Fayetteville

School endangers elementary kids

I am very concerned about a situation at a Fayette County elementary school.

Drivers picking up children after school are instructed to not get out of cars to buckle small children into car seats but drive forward to a designated area, pull over, then strap the child in.

Not all vehicles are configured so that the driver can reach into the back seat and fasten the child into the car seat. With those vehicles, the driver has to get out into the traffic lane. Read More»

Election wave swamps Democrats, puts GOP on hot seat

I’m waking up and looking at the morning news this morning, and what it headlines is the results of yesterday’s mid-term election. The Republicans have won almost every position that they have run for. Incumbency has been a minus. The people want “change.”

Can you imagine a worse nightmare than being a member of the steering committee of the national Republican Party today? It was a “sweep” by your political party in almost every elected position yesterday and your party is in the hot seat. Read More»

Hiram Michael Perkins, 64, of Fayetteville

Mr. Hiram Michael "Mike" Perkins, 64, of Fayetteville, died November 8, 2014.

Mike retired in 2002 as a Colonel in the US Marine Corp, where he was a pilot. He participated in sharing the gospel of Jesus Christ in various ways including Youth Ministry, ESL (English as Second Language), and numerous international mission trips.

Mr. Perkins was preceded in death by his father Thomas Hollis Perkins, Jr. Read More»

Jane Elizabeth Carroll, 82 of Fayetteville

Jane Elizabeth Carroll

Jane Elizabeth Carroll, 82 of Fayetteville, Ga. died peacefully the 11th of November, 2014, at home surrounded by her family. Read More»

Magic carpet to red carpet: ‘Aladdin, Jr.’

Aladdin standouts include Elijah Lee (Fayetteville), Emma and Katie Futch (Peachtree City), and Evan Hassenritter (Newnan). Photo/Submitted

A Disney classic gets retold by juniors

Disney’s musical version of “Aladdin” opened this year on Broadway, but residents can enjoy a family-friendly junior version closer to home when the Konos Academy Juniors of Fayetteville and Peachtree City presents Disney’s “Aladdin, Jr.,” on Friday, Nov. 21, at 5 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. at Christ Church at Whitewater in Fayetteville.

Based on the popular animated movie, Disney’s “Aladdin” is the story of a poor Arabian boy who meets a beautiful princess, Jasmine. Read More»

Fayette’s Col. Ben Malcom inducted into Ga. Military Veteran’s Hall of Fame Nov. 1

Col. Ben Malcom (U.S. Army-Ret.). Photo/Submitted.

It was an honor that few receive. Fayette County resident Col. Ben Malcom (U.S. Army-Ret.) was inducted into the Ga. Military Veteran’s Hall of Fame (GMVHOF) during a Nov. 1 ceremony in Columbus.

Malcom was one of 16 service men inducted in the second annual GMVHOF ceremony.

Malcom was awarded the U.S. Army’s third highest medal, the Silver Star, for valor during the Korean War. It was during the Korean War that 1st Lt. Ben Malcom served as a member of the Far East Command Liaison Detachment. Read More»

Marching in honor of U.S. veterans

Marching in honor of U.S. veterans

Cold weather on Nov. 1 may have dampened the turnout but it did not stop local U.S. military veterans from showing their patriotism along the streets of downtown Fayetteville for the annual Veterans Day Parade. For more local observances, see Page C1. Photo/Ben Nelms.

FPC will honor vets this Sunday

Fayette Presbyterian Church, 791 Forest Ave. (Ga. Highway 92 North) in Fayetteville will observe Veteran Recognition at each service this Sunday.

The recognition will be held at 8:30 and 11 a.m, followed by worship, and will include a slide show of FPC members and friends who have served, and a recognition of everyone present who has or is currently serving in the U.S. military.

Each branch of service will be honored individually, followed by a stanza from its service song. Read More»

BoE’s Todd responds to criticism of innovation grant ‘no’

I read the recent article giving the response from each of the candidates for Post 4 on the Fayette Board of Education concerning the recent vote to not apply for a grant from the state. I was one of the three that did not vote to apply for the grant. Dr. [Barry] Marchman has given the major financial reasons for a no vote. The additional reasons for my no vote are given in the following paragraphs.

Part of the proposal called for the removal of second- and third-year courses for Health Sciences/Occupations from the high schools to be placed in a separately located newly renovated space. Read More»

Loggers gone, big, expensive mess left

[A few] days ago a reporter from a television station knocked at the door wanting to interview the owner of the house about the 60-foot-in-diameter-by-12-foot-high stack of trees in the front yard.

Just back in September a man rang the doorbell, and when I answered told me that he was from a logging company and was offering to cut down and remove trees in the yard at no cost. Read More»

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