Fayette County

Registration continues for Woolsey’s 5k run for missions

The fourth annual 5k for missions at Woolsey Baptist Church will be held Saturday, Dec. 6. Registration is now open and continues through Friday, Dec. 5 (2-4 p.m.) and until 7:30 a.m. on race day.

A 1k (kid’s fun run) begins at 8:30 a.m. and the 5k at 9 a.m. The cost is $10 for the 1k and $25 for the 5k with a family max of $60. The family max is not available with online registration or with registrations after Nov. 23.

Hot chocolate, Christmas cookies, water and breakfast items will be served afterwards. Read More»

OM opens registration for January ‘Perspectives’ class

Enrollment is now open for Operation Mobilization’s upcoming “Perspectives on the World Christian Movement” class which will begin Jan. 8 and will meet weekly through May 7 (16 Thursdays). The class will meet from 6-9 p.m. at Operation Mobilization, 285 Lynnwood Ave., Tyrone.

“For four decades, God has used “Perspectives” to give almost a quarter million people a better understanding of how they fit into God’s story,” said class spokesperson Kristi Threatt. “Perspectives is more than a class. It is part of God’s global disciple making movement.” Read More»

Fayetteville Main Street’s Christmas ornament has arrived

Artist Viki Turner holds the 2014 Fayetteville Main Street Christmas ornament, a reproduction of her orginal painting of the American Legion Post House. Photo/Tommy Turner.

Fayetteville Main Street Program’s annual Christmas ornament has arrived. The scene this year is from a painting of the Post House by local artist Vicki Turner.

Turner has 41 years of experience in art and design. She has been previously chosen to paint a Christmas ornament representing the state of Georgia for the Washington, D.C., White House Christmas tree.

The Fayette County ornament is for sale at $10 and can be purchased at Fayetteville City Hall, the Main Street Welcome Center in the old Courthouse on the Square, and the Holliday-Dorsey-Fife Museum. Read More»

Commissioner Barlow unloads on Democrats

Fayette County District 1 Commissioner David Barlow. File photo.

What began as a tribute to veterans and included a congratulatory message to an incoming commissioner was quickly overshadowed by a tirade against liberal media and Democrats across the nation made at the close of the Nov. 13 meeting of the Fayette County Board of Commissioners.

Commissioner David Barlow made his remarks during the “Commissioners’ Reports” portion of the meeting, the last item on the agenda before executive session. He provided members of the press with a written copy before the meeting began. Read More»

Girlfriend insulted, man uses a bat on the insulter

Jail photo of Emmanuel Landeros-Lopez from the Fayette County Sheriff's Department.

Yes, words — and a baseball bat — can cause a skull fracture.

That’s what happened when Read More»

Car chase ends in house crash

Photo of car that crashed into residence from the Fayette County Sheriff's Department.

Two Stockbridge women, chased by deputies Nov. 13, jumped from their moving vehicle just before it crashed into a home in Read More»

Fayette BoE sets policy for using its reserves of 10%

Superintendent Joseph Barrow. File photo.

The Fayette County Board of Education on Nov. 17 adopted a policy that will require an annual reserve fund up of to 10 percent of general operating fund revenues. Expenditures from the reserve fund must be approved by the school board.

The school system for the past two years has kept a 10 percent reserve in the budget, though it came with no policy to regulate how the funds could be spent. Read More»

Thomas Matthew Tamblyn, Jr., 88, of Peachtree City

Thomas Matthew Tamblyn, Jr., 88, of Peachtree City, Ga., passed away November 10, 2014. Read More»

Joseph Robert Bowers of Fayetteville

Joseph Robert "Joe" Bowers passed away Sunday, November 16, 2014.

He was born in Fayetteville, Ga., May 01, 1924 to the late Joseph Edward Bowers and Winnie Clyde Mask Bowers. Read More»

Barry Moore, 38, of Fayetteville

Barry "Scott" Moore, 38, of Fayetteville, passed away on November 13, 2014.

Mr. Moore is preceded in death by his grandparents, Benjamin and Rose Estrada and Joseph and Mildred Moore.

He is survived by his son, Corben Moore of Loganville; daughter, Cabrie Moore of Loganville; parents, Barry and Dolores Moore of Jonesboro; brother, Corey Moore of Athens, as well as numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and family friends. Read More»

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