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Elpidio Apanay, 96, Fayetteville

Elpidio Apanay, 96, Fayetteville, died Sept. 2, 2010. He was preceded in death by son, Elpidio Apanay Jr. Memorial services were at the Carl J. Mowell chapel. Survivors include sons Dr. Manolo and Gloria Apanay, Marietta, and Julian and Zeny Apanay, Las Vegas; daughters, Filomena and Eddie Dela Concha, Fayetteville, and Dolores and Gerry Morales, San Francisco; 10 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and daughter-in-law, Myna Apanay. Carl J. Mowell & Son Funeral Home, Fayetteville, was in charge.

Ortmann recognized as an Eagle Scout

Ortmann recognized as an Eagle Scout

On Monday night, Aug. 30 at the American Legion Log House in Fayetteville, Owen Ortmann was publicly recognized as Eagle Scout, the highest rank in scouting, at his Eagle Court of Honor. From left are former cubmaster Pack 175 Eddy Herndon, Eagle Scout Owen Ortmann, current scoutmaster troop 309 Brice Abell, former scoutmaster troop 309 Chip Beard, and former cubmaster pack 175 Cardell Hervey. Photo/Special.

Outcome Medical helps those who suffer from chronic pain

Chronic pain is epidemic in this country with estimates of as many as 75 million people suffering with chronic pain in one form or another. It is estimated that four out of every 10 visits to primary care doctors is because of pain, and the approach seems to always be the same; medications. The pain patient takes medications for pain, inflammation, anxiety and depression, to relax the muscle spasms, and to sleep at night to name only some of the incredible number of medications the chronic pain person takes on a daily basis. Read More»

FCHS Tigers Marching Band plays victory song

FCHS Tigers Marching Band plays victory song

The Fayette County High School Marching Band performs at half-time of the Tigers’ 16-0 win at Union Grove last Friday. Fayette County is off this Friday but fans hope the beat marches on Sept. 17 at Northgate. For more on last Friday’s football games, go to www.TheCitizenSports.com. Photo/Michael Boylan.

F’ville OKs 1st of big traffic fixes on Hwy. 85

$600K city-county project to extend Lafayette Ave. to Church St.

The Fayetteville City Council last week gave unanimous approval to an intergovernmental agreement with Fayette County that will use nearly $600,000 in previously collected 1-cent sales tax revenues to add a traffic signal on North Glynn Street at Lafayette Avenue and extend Lafayette to the east to intersect with Church Street some 800 feet away. Read More»

Local conference will feature Christianity, science, the Bible

Heritage Church in Fayetteville will host a free conference on “Christianity, Science, and the Bible” Sept, 16-18, from 6:30 - 9 p.m. each evening.

The conference will feature Professor A.C. McIntosh of Leeds University, England, and Dr. Charles Thaxton of Peachtree City, and will be held at Heritage Church, 150 Lester Rd., Fayetteville. Refreshments will be provided.

On Thursday, Sept. 16, Thaxton (6:30) will lecture on Christianity and Science, and McIntosh (7:30) will address Design Intelligence and the Word of God. Read More»

Shirley Thomas cancer brunch, walk, planned at Edgefield Baptist

The Shirley Thomas Cancer Awareness team will host a Cancer Awareness Brunch Saturday, Sept. 11 at 10:30 a.m. at the George Porter Fellowship Hall,140 Church St., adjacent to Edgefield Baptist Church in Fayetteville.

The cost is a $10 donation. All proceeds will go to the American Cancer Society. Read More»

Garner anniversary

Mr. and Mrs. Eugene H. Garner

Mr. and Mrs. Eugene H. Garner (Dot and Gene) of Fayetteville celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary Sept. 5, 2010. They married Sept. 5, 1940 in Atlanta at the ages of 19 and 18 years old.

The Garners now reside in Fayetteville, but, since Gene worked for the air force as a quality control inspector, they have moved several times over the years. They lived in Forest Park, Marietta, Roswell, N.M., Garrison, N.D. and in Titusville, Fla. where the Air Force was hired by NASA to work on missles. Gene worked there until 1976 and retired at age 55. Read More»

Easley-Lee Engagement

Jana Gale Easley engaged to T.J. Lee

Jana Gale Easley, daughter of Ms. Gwenda Easley and Mr. and Mrs. Larry Easley of Atlanta, and T.J. Lee, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ted Lee of Fayetteville, announce their engagement and forthcoming marriage.

The bride-to-be is the granddaughter of Tommie Strider Sr. and the late Mrs. Janice Strider, and Mr. and Mrs. Robert Easley. She attended Northgate High School and the University of Georgia, where she received her bachelor’s degree in speech communications in 2005. She is employed with Troutman Sanders LLP in Atlanta as a human resources coordinator. Read More»

‘Cancer, I’m gonna beat you again in the blink of your evil eye’

Battling relapse of cancer together are Edna (L) and 8-year-old Mary Evelyn King. Photo/John  Munford.

On a recent afternoon, 8-year-old Mary Evelyn King piled all her stuffed animals together on the floor of her room. Then she covered them with a blanket so they wouldn’t see what was coming next.

Taking a perch high on her bed, Mary Evelyn leapt in the air, landing on the pile with a cackle of high-pitched laughter.

For someone who’s such an active child, and has such a heartwarming smile, it’s hard to imagine that Mary Evelyn has cancer ravaging the inside of her body. The neuroblastoma that has struck her attacks the nerves through the spinal cord. Read More»

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