Fayetteville

Ike’s D-Day secretary speaks to Fayetteville Council

Ike’s D-Day secretary speaks to Fayetteville Council

Fayetteville resident Helen Denton was joined by Councilman Larry Dell (L) and Mayor Ken Steele (R) at the Fayetteville City Council meeting July 21. Denton came with a number of items such as dog tags, photos and a bracelet with her name and serial number, all memorabilia from her time serving with Gen. Dwight Eisenhower. As part of Eisenhower’s staff stationed in England, Denton typed the orders for Operation Overlord, the D-Day invasion of France. The memorabilia will be on display at the Holliday-Dorsey-Fife House Museum. Read More»

Georgia’s state flag to fly over our troops

Georgia’s state flag to fly over our troops

VFW Post 3650 member Ron Stubbs (R) is joined by state Senator Ronnie Chance (R-Tyrone) at the July 21 meeting of the Fayetteville City Council to present a state flag. The Georgia flag being displayed will soon be flown by troops in Afghanistan. Looking on are Councilman Paul Oddo (center) and Mayor Kenneth Steele (far right). Photo/Ben Nelms.

Heritage, Providence will offer Divorce Care sessions

Heritage Christian Church will once again partner with Providence United Methodist Church to offer Divorce Care and Divorce Care for Kids this fall.

Group meetings will begin on Wednesday, Aug. 17 and run through Nov. 9. Meeting times are from 6:30 – 8 p.m. and will be at Heritage Christian Church, 2130 Redwine Rd., Fayetteville.

“DivorceCare is a friendly, caring group of people who will walk alongside you through one of life’s most difficult experiences,” a spokesperson said. “You do not have to go through separation or divorce alone.” Read More»

New GriefShare session starts Aug. 16 at Fayetteville First Baptist Church

Fayetteville First Baptist Church will offer a new session of GriefShare, a free, 13-week Bible-based program for those who have lost a loved one, starting Tuesday, Aug. 16

The class will meet each Tuesday from 6:30-8 p.m. Each class begins with a video followed by group discussion. Read More»

O’Brien-O’Shields engagement

Susan Harper O’Brien engaged to Joseph Franklin O’Shields

Mr. and Mrs. Richard O’Brien of Fayetteville announce the engagement of their daughter, Susan Harper O’Brien, to Joseph Franklin O’Shields, son of Connie Brown, Sam Harris, and Bill and Robin O’Shields.

The bride-to-be is the granddaughter of the late Robert Cunningham and Susan Cunningham of Auburn, Ala. and John O’Brien and the late Ann O’Brien of West Point. She is a graduate of the University of Georgia’s Terry School of Business with a B.B.A. focusing in real estate. She is currently pursuing a master’s in early childhood education from Oglethorpe University. Read More»

FCHS grad keeping your eyes on YouTube

Jenna Bilotta. Photo/Special.

Jenna Bilotta, a 1997 graduate of Fayette County High School, knew she wanted to go to art school for college. She had met her math and English requirements by the end of her junior year of high school and ended up taking four art classes as a senior, running the senior art show and winning a $500 scholarship at the Old County Courthouse Art Show. That dedication to art and a curiosity about the burgeoning field of digital media led her to the Atlanta College of Art and Design, then grad school at Georgia Tech and eventually to Google and YouTube. Read More»

Hoke “Trey” Smith, III, 46, of Fayetteville

Hoke “Trey” Smith, III, 46, of Fayetteville, Georgia, passed away July 21, 2011.

He was a family man who loved his family and his job (Midas Auto Service). He was a great father and loyal friend. Read More»

‘Princess Tea Party’ returns in August

From left are Aaliyah Miles, Mallory Hu, Natalia Zmudzin, Carolyn Balkovetz, Sarah Fender, Amanda Lindsey, Paige McCauley, Paige Smith, Kelly Blackmon, and Julia Stitt. Photo/Special.

The Twilight Theatre Company will present its third annual production of “A Princess Tea Party” at the Historic Train Depot in Fayetteville on August 13 and 14.  This show is perfect for mothers, daughters, grandmothers and granddaughters.  “A Princess Tea Party” brings together favorite fairytale princesses, who share stories and songs about living, loving, and dreaming big. Read More»

Sunflowers over my shoulders . . .

Sunflowers over my shoulders . . .

Walter Mills must have the biggest green thumb in Fayetteville. The impromptu gardener’s home on Kathi Avenue is the site of a wealth of mammoth sunflowers that reach upwards of 12 feet in height. Mills in other locations on the property adjacent to Frances Stone Interiors also grows a host of the plants, including his favorite, gourds. Photo/Ben Nelms.

Some stars and stripes with your fresh vegetables?

Some stars and stripes with your fresh vegetables?

Market Day in downtown Fayetteville continues to expand its offerings that includes items such as fresh fruits and vegetables, plants, jellies, honey, woodworking crafts and jewelry. The July 16 event was no exception, with hundreds of people filling the gazebo area. The remaining Market Day events for 2011 will be held on Aug. 20, Sept. 17 and Oct. 29. Photo/Ben Nelms.