Fayetteville

New counselor meets needs of Japanese community

A New Start Counseling Center, Inc. is delighted to announce a recent development. There is a growing need for counseling and psychological services for the local Japanese community. The addition of Megumi (Meg) Omonishi, Ph.D. to their clinical staff will help address this pressing need. She will serve the Fayette, Coweta and Clayton county areas.

“Dr. Omonishi is an interpersonally delightful professional who will effectively engage not only the local Japanese community but the general community as well”, said J. Dwight Foulk, MED, LPC, the counseling center president. Read More»

Local psychologist interviewed for Essence Magazine

Connie Michele Ward, Ph.D. a psychologist at A New Start Counseling Center, Inc. located in Fayetteville, GA was recently interviewed by Essence magazine regarding her clinical perspectives of how to successfully navigate in the workplace. The article was published in the Friday, January 22th on-line version of Essence Magazine. Dr. Ward has a long, distinguished career, which has involved career-related counseling as one of her specialties. Read More»

Hey, big spender! You’re outdoing FDR

When the Democrats regained control of Congress in January 2007, they promised fiscal responsibility. They passed PayGo (pay-as-you-go) which requires Congress to find a way to pay for programs without raising taxes.

However, in their first year, they increased spending by $454 billion, raised taxes by $98 billion, and added an additional $356 billion to deficit spending. Read More»

1st, illegal hunting; now loose pit bulls

I have written you before about our neighbor who hunts on property where he has no permission to hunt. It doesn’t matter if it’s deer season or not, he hunts.

Well, the courts took care of that problem: he is on probation, can’t hunt anywhere, and can’t have guns on his property. All is well, you think. Not hardly!

Now he has two pit bulls that are running the neighborhood. I came home from cardiac rehab to find two pit bulls trying to tear down the fence to my chicken pen. I called animal protection [and] they caught one of the dogs and the other escaped. Read More»

F’ville ahead of the game on ‘09 audit

The Fayetteville City Council at the Feb. 18 meeting got a look at the audit for the fiscal year ending July 31 and approved a minor change to the purchasing ordinance.

Mauldin & Jenkins representative Miller Edwards in the audit review said total general fund revenues increased to $10.12 million, a difference of nearly $650,000 over last year’s total of $9.4754 million. Most notable were the increases in fines and forfeitures and intergovernmental revenues, for a combined total of $745,000, and a decrease in sales tax revenues of $240,000, Edwards said. Read More»

Blended Heritage Celebration is Friday

Free evening of music, poetry, dance and refreshments slated at Fayetteville Library

12th Annual Blended Heritage Celebration Promises Diverse Lineup of Free Entertainment at the Fayette County Public Library on Friday, February 26 at 6:30 p.m.
The Fayette County Public Library and the Friends of the Fayette County Public Library invite the public to attend the 12th Annual Blended Heritage Celebration, a free evening of performing arts at the Fayette County Public Library on Friday, Read More»

Emily Elizabeth Caldwell Rhodes

Emily Elizabeth Caldwell Rhodes, Fayetteville, died Feb. 21, 2010. She received her master’s degree from North Georgia College. She had worked with Georgia Mountain Crafts in Gainesville, and was retired from Hall County's Sardis Church Elementary School. She loved to travel and had been to Canada, Africa, China and Europe and Australia four times. Graveside services were at the Mt. Carmel United Methodist Church Cemetery. Alvaton, with the Rev. Miriam Beecher officiating. Survivors include son, Leland I. Read More»

Fayetteville’s Speech discusses success through Biblical lens

Speech of hip hop group Arrested Development has released her first book.

When you sell millions of albums, win two Grammy Awards, appear all over MTV and tour the world by the time you are 25, you can say you’ve had success. When you are a pastor and a founding member of a church, a husband and a father, a fledgling author and you’re still making music, reaching people and touring the world before you are 42, you can say you understand success. Read More»

David Ring to speak at Southside Baptist Sunday

David Ring, nationally known speaker and head of David Ring Ministries, will speak at Southside Baptist Church in Fayetteville Sunday, Feb. 28, at 6 p.m. This is a one night, free event. A love offering will be taken.

David Ring was born with cerebral palsy on October 28, 1953 in Jonesboro, Ark. After being orphaned at an early age, he says he was cast about from “pillar to post.”

“Life seemed worse than hopeless until my relationship began with Jesus Christ,” Ring says, “who taught me self respect and an acceptance of my physical challenges.” Read More»

Youth choirs make joyful noise

The combined Youth Choirs of First Baptist Newnan and Flat Creek Baptist in Fayetteville recently led Sunday morning worship at Flat Creek Baptist Church. These teenagers recently attended the Georgia Baptist Youth Choir Festival in Conyers where Youth Choirs from across the state gathered for a weekend of singing under the direction of clinician, Dennis Allen.

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