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Students complete Fayetteville Junior Police Academy

  Fayetteville Police Department’s 13th annual Junior Police Academy graduated another crop of trainees Friday after a week of training in self-defense, police procedures and citizenship. The program for rising seventh- through ninth-graders included competition amongst four teams, and by mid-morning Friday, the Blue and Green teams were tied at 1,875 points apiece. The tie-breaker…

MLK Day 2015 parade Fayetteville’s biggest

Well over a thousand people marched, walked, rode and drove in Monday’s Martin Luther King, Jr. Day parade in Downtown Fayetteville, which may have been the largest-ever parade the city has ever hosted. The parade was organized by the Fayette County National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP). According to event organizers, around…

Donated pave stones help ongoing restoration of Hopeful Church

  Butch Jones of Pavestone played Santa last week as he delivered over $1,000 in pave stones to the Hopeful Community Club. The group is steadily working toward rehabilitating the Hopeful Primitive Church building and cemetery. The church has extensive history going back 200 years, with a cemetery containing grave sites with the remains of…

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