Fayetteville

Providence offers special program for single parents

After hosting Divorce Care classes for the past nine years, Providence United Methodist Church now has a special program, The Umbrella, for all single parents in the community.

Classes meet at 9:30 or 10:45 a.m. every Sunday in room 106. Free nursery, children and teen classes are provided during both classes.

Interested parents should email their interest to umbrella@provumc.com. Read More»

What’s right with Fayette Chamber?

After over a decade at the helm of the Fayette Chamber of Commerce, I have let our board and staff know that it is my plan to retire from the chamber Dec. 31 of this year.

It has been such a privilege, honor and blessing to have had the opportunity to lead this incredible organization. Not a day has gone by that I haven’t been inspired and humbled by the opportunities our team has to make a difference through our efforts at the chamber, not only on behalf of the businesses and organizations that make up our membership, but also for our Fayette community. Read More»

VA has been a life-saver

In 1965 I was graduating from high school. We were a poor family with five children and college was never an option for either my brothers or I but since one of my classes was “General Business,” the class was given an assignment that we would all either provide the teacher with college applications or a certificate from the Ohio State Employment Service that we had registered with them. Read More»

Walter George Trancynger, 64, of Fayetteville

Walter George Trancynger, 64, of Fayetteville, passed away October 9, 2014.

He was born in Yonkers, New York on August 10, 1950 of Scottish/Polish descent. He graduated from Yonkers High School on June 24, 1968. He passed away in his home under Hospice care after complications from Congestive Heart Failure. He has been a resident of Fayetteville, Georgia for 8 years upon retirement from the Yonkers Water Department.  Walt has moved on to be with his Lord, Jesus Christ, in God’s kingdom, of which he spoke of passionately and often.  Read More»

Lillian Elizabeth Helms McCay, Age 89 of Fayetteville

Lillian Elizabeth Helms McCay, Age 89 of Fayetteville, Ga. died Saturday, October 11, 2014.

Mrs. McCay was born March 18, 1925 in Glencoe, Ala.

An avid fisherman much of her life, "Miss Lil" and her sisters, Evelyn and Mildred "Sit" spent many hours together on lakes and rivers making fish lives miserable. Gardening was her other love. In her day she was quite a jitterbugger, also. Read More»

Get ready for spooky tales this weekend

Get ready for spooky tales this weekend

Storytelling and history will once again intermingle at the historic cemetery in Fayetteville when spirit guides lead visitors down the cemetery path to hear personal stories from the “ghosts” of Fayette’s historic residents. Read More»

Stockbridge man arrested in F'ville arson case

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»

Smooth sailing so far for 60-acre Oddo rezoning

A proposed rezoning for the largest undeveloped tract of land in Fayetteville drew little criticism during a City Council meeting last week because neighbors hashed out most of their concerns with representatives of the developer beforehand.

Community rezoning meetings are “typically a little more contentious, but in this case, it was very productive,” said David Spearman, a representative of developer DR Horton. Read More»

GMC, Southern Crescent Tech agree to partner

Ga. Military College (GMC) President Lt. Gen. William Caldwell, left, and Southern Crescent Technical College (SCTC) President Randall Peters signed an agreement on Sept. 29 signifying that GMC will guarantee admission to SCTC graduates with an Associate of Applied Science degree into GMC’s new four-year Bachelor of Applied Science program. The new four-year program will be offered at GMC’s Fayetteville campus expected to open in August 2015. Photo/Submitted.

A Sept. 29 agreement between Ga. Military College (GMC) and Southern Crescent Technical College (SCTC) will pave the way for SCTC students graduating with an associate’s degree in Applied Science to be guaranteed acceptance to GMC’s new four-year program which will lead to a bachelor’s degree in Applied Science.

GMC is expected to break ground on its new West Fayetteville campus on Oct. 16. The new 26,000 sq. ft. classroom building is expected to open for classes next August. The four-year Applied Science program will be one of GMC’s academic offerings in Fayetteville. Read More»

PANDAS: It’s a bear, but not the way you think

Neely and Lucy Ward promote PANDAS/PANS awareness.

Tomorrow is a national awareness day for something you have probably never heard of. A local mom, and PANDAS Network.org, hope to change that.
National  PANDAS / PANS Awareness Day is Thursday, Oct. 9. The purpose is to raise awareness of these frightening illnesses that cause sudden and acute behavior changes in children following a bout of strep or other infectious trigger. Heather Ward and her husband, Scott, have become near experts on the subject since two of their three children have been diagnosed with one of these syndromes. Read More»

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