Sunday, December 7, 2008

Today in Fayetteville June 22, 1917

New construction was on the schedule for the summer of 1917.  Railroad crossings were
a danger in the early years as they are now..

                                   The Fayetteville News
         June 22, 1917

             Mrs. Minnie Turner and son, Fred, killed by train in Jonesboro

Last Sunday afternoon about 5 o'clock a central passenger train from Atlanta
to Macon smashed into the automobile of Mr. JE Adams at the crossing North
of the depot in Jonesboro killing and injuring the six occupants of the car.
In the car were Mrs. Minnie Turner and 4 year old son, Fred, of Clayton Co. Misses Cora Denham, Grace Dorsett, Mr Ursie Denham and driver, Mr. Adams, all of near Union Groove.

The party had spent the day at a birthday celebration of Mr JR Jackson, and were returning by way of Stockbridge road. Mrs Turner was a daughter of JR Jackson.

The funeral exercises were conducted Monday afternoon at Flat Creek Church by Rev WJ DeBardeleben.

                                  The Redwine Brothers

The Redwine Brothers have contracted with Mr. JC Woods to superintend the work on their two story brick building on the North side of the public square.
The building will be 51x120 feet. The front of the lower story will be glass and this story will be used by the Redwine brothers for their office and Ford Automobiles. The second story will be offices and will be for rent.
The building will add much to the appearance in the north block.

                                      Notice to Veterans

The Paul J Semmes Camp # 832 UCV in Fayetteville, will be at the court house at 10:00 am on the 1st Tuesday in July
                                                                  TN Farr, Commander
Submitted by CB Glover

Monday, November 3, 2008


Let us step back in time and see what the Fayetteville News had to say in 1891

                                              THE FAYETTEVILLE NEWS
                                                     March 13,1891

                                                Carriage Nomenclature

The popular Hanson carriage derives its distinguishing title from Mr. Hanson. The Brougham carriage, which was first used by the famous lord Brougham, took its

title from that nobleman.

Hacks originally were termed hackney coaches, because they were drawn by hackney, the name applied to easy going, safe pacing horses.

                                              To Tell the Age of Horses

The other day we met a gentleman from Alabama, who gave us a piece of information into accessing the age of a horse after it has passed the ninth year, which was quite new to us, and will be, we are sure, to most of our readers. It is this; after a horse is 9 years old a wrinkle comes in the eye lid at the upper corner of the lower lid, and every year there after he has one well defined wrinkle for each year of his age over 9 years old.
If for instance a horse  has 3 wrinkles, he is twelve, so says the gentleman, and he is confident it will never fail.

                                             News and Notes for Women

Dress skirts for street wear are lengthening in spite of all protest. But extremely tidy women do not adopt them.

Very beautiful and stylish are the new Paris Challies just introduced. The patterns run to the buds and blossoms of all the flowers. The style most in use for luncheon parties is

pure white with this, any ornamental and floral decorations my be employed.

The complaint from London is that dresses are growing longer and more inconvenient, and the dress suspender is coming into use. young ladies with oval faces may put their tresses in the middle and comb them in well-defined curves on either side of the brow.
The careful manner with which Queen Victoria compiles and  corrects the "court circular"

entitles her to be termed the leading editor in all her realms.

submitted by CB Glover

Friday, October 17, 2008

"Today in Fayetteville" Dec. 4, 1903

 Another look into our past. Cold weather seems to be plaguing our relatives in late 1903

                        The Fayetteville News

                             December 4, 1903


                                OAK GROVE


The extremely cold weather put our people behind with their work. A few warm days now and we will be through gathering some small grain saved and some plowing done proprietary to another crop.


George Carder and family left last Monday for south Georgia. We wish them health and success in their new home.


Miss ellie shipp has been suffering with her left hand of late.


We are glad to know that Jeff nations is improving very rapidly. He had the miss fortune to get both arms broken by being thrown over the shafting at his fathers gin.


A wee lady is stopping with Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Lloyd.


