Fludd: MLK’s arrival was ‘defining moment’

State Rep. Virgil Fludd (D-Tyrone) at the MLK Day observance. Photo/Ben Nelms.
Ga. Highway 85 in Fayetteville Jan. 19 was the scene of the annual parade commemorating the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

F’ville residents sound off on noise

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Noise relief coming to residents on Redwine, more apartments to be decided in February

For more than three hours Thursday night, Fayetteville residents had their say on two issues that stirred the passions of several residents.

When the dust settled after hearing discussion about everything including strip clubs and children scaling roofs, half the residents left happy, while the rest will have to wait until February to see if their concerns are addressed. Read More»

Fayetteville students become Disney stars

Performance part of educational program

Members of the Fayette County High School Chorus became stars of their own Disney show on Jan. 18 when they entertained resort guests at Waterside Stage at Downtown Disney.

The group was at Walt Disney World Resort in Florida to take part in the Disney Performing Arts Program.

The chorus, under the direction of Laurie Gividen, put on an exceptional performance that entertained hundreds of Downtown Disney guests.

This was the group’s first visit to the resort with the Disney Performing Arts Program. Read More»

Fayetteville Police sponsor 'Citizens Academy'

Students learn about evidence, firearms, and more

The Fayetteville Police Department is gearing up for its 6th annual Citizens Police Academy where participants can learn about all kinds of law enforcement topics including evidence processing and firearms training.

Academy sessions will be held every Tuesday from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. beginning March 10 and ending May 19 with a week off for Spring Break. Read More»

An alternative to MLK Day proposed

As we once again celebrate a great orator, leader and inspirational figure, we must also realize there’s a correct and equal way to celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr.

No other holiday is named for just one person. Presidents Day is for all presidents, Memorial Day is for all those who died in wars, Mother’s Day is for all mothers and Veterans Day is for all veterans. All of these holidays are for those regardless of religions, sex or race. (Columbus Day should be renamed Founders Day or Discovery Day and Christmas is a religious holiday). Read More»

Florine Tucker McBrayer, of Fayetteville

Mrs. Florine Tucker McBrayer, of Fayetteville, died January 17, 2015.

She loved her family and was always her grandchildren and great-grandchildren's biggest sports fan. She was an active member of Fayetteville First Baptist Church and worked over 45 years as a hair stylist in Fayette County.

She is survived by her daughter Mickie & Alan Haney of Fayetteville; daughter Brenda & Jim Hall of Fayetteville; daughter Tina & Gary Varnadoe of LaGrange; son Mike & Kathy McBrayer of Senoia; 10 grandchildren and 25 great-grandchildren; sister Ethel Maddox and several nieces and nephews. Read More»

P.H. McKinney, 93, of Flowery Branch

P.H. "Hugh" McKinney, 93, of Flowery Branch, passed away Sunday, January 18, 2015.

Mr. McKinney was a member of Fayetteville First Baptist Church and a Deacon Emiritus. He served his country in World War II in the United States Navy as a pilot and flight instructor. Mr. McKinney retired from Arrow Shirt Co. (the world's largest manufacturing shirt plant at one time) as a Plant Manager. He was a scoutmaster for many years and was a Silver Beaver recipient. He was the assistant doorkeeper for the Georgia House of Representatives. Read More»

Maude Irene Schoene, age 90

Maude Irene Schoene, born November 9, 1924 in Mulberry Grove, Ill., passed away in her home at the age of 90 on January 12. Read More»

Roy and Rhenda Samples of Fayetteville

Roy Samples passed away on January 19, 2015 and Rhenda Samples of Fayetteville passed away on January 17, 2015 at Spalding Regional Medical Center.

Roy was born on April 9, 1944. He is preceded in death by his parents Guy Samples, Sr. and Mary Brand Samples. He was a veteran of the United States Army.

Rhenda was born on May 23, 1945. She is preceded in death by her parents, Charles Bell, Sr. and Reba Bullard Bell. They were both members of Faith Fellowship. Read More»

Providence to host Winshape marriage retreat next month

Providence United Methodist Church will host a marriage retreat, “Wholehearted Marriage,” led by Matt and Nicole Turvey of Winshape Marriage, on Friday and Saturday, Feb. 6 and 7. The retreat is for couples of all ages and in all stages of marriage.

The cost is $25 per couple and childcare is included.

Friday’s session will meet from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. with coffee and dessert included.

Saturday’s session will meet from 8:30 - 11:30 a.m. with continental breakfast included. Read More»

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