Fayetteville

F’ville asks for local law for vote on redevelopment tax

Fayetteville wants a TAD more — tax money, that is, for three redevelopment projects.

Members of the Fayetteville City Council at the Jan. 7 meeting will consider a resolution asking for the passage of local legislation that will lead to a referendum which, if approved by voters, would give the city redevelopment powers needed to move ahead with Tax Allocation District (TAD) projects identified last year. Read More»

Man takes dare, confronts family with knife

A 17-year-old Moreland man was arrested on multiple charges Jan. 2 after taking a dare to harass someone in the Towne Center parking lot on South Glynn Street in Fayetteville. The arrest came after he approached a family in an aggressive manner with a knife, police said.

Ricky Johayden Okelley was charged with three counts of simple assault, cruelty to children, carrying a concealed weapon and possession of alcohol by a minor, according to Fayetteville police spokesperson Steve Crawshaw. Read More»

Holy Cross church will offer weight loss class

The Church of the Holy Cross in Fayetteville will host a 13-week class, “Losing Weight God’s Way,” at the church on Tuesday evenings, beginning Jan. 12.

The class will involve learning to practice Biblical eating habits and exercise and will be taught by Dr. Judy Massey.

Cost is $25 for materials including workbook and a DVD. Registration is required and space is limited.

For more information or to register, contact Dr. Judy Massey, 678-457-3566, or judymassey@earthlink.net.

Church of the Holy Cross is at 140 Kathi Ave. near McDonald’s in downtown Fayetteville.

B’nai Israel will offer classes on Judaism Jan. 9, 16

Congregation B’nai Israel in Fayetteville will offer a two-part class on “Judaism - Are you Curious?” Saturday, Jan. 9 (part one) and Saturday, Jan. 16 (part two), both sessions taught from 9 a.m. until noon.

Classes are free but donations will be accepted.

Both sessions will be held at Congregation B’nai Israel in Fayetteville. The classes will explain the differences in Jewish and other religious traditions.

Pre-registration is required. No walk-ins will be admitted. Seating is limited.

To register, call Susan Levine, 678-817-7162 or email slevine@bnai-israel.net.

FPC to host Griefshare

A new GriefShare session will start Sunday, Jan. 10, at Fayette Presbyterian Church. Sessions will be held from 2 - 4 p.m.

“GriefShare is a grief recovery support group sponsered by people who understand what you are experiencing and can offer comfort, encouragement, and hope on your journey from ‘mourning to joy,’” a spokesperson said.

GriefShare is non-denominational but Christ-centered. It is for anyone who has lost a loved one whether recently or in the past.

Fayette Presbyterian Church is at 791 Forest Ave.(Ga. Highway 92 North) in Fayetteville. Read More»

New GriefShare session starts Jan 12 at FFBC

On Jan. 12, Fayetteville First Baptist Church will begin a new session of GriefShare, a 13-week Bible based program for those who have lost a loved one. The class meets each Tuesday from 6:30-8 p.m. Each class begins with a video followed by group discussion.

The program is open to people of all ages in the community and surrounding areas, whether the loss is recent or in the past. Read More»

Kay-Mayes

Charity Nicole Kay and Kyle Steven Mayes

Mr. and Mrs. Wallace M. Reid Jr. of Suwanee and Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth E. Kay of Greenville, S.C., announce the engagement of their daughter, Charity Nicole Kay, to Kyle Steven Mayes, son of Mr. and Mrs. David W. Mayes of Fayetteville. Read More»

‘Contagious’ reading at Inman Elem.

Fourth grader Kahlah Andrews, 10th grade mentor Ivori Douglas from Our Lady of Mercy High School and fourth grader Eden Negusse

Something contagious is going around at Inman Elementary, the love of reading.

Funded by a grant from Target and the Coweta-Fayette Bright Ideas Program, 20 teen mentors, who also happen to be chronic readers, from Whitewater and Our Lady of Mercy high schools are sharing their passion with Inman’s After School Program students through a new initiative called “Reading is Contagious.” Read More»

Barnes and Noble to host book signing of conservative author, radio host Doyle

Jerry Doyle, independent conservative radio host and author of “Have You Seen My Country Lately?: America’s Wake-Up Call” will signs copies of his book at Barnes and Noble in Fayetteville Monday, Jan. 11

The book signing begins at 1 p.m. but registration starts at noon. Participants should buy their book in advance. Read More»

Garcia drawing Best in Show

Dan Garcia’s color pencil drawing titled Summer Breeze received the distinction of being the Best in Show during Fayette Society of Fine Arts (FSOFA) Autumn Harvest art show.

Garcia states it is flattering for his piece of work chosen as best of all since FSOFA has such a large number of talented artists. Read More»

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