Fayetteville

Jones: ‘What would you do?’

[Editor’s note: The Citizen posed several questions to John E. Jones, one of the plaintiffs in the Voting Rights Act lawsuit, following the close of qualifying for the upcoming primary elections. The questions follow Mr. Jones’ response below.]

The most important thing I can tell you is that the lawsuit is a result of a violation of the Voting Rights Act more so than a discrimination lawsuit.

The NAACP never wanted to sue and truly hoped for an out of court settlement.

During the qualifying period, candidates were totally free to run or withdraw as they see fit. Read More»

Crime blights Fayette

Thank you so much for what you do. We the citizens of Fayette County feel this paper on Wednesday is “our” paper.

But, how very, very sad to see crime all over the front page. This is your job to report and we need to know. However, the citizens of Fayette County need to stand up for decency and quit being so nice and politically correct if this is what it brings.

We have been residents since 1976 and the changes of current times are very disturbing. Even something as minor as the trash up and down the side of the roads and in parking lots shows the lack of respect for our county. Read More»

Myeloma numbers increase

I am contacting you about a proclamation that [was] presented to our group March 20 by Mayor Clifton and the Fayetteville City Council. This proclamation [also declared] March as Myeloma Awareness Month.

I am a member of the Southside Myeloma Support Group led by Mrs. Doris Morgan, founder. Additionally, we work closely with the Emory Winship Cancer Institute, which serves over 1,000 myeloma patients.

We appreciate the mayor’s help in raising awareness of myeloma, also called multiple myeloma. Read More»

Mount Olive Baptist plans Men’s Day, revivals for April

Mt. Olive Baptist Church will celebrate Men’s Day on April 13 with guest speaker Minister Antone Smith at 10 a.m. The church also will have three consecutive Wednesday Night Revivals, April 16, 23 and 30, each at 7 p.m. nightly.

Pastor Tamarcus Cook of St. Smyrna Baptist Church will preach on April 16, Pastor Keith Staley of Chosen Generation will speak April 23, and Pastor Collier Starks of Rebirth Christian Outreach Center will speak on April 30.

Mt. Olive is at 1565 Ga. Hwy. 92 N., Fayetteville.

Forty days for the kingdom continues through Holy Week

The focus on Forty Days For the Kingdom began Ash Wednesday at Fayetteville First United Methodist Church and will continue through Holy Week as congregants prepare for Easter through self-reflection, outreach, and a conscious focus to “let the kingdom of God come first.”

Sunday worship at 8:30, 9:45 and 11 a.m. each week has focused on something new — new creation, birth, church, eyes, and people. As the church begins Holy Week, the Palm Sunday reminder of a new king will be celebrated with a palm processional by the children at all services. Read More»

FFUMC offers varied health and fitness programs

Members of the Fayette community are invited to get fit and stay healthy with PiYo, Zumba, Yoga, Pilates and the new Move 4 Life program at Fayetteville First United Methodist Church.

“We offer classes for all fitness levels in the mornings, afternoons and evenings,” says associate pastor and instructor Kristin Heiden. “You can work on flexibility and balance or get your heart really pumping. It’s up to you.”

PiYo, a combination of pilates and yoga, is a great class for balance, flexibility and strength. The hour-long class is offered Mondays at 7 p.m. Read More»

Caldwell to provide music, fun, lessons at Heritage Christian

Ronnie Caldwel

Ronnie Caldwell and the Peaceable Kingdom Ministry will provide music, object lessons and family fun during both worship hours on Easter Sunday at Heritage Christian Church. Childcare for babies and toddlers will be provided at the 9:30 and 11 a.m. services. The program is geared toward kids from kindergarten age through adults. Read More»

Heritage Christian will offer only one service on April 27

Heritage Christian Church in Fayetteville invites local families in the community to its Sunday, April 27 service. The church will offer one worship service at 10 a.m. on the lawn outside the worship center.

The service is designed to provide a sneak peek at the summer sermon series and children’s programming.

Pastor Doug Fultz says, “Our church is ready and mobilized to engage the community. We are excited to share the vision of what we are doing this summer.” Read More»

Ruby Keith, age 96, of Fayetteville

Ruby Keith, age 96, of Fayetteville, Ga., died on Friday, March 28, 2014. Mrs. Keith was born in Jackson, Ga., on December 30, 1917.  Daughter of the late Robert and Pearl Cawthon, she is preceded in death by Henry H. Keith, husband of 69 years, and her brother Robert Stanley Cawthon. Read More»

John D. Ferrell, 77, of Fayetteville

John D. Ferrell

John D. Ferrell, 77, of Fayetteville, Ga., but a native of Hapeville, passed away April 4, 2014. He was a Batallion Chief for the City of Atlanta Fire Department. He served his country in the U.S. Army doing Military Intelligence. He was an avid sports fan who loved his Atlanta Braves, Falcons, and the Georgia Bulldogs. In his spare time he enjoyed cultivating flowers and plants, golfing and fishing. Read More»

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