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Nels Christian Nielsen, 50, of Fayetteville

Nels Christian Nielsen, 50, of Fayetteville, passed away July 10, 2014.

He served our country in the US Marine Corp.

He was preceded in death by his parents Richard and Carol Nielsen.

He is survived by his wife Tina Nielsen of Fayetteville; daughter Crystal (Jonathan) Booth of Brooks and Brittany (Thomas) Lowery of Fayetteville; grandsons Jacob, Peyton, Aaron and James; 2 sisters; and several nieces & nephews. Read More»

Crowd celebrates Declaration signers

John Sloan, Ted Hackney and the Rev. Jeff Lowe always participate in the county’s Annual Let Freedom Ring. This was their 13th year of honoring our country’s becoming a new nation. The Fayette County Courthouse building was constructed just 49 years after this independence was declared. Photo/Carolyn Cary

 The 13th celebration of Let Freedom Ring took place July 4 on the Old Courthouse lawn and was well attended.

Can you name the three signors for the State of Georgia?

All 50 of the United States celebrated the 238th year of our Independence Day, which is an increase from the original13 states.

The James Waldrop Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution, hosted the annual event along with the Marquis de Lafayette Chapter Sons of the American Revolution Color Guard, and the Button Gwinnett Society of the American Revolution. Read More»

Market Day is Saturday

Market Day is perfect for pets and humans. Photo/Staff.

This Saturday is the second Market Day event of 2014, at the Lane Brown Gazebo in Downtown Fayetteville. Fayetteville Main Street welcomes everyone to attend this open air market featuring a variety of vendors showcasing their homemade or homegrown products.

The Market will be open from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Subsequent Market Days will be held on the third Saturday in August, and on the fourth Saturday of September and October. Read More»

World-class cancer treatment now in Fayette

Exterior photo of Piedmont-Fayette Hospital in Fayetteville. File photo.

Piedmont brings expertise of MD Anderson Cancer Network to Georgia Read More»

Timber harvest gets landowner in trouble with Fayetteville rules

Denuded land after clear-cutting on Ga. Highway 54 East. Photo/Ben Nelms.

There is nothing prohibiting a property owner from cutting timber. The problem is when the rules are not followed and an approved development plan has not been secured. That was the case with property owner 54 Development, Inc. and two parcels the company owns along Ga. Highway 54 East in Fayetteville. The city attorney is currently preparing a letter to CEO Perry Knight outlining the company’s obligations. Read More»

F’ville to fine-tune budget figures at July 10 meeting

Aside from the two customary public hearings on the budget, some on the Fayetteville City Council wanted an additional work session to address the proposed FY 2015 general fund budget that begins in August. The work session will be held at 6 p.m. on July 10 in the council chambers.

Council members will review the proposed $10.4 million general fund budget. The city will end the fiscal year in July with a $9.8 million general fund budget. The proposed FY 2015 budget shows $10.43 million in revenues, with $171,469 of that amount coming from the proposed .25-mill increase. Read More»

Gordon (R) accepts the plaque from Tanya LeBlanc (L) on behalf of all choir members. Photo/Special.

On the front row (L-R) are Nick Wilson, Michael Bowman, Kolin Kurey, Cody Rice, Jack Fredrikson, Tristin Taylor, and Caleb Redford. On the back row (L-R) are Rachael Morris, Natalie Reese, Carolina Gatewood, Ava Sanford, Brittany Rice, Eve White, Sarah Christensen, Ally Hartel, and Anna Phillips.

Pastor Justin Kollmeyer of Prince of Peace Lutheran Church in Fayetteville poses at Camp Lutheridge, N.C., with his middle school confirmation campers on June 22-28. On the front row (L-R) are Nick Wilson, Michael Bowman, Kolin Kurey, Cody Rice, Jack Fredrikson, Tristin Taylor, and Caleb Redford. On the back row (L-R) are Rachael Morris, Natalie Reese, Carolina Gatewood, Ava Sanford, Brittany Rice, Eve White, Sarah Christensen, Ally Hartel, and Anna Phillips. Kollmeyer will take another group next year. For more information visitwww.princeofpeacefayette.org. Photo/Special.

In appreciation

Gordon (R) accepts the plaque from Tanya LeBlanc (L)  on behalf of all choir members. Photo/Special.

Choir members of the Episcopal Church of the Nativity in Fayetteville honored their choir director, Charlesworth Gordon, during the morning service Sunday, July 6, when they presented him a plaque of appreciation. Gordon has many years of experience directing and performing in church choirs in the United States and the Caribbean area. Gordon (R) accepts the plaque from Tanya LeBlanc (L) on behalf of all choir members. Photo/Special.

VBS starts at FPC Monday

Fayette Presbyterian Church will host its VBS July 14-18, from 9 a.m. until noon. The theme this year is “Workshop of Wonders.”

The event will feature Bible stories, games, music, crafts, snacks, and lots of fun. Children age four years thru fifth grade are invited to attend. Registration is free.

Register online or pick up a registration form in the church office.

For more information, call the church office, 770-461-7147.

FPC is located in Fayetteville at 791 Forest Avenue.

Motown legends appearing in Fayetteville

Motown's sweet sounds will resonate through Fayetteville. Photo/Special.

On July 12, Southern Ground Amphitheater in Fayetteville hosts an evening of R&B classics with The Temptations Review featuring Dennis Edwards. Opening for the Temps is Atlanta-based group, Soulhound. Read More»

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