                                 FOR SHERIFF


I hearby announce myself a candidate for reelection for sheriff of this county. I desire to sincerely thank my friends for their support in the past.... Albert P Sams

submitted and researched by CB Glover

Saturday, September 27, 2008

"Today in Fayetteville" January 2, 1903

Fayetteville was having some cold weather early in 1903. Let us see what the Fayetteville News had to
say about these conditions...
                           Fayetteville News
                                    January 2, 1903

                       Coldest of the Season


Every section of the country was in winters icy grip the coldest weather of the winter prevailed Friday through the united states.


Louisville 9 degrees, which is 21 degrees below normal. Nashville 14, Chattanooga 16, Memphis 20, Atlanta 18, and little rock 22 degrees.


The young people enjoyed an old fashioned shindig at Mr. James peavys Friday night.


Mr. and Mrs. john evens had a family reunion and Christmas dinner on DEC 25th.


Mr. BM Harrison, who spent Christmas with home folks here returned to oxford Tuesday to resume his studies at Emory.


Mr. and Mrs. AP sams entertained a party of young people at their home Monday night. This was one of the most pleasant parties of young people of Fayetteville during the entire holiday season.


submitted by CB glover

Sunday, September 14, 2008

"Today in Fayetteville" December 1, 1905

Another interesting look into Fayetteville's history...
                                    Dec. 1, 1905
     Ex-congressman's wife killed and several  others badly hurt.
Mrs Frances Burton Harrison, the wife of Ex-congressman Harrison, was instantly killed in an automobile accident in Long Island City.
The machine became uncontrollable on a steep hill, plunged to the side of the road and turned over. Mrs Harrison neck was broken, Lawrence Scott, and wife were injured and Charles Crocker, brother of Mrs Harrison and the chauffeur were slightly hurt.
                       Lyman Hall laboratory dedicated
The memory of Dr Lyman Hall, late president of the Georgia School of Technology was fittingly honored when memorial services were held in the Tech chapel at Atlanta a few days
                           FAYETTEVILLE PHONE EXCHANGE
 W.B. Roberts, manager, Atlanta, Ga.
Miss Vara Coppege, operator Fayetteville exchange. W.M. Garrison, assistant, and night operator. Local rural lines to any
county residence, mills, farms, ginneries, etc. get in talking distance with the business world. for phones apply to above
named manager or local employees.

                                   SIX MILLION PEOPLE
Six million people are dependent on rail roads for a living. In round numbers the wages for the railway employs amount to
500,000,000 a year.
Judge and Mrs W.T. Glower have announced the engagement of their granddaughter and ward, Miss Ozella Adams, to Rupert Waller of Raleigh, Ga. The wedding will occur at the residence on Railroad St. at an early date. The News
extends congratulations in advance.
Submitted by CB Glover

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

"Today in Fayetteville" April 20, 1898

The big topic in April 1898 was the Spanish-American War. Let us look back in time to that period and see what was in the Fayetteville News.
                                The Fayetteville News
                                          April 20, 1898 
                                     War News in Brief
The President has issued a proclamation calling for 125,000 troops.
The Columbia and Minneapolis of the flying Squadron are under orders to go to sea. Presumably to convoy a transport of troops and meet the Paris, now en route from England.
Only one seizure of a Spanish vessel has been reported at the Navy Dept.
General Miles has issued orders to form regular troops into Corps and Brigades and assign officers,  presumably to invade Cuba.
Under the call for volunteers, Georgia is to furnish 3,174 men.
General Lee will probably be made Major General to Command the troops to be organized at Richmond on orders of the presidential call.
Spanish Steamer LaCarrina arrived at Ship Island, Miss. yesterday, ignorant of existing hostilities.
Torpedo boat Porter, captured a Spanish schooner, which was towed into port at Key West by the Dauntless.
The fleet off Cuba has been fired on by Marro Castle guns.
A resolution formally declaring war against Spain will be introduced in Congress today.
                    General LaFayette McLaws Camp #79
A camp of sons of Confederate veterans was organized here Saturday. Over twenty names were enrolled with much enthuseum.
General LaFayette McLaws Camp  #79, was chartered 16 April 1898. The first meeting was April 8, 1897. The camp meets the 3ed Monday of the month.
Prof. AJ Vickers was over Saturday to attend the organization of the camp of Confederate Veterans.
Submitted by CB Glover


