Woodard Travis Whitaker, 73, of Fayetteville

Woodard Travis Whitaker, 73, of Fayetteville, Ga. was a native Georgian born in Fitzgerald, Ga., on January 7, 1941.

Travis passed from this life to eternal life on Sunday, November 2, 2014. He was a devoted husband, father, grandfather, brother, and friend.

Travis worked for Delta Airlines 34 years and was a long-time member of Lisbon Baptist Church. He enjoyed cooking, carpentry, and peach ice cream. His greatest loves were his family and his church. Read More»

Max Darrow Strozier, 86, of Fayetteville

Max Darrow Strozier, 86, of Fayetteville, passed away November 3, 2014.

He is survived by his wife of 42 years, Eva Strozier, as well as several nieces and nephews.

The funeral service will be Wednesday, November 5, 2014 at 11 a.m. at Kenwood Baptist Church. He will lie in state at 10 a.m. The burial will be at Westminster Memorial Gardens, Peachtree City. The family will receive friends Tuesday, November 4, 2014 from 5 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home. 

Carl J. Mowell & Son Funeral Home, Fayetteville

Girl Scout refurbishes courtyard


  Caren Bowers, an eighth grader at J.C. Booth Middle School, completed her Silver Award Project by refurbishing her school’s courtyard. Bowers and her team of volunteers–which included her troop, friends and family–cleaned the beds, raised the canopy, installed landscape fabric and spread mulch. The project took over 50 hours to complete. Photo/Submitted.

Students honor teacher during Oct. 31 game

Photo/Submitted by Jinsol Kim.

Starrs Mill High School students painted themselves pink at the school’s Oct. 31 football game in order to honor a SMHS teacher, Ashley Salter, who passed away Oct. 27 after an illness with breast cancer. Salter, a math teacher, was at Starrs Mill from 2002 until 2014.

Liberia: a greater call

by Sandy Whittle

Ashley Stoll dreamed she’d move to Nashville and work for a record label. After graduating from Fayette County High School in 2001, she earned a degree in marketing from Georgia State University. She had always been creative–a talented writer and outside-the-box thinker. She wanted to set the marketing world on fire.

But then Liberia called. Read More»

SouthCrest & NURA join for volunteer day

The city of Newnan Urban Redevelopment Authority (NURA) will partner with students and life group members from SouthCrest Church in a Volunteer Day on Saturday, Nov. 1.
The area of focus will be the Housing Authority’s Charlie Neal Homes complex located off Boone Drive.
Efforts will include yard work, landscaping, painting, trash collection and other activities designed to physically improve the area.
The NURA works closely with the Housing Authority of Newnan to make improvements within their redevelopment area. Read More»

Scouts tour Senoia

The Senoia Area Historical Society will host a history walk of Main Street Senoia for the Coweta Charter School Boy Scouts on Monday, Nov. 10 at 5:30 p.m. The scouts and leader, Aaron Buck, will meet museum representative Hal Sewell who was once a young boy scout in Senoia. Sewell will conduct a walking tour about the town’s historical heritage.

NAACP speaker: Keep working to overcome ‘dream haters’

Derrick Boazman. Photo/Ben Nelms.

The keynote speaker for the 17th Annual Freedom Fund Banquet sponsored by the Fayette County Branch of the of the NAACP held Oct. 25 was radio personality, community activist and former Atlanta City Councilman Derrick Boazman.

Boazman in speaking about the lawsuit on district voting said Fayette is a county where the NAACP had to file suit to get equity and a level playing field.

“We’ve come all the way from Carver Homes (where Boazman lived as a child) to Aberdeen Parkway,” Boazman said. Read More»

Ask Father Paul - A puzzling scripture

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Answers to your questions about life, religion and the Bible

A puzzling scripture Read More»

Shop FFUMC’s Christmas Marketplace this Saturday

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

The event will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and will feature more than 80 unique vendors selling a large variety of items located throughout the entire church. Read More»