Fayetteville

‘The Resurrection on Trial’ set for Sunday, April 27, at FFBC

On Sunday evening, 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.”

Doors open at 5:30 p.m. For more information, call 770-461-8378 or visit www.fayettevillefbc.org.

Fayetteville First Baptist is at 205 E. Stonewall ave (Ga. Hwy. 54 East), in downtown Fayetteville.

Providence United Methodist changes worship times

Beginning this Sunday, April 27, Providence United Methodist Church will have traditional worship at 9:30 a.m. and the contemporary service at 11 a.m.

“Since everyone is so busy during the week with school, work and sports, we are looking forward to having a fellowship time between worship services where people who worship at different times can catch up with each other,” Senior Pastor Diane Parrish explains. “Our café is open all morning, so we want everyone to feel comfortable visiting on the patio now that the weather is nice.” Read More»

The Summit Church

From left to right Dottie Davis, Bi Qing Brannon, Jerry Brannon, and Mary Wheeler prepare for the anniversary dinner.

The Summit Church celebrated 11 years in ministry on March 30, 2014. From left to right Dottie Davis, Bi Qing Brannon, Jerry Brannon, and Mary Wheeler prepare for the anniversary dinner. Photo/Special. (This photo ran last week with erroneous information. It is the policy of The Citizen to correct errors of fact upon notification.)

Consolidation: Where’s the fire?

In order to further understand the issue about the county wanting to take over the city of Fayetteville’s fire department, I did a little research on how a “city” works.

First of all a “city” is much like a non-profit organization, meaning it must pay for all the services it offers and all the employees’ wages within these services with money “donated” in several different ways. The most obvious of these is through a property tax based on a “millage rate.” Read More»

District voting and who really gets disenfranchised

Many years ago, I learned about the representative democracy we enjoy from Mr. Hill, my government teacher.
 
At the federal level there are 435 U.S. Representatives of which I get to vote for one. I don’t get to vote for all 435, only one.
 
There are 100 U.S. Senators in the Senate and I get to vote for two to represent my interests, not all 100 but strictly two.
 
At the state level there are 180 state representatives in Georgia of which I get to vote for one.

Hulett Byron Bearden of Fayetteville

Hulett Byron Bearden

Hulett Byron Bearden of Fayetteville formerly of Bremen, passed away Saturday, April 19, 2014 in a local assisted living facility.

He was born in Carroll County, December 22, 1934, son of the late Berlin Eugene Bearden and Ila Belle McGuire Bearden. Mr. Bearden retired in 1974 as SM SGT from the U.S. Air Force with 20 years of service. He later retired from the University of West Georgia as a warehouse supervisor. Mr. Bearden was a graduate of Waco High School and was by faith a Primitive Baptist. Read More»

Jim Wilkes, 80 of Fayetteville

Jim Wilkes, 80 of Fayetteville, passed away April 17, 2014.

Born Nov. 8, 1933 in New Orleans, La., Jim was a graduate of Georgia Tech and a lifelong Ramblin' Wreck fan; he was a Veteran of the U.S. Army and a valued employee of Sears in Atlanta for many years. Jim was always involved in his community with Cub Scouts, Junior Achievement, Kiwanis and Fayette Samaritans. He was a member and volunteer at Fayetteville First United Methodist Church.

Mr. Wilkes was preceded in death by his loving wife of 51 years Frances R. Wilkes. Read More»

Judy Tumlin Echols Tallent, 73, of Fayetteville

Judy Tumlin Echols Tallent

Judy Tumlin Echols Tallent, 73, of Fayetteville, passed away April 17, 2014.

After her birth at Ft. Benning, Ga., Judy Anne Tumlin Tallent spent her early years moving often across the country with her military family. Read More»

John Patrick Massengale, Jr., 86 of Fayetteville

John Patrick Massengale

John Patrick Massengale, Jr., 86 of Fayetteville, Ga. passed away Tuesday, April 15, 2014.

He was born in Fayette County, Ga. on October 2, 1927, to John Patrick Massengale and Annie Ruth (Edmondson) Massengale. A Fayette County citizen whose family roots could be traced back to the founding of Fayette County with surnames including Edmondson, Kelley, Busbin, McBride, and Travis. Leaving home at 16, he went to work for the railroad, where he was employed for over 44 years, serving mainly as an agent in East Point, Ga.  Read More»

Donna Carraway Webb, 63, of Fayetteville

Mrs. Donna Carraway Webb, 63, of Fayetteville, Ga. passed away on April 4, 2014. She was born in Miami, Fla. to Ruth Wade Carraway and Merrill Ardis Carraway, Sr. on October 27, 1950.

She was a graduate of Coral Gables High School. She was a dedicated and loving wife for over 45 years. Donna was faithful friend to the pet community a very caring and generous person. She was loved by all.

She is survived by her loving husband, Cecil Webb; brother, Merrill A. Carraway, Jr.; sister, Elizabeth C. Singley; and step-mother, Sandra W. Carraway.  She is preceded in death by her parents. Read More»