Fayetteville city workers gather for holiday party

Fayetteville city workers gather for holiday party

It is easy to tell it’s Christmas in Fayetteville. A portion of the city’s staff and elected officials took time out recently to send a Merry Christmas message to Fayetteville residents. Photo/Submitted.

Home design committee appointed by F’ville Mayor Clifton

Fayetteville Mayor Greg Clifton appointed two city councilmen Dec. 18 to serve on a committee that will review changes to architectural guidelines on future Fayetteville homes.

The proposed guidelines would require builders to echo the home’s front details along the sides of the house.

The guidelines caused some disagreement from local builders and residents, leading the council to create a committee to review the changes. Read More»

Remembering Robert Jordan, F’ville’s beloved junkman

Robert Jordan took a moment for an undated snapshot by his customer and friend, Carla Harrison, manager of Fayette Antique Mall. Jordan’s funeral was Dec. 20, and dignitaries from Fayette County and beyond turned out to eulogize the man who ran the landmark salvage store in Fayetteville for decades and left an indelible impression on generations of residents. Photo/Carla Harrison.

It looks abandoned.

Whispers of history ride along with the cold, winter wind, rattling the white doors that are now rolled down.

What junk that’s left outside is covered in tarps, oddly giving some semblance of familiarity to the stark, bare dirt yard.

On the corner out front there are a bouquets of flowers and a teddy bear where a line of old, rusty lawn-mowers might have sat in Jordan Sales & Salvage’s glory days.

The weathered junkyard is a symbol of home for old Fayetteville residents and sometimes an eyesore for the brand new ones.
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A camel for Christmas . . . and sheep and children and . . .

A camel for Christmas . . . and sheep and children and . . .

Chester the Camel is part of a live nativity that will be featured during today’s Christmas Eve candlelight service at 4 p.m. at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church on Ga. Highway 314 in Fayetteville. Pastor Justin Kollmeyer stands at the rear center in red. Photo/Submitted.

In at-large voting, ‘I had 0/5ths vote’

In response to Mr. Mike Mahoney’s claim to have lost four-fifths of his vote, I say I am so sorry for your loss. It must be terrible to lose four-fifths of your vote so we both can equally have one vote for our county commission and school board.

Ironically, the Voting Rights Act was passed 50 years ago because elections had been “rigged” in favor of white candidates for centuries. District voting is an appropriate remedy for government to be inclusive rather than exclusive. Isn’t that fair? Read More»

Larsh-Bassler engagement

Katherine Anne Larsh engaged to Erik Ryan Bassler

Mr. and Mrs. Timothy Peterson of Fayetteville, Ga. and Mr. and Mrs. John Larsh of Black Mountain, N.C. are delighted to announce the engagement of their daughter, Katherine Anne Larsh to Erik Ryan Bassler, son of Mr. and Mrs. Steven Bassler of Homosassa Springs, Fla.

The bride-to-be is a 2009 graduate of Starr's Mill High School and a 2013 graduate of the University of Georgia with a Bachelor of Science in Biological Sciences. She is starting the Accelerated Masters of Nursing Pathway program at the University of Alabama at Birmingham in January of 2015. Read More»

GriefShare to start at FPC

Fayette Presbyterian Church will host its next 13-week GriefShare session beginning Sunday, Jan. 4 at 2 p.m. This session features all new materials.

GriefShare is a special seminar and support group for people grieving the loss of someone close. Each session includes a video seminar and group discussion. GriefShare is a nondenominational group that is Christ-centered.

For more information or to register, call Fayette Presbyterian Church, 770-461-7147.

GDC promotes F’ville local to division director

Scott Poitevint. Photo/Courtesy of the GDC.

Georgia Department of Corrections (GDC) Commissioner Brian Owens announced the promotion of Scott Poitevint as division director of administration effective Jan. 16, 2015.

Poitevint will supersede Becky East who recently accepted the position of chief financial officer of the Georgia Department of Revenue.

As division director, Poitevint will be responsible for overseeing two main function areas for the agency: financial management and asset management. Read More»

Middle schoolers learn coding

Students listen to a guided tutorial as they learn computer coding basics during the “Hour of Code” event held at Bennett’s Mill Middle as part of Computer Science Education Week. Photo/Submitted.

98 percent student participation in program at Bennet’s Mill

Computer Science Education Week at Bennett’s Mill Middle included participation in one of the largest global learning events in history.

Students at the school joined millions around the world as participants in the “Hour of Code” during the week of Dec. 8-14.

98 percent of more than 980 students at Bennett’s Mill took part in the program. In just one hour, students were introduced to computer coding basics, showing them that programming is fun and for all ages.

The program was an effort to demystify computer science and get more students interested in technology-related careers. Read More»

Joy Brown, 67, of Fayetteville

Joy Brown, 67, of Fayetteville passed away December 22, 2014.

Mrs. Brown was a member of New Hope Baptist Church North. She retired from Wesley Lakes Elementary School in McDonough, GA where she was a school teacher. Joy was raised in Augusta, Arkansas. She is a graduate of Arkansas State University with a Bachelor and Masters degree in education. Read More»

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