Regional

Mr. Donald Kelley Knowles, 74, of Riverdale

Mr. Donald Kelley Knowles, 74, of Riverdale, passed away on February 9, 2011, following a valiant battle with cancer.

Mr. Knowles was a veteran who proudly served his country in the United States Marine Corps, retiring after 20 years of service which included two tours of duty in Vietnam. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and friend and it was said that he never met a stranger. He was an outdoorsman who loved fishing and an accomplished mechanic who could fix practically anything. In his spare time he was an avid viewer of the Fox News Channel. Read More»

Mr. Billy Derel Nation, Sr., 74, of Riverdale

Mr. Billy Derel Nation, Sr., 74, of Riverdale, passed away on February 8, 2011.

Mr. Nation was a member of the Early Ford V8 Club of Fayetteville and Vintage Chevrolet Club of America in Warner Robins. He retired after 42 years with Turner Broadcasting.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Andrew and Jewell Nation; son Alan Nation; sister-in-law Ann Nation. Read More»

Religion Briefs 02/09/11

Edgefield will host Valentine dinner
The Edgefield Church Family invites the entire community to join them on Saturday, Feb. 12, at 6 p.m. for their “Taste of Italy” Valentine Dinner in the George Porter Fellowship Hall. Admission is $30 for couples and $15 for singles. The event will feature live music and great fellowship. Edgefield is at 140 Church St. in downtown Fayetteville. For more information call the church, 770-461-7388.

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Woods-Tew wedding

Mr. & Mrs. Tew

Jill Maria Woods and Dwayne Hulon Tew were married at Grace Christian Church on Nov. 20, 2010, in Helena, Ala. David Devane, of Birmingham, Ala., conducted the wedding.

The bride is the daughter of Douglas and Lynda Woods of Peachtree City. She is the granddaughter of the late Byron and Rachel Woods, of Hapeville, and the late Armp Rafferty and Margaret Rafferty of Owensboro, Ky.

The groom is the son of Johnny Tew and Dianne Tew, of Slocumb, Ala. He is the grandson of the late Paul Peel and Mary Peel, and the late Hulon and Mildred Tew, all of Slocomb. Read More»

New vestry at Nativity

From left, back row:  Patricia Hamilton, Leon Walker, Bob Page and Fred Lusk (junior warden), all continuing vestry members. Photo/Special.

Members of the Episcopal Church of the Nativity elected new vestry members at the parish’s annual meeting Sunday, Jan. 30. From left, front row, are the Rev. Rita Henault, rector; Colin Mitchell, a new vestryman; Anne Martz, senior warden; and Ross Terry, a new vestryman named to the first youth position on the parish governing board. From left, back row: Patricia Hamilton, Leon Walker, Bob Page and Fred Lusk (junior warden), all continuing vestry members. Photo/Special.

F'ville Mayor Steele: ‘Not committed to regional tax — yet’

Fayetteville Mayor Kenneth Steele.

Fayetteville Mayor Ken Steele said last week he is not ready to support a proposed 1 percent Regional Transportation sales tax, but if the project list has enough bang for Fayette’s buck, he would support it.

That project list will be voted on by a 21-member Regional Transportation Roundtable which includes Steele along with Fayette County Commission Chairman Herb Frady.

“I will support it if there is regional equity, and there is a project list that has direct benefits to the citizens of Fayette County,” Steele said. Read More»

Rep. Ramsey preps tough immigration law

Under a proposed law being introduced this Wednesday by Rep. Matt Ramsey (R-Peachtree City), employers across the state will be required to verify the residency status of all new job applicants to make sure only American citizens or properly documented aliens can be hired. Read More»

Religion Briefs 01/26/11

Summit will host benefit concert
Wilmesherr, a band from Middle Tennessee University, will be in concert Friday, Jan. 28 at The Summit Church. The concert will begin at 7 p.m. with doors opening at 6. There is no charge for admission; however canned goods are requested. The staple food items will be donated to Fayette Samaritans, food bank. Go to www.thesummitpc.net for directions to the church or call 770-460-3335. Info on “Wilmesherr “ can be found on itunes.

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Skiing injuries

By Michael Cushing, MD
Georgia Bone and Joint, LLC

Ski and snowboarding injuries are coming in to our office. The snow is on the slopes, the chair lifts are up and running and the weekend warriors are out. The combination of poor conditioning, inflexible joints and stiff muscles leads to injury on the slopes. Read More»

Jessica R. Grenier, 27, of Union City

Jessica R. Grenier, 27, of Union City, passed away on January 22, 2011.

Jessica dearly loved animals and fostered several dogs. She was an avid sports fan and cheered especially for the New England Patriots and the Texas Rangers. Jessica was a devoted member of Woolsey Baptist Church. Read More»