Fayetteville

J. Barrett Owen accepts call to National Heights Baptist

The Rev. J. Barrett Owen

The Rev. J. Barrett Owen, a 2010 graduate of the McAfee School of Theology of Mercer University in Atlanta, has been called as pastor of National Heights Baptist Church, Fayetteville.

A resident of Atlanta, Owen has most recently served as pastor of Union Baptist Church, Pine Mountain. As a seminary and college student, he also served as youth minister, devotional writer and speaker, and camp and retreat pastor in a variety of national and international settings. Read More»

Harvest offers Saturday services

Harvest Christian Community Center, a division of Eleventh Hour Call Church, has begun having Saturday worship services at 10:30 a.m. each Saturday at 383 N. Glynn St., (Ga. Highway 85), Fayetteville.

Guest pastors from local churches will be invited to preach.

For more information, call 770-461-2009 or 770-842-4604.

Stephens-Johnson wedding

Mr. and Mrs. Michael Stephens

Charleston on Oct.16, 2010. Robert Carter of Jackson, Tenn. conducted the service.

The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Michael Stephens of Fayettville. She is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Hammonds of Luthersville, Mrs. Imogene Barker of Sharpsburg, and the late Arvell Stephens of Fayetteville. She is a graduate of Sandy Creek High School and Auburn University. She is currently as an account executive employed with Atelier Creative Services, Inc. in New York City. Read More»

Carver anniversary

Lamar and Martha Carver

Lamar and Martha Carver will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with a reception at The Historic Fayetteville Train Depot, Saturday Dec.11, from 2 - 5 p.m. Family and friends are invited to attend. Dress is casual attire.

The Carvers met on a blind date in 1958 while Lamar was a student at Georgia Tech. Lamar proposed on Valentine’s Day. They were married on Dec, 10, 1960 in Druid Hills Baptist Church Chapel. Read More»

FCHS’s holiday concert with the band benefits CARE

For the first time ever, the Fayette County High School Band holiday concert, scheduled for tomorrow night, will benefit high school students in need.
The band has partnered with the school system’s CARE (Children at Risk in Education) program to help fulfill requests from high school students on the program’s Angel Tree. School counselors recommend students for the Angel Tree if they and their families are in need of financial assistance. Parents must work or be actively looking for work in order for students to qualify. Read More»

Joan Neal, 82, of Fayetteville

Joan Neal

Beloved Fayetteville resident Joan Neal died Sunday, Dec. 5, 2010.

Millie Joan Burkes Land Neal was born on Feb. 27, 1928 in Phenix City, Ala., to George Ashby Burkes and Maybelle Ethel Barnes Burkes. She lived in Columbus, Rome, and Athens, Ga., where she went to Athens High and the University of Georgia. Read More»

Anita Richardson Talley, 63, of Fayetteville

Anita Richardson Talley, 63, of Fayetteville passed away December 3, 2010 after living with multiple sclerosis for over 25 years. Anita often said, “I have M.S. It doesn’t have me.” She was the mentor of the multiple sclerosis support group for the south side of Atlanta for several years.

Anita was born on February 24, 1947 in Appomattox County, Virginia, daughter of Bernard Carson Richardson and Laura Inge Richardson. She was a graduate of Appomattox High School and James Madison College in Virginia. Anita worked for over 20 years in social services for the state of Georgia . Read More»

Mayor Ken Steele explains proposed new F'ville roundabout

Fayetteville Mayor Ken Steele shows the plans for the roundabout to be installed at the intersection of Grady Avenue and Beauregard Boulevard. The project will be completely finished by the end of summer 2011. Photo/Carolyn Cary.

Fayetteville Mayor Ken Steele hosts an informational meeting every other month at Fayette Senior Services. The meeting is open to everyone, member or not.

One of the items of interest he spoke about at the last meeting was the roundabout planned for the intersection of Grady Avenue and Beauregard Boulevard. The property owners at the four corners involved are all in agreement and the first of the work will begin sometime in January. Read More»

Patriots, Panthers win! State title bouts next weekend

Creek players celebrated after the game with fans, a nod to the support the team has received this season.

Two Fayette County football teams will fight for state football championships at the Georgia Dome next weekend.
The Starr's Mill Panthers eked out a 20-19 win over heavily favored Tucker on the road Friday night. And Sandy Creek ran away from Peach County Read More»

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