Betty Delia Camp Sexton, 80, of Fayetteville

Betty Delia Camp Sexton, 80, of Fayetteville, Ga., died January 21, 2015, following complications due to a recent stroke.

Mrs. Sexton lived in Birmingham, Ala. for several years before returning to Georgia following the death of her husband of 51 years, the Rev. Dr. C. Sterling Sexton, who served as pastor of several Southern Baptist churches throughout Georgia. Mrs. Sexton served as secretary for the Fairburn and Flint River Baptist Associations in Georgia where Dr. Sexton was Director of Missions. Read More»

Starr's Mill students meet congressman in DC

Starr's Mill students in Washington DC

Starr's Mill High School students attended the “Close-Up” program in Washington D.C. during the week of Jan. 17-23 and attended forums with other students from all over the country. On “Capital Hill Day,” the Starr's Mill students spent time with U.S. Rep. Lynn Westmoreland (R-District 3), whose congressional district includes a portion of Fayette County. He is shown with the participating students.

PTO hosts breakfast for law enforcement appreciation

Sara Harp Minter Elementary School

Sara Harp Minter Elementary School PTO recently hosted a breakfast for law enforcement officers to celebrate "Step Out for Blue Day" at the Fayetteville school.

Fayette County Sheriff Barry Babb and officers joined Asstistant Principal Linda Lombard (seated, left), Principal Erinn Angelo (seated second row, right), and student ambassadors from the school's "Leader In Me" program for breakfast and a photograph.

Gov. Deal talks about Pinewood expansion

Gov. Deal talks about Pinewood expansion

Gov. Nathan Deal returned from a recent trip to England commenting on his visit with executives at Pinewood Shepperton PLC, the parent company of Pinewood Atlanta Studios. Part of the conversation included the idea of establishing a film academy in Georgia, with a possible location including an existing building at Pinewood Atlanta, Deal noted. Read More»

Common Core to be first topic of ‘Civil Conversations’

A new organization is convening Friday night for its first public gathering and hopes to bring together a variety of people and viewpoints.

The inaugural “Civil Conversations Fayette” event is Friday at 6:30 p.m. and the group has rented a meeting room at 174 N. Glynn Street for the first 100 people who sign up. There is a $22 cost for a catered meal provided by Broadway Diner. Read More»

Marriage celebration event coming to FFUMC Saturday

“Pathways to the Heart … Pathways to Growth,” an informative marriage celebration event for couples of all ages and stages of life, is coming to Fayetteville First United Methodist Church on Jan. 31 from 1 to 8:30 p.m. Childcare is provided at no charge.

Better Marriages of Georgia will partner with FFUMC to present three workshops, a romantic dinner and an evening concert to foster healthy marriages by offering insight, practical ideas and quality time for couples. Read More»

Fayette Emergency Management plans faith-based conference

Fayette County Emergency Management announced its third annual Fayette County Faith Based Conference, Saturday, Feb. 7, from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. at Heritage Christian Church, 2130 Redwine Rd., Fayetteville. There is no charge to attend.

Conference topics will include:

• 2014 ice storm, lessons learned;
• Georgia Power storm response overview;
• Personal preparedness in your home;
• CPR training;
• EBOLA - Get the facts;
• National Weather Service;
• FEMA guest speaker;
• Preparing for functional needs population; and more. Read More»

When disasters happen, this will be Fayette's headquarters for help

When disasters happen, this will be Fayette's headquarters for help

The culmination of several years of efforts was realized Jan. 15 when the Fayette County Emergency Operations Center funded by a $1 million federal grant opened on Volunteer Way adjacent to the 911 center in Fayetteville. Above, visitors tour the center. Photo/Ben Nelms.

Eleanor Morris Pitman, 87, of Fayetteville

Eleanor Morris Pitman, 87, of Fayetteville, passed away January 25, 2015.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Alfred Teed Pitman, Jr.; her parents, William and Rosalie Morris; her sister, Jackie Bumbaugh; and her son, Rusty Pitman.

She is survived by her sons, Wesley Pitman (Laura) of Chattanooga, Andy Pitman (Lisa) of Fayetteville; her daughter Kaaren Bartlett (Wayne), of Marietta; daughter-in-law Robin Pitman of Seattle; nine grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren; and her sister, Irene Martin (Bob) of Blairsville. Read More»

Fayetteville veteran honored by France

Bond awarded 'Legion of Honor' distinction

Fayetteville resident Frank G. Bond is one of 12 Georgians scheduled to receive France’s highest honor, a Legion of Honor distinction, according to the Consulate General of France in Atlanta.

The Consul General of France in Atlanta, Denis Barbet, will bestow the Legion of Honor award upon 12 American Veterans of World War II to “express France’s eternal gratitude to those who liberated it from oppression from 1944-45,” according to a news release on the consulate website. Read More»

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