Fayetteville

Piedmont collects thousands of toys for Toys for Tots

Piedmont’s medical community collected 2,525 toys as part of their Marine Toys for Tots Foundation campaign in Fayette and Coweta counties. Photo/Submitted.

Piedmont’s medical community collected 2,525 toys as part of their Marine Toys for Tots Foundation campaign in Fayette and Coweta counties. Toys were collected at Piedmont Fayette Hospital, Piedmont Newnan Hospital and physician practices throughout the two counties in order to provide a better Christmas for disadvantaged children in the area. On Tuesday, Dec. 16, the collected toys were delivered to Piedmont Heart on Francis Way in Sharpsburg for a “Collection Celebration,” where several members of the U.S. Marine Corps visited with participants. Photo/Submitted.

F’ville retail legend Robert Jordan is gone

Robert Jordan in a photo by Dean Breest taken earlier this year.

A Fayette County institution has passed away. Robert Jordan, 79, the owner of the landmark Jordan Sales & Salvage on Jeff Davis Drive at West Lanier Avenue in Fayetteville, died Wednesday.

He leaves Nellie, his wife of 60 years, a son, two brothers, a sister, grandchildren and innumerable friends and former customers.

The funeral will be Saturday, Dec. 20, at 1 p.m. at the Fayetteville First Baptist Church Church.

Funeral arrangements are being handled by Mowell Funeral Home, which provided the following obituary: Read More»

F’ville robbery-kidnapping pair draw life sentences

Shutterstock photo of single prison cell seen through bars.

Both men found guilty a second time this week

Christopher Deangelo Wakefield, 29, of Riverdale, and Travion Marquez Willis, 24, of College Park Read More»

Flags with wreaths for veterans

Flags with wreaths for veterans

Fayetteville resident Mason Brook, a cadet with the Civil Air Patrol, was one of a number of cadets and veterans to place wreaths and flags on the graves of veterans at Westminster Memorial Gardens in Peachtree City as part of the nationwide “Wreaths Across America” event held Dec. 13. Photo/Ben Nelms.

F’ville has ‘Christmas with police’

These are but a few of the Fayetteville police officers who participated in the department’s 11th Annual Christmas with the police event designed to help families in need have a happier Christmas. Pictured in front, from left, are Officer Richard Gaines and Lt. Mike Whitlow; and in the rear, from left, are Lt. Robert Mask, Officer Allison Sankeralli, Det. Shawn Albea, Santa Claus aka Kris Kringle, Det. Chris Stevers, Det. Scott Gibson and Det. Melissa Peacock. Photo/Submitted.

The Fayetteville Police Department on Dec. 11 held its 11th annual “Christmas with the Police” program.

This year, the department was able to provide presents for nine children in four families as well as dinner and gift certificates for each family. Fayetteville police officers and detectives shopped for each child based on wish lists they had provided. The department also held a Christmas party for the families, said Det. Mike Whitlow. Read More»

An old-fashioned new sidewalk

An old-fashioned new sidewalk

Construction was just beginning in November on the sidewalks across the street from the City Cemetery on Stonewall Avenue as part of Fayetteville’s Cemetery Sidewalk Project. The project’s purpose is to make the sidewalk networks in between Braxton Court through the City Cemetery look better with brick pavers, benches, landscaping and trash bins. The project also entails adding decorative aluminum fencing and brick columns in front of the cemetery, and decorative streetlights along Stonewall similar to the improvements made on parallel Lanier Avenue. Photo/Bethan Adams.

Big names featured at FFUMC’s concert

Indra Thomas, Timothy Miller and Brent Davis

This Sunday’s 14th Annual Candlelight Concert at Fayetteville First United Methodist Church brings in exceptional talent and big names.

Brent Davis, Timothy Miller and Indra Thomas will join violinist Sonia Squires, pianist Rick Massengale and the Candlelight Orchestra for this treasured Christmas tradition.

The concert will be held Sunday, Dec. 21, at 6:30 p.m. in the sanctuary.

“We are delighted to present an outstanding program again this year,” said Rick Massengale, music director. “The talent of these singers is unparalleled.” Read More»

New Anglican church dedicated

Shown (L-R) are the Rev. Dr. Jon Jenkins, All Saints’ assistant priest; the Rev. Michael Fry, rector; Dr. Foley Beach, newly elected archbishop of the Anglican Church in North America; the Rev. Ray Greiner, associate priest; and David Greiner, sub-deacon. Photo/Special.

Clergy and parishioners of All Saints Anglican Church dedicated and consecrated their new facilities on Sunday, Dec. 7. Services are now being held each Sunday at 10:30 a.m. at 149 Ebenezer Road, Fayetteville. Shown (L-R) are the Rev. Dr. Jon Jenkins, All Saints’ assistant priest; the Rev. Michael Fry, rector; Dr. Foley Beach, newly elected archbishop of the Anglican Church in North America; the Rev. Ray Greiner, associate priest; and David Greiner, sub-deacon. Photo/Special.

Fayette, don’t penalize helpful pulpwooders

I would like to speak up on behalf of pulpwood loggers, an occupation which has come under attack in Fayette County recently. Although I work for FEMA, I must say these views are my own, and not a position of my employer.

My wife’s and my experiences with pulpwood loggers has been positive. In July 2005 a tornado from Tropical Storm Cindy passed through our neighborhood and downed a great number of trees (including four on our house) as well as several utility poles. Read More»

Mary Mitchell Allen of Fayetteville

Mary Mitchell Allen

Mary Mitchell Allen of College Park and Fayetteville, Ga. passed away on December 12, 2014.

Born in Abbeville County, S.C., she was a teacher and counselor for over 30 years in Clayton County. An avid bridge player, master gardener and long-time member of College Park Presbyterian Church, she was dedicated to the community and always provided service to those in need.

She was predeceased by her only son, Joel Allen; and siblings George Mitchell, Jr., Tommy Mitchell, Emily Parks and Roy Mitchell. Read More»