'Whitewater Spectacular' ready for the stage

The cast of "West Side Story" at  Whitewater High School.

The 12th annual "Whitewater Spectacular" presentation of “West Side Story” begins Thursday, Feb. 26.

Whitewater High School choral and drama students have been working hard as they prepare to present this Broadway classic to the community.

Experience a touch of Broadway in Fayetteville with shows on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday at 7 p.m. and a 3 p.m. matinee on Sunday, March 1.

Tickets are on sale at Whitewater High School or can be purchased from any cast member. They can also be purchased at the door.

Mark calendars for FCHS Hall of Fame ceremony, banquet

Traditional spring date nixed in favor of big crowds during football season

Organizers of the Fayette County High School Distinguished Alumni and Sports Hall of Fame induction ceremony are changing the traditional spring date to Saturday, Oct. 24.

The names of the 2015 inductees will be announced at half time of the Whitewater vs. Fayette County football game on Friday night, Oct. 23.

Previously, the ceremonies were held in early March, but planners believe the new dates will add to the excitement of the experience for inductees and also increase visibility of the recognition. Read More»

Get plenty of sweet tea, sweet southern charm at book signing

Plan an afternoon of sweet southern charm complete with sweet tea, lemonade and tasty desserts on Thursday, Feb. 26.

Junk Mama's General store in Fayetteville is hosting a book signing with Sandy McDaniel, author of “Lemonade Journal,” from 1 p.m. until 3 p.m. and there will be plenty of sweet stuff to go around.

Junk Mama's is located at 125 Fisher Avenue across from City Hall. For more information, call 770-461-4607 or visit www.junkmamasgeneralstore.com.

Faulkner named to Georgia Realtors leadership team

Michael Faulkner of Fayetteville was recently selected to serve as part of the Georgia Realtors 2015 leadership team.

He will serve as vice president of governmental affairs and was recently sworn into office at the President's Inaugural Gala at the Hyatt Regency Atlanta. The Gala was part of the officer Inaugural & Legislative Conference.

The group is a voluntary professional association of approximately 29,000 licensed real estate brokers and salespersons engaged in all aspects of the real estate business throughout Georgia.

F'ville cops arrest 2 in 'pigeon drop' scam

Atlanta resident Marie Mangham, age 74, arrested Feb. 19 by Fayetteville police for her part in a "pigeon drop" scam. Photo/Ben Nelms.

An Atlanta woman and an Alabama man were charged Wednesday with theft by deception in a “pigeon drop” scam foiled by Fayetteville detectives.

Marie Mangham, 74, of Atlanta, and Juan A. Jackson, 57, of Birmingham, Ala., were each charged with theft by deception, according to Fayetteville Police spokesman Mike Whitlow.

“This kind of thing doesn’t happen,” said Whitlow, commenting of the way the arrested occurred. “These people are ghosts and you never catch anybody in the act.” Read More»

Peacock, Harper celebrated by police peers

Fayetteville Police Department Lt. Craig Harper and Detective Melissa Peacock.

The Fayetteville Police Department celebrates a proud tradition of professional service each year by naming an Officer of the Year and an Employee of the Year who both exemplify the type of person valued by the department and the community.

For the 2014 honors, Detective Melissa Peacock and Lt. Craig Harper have been selected. Read More»

Bam! That's Principal Blair on the radio

Nancy Blair

Her show is one of top three on network

The voice of Rising Starr Middle School Principal Nancy Blair is heard by tens of thousands of people around the world each month when she co-hosts the online radio show, Edchat Radio, featured on the BAM Radio Network.

BAM is the largest education radio network in the world offering programming from the nation's top education organizations and thought leaders.

According to the show’s producer, Edchat Radio is the third most popular show on the BAM Radio Network’s line up; having averaged over 40,000 downloads per month of its podcasted episodes during the last six months of 2014. Read More»

FFUMC offers annual Lenten Lunch program

The community is invited to begin the season of Lent today at the first Lenten Lunch of the season to be held at noon in the Fellowship Hall of Fayetteville First United Methodist Church.

All other lunches through Holy Week will be held on Thursdays at noon.

An annual event, the lunches are sponsored each week by a UMW Circle, and include a meal ($2) and a study. The first lesson following the book “Renegade Gospel: The Rebel Jesus” will be led by the Rev. Mark Westmoreland and will include the imposition of ashes. Read More»

Haskin selected new stake president of Fayetteville LDS

New Fayetteville stake LDS leaders (L-R), Greg Kennedy, Darrell Haskin, Tanner Corbridge. Photo/Special.

Darrell S. Haskin, director of flight crew systems at Delta Air Lines, has been appointed to serve as the new Fayetteville stake president over members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.

The stake president, along with Gregory W. Kennedy and Tanner Corbridge, two counselors, will be responsible for presiding and directing the work of the church for more than 3,700 members residing in the ten congregations that encompass Fayette, Coweta, Spalding, Lamar, Pike and Upson counties.

Haskin served a two-year volunteer church mission in Thailand. Read More»

Hicks to speak at Olivet’s Heritage Day

Dr. H. Beecher Hicks

Dr. H. Beecher Hicks, pastor emeritus, Metropolitan Baptist Church in Washington, D.C., will be the guest speaker for The Olivet Church’s Annual Heritage Day, Sunday, Feb 22. Worship begins at 8 and 11 a.m.

The Olivet Church is in the heart of North Fayetteville, 877 Ga Highway 314 North, between Ga. Highway 138 and Ga. Highway 85.

Servant/pastor/teacher is Dr. William Holmes Robinson. For more info, contact The Olivet Church via www.theolivetchurch.org or call the office, 770-460-6656.

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