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Stockbridge man arrested in F'ville arson case

Fayetteville Police have arrested a Stockbridge man in connection with a Fayetteville house fire that occurred Sept. 27.

Rico Jermaine Williams 30, was arrested on Oct. 9 and is in the Fayette County Jail charged with one count of first degree arson and one count of burglary, according to Det. Mike Whitlow.

Whitlow said the Fayetteville Fire Dept. on Sept. 27 responded to a house fire at 100 Holly Ave which was fully engulfed. Neighbors reported seeing a subject enter the home through a window and leave shortly before the fire started, Whitlow said. Read More»

Smooth sailing so far for 60-acre Oddo rezoning

A proposed rezoning for the largest undeveloped tract of land in Fayetteville drew little criticism during a City Council meeting last week because neighbors hashed out most of their concerns with representatives of the developer beforehand.

Community rezoning meetings are “typically a little more contentious, but in this case, it was very productive,” said David Spearman, a representative of developer DR Horton. Read More»

GMC, Southern Crescent Tech agree to partner

Ga. Military College (GMC) President Lt. Gen. William Caldwell, left, and Southern Crescent Technical College (SCTC) President Randall Peters signed an agreement on Sept. 29 signifying that GMC will guarantee admission to SCTC graduates with an Associate of Applied Science degree into GMC’s new four-year Bachelor of Applied Science program. The new four-year program will be offered at GMC’s Fayetteville campus expected to open in August 2015. Photo/Submitted.

A Sept. 29 agreement between Ga. Military College (GMC) and Southern Crescent Technical College (SCTC) will pave the way for SCTC students graduating with an associate’s degree in Applied Science to be guaranteed acceptance to GMC’s new four-year program which will lead to a bachelor’s degree in Applied Science.

GMC is expected to break ground on its new West Fayetteville campus on Oct. 16. The new 26,000 sq. ft. classroom building is expected to open for classes next August. The four-year Applied Science program will be one of GMC’s academic offerings in Fayetteville. Read More»

PANDAS: It’s a bear, but not the way you think

Neely and Lucy Ward promote PANDAS/PANS awareness.

Tomorrow is a national awareness day for something you have probably never heard of. A local mom, and PANDAS Network.org, hope to change that.
National  PANDAS / PANS Awareness Day is Thursday, Oct. 9. The purpose is to raise awareness of these frightening illnesses that cause sudden and acute behavior changes in children following a bout of strep or other infectious trigger. Heather Ward and her husband, Scott, have become near experts on the subject since two of their three children have been diagnosed with one of these syndromes. Read More»

Oscar William Gardner of Fulton County

His family is sad to announce that Oscar William “Chris” Gardner most recently of Hampton passed away peacefully in his sleep October 4, 2014. He will be greatly missed by all. Read More»

LDS Church to host career resource center

The LDS Church, 2021 Redwine Road in Fayetteville will host a career resource center beginning in October.

The center will be open to the public on Thursdays from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Once a month seminars will also be held. The first seminar will be held Thursday, Oct. 9 at 7 p.m.

For more information, call Sherry Turner, 678-516-6047, or email Sherryrefdesk@yahoo.com.

BeVille to perform at Community Christian’s Coffee House Saturday

Community Christian Church will host a “Coffee House” event this Saturday, Oct. 11, from 6-7:30 p.m. with musical entertainment provided by singer/songwriter Amy BeVille.

BeVille has played with musicians David Allen Coe, Vassar Clements, the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, and others.

A donation of one canned good or nonperishable food item per person is required as an entrance fee.

A variety of coffees, teas, and soft drinks will be furnished.

Desserts will be available for a small price. All money and food items will be donated to the Fayette Samaritans food bank. Read More»

Providence UMC’s motorcycle rally set for October 23 - 26

Bikers, it’s not too late to join the 2nd annual, “rally4thekidz,” an Oct. 23-26 motorcycle rally hosted by Providence United Methodist Church to raise funds for kidz2leaders, Inc.

Riders from the southside of Atlanta will leave from Providence at 9 a.m. on Oct. 23 to meet up with the rest of the group at Mt. Bethel UMC in Marietta. The group will ride from Marietta to their home base for the weekend, the Iron Horse Motorcycle Lodge in Stecoah, N.C.

Throughout the weekend bikers will ride famous motorcycle routes, including Tail of the Dragon and the Cherohala Skyway. Read More»

Piedmont Fayette Hospital to expand ER by 18 bays, add 30 rooms

This side of the hospital will be getting a second story. Photo/Ben Nelms.

Piedmont Fayette Hospital is looking to expand by adding a two-story section on the hospital’s east side. Read More»

Henry Pate, Jr., age 78

Henry Pate, Jr.

Henry "Clyde" Pate, Jr., age 78, passed away peacefully at his home in Fayetteville, Ga. on October 1, 2014, after a brave battle with cancer.

He was born March 15, 1936 in Anderson, S.C., the son of late Henry "Clyde", Sr. and Eleanor Pate and was the oldest of 4 brothers. He attended the University of South Carolina and served in the South Carolina National Guard. Read More»

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