Fayetteville

Starr's Mill debate team qualifies for national meet

In the front row, from left, are Georgia Brunner, Lauren Mattia and Seyi Amosu. In the back row are Austin Russell, Noah Brunner and Martin Halicek. Photo/Special.

The Starr’s Mill debate team qualified six students for the National Forensics League 2010 national tournament. The students were qualified by taking first or second place in their event at the Georgia Southern Peach District Tournament in Warner Robbins Georgia on Feb. 27. Read More»

Mr. Ralph Van Hicks, 57, of Fayetteville

Mr. Ralph Van Hicks, 57, of Fayetteville, died on March 13, 2010 following a valiant battle with pancreatic cancer.

Van was a loving husband, father, brother and son and was the “ultimate family man.” He was active for many years in youth sports leagues in the Morrow and Lake City area. He is still affectionately known to many as “Coach Van.” He and his wife Karen owned and operated Karavan Doors for 27 years. He was a member of Harp’s Crossing Baptist Church and enjoyed photography and film making in his spare time. Read More»

Venice LaVerne “Muzzie” Carroll, 72, of Fayetteville

Venice LaVerne “Muzzie” Carroll, 72, of Fayetteville, died March 11, 2010.

She retired in 2003 after working over 30 years in the library at Hood Avenue Elementary School. She was preceded in death by her son Hoke Carroll. Read More»

Mrs. Janet Warren, 86, of Fayetteville

Mrs. Janet Warren, 86, of Fayetteville, passed away on March 12, 2010.

Mrs. Warren was preceded in death by her husband, Lawrence Fentress Warren; her parents, Thomas Alexander and Corinne Nolan; her brother, Billy Nolan and her sister, Sarah N. Waldrop. She is survived by her sister, Lucile M. Ballard and her husband Joseph; brother-in-law, John W. Warren; many nieces and nephews; several great-nieces and nephews; also several great-great-nieces and nephews. Read More»

Mr. Charles Erwin Mathias of Fayetteville

Mr. Charles Erwin Mathias of Fayetteville died Monday, March 1, 2010.

Mr. Mathias was an IT consultant in Atlanta. He was preceded in death by his father Warren Mathias.

He is survived by his wife Brenda Mathias; sons, Clayton Ross Mathias, Casey Maxwell Mathias, Cory James Mathias, all of Fayetteville ; mother Lorene Mathias; brother Glenn Mathias, both of Plant City , FL.

Mr. Mathias was cremated and his remains will be carried to Plant City , FL for Memorial services at a later date. Carl J Mowell & Son, Peachtree City www.mowellfuneralhome.com.

Mrs. Doris Eva Ragsdale King, 88, of Fayetteville

Mrs. Doris Eva Ragsdale King, 88, of Fayetteville, passed away on March 8, 2010.

Mrs. King was a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She is preceded in death by her husband of 63 years, Paul King. Read More»

Martz is new senior warden at Church of the Nativity

Anne Martz is the new senior warden of the Episcopal Church of the Nativity in Fayetteville. She succeeds Debbie Johnson.

Martz was appointed to the post by the the Rev. Rita Henault, rector, after the recent parish annual meeting. Fred Lusk continues as junior warden.

Senior and junior warden are the top leadership positions held by lay persons in an Episcopal parish. Read More»

Rep. Fludd needs an economics lesson

Here we go again with another tax on the “evil rich.”

It seems as though Rep. Virgil Fludd has gotten marching orders from President Obama with his tax policies.

And when was the last time that the government proposed a temporary tax with the promise to repeal it at some point? Ask the voters in Richmond Hill, Ga., when their leaders proposed a “temporary” SPLOST in 1973.

Obviously, Mr. Fludd does not know the basics of economics in that when you raise taxes, revenues go down. Read More»

2010 Miss Pride Pageant starts Friday

Pictured are 2009 winners Tiny Mister - Houston Hancock, Tiny Miss - Katherine Perello, Little Miss -  Elizabeth Skibiel
Young Miss - Cymbre Davis, Jr. Miss - Lindsey Needham and Miss- Hannah Gage. Photo/Special.

The Fayette County High School Band Boosters will sponsor their annual benefit event the Miss Pride of Fayette County Pageant, on Mar. 12 and 13 at F. A. Sams Auditorium in Fayetteville. Read More»