Fayetteville

Providence will celebrate Hanging of the Greens

Providence United Methodist Church invites the community to a special worship service, called “Hanging of the Greens,”this Sunday, Nov. 30, at 10:30 a.m.

Providence Senior Pastor Diane Parrish explains,”Hanging of the Greens is a worship service for the whole family where we explain the significance of Christian symbols like the Christmas tree, wreaths, colors of the Christian year and poinsettias, as we start the Advent season. We will have only one worship service that morning, at 10:30 a.m. “ Read More»

Debbie Harbin to speak at ladies’ Christmas tea

 The Harbin family (L-R), Michael Harbin, Gracie Harbin (child), Cayllr Harbin, Daniel Harbin (standing), Sophie Harbin (baby), Hayley Harbin, Marty Harbin, Debbie Harbin, Matthew Harbin, Holly Harbin, Clayton (baby), Heather McDaniel, Ellie (baby), David Harbin (standing), Ryan McMichael. Photo/Special.

Heritage Reformed Baptist Church’s annual Ladies Christmas Tea will be held Saturday, Dec. 6 at the church. This year’s speaker will be Debbie Harbin, the wife of newly elected state senator Marty Harbin. Debbie’s message will be “Treasuring The Christ of Christmas.”

Debbie grew up in Jacksonville, Fla. and after graduating from high school attended Georgia Baptist School of Nursing in Atlanta. She became an R.N. in 1977 and worked as a nurse for the next seven years. Read More»

A Democrat woman’s perspective on David Barlow

I met David Barlow in the spring of this year, after he made some disparaging remarks on Facebook about female Democrats. His comments left me mad enough to spit nails, as my mother would have said, and I requested a meeting with him to discuss them.

He replied immediately, and we set a date for me to come to the office and talk. I walked in and introduced myself as a Democrat who was very unhappy to be pigeonholed, to be dismissed as one dimensional, just a member of a registered political party. Read More»

GOP: Barlow doesn’t represent our views

On Nov. 13, 2014, Commissioner David Barlow made some inflammatory and inappropriate remarks at the County Commission meeting.

While Mr. Barlow was elected as a Republican candidate, it should be clearly understood that his statements are neither endorsed nor embraced by the Fayette County Republican Party.

Moreover, his attempt to buttress his personal expression by adding that his declaration was done “in the mighty name of Jesus” made it even more objectionable. The Jesus I know and love preached a message of love and forgiveness. Read More»

Ornaments on display for troops

The Frankie Lyle Chapter, #2072, United Daughters of the Confederacy, announce the opportunity to add the name of one or more military veterans on its Veterans Christmas tree displayed in front of the American Legion Post House in Fayetteville.

Each ornament is $10. Submit the name of your veteran or someone currently serving in the military, and the UDC will apply that name on an ornament and place it on the tree. Read More»

Grubbs signs with USM

Seated, from left, are Bobby Grubbs, Joanne Grubbs, Rob Grubbs, Brielle Grubbs, Natalie Grubbs, Judy McNair and Frank McNair. Standing, from left, are Coach Charles Echols, Coach Denise Roth and Coach Vic Loveless. Photo/Submitted.

Brielle Grubbs is on her way to fulfilling a lifelong dream of playing college softball, having signed with the University of Southern Mississippi Golden Eagles.

An accomplished outfielder both offensively and defensively, she was nominated to the Softball Hot 100 Watch List (2013), named to the All County and All Region teams (2012 and 2013), received the Whitewater High School (WHS) Freshman of the Year Award (2011) and the Stephanie Phillips Leadership Award (2011) as a freshman starting outfielder for a Whitewater team that finished as state runnerup. Read More»

William Homer Cooper, 85, of Fayetteville

William Homer Cooper

William Homer Cooper, 85, of Fayetteville, passed away peacefully on November 19, 2014.

He was a long-time member of Fayetteville First Baptist Church. He served as a deacon at Morrow First Baptist Church, Harp's Crossing Baptist Church and Fayetteville First Baptist Church. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge for over 50 years and was active in several civic organizations. Homer retired in 1991 as a Zone Manager after 43 years of service with Ford Motor Company. He enjoyed traveling and flying his airplane. Read More»

And he's checking them twice

And he's checking them twice

Fayetteville Public Works employee Reggie Williams checks the Christmas lights that soon will decorate downtown Fayetteville. Photo/Bethan Adams.

Tyrone woman dies in F'ville traffic accident

A 23-year-old Tyrone resident was killed in a Nov. 19 traffic accident in Fayetteville. The accident is under investigation.

Fayetteville Police Department spokesman Mike Whitlow said an investigation is underway into the death of Tyrone resident Charis Walker and the injury of two others.

Walker in her Toyota Camry was crossing Ga. Highway 54 East from Cobblestone Boulevard to Weatherly Drive at approximately 11 p.m. when her vehicle was struck on the driver’s side by a Dodge Caliber driven by Richard Jennings, 46, of Ellenwood. Read More»

1 killed, 2 injured in F’ville collision

A Tyrone woman was fatally injured and two other people hurt Wednesday night when two cars collided on Ga. Highway 54 East in Fayetteville. Read More»