Fayetteville

Frady acting like ‘spoiled child’; voters should take note for 2012

Fayette County voters elected two new county commissioners because they promised to push for term limits, transparency and to stop construction of the West Fayetteville Bypass.

Anyone who has attended commission meetings knows that [commissioners Lee] Hearn and [Robert] Horgan are voting in lockstep with Chairman [Herb] Frady against everything Steve Brown has proposed. Read More»

1st-time attendee ‘shocked’ by Frady’s yells

Last Thursday night I attended my first Fayette Commissioners meeting. I see a sheriff’s deputy sitting near the commissioners. I see next to him three reporters. We all stand for the Pledge of Allegiance, followed by prayer. Less than 20 seconds later, the pledge and prayer were “Gone With the Wind.”

I was shocked, to say the least, to witness Chairman Herb Frady yelling not only to Steve Brown, but to the citizens that took turns with their five-minute speeches to commissioners. Read More»

Heritage Christian will host Girls’ Conference Feb. 4 & 5

Heritage Christian Church in Fayetteville will host “More Beautiful You,” a conference targeted toward middle and high school girls Friday and Saturday, Feb. 4 and 5 at the church. Women of all ages are welcome but some sensitive issues will be covered throughout the conference that may not be age-appropriate for girls below sixth grade. Read More»

McKinney-Pitman engagement

Nicole J. McKinney engaged to Andrew W. Pitman Jr.

Charles C. McKinney of Fayetteville and Mrs. Joyce S. McKinney of Hampton announce the engagement of their daughter, Nicole J. McKinney, to Andrew W. Pitman Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. Andrew W. Pitman Sr. of Fayetteville.

The bride-to-be is the granddaughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Cicero A. Swinney of Atlanta and the late Mr. and Mrs. Charles W. McKinney of Douglasville. She is a 2007 graduate of Whitewater High School and a 2010 graduate of Gordon College where she received her associate’s degree in nursing. Read More»

Foster-Story - engagement

Candace Rose Foster engaged to James Michael Story

Mr. and Mrs. Kendall G. Foster of Ringgold announce the engagement of their daughter, Candace Rose Foster, to James Michael Story, son of Ms. Carol Story of Fayetteville.

The groom-elect is the grandson of Mr. and Mrs. Fuller Blackwood of Houston, Texas. He is a graduate of Berry College where he earned a bachelor’s degree in communications with a concentration in public relations. He is currently employed as a management trainee at Enterprise Rent-A-Car. Read More»

Mr. Johnny B. Duncan, 80, formerly of Fayetteville

Mr. Johnny B. Duncan, 80, of Stockbridge, formerly of Fayetteville, died January 29, 2011.

Mr. Duncan was preceded in death by his daughter Jeanne Bauman. Read More»

Mrs. Vera Lucile Tanner, 93, of Fayetteville

Mrs. Vera Lucile Tanner, 93, of Fayetteville, went to be with Jesus on January 24, 2011.

Mrs. Tanner was born in Lakeland, FL to the Late Mr. Jefferson Robert Marshall and Mrs. Beulah Mae Rush Marshall. She resided in central Florida until moving to Georgia in 1982.

She is preceded in death by her loving husband, James Lester Tanner.

She is survived by her daughters, Joan Branton of Fayetteville, Mr. and Mrs. Frank (Bea) Martin of Ormond Beach, FL; seven grandchildren; nineteen great-grandchildren; seventeen great-great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Read More»

Nine underage drinkers arrested at rowdy party

A late night gathering at Weatherly Walk Apartments in Fayetteville last weekend resulted in the arrest of nine underage drinkers.

Fayetteville Police spokesperson Steve Crawshaw said officers at 2:30 a.m. received a call about a possible fight occurring in one of the buildings at Weatherly Walk Apartments, located in east Fayetteville off Ga. Highway 54.

After arriving at the scene officers found no altercation at the specified building but did hear a range of activity including loud music and people yelling coming from an apartment in the adjacent building, Crawshaw said. Read More»

Mayor: F'ville tax rates to be 'level' this year

Fayetteville Mayor Ken Steele says he anticipates “level” property taxes this year and defends his involvement in state and regional organizations during an interview with The Citizen. Read More»

Melear’s BBQ closes its doors in F’ville

A long-standing Fayetteville institution has closed its doors, maybe permanently.

Melear’s Barbecue, a fixture in the community for more than 50 years, served its last customers Saturday. Ever since the restaurant’s gravel parking lot has been empty, its famous pig statue has been lonely, and another slice of Fayette history is practically gone with the wind. Read More»

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