Fayetteville

Try ‘Zumba’ classes at FFUMC

Fayetteville First United Methodist Church will add a new exercise class to its recreation program this summer — Zumba.

Zumba combines Latin and International music with a fun and effective workout system.

Two 5-week sessions will be offered this summer. The first will meet on Wednesday mornings from 9:15-10:15 a.m. beginning June 8. There will be no classes June 15, due to Annual Conference or June 29, due to Vacation Bible School.

The second session will meet on Tuesday evenings, from 6 – 7 p.m. beginning June 21. Read More»

Heritage plans VBS for June 27

Heritage Christian Church in Fayetteville is inviting kids to get cookin’ at its Shake It Up Café Vacation Bible School, Monday, June 27-Friday, July 1 from 8:45 a.m. until 12:45 p.m. VBS is open to kids who have completed kindergarten through sixth grade.

At the Shake It Up Café VBS, kids will become chefs in training. The day will begin with a high energy opening in the worship center followed by the Bible Bistro, with interactive Bible lessons. Read More»

Chadwick-Lake engagement

Tracey Elizabeth engaged to Justin Charles Lake

Allen Chadwick of Farmington, Conn. and Lori Chadwick of Burlington, Conn., announce the engagement of their daughter, Tracey Elizabeth, to Justin Charles Lake, son of Larry and Linda Lake of Fayetteville.

The bride-elect is a graduate of Keene State College in Keene, N.H. with a B.A. in communication and is currently attending the Aveda Institute in Atlanta.

The groom-elect is a graduate of The Art Institute of Atlanta with a B.A. in fine arts and graphic design and is part owner of Lake Roofing Systems.

The wedding will be Oct. 1 in Santa Rosa Beach, Fla. Read More»

The accidental beekeeper

Bobby Torbush with just one of the frames containing a honeycomb and thousands of bees removed from Judy Ward's home. Torbush filled up all of his containers and had to use five gallon buckets for the remaining honeycombs and bees.Photo/Judy Ward.

Fayetteville woman learns about honeybees after beekeper finds over 60,000 in walk-in closet

Judy Ward, an ad sales representative for The Citizen and a Fayetteville resident, and her husband, Ron, noticed something strange occurring on the side of their house.  Read More»

Former Hollingsworth House to remain an event center

Tony Valadez is the new owner of the former Hollingsworth House and proudly shows off one of the 1906 fireplaces. His wife has a boutique upstairs and he will operate the downstairs as an event facility. Photo/Carolyn Cary

The former Judge Waymon Hollingsworth came to Fayette County in 1890 as a telegrapher with Southern Railroad. After marriage, he built a home in 1906 near the Fayetteville First Baptist Church on East Stonewall Avenue.

In the Fall of 2000, the house was moved one third of a mile west and the City of Fayetteville operated it as an event center.

It later sold the house and the couple making the purchase continued with that operation.

The economic down times forced them into foreclosure and the house sat empty until now. Read More»

Mrs. Frances Foster Estes, 90, of Fayetteville

Mrs. Frances Foster Estes, age 90, passed away into the presence of her Savior, Jesus, joining her family and friends on May 29, 2011. Read More»

Myrtle Ballard Beckom, 81, of Fayetteville

Myrtle Ballard Beckom, 81, of Fayetteville, died May 26, 2011.

Ms. Beckom was a long-time resident of Fayette County.

She is survived by her son James Beckom, Jr. and his wife Anita of Tyrone; grandchildren Tiffany Ferenzey, Victoria Beckom and Tabitha Beckom, all of Fayette County; sisters Hazel Ballard of Newnan, Patricia Sheffield of Fayetteville; brother Jack Ballard and his wife Dene of Hampton; several nieces and nephews. Read More»

Mr. Richard Michael Deraney, Sr., 58, of Fayetteville

Mr. Richard Michael Deraney, Sr., long-time resident of Fayetteville, passed away May 27, 2011.

Mr. Deraney was born in Atlanta, GA on August 31, 1952 to the late Joseph A. Deraney, Sr. and Mable Lewis Deraney. He was a graduate of Troy State University and worked for Delta Airlines for nearly thirty years. Mr. Deraney's life was dedicated to his family and the many sports and musical events they pursued. Read More»

Mr. Ronald L. Parham, of Fayetteville

Mr. Ronald L. Parham, of Fayetteville, died May 28, 2011.

He retired from Ford Motor Company after 32 years of service. He was an active member of the UAW, holding several positions, including chairman for 8 years. After retirement he opened his own locksmith business. He was a member of Friendship United Methodist Church and Riverdale Masonic Lodge #709.

He was preceded in death by his first wife Shelba Russell Parham, his parents J.C. & Nora Parham of Elbert County, and his sister Betsy Burden. Read More»

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