Fayetteville

Reclaim our country from the destroyers

Mr. Garlock’s column last Wednesday expressed frustration and anger at the state of America, its future, and those who would see it brought low. I just saw the movie “America” as well. I don’t blame him one bit for feeling the way he does.

That said, I wish to offer suggestions of reforms regarding the policies, laws, expectations, and beliefs that must change to restore our nation: Read More»

Elizabeth Horne, 94, of Fayetteville

Elizabeth Horne, 94, of Fayetteville, Ga. died July 24, 2014. She was born on September 25, 1919 in Montgomery County, Ga. to parents, Martin McQueen and Ruth Riggs McQueen.

She was a devoted wife and mother. She outlived 2 husbands and her son. 

Elizabeth is survived by her daughter, Ruth Ogletree; stepdaughters, Alice McClanahan and Becky West; numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren.

She worked at East Point Chevrolet for 30 years. The family wishes to thank the exceptional staff at Dogwood Forest and Homestead Hospice. Read More»

George Bernard Babb, 99

George Bernard Babb, 99, formerly a resident of College Park, Ga. for over 60 years, passed away on July 25, 2014, after a lingering illness lasting over a year.

He was preceded in death by his parents George Doles Babb and Mary Alma (Perry) Babb of Macon, Ga. and his wife of 70-plus years Ina Marie (Standifer) Babb. Read More»

Nativity will begin new evening service Sunday

Jorge Darr (L), a guitarist, will lead the music Aug. 3 for the new Sunday afternoon service at Episcopal Church of the Nativity.  His wife, Jean Riehl (R) was one of the key planners for the service format. Photo/Special.

The Episcopal Church of the Nativity in Fayetteville will begin holding an additional afternoon service, beginning at 5:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 3. The parish will continue its present 10 a.m.Sunday Eucharist.

The Rev. Rita Henault, Nativity’s rector, said the new service will be “... casual, relaxed, affirming and participatory,” and will include scripture, prayer and Holy Communion, as well as music in different forms. Read More»

Fayetteville losing 70 years of institutional knowledge

Fayetteville City Manager Joe Morton in a photo from 2013.

Fayetteville City Manager Joe Morton is in the final months of his job. The city is advertising the job and expects to have Morton’s replacement in place by mid-October.

Morton served as Fayetteville City Manager from 1994-1998 and as Peachtree City Assistant City Manager and Director of Financial Services from 1998-2000. He returned as Fayetteville City Manager in 2000, where he served in that capacity for nearly a decade and a half. Morton retired nearly two years ago and returned to the position on a part-time basis. Read More»

Golf carts on F’ville sidewalks being eyed

Brick sidewalk along Lanier Avenue in Fayetteville. Photo/Bonnie Hester.

A measure by the Fayetteville City Council to align the use of motorized carts in Fayetteville with the county’s other jurisdictions was tabled at the July 17 meeting to give city staff time to review the idea of allowing carts on city sidewalks. Read More»

True Love Christian Ministries plans men’s revival

True Love Christian Ministries (TLCM) will hold its Golden Moments Men’s Revival Monday through Wednesday, July 28-30, at 7:15 p.m. each night.

The host pastor is Elder Nathaniel Livingston.

Monday night’s revivalist will be the Rev. Lamorris Stanford of In His Image Christian Ministries in Stockbridge.

Elder Daniel Smart of Edgefield Baptist Church in Fayetteville will preach on Tuesday.

On Wednesday, the Rev. J. T. Ware of Mt. Olive Baptist Church will conclude the revival. Read More»

Nativity to offer new service Aug. 3

Beginning Sunday, Aug. 3, The Episcopal Church of the Nativity will begin offering a Sunday evening service at 5:30 p.m. each week. The new service is designed to appeal to those who are looking for a church home or are wishing to supplement their church experience.

The service will include a short service followed by a concert at the gazebo in the garden with David Ellis.

The Episcopal Church of the Nativity is at 130 Antioch Rd . (off of Highway 92) Fayetteville.

60s legend is set to play Fayetteville

Gary Puckett. Photo/Special.

On Saturday, Southern Ground Amphitheater in Fayetteville will feature the late-60s Grammy Award winning band, Gary Puckett & the Union Gap. Opening for Gary Puckett is Atlanta-based group, R&B, Inc.

Between 1968-1970, Gary Puckett & the Union Gap had six consecutive gold records. This west-coast, American pop band sold more records than any other artist in 1968 and had the ladies swooning to such classics as “Young Girl,” “Lady Willpower, “ and their version of the Bee Gees hit, “To Love Somebody.” Read More»

America’s fights are always about freedom

It’s been my privilege the past few months to work along with pastor Dr. Knox Herdon on his American Heritage Museum. The museum is nothing but a trailer that can be hauled from place to place to display the history of America from the Revolutionary War up until the War on Terror.

No matter what time period you might be looking at inside of that museum, you’ll note that every American fighting for this nation was fighting for “freedom.” Read More»

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