Fayetteville

Holy smokes!

From left are Leonard Harris, Pamela Range-Kellum and Frank Bell. Photo/Michael Boylan.

Uncle Frank’s BBQ wins them over with great food served in unassuming location

If you’ve traveled up Georgia Hwy 92 from Fayetteville towards Fairburn, you’ve likely driven right by Uncle Frank’s BBQ and never even noticed. In fact, unless you’ve stopped at the Chevron gas station where Frank Bell and Leonard Harris have set up shop for close to two years, you probably have missed it altogether. As anyone who has ever been fortunate enough to find this restaurant can tell you, that is a big mistake and one that should be remedied as soon as possible. Read More»

Cutting the ribbon at The Half Shell

Cutting the ribbon at The Half Shell

The Half Shell in Fayetteville had a ribbon cutting with the Fayette County Chamber of Commerce on June 17. Owner Natalie Pitchford did the honors at the ceremony. The Half Shell, located at 805 Lanier Avenue in Fayetteville, is known for their fresh apalachicola oysters, their hot dogs and pulled pork bbq. Phone 770-460-4226 for more information. Photo/Special.

Deane Barrett Ellington, age 84

Deane Barrett Ellington

Deane Barrett Ellington, age 84 of Fayetteville and life long resident of Atlanta, born April 20, 1926, passed away July 15, 2010 after a brief illness. Her parents were Bess Sheats and David Frank Barrett. Deane was preceded in death by husbands, Robert S Ellington, Pierce Morris and Marshall Phillips.  She is survived by her daughters, Gayle Gilmore of Vero Beach, FL, Kay Rast of Charlotte, NC, Beth and Frank Hagan of Colts Neck, NJ, stepson, Terry and Cindy Ellington of Dallas, GA, nephew David and Valerie Mayo of Douglasville. Read More»

Lela Opal Whitlock, 80, of Fayetteville

Lela Opal Whitlock, 80, of Fayetteville, died July 12, 2010.

She is survived by her son Ron Whitlock, cousins, nieces, and nephews.

Funeral services will be held Friday, July 16, 2010 at 11:00 AM at the Chapel of Mowell Funeral Home, Fayetteville with Rev. Glenn Stringham officiating. Burial will follow at Westminster Memorial Gardens in Peachtree City. The family will receive friends Thursday from 5:00 to 7:00 PM at the funeral home.

Carl J. Mowell & Son, Fayetteville www.mowellfuneralhome.com

F’ville to vote on budget and pawn shop locations

The Fayetteville City Council will take up an unusually large number of issues at the July 15 meeting. Front and center on the agenda will be second readings and likely adoption of the Fiscal Year 2011 budget that takes effect Aug. 1, an ordinance amendment that would limit pawn shops to industrial-zoned areas and another that would help attract businesses to the downtown area. Read More»

Redevelopment tax question on F’ville ballot Tuesday

The time has come for Fayetteville voters to decide on a proposal to bring an economic revitalization tool to the city. Read More»

FFUMC will offer several Financial Peace classes beginning in August

Fayetteville First United Methodist Church (FFUMC) has announced it will offer multiple courses in Financial Peace University (13-week course) in the fall of 2010. The course benefits couples/individuals of all ages — those with or without debt.

All classes will be taught at the church in downtown Fayetteville. Read More»

Trip to DeKalb Farmer’s Market planned July 27

Fayetteville First United Methodist Church will partner with Fayette Senior Services for a trip to the DeKalb Farmer’s Market July 27. The group will leave the church at 10 a.m. and return about 3:30 p. m.

The cost of the trip is $7, with lunch cost additional, paid by the individual. The church will provide coolers and markers for those who want to make purchases at the market.

At least 15 registered participants are required to make the trip. Register at the church by July 20. Individuals must be paid to be considered registered. For more information, call the church, 770-461-4313.

Miller Anniversary

Harold E. and Sara Starr Miller

Harold E. and Sara Starr Miller will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary July 21, 2010. Mrs. Miller is a Fayetteville native and Mr. Miller has resided in Fayetteville for the past 60-plus years. The couple formerly operated Miller’s Vineyard on Ga. Highway 54 East for more than 30 years.

Celebrating with them will be their children, Doug and Nina Miller, Lyn and Phil Bergen, and Jeanie and Ricky Ponder; their grandchildren, Michelle, Melanie, Brandon, Ben, Eli, and Lars; and one great- grandchild, Paige.

Fayette needs public transportation

I am disgusted at the ones running for County Commission always throwing off on county transportation.

If you were older, poor and no longer could drive, you lived alone, whether in city or county. No family to help. Alone. How would you get to the doctor, grocery store, drugstore, church, other older friends. How?

Our Fayette County needs transportation for all senior and younger citizens who need to get out of their homes. Read More»