Fayetteville

Fayetteville First UMC’s VBS

will feature ‘Shake It Up Cafe’

All children ages three (as of Jan. 1, 2011) through fifth grade (2010-2011 school year) are invited to join FFMUC for Shake It Up Cafe Vacation Bible School to be held June 27- July 1 from 9 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.

The cost is $10. Registration forms can be found on the website at www.fayettevillefirst.com or the church office.

The event is described as a“ kid-friendly café full of chef’s hats and aprons, pots and pans, checkered tablecloths, and chalkboard menus, where kids explore the Bible as a cookbook filled with recipes for living out God’s word.” Read More»

Blackston-Adams engagement

Katie  Blackston engaged to Brad Adams

Mr. and Mrs. Glen H. Blackston III of Fayetteville announce the engagement of their daughter, Katie Blackston, to Brad Adams, son of Andy and Kay Adams of Winston Salem, N.C. and Jay and Janine Updyke of Peachtree City.

The bride to be is a 2006 graduate of Landmark Christian High School and 2010 graduate of North Georgia College & State University.

The groom elect is a 2003 graduate of Starr’s Mill High School. He is currently completing his undergraduate degree at American Military University and is employed as a military contractor at Fort Gordon in Augusta. Read More»

Sciera-Snyder wedding

Mr. & Mrs. Snyder

Katherine Lynne Sciera and Eric Allyn Snyder were married on the lawn at Magnolia Hall at Piedmont Park on April 30, 2011, in Atlanta. Bryan Buck of Atlanta conducted the wedding.

The bride is the daughter of John and Mary Sciera of Fayetteville. She is the granddaughter of the late John and Maria Sciera, of Hudson, N.Y., and Dorothy Christopher and the late Verland Christopher of DeMotte, Ind. Read More»

You probably can find these scissors at Harbor Freight

You probably can find these scissors at Harbor Freight

Jonathan Cooper, the manager of Harbor Frieght Tools cuts the ribbon at a recent ribbon cutting event with the Fayette County Chamber of Commerce. Harbor Freight Tools is located at the Uptown Square shopping center in north Fayetteville. Photo/Special.

Moovie night at The Villages this Friday

"Yogi Bear" will start around 8:55 p.m.

This Friday, June 10, Fayetteville Main Street is hosting its first free “Moovie Night” of 2011 at the Villages Amphitheater. Beginning at 7pm, families are encouraged to come out for an evening of fun, music, and movies. Read More»

Mrs. Lanie Spikes of Fayetteville

Mrs. Lanie Spikes, of Fayetteville, passed away peacefully on May 31, 2011.

She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister and friend to many.

She is survived by her husband of 61 years, Gerald Spikes of Fayetteville; daughter Sherrie & Mike Stanley of Arizona; son David Spikes of East Point; grandchildren Jason and Michelle; sister Jean Ward of West Virginia and sister Mary Ferguson of Macon, GA. Read More»

Magic at the library

Magic at the library

Mr. Greggy and Abbie Cadabra did close-up magic and balloons for the kids at the Kickoff Celebration for the Fayette County Library’s Vacation Reading Program last Saturday. The program runs June 6-July 30. Turn in completed Reading Logs July 1—30 to receive certificate and goody bag. The Finale Concert is on July 30 with Julie Austin. Photo/Michael Boylan.

A rose by any other age . . .

A rose by any other age . . .

John Simon of Fayetteville proves that, even at age 91, you’re never too old to enjoy growing roses. This World War II Air Force veteran was the proud winner of a rose bush at the recent South Metro Rose Society 26th Annual Rose Show. Held May 14-15 in Fayetteville, the rose show featured over 330 roses of all varieties grown by local rose enthusiasts, as well as rose arrangements. A large group of show visitors enjoyed viewing, smelling, and photographing the exhibited blooms at no charge. Read More»

Mr. Bertrum Fred Long, 92, of Fayetteville

Mr. Bertrum Fred Long, 92, of Fayetteville, passed away on May 30, 2011.

He is survived by his beloved wife of 68 years Minnie Long; son David Long and his wife Carol of Fayetteville; grandchildren Scot Long and his wife Shelly of Conyers, Ginger McKnight of Butler; eight grandchildren. Read More»

Chick-fil-A gets okay to add second drive-thru lane

Revised development plans for the Chick-fil-A on North Glynn Street in Fayetteville were unanimously approved May 24 by the Fayetteville Planning and Zoning Commission. For restaurant customers the approval means a quicker trip through the drive-thru window by adding a second lane.

The proposal called for reconfiguring a number of parking spaces adjacent to the existing drive-thru lane on the building’s south side, thereby making room for a second drive-thru lane and changing the current perpendicular parking spaces to ones that are diagonal. Read More»