Fayetteville

Stewart-Jordan engagement

Laura Aurore Stewart engaged to Bryan Christopher Jordan

Mr. and Mrs. John R. Stewart, Jr. of Fayetteville, Ga., are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Laura Aurore Stewart, to Bryan Christopher Jordan, son of Mr. and Mrs. William R. Jordan of Florence, S.C.

The bride-elect is the granddaughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. J. Mikel Smith of Columbia, S.C. and of the late Dr. John R. Stewart and Mrs. John R. Stewart of Jacksonville, Ala.

The groom-elect is the grandson of the late Mr. and Mrs. Leroy L. Smith of Sumter, S.C. and the late Mr. Preston C. Jordan, Jr. and Mrs. Preston C. Jordan of Florence, S.C. Read More»

Edgar L. Banks, Jr., 87, of Fayetteville

Edgar L. Banks, Jr., 87, of Fayetteville, passed away June 5, 2014.

He was a Past Master of Riverdale Masonic Lodge 709 in 1962. He also served his country in the U.S. Navy during WWII.

Mr. Banks was preceded in death by his wife Helen Darnell Banks; daughter Diane Hambrick; and grandson John Hambrick, Jr. Read More»

210 apartments on F’ville agenda Thursday

Fayetteville’s entrée to the world of luxury apartments, those which include high-end amenities and concierge-level services, will be on the Fayetteville City Council’s agenda June 5. The first of two public hearings for the rezoning request will feature 210 luxury apartments at The Villages development located on Ga. Highway 54 at Lafayette Avenue just west of downtown. Read More»

Hollywood Trucks drives into Pinewood partnership

Some of the dozens of trucks operated by Hollywood Trucks for the entertainment industry. This photo is from the company’s website.

The number of vendor companies supporting Fayetteville’s new movie and television industry continues to increase. Among the new arrivals is Louisiana-based Hollywood Trucks, with CEO Andre Champagne announcing May 20 that the company had signed a five-year deal to provide production vehicles to Pinewood Atlanta Studios.

“The Hollywood Trucks team is excited and honored to partner with Pinewood Atlanta Studios, a member of the distinguished Pinewood family. Together we can support filmmaking at the very highest level,” said Champagne in a company press release. Read More»

Family history class is tonight

The Fayetteville Family History Lab will hold its monthly family history class on Wednesday, June 4, from 7 – 8:30 p.m. at 2021 Redwine Rd., in rooms 108-109. The event is hosted by the Fayetteville LDS Church.

The class will be “Exploring the Vastness of familysearch.org,” the official and free website of the LDS Church’s Family History Library based in Salt lake City. Users need not be members of the LDS Church to use the site, and no one will be contacted unless users request it. Read More»

Amoroso-Goldstrohm engagement

Natalie Amoroso engaged to Evan Goldstrohm

Anthony and Susan Amoroso of Fayetteville, Georgia are pleased to announce the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter, Natalie Amoroso, to Evan Goldstrohm, son of Raymond and Pamela Goldstrohm of Kittanning, Pa.

The future bride is a graduate of Fayette County High School, The University of Georgia, and East Carolina University where she received a MS in Biology. She is employed as a Fisheries Biologist for the state of Texas. Read More»

Heritage Baptist schedules VBS

Heritage Reformed Baptist Church will hold Vacation Bible school June 16-20 from 8:30 a.m. until noon at the church, 150 Lester Rd. next to Cleveland Elementary. Children who have completed kindergarten through those in fifth grade are eligible to attend.

The theme is “Faith Expedition — God’s Treasure Revealed.” Students will travel across time through the lives of Moses, David, Daniel, Matthew, Paul and Silas in a program that incorporates skits, music, hands-on activities, rewards and much more.

Register at www.heritagebc.org. For more information, contact Becky Rast, 770-719-0662.

Rare mayoral veto on the agenda June 5 for F’ville

The agenda for the June 5 meeting of the Fayetteville City Council will feature a full range of items that include a decision on Mayor Greg Clifton’s veto of the Tidal Wave car wash vote, approval of a bid on the Stonewall Avenue sidewalk project, an increase in the hotel/motel tax and a public hearing on the Lafayette Square luxury apartment proposal. Read More»

Deadly 48 hours on north Fayette roads – 3 dead, 4 injured

Firefighters work to remove a door of the Toyota Camry to reach a victim who was trapped inside, while paramedics, at left, attend to victims of the crash including (at left) the one child in a car seat, identified as Caleah Thomas, age 3, who is in very critical condition. Photo/John Munford.

Fayette County just experienced more traffic fatalities in one 48-hour period than at any time in recent memory.

In the period from Friday morning to Sunday morning, three people lost their lives and four were injured in three separate crashes, all in north Fayette.

The first fatality happened Friday morning.

A Riverdale woman died in a traffic accident May 30 on Ga. Highway 279 near Helmer Road.
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Reflection on Obama’s foreign policy ‘blunders’

Reading the various whining columns of the regular “struggling” prognosticators and certain right-wing commentators, one would think that this special country is in danger of immediate relegation to the dust heaps of history. Read More»

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