Rachel McAteer, 75, of Fayetteville

Mrs. Rachel McAteer, 75, of Fayetteville, died December 6, 2014.

She was preceded in death by her husband Billy McAteer, Sr.

She is survived by her children: daughter Melodie & Tom Russell of Hiram, Ga.; Chris McAteer of Jonesboro; daughter Tracy McAteer of Fayetteville; daughter Lisa McAteer of Fayetteville; son Billy McAteer of Cincinnati, Ohio; son Jason McAteer of Stockbridge; son Ryan McAteer & his partner Rick Bodwell of Snellville; 6 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild, as well as several brothers and sisters. Read More»

Payne named top defensive player

Donald Payne, a Fayetteville resident and graduate of Landmark Christian School who has been named the Pioneer Football League’s Defensive Player of the Year as a sophomore defensive back for Stetson University. Photo/Submitted.

Donald Payne, a Fayetteville resident and graduate of Landmark Christian School, has been named the Pioneer Football League’s Defensive Player of the Year as a sophomore defensive back for Stetson University.

He received the honor by a vote of the league’s coaches.

Payne garnered the top defensive award just one year after being named the league’s Freshman Defensive Player of the Year, making him the first to accomplish that feat since freshman honors were created in 2006. Read More»

Erratic driver causes accident on Hwy. 85 in F'ville

Traffic along Ga. Highway 85 in north Fayetteville was backed-up for approximately 45 minutes Monday afternoon after a man with a medical condition driving southbound crossed into the northbound lanes and struck two vehicles then had his car disabled by plainclothes sheriff’s deputy who witnessed the event.

Sheriff Barry Babb said the driver of the vehicle, whose name has not been released, had a medical condition that caused him to drive erratically. Read More»

Rick Jones, 64, of Fayetteville

Rick Jones, 64, of Fayetteville, Georgia, died Sunday, November 16, 2014.

Rick Jones is survived by his wife, Allene Jones; daughter Kelley (Michael) Meyers; and son Daniel (Caroline) Jones; and grandchildren, Katelyn Meyers, age 2; and Lily Jones, age 14 months.

He is also survived by his sister, Cindy (John) Davis, and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his mother, Melba Jones, and his father, Richard Jones, Sr. Read More»

James Walter Moss, age 82

Mr. James Walter Moss, age 82, passed away Wednesday, December 3, 2014 at his home in Fayetteville, Ga.

He was born September 16, 1932 in Atlanta, Ga., to late James Edgar Moss of Palmetto Ga., and Lunell Banks Moss of Fayetteville Ga., and long time residence of Mountain View Ga.

James served in the U.S. Coast Guard for 4 years, with two years in Japan during the Korean War. He was an avid sportsman and fan. In high school he played football and pitched for Jonesboro High School. He followed the Atlanta Braves and Falcons with great interest. Read More»

McDonough Road Baptist will present two musicals

The Celebration Choir and Orchestra of McDonough Road Baptist Church in Fayetteville will present “Christmas Is for Everyone” this Sunday, Dec. 7, at 10:55 a.m. and 6 p.m.

A blend of old and new selections, along with meaningful narratives, will help worshippers prepare to celebrate the birth of Jesus.

“Christmas is for everyone,” said Mark Karki, minister of worship at McDonough Road. “God sent His Son to be the Savior of the world. No one is excluded. His gift is for everyone.”

A dessert fellowship will follow the evening presentation. Read More»

FFUMC will feature Service of Lessons and Carols Dec. 14

The community is invited to journey to Christmas at A Service of Lessons and Carols on Sunday, Dec. 14, at 8:30 and 11 a.m. at Fayetteville First United Methodist Church.

The service prepares hearts for the coming of Christ celebrated at Christmas with nine lessons from scripture and musical expressions of each segment. Some of the Chancel Choir’s anthems include “I Saw Three Ships,” “The Celtic Rose,” “Shepherds, Play Your Pipes Tonight,” and the Enniscorthy Carol.” The choir will be joined by the full orchestra and two children’s choirs for the services. Read More»

F’ville cops help needy families with ‘Christmas with the Police’

F’ville cops help needy families with ‘Christmas with the Police’



The Fayetteville Police Department will soon host the 11th Annual “Christmas with the Police” event designed to lend a helping hand for several local families in need.

Det. Mike Whitlow said the annual event will be held on Dec. 11 and is made possible with the help of a number of local businesses and individuals. Several Fayetteville families will be treated to a visit with Santa, food and gifts, Whitlow said. Read More»

Appealing district vote wastes $1M

Fayette County voters enthusiastically embrace district voting while elected county leaders stubbornly cling to the past. The Fayette County Board of Education wastes nearly $240,000 of taxpayer money on appeal alone. The Board of Commissioners’ mounting legal bills likely to waste double that amount with total cost of trying to cling to at-large voting likely to exceed $1 million, excluding fees owed plaintiffs’ lawyers. Read More»

Turnout signals folks tired of voting debate

I read the article in the Nov. 19, 2014 edition of The Citizen regarding the tirade of Commissioner Barlow at the Nov. 13 County Commission meeting. I will not comment on his tirade because I don’t feel it needs any comment from me.

What I found so refreshing were the comments from your readers which condemned his tirade. Their comments made me feel that the residents of Fayette County paid attention to the results of the election and the district voting system used for the election. Read More»

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