Fayetteville

Help Senior Services with holiday meals

I am calling on my friends to help Fayette Senior Services meet its goal to raise $30,000 in support of our Meals On Wheels program.

As you may know, Fayette Senior Services delivers more than 40,000 home delivered meals to homebound seniors each year.

Would you please take a moment to read about our Project Love Holiday Meal Campaign and learn how you can help make a difference in the lives of Fayette County’s senior citizens? Read More»

Haddix booted for original thinking

How sad that Peachtree City Mayor Don Haddix was summarily fired from the Atlanta Regional Commission roundtable for suggesting that Fayette County should consider joining the Three Rivers Regional Commission instead.

If not applauded for his courageous, “out-of-the-box” thinking, at least he should have been heard, especially since it affects our pocketbooks. Instead, he was politically “lynched.”

I don’t know if his idea is a good one or not, but such creative thinking is rare, and deserving of thoughtful debate in the newspapers and on the street.

J.D. Holmes Read More»

Losing Democrat slams Yates’ values

Now that the election is over, I want to thank the many citizens of Fayette, Henry and Spalding counties who supported and encouraged me throughout my campaign.

I count myself among the majority of Americans who favor term limits, and who believe that good government requires active involvement of the citizens, not merely accepting incumbents who have repeatedly run unopposed. Read More»

Dr. Sams will speak Wednesday on Thanksgiving, memories

The community is invited to join members of the Fayetteville First United Methodist Church Wednesday night, Nov. 17 at 6:30 p.m. for a special Thanksgiving evening with Dr. Ferrol Sams Jr. speaking on the beauty of family and Thanksgiving and the importance of memory.

“Ferrol Sams is one of those rare artists who, through his amazing words, sings the commonplace, revealing the rich beauty, humor and love that surround us everyday,” said the Rev. Mark Westmoreland, senior minister at FFUMC. “After reading or hearing him, all we can really say is ‘of course’ or maybe ‘Amen.’” Read More»

Help decorate vets’ tree with personalized Christmas ornaments

The Civitans and United Daughters of the Confederacy are offering the community an opportunity to help decorate this year’s Veterans’ Christmas Tree in Fayetteville with personalized Christmas ornaments.

The tree will be placed in front of the Fayetteville Log Cabin and will be decorated with 6-8-inch Christmas balls. Individuals may purchase these ornaments for $10 in memory or in honor of a veteran. The name, rank, branch of service and date served will be printed on each ornament. The ornaments will be available for pickup after the holidays. Read More»

FFUMC’s annual Christmas Tour of Homes planned for Dec. 4 & 5

Fayetteville First United Methodist Church’s 2010 Christmas Tour of Homes is Sat., Dec. 4 and Sun., Dec. 5 from 1 – 5 p.m. The community is invited to tour beautifully and seasonally decorated homes including the 1855 Holliday Dorsey Fife House and Prime Financial.

This year, a special addition to the Tour of Homes features Chick-fil-A founder Truett Cathy’s personal collection of more than 100 classic and antique cars, many with unique histories, on display. Read More»

Womack-Wiggins engagement

Shannon Ashley Womack engaged to Capt. Victor Marcel Wiggins

Shannon Ashley Womack and Capt. Victor Marcel Wiggins have announced their engagement.

The future bride is the daughter of Sabrina and Christopher Womack of Atlanta and is a 2003 graduate of Woodward Academy. She earned a bachelor of arts degree in communications from Northwestern University in Chicago, Ill. and is employed by DDB Worldwide Communications in New York City. Read More»

Mr. Paul A. Rice, 59, of Fayetteville

Mr. Paul A. Rice, 59, of Fayetteville, died November 14, 2010.

He was a deacon at McDonough Road Baptist Church. His childhood love for planes led him to a career in aviation and membership into the Commerative Air Force in Peachtree City.

He is survived by his wife Lisa Rice and son Matt Rice of Fayetteville, his brother Greg & Kathy Rice of Athens, GA ; his uncle Peyton & Mazie Smith of Covington, TN as well as two nieces and several cousins. Read More»

Bonnie “Bon Bon” Louise Hawkins, 83, of Fayetteville

Bonnie “Bon Bon” Louise Hawkins, 83, of Fayetteville, died November 12, 2010.

She is preceded in death by her granddaughter Amanda Tanquary, son-in-law Ivey Godbee, Jr., and brother Dwain Sykes.

She is survived by her husband of 66 years William L. “Doodle” Hawkins, Sr.; daughter Cheryl and Lenus Sims of Kennesaw, Charlotte Godbee of Fayetteville, and Cindy and Tony Tanquary of Newborn; son Bill and Sheila Hawkins of Jacksonville, FL; 14 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. Read More»

Mrs. Helen Marjorie Carroll, 93, of Fayetteville

Mrs. Helen Marjorie Carroll, 93, of Fayetteville, passed away on November 11, 2010.

Mrs. Carroll was a member of the Fayetteville Church of Christ.

She is survived by her husband Larry Price Carroll; daughter, Mrs. Phyllis (Bill) Downs of Lake Forest, CA; son, Mr. John (Alice)Shepherd of Goodyear, AZ; granddaughter, Mrs. Kelli (Peter) Downs; great-granddaughter Delanee, all of Lake Forest, CA. Read More»