Fayetteville

Claudette S. Biggio, 78, formerly of Fayetteville

Claudette S. Biggio, 78, of Newnan, GA, formerly of Fayetteville, GA, passed away May 3, 2011.

Mrs. Biggio was born in Hoboken, NJ to John Colbert & Anna Marie Bulger Colbert.

She was preceded in death by her husband Jerome Biggio.

She is survived by her children John Biggio & wife Karen of Byron Center, Michigan, Barbara Komestat & husband David of Williamson, GA, Andrea Swartz & husband Scott of Newnan, GA; grandchildren Samuel, Amanda, Anna, Thailer, Bryson, Caleb and sister Julia Pettitt of Bethesda, MD. Read More»

Planners approve LongHorn in F’ville

Plans for the new LongHorn Steakhouse were approved April 26 by the Fayetteville Planning and Zoning Commission. The new restaurant will be located at the former site of Johnny Carino’s restaurant on Ga. Highway 85 just south of the Fayette Pavilion. The old building will have to be removed to make way for the new 242-seat restaurant.

LongHorn project representative Brett Mashchak at the April work session told commissioners the company would like to demolish the current building and replace it with a 6,242 square-foot restaurant that would look like other LongHorns. Read More»

Gary Lee Weddington, 66, of Fayetteville

Gary Lee Weddington, 66, of Fayetteville, GA, passed away peacefully at his home May 2, 2011.

Born in Boaz, AL, Gary served our country in the United States Marine Corps and was self-employed as the owner of Weddington Drywall Service. He is affectionately known as “Paw” by his seven grandchildren and was loved and respected by all who knew him.

He is preceded in death by his father, mother and ten siblings. Read More»

Richard Edward Reiter, Jr., formerly of Fayetteville

Mr. Richard Edward Reiter, Jr., of Suwanee, formerly Fayetteville, was born to eternal life on May 2, 2011.

He was born on December 18, 1946. Mr. Reiter was a loving and devoted husband, father, grandfather, and friend. He was a generous humanitarian who served the community through his law practice, boy scouts, church, and volunteer organizations.

His legacy continues through his wife Susan Ann Reiter, son Richard E. Reiter, III, daughter Emily (Reiter) Keag, son-in-law Tim Keag, grandson Emerson Keag, brother Robert “Bob” Reiter, and sister Alice Reiter. Read More»

Rose Show in Fayetteville coming this weekend

Rose Show in Fayetteville coming this weekend

The South Metro Rose Society will be holding its 26th Annual Rose Show on May 14-15 at Kiwanis Center, 936 Redwine Road in Fayetteville. Local rose growers are invited to enter their roses for judging between 7-10 a.m. on the 14th. Read More»

Trading Post marks new era with tent sale

Donald Pope, nephew of Bill Davis, has worked at The Trading Post for 30 years. Photo/Sandy Zimmerman.

The Trading Post, known as the oldest continuously operating business in Fayette County, is emerging into a new era. Bill Davis began his business venture 64 years ago, in 1947, on Highway 54 west of Fayetteville in a location known for selling general merchandise – gas, clothing, groceries. Aided by location, a friendly environment and a growing population, The Trading Post quickly became known as a gathering place for the locals.  Read More»

163-apartment seniors complex proposed for F’ville’s Lafayette Village

An initial proposal to establish a residential area for seniors is expected to be presented at the May 10 meeting of the Fayetteville Planning and Zoning Commission. The preliminary site plan for the Lafayette Village Senior Community shows a proposal to construct a total of 163 senior apartments and 28 cottage-style homes Read More»

AP classes: Consider the risks and rewards

Do high school seniors understand fully the risk-reward system associated with signing up for advanced placement classes? A search online will show that nearly 50 percent of students do not earn the 3, 4, or 5 on the exam to be able to earn college credit.

Also, if you plan on going to a division one school, 4’s and 5’s will probably be the only acceptable scores they will give you credit for. Read More»

Local gathering for National Day of Prayer planned for tomorrow

There will be a community prayer gathering for the National Day of Prayer at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 5, at the Harvest Christian Community Center in Fayetteville.

The community is invited to join in praying for local and national leaders and local law enforcement officials.

A number of state and local leaders will be present.

The event is sponsored by Action of Faith Ministries and The Eleventh Hour Call Church.

The Harvest Christian Community Center is at 383 Fayette Place, Fayetteville. Read More»

SFM plans yard sale May 20, 21

Square Foot Ministry, a ministry of Fayetteville First United Methodist Church, is now accepting items for its annual yard sale planned for May 20 and 21.

Items that will be accepted include furniture, books, jewelry., small appliances, knick-knacks, toys, linens, sporting equipment and household goods in good, saleable condition.

Items not accepted include clothing, mattresses or box springs.

Call Judy Reynolds, 404-386-1190, or Faye Livingston, 770-719-5494, or email squarefootministry@aol.com to arrange to donate or volunteer to work the sale.

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