Fayetteville

F’ville gives preliminary OK for amending alcohol, zoning rules

The Fayetteville City Council as expected heard the first reading on requests to amend two ordinances at its Dec. 2 meeting. One of those pertained to a request to amend the alcohol ordinance to clear up possible conflicting language while the other proposed amendment would eliminate some of the uses in the Light Manufacturing (M-1) and Heavy Manufacturing (M-2) zoning districts.

Police Chief Steve Heaton told council members his office found a discrepancy in areas of the ordinance pertaining to employees affiliated with the sale, delivery and serving of alcohol. Read More»

Heritage Christian’s Dickens Village runs Dec. 9 thru 12

Carolers sing the sounds of the season for visitors to The Dickens Village at Heritage Christian Church in Fayetteville, held nightly Thursday through Sunday, Dec. 9-12, 6 to 9 p.m. Photo/Special.

Christmas is in the air at Heritage Christian Church in Fayetteville. Members are once again dusting up on their British accents and preparing to host their annual Dickens Village, held nightly, Thursday, Dec. 9 through Sunday, Dec. 12 from 6-9 p.m.

Since 2000, each December, the members of Heritage have recreated a 19th Century English Village complete with period costumed cast members, strolling carolers, chimney sweeps, and even some English bobbies to keep the peace. Read More»

Life Line Screening offered Dec. 15

Fayette Family Church will host the life-saving services of Life Line Screening, the nation’s largest provider of community-based preventive screenings, which help identify risk of stroke, vascular disease and osteoporosis before the catastrophic effects of these conditions can occur. The event is open to local residents and will be held on Wednesday, Dec.15, at 1729 Ga. Hwy. 54 West, Fayetteville.

The screenings are simple, painless and affordable. Packages start at $139. Read More»

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»