Larsh-Bassler engagement

Katherine Anne Larsh engaged to Erik Ryan Bassler

Mr. and Mrs. Timothy Peterson of Fayetteville, Ga. and Mr. and Mrs. John Larsh of Black Mountain, N.C. are delighted to announce the engagement of their daughter, Katherine Anne Larsh to Erik Ryan Bassler, son of Mr. and Mrs. Steven Bassler of Homosassa Springs, Fla.

The bride-to-be is a 2009 graduate of Starr's Mill High School and a 2013 graduate of the University of Georgia with a Bachelor of Science in Biological Sciences. She is starting the Accelerated Masters of Nursing Pathway program at the University of Alabama at Birmingham in January of 2015. Read More»

GriefShare to start at FPC

Fayette Presbyterian Church will host its next 13-week GriefShare session beginning Sunday, Jan. 4 at 2 p.m. This session features all new materials.

GriefShare is a special seminar and support group for people grieving the loss of someone close. Each session includes a video seminar and group discussion. GriefShare is a nondenominational group that is Christ-centered.

For more information or to register, call Fayette Presbyterian Church, 770-461-7147.

GDC promotes F’ville local to division director

Scott Poitevint. Photo/Courtesy of the GDC.

Georgia Department of Corrections (GDC) Commissioner Brian Owens announced the promotion of Scott Poitevint as division director of administration effective Jan. 16, 2015.

Poitevint will supersede Becky East who recently accepted the position of chief financial officer of the Georgia Department of Revenue.

As division director, Poitevint will be responsible for overseeing two main function areas for the agency: financial management and asset management. Read More»

Middle schoolers learn coding

Students listen to a guided tutorial as they learn computer coding basics during the “Hour of Code” event held at Bennett’s Mill Middle as part of Computer Science Education Week. Photo/Submitted.

98 percent student participation in program at Bennet’s Mill

Computer Science Education Week at Bennett’s Mill Middle included participation in one of the largest global learning events in history.

Students at the school joined millions around the world as participants in the “Hour of Code” during the week of Dec. 8-14.

98 percent of more than 980 students at Bennett’s Mill took part in the program. In just one hour, students were introduced to computer coding basics, showing them that programming is fun and for all ages.

The program was an effort to demystify computer science and get more students interested in technology-related careers. Read More»

Joy Brown, 67, of Fayetteville

Joy Brown, 67, of Fayetteville passed away December 22, 2014.

Mrs. Brown was a member of New Hope Baptist Church North. She retired from Wesley Lakes Elementary School in McDonough, GA where she was a school teacher. Joy was raised in Augusta, Arkansas. She is a graduate of Arkansas State University with a Bachelor and Masters degree in education. Read More»

Frank Everett Parrott, Sr., of Fayetteville

Mr. Frank Everett Parrott, Sr. (8/23/1920-12/23/2014) of Fayetteville (formerly of Red Oak, Ga.)  Retired from Southern Bell on 12/31/83 after 43 years of service.  He was married to his now deceased wife, Mary Elizabeth Thames Parrott, for over 71 years. 

Everett was a member of North Fayette Methodist Church and prior to that an active elder, deacon, and board member of Red Oak Christian Church.  He was one of the founding members of the volunteer Red Oak Fire Department.  Read More»

Robert Jordan, Sr., of Fayetteville

On Tuesday, December 16, 2014, the Lord called for Mr. Robert Jordan, Sr.

Robert was born on March 10, 1935 to the late Lawrence Jordan and Emma Henderson Jordan of Fayetteville.

He was preceded in death by his brother Homer Lee Jordan. He joined Merrill Chapel United Methodist Church at an early age.

Robert attended the Fayette County School System in Fayetteville, Ga. He was known for wheeling and dealing, his love and compassion for his family, workers on the Corner and all the customers and friends he met on the Corner. Read More»

F'ville cops searching for Dollar General robber

Surveillance photo of robbery suspect. Photo/Fayette County Sheriff's Department.
Fayetteville police are asking for the community’s help in locating a man who held up the Dollar General store on Banks Road near Ga. Highway 85 North during the mid-morning hours of Dec. 22.
Det. Mike Whitlow said a black male wearing blue jeans and a black hoodie entered the Dollar General store at 10:14 a.m. Monday.

Lois P. Jones of Peachtree City

Mrs. Lois P. Jones of Peachtree City passed away December 15, 2014. Read More»

Gwendolyn West of Royston

Mrs. Gwendolyn West of Royston passed away December 18, 2014.

She is survived by her daughter, Cheryl Smith and her husband Bill of Royston; sons, Mike West and his wife Ruth of Fayetteville; Britt West and his wife Kelly of Winder; grandchildren, William Smith and his wife Alison; Joe Smith and his wife Amanda; Brad West; Steven West; Katie West Barto and her husband Burt; Carson West; Taylor West; great grandchildren, Will Smith; CJ Smith; Sarah Smith; Reese Smith and Landry Barto. Read More»