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Heritage Bank adds AR products to boost small business cash flow

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

Police asking for public’s help finding Publix robber

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.… Continue reading Police asking for public’s help finding Publix robber

Pinewood Atlanta Studios names first president

[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.… Continue reading Pinewood Atlanta Studios names first president

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… Continue reading Sheriff’s investigators looking for Wednesday bank robber

Barbecue boss Kenny Melear, 86, has passed

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… Continue reading Barbecue boss Kenny Melear, 86, has passed

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.… Continue reading Two Fayetteville Waffle House locations robbed in two days

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… Continue reading Police searching for Waffle House armed robbery suspect

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

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

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

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

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… Continue reading German grocer and Southern chicken fryer looking to expand into Fayetteville