Thursday, August 7, 2008

"Today in Fayetteville" January 15, 1917

Let us take a look into Fayette County's past through the eyes of the "Fayetteville News"
                     The Fayetteville News
                         January 15, 1917
                             Home Affairs
Mr. John Norton died at his home two miles east of here last week, and the remains interred at the Drennon Burying ground. he is survived by his wife and four children.
Mrs JW Culpepper was called to Greenville last Sunday because of a severe case of measles of her daughter, Miss Mae. Late reports say she is improving.
Rev. RF Eakes who represents the Wesleyan Christian Advocate, spent the weekend with Rev. AB Sanders and preached at the Methodist Church Sunday.
The ladies missionary society of the Baptist church observed the week of prayer this week and met Monday with Mrs. LA Ingram, Wednesday with ML Seagraves and Thursday with CD Redwine.
Mrs. Archie McEachern and Sister spent Sunday night and Monday with Mrs. ML McEachern at New Hope.
The family of Mrs Crawley all have measles.
                           Sheriffs Sale
One five passenger overland touring car, black body and yellow running gear. Levied on by FB Brown.
Sheriff by virtue of a mortgage issued from the Superior Court of said county and against TW Head and turned over to me for sale.
                                                        TM Kerlin, Sheriff
Miss. Sallie Chapman and Mr. Luther mask were happily married last Sunday. Their many friends join the News in congratulations.
Another Confederate Veteran crossed to the Beyond.
Mr. WM Cook died at his home near the Rock Church last Saturday and remains placed in the Rock Cemetery Sunday with Masonic honors. Mr. Cook was 73 years old. He enlisted in 1861 Co. L 4th Mississippi Reg. and honorably discharged South Carolina 1865.
Submitted by CB Glover

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

"Today in Fayetteville" April 9, 1909

Let us take another look at the exciting local and world changes going on in Fayetteville in the early 1900s. Modern changes are occurring in our town.


                                  The Fayetteville News

                                           April 9, 1909

The acetylene light, now lights our streets at night. For some time the town has suffered for this much needed necessity. Fayetteville is making strides forward that should not be checked and we are glad to see our mayor and cancel trying to keep the public 

conveniences as near up with the times as possible.

                                  Admiral Cervera Dead

Was commander of the Spanish Fleet in the Battle of Santiago,

Cuba on the outbreak of the War with the United States. He

sailed from Cape Verde Islands with 4 cruisers and 3 torpedo boat destroyers, in April 1898.  Entered the harbor of Santiago, Cuba May 19 and lost his entire fleet off that Port July 3, in an attempt

to force his way through Admiral Sampson's blockading squadron.

                                   Serum for  diphtheria

                    Board of health ready to furnish anti-toxin.

Atlanta, Ga.- A sufficient amount of anti-toxin for diphtheria to

supply the wants of the entire state. Physicians may secure any amount, free of cost, by writing or telegraphing to the Secretary

of the Board, in care of the Laboratories in the State Capital.

                                     Local News

Mr. John I Kerlin was elected Superintendent of our Sunday School last Sunday.

As Mr. Brown resigned being unable to attend regularly.

Miss Lizzie McEachern has returned from Athens where she has been in school several months.

Prisons everywhere are over crowded  More Criminals an paupers are now confined in state and county institutions than ever before. Hard times and undesirable aliens are chiefly blamed.

