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»

Fayetteville First UMC announces 25th annual Christmas Marketplace

Cindy Hall, United Methodist Women member, showcases the unique Christmas gifts which will be for sale at the 25th Annual Christmas Marketplace at Fayetteville First United Methodist Church on Nov. 1. Proceeds benefit local charities. Photo/Special.

Get a great start on Christmas shopping at the 25th annual Christmas Marketplace at Fayetteville First United Methodist Church.

The events is set for Saturday, Nov. 1, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

One of the church’s biggest events, the Marketplace features more than 80 unique vendors selling a large variety of items located throughout the entire church. Read More»

Fall family blast, movie on lawn set at McDonough Rd.

The McDonough Road Baptist Church will hold its annual Fall Family Blast Friday, Oct. 31, from 5:30-9 p.m. on the front lawn.

Children’s games, popcorn, hot dogs, candy, cake walk, face painting and other activities will begin at 5:30 p.m., while the movie on the lawn, “Mom’s Night Out,” will begin at 7:15 p.m.

“Bring your chairs, and enjoy some family time. The kids will get plenty of candy and have some fun activities, and then you can watch a great, funny movie together under the stars,” said David L. