Fayetteville

Franco-Cole Engagement

Yoly Marieth Franco, daughter of Yolanda Marin and Gerson Franco Sr. of Cali, Colombia, and John Aubrey Cole, son of Dr. and Mrs. Frank N. Cole of Fayetteville, announce their engagement and forthcoming marriage.

The bride-to-be is the granddaughter of Maria Agudelo and Gerardo Marin Sr. and Fanny Gutierrez and Noel Franco. She received her bachelor of business administration degree in accounting from both the Pontificia Universidad Javeriana and Georgia State University. She is employed as an assistant controller for a property management company in Atlanta. Read More»

Swanagan-Heyen Wedding

Mr. & Mrs. Heyen

Nancy Jean Swanagan and Cameron Scott Heyen were married June 12, 2010, at the Mountain Top Inn Chapel in Pine Mountain. The Rev. James R. Cook performed the ceremony.

Serving the bride as maid of honor and matron of honor were the bride’s daughters, Jennifer Swanagan of Athens, Ga., and Christina Swanagan-Blizzard of Fayetteville. The bride was given away by her son Brian Swanagan of Rome, Ga.

Serving the groom as best man and groomsman were the groom’s sons Cameron Heyen and Charles Heyen, both of Tucker. Read More»

Clanton-Hasel Wedding

Mr. & Mrs. Hasel

Melissa Sue Clanton and Jonathan Robert Hasel were married June 12, 2010, at Thomasville Road Baptist Church in Tallahassee, Fla. The service was conducted by the Rev. Jerry Thornton and the sand ceremony performed by the Rev. Dennis Rader of Mt. Juliet, Tenn., uncle of the bride.

The bride is the daughter of Chuck and Debbie Clanton of Fayetteville. A graduate of Fayette Christian School in Fayetteville, Truett-McConnell College in Cleveland, Ga. and Florida State University, she is currently a music therapist for Big Bend Hospice in Tallahassee. Read More»

Cosby Birth Announcement

Doug Cosby and Jamie Boykin of Fayetteville announce the birth of their twin daughters on Monday, July 5, 2010, at Southern Regional Hospital in Riverdale. Lily Danielle Cosby was born at 11:12 p.m. and weighed 5 lbs., 9 oz., and Kylie Isabella Cosby was born at 11:13 p.m. and weighed 4 lbs., 13 oz. Grandparents are Ken and Melissa Cosby and Jim and Maggie Boykin.

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»

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