researched and submitted by CB Glover

Friday, July 4, 2008

"Today in Fayetteville" January 3, 1913

Fayetteville and its people are busy in early 1913. Join me in a look at the headlines of the Fayetteville News.
                                 The Fayetteville News
                                         January 13, 1913
                                                     Home Affairs
Mr. W.C. Parrott will move on Fairburn St. next week, he comes from the western part of the county, and will be with the road gang this year.
Miss Winna Blalock Left this week for Milledgeville, where she will enter the G.N. and I College. She is attentive to her work, and no doubt will make a good Pupil.
Mr. James Harper, of Fife, has purchased the barber shop of Gilmore Garland, and promises a first class shop.  Mr. and Mrs. Harper belong to the best families of the county and our people are glad they are to make their home here another year.
Mr John Cox and family have moved to their home near Sandy Creek, They have resided here several years, and we regret to lose their citizenship, but congratulate the people of that community in having them as neighbors this year.
Miss. Hermie Means, educated at Bessie Tift Collage and Georgia State Normal with six years experience, will have charge of the primary Dept of the Fayetteville high school. Miss. Means comes to us highly recommended and is splendidly equipped by training and experience to teach primary pupils.
Miss mattie Cena Blalock and Mr. L.A, Ingram were married Tuesday morning, Rev. W.J. DeBardeleben performed the impressive ceremony in the presence of a few friends, the wedding being a quiet one. Miss. Blalock is the daughter of the Hon. A.O. Blalock, is of fine character and was on of our cities most popular young ladies. Mr. Ingram was reared in Henry County and came here about sixteen months ago. he is industrious and has proven to be one of our best young business men.
Judge S.B. Lewis retires as Ordinary and chairman of the Board of Commissioners. Mr. J.J. Davis assumed the duties of Ordinary and chairman of the board of Commissioners Wednesday. T.M. Kerlin and A.A. Coggins assumed their duties as commissioners. J.W. Dison and J.Q. Landrum assumed their duties as members.
Researched and submitted by CB Glover

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

"Today in Fayetteville" April 28, 1933

From "The Fayetteville Enterprise" April 28, 1933. "Our venerable city clock is smiling brightly these days under a new coat of paint, recently applied by a steeply-jack under the direction of the County Commissioners Burch, Jackson and Jenkins. The faithful old timepiece, which has ticked away the seconds with consistent regularity for these many years, although somewhat unreliable about the business of striking the hours, was considerable weather-beaten and disfigured by the actions of the elements. Now each numeral is plainly visible from almost any point in the city. We congratulate the commissioners on the appearance of the clock."
Article by Betty Anne Sims
Submitted by CB Glover

Saturday, June 14, 2008

"Today in Fayetteville" January 9, 1891

Join me for another look into Fayetteville's past. Shopping could not be better in early 1891.
                          The Fayetteville News
                                January 9, 1891
                           Mules! Mules! Mules!
Another fine lot of Kentucky mules to arrive Monday. We will sell cheaper than any market in Georgia.
                                                            Blalock & Mitchell
The largest and most elegant line of dress goods ever brought to Fayetteville at Blalock's.
If you want a Buggy, don't by till you see us. We will sell you a first class vehicle cheaper than you can buy it any where else.                                     S.T. & A.O. Blalock
                               Sewing Machines
We have just received a fine assortment of celebrated White sewing Machines.
                                                        S.T. & A.O. Blalock
Celebrated Milburn and Tennessee wagons always on hand at Blalocks.
                                 Local News
Inman, Ga.- Inman is a boom town.  Dr. Weldon will soon have completed a large and commodious dwelling.
W.S. Starr's beautiful residence is nearly ready to be occupied. J.L. McLucas will in a few days move into his new house.
                      A Corpse with $5,000 in jewelry
The largest amount of jewelry known to be in a single grave was buried in Greenwood Cemetery several years ago. The undertaker protested against it, but was severely snubbed for his interference. The family had its way, and in that grave is buried, fully $5,000 worth of diamonds.
Jonesboro, Ga.- Our new hotel opened last week, but owing to inclement weather the opening ball was postponed. Mrs. R.W. Jones is the proprietress and that fact insures the success of the house.
submitted by CB Glover


