Piedmont Fayette participates in Georgia’s largest mass casualty drill ever

Piedmont Fayette Hospital Emergency Department Director Paula Braithwaite, left, attends to a pretend patient during the Feb. 16 mass causality drill that included 26 hospitals in the metro Atlanta area. The mock exercise was the largest ever held in Georgia. Photo/Ben Nelms.

Piedmont Fayette participates in Georgia’s largest mass casualty drill ever

The largest mass casualty drill ever held in Georgia had emergency department staff at Piedmont Fayette Hospital on Feb. 16 serving as one of 26 metro Atlanta hospitals responding to a mock active shooter incident at Sun Trust Park in Cobb County. “The exercise was very successful for us,” said Piedmont Fayette CEO Michael Burnett. […]

6 things both new and long-time Fayetteville residents want

Members of the Fayetteville Comprehensive Plan Steering Committee at a recent meeting include, from left, Planning Commissioner Ken Collins, Rachael Goergen, Gregg Aikin, Planning Commissioner Debi Renfroe, Michelle Sowler and Jeff Hollis.

6 things both new and long-time Fayetteville residents want

One of the many reports at the Fayetteville City Council retreat held Feb. 9 was a presentation by Community Development Director Jahnee Prince on community input in the city’s upcoming comprehensive plan. Prince said the recent community survey ended with 554 responses and resulted in a variety of suggestions and statistically-relevant information from residents across […]

Recent Fayette County entering auto incidents

Recent Fayette County entering auto incidents

The period of Feb. 14-20 came with three Fayette County entering auto incidents, two in unincorporated Fayette County and one in Fayetteville. Sheriff Barry Babb said one of the incidents was reported at a residence on Troon Drive off Redwine Road on Feb. 18. A laptop in a backpack was stolen from an unlocked vehicle. […]

Walker Conner, 81, of Fayetteville

Walker “Ted” Conner, 81, of Fayetteville, passed away February 15, 2017. Ted is survived by his wife, Geraldine; grandchildren, Kayli (Matt) Seay of Fayetteville, Ga. and Anna Kate Stinson of Newnan, Ga.; great-granddaughter, Madison Seay of Fayetteville, Ga.; and sister, Eleanor Taylor of Good Hope, Ga. A graveside service was held Sunday, February 19, 2017, […]

Mary Dews, 107, of Fayetteville

Mrs. Mary Dews, 107, of Fayetteville passed away Friday, February 17, 2017. Mary was born in Charleston, W. Va. on August 23, 1909 to the late Ida and Brady Watkins. She was married to the late Sidney Dews. Mary was a very active and sociable person. She was a member of the Parsonage Club, Bridge […]

Leonore Emma Webb Basham, age 92

Leonore “Lee” Emma Webb Basham was born on March 15, 1924, in New Jersey and passed peacefully on February 19, 2017 in Fayetteville, Ga. She lived an amazingly active 92 years. Lee was the daughter of the late Thornton and Florence Webb. Lee was married to LTC Ret US Army Eldon “Pete” Orell Basham of […]

James Melson Houston, Sr., 89

James Melson Houston, Sr., 89, passed away on Monday, February 20, 2017. He was born on December 17, 1927 in Newnan, Ga. to Lucille and James Hugh Houston.  Mr. Houston proudly served his country in the United States Army. He was preceded in death by his wife, Vera, and his son, James Houston, Jr., and […]

Barry Lee Littlefield, 62, of Fayetteville

Barry Lee Littlefield, 62, of Fayetteville passed away Thursday, February 16, 2017. He was born in Atlanta, Ga. on June 19, 1954 to the late Byron and Frances Littlefield. Barry was preceded in death by his parents; his brother, Mickey Littlefield; and his grandmother; and his parents. He is survived by his wife of 39 […]

Lt. Col. Thomas L. Wallace, of Fayetteville

Lt. Col. Thomas L. Wallace of Fayetteville passed at 1:16 p.m. on February 16, 2017, eighteen days before his 78th birthday. Lt. Col. Wallace was a career regular U.S. Army officer of the Quarter Master Corps. His stations were Ft. Lee, Va.; Ft. Leonard Wood, Va.; Ft. Richardson, Ark.; MACV Headquarters in Vietnam; Cameron Station, […]

Fayetteville Council eyes revised plan to change downtown

A key difference in the Haddow proposal would have the area between Lanier Avenue and Stonewall Avenue continuing to east of Tiger Trail be focused more as park space than in the earlier proposal

Fayetteville Council eyes revised plan to change downtown

The Fayetteville City Council retreat on Feb. 9 included a presentation on the long-discussed downtown master plan. The council established a goal to develop a revised plan by August. The Fayetteville Downtown Master Plan in the works for more than two years is still on the drawing table. A new proposal by Haddow and Company […]

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