of Greencastle, Ind. and Ms. Deborah Snyder, of Orlando, Fla.

The bride-to-be is a 1998 graduate of Sandy Creek High School and a 2001 graduate of Purdue University with a degree in natural resources and environmental science. She is a 2003 and 2008 graduate of Clemson University with both master’s and doctorate degrees in environmental toxicology. She currently works for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in Atlanta. Read More»

Yaneth Rodriguez of Fayetteville wins $1,000 Giveaway

Metro Mike, mascot for Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Metro Brokers, hands over the $1,000 check after Yaneth Rodriguez of Fayetteville, Ga. won last month’s Super Sunday drawing. Photo/Special.

Yaneth Rodriguez of Fayetteville, Ga. was the winner of Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Metro Brokers most recent Super Sunday $1,000 giveaway. She attended an open house donated and hosted by Myra Lockhart of the Cascade office on Sept. 12.

Rodriguez lives in the subdivision and is looking for a four bedroom home for her sister, who currently lives in New York. Rodriguez’s brother-in-law is about to retire from the police department and they are looking to relocate to Peachtree City or Fayetteville to be closer to the family. Read More»

Mrs. Peggy Naomi Moss of Fayetteville

Mrs. Peggy Naomi Moss, of Fayetteville, died October 30, 2010.

She was born in 1927 in Ensley, AL to the late Art & Martha Cunningham. She was preceded in death by her husband William J. “Pete” Moss.

She is survived by her daughter Kathie Moss Daniel and her husband Jeffrey Daniel of Newnan; sons Larry Moss of Fayetteville and Barry Moss of McDonough; 4 grandchildren Bryan, Brent, and Reid Moss, and LaRee Moss Bradford; great granddaughter Bailee Bradford; and close friend Betty Hundley. Read More»

Armed gunmen rob delivery truck in F’ville Thursday

Fayetteville Police are searching for two men who robbed a food delivery truck attendant at gunpoint behind a restaurant at 913 N. Glynn Street Thursday afternoon. Read More»

A Fayetteville ‘ghost’ speaks

A Fayetteville ‘ghost’ speaks

It was more than the usual Halloween festivities last weekend in Fayetteville. The annual Cemetery Walk featured ghosts (historically speaking) from Fayette County’s past who were all decked out in period costumes. The record-breaking 260 people taking the tour spent time with the likes of the now-departed Lucy Redwine, Prof. George Looney, Doc Holliday, Capt. W.P. Redwine, Tabitha Gilbert, Margaret Mitchell, Saphronia North, Blake Gilbert, Willie Kate Travis and, last but not least the ravishing Beauty Griggs (pictured above). Photo/Ben Nelms.

Emphasis on tests destroys creativity

It was with dismay but not surprise that I read the recent letter to the editor from a group of teachers from Fayette County (“Why is this the worst school year?”).

I could immediately empathize with their sense of frustration, but recognized more importantly their loss of feelings of creativity and pride in what they do.

Education — and the educational bureaucracy — is a pendulum that swings to and fro continuously. When it reaches the edge of extreme it can stop or slow so that it no longer keeps pace with the times. Read More»

Local Tea Party activists have their hands full with federal outrages

Cal, I really appreciate your column regarding the Tea Party’s lack of visibility on local issues. And, yes, you are on target, more than you suspect, with regards to local relationships and self-preservation. Further, you will get no argument from me that the nanny-state disease has spread to the nanny-city and the nanny-neighborhood.

However, I can’t completely accept your challenge or premise without first putting this all in perspective. Read More»

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