Fayetteville

Fayette water plant mural is nearly finished

The first large-scale art project under Fayette County’s new art initiative is close to completion, according to county officials.

Earlier this year the Fayette County Public Art Committee and the Board of Commissioners selected Alpharetta artist Pash Lima to create a mural at the Crosstown Water Treatment Plant on TDK Boulevard. Lima began work on the project last month.

The mural is to be about 95 feet wide and 12 feet tall, which is “the largest single piece of art ever created in Fayette County history,” according to a county spokesperson. Read More»

Louise Loggins Cook, 97, of Brooks

Louise Loggins Cook, 97, of Brooks, passed away December 10, 2014.

She was preceded in death by her husbands, Howard Loggins and Matthew Cook; son Billy Loggins; daughters Sussie Camp and Bessie Wright; grandchild Eric Farr. Read More»

Let there be Christmas lights!

Let there be Christmas lights!

Six-year-old Addison Tilton, a student in the Primary Program from the Joseph Sams School, grins after she got to press the button that lit the Christmas tree in downtown Fayetteville Dec. 6. Tilton and her classmates performed Christmas carols right before the lighting of the tree. Photo/Bethan Adams.

F’ville Council eyes tighter control over the look of all new homes

Builders, residents object to expansion of city power

Fayetteville may require future homes to have more windows next year. Not only that, but the city is proposing that all new homes Read More»

This jolly old elf gets around pretty good

This jolly old elf gets around pretty good

At right, Santa was a hit with the kids at the Hometown Holiday celebration held Dec. 6 at Peachtree City Hall Plaza. Activities included holiday crafts for children, making s’mores and live performances by Huddleston Elementary School Chorus, Music Alive, The Stage Music Academy and Legacy Dance. Photo/Terri Ricker. Read More»

I lost four-fifths of my vote in ‘success’

This is in response to Mr. Jones’ letters in the Dec. 3 issue of The Citizen.

If you rig an event such that the outcome is inevitable, is it considered a success? If you did that in professional sports or gaming enterprises, you’d be charged with criminal activity.

But the NAACP thinks their federally “rigged” ghetto to be a success: the majority-minority 5th district of Fayette County, Ga., elected a black person. Like Gomer Pyle was want to say, “Well, surprise, surprise.” And this is cause for celebration? Read More»

9-year-old: Qualities public officials should possess

I have attached a letter that my 9-year-old grandson Gregory wrote as an assignment that I gave him. While watching the news one day, he commented on the qualities of our leaders. After some discussion, I charged him to write out his thoughts. I think you will find this very interesting. Thank you.

Dear office, Read More»

Fayette Bible Church to present ‘A Doo-Wop ‘50s Christmas’

Everyone is invited to enjoy the musical play “A Doo-Wop ‘50s Christmas” at Fayette Bible Church on Sunday, Dec. 14, at 9:45 a.m. There is no admission charge and nursery service will be available.

This is an original musical play written and directed by FBC Music Minister Paul Walther and is loosely based on the stage play “Music Man” by Meredith Wilson.

An integral part of the musical is a presentation of the Nativity and the birth of Jesus Christ. Read More»

Fayette Presbyterian to present Appalachian Winter Dec. 14

Shown  is the FPC Chancel Choir with director of music Jacob Winslett. Photo/Special.

The public is invited to experience the rustic and moving sounds of Appalachian Winter, a Christmas cantata by Joseph Martin, performed by the music ministry of Fayette Presbyterian Church, at 10 a.m. on Sunday, Dec. 14.

The cantata features the sounds of Christmas folk music passed down from generation to generation and retells the message of Christ’s coming. The annual Brunch with Santa, a fund raiser for the youth program, will follow the cantata service. Read More»

Providence UMC presents ‘Baby Brother Jesus’ Friday

Providence UMC Associate Pastor Rev. Kory Trinrud and Student Ministry Director Mark Ashby are the Blues Brothers in “Baby Brother Jesus.” Photo/Special.

Providence United Methodist Church invites the community to a free Christmas musical with an uplifting message, “Baby Brother Jesus,” this Friday, Dec. 12 at 7 p.m.

Senior Pastor Diane Parrish explains, “You have never seen the birth of ‘Baby Brother Jesus’ explained like this before. The story is told through the eyes of the main characters surrounding thebirth of Jesus, including a rock ‘n’ roll angel, Shepherds, Wise Guys and the Blues Brothers. It will be a fun evening for the whole family.” Read More»