Heritage Bank adds AR products to boost small business cash flow

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Heritage Bank is now in the accounts receivable factoring business thanks to a partnership with Fayetteville-based Diversified Funding Services. Pictured are (l-r) DFS Chief Operating Officer Hussein L. Marquez, Heritage Chief Banking Officer Rocky Lipham, DFS Chief Executive Officer Mark Little, and Heritage Fayette County President Dan Vano. (Staff Photo by Danny Harrison)

Heritage Bank recently announced a new commercial funding product it is offering business customers who need immediate capital to expand and compete in what is becoming an increasingly opportunity-rich South Metro Atlanta region.

Partnering with Fayetteville-based Diversified Funding Services, the bank now offers accounts receivable financing, or (more…)

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Police asking for public’s help finding Publix robber

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These images from Fayette Pavilion Publix security cameras shows the robbery suspect now sought by police.

Fayetteville Police investigators are asking for the public’s help in locating a Publix robbery suspect, who is said to have hit the Fayette Pavilion store around 8:30 a.m. Saturday.

According to Lt. Mike Whitlow, the suspect told the clerk at the customer service desk to hand over the $20 bills saying he had a gun. Whitlow said no gun was actually displayed during the incident, and there were no injuries.

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Pinewood Atlanta Studios names first president

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Frank Patterson has been named president of Pinewood Atlanta Studios. (Photo courtesy of Pinewood Atlanta Studios)

[The following press released was delivered to the media Thursday morning.]

ATLANTA (November 17, 2016) — Pinewood Atlanta Studios, the third-largest film studio in the United States, and the largest purpose-built film studio outside of Hollywood, has appointed Frank Patterson as its first president. Patterson will assume the newly created role on Jan. 1, 2017. He will report to the Pinewood Atlanta Studios board of directors.

Patterson will provide strategic leadership and oversee the planned expansion of Pinewood Atlanta Studios, ensuring its continued success with film, television, music, video games, digital and other production. He (more…)

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Sheriff’s investigators looking for Wednesday bank robber

 

Fayette County Sheriff’s Office investigators are looking for a suspect in the Wednesday afternoon armed robbery of the Fidelity Bank located at the corner of Hwy. 54 West and Norton Road, not far from Piedmont Fayette Hospital.

According to Public Information Officer Allen Stevens, the incident took place at 2:33 p.m. when a man entered the bank, approached a teller, and gave them a note demanding money. The suspect reportedly brandished a black handgun that appeared to be a semi-automatic model.

Stevens said there were no injuries and the suspect did get away with an undisclosed amount of money. (more…)

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Barbecue boss Kenny Melear, 86, has passed
Kenny Melear (special photo)

Barbecue boss Kenny Melear, 86, has passed

Kenny Melear (special photo)
Kenny Melear (special photo)

Kenny Melear, one of Fayette’s most well-known community leaders, passed away Thursday morning. He was 86.

A Fayetteville resident for more than half a century, Melear, a Newnan native, moved to town after establishing his already-successful Melear’s Barbecue restaurant. Melear and his barbecue house would become landmarks for the South Atlanta region. When national politicians visited the area, they made sure to have their picture taken at Melear’s.

When Georgia Congressman Newt Gingrich was installed as speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives in 1995, Melear and a few of his friends, including current Fayetteville City (more…)

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Two Fayetteville Waffle House locations robbed in two days

 

Fayetteville Police are investigating a second Waffle House armed robbery in two days, and they are asking for the public’s help in identifying and locating the suspects.

According to reports, a Monday 12;17 a.m. armed robbery took place at the Waffle House at 700 North Glynn Street (Hwy. 85) just south of the Hwy. 314 intersection. Tuesday morning, the Waffle House located on Hwy. 54 near the Gingercake Road intersection was hit in roughly the same manner around 1:05.

Police say the incidents may be connected.

“We’re investigating the possibility,” Public Information Officer Lt. Mike Whitlow said. “There have (more…)

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Police searching for Waffle House armed robbery suspect

 

Fayetteville Police are looking for a suspect in an early Monday morning armed robbery that reportedly took place at the Waffle House restaurant located at 700 North Glynn Street (Hwy. 85) just south of the Hwy. 314 intersection.

According to police reports, at approximately 12:17 a.m. Monday, the suspect is said to have held out a silver semi-automatic handgun and demanded that an employee give him money from the cash register. The suspect is a black male wearing black pants, a black shirt, and a black skull mask.

“He also stole a female customer’s wallet and fled,” said Public (more…)

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Police identify woman found dead in car in McDonald’s parking lot
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Police identify woman found dead in car in McDonald’s parking lot

 

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Staff photo by Danny Harrison

Fayetteville Police on Monday morning revealed that the woman found dead in her car on Friday afternoon in a McDonald’s parking lot was 20-year-old Samantha Anita Moore, a Fayetteville resident.

According to police reports, a customer at the McDonald’s located in the middle of Fayetteville at Hwy. 85 and Hwy. 92 noticed Moore sitting alone and possibly in need of medical attention in her older model Honda Prelude and they dialed 911. That was around 2:11 p.m. Friday.

The Prelude was parked in a space facing Kathi Avenue, and Public Information Officer Lt. Mike Whitlow (more…)

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Southern Crescent Habitat for Humanity to help revitalize Church Street, playground first
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Southern Crescent Habitat for Humanity to help revitalize Church Street, playground first

Staff photo by Danny Harrison
Staff photo by Danny Harrison

Jonesboro-based Southern Crescent Habitat for Humanity is working full-stride building and refurbishing homes all across the southern Atlanta Metro Area, having earlier this year finished one 15-home neighborhood in Lovejoy in southern Clayton County only to start a new one there earlier this month.

That second neighborhood build was kicked off with help from more than 200 The Home Depot employees.

In Fayette County, the Church Street community located in the heart of Fayetteville is on Habitat’s radar. Fayette County Outreach Coordinator Megan Hepker said the Church Street project actually began this spring when Habitat (more…)

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German grocer and Southern chicken fryer looking to expand into Fayetteville

 

 German discount grocery chain Lidl (pronounced “LI-dull”), which is one of Aldi’s top competitors in Europe, is finally taking steps to break into the U.S. market, and Fayetteville is one of the first cities on its list of proposed store locations.

Basing its U.S. operations in McLean, Virginia just outside Washington, D.C., Lidl has not yet opened any of its stores on this side of the Atlantic, but it has already begun building a few in East Coast states. In Fayetteville, the company is eyeing the J&R Clothing location on the east side of Hwy. 85 directly across from (more…)

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