Tea time

Tea time

The United Methodist Women of the Fayetteville United Methodist Church, held an afternoon tea for its members. Eight church circles participated and 61 joined in the festivities. They were served by 15 members of the United Methodist Men. Ladies pictured are Evelyn Durgin, 94, the second oldest UMW member, Carol Taylor, and Myrtice Wilcox. The men serving are Dr. Frank Cole, Dr. Tim Aycock, and Ben Smith. Photo/Submitted.

F’ville’s new city manager has planning background

New F’ville City Manager Ray Gibson. Photo/Lisa Fingeroot.

Ray Gibson’s hefty experience in planning and zoning is a major reason he was chosen to become Fayetteville’s new city manager and he is ready for the task.

“I’m very excited,” he said in a recent interview. “Fayetteville has set the standards already. It has great hospitals, great schools. There’s a lot to build on. We’ll work together.”

Gibson is quick to praise the work that came before him and said he will continue to make sure staff members are given the recognition they deserve for exceptional work. Read More»

F’ville Council to decide Oddo 60-acre rezoning

Fayetteville Councilman Paul Oddo. Photo/Staff.

A subdivision planned for the largest undeveloped tract of land in Fayetteville, which is owned by a family that includes two local government officials, is scheduled for public scrutiny Thursday when the City Council is expected to take a look at the plan and hear comments.

The 60-acre tract along Redwine Road near its intersection with Ramah Road is owned by the Oddo family, which includes Fayetteville Councilman Paul Oddo and Fayette County Commissioner Chuck Oddo. Councilman Oddo will not vote on the plan. Read More»

‘This is the one you really ought to try’

‘This is the one you really ought to try’

Madison Griffin describes each flavor of pork rind freshly made under the Squealing Pigs Restaurant tent at the last Fayette Market Day this past weekend. Griffin’s favorite flavor is salt and vinegar. Photo/Bethan Adams.

Providence will bless the animals Saturday

Providence United Methodist Church invites members of the community to bring their favorite furry or feathered friends and come out for a special blessing on Saturday, Oct. 4 from 9:30-11:30 a.m.

Providence’s associate pastor, the Rev. Kory Trinrud, explains, “We are offering a blessing to these animal companions because in them we are reminded of the love God has for us and the wonder that is to be found in creation.”

Visitors should go to the grassy area between the children’s and main buildings on the Providence campus. Read More»

Curry to speak at luncheon Tuesday

Atlanta resident and writer Ann Curry will discuss her biography, Suffer and Grow Strong, The Life of Ella Gertrude Clanton Thomas, 1834-1907, at the Oct. 7 luncheon meeting of Titus II at Fayetteville First United Methodist Church. The event will be held in the Family Life Center at noon.

Tickets are $6 and can be reserved by calling the church office at 770-461-4313 by Oct. 2.

Curry has devoted more than 25 years studying Thomas’s 41-year diary of 450,000 words to chronicle her life.

Generous donation

Shown (L-R) are  Becky Hendershot, chief financial officer, Fayette Senior Services; Nancy Meaders, president and CEO, Fayette Senior Services; and Pastor B.A. Jackson, Fellowship of Love Church. Photo/Special.

Fellowship of Love Church (FOLC) in Fayetteville recently donated $2,500 to Fayette Senior Services as a contribution towards its building expansion fund. The donation is part of the 2014 Empowerment Package FOLC is awarding to Fayette Senior Services and is valued at approximately $7,500. Other components of the package will include 24 fitness chairs, an elliptical machine and funds for support technology. Shown (L-R) are Becky Hendershot, chief financial officer, Fayette Senior Services; Nancy Meaders, president and CEO, Fayette Senior Services; and Pastor B.A. Read More»

Seeing cops through race-colored glasses

In response to David Browning, “How could cop shoot unarmed man 6 times?”


Just like the two East Point, Ga., officers tazed a man they caught up with after chasing him down. A man who was unarmed, out of breath, sitting on the ground, fully winded and presenting no immediate danger to the two officers. Yet they tazed [shocked]this partially incapacitated man so many times he died.

How could two cops taze an unarmed man so many times he died? Read More»

BP, lawyers and the environmental trough

I would like to give another side to David Browning’s letter of Sept. 17. In the first place I would not consider it gross negligence, only negligence. It could be gross negligence not drilling for oil off the coast of California that regularly washes up on the beaches because of natural leaching from the ocean floor. Read More»

Marcus Glenn Howell, 72, of Fayetteville

Marcus Glenn Howell, 72, of Fayetteville, passed away September 23, 2014.
He was preceded in death by his parents Alvin and Opal Howell and brother Jimmy Howell.
He is survived by his wife Cathy Howell of Fayetteville; son Marcus Glenn (Emily) of Rowlett, Texas; son David Wayne of Fayetteville; and son Christopher James (Kimber) of Atlanta; 5 grandchildren; brother Dr. Douglas (Deborah) Howell of Peachtree City; and nieces & nephews. Read More»