Fayetteville

Transportation plan: Have your input now

I am extremely concerned that other Fayette citizens won’t have the opportunity to submit comments concerning the latest Fayette County Transportation Plan within the specified time period.

If folks don’t know to look on the county website for this latest transportation plan, they won’t be able to take advantage of the opportunity. I have no hopes that anyone’s comments will amount to a hill of beans where our current commissioners are concerned, but at least the citizenry will have been informed about the plan. Read More»

Democrat Carroll presses case against Rep. Yates

As a candidate for the Georgia House of Representatives, I would like to make the citizens of Fayette County aware of the national non-partisan voter education movement called Project Vote Smart (www.votesmart.org).

This group, together with CNN, sent out questionnaires for the 2010 Political Courage Test to all candidates nationally, asking them to take a stance on tough issues and submit their responses for publication on the Project Vote Smart website, where voters can familiarize themselves with the candidates and make informed decisions. 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.”

The church is in downtown Fayetteville across fromthe Fayette County Courthouse.

McDonough Rd. Baptist will offer ‘Fireproof’ Oct. 10

“Fireproof” the movie, starring Kirk Cameron and Erin Bethea, will be presented at McDonough Road Baptist Church on Sunday, Oct. 10, at 5 p.m. in the church sanctuary. The 2008 release is about fire captain Caleb Holt and his valiant effort to save his struggling marriage. Living by the old firefighter’s adage Never Leave Your Partner Behind, Holt faces his greatest challenge ever on the home front, and that is rescuing and resuscitating his marriage. The movie is free and open to the public. Read More»

Higgins-Richardson engagement

Elizabeth Haley engaged to Austin Jonathan

Mr. and Mrs. Allan Higgins of Georgetown, Texas and Mr. and Mrs. Walter Richardson of Taft, Tenn., formerly of Fayetteville, announce the upcoming marriage of their children Elizabeth Haley and Austin Jonathan.

The bride-to-be works for Keller Realty and will attend the University Of Alabama Birmingham.

The groom-elect is a graduate of Fayette County High School and Samford University. He is working in Birmingham as freelance photographer and graphic designer.

The wedding will be in Georgetown, Texas Nov. 13, 2010. The couple will live in Birmingham.

Local student wins annual Plains Postcard Contest

Julie Bustamante is congratulated by President Jimmy Carter as the first place winner in the 7th grade division of the 11th annual Plains, Peanuts and a President Postcard Contest. Photo/Special.

The 39th U.S. president and Nobel Peace Prize winner, Jimmy Carter, shook hands with Fayette Middle seventh grader Julie Bustamante, congratulating her as a first place winner in the annual Plains, Peanuts and a President Postcard Contest.

The former president honored Julie’s first place achievement during an awards ceremony at the annual Peanut Festival in Plains on September 25. She received a certificate and a signed copy of one of President Carter’s books. Read More»

Mrs. Brandy Michele Hester Jones, 37, of Fayetteville

Mrs. Brandy Michele Hester Jones, 37, of Fayetteville, passed away on Saturday, October 2, 2010.

Her lovely smile and big blue eyes will always be remembered by her many friends, customers and family. She loved her niece and nephews as well as her dogs, Chelsea and Mason. Read More»

Aline Goforth Cieutat, 83, formerly of Fayetteville

Aline Goforth Cieutat, 83, of Gulfport, FL, died on Friday, October 1, 2010.

Aline was born in Maryville , TN on January 31, 1927. She married Hubert A. Cieutat in 1946. They had four children. Hubert died in February 1973.

She is survived by her son Leon Cieutat of Gay, GA and his wife Joanne, her daughter Sylvia Cieutat Ball and her husband Smith of St. Petersburg, FL and her daughter-in-law Edie Cieutat of Peachtree City, GA. Read More»

Mr. Eugene Lamar Thomas, 75, of Fayetteville

Mr. Eugene Lamar Thomas, 75, of Fayetteville, passed away on September 30, 2010.

Mr. Thomas is preceded in death by his parents, James David Thomas, Sr. and Hattie Viola Holsomback Thomas; brother J.D. Thomas, Jr.; sister Dora Ferree. Read More»

Raising the roof — and walls and other stuff — for Fayette's Pregnancy Resource Center

Raising the roof — and walls and other stuff — for Fayette's Pregnancy Resource Center

It was an old style barn-raising Saturday at the new home of the Pregnancy Resource Center of Fayette County located on Ga. Highway 54 in Fayetteville across from Pies on Pizza. The construction of the 6,000 square-foot center that will provide a variety of services to new moms is in conjunction with the ongoing community efforts of Square Foot Ministry. Photo/Ben Nelms.

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