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Listen: Rev. Vance opens hearts to hear God’s message

Rev. James D.S. Vance served as the 2019 Black History Preacher for “Morris Brown College Day” at Big Bethel AME in Atlanta.

Everything could have been different for Rev. James D.S. Vance. He had heard the message before, but he wasn’t willing to hear the it. Finally, in the wee morning hours of December 13, 1988, he opened his heart to the message, and God opened so many doors. There were times he was tempted to give… Continue reading Listen: Rev. Vance opens hearts to hear God’s message

Community servant: Alice Matthews Jones lives to make a difference

In February 2019, Alice Matthews Jones and the Fayette County Youth Council NAACP hosted a Black History field trip to Montgomery, Ala. to tour the Legacy Museum for Peace & Justice.

“Life’s most persistent and urgent question is: ‘What are you doing for others?’” ~ Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., 1957 Alice Matthews Jones lives a life of service. From her earliest years through her career and ramping up in retirement, she finds fulfillment in making a difference. Growing up she had the opportunity to live… Continue reading Community servant: Alice Matthews Jones lives to make a difference

F’ville tables microblading again to talk tattoo parlors

Fayetteville’s city council again tabled an ordinance that would make microblading more accessible for fear it could lead to an explosion of tattoo parlors within city limits.  Microblading is a cosmetic tattooing procedure where semi-permanent pigment is added to the skin to change the look of eyebrows. It is growing in popularity, and city officials… Continue reading F’ville tables microblading again to talk tattoo parlors

McIntosh to Northgate in season finale, 42-13

Ben Anderson piled up 124 yards and a touchdown against Northgate. Staff Photos by Christopher Dunn

McIntosh’s quest to end 2020 on a high note was unsuccessful as they were plundered by the Northgate Vikings, 42-13. The Vikings were rude hosts. Tay Lee returned the opening kickoff 88 yards for a touchdown and a lightning-fast 7-0 lead.  As quickly as Northgate scored, McIntosh was equally methodical in their response. They drove… Continue reading McIntosh to Northgate in season finale, 42-13

Arrest made in 1998 rape case

The tireless work of the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office has cracked a cold case more than two decades in the making.  On the afternoon of March 24, 1998, Fayette County 911 received a frantic call from a woman in the northwestern part of unincorporated Fayette County. The first deputies arrived, securing the home and locating… Continue reading Arrest made in 1998 rape case

F’ville marijuana ordinance breaks ground

The new marijuana ordinance passed by the Fayetteville city council on November 5 was a community effort aimed at creating a policy that will positively affect public health.  The ordinance does away with jail time for individuals convicted of possessing an ounce or less of marijuana. The ordinance also lays out a new fine schedule… Continue reading F’ville marijuana ordinance breaks ground

Fayette uncovers 2,700 missing votes, does not affect outcome

As part of the hand recount, Fayette County located 2,755 votes that were not in the initial count, though it will not be enough to affect noteworthy races.  The now-counted votes add 1,577 votes for Trump and 1,128 for Biden, with the remaining votes going to Jo Jorgensen or write-ins. According to Secretary of State… Continue reading Fayette uncovers 2,700 missing votes, does not affect outcome

Big plays blow open Battle of the Bubble in Starr’s Mill win

No upset was in the making as Starr’s Mill used a bushel of big plays to dominate the Battle of the Bubble against McIntosh, 38-7.  More than just beating their rivals, the Panthers got to celebrate winning a fifth-straight region championship. In a season of uncertainty, the team showed you can always count on them… Continue reading Big plays blow open Battle of the Bubble in Starr’s Mill win

School board looks at top building projects

As part of efforts to stay ahead of school system needs, the Board of Education took a look at upcoming priority projects at their Nov. 9 work session.  First on the list is renovations for the LaFayette Educational Center technology building, with both the roof and HVAC units labeled “high priority.” Inman Elementary is fast… Continue reading School board looks at top building projects

(Her)story Made: Chiefs complete four-peat

The McIntosh Chiefs won their fourth-straight state volleyball championship with a victory over Blessed Trinity on Saturday. Staff Photos by Christopher Dunn

The dynasty continues. The McIntosh volleyball powerhouse had their vision locked on one goal for a calendar year, and they fulfilled their destiny with a history-making fourth-straight state championship, besting Blessed Trinity 3-1 (25-20, 25-20, 23-25, 25-23) on Saturday.  From the moment they beat Whitewater for the title last year, the Chiefs set their sights… Continue reading (Her)story Made: Chiefs complete four-peat