Fayetteville

Party hearty, pay the price

Sometimes partying just doesn’t pay, especially when the booze is flowing and the crowd gets loud enough to compel neighbors to call the cops. That was the case over the weekend when police in Fayetteville arrested 13 underage drinkers at a late night party on Williamsburg Way. Read More»

Remember how Democrat Barnes gerrymandered; vote Deal

Only a few more weeks and November will be here. So will the opportunity to exercise the voting franchise that so many of us take for granted. Even with early voting and absentee ballots readily accessible, we still don’t seem to get more than half of eligible voters to the polls in a good year. Sometimes we have to learn the hard way that every vote counts. Read More»

Why arts deserves a cut of the sales tax

Would you vote to support the arts with a one-tenth of a cent of sales tax? I ask this question because there is legislation in the works that could lead to such a referendum.

So why vote for this? Public support of the arts? You probably feel using public funds is fine for law enforcement, fire and emergency service since they physically protect us. But what about the cultural arts?

The answer is something we don’t often link together. Simply put, the arts help protect an area’s economy. Read More»

Symphony returns to FFUMC

The Southern Crescent Symphony Orchestra will perform a return concert at Fayetteville First United Methodist Church Sunday, Oct. 24, at 3 p.m.

Tickets are $12 for adults and $10 for students and will be sold at the door. Admission is free for students enrolled in the SCS’s orchestra program.

Selections include Schubert’s “Unfinished” Symphony, Holst’s St. Paul Suite, van Suppe’s “Poet and Peasant” Overture, and Saint-Saens’s “Danse Bacchanale.”

Olivet will celebrate 19th anniversary October 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. 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.

“Our ministry leadership is working diligently to make our anniversary celebration second to none,” a spokesperson said. “Everyone, regardless of their religious background is welcome to attend services.” Read More»

Jones-Holt wedding

Mr. & Mrs. Holt

Caroline Jessie Jones and James Matthew Holt were married at First Baptist Church Opelika, Ala.on July 10, 2010. Pastor Cade Farris conducted the ceremony.

The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Adrian Jones of Fayetteville. She is the granddaughter of Jessie Marie Bishop and the late Max W. Bishop of Ailey, Ga., and the late Cecil and Alma Jones of Broadstairs, England. She is a 2006 graduate of Landmark Christian School and a 2010 graduate of Auburn University. Read More»

Stanley anniversary

Ray and Evelyn Stanley of Fayetteville

Ray and Evelyn Stanley of Fayetteville celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Aug. 26, 2010.

After meeting on a blind date, they were married in Bay Minette, Ala in 1960. Their children, Renee and Stacey Bright (Jay, Parker, and Julianna) of Fayetteville, Gerri and Andy Davis (Stephanie and Alex) of McDonough, and Jeff Stanley and Bobby Delvaux of Atlanta, hosted a celebration weekend in Blue Ridge. Read More»

Downtown Fayetteville stays busy this weekend

Children can participate in a costume contest and Trick or Treat in downtown Fayetteville.

The autumn season has arrived and Fayetteville Main Street is planning a variety of family events and opportunities for local residents on Saturday, Oct. 23 in Downtown Fayetteville.

At the Gazebo, residents can shop at an extended Market Day from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. With over 70 vendors, this will be the largest Market Day of 2010. It will also be the final

Market Day for this year as most of the produce vendors have reached the end of the growing season. Read More»

Historic Cemetery Walk showcases Fayette’s past

Now in its third year, the revamped Cemetery Walk will be held for one night only on Saturday, Oct. 23. The nearby museum’s Spirit Guides will take visitors on a guided walking tour through the Historic City Cemetery. The tour will stop at different gravesites where visitors will meet spirits from beyond the grave and learn about local history through interesting tales that shaped Fayette County’s history. Read More»

Open Street Map 'party' in downtown Fayetteville

The City of Fayetteville and Open Street Map are seeking volunteers to help collect data of Downtown Fayetteville that will help create a new, user-friendly, online map of the city.  The “party” is being held on Saturday, Nov. 6 from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.  Volunteers will meet at the Gazebo and be designated different sections of downtown to record street names, crosswalks, traffic signals, business names and much more.  Read More»

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