Providence UMC welcomes Trinrud as associate pastor

Kory Trinrud

The North Georgia Conference of the United Methodist Church has announced the appointment of the Rev. Kory Trinrud to Fayetteville’s Providence United Methodist Church as associate pastor. Providence‘s senior pastor, Diane Parrish, says, “We are excited to have Kory come on board with our pastoral staff. His love for the Lord and his passion for the Gospel in mission will be an integral part of expanding the ministries of Providence for the cause of Christ.” Read More»

F’ville UMC plans Music Camp

Summer Music Camp 2014: Hymns 4 Kids will be held at Fayetteville First UMC July 7-11.

Rising kindergarten through rising sixth grade students will enjoy instruments, drama, art, and singing with leaders Joan Aycock, Angela Goodwin and Carson Thaxton. New this year — ukulele.

The cost is $70 and registration is limited. For more info, visit fayettevillefirst.com or call 770-461-4313.

Deputies catch driver who fled crash, grandma who picked him up

Hunter Ross Cooper, 19, of 201 Mitchell Road, Fayetteville was arrested today (Wednesday, June 25) and charged with a litany of offenses including obstruction of a law enforcement officer, two felony counts of causing serious injury by vehicle, DUI, endangering a child while DUI, hit and run, leaving the scene of an accident, driving with a revoked or suspended license and other traffic offenses along with one charge of violating probation, according to jail documents.

Fayette County sheriff’s deputies have arrested a driver who fled the scene of a serious injury vehicle crash Monday evening on Pine Knott Road in north Fayette County, according to Fayette County Sheriff Barry Babb. Read More»

Donald Lee Tolleson, 65, of Fayetteville

Donald Lee Tolleson, 65, of Fayetteville passed away June 23, 2014.

Lee was the president and founder of LT Mechanical Contractors, retired.

He was preceded in death by his father, Donald Madison Tolleson, and is survived by his mother, Margaret Tolleson Carter, his sister, Lane Tolleson Adams (Larry), two sons, Brian Tolleson of Atlanta and Kevin Tolleson (Carla) of Sharpsburg, and three grandchildren, his friend Marsha Hartley, and his former spouse, Carolyn Oliver Tolleson, the mother of his children. Read More»

U.S. has forgotten how to fight a war

Writer Cal Thomas said in his opinion of June 18, “While it’s true we can’t be the policemen of the world, we can be its prisoners in a world ruled by Islamic fundamentalists.”

Iraq? It’s deja vu all over again. America has lost its ability to fight an opponent.

In Korea in the early fifties, America fought not only the North Koreans but also fought the communist Chinese and Russians, and since American forces where below the 38th parallel in Korea only at the request of the Korean people, America fought to “defend” that nation and fought on the defensive. Read More»

F’ville budget, tax rate, water bills headed up

After years of static taxes and reduced city budgets, living in Fayetteville is about to get a little more expensive.

As part of that, those planning to attend the June 19 meeting of the Fayetteville City Council might want to prepare for an extended session. A sampling of the items up for discussion or a vote include the city’s 2015 budget that begins in August, the proposed Lafayette Square apartments, an increase in the hotel/motel tax and proposed water and sewer rate increases. Read More»

Cool water for a determined runner

Cool water for a determined runner

Taking a cool sip for Fayetteville’s June 14 Civitans Old Courthouse 5K is Betty Rose of Peachtree City, who has run over 50 marathons in the last 13 years. She started at age 53 and is now 66, and has been running 5Ks for over 50 years. Proceeds from the run will aid organizations serving medically fragile citizens in Fayette, such as the Joseph Sams School, ExceptionalOPS, Fayette County Special Olympics, and Southwest Christian Care (Hospice, Hope House, Senior Care, Spiritual Care). Photo/Bonnie Hester.

Running in the family

Running in the family

Grandparents Beth and Howard Dial, who will be observing their 50th anniversary soon, celebrate after the 22nd Annual Civitans Old Courthouse 5K Run June 14 in Fayetteville with their grandson Connor Dial, who runs for Sandy Creek. Connor finished second and then went back and ran alongside his grandmother as she completed the race. Howard Dial, now retired, is the founding pastor of Berachah Bible Church in east Fayette County. Photo/Bonnie Hester.

Drop-in Kroger burglary suspect turns himself in to police

The man who burglarized the Kroger pharmacy at 805 South Glynn Street in Fayetteville on June 8 surrendered to police after family members saw his photo in newsaccounts and suggested he turn himself in.

Justin Blake Moody, 21, of Fayetteville, voluntarily surrendered to Fayetteville investigators at noon on June 11, said Det. Mike Whitlow. Moody was charged with one count of burglary for breaking into the Kroger pharmacy at approximately 9 p.m. on June 8, Whitlow said. Read More»

Flat Creek, Newnan churches join for special performance

Flat Creek Baptist Church between Fayetteville and Peachtree City, and First Baptist Church of Newnan in downtown Newnan, will join forces for a special two-day Freedom Celebration, a musical salute to the Armed Forces, with performances set for June 29 at Flat Creek and June 30 in Newnan. Both services will be at 7 p.m.

Dr. Jimmy Pastor will be the guest preacher at Flat Creek and Dr. Jerry Cross will be the guest preacher at Newnan. Read More»