Fayetteville

Melear’s BBQ closes its doors in F’ville

A long-standing Fayetteville institution has closed its doors, maybe permanently.

Melear’s Barbecue, a fixture in the community for more than 50 years, served its last customers Saturday. Ever since the restaurant’s gravel parking lot has been empty, its famous pig statue has been lonely, and another slice of Fayette history is practically gone with the wind. Read More»

3 commissioners run closed government

Our three musketeer commissioners, Frady, Horgan and Hearn, continue the legacy of Jack Smith and Eric Maxwell. That legacy is nothing more than a manipulative, deceptive and closed process government.

As a prime example of the manipulative and closed form of government the citizens of Fayette County have been subjected to over the last four years, our former commission tried to sneak through a change in the county’s charter, which would give the commissioners control over the Board of Elections member selections. Read More»

Stop free benefits to illegal aliens in Ga.

Representative Matt Ramsey has been working with others in the Georgia General Assembly, including D.A. King of the Dustin Inman Society, and many concerned Georgians. I was delighted to read that the committee process will begin next week.

It is time to put a halt to the swarm on Georgia’s free benefits program to those who have crossed our borders unlawfully, thereby becoming criminals who kill jobs and put a $1.5 billion hole in the state’s economy during 2009. Read More»

Tripp will lead seminar at Heritage Church Fri., Sat.

Heritage Church in Fayetteville (150 Lester Rd.) is having a free parenting seminar Friday and Saturday, Jan. 28-29. The speaker will be Dr. Tedd Tripp, one of the leading experts and authors on the topic of parenting. Tripp’s book, Shepherding a Childs’ Heart, has become a classic on the subject and has been made into a DVD series for Christian parents.

This seminar will focus on the topic of Tripp’s second book, Instructing a Child’s Heart, co-written with his wife, Margy. Friday’s session will be held from 7-9:30 p.m. and Saturday’s session from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. Read More»

FFUMC to offer Financial Peace University beginning Sunday

Fayetteville First United Methodist Church will offer multiple courses in Financial Peace University, a 13-week course, in the winter through spring 2011.Classes will start Jan. 30.

“Financial Peace University (FPU) is a life-changing program that teaches you to achieve your financial goals by eliminating debt, saving for the future, and giving like never before,” a spokesperson said. “More than one million families have attended FPU with amazing results. You will be challenged and motivated to make a plan for your money and change your family tree forever.” Read More»

Shroud of Turin presentation coming to Fayette’s Summit

Shroud Encounter, a highly acclaimed 90-minute multi-media presentation, is coming to The Summit Church on Sunday, Feb. 13 at 7 p.m. The presentation is free and open to the public.

Shroud Encounter is a production of Shroud of Turin Education Project, Inc. and will be presented by renowned international expert Russ Breault. The presentation is a fast moving, big-screen experience using over 150 images covering all aspects of Shroud research. Read More»

Gable-Fleming engagement

Meredith Lee Gable engaged to James Patrick Fleming Jr.

Mr. and Mrs. Paul E. Gable III of Fayetteville announce the engagement of their daughter, Meredith Lee Gable, to James Patrick Fleming Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. James P. Fleming of Roswell. Read More»

The Villages Amphitheater announces 2011 summer concert series

Roy Clark

Once again, it’s that time of year when we get the long-awaited answer to “Who’s coming to the amphitheater this year?” The Villages Amphitheater in Fayetteville is excited to welcome back its presenting sponsor, Mercedes Benz of South Atlanta, to bring you the 2011 Summer Concert Series.

This year also brings some exciting changes designed to make the Villages a more affordable and comfortable place to enjoy great entertainment. Read More»

Alpha Internal Medicine begins 13th year of serving Fayette County

From left are  Jared R. Shafer, PA-C; Erinn Harris, MD; Coral Benge, PA-C; Betsy Horton-Pawlowski, MD; Diliana Panova, MD; Jacquelyn Stewart, NP-C. Photo/Special.

Alpha Internal Medicine (AIM) celebrated 12 years of service in 2010. Dr. Betsy Horton-Pawlowski originally opened the practice on Georgia Highway 54 West, in Fayetteville. Today at the new location on Highway 85 South behind ABC Pediatrics, she is supported in service to the community by Diliana Panova, MD; Erinn Harris, MD ; Coral Benge, PA-C; Jacquelyn Stewart, NP-C; Jared R. Shafer, PA-C, Lisa Stillman, Registered Dietician and Karen Hall, CMT, NMT, Massage Therapist. Read More»

Sting nets two arrests for prostitution, one for pimping

Two women were arrested on charges of prostitution and one man was arrested for pimping in a Jan. 20 sting conducted by the Fayette County Sheriff’s Tactical Narcotic Team (TNT).

Tavish Sunshine Hunter, 40, of East Point and Megan Paige Johnson, 21, of Hixson, Tenn. were both charged with prostitution, said sheriff’s office spokesperson Brent Rowan.

Also arrested on charges of pimping and violating the Georgia Controlled Substance Act for being in possession of prescription medication without a legal prescription was Corey Montez Hollie, 31, of Atlanta, said Rowan. Read More»

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