Fayetteville

Mrs. Frances Black Tanksley, 85, of Fayetteville

Mrs. Frances Black Tanksley, 85, of Fayetteville, passed away on December 17, 2010.

Mrs. Tanksley was a lifetime member of First Baptist Church of Forest Park and after 40 years of dedication, she retired from Ford Motor Company.She was preceded in death by her husband, Hubert Tanksley.

She is survived by her son, Alan Black of Peachtree City; granddaughters, Alison (Kevin) Churchill of Freeport, FL and Katie (TY) Tyson of Acworth; great-grandchildren William Reese and Laurel Churchill, Kendyl Tyson; brother Hubert Dennis of Powder Springs; many nieces and nephews. Read More»

Hugh Edward Hudgins, 80, of Fayetteville

Hugh Edward Hudgins, 80, of Fayetteville, died December 14, 2010.

He worked for Ford Motor Co. for 34 years and was a member of Christ Church at Whitewater for 24 years. Mr. Hudgins enjoyed gardening and yard work and was known for his tomatoes.

He is survived by his wife of 35 years Nell Hudgins; sons Edward E. Hudgins of Doraville, John Hudgins of Canton, and Mark and Sherry Hudgins of Canton; daughters Katurah H. Driskill of McDonough and Dawn Rampley of Canton; step-son Scott Brook of Sharpsburg; 10 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. Read More»

F’ville planners approve Goodwill store across from Fayette Pavilion

Goodwill Industries received approval last week from the Fayetteville Planning and Zoning Commission to locate a retail store and drop-off center in the Uptown Square shopping center on Ga. Highway 85 across from the Fayette Pavilion.

That site most recently housed the now-bankrupt Linens-n-Things. The development has a number of vacant storefronts including that of the Barnes & Noble bookstore that closed in May.

Plans for the store include a revamping the interior of the 34,000 square-foot building and providing a drop-off area for donations in the rear of the building. Read More»

Kaiser Permanente micro-clinic approved for F’ville’s Banks Station

Plans by healthcare provider Kaiser Permanente to open a micro-clinic at 101 Banks Station in Fayetteville were approved last week by the Fayetteville Planning and Zoning Commission. The clinic is expected to open near the end of March 2011.

Plans for the 6,420 square-foot building on North Glynn Street call for interior demolition and renovation of the former Blockbuster video rental business two doors south of the Chick-fil-A restaurant. Other plans call for the revitalization and rehabilitation of the building’s exterior, said city senior planner Linwood Robinson. Read More»

Remembering my friend Joan Neal

Joan Neal in a photo from the October 2010 issue of Fayette Woman Magazine.

[Editor’s note: Joan Neal, 82, died Dec. 5. A Fayetteville resident since 1952, Mrs. Neal personified the phrase, “a pillar of the community.” Fayette County historian Carolyn Cary shares some memories of her long-time friend.]

Of the 57 years Joan Neal lived in Fayette County, I have been privileged to have known her for 44 of those years here. Read More»

Rolling Hills youth minister to homeless

Rolling Hills Senior Pastor Frank Mercer and Pete Mercer offer items to an unidentified homeless man. The church’s youth group makes quarterly trips to the downtown Atlanta area distributing much-needed items to the homeless. Photo/ Taylor Trebotte.

On Dec. 5, the Youth Group from Rolling Hills Baptist Church in Fayetteville, along with several adults from the congregation, traveled to downtown Atlanta to minister to approximately 200 homeless men and women.

While there, the group witnessed to individuals, and handed out sweatshirts and toiletry bags containing deodorant, a toothbrush, toothpaste, and hand lotion.

The Rolling Hills Youth Group makes quarterly trips to Atlanta to serve the homeless; feeding and distributing much needed items such as clothing, hygiene products, and shoes. Read More»

FFUMC will offer Financial Peace University beginning in January

Fayetteville First United Methodist Church (FFUMC will offer multiple courses in Financial Peace University, a 13-week course, in the winter through spring 2011. The course benefits couples and individuals of all ages, those with or without debt. Read More»

Fitzgibbon birth

Scotty and Heidi Fitzgibbon of Fayetteville announce the birth of their son, Asher Daniel, on Nov. 16, 2010. He was born at Piedmont Fayette hospital, weighing 8 lbs., 7 oz. Grandparents are Gary and Becky Fitzgibbon of Jackson, Scott and Sally Simon of Peachtree City, and Ken Webb of Halls, Tenn.

FCHS debate team has good start to season

From left are Assistant Coach Craig Skelton, John Cooper, Kris Wilson, Maha Khan, Ryan Veccie, Yosef Shelbayah, Head Coach Jeffrey Miller. Photo/Special.

The Fayette County High School debate team has wrapped up their first semester of competitions which included ten competitions all around Georgia. During the semester, FCHS has qualified seventeen (17) students to the State Championship which is third most in the State. Fayette County has qualified the most Public Forum debaters in the State to the State Championship with eleven. Read More»

Annie “Opal” Carter, 86, of Fayetteville

Annie “Opal” Carter, 86, of Fayetteville passed away December 10, 2010.

Survivors include daughters Barbara & Richard Fogg of Sharpsburg and Brenda & Russell Bowman of Fayetteville, sons William R. & Susan Carter of Jackson , GA. and Richard Carter of Fayetteville ; 5 grandchildren, and 8 great grandchildren.

Funeral services will be 1:00 PM, Monday, December 13, 2010 at Carl J. Mowell & Son Fayetteville Chapel with Rev. Lynn McClain officiating. The burial will follow at Flat Creek Baptist Church Cemetery .

The family will receive friends Sunday 3:00 to 6:00 PM at the funeral home. Read More»

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