Fayetteville

Downtown Fayetteville will be alive this weekend

Downtown Fayetteville will be alive this weekend

Downtown Fayetteville will be the place to be this weekend with a series of Main Street events for the whole family.

At the Gazebo, residents can shop at an extended Market Day that runs from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m.

With over 80 vendors, it should be easy to find special and unique, handcrafted gifts to help get a head start on holiday shopping.

Joyce Waits, Main Street program manager, said that Market Days have been well received within the community. Read More»

Crowds turn out for annual F'ville Cemetery Spirit Walk

One of the ghostly visitors at the Fayetteville Cemetery on Oct. 17 and 18 for the annual Cemetery Spirit Walk was John Henry "Doc" Holliday. Any resemblance to Fayette resident Lance Gault was strictly coincidental. Photo/Ben Nelms.

There was plenty of ghostly action at the Fayetteville Cemetery Oct. 17 and 18 for the 7th Annual Historic Cemetery Spirit Walk.

Sponsored by Main Street Fayetteville, the annual event has residents playing the part of some of Fayette County's notable citizens from the past.

The cemetery is nearly 200 years old, with the earliest graves dating to the 1820s.

Ground broken for GMC campus in F'ville

Officials from Ga. Military College, Fayetteville and Fayette County threw the first shovels of dirt at the Oct. 16 groundbreaking for the new GMC campus in Fayetteville expected to open in August 2015. Photo/Ben Nelms.

Officials from Ga. Military College, Fayetteville and Fayette County threw the first shovels of dirt at the Oct. 16 groundbreaking for the new GMC campus in Fayetteville expected to open in August 2015.

Arsonist torches house with owner inside

Fayetteville Police have arrested a Stockbridge man in connection with a Fayetteville house fire that occurred Sept. 27.

Rico Jermaine Williams 30, was arrested on Oct. 9 and is in the Fayette County Jail charged with one count of first degree arson and one count of burglary, according to Det. Mike Whitlow.

Whitlow said the Fayetteville Fire Dept. on Sept. 27 responded to a house fire at 100 Holly Ave which was fully engulfed. Neighbors reported seeing a subject enter the home through a window and leave shortly before the fire started, Whitlow said. Read More»

Providence offers special program for single parents

After hosting Divorce Care classes for the past nine years, Providence United Methodist Church now has a special program, The Umbrella, for all single parents in the community.

Classes meet at 9:30 or 10:45 a.m. every Sunday in room 106. Free nursery, children and teen classes are provided during both classes.

Interested parents should email their interest to umbrella@provumc.com. Read More»

What’s right with Fayette Chamber?

After over a decade at the helm of the Fayette Chamber of Commerce, I have let our board and staff know that it is my plan to retire from the chamber Dec. 31 of this year.

It has been such a privilege, honor and blessing to have had the opportunity to lead this incredible organization. Not a day has gone by that I haven’t been inspired and humbled by the opportunities our team has to make a difference through our efforts at the chamber, not only on behalf of the businesses and organizations that make up our membership, but also for our Fayette community. Read More»

VA has been a life-saver

In 1965 I was graduating from high school. We were a poor family with five children and college was never an option for either my brothers or I but since one of my classes was “General Business,” the class was given an assignment that we would all either provide the teacher with college applications or a certificate from the Ohio State Employment Service that we had registered with them. Read More»

Walter George Trancynger, 64, of Fayetteville

Walter George Trancynger, 64, of Fayetteville, passed away October 9, 2014.

He was born in Yonkers, New York on August 10, 1950 of Scottish/Polish descent. He graduated from Yonkers High School on June 24, 1968. He passed away in his home under Hospice care after complications from Congestive Heart Failure. He has been a resident of Fayetteville, Georgia for 8 years upon retirement from the Yonkers Water Department.  Walt has moved on to be with his Lord, Jesus Christ, in God’s kingdom, of which he spoke of passionately and often.  Read More»

Lillian Elizabeth Helms McCay, Age 89 of Fayetteville

Lillian Elizabeth Helms McCay, Age 89 of Fayetteville, Ga. died Saturday, October 11, 2014.

Mrs. McCay was born March 18, 1925 in Glencoe, Ala.

An avid fisherman much of her life, "Miss Lil" and her sisters, Evelyn and Mildred "Sit" spent many hours together on lakes and rivers making fish lives miserable. Gardening was her other love. In her day she was quite a jitterbugger, also. Read More»

Get ready for spooky tales this weekend

Get ready for spooky tales this weekend

Storytelling and history will once again intermingle at the historic cemetery in Fayetteville when spirit guides lead visitors down the cemetery path to hear personal stories from the “ghosts” of Fayette’s historic residents. Read More»