Book sale is Saturday

The Friends of the Library Book Sale draws hundreds of people to spend the day buying gently used books that range from 50 cents to $5. Topics available range from History to Children’s books to Cook Books to Home Repair. You might even find a first edition or autographed books at the Antigues, Vintage and Collectibles table. Photo/Carolyn Cary

With hundreds expected to flock to The Friends of the Library sale in Fayetteville this weekend, a lottle history is in order.

The original library was started in 1929 by several ladies in Fayetteville. They kept it going until 1977 when the city and the county began to take it over.

It was originally called The Margaret Mitchell Library and was often stocked with books that Mitchell brought them.

When Fayette County took over the entire library the name was changed to the Fayette County Public Library. Read More»

Miss Starr's Mill is crowned

Miss Starr's Mill High School 2015

Two will go on to state pageant

Yuri-Grace Ohashi, a sophomore at Starr’s Mill High School, was crowned Miss Starr’s Mill 2015 on Jan. 10 after a scholarship pageant that featured 29 young women.

The pageant is an annual fundraiser for the school’s drama department and has grown to be the largest high school scholarship pageant of its kind in the nation, according to school officials. Read More»

Robbins is player of the month

Kyle Robbins

Whitewater student judged on sports and character

Whitewater High School soccer player Kyle Robbins has been named the January Soccer Player of the Month by US Youth Soccer, the largest member of the United States Soccer Federation, the governing body for soccer in the United States.

The group selects both a male and female player each month who represent a balance of athletic achievement, sportsmanship and citizenship.

Robbins plays club soccer for AFC Lightning, is a member of the US Youth Soccer ODP Region III team, and led his high school varsity team in scoring as a freshman. Read More»

PTC planners hear about new high-tech industry

Sensor components of the PAVE-IR Scanner are shown mounted on paving machinery in a photo from the MOBA website.

A workshop discussion on a request to construct a 50,000 sq. ft. office building and three soccer fields along Ga. Highway 74 South in a proposed industrial subdivision Read More»

Residents complain to city about noisy F’ville sewer plant

“There have been many nights where the noise was so bad, I thought I was going to have to make other sleeping arrangements, or ultimately move.” Read More»

FFBC’s Glenn Stringham announces retirement

Pastor Glenn Stringham

Pastor Glenn Stringham announced to the congregation of Fayetteville First Baptist Church his intention to retire from his position as pastor to senior adults effective Jan. 31. He has served the church in that position for nearly 19 years.

The church will host a farewell fellowship in honor of Stringham and his family Jan. 25 at 6 p.m. Their community of friends is invited.

Stringham and his family moved to Fayetteville from Hawaii where he was stationed with the U.S. Army. While there he served on staff of First Southern Baptist Church of Pearl Harbor. Read More»

Olivet to host forum on youth and law enforcement

In response to nationwide incidents involving police and citizen Interactions, The Olivet Church is sponsoring a forum to educate youth on making proper choices when interacting with law enforcement officers.

The forum which will be held Saturday, Jan. 17, from 9 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. will highlight “Know Your Rights — Exercise Common Sense.”

The event will be held at the Olivet church campus, 877 Ga. Highway 314 North, Fayetteville.

Various law enforcement officers have been invited to participate as panelists to collaborate with youth about their roles in communities. Read More»

Providence UMC, Heritage Christian to offer DivorceCare Jan. 26

For those going through separation or divorce, Providence United Methodist Church and Heritage Christian Church partner to offer DivorceCare twice each year.

Most people will say that separation and divorce are the most painful and stressful experiences they’ve ever faced. It’s a confusing time when those involved feel isolated and have lots of questions about issues they’ve never faced before.

DivorceCare groups meet weekly to help individuals face these challenges and move toward rebuilding their life. Read More»

Warm clothing, blanket donations accepted here

Kwik Wash Coin Laundry of Fayetteville, and Church Of The Harvest International of Jonesboro, Have joined efforts to collect unneeded, gently used, outer wear and comforters.

COTHI Closet Ministry accepts donations at Kwik Wash Coin Laundry, located at 909 N. Glynn Street, Fayetteville. (Behind the new Family Dollar)

Throughout the year, COTHI Closet Ministry distributes thousands of clothing items to local and surrounding communities in need.

COTHI Closet, now a three year ministry, is dedicated to continuing servicing the community with donated items.

Maurice Eddy Tait, of Fayetteville

Maurice Eddy Tait, of Fayetteville, Ga. passed away on December 25, 2014 at 77 years old with his loving wife, Lynne Tait, by his side. He passed away peacefully at home after a brief illness on Christmas morning of 2014. He leaves a gaping hole and is sorely missed. Read More»