Monday, May 26, 2008

"Today in Fayetteville" Oct. 5. 1906

Big things were happening in 1906. Let us take a look at the Fayetteville News, date, Oct. 5,1906, and see what was of interest to our ancestors of that period..
                                              FAYETTEVILLE NEWS
                                                       Oct. 5. 1906
                                          Historic Round House Burned
               Property of W. and A. railroad to value of $150,000 destroyed in Atlanta
In less than three-quarters of an hour Monday night flames licked up $150,000 in property within 1 1/2 bocks of the Fire Department Headquarters in Atlanta.
The old Western and Atlantic round house and work shops together with tools and equipment, are a total loss, Eighteen engines valued at an average of $9,000 each were damaged at Approx. $5,000 each, and 250 men are, indefinitely, thrown out of employment.
                                                  Noted Conspirator Dead
                         Arnold, confessed to complicity in plot to abduct Lincoln.
Samues Bland Arnold, who confessed that he was a party to the conspiracy to abduct president Lincoln, which culminated in the assassination of the president by John Wilkes Booth, died in Baltimore Friday, he was 72 years of age. Arnold with three others, was sentenced in July, 1865, to life imprisonment at the Dry Tortuga's. All four were pardoned by president Johnson in 1869.
Does smoking injure the mouth, no, there is not a trace of evidence in favor of tobacco smoke being in itself injurious. It may irritate the tongue. Jagged pipe, mouth pieces, may set up a tongue sore, and this maybe the starting point for cancer, but the offender is not tobacco.
submitted by CB Glover

Sunday, May 11, 2008

"Today in Fayetteville" Sept. 3, 1909

Let us look back in time to see the concerns and events affecting our ancestors. Just another day in Fayette Co.
early September 1909. Note the busy intersection of Hwys 85 and 54 in photo..
Today in Fayetteville
September 3, 1909
Last Sat. night the mule being drove by Messrs. James Pritchett and Ben Renfroe being frightened near the home of Marion McEachern in the upper part of the county and both were thrown from the buggy. Mr. Pritchett received several bruises and it was necessary to take some stitches on his head. The wounds are healing and pain has almost ceased.
The public school at this place will open next Monday. Every pupil should enter the 1st day if possible. There is no change in the teachers and they promise their best work.
Because of the dry weather, the cotton crop of this county has suffered much loss during the past two weeks.  Late cotton will likely be one-fourth less than the expectation two weeks ago.  The late corn seems now as if it would be almost a complete failure.  The farmers never had a better time to save their fodder and many have taken advantage of the fair weather and now have their hay crop in their barns.
We are printing 4,000 copies of by-laws for the UBA society this week. It will be remembered that this society originated among the colored people of this place, and is now the strongest order of its kind in the state. Most of the officers are residents of this county. It has given to many colored people of the county a good and decent burial and had it not been for this society they would have been on the charity of the people.
Religious society believes that in 1914 change will come.
Saratoga, NY-Believers in the early dawn of the millennium, members of the Watch Tower Bible and Tract Society gathered here from several stares for this annual conference. The followers of the sect believe that in 1914 "after times of great trouble" the world is to be transformed into a paradise.  They profess to find their information for this belief in the study of scriptures of the prophets.
Submitted by CB Glover

Sunday, May 4, 2008

"Today in Fayetteville" Feb. 8, 1895

Politics were a big topic  in February 1895, and women wanted to be a part of it. Go back in time with me to see the attitudes of our ancestors, and how they felt about the issue..  
                                THE FAYETTEVILLE NEWs
  Feb. 8, 1895
That crowd of women that met in Atlanta last week to talk about voting, etc. ought to be satisfied with what they have to do without wanting to be allowed to take part in politics. The men do not object to their wearing "bloomers" but they do kick at them wanting to take off our pants and step into our shoes and controlling the whole business. "Go home" and stay indoors where you are needed to look after preparing your poor "hen-pecked" husbands meals and thereby stop a divorce suit or perhaps trouble in your neighbors family. We beg your pardon ladies if none of you have husbands, but we do not wonder at it.
A woman out of Iowa has been elected justice of the peace by mistake. Her husband was conducting business under his wife's name which was not generally known, and at the nominating convention and election her initials were used when the intention was to elect him.
However, she was elected, and there being no obstacle in the law, she has qualified and is now filling the office.
Dr J.B. Hawthorne delivered a sermon in Atlanta Sunday which was carried by telephone to the homes of fifty people in the city of Athens, a distance of sixty miles. It is said that it was heard perfectly and was greatly enjoyed by the Athens people. Even the music of the choir was equally well heard. Electricity is accomplishing wonders.
                                        Local News
There is a force of hands now at work opening the new street east of the railroad.
Teeth extracted without any pain whatever at the corner Drug store. Its the place to go.
Submitted by CB Glover

