Fayetteville

Christopher Ryan Hayes, 24

Christopher Ryan Hayes, 24, passed away Sunday August 17, 2014.

Ryan was born July 29, 1990 in Atlanta, Ga. He graduated from Whitewater High school in 2008 and is survived by his parents Chris Hayes and Rhonda Shepherd.

The memorial service was held at Graceway Church in Hampton, Ga. on Saturday, August 23, 2014 at 2 p.m.

The Ryan Hayes Memorial Fund has been set up at any Wells Fargo Bank and donations can be made in lieu of flowers. Please see a personal banker and use the last 4 numbers of the account 0613. Condolences can be left at www.georgiafuneralcare.com. Read More»

Jacquelyn Hugo of Jacksonville, Fla

Jacquelyn Hugo

Jacquelyn (Jackie) Hugo, a long time resident of Jacksonville, Fla., passed away August 19, 2014 in Fayetteville, Ga.

Jackie was a petite beauty, known for her sense of style and vivacious personality. Her classmates deemed her "most popular" and named her "queen." Read More»

Juanita G. Blanton, 82, of Fayetteville

Juanita G. Blanton

Juanita G. "Tootsie" Blanton, 82, of Fayetteville, passed away Sunday, August 24, 2014.

She was preceded in death by her husband Troy A. Blanton and son John Clay Blanton.

She is survived by her son Toby (Sarah) Blanton of Brooks; grandchildren Jonathan Clay (Desiree) Blanton of Fayetteville, Benjamin Troy Blanton and fiancé Jackie William of Orlando, Anna Elisabeth Blanton, Courtney Marie Blanton, and Madelyn Rae Blanton, all of Brooks; beloved dog DD; sisters-in-law; brothers-in-law; nieces & nephews, and special friend & caregiver Marie Knowles. Read More»

Reverend Lowell Edgar Hale, age 77

Reverend Lowell Edgar Hale

Reverend Lowell Edgar Hale returned to the Lord on August 23, 2014.

He was born Dec 4, 1936 in Sylacauga, Ala. Rev. Hale graduated from East Highland High School. After graduating from Tuskegee University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in 1965; he moved his family to Atlanta, Ga.

Rev. Hale continued his studies at the Interdenominational Theological Center, Gammon Theological Seminary. He graduated in 1968. Later, he received his Master of Theology Degree in 1973. Rev. Hale was then appointed Pastor of Bowen United Methodist Church in Tuskegee, Ala. Read More»

Ruth Annette Burke Ford, age 92, ofFayetteville

Mrs. Ruth Annette Burke Ford, age 92, of Redwine Road, Fayetteville, Ga., died Wednesday, August 20. A memorial service was held at 4 p.m. Saturday, August 23, at Covenant Presbyterian Church, Fayetteville, Ga., with the Rev. James F. Lambert officiating. Read More»

Food drive to start after Labor Day

To help feed the hungry in the community, while offering library customers a way to ease their own financial burdens, the Fayette County Public Library is partnering with Fayette Samaritans to host a “Food for Fines” drive beginning the day after Labor Day. Food collection containers will be located inside the library from Sept. 2 through Oct. 31. Read More»

Forklift used in F'ville ATM theft

A forklift being used on a remodeling project at a restaurant on Ga. Highway 85 South at the Summit Point shopping center was used to steal an ATM machine at the nearby Delta Community Credit Union office in the early morning hours of Aug. 21.

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F'ville cops investigating home invasion

Fayetteville police are investigating possible leads in an Aug. 19 armed home invasion on Lakepoint Lane where two residents were bound and robbed. Read More»

Providence UMC will host Church Fair this Sunday

The community is invited to Providence United Methodist Church this Sunday from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. for a church fair with information about ministries, classes and special events for the fall. Read More»

Olivet’s 23rd anniversary celebration starts Sept. 3

Olivet’s 23rd anniversary celebration starts Sept. 3

The Olivet Church in Fayetteville will begin its 23rd Church Anniversary celebration with the first of four Wednesday night services next Wednesday, Sept. 3, and a final Sunday Anniversary Service on Sunday, Sept. 28. The theme this year is “We’ve Come This Far by Faith — Let Us Rise Up and Build.” Wednesday night services are at 7 p.m. nightly.

A different speaker is scheduled each Wednesday night.

On Sept. 3, Dr. Maurice Watson, senior pastor of Beulahland Bible Church in Macon and Warner Robins will speak. Read More»