Fayetteville

F’ville man charged with kidnapping in SWAT standoff

A Fayetteville man was arrested Nov. 11 after a standoff with law enforcement at his residence on Susan Lane in Fayetteville. There were no injuries in the incident.

Marcellus Shead, 31, was charged with one count of kidnapping-family violence and one count of false imprisonment, said Fayetteville Det. Mike Whitlow.

Whitlow said the officers at 12:02 a.m. on Nov. 11 responded to a 911 call from a female, who also lives at the residence, saying that she was being held against her will. The cell phone was tracked to a Susan Lane residence, Whitlow said. Read More»

FFUMC to offer Advent Study starting next week

Rev. Allyson Lawrence

The community is invited to prepare for Christmas through a new free Advent study, “Hope Amidst the Chaos,” written and led by Fayetteville First United Methodist Church’s associate minister, the Rev. Allyson Lawrence. The four-week study exploring the book of Isaiah begins Nov. 19 and continues Dec. 3, 10 and 17 with two meeting times each day — one at 10 a.m. and the other at 6:15 p.m. Read More»

Providence UMC offers ‘The Living Room’ this Friday

Bring the whole family to the children’s building at Providence United Methodist Church for “The Living Room,” this Friday, Nov. 14 from 6 - 7:30 p.m.

The Living Room is a place where families can come together each month for free wholesome fun in a comfortable environment.

This month the Living Room will move outdoors for fall family activities with hayrides, firepit, s’mores, games, worship, and campfire songs. Read More»

School endangers elementary kids

I am very concerned about a situation at a Fayette County elementary school.

Drivers picking up children after school are instructed to not get out of cars to buckle small children into car seats but drive forward to a designated area, pull over, then strap the child in.

Not all vehicles are configured so that the driver can reach into the back seat and fasten the child into the car seat. With those vehicles, the driver has to get out into the traffic lane. Read More»

Election wave swamps Democrats, puts GOP on hot seat

I’m waking up and looking at the morning news this morning, and what it headlines is the results of yesterday’s mid-term election. The Republicans have won almost every position that they have run for. Incumbency has been a minus. The people want “change.”

Can you imagine a worse nightmare than being a member of the steering committee of the national Republican Party today? It was a “sweep” by your political party in almost every elected position yesterday and your party is in the hot seat. Read More»

Hiram Michael Perkins, 64, of Fayetteville

Mr. Hiram Michael "Mike" Perkins, 64, of Fayetteville, died November 8, 2014.

Mike retired in 2002 as a Colonel in the US Marine Corp, where he was a pilot. He participated in sharing the gospel of Jesus Christ in various ways including Youth Ministry, ESL (English as Second Language), and numerous international mission trips.

Mr. Perkins was preceded in death by his father Thomas Hollis Perkins, Jr. Read More»

Jane Elizabeth Carroll, 82 of Fayetteville

Jane Elizabeth Carroll

Jane Elizabeth Carroll, 82 of Fayetteville, Ga. died peacefully the 11th of November, 2014, at home surrounded by her family. Read More»

Magic carpet to red carpet: ‘Aladdin, Jr.’

Aladdin standouts include Elijah Lee (Fayetteville), Emma and Katie Futch (Peachtree City), and Evan Hassenritter (Newnan). Photo/Submitted

A Disney classic gets retold by juniors

Disney’s musical version of “Aladdin” opened this year on Broadway, but residents can enjoy a family-friendly junior version closer to home when the Konos Academy Juniors of Fayetteville and Peachtree City presents Disney’s “Aladdin, Jr.,” on Friday, Nov. 21, at 5 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. at Christ Church at Whitewater in Fayetteville.

Based on the popular animated movie, Disney’s “Aladdin” is the story of a poor Arabian boy who meets a beautiful princess, Jasmine. Read More»

Fayette’s Col. Ben Malcom inducted into Ga. Military Veteran’s Hall of Fame Nov. 1

Col. Ben Malcom (U.S. Army-Ret.). Photo/Submitted.

It was an honor that few receive. Fayette County resident Col. Ben Malcom (U.S. Army-Ret.) was inducted into the Ga. Military Veteran’s Hall of Fame (GMVHOF) during a Nov. 1 ceremony in Columbus.

Malcom was one of 16 service men inducted in the second annual GMVHOF ceremony.

Malcom was awarded the U.S. Army’s third highest medal, the Silver Star, for valor during the Korean War. It was during the Korean War that 1st Lt. Ben Malcom served as a member of the Far East Command Liaison Detachment. Read More»

Marching in honor of U.S. veterans

Marching in honor of U.S. veterans

Cold weather on Nov. 1 may have dampened the turnout but it did not stop local U.S. military veterans from showing their patriotism along the streets of downtown Fayetteville for the annual Veterans Day Parade. For more local observances, see Page C1. Photo/Ben Nelms.

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