Fayetteville

Tona L. Spence, 72, of Fayetteville

Tona L. Spence, 72, of Fayetteville, died March 15, 2011.

She was preceded in death by her parents Charles Leftwich & Madeline Walters Leftwich.

She is survived by her son Greg Spence of Fayetteville ; grandchildren Brady Spence, Ansley Spence and Blake Spence all of Douglasville; sister Janice Green of Newnan; former husband Jimmy D. Spence of Newnan; and Aunt Nell Gresham of Atlanta.

A graveside service will be held Saturday, March 19, 2011 at 11:00 AM at Westview Cemetery, Atlanta. The family will receive friends Friday from 5:00 to 8:00 PM at the funeral home. Read More»

Mrs. Elizabeth “Blondie” Swetmon, 87, formerly of Fayetteville

Mrs. Elizabeth “Blondie” Swetmon, 87, of Christian City, formerly of East Point and Fayetteville, passed away on March 14, 2011.

Mrs. Swetmon was a very loving and generous person who never met a stranger. She was an adventurous lady who spent time outdoors, fishing and enjoyed reading. She adored her poodles, Beegee and Bo. She retired from Nabisco with over 43 years of dedicated service. Read More»

Merline Plunkett McLain, M.D., 82, of Fayetteville

Merline Plunkett McLain, M.D., 82, of Fayetteville, GA passed away March 7, 2011 at her daughter’s home. Merline was preceded in death by her husband, Bobby Maurice McLain, M.D., a brother, L.J. Plunkett, Jr., M.D, and a sister, Mary Lou Myers. Read More»

One injury in F'ville accident

The early afternoon two-vehicle accident on Thursday at North Jeff Davis and Georgia Avenue in Fayetteville left one woman injured after her vehicle flipped over on impact. Photo/Special

Details are sketchy at this point but Fayetteville Police report that a two-vehicle collision on North Jeff Davis and Georgia Avenue early Thursday afternoon resulted in one driver being transported to Piedmont Fayette Hospital after her SUV flipped over on impact.

Department spokesperson Steve Crawshaw said the accident appeared to have resulted when a SUV traveling northbound on Jeff Davis and intending to turn left onto Georgia Avenue was struck by another SUV traveling southbound on Jeff Davis. The resulting collision flipped the northbound vehicle over, Crawshaw said. Read More»

F’ville Council eyes recession tax impact

The Fayetteville City Council in a file photo from 2010.

Finances were a central feature of the all-day retreat held March 11 by the Fayetteville City Council. Front and center in the discussion was the ongoing recession, its toll on city revenues and the measures taken to weather the recessionary storm. Read More»

Summit Church now taking Angel Food orders; deadline is April 12

The Summit Church in Fayetteville, through the Angel Food Ministries program, is offering quality food at discount prices to members of the community.

Deadline for the April order is April 12.

Angel Food Ministries (www.angelfoodministries.com) is an organization dedicated to providing affordable, high-quality food to those in need.

The organization is now operational in 45 states. Read More»

Truett-McConnell choir to perform at Flat Creek

The college choir from Truett- McConnell College in Cleveland, Ga., will join members of the Flat Creek Baptist combined youth and adult choirs for a performance the weekend of March 19 and 20. Ben Caston will direct.

Dr. Emir Caner, president at Truett-McConnell, will be the guest speaker at the morning worship service on Sunday, March 20.

Flat Creek Baptist is on Flat Creek Trail between Ga. Highway 54 and Tyrone Road.

Group ministry continues at FFC

Fayette Family Church’s group ministries, Life Groups, are free and open to the community and will run weekly through May 7. Classes meet in homes and at the church, 1729 Ga. Hwy. 54 W., Fayetteville.

Signups may be done on the website, fayettefamilychurch.org, or by phone, 770-461-6235.

For more info, visit the website or email contact@fayettefamilychurch.org.

Byrd-Mansour engagement

Jennifer Ryan Byrd engaged to Jarod Richard Mansour,

Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Byrd of Fayetteville announce the engagement of their daughter, Jennifer Ryan Byrd, to Jarod Richard Mansour, son of Mr. and Mrs. Richard Mansour of Goose Creek, S.C.

The bride-to-be is a 1999 graduate of Fayette County High School and a graduate of the University of Georgia with bachelor and masters degrees in statistics and mathematics education. She currently resides in Athens, Ga., and teaches high school mathematics in the Walton County School System. Read More»

Tiger Run Car Show set for Saturday

Tiger Run Car Show set for Saturday

On Saturday, Mar. 19, the Fayette County High School Class of 2011 will sponsor the third annual spring Tiger Run Car Show in the FCHS stadium parking lot from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Anyone wishing to enter a car should contact Sherry Van de Motter at 770-402-3447 or Laura Johnson at 678-938-8073.  Cars can register before the show from 11 a.m. - noon for a $25 fee or they can pre-register for a $20 fee before Mar. Read More»

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