Shaw-Moore engagement

Megan Rebecca engaged to Walter Harvey Moore

Mr. and Mrs. Gregory Shaw of Fayetteville announce the engagement of their daughter, Megan Rebecca, to Walter Harvey Moore, son of Mr. and Mrs. William Moore of Jonesboro.

The bride-to-be will graduate in May from Georgia College and State University with a bachelor of science degree in nursing.

The groom-elect is a 2010 graduate of Georgia Tech with a bachelor of science degree in polymer and fiber engineering and currently works for Quikrete Concrete in Lawrenceville.

The couple will wed May 12, 2012, at McDonough Road Baptist Church in Fayetteville and will reside in Norcross.

Werling-Thurber engagement

Amanda Marie Werling engaged to David William Thurber

Mr. and Mrs. William Werling of Findlay, Ohio, announce the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter, Amanda Marie Werling, to David William Thurber, son of Mr. and Mrs. William Thurber of Fayetteville.

The bride-to-be is a 2006 graduate of Findlay High School and a 2010 graduate of Bowling Green State University with a bachelor of arts in psychology. She is a 2nd Lt. in the United States Air Force and is currently chief of career development at Peterson Air Force Base, Colo. Read More»

Thurber-Harridge - engagement

Amanda Leigh Thurber engaged to Capt. Joseph Chance Harridge, USAF

Mr. and Mrs. William Thurber of Fayetteville announce the engagement of their daughter, Amanda Leigh Thurber, to Capt. Joseph Chance Harridge, USAF, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ross Harridge of Eatonton.

The bride-to-be is a 2002 graduate of Starr’s Mill High School, 2006 graduate of the University of South Carolina, and a 2008 graduate of the Medical University of South Carolina with her master’s in physician assistant studies. She is currently working as a surgical spine PA at the Southeastern Spine Institute in Charleston , S.C. Read More»

Escarra-Crisp wedding

Mr. & Mrs. Crisp

Kelly Marie Escarra and Jeffrey Douglas Crisp were married at Glendalough Manor in Tyrone on Oct. 22, 2011. Hugh Kirby of Fayetteville conducted the ceremony.

The bride is the daughter of Rick and Peggy Escarra of Fayetteville. She is the granddaughter of Elaine Aylor and the late Albert Aylor of Port St. Lucie, Fla., and Sarita Escarra and the late Miguel Escarra of Miami, Fla.

The groom is the son of Ray and Lois Crisp and the late Gloria Crisp of Fayetteville. He is the grandson of Wayne and Christine Crisp of Madison, and John Harper and the late Julia Harper of Murphy, N.C. Read More»

Denham Anniversary

Paul and Gwen Denham

Paul and Gwen Denham celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Dec. 29, 2011, with a party of family and friends at The Westin Hotel in College Park.

Both were born and raised in Fayette County and, after moving away for a while, they decided to move back and for the past 20 years, they have called Fayetteville “home.”

Now they are enjoying the retired life. Paul retired after 36 years of being his own boss of Denham Construction Company and Gwen retired after 17 years of service with the Fulton County Board of Transportation.

Edward N. Travis, 90, Fayetteville

Edward N. Travis

He was born Dec. 21, 1921 in Rebecca, Ga., only child of the late Jesse Lee and Mary Green Travis. The family moved to Fayetteville in 1923.

He served in the U. S. Army in WWII for 3 years, 28 months were on active duty in Italy. After the war he returned to Fayetteville and in 1952 opened up a hardware store in the heart of the city which he operated until he sold it in late 1982.

He was named as the Fayette County Kiwanis Man of the Year in 1961, Fayette County Citizen of the Year in 1968, Business Person of the Year in 1982. Read More»

Pauline Alice Collins, 91, of Fairburn

Pauline Alice Collins, 91, of Fairburn, passed away on Jan. 6, 2012. She was preceded in death by her husband of 58 years, Kedar Braxton Collins and grandchildren, Derry Collins, II and Alison Moody. Read More»

Melba Taylor of Peachtree City

Mrs. Melba Taylor of Peachtree City passed away Jan. 7, 2012 after a 6 month battle with cancer. She was employed by Avis Rent A Car at the Atlanta Airport for 35 years.

Mrs. Taylor was preceded in death by her mother, Ruth Edwards and son, Michael Lamar Taylor and is survived by her husband of 45 years Felton Taylor of Peachtree City; son, Keith Taylor and his wife Tammy of Fayetteville; step-father, Henry G. Edwards of Jackson; sister, Daphne Ray of Hiram; brother, Preston Edwards of McDonough; grandchildren, Austin, Brock and Colin Taylor and 1 niece and 3 nephews. Read More»

Students on ABC World News’ Made in America Challenge

Huddleston Elementary students joined others throughout the nation participating in the ABC World News Made in America Challenge. Read More»

Nine scouts from Troop 212 make Eagle

Nine scouts from Troop 212 make Eagle

Boy Scout Troop 212 (Fayetteville) had the honor of promoting nine scouts to the rank of Eagle in 2011. From left are Colin Egan, Jeff Hannah, Ben Grizzle, Matt Mosgrove, Chad Landgren, Drew Johnson, Matt Fletcher, Ned Gray, Garrett MacLauchlan and Scoutmaster Jay Fralish. Photo/Special.

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