Fayetteville

County commissioners ignore Fayette voters’ clear directions

I live in a very quiet, well-maintained neighborhood. In the coming months, however, those conditions will change drastically.

All the families who live on Janice Drive in the northwest part of Fayette County will have their lives, neighborhood, and property values torn asunder by the West Fayetteville Bypass.

The WFB thoroughfare will obliterate the home next to mine and will run next to our bedroom windows. Our property values will be destroyed, not to mention our sleep. Read More»

Tolbert: Qualifications for BoE include organizing, managing budget

My name is Sam Tolbert, and I have lived in Fayette County for 24 years. As a candidate for Fayette County Board of Education, Post 5, I am a semi-retired senior manager and most recently worked as an adjunct professor of mathematics at Gordon College in Barnesville, Ga.

My qualifications/accomplishments are:

• Board member Georgia Tech International Standards & Quality, Southern Tech Center for Quality

• Conducted continuing educational classes for Georgia Tech, Southern Tech and Dale Carnegie Institute

• Board member and lead auditor for Georgia Oglethorpe Award committee Read More»

Olivet’s 19th anniversary is Oct. 31

The Olivet Church in Fayetteville will celebrate its 19th anniversary Sunday, Oct. 31 and invites the community to join in the celebration. Special services are planned for each Sunday during the month of October.

Sunday, Oct. 17 will be Seasoned Saints; Sunday, Oct. 24 will be Church Homecoming; and Sunday, Oct. 31 is the Church Anniversary.Service times are 7:45, 9:30, and 11:15 a.m.

For more information, contact the church, 770-460-6656 or visit www.theolivetchurch.org .

The church is at 877 Ga. Hwy. 314, Fayetteville.

Preschool kids learn about Constitution

Preschool kids learn about Constitution

The four year old class of the First United Methodist Church Preschool and Mother's Morning Out of Fayetteville joined in the recent patriotic celebration of the U.S. Constitution.  The class was eager to show the James Waldrop Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution their patriotic spirit as they rang bells in honor of the 223rd anniversary of the signing of the United States Constitution.  Pictured are members of the 4 year old class with James Waldrop Chapter DAR member Phyllis King.  The James Waldrop Chapter DAR is chartered in Fayetteville. Photo/Special.

Mary Evelyn King, 8, of Fayetteville

Mary Evelyn King, 8, of Fayetteville — Mary Evelyn was precious not only to her family and people who knew her, but also to the thousands of people she never met, whose lives she touched through sharing her story on our blog as she graciously lived a beautiful life by bringing joy to others while under the hardship of being a cancer patient. Her tender, sweet spirit loved other people in everything she did and she was patient, sweet and thoughtful of her family’s needs even in her final days. Read More»

Mrs. Annie Grace Sanders, 81, of Fayetteville

Mrs. Annie Grace Sanders, 81, of Fayetteville, passed away on October 6, 2010.

Mrs. Sanders is preceded in death by her parents George David Denney and Frances Truiett Denney; two brothers and two sisters.

She is survived by her husband, Emmett Sanders, Jr.; son Larry D. Morgan, Sr. of Maryland ; step-daughter Geraldine Cline and her husband Larry of Cartersville; step-son Steven Wayne Sanders and his wife Cathy of Ball Ground; four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Read More»

Guest lecture on mourning rituals next Saturday

 Some of the widows’ dresses and artifacts on display in the “Mourning Rituals” exhibit at the Holliday-Dorsey-Fife Museum through the month of October.

Notice the spelling, or you might think this is a lecture on waking up and pouring yourself a cup of coffee. Far from it, as the Holliday-Dorsey-Fife Museum is pleased to welcome guest lecturers Betty English and Carolyn Balog who will be presenting an entertaining discussion on the rites and customs of mourning for lost loved ones in the Victorian era. Read More»

Mary Margaret Echols Barrow, age 85, of Fayetteville

Mary Margaret Echols Barrow, age 85, of Fayetteville died Saturday, October 2, 2010.

Mrs. Barrow was preceded in death by her husband Julian H. Barrow; parents Weyman E. and Mary A. Echols; sister Virginia Echols and one brother Weyman Echols, Jr. Read More»

F’ville Council expected to come to the rescue of Chuck E. Cheese

The Fayetteville City Council Thursday night will take a look at what is being described as an unintended consequence of a state law enacted July 1. The council will hear the first reading of an ordinance that would allow a larger number of coin operated amusement machines in some restaurants than what the current law allows.

The issue centers around Senate Bill 454 that regulates and limits coin-operated amusement machines. The law became effective July 1. Read More»