Fayetteville

Lamar Willard Woods, 86, of Fayetteville

Lamar Willard Woods, 86, of Fayetteville, Georgia passed away Saturday, October 18, 2014.

He is survived by his wife Helen Woods of Fayetteville; son Bryan (Susan) Woods of Fayetteville; grandsons Jason and Evan Woods of Auburn, Alabama.  A special thank you to his loving caregivers: Penny Hope, Cindy O’Neal, and Mary Banks.     Read More»

Ashley Salter, 37, of Fayetteville

Ashley Salter, 37, of Fayetteville, Ga. passed away Monday, October 27, 2014. Born in Statesboro, Ga., Ashley graduated from the Georgia Institute of Technology with a Bachelor of Industrial Engineering. She taught math at Starr's Mill High School in Fayetteville.

She is survived by her husband Wayne and their sons: Bradley Paul (9) and Clayton Reives (6); her parents, Phil and Diane King; and sister and brother-in-law Allison and Jason Brown and their children Hadley Marie (3) and Hayden (6). Read More»

Trick-or-treat on the square

Trick-or-treat on the square

(From left) Friends Cody Gum, Jessica Abraham, Austin Gum and Zachary Abraham show off their costumes for the Trick-or-Treat on Main Street event during Market Day Saturday, Oct. 25. Austin Gum, dressed as the zombie scientist (second from right), won first place in the costume contest for the 9 to 13 year old age bracket. Hundreds of costumed kids swarmed around the vendor booths during the event, trick-or-treating for candy. After visiting the vendor booths, some kids doffed their masks and props, opting to jump on a blow-up castle or to join in on the hay ride going around the square. Read More»

Car crashes into Party City

Party city car crash Photo/Bethan Adams

A 72-year-old woman crashed her car into Party City in Fayetteville Friday afternoon, October 24.
According to Fayetteville police detective Mike Whitlow, the woman was pulling into a parking spot and thought she pressed the brakes, but hit the accelerator instead, propelling her car up and over the curb.
The car dented the doorframe and shattered the window. Bystanders and store employees said the driver hit a row of shopping carts inside the store, as well.
“If the carts weren’t in there, then she might have crashed through to the register,” Party City employee Timilya Clark said. Read More»

Ground broken for first F’ville college campus

Groundbreaking for the construction of Fayette County’s first college campus was held on Oct. 16. When open next summer, Ga. Military College (GMC) will kick off its presence in Fayette in the first of two 26,000 sq. ft. classroom buildings. Read More»

Piedmont Fayette celebrates affiliation with MD Anderson Cancer Network

Celebrating the local hospital’s affiliation with the M.D. Anderson Cancer Network Oct. 14 are (L-R) John Goodman, executive director of Oncology Services for Piedmont Healthcare; Marlin Seay, executive director of Patient Services for Piedmont Fayette; Melanie Wong, vice president, MD Anderson; Michael Burnett, CEO of Piedmont Fayette; and Dr. Jonathan Bender, medical director of Piedmont Fayette’s Cancer Center. Photo/Warren Bond Photography.

Fayette County leaders joined the staff of Piedmont Fayette Hospital at a reception last week commemorating the hospital’s new affiliation with the MD Anderson Cancer Network, a program of The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. More than 100 people heard remarks from the hospital’s chief executive officer, medical director and executive director of patient services as well as from the vice president of strategy and business development from MD Anderson. Read More»

Spooky history lessons in Fayetteville cemetery

Spooky history lessons in Fayetteville cemetery

The spirit of Pauline “Beauty” Griggs (played by Sandy Utt) provided an animated and entertaining stop on the 7th Annual Historic Cemetery Walk through Fayetteville’s cemetery on Oct. 17 and 18. The heavily-attended annual event is sponsored by Main Street Fayetteville. Photo/Ben Nelms.

Local hospital has safety protocols in place for Ebola

Training drill at Piedmont Fayette Hospital in March 2014. Photo/file.

With concerns about the Ebola virus flooding the nation, Piedmont Healthcare has released a series of statements outlining how the parent company of Piedmont Fayette Hospital is dealing with the unfolding scene.

Piedmont Healthcare Communications and Public Relations Executive Director Elizabeth Wang said all Piedmont facilities are using guidelines established by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Emory Healthcare. Read More»

F’ville OKs Oddo rezoning

Rezoning of the largest remaining tract of undeveloped residential land in Fayetteville was approved Oct. 16 by the Fayetteville City Council on a 4-0 vote. The tract will be the site of 77 homes located on 60 acres along Redwine Road. The property is owned by Councilman Paul Oddo, Fayette County Commissioner Chuck Oddo and their brother Warren.

Though approved for 84 lots under R-30 (.75-acre lots) zoning several years ago, developer D.R. Horton had asked for R-22 (.5-acre lots) zoning for 77 homes. Read More»

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