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Fayetteville First UMC announces 25th annual Christmas Marketplace

Cindy Hall, United Methodist Women member, showcases the unique Christmas gifts which will be for sale at the 25th Annual Christmas Marketplace at Fayetteville First United Methodist Church on Nov. 1. Proceeds benefit local charities. Photo/Special.

Get a great start on Christmas shopping at the 25th annual Christmas Marketplace at Fayetteville First United Methodist Church.

The events is set for Saturday, Nov. 1, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

One of the church’s biggest events, the Marketplace features more than 80 unique vendors selling a large variety of items located throughout the entire church. Read More»

Fall family blast, movie on lawn set at McDonough Rd.

The McDonough Road Baptist Church will hold its annual Fall Family Blast Friday, Oct. 31, from 5:30-9 p.m. on the front lawn.

Children’s games, popcorn, hot dogs, candy, cake walk, face painting and other activities will begin at 5:30 p.m., while the movie on the lawn, “Mom’s Night Out,” will begin at 7:15 p.m.

“Bring your chairs, and enjoy some family time. The kids will get plenty of candy and have some fun activities, and then you can watch a great, funny movie together under the stars,” said David L. Chancey, pastor.

The event is free. Read More»

Oberg retires

Patricia Oberg, accepts an engraved crystal plaque from Jamie Lambert.

Patricia Oberg, accepts an engraved crystal plaque from Jamie Lambert, senior pastor at Covenant Presbyterian Church in Fayetteville, for 31 years’ service as pianist. Lambert notes that Oberg has played at countless events at the church as well as many weddings, funerals, and memorial services within the church family. The congregation recognized Oberg during a retirement celebration in her honor on Oct. 5. Photo/Special.

Weekly Lifetree Cafe explores life and faith

Christ’s Church at Whitewater is presently hosting Lifetree Cafe, a weekly “conversation cafe” to bring people from all walks of life into “a growing relationship with Jesus Christ.”

Lifetree Café is offered at noon and 7 p.m. every Thursday at Christ’s Church at Whitewater, 1577 Ga. Highway 85 South, Fayetteville.

Admission to the 60-minute sessions is free. Snacks and beverages are available.

Doors open 30 minutes prior to the prompt start of the conversation. Childcare is available from 6:30-8 p.m. The topic will be the same for both sessions. Read More»

Laureano Gil, 77, of Fayetteville

Laureano "Larry" Gil, 77, of Fayetteville, Ga., went to be with our Lord in Heaven on October 19, 2014.

He suffered from congestive heart failure and pulmonary hypertension. Read More»

FCHS band hosted competition Oct. 18

The Fayette County High School Band hosted its own competition, the 33nd Annual Lafayette Marching Classic Oct. 18 at Tiger Stadium. Bands from all over Georgia came to Fayetteville to compete in this prelims/finals competition. The Marching Tigers performed in exhibition at the end of the day’s competition.

The Marching Tigers are under the direction of Band Director, Dr. Myra Rhoden, and Assistant Director, Mr. R. Kevin Brown. Read More»

Downtown Fayetteville will be alive this weekend

Downtown Fayetteville will be alive this weekend

Downtown Fayetteville will be the place to be this weekend with a series of Main Street events for the whole family.

At the Gazebo, residents can shop at an extended Market Day that runs from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m.

With over 80 vendors, it should be easy to find special and unique, handcrafted gifts to help get a head start on holiday shopping.

Joyce Waits, Main Street program manager, said that Market Days have been well received within the community. Read More»

Crowds turn out for annual F'ville Cemetery Spirit Walk

One of the ghostly visitors at the Fayetteville Cemetery on Oct. 17 and 18 for the annual Cemetery Spirit Walk was John Henry "Doc" Holliday. Any resemblance to Fayette resident Lance Gault was strictly coincidental. Photo/Ben Nelms.

There was plenty of ghostly action at the Fayetteville Cemetery Oct. 17 and 18 for the 7th Annual Historic Cemetery Spirit Walk.

Sponsored by Main Street Fayetteville, the annual event has residents playing the part of some of Fayette County's notable citizens from the past.

The cemetery is nearly 200 years old, with the earliest graves dating to the 1820s.

Ground broken for GMC campus in F'ville

Officials from Ga. Military College, Fayetteville and Fayette County threw the first shovels of dirt at the Oct. 16 groundbreaking for the new GMC campus in Fayetteville expected to open in August 2015. Photo/Ben Nelms.

Officials from Ga. Military College, Fayetteville and Fayette County threw the first shovels of dirt at the Oct. 16 groundbreaking for the new GMC campus in Fayetteville expected to open in August 2015.

Arsonist torches house with owner inside

Fayetteville Police have arrested a Stockbridge man in connection with a Fayetteville house fire that occurred Sept. 27.

Rico Jermaine Williams 30, was arrested on Oct. 9 and is in the Fayette County Jail charged with one count of first degree arson and one count of burglary, according to Det. Mike Whitlow.

Whitlow said the Fayetteville Fire Dept. on Sept. 27 responded to a house fire at 100 Holly Ave which was fully engulfed. Neighbors reported seeing a subject enter the home through a window and leave shortly before the fire started, Whitlow said. Read More»

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