Sunday, April 27, 2008


Confederate Memorial Day was celebrated in Fayette Co. this
weekend at the park in downtown Fayetteville. There was a
living history exhibit behind the Holliday-Dorsey-Fife House
museum earlier in the day. A memorial service was then held
at the gazebo at 7pm..Following the service was a march
with Confederate States flags and visitors to the Fayetteville Cemetery where further memorial services were held, including a wreath laying and an honor guard salute to our fallen heroes.
To see the many photos taken, go to the Sons of Confederate
Veterans web site, Photos page 4.

Friday, April 18, 2008

"Today in Fayetteville" April 20, 1906

Springtime in early 1900's Fayetteville was a time for marriages and preparation for Confederate Memorial Day. Go back in time with me to April 20, 1906.

The Fayetteville News
April 20, 1906

Wedding Bells Ring Out in Fayetteville

Two happy marriages, Miss Tommie Sam's, the beautiful and accomplished daughter of Mrs. M.D. Sam's of Woolsey was happily married at their home Tuesday afternoon, 17th. to Dr. Thomas Culpepper of Greenville. Rev. John Speir of Greenville performed the ceremony in an impressive and solemn manner.
Miss Sam's is really a beautiful woman, possessed of a gentle and lovable disposition, and is a favorite at home and elsewhere. Dr. Culpepper is a pharmacist of skill and a gentleman of culture and refinement, and one of Merriwether county's most popular young men.

A happy marriage was solemnized at the home of Mr. and Mrs. G.W. Dorsett last Sunday afternoon, That of their attractive and lovely daughter, to Dr. Edgar E. Dixon, the groom is a Pharmacist at the Fayetteville Drug Co. Having recently passed a creditable and successful graduation before the state board of Pharmacist. He is industrious, sober and reliable.

Exercises and Songs for Memorial day

Next Thursday, April 26, will be Memorial Day. The whole South will render appropriate exercises in honor of the worlds greatest heroes, the battle scarred veterans and the lost dead of the bloody sixties.
Fayette Co. will respond to the inspiration of loyalty and patriotism, and pay loving tribute to our departed fathers, brothers and kindred who so nobly defended the home land we now claim and the homes which we then occupied.

Addresses by Col. W.C. Wright of Newnan. The program was arranged by the ladies of the Fayette Co. Memorial Assn.
The veterans of the Co. will assemble at the South front of the courthouse and March to the tabernacle and occupy the front seats on the right of the aisle. Committee of young ladies will meet the veterans at the court house and pin a bouquet on each of them.
The Sons of Veterans, organized at Hopewell, will meet at the North front of the court house, and march to the tabernacle.
The graves of every Confederate soldier will be decorated after the exercise.

Miss Sarah McEachern who has been teaching school at Marion, has returned home.
Mr. Manson Simpson and beautiful daughter, Miss Wille, were guest of Mr. A.E. Adams and family one night last week.
Mrs. Shopshire and Miss Ethel McEachern were the guest of Mrs. Rachel McEachern on night last week.

researched and submitted by CB Glover

Saturday, April 12, 2008

"Today in Fayetteville" June 25, 1909

Another look into Fayette County's past, gives us an idea of the things that were of interest to our ancestors. With Confederate Memorial Day approaching, my next article will look into the
early 1900s, showing our Confederate history was still an important part of our lives... We still celebrate and honor our Confederate ancestors with an annual Memorial Day service, which will be held Saturday, April 26, in the Heritage Park, downtown Fayetteville. 7pm. A living history exhibit will be located behind the Holliday House Museum, earlier in the day.

