Fayetteville

James Oliver DuRant, 74, of Fayetteville

James Oliver DuRant, 74, of Fayetteville, GA and Florence, SC passed away August 17, 2010.

Mr. DuRant was a retired Air Traffic Controller, and he had served his country in the U.S.A.F. Survivors include his wife of 49 years, Theresa DuRant; son, James A. (Andy) DuRant of Forest Park, GA.; brothers David DuRant Jr., Charles DuRant, Sr., and Kenneth DuRant; sisters Irene Poole, Cathrine Allen, and Virginia Baird. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Read More»

Mrs. Nina Laura Hardin Garner, age 96, of Fayetteville

Mrs. Nina Laura Hardin Garner, age 96, of Fayetteville, passed away on Monday, August 16, 2010.

Mrs. Garner was born on September 25, 1913, in the foothills of the Ozark Mountains in Cabool, Missouri, to the late Grover Cleveland (G.C.) Hardin and Iva Ann Weber Hardin. She was the third of ten children. After graduating from Mountain Grove High School in Mountain Grove, Missouri, where Mrs. Garner grew up, she moved to Washington, D.C., to work for the federal government. Read More»

Fayetteville sees four burglaries in past week

That’s four times in a week. Fayetteville has seen three burglaries at restaurants and one at a dental office in the past eight days. Three occurred over the weekend at the southside McDonald’s on Glynn Street, the La Parrilla restaurant at the Fayette Pavilion and the Dental One Associates office on North Jeff Davis Drive. The other break-in came at the Dairy Queen on North Glynn Street on Aug. 9. Read More»

New route approved for F’ville Xmas parade

The Fayetteville City Council Aug. 5 approved a new route for the Main Street Christmas Parade to be held Dec. 4. The route will begin and end at the Fayette County Justice Center southeast of town after making its way through a portion of the downtown area.

Main Street Director Brian Wismer in promoting the new route said city staff, along with the Fayetteville Police Department, devised the new route that will begin at the Justice Center and proceed west to South Glynn Street. The parade will go north to Stonewall Avenue, east to Lee Street and back to the Justice Center. Read More»

Fayetteville eyes big traffic shift on Hwy. 85

A proposed traffic realignment for Fayetteville north of the Old Courthouse Square promises some fundamental changes.

The Fayetteville City Council on Thursday will begin looking at a way to help mitigate traffic congestion and improve the traffic flow on both sides of North Glynn Street near downtown. Read More»

Holliday-Dorsey-Fife Museum: This matters

The Holliday-Dorsey-Fife Museum at 140 West Lanier in Fayetteville, Georgia MATTERS.

This beautiful structure is a wonderful component of the cities-built environment. The antebellum architecture makes everyone stop and stare. Yet I feel its context makes it even more stunning. Read More»

House must act now on child nutrition

Here is some good news: With strong leadership from Sen. Saxby Chambliss (R-GA), the Senate recently unanimously passed a child nutrition bill that could help make our children healthier and our nation stronger.

The bill not only would take the steps needed to remove junk food from our school cafeterias and enable millions of children to develop healthier eating habits, but it would also help address a serious problem in military recruiting. Read More»

Women’s Day program set for Aug. 29

Edgefield Baptist Church in Fayetteville will host its Women’s Day Program Sunday, Aug. 29, with several services and guest speakers lined up.

The theme is “Called to be a blessing.”

The Rev. J.T. Ware of Mt. Olive Baptist Church in Fairburn will speak at 8:45 a.m., Minister Regina Belle-Battle of New Shield of Faith Christian Ministries in Atlanta will speak at 10 a.m., and Bishop Dianne Collins of Faith Walk Ministries in College Park will speak at 3 p.m.

There is no admission charge and suggested attire is clothing in shades of purple and white. Read More»

Harp’s Crossing to present ‘Baggage Claim’ Sept. 17

Harp’s Crossing Community Theater will present “Baggage Claim,” a modern parable, Friday through Sunday, Sept. 17, 18 and 19, at 7 p.m. at Harp’s Crossing Baptist Church.

The play revolves around the D’Baquel family, who, after receiving an invitation for a complimentary night out at a scenic canyon Bed and Breakfast, arrives to find nothing is going according to their plan.

They find themselves surrounded by goofballs and a screwy bellhop who has his own agenda for the family’s luggage.

The producation includes a diverse cast and promises to be an entertaining evening. Read More»

Smelley-Martin Wedding

Mr. & Mrs. Martin

Megan Colleen Smelley and Wyatt Stanley Martin were married at Fayetteville First United Methodist Church on May 22, 2010. The Rev. Nathan Nix of Dahlonega officiated.

The bride is the daughter of Phil and Bonnie Smelley of Fayetteville and the grandaughter of Peggy G. Freeman of Peachtree City and the late James Thomas McDaniel, and Betty W. Smelley of Atlanta and the late C. A. Smelley Jr. She is a 2005 graduate of Sandy Creek High School and completed her bachelor of science degree in international affairs with highest honors at Georgia Institute of Technology. Read More»