Fayetteville

Todd: To change faulty policies, re-elect me

The election for Post 4 on the Fayette County School Board is the most significant in recent memory. The School Board is dominated by the Smith-Smola coalition and has eliminated policies that set expectations, established board minutes that are meaningless, constructed schools that are not needed, refused to establish a reserve account for budgetary purposes and purchased millions of dollars worth of land for possible resale.

The financial drag on limited financial resources for construction costs will continue for years and will limit district options for maintaining system quality. Read More»

Shooting for a shot at 'the show'

Craig Barron, right, was the first base umpire during a game last week between the Gwinnett Braves and the Norfolk Tide. Photo/John Munford.

FCHS grad umpiring in AAA baseball

Craig Barron played baseball hoping that one day he’d be good enough to play professionally. He is currently in the minor leagues surrounded by some of the best baseball players in the world, but he isn’t an athlete, he is an umpire. Read More»

Mr. Gerard Giordano, 91, of Fayetteville

Mr. Gerard Giordano, 91, of Fayetteville, died July 9, 2010.

He is survived by his wife of 67 years, Edna Campbell Giordano; daughter Shirley Ann & Mike Martin of Lilburn; son Randy & Elizabeth Giordano of Crestview, FL; son Jonny Giordano of Fayetteville; 9 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. Read More»

Larry Joe Rushin, 63, of Fayetteville

Larry Joe Rushin, 63, of Fayetteville, GA died July 7, 2010.

Mr. Rushin earned a Bachelors Degree and was a Senior Analyst with Internal Revenue Service.

He is survived by his loving wife of 20 years Julie Rushin, son Alex Rushin & wife Krystie, daughters Erika Shughart, Michelle Shughart, Michelle McCroan & Ashley Rushin all of Dallas, TX; grandchildren Madison and Alex Rushin, Jr. and brother Ron Rushin. Read More»

Flat Creek Baptist’s Fine Arts Academy opens registration for the coming year

Flat Creek Baptist Church has opened registration for its 2010-2011 session of the Fine Arts Academy, offering instruction in music and art for children, youth and adults. Sessions will be held based on the desire of students and the availability of teachers. Lessons will be taught weekly at Flat Creek and will be scheduled in mutual agreement with teachers, students, and the church calendar. Read More»

Fayette Family Church to host rally

A Better Way Ministries of Peachtree City will conduct a Rally at the Fayette Family Church Sunday, July 11, at 6:30 p.m.

Better Way is a place of refuge for men ages 17 - 55 with drug and alcohol addictions and other life controlling issues.

The evening will include a message from ministry founder John Barrow.

For more information about Better Way, visit www.abetterwayministries.com or call 770-599-8111.

Fayette Family Church is at 1729 Hwy. 54 W., Fayetteville, about 2 miles east of Peachtree City. For info, call 770-461-6235.

Eddie Thomas will celebrate 13 years at Edgefield

The congregation of Edgefield Baptist Church will celebrate the 13th Year Pastoral Anniversary of Senior Pastor Eddie Thomas on Sunday, July 18.

The theme for the occasion is Moving by Faith.

The 10 a.m. guest speaker will be Bishop Linda Brown from Ephod Church in Montgomery, Ala.

A special “Singing Pastor’s Concert” will be held that evening at 6 p.m. Special guests will be Pastor Belinda McCastle, Pastor James Chandler, Pastor Timothy Cox, Evangelist Edwena Watts, and Evangelist Lavoria Reese. Bro. Reggie Gay will be the Master of Ceremonies. Read More»

Lamb-Baxter Engagement

Ansleigh Elizabeth Lamb engaged to Bradley Christopher Baxter

David and Joy Lamb of Fayetteville announce the engagement of their daughter, Ansleigh Elizabeth Lamb, to Bradley Christopher Baxter, son of Bob and Linda Baxter of Peachtree City.

The bride-to-be is the granddaughter of the Rev. Bill and Joan Priester of Fayetteville and Richard and Bobbie Lamb of Panama City Beach, Fla. She is a 2005 graduate of Sandy Creek High School and a 2009 graduate of Georgia College & State University with a degree in early childhood education. She is currently employed with the Fayette County Board of Education at Kedron Elementary School. Read More»

F’ville Mayor Steele named new head of GMA

Fayetteville Mayor Ken Steele takes the oath as the new president of the Georgia Municipal Association. Photo/Special.

Fayetteville Mayor Kenneth Steele said it was a matter of a natural progression. A long-time board member of the Georgia Municipal Association (GMA), Steele was sworn in Monday in Savannah as the organization’s new president. Read More»

School board has used new schools as ‘battering ram’ to land use plan

Controversy about the last school board building program continues with issues related to the placement and number of schools being constructed.

First, board records (CitiGroup Prospectus 2005) show that the system administration and school board were planning to build schools with a capacity of 3,000 more students than would be enrolled.

That number is equal to three elementary schools and one middle school. This means that the cost to operate these schools is paid entirely by local taxpayers. Read More»