FFBC will present resurrection trial

On April 27 at 6 p.m., the Fayetteville First Baptist Church will present an Easter play, “The Resurrection on Trial.” at 6 p.m.

The play is described as a “ ... well researched and beautifully written drama of a court case in which most of those on the scene at the resurrection are called on to prove or disprove the validity of the resurrection.”

For more information, call 770-461-8378 or visit www.fayettevillefbc.org. The church is at 205 E. Stonewall Ave., Fayetteville.

Peachtree Wind Ensemble to present concert at Flat Creek

Flat Creek Baptist Church will host a Spring Concert by the Peachtree Wind Ensemble Saturday, April 26, at 3 p.m.

The concert will feature selections by Nicholas Rimsky-Korsakov, Leonard Bernstein, John Phillup Sousa, and Henry Filmore. Admission is free.

The Peachtree Wind Ensemble is a volunteer community band which includes musicians from Fayette County and the surrounding areas. The band performs several concerts a year in various venues around the area. Flat Creek Baptist Church is at 161 Flat Creek Trail, Fayetteville, between Ga. Hwy. 54 and Tyrone Road.

Darrell Ray Phillips, 64 year, of Fayetteville

Darrell Ray Phillips

Darrell Ray Phillips, 64 year old husband of Valerie Voyles Phillips and father of Emily JoAnne Phillips, all of Fayetteville, Ga., died on Sunday, April 6, 2014 in a house fire that also claimed the lives of his wife and daughter, along with Coaster, the cat and Daisy, the dog. Read More»

Valerie Jo Voyles Phillips of Fayetteville

Valerie Jo Voyles Phillips

Valerie Jo Voyles Phillips perished in a house fire on Sunday, April 6, 2014 that also claimed the lives of her husband, Darrell Phillips and daughter, Emily Phillips, along with the well-loved four-legged family members Coaster the Cat and Daisy the Dog. Read More»

Emily JoAnne Phillips of Fayetteville

Emily JoAnne Phillips

Emily JoAnne Phillips, daughter of Darrell and Valerie Voyles Phillips, all of Fayetteville, Ga., died in a house fire that also claimed the lives of her parents and her beloved Welsh Corgi, BoBo (short for Beauregard), on Sunday, April 6, 2014. Read More»

Dennis John Berkelbaugh, 72, of Fayetteville

Dennis John Berkelbaugh

Dennis John Berkelbaugh, 72, of Fayetteville, passed away April 8, 2014.

He was a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps. For 27 years he worked as a manager of Eastern Airlines and later for Progressive Lighting in Braselton, Ga. Mr. Berkelbaugh was a volunteer fireman and EMT in Brooks, a former Fayette County Commissioner from 1981-1984, and more recently a volunteer at Fayette Youth Protection at Gracie's Closet/Bloom. He was a member of Fayetteville First United Methodist Church.

Mr. Berkelbaugh was preceded in death by his parents Fred & Rose Berkelbaugh. Read More»

Mayor: Consolidation makes sense

Emotions are high in the anti-consolidation faction; there may be more heat than light so allow me to shed some light on the subject from the mayor’s viewpoint.

1. The city of Fayetteville and Fayette County both have outstanding fire departments, as someone pointed out at the joint public meeting held in the county meeting chambers on 4/10/14.

2. In order to be good stewards of our citizens’ tax dollars in this prolonged recession, both the city and the county have very tight budgets, but neither are in any danger of financial collapse. Read More»

Thanks to Fayette County

This open letter was started as a thank you note and has grown to become a love letter.

I moved my family to Fayette County in 1987. Like most of you, my wife Bonnie and I came for the great schools and the very low crime. We still had young children at home and our last home didn’t feel as safe as it had just a few years earlier. Read More»

GMC to open junior college campus near Pinewood Studios by summer 2015

Georgia Military College announced April 11 it intends to locate a new campus in Fayetteville, Ga., in anticipation of population growth in that area.

Fayette’s first full-scale college campus will serve as home to all of the junior college’s regular courses, plus classes “tailoring our curriculum to offer relevant entertainment, healthcare and other coursework, as needed,” a school official said.

The new GMC campus will be located at Read More»

Comcast worker honored for rescuing man from fire

Comcast employee Najee Mosley-Mack (center, holding plaque) embraces the man he rescued, Bob Arnold, as Fayetteville Council members and public safety officers gather at the April 3 meeting. Photo/Ben Nelms.

It was a hero’s welcome for Comcast employee Najee Mosley-Mack at the April 3 meeting of the Fayetteville City Council. Mosley-Mack attended the meeting to receive a proclamation citing his efforts in the March 14 house fire on Hilo Road that saved a man’s life and one of the family’s dogs.

Mosley-Mack was joined for the presentation by Bob Arnold, the man whose life was saved, and by members of Arnold’s family and public safety crews from Fayetteville and Fayette County. Read More»