Fayetteville

Jobless rate jumps

The local economies in Coweta and Fayette counties continue to improve, but the unemployment numbers fail to reflect that story. Read More»

F’ville, county come to terms on automatic aid pact

April 2014 photo of Fayetteville Fire Department vehicle.

Both city and county residents may see some changes in fire department service with the adoption of a new pact between the Fayetteville City Council and the Fayette County Commission that pares down automatic responses into each other’s territories to only fire calls, and also limits the number of units automatically crossing territories for each call.

The City Council agreed to the plan last week and the County Commission is expected to do the same at its Thursday afternoon meeting. Read More»

Rosh Hashanah on Sept. 24 starts Jewish High Holy Days

Samuel Cross blows the shofar to usher in the Jewish New Year at Congregation B’nai Israel in Fayetteville. Joining Samuel in the tradition are (front, L-R) Jeremy Flug and Falyn Foster. Behind the table (L-R) are Olivia Davison, Jake Tarleton, Samuel Cross, Benjamin Cross and Cayleigh Schwartz. Photo/Al Faraldi.

The beginning of the year 5775 on the Hebrew Calendar is marked by Rosh Hashanah, the start of The High Holy Days. It begins with the blowing of the Shofar, a ram’s horn, and is observed by Jews all around the world. Rosh Hashanah begins at sundown on Wednesday, Sept. 24.

Congregation B’nai Israel of Fayetteville invites members of the community to come and join its congregational family for a spiritually deep High Holy Days experience. Read More»

Gospel meeting set at Fayette Presbyterian this Saturday

There will be a gospel meeting at the Fayette Presbyterian Church on Saturday, Sept. 13, at 5 p.m. to raise awareness in the community about Christian evangelistic missions in India.

The session will be lead by Bishop Dr. M.K. Koshy, who is currently visiting from Kerala, India. Koshy has years of mission experience and will explain how the public can help.

The church is at 791 Ga. Hwy. 92, Fayetteville.

For More Information, Contact Mr. Santhosh Thomas, 770-716-3414.

Sandy Creek Baptist plans homecoming celebration

Historic Sandy Creek Baptist Church will celebrate Homecoming on Sunday, Sept. 21. The community is invited.

The worship service will begin at 11 a.m. with special music by The Jonathans, followed by a covered dish meal.

Sandy Creek Baptist was established in 1882 on two acres of land purchased for “the sum of $1 and good will” from Archibald T. MacIntyre.

Very early records of the church do not exist but it is known that the first building burned and another was built in its place. Read More»

Bethany’s homecoming is Sept. 21

Bethany United Methodist Church will celebrate its Homecoming Sunday, Sept. 21, with a service at 10:45 a.m. and a covered dish dinner at noon. Pastor Cole Altizer will preach the sermon.

Bethany, one of the older churches in Fayette County, was established about 1856 in the old Fife Community in north Fayette County. The present building was dedicated May 20, 1900. Many early settlers rest in the cemetery across the street from the church, presently on Rivers Road in north Fayette County.. Read More»

Dean Sutton Morris

Dean Sutton Morris, born Saturday, July 19, 2014, passed away Wednesday, September 3, 2014.

He was preceded in death by his great-grandparents Murray & Marion Briggs, Cor (Opa) Verhoechx, and Syble Dean Sutton.

He is survived by his loving parents Dan & Jennifer Morris of Smyrna; identical twin brother Damon Finklea Morris; grandparents John & Trudi Briggs of Dunwoody and Carol Morris of Brooks; great-grandfather Mac Sutton of Brooks and great-grandmother Riet (Oma) Verhoechx of Holland; and many other loving family members. Read More»

A quick history lesson

One of our high schools this past spring was asked to create two collage boards depicting scenes from our county.

The students promptly fell to work completing the task, but unfortunately there did not seem to be anyone with any historical Fayette County knowledge to assist them — not their fault.

One depiction shows an Indian with a full-dress hat/cap on, full of many feathers. I don’t know where this fellow was from, but it wasn’t Georgia. The Creek Indians who inhabited Georgia from the Chattahoochee River south wore a simple band around their head, with only one feather in it Read More»

Taste of Fayette is Sunday

Hundreds are expected to sample tastes this weekend. Photo/Submitted,

Fayetteville Main Street is proud to present another fall edition of the annual Taste of Fayette. Happening Sept.14 around the Lane Brown Gazebo on the downtown Fayetteville square, the event features local restaurants selling samples of their finest offerings. “Tastes” range from .50 to $3 each, offering snack-sized bites to sample or even a full lunch plate. Read More»

Kassems receive award for advocacy

From left, Dr. Mohamad Kassem, Tommy Nobis, Lynne Kassem. Photo/Submitted.

Fayetteville residents, Dr. Mohamad and Lynne Kassem, received the prestigious NobisWorks Luminary Award for Professional Advocacy at the recent Galaxy of Stars & Tommy Awards in Atlanta. As owners and founders of ClearWater Academy in Tyrone, the Kassems have championed students with learning differences and disabilities offering them a unique blend of academics, social and emotional development and therapies. Read More»