The Fayetteville News
June 25, 1909

One of the most enjoyable occasions of the year was the anniversary of Hon. W.T. Glower's birthday which occurred at his home in Fayetteville Sunday. He celebrated his 78Th birthday and all his children, grandchildren and great grandchildren were present. Fifty-five sat down to his hospitable board, which was filled with all the good things of the season. He received many handsome presents and the occasion was one long to be remembered.
Mr. J.H. Farr, formerly of this County, but now a resident of Campbell Co. was on our streets Tuesday. Mr. Farr is approaching his 80Th birthday.

Constitution of C.S.A.

Historic documentation on exhibition in the Library of Congress
Original copy loaned to the Government by J.W. De Renne of Savannah, Ga.
Washington D.C.-There has been deposited in the Library of Congress and placed on exhibition in the manuscripts division, the original " Constitution of the Confederate States of America."
The Constitution was adapted on March 11, 1861, by the Confederate Congress at Montgomery, Alabama.
Upon the evacuation of Richmond, was sent with other papers further south, where it was rescued by Mr. F.G. Defontaine, at Chester S.C. from a band of looters.
Mr. Defontaine kept this and other documents for some years and in 1883, it passed into the hands of Mrs. G.W.J. De Renne, whose son, Mr. W.J. De Renne, of Savannah, Ga. now owns it, and has recently deposited it as a loan with the Library of Congress.
Atlanta, Ga.-The population of Ga. at the present time approximates 3,000,000 persons.

- Researched and submitted by C.B. Glover

Saturday, April 5, 2008

"Today in Fayetteville" October 1, 1909

Enjoy another look into the exciting happening in Fayette County's past...
                           The Fayetteville News
                                    October 1, 1909
                  The Wild West and Far East Show
Many interesting features will be seen with the Buffalo Bill and Pawnee Bill Exhibition.
Much interest has been aroused in this vicinity through the announced appearance of Buffalo Bills Wild West and Pawnee Bills Far East show at Atlanta, Oct 20, 1909.
Col. William F. Cody, the original and only "Buffalo Bill", travels with the big exhibition and positively appears at every performance, rain or shin, arrangements have been made with the railroad officials to run excursions at special rates from the various stations along the line and there will be special provisions for the accommodation of those who wish to visit the exhibition. To the small boy and grown up Buffalo Bill will be the chief attraction, for his fame is not dimmed by the years that have elapsed since he helped write the story of the west through his heroic deeds.
                                 Composer of "Dixie"
               Daniel Decatur Emmett to be memorialized
Committee of well known Southerners will meet in Nashville to perfect plans to raise funds. As to the form of the memorial, it is believed that the committee and those whom they call into consultation will favor a simple shaft of Granite or marble.
The poem was written and set to music in the summer of 1859.
The last appearance of Emmett was in the winter of 1896-7,
while on tour that season the aged minstrel celebrated his 84th natal anniversary at Dallas, Txs. and the Daughters of the Confederacy there presented the old gentleman with a gold watch. In the Spring he sickened and retired to his home in Mount Vernon, Ohio. Lost to public attention and memory until his death in July 1904.
Researched and submitted by CB Glover

Saturday, March 29, 2008

"Today in Fayetteville" April 30, 1909

                                      The Fayetteville News
                                              April 30, 1909
                                              Local News
Mr Coe Fields, of Atlanta, died suddenly at his home in Atlanta
last Sunday. For many years Mr. Fields lived in the lower part of this county. His remains were brought to Antioch and entered at the cemetery at that place last Monday evening.
Next Friday afternoon , May 7, will be memorial Day at Hopewell near  Tyrone. An interesting program has been prepared and a growing interest is being manifested in the exercise at this place each year. There are many Confederate soldiers buried in the Hopewell Cemetery and a large crowd is expected to attend.
I am now prepared to do repair work on bicycles and have repair materials for sale. Also on request for new wheels, come and see me.
                                                                   W.H. Holt
                                                                   at railroad
                                          Sandy Creek
Mr. James Kerlin, of this place, who has been sick for some time, died at his home last Thursday and his remains were laid to rest at Union Grove. The family have our heart felt sympathy.
                          The return of Confederate flags
Captured banners will be delivered at Huntsville, Alabama.
Cincinnati, Ohio- Details for the return of the Confederate battle flags, captured by the 4Th Ohio Calvary at Selma, Alabama, near the close of the Civil War, are now in the hands of Governor Comer of Alabama. It will take place at Huntsville,
 May 12.
Captain John A. Pitts of this city, received a letter from Governor Harmon stating that the captured flags will be sent to this city, so that any of the old veterans who may care to view them may do so.
submitted by CB Glover

