Fayette County

Ebola protocols change again for local schools

The Ga. Dept. of Public Health (DPH) issued an Oct. 24 update on the Ebola virus for Georgia educators. Students who have traveled to an affected country will undergo the 21-day monitoring by school staff and/or health department staff. Read More»

A half-dozen burned dogs — Is it evil or just ignorance?

Erin Meurer, rescue coordinator for Fayette Animal Hospital, holds Maddy, a 4-month-old bulldog mix, recovering from burns most likely caused by an over-the-counter flea prevention treatment. Photo/Bethan Adams.

Fayette Animal Hospital has treated 6 in the past 6 months from S. Fulton

Six badly burned dogs have been found in and around Fulton County in the past six months and five of them were treated in Fayette.

A Rottweiler, Dante, was found first, with burns covering his backside. Then 4-month-old pit bull-boxer mix Baloo, and 12-week-old lab mix, Cubbie, soon after. The worst was Tiberius, a Rottweiler around 5 years old, who was found with second- and third-degree burns covering his back and with blood seeping from his paws. Read More»

Fayette early voting extends through Friday

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Election Day is next week and the time for advanced voting will end Oct. 31. With those deadlines looming, it is time for Fayette County voters to have their say on local and statewide races and two proposed constitutional amendments. Read More»

NAACP speaker: Keep working to overcome ‘dream haters’

Derrick Boazman. Photo/Ben Nelms.

The keynote speaker for the 17th Annual Freedom Fund Banquet sponsored by the Fayette County Branch of the of the NAACP held Oct. 25 was radio personality, community activist and former Atlanta City Councilman Derrick Boazman.

Boazman in speaking about the lawsuit on district voting said Fayette is a county where the NAACP had to file suit to get equity and a level playing field.

“We’ve come all the way from Carver Homes (where Boazman lived as a child) to Aberdeen Parkway,” Boazman said. Read More»

What big teeth you have, Ghoul!

What big teeth you have, Ghoul!

(L-R) Cody Gum, Jessica Abraham, Austin Gum and Zachary Abraham compare their Halloween costumes during the outdoor event at the county government complex Saturday that combined Fayetteville Market Day and Trick or Treat on Main Street. More photos on Page C8. Photo/Bethan Adams.

Shop FFUMC’s Christmas Marketplace this Saturday

Get a jump start on Christmas shopping this Saturday at the 25th annual Christmas Marketplace at Fayetteville First United Methodist Church.

The event will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and will feature more than 80 unique vendors selling a large variety of items located throughout the entire church. Read More»

JC & Lena Weston's 50th Anniversary

JC and Lena Weston

JC (John) and Lena Weston celebrated their 50th Anniversary with family and friends October 11th at the Historic Train Depot in downtown Fayetteville.  The two were married in Fayetteville in 1964, which is where they have continued to reside.

Both are active members of the North Peachtree congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses. JC continues to work as a construction contractor however; most days are now spent enjoying some of Fayetteville’s finest fishing ponds.  Read More»

Franklin-Long engagement

Chloe Leigh Franklin engaged to 2LT John Christopher Long

Matthew and Anne Franklin of Peachtree City, Georgia announce the engagement of their daughter, Chloe Leigh Franklin to 2LT John Christopher Long, son of Dr. James and Lisa Long of Newnan, Georgia.

The bride-to-be is is the granddaughter of Weldon and Betsy Franklin of Dallas, Texas and the late Frank McArdle, of Duxbury, Massachusetts and Joanne McArdle of Pembroke, Massachusetts.

The groom-to-be is the grandson of Quince and Pat Burton, of Newnan, Georgia and the late Sam Long and Bernice Long of Buffalo, New York. Read More»

You’re never too old for some things

Shown is Christian Jubin from Christ Our Shepherd Lutheran Church receiving candy from Marie Ball, 101 years old, while Trick-or-Treating last year at Heritage Assisted Living. Photo/Special.

Children from Christ Our Shepherd Lutheran Church will Trick-or-Treat at Heritage of Peachtree Assisted Living on Oct. 29. They will also participate in “reverse” Trick-or-Treating when they take to the residents bags of candy they have collected. On Nov. 2 many of the children will bring a “tithe” of their Halloween candy to church give to needy persons. Shown is Christian Jubin from Christ Our Shepherd Lutheran Church receiving candy from Marie Ball, 101 years old, while Trick-or-Treating last year at Heritage Assisted Living. Photo/Special.

Hopewell UMC to host Fisher for book signing tomorrow

Rosemary Fisher

Hopewell United Methodist Church in Tyrone will host a book signing and talk by Rosemary Fisher, author of the newly published book “The Smokin’ Hot Bride of Christ.” The event will take place on Thursday, Oct. 30, at 7 p.m.

The subtitle of the book is “Rapture Ready” and the book is about “ ... preparing your mind, body and spirit for His glorious return.”

The book is based on scripture from Corinthians and is appropriate for both men and women. Read More»