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Fayette gets good news on I-85/Hwy. 74 interchange

Proposed improvements to the I-85/Ga. Highway 74 interchange have gotten approval from the Federal Highway Administration to move forward, county officials announced last week.

“We have jumped through a lot of hoops and overcome a lot of obstacles to make this project happen,” said Fayette County Board of Commissioners chairman Steve Brown, Read More»

Religion Briefs 10/15/14

Fundraiser for the Bounds family set
Eleventh Hour Call Ministries in Fayetteville will host a fund raising benefit and community-wide gathering for the Randy Bounds family which has suffered personal tragedies and financial setbacks recently. The event will be held at 383 Fayette Place in Fayetteville on Saturday, Oct. 18, beginning at 6 p.m., and will feature music, inspirational word and fellowship. For more information, contact Wanda Hawkins, 770 - 842 - 4604.

Men’s breakfast set at Dogwood Read More»

VA, Army have some work to do

If you think that the VA is the bad organization or agency, dig deeper. They are the end to a flawed process at the Wounded Warriors Transition Battalions (WTB) or units that were put in place to help soldiers receive the benefits they are entitled to and help them to smoothly transition back into their community.

However, that is not the case because some soldiers are not being treated for total injuries or mental problems and some leave in more pain than when they came into the WTB process. Read More»

John Louis Brittis, 88

John Louis Brittis, 88, passed away on October 7, 2014 in Enfield, New Hampshire, where he had lived with his daughter and her family.

John was born on April 1, 1926 in Yonkers, N.Y.; the son of Nicola and Mary Brittis. John grew up in Yonkers, New York. He later served in World War II along with his brother Nicholas. In 1949, John graduated from New York University and on September 10,1950 he married the love of his life, Catherine Gallo. John went on to get another degree in Pharmacy from St. Johns University in 1952. Read More»

GMC, Southern Crescent Tech agree to partner

Ga. Military College (GMC) President Lt. Gen. William Caldwell, left, and Southern Crescent Technical College (SCTC) President Randall Peters signed an agreement on Sept. 29 signifying that GMC will guarantee admission to SCTC graduates with an Associate of Applied Science degree into GMC’s new four-year Bachelor of Applied Science program. The new four-year program will be offered at GMC’s Fayetteville campus expected to open in August 2015. Photo/Submitted.

A Sept. 29 agreement between Ga. Military College (GMC) and Southern Crescent Technical College (SCTC) will pave the way for SCTC students graduating with an associate’s degree in Applied Science to be guaranteed acceptance to GMC’s new four-year program which will lead to a bachelor’s degree in Applied Science.

GMC is expected to break ground on its new West Fayetteville campus on Oct. 16. The new 26,000 sq. ft. classroom building is expected to open for classes next August. The four-year Applied Science program will be one of GMC’s academic offerings in Fayetteville. Read More»

Religion Briefs 10/08/14

Woolsey’s AWANA event set for tonight
Woolsey Baptist Church, 115 Hampton Rd. in Fayetteville, will have AWANA Parent’s Night on Wednesday, Oct. 8, at 6:30 p.m.  A Chick-fil-A dinner will be served for $2 per person. Contact the church office, 770- 461- 9618 or visit  http://www.woolseybaptist.org/ for more info.

Fall Gospel Meetings start tomorrow Read More»

Hall-Hollis engagement

Ashley Elizabeth engaged to Jeffrey Wilson Hollis

Kirk and Becky Hall of Brooks, Ga. announce the engagement of their daughter, Ashley Elizabeth to Jeffrey Wilson Hollis, son of Eric and Cheryl Hollis of Savannah, Ga.

The bride-to-be is the granddaughter of Frances and Jerry Brown of Milton, Fla. and the late Bill Holland of Longwood, Fla. and Janice and George Hall of Evergreen, Colo.

The groom-to-be is the grandson of Frank and the late Jean Fox of Carrollton, Ga. and Winn and Jean Hollis of Rumney, N. H.

Ashley is a 2010 graduate of the University of Georgia and holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Dance. Read More»

Power struggle at ARC: Board delays controversial vote

A move to adopt proposed bylaw changes by the Atlanta Regional Commission board that has raised the ire of some Fayette County leaders was postponed for a month. Read More»

Religion Briefs 10/01/14

Holy Trinity will have Memorial Mass
Embrace Ministry of Holy Trinity will host a Memorial Mass in honor of all babies lost during pregnancy, stillbirth or first year of life, to be held at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Peachtree City. on Saturday, Oct. 4 at 10:30 a.m. Attendees can honor their child, inscribe their baby’s name in the book of  life, and gather with other families that have gone through the same suffering. RSVP to marciapoynter@gmail.com.

Woolsey to host family lunch Read More»

Lawanda Jean Corley, 65, of Roswell

Lawanda Jean Corley, 65, of Roswell, Ga. passed away on September 23, 2014 following a lengthy illness.

She was born on October 17, 1948 in St. Petersburg, Fla. to Herman Otto and Margie Eugenia DuBose. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Richard Allan Corley of Birmingham, Ala. and second husband, William Bonds of Docena, Ala. Read More»

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