Saturday, March 22, 2008

"Today in Fayetteville" November 26, 1909

Interesting happenings in Fayette County are reflected in the local newspapers.
Hope you enjoy another look into our past...


           November 26,1909

                 HOME AFFAIRS


On account of high priced oil, I am making a liberal exchange for seed. Don't wait to late.

Mr. H.G. Gilbert has accepted a place with the Farmers and Merchants Bank in Senoia.. Howard is an
excellent boy and we feel sure will fill his place with credit to himself and town.

Miss Essie Green, of near New Hope, and Mr. Marcus Brown, of Ebenezer, were married here last Sunday
 by Judge S.B. Lewis. We wish them a pleasant journey through life.

Last Saturday the twelve year old boy of Pink Murphey while removing saw dust from the mill of H.N. Cargile,
 had his hand caught in the saw and it was necessary to amputate his right hand above the wrist.
He is doing nicely.

Mr.T.M. McGough, of this place, and Miss Lizzie Walker of Turin, were happily married at the brides home in
Turin last Sunday.

Mr W.J. Stevens formerly of this place, but of late years a resident of Atlanta, died in Atlanta Tuesday after
suffering from heart failure. His remains were brought here Wednesday evening and entered in the
cemetery. He was married to Miss Annie Travis of this place

Death of Mr. John Coleman

 Mr. John Coleman died at his home near Fife last Friday after an illness of several months.  Mr. Coleman
 was born about one mile south of this place, June 20, 1839, and lived in the county all his life.
He enlisted in Co. I, 10th Ga. Regiment June 12,1861, and was in every battle of his company except 2.
 He was captured 3 days before the surrender at Salem Creek. He was married to Miss A.R. Thornton Oct. 27,
1868. His remains were placed in the Thornton Cemetery near his old homestead.

Uncle Lewis Middlebrooks was in town Monday. He is near 100 years old and walked several miles and
did not seem the least tired. He has lived in the county 60 or 70 years and bids fair to live many years yet.

Submitted by C.B. Glover

Sunday, March 16, 2008

"Today in Fayetteville" October 8, 1909

Today in Fayetteville, Oct. 8, 1909
Home Affairs

For Sale--One good piano, in good condition.
Mrs. S.R. Adams
Fayetteville, Ga.
Phone # 62

J.J. Davis and C.W. Martin have bough the furniture store of Charles Graves and will do business under the name of Davis and Martin. These are both good business men and no doubt will give our city an up-to-date furniture store..


E.A. Huckaby came very near losing his life last Monday evening. He was having a new well dug on his premises and went down into the well shortly after they had used a charge of dynamite. He succumbed at once from heart failure and asphyxiation. It was difficult to get him out and his life was was dispaired of for some time after landing on Terra firma. However he is doing nicely at present.

Messrs. James Milam and Otis Stephens have purchased themselves a new buggy. Look out girls..

Last Monday your "uncle Primas" had occasion to drive through the county, Some distance in our route came in contact with two or three automobiles. On account of our "Quadruped" being exceedingly shy of those machines, we always had to either quit the road or detach said quadraped from our vehicle. Now we believe those owning horses and mules have a good right on the public highway as those who are able to own automobiles. And the fore said owners of horses and mules are the ones who pay public taxes and keep the public highway in passable condition. Therefore be it resolved by us that we keep our road and force the auto riders to build themselves a highway exclusive from those the honorable public are using..

Researched and submitted by CB Glover
Source: The Fayetteville News