Fayetteville

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»

3 commissioners run closed government

Our three musketeer commissioners, Frady, Horgan and Hearn, continue the legacy of Jack Smith and Eric Maxwell. That legacy is nothing more than a manipulative, deceptive and closed process government.

As a prime example of the manipulative and closed form of government the citizens of Fayette County have been subjected to over the last four years, our former commission tried to sneak through a change in the county’s charter, which would give the commissioners control over the Board of Elections member selections. Read More»

Stop free benefits to illegal aliens in Ga.

Representative Matt Ramsey has been working with others in the Georgia General Assembly, including D.A. King of the Dustin Inman Society, and many concerned Georgians. I was delighted to read that the committee process will begin next week.

It is time to put a halt to the swarm on Georgia’s free benefits program to those who have crossed our borders unlawfully, thereby becoming criminals who kill jobs and put a $1.5 billion hole in the state’s economy during 2009. Read More»