Fayetteville

Chadwick-Lake engagement

Tracey Elizabeth engaged to Justin Charles Lake

Allen Chadwick of Farmington, Conn. and Lori Chadwick of Burlington, Conn., announce the engagement of their daughter, Tracey Elizabeth, to Justin Charles Lake, son of Larry and Linda Lake of Fayetteville.

The bride-elect is a graduate of Keene State College in Keene, N.H. with a B.A. in communication and is currently attending the Aveda Institute in Atlanta.

The groom-elect is a graduate of The Art Institute of Atlanta with a B.A. in fine arts and graphic design and is part owner of Lake Roofing Systems.

The wedding will be Oct. 1 in Santa Rosa Beach, Fla. Read More»

The accidental beekeeper

Bobby Torbush with just one of the frames containing a honeycomb and thousands of bees removed from Judy Ward's home. Torbush filled up all of his containers and had to use five gallon buckets for the remaining honeycombs and bees.Photo/Judy Ward.

Fayetteville woman learns about honeybees after beekeper finds over 60,000 in walk-in closet

Judy Ward, an ad sales representative for The Citizen and a Fayetteville resident, and her husband, Ron, noticed something strange occurring on the side of their house.  Read More»

Former Hollingsworth House to remain an event center

Tony Valadez is the new owner of the former Hollingsworth House and proudly shows off one of the 1906 fireplaces. His wife has a boutique upstairs and he will operate the downstairs as an event facility. Photo/Carolyn Cary

The former Judge Waymon Hollingsworth came to Fayette County in 1890 as a telegrapher with Southern Railroad. After marriage, he built a home in 1906 near the Fayetteville First Baptist Church on East Stonewall Avenue.

In the Fall of 2000, the house was moved one third of a mile west and the City of Fayetteville operated it as an event center.

It later sold the house and the couple making the purchase continued with that operation.

The economic down times forced them into foreclosure and the house sat empty until now. Read More»

Mrs. Frances Foster Estes, 90, of Fayetteville

Mrs. Frances Foster Estes, age 90, passed away into the presence of her Savior, Jesus, joining her family and friends on May 29, 2011. Read More»

Myrtle Ballard Beckom, 81, of Fayetteville

Myrtle Ballard Beckom, 81, of Fayetteville, died May 26, 2011.

Ms. Beckom was a long-time resident of Fayette County.

She is survived by her son James Beckom, Jr. and his wife Anita of Tyrone; grandchildren Tiffany Ferenzey, Victoria Beckom and Tabitha Beckom, all of Fayette County; sisters Hazel Ballard of Newnan, Patricia Sheffield of Fayetteville; brother Jack Ballard and his wife Dene of Hampton; several nieces and nephews. Read More»

Mr. Richard Michael Deraney, Sr., 58, of Fayetteville

Mr. Richard Michael Deraney, Sr., long-time resident of Fayetteville, passed away May 27, 2011.

Mr. Deraney was born in Atlanta, GA on August 31, 1952 to the late Joseph A. Deraney, Sr. and Mable Lewis Deraney. He was a graduate of Troy State University and worked for Delta Airlines for nearly thirty years. Mr. Deraney's life was dedicated to his family and the many sports and musical events they pursued. Read More»

Mr. Ronald L. Parham, of Fayetteville

Mr. Ronald L. Parham, of Fayetteville, died May 28, 2011.

He retired from Ford Motor Company after 32 years of service. He was an active member of the UAW, holding several positions, including chairman for 8 years. After retirement he opened his own locksmith business. He was a member of Friendship United Methodist Church and Riverdale Masonic Lodge #709.

He was preceded in death by his first wife Shelba Russell Parham, his parents J.C. & Nora Parham of Elbert County, and his sister Betsy Burden. Read More»

Fayette County High School’s valedictorian and salutatorian

Fayette County High School’s valedictorian and salutatorian

Liam McDermott (R) is the valedictorian and Zahra Manji the salutatorian for Fayetteville’s Fayette County High School Class of 2011. Photo/Ben Nelms.

F’ville moves toward Sunday alcohol sales vote, denser residential zoning

The Fayetteville City Council on May 19 heard the first reading of a proposed amendment to the Planned Community District (PCD) zoning ordinance designed to provide more open space by allowing a small increase in residential density. The council at the meeting also adopted a resolution to authorize a November referendum on Sunday alcohol package sales. Read More»

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