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»

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»

George North Sparrow, Jr. of Fayetteville

George North Sparrow, Jr. of Fayetteville passed away on November 15, 2014 at Southwest Christian Hospice in Union City.

He was a graduate of Walter F. George School of Law at Mercer University and was in private practice in the Atlanta area for 44 years, several years as attorney for the City of East Point.

He was the son of the late George North Sparrow and Sarah Holland Sparrow of Tifton.

He is survived by his wife, Gail Nolan Sparrow; sons George Sparrow III and Greg (Angelique) Sparrow with two grandchildren; brothers, Henry (Linda) Sparrow and Paul (Debbie) Sparrow. Read More»

Things to do-Nov.19-Dec.13


November 19

The McIntosh High School drama department will be performing an encore of the one-act play “Five Kinds of Silence” at 7 p.m. in the McIntosh Auditorium. Tickets are $5 and can be reserved by emailing Tickets will also be available at the door for $5.

November 20
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Girl Scouts to aid in Line Creek cleanup

“Breakfast with Santa” returns to Tyrone on Sat., Dec. 6, 8:30–11:00 am, at Sandy Creek High School in Tyrone. The pancake breakfast will raise funds for the school’s choral program. Photo/Submitted.Girl Scout Cadettes, Ana Hall and Mallory Plunkett, from Service Unit 617 in Fayette County are hosting a community cleanup project at the Line Creek Nature Area to complete their Girl Scout Silver Award Project Nov. 22 from 9 a.m. until noon. Read More»

Whitewater grad now airman

Jeremy Barber

Local graduates from basic training in Texas

Air Force Airman Jeremy K. Barber graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.

The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness and basic warfare principles and skills.

Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force.

Barber is the son of Derek K. Barber of McDonough, Ga., and Amanda L. Hall of Ellijay, Ga. Read More»