Fayette County

Arrest reports: Aug. 12-18

The following arrests were reported by local law enforcement agencies for the past week. All persons are considered innocent until proven guilty. Rather than indicating the age of those arrested, only the year of birth will be noted below due to law enforcement procedural changes.

Tuesday, Aug. 12 - Monday, Aug. 18

Fayette County Sheriff’s Office

Eric L. Bess, born in 1968, of River Valley Drive, Jonesboro, for revoked or suspended license, expired/susp/rev dealer tag and defective or no headlight. Read More»

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.

Det. Mike Whitlow said the homeowner and his son at approximately 9:30 p.m. heard a rear door open, thinking that one of their relatives had entered the home.

The victims said a black male wearing a black and white bandana and holding a handgun approached them. One of the victims thought the man was a relative playing a joke and attempted to swat the gun away from him, Whitlow said. Read More»

Plant talk

Plant talk

Fayetteville residents Frank and Doris Chastine, at left, talk with Lillie Golden, right, about the many plants she had on display at Market Day held Aug.16 in downtown Fayetteville. Photo/Ben Nelms.

Kudos for Cancer Wellness Walk

Kudos for Cancer Wellness Walk

The Fayette County Board of Commissioners recently issued a proclamation in support of the upcoming Cancer Wellness 5K Walk to benefit Thomas F. Chapman Family Cancer Center at Piedmont Fayette and Piedmont Newnan Hospitals. The Walk will be held Saturday, Aug. 23, at 9 a.m. at Drake Field, 151 Willowbend Road in Peachtree City. Register for the Walk at www.cancerwellnesswalk.myevent.com. On the back row, from left, are Ken Hammock, Jason Character, Commissioner Randy Ognio and Commissioner Allen McCarty. Read More»

In line for a shot at stardom

In line for a shot at stardom

People from around metro Atlanta and beyond converged on Pinewood Atlanta Studios Aug. 16 for a casting call for the upcoming Ant-Man movie now under production at the studio. New Life Casting reported that hundreds arrived for the casting call. Photo/Ben Nelms.

Gurley to kick off Bethlehem Baptist’s revival tonight

Members of Bethlehem Baptist Church in Peachtree City will hold their revival this week, Wednesday through Friday, Aug. 20-22, at 7:30 p.m. each night. The host pastor is the Rev. Dwight Elder.

Guest preachers will be the Rev. Dr. Eric Gurley of Flintridge Baptist Church in Fayetteville on Wednesday, Elder Daniel Smart of Edgefield Baptist Church, also in Fayetteville, on Thursday, and the Rev. Anthony Williams of United in Faith Christian Ministries of Jackson on Friday night. 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»

Family History Lab changes dates for free genealogy classes

The LDS Church’s Family History Lab has changed its meeting date from Wednesdays to Tuesdays. The free genealogy classes now will meet each Tuesday evening from 7 - 8:30 p.m. The class meets at 2021 Redwine Road in Fayetteville. Those attending can bring their own laptop/tablet or use those provided by the church.

The church offers weekly classes on a variety of topics, including how to use the church’s website, Familysearch.org. For questions or more information, email ffhlab@gmail.com.

‘Undie Sundays’ net big haul for local clothing bank

Real Life Center volunteer coordinator Vicki Troyer R) receives the donations from Debbie Hamby, treasurer of Hopewell Methodist Women. Photo/Special.

The congregation of Hopewell United Methodist Church in Tyrone recently donated 356 pairs of underwear to The Real Life Center for those in need.

The underwear was collected during “Undie Sundays” this summer. The congregation collected underwear for men, women, and children and Hopewell Methodist Women repackaged the donations, three to a bag, for the Real Life Center to distribute to their clients in need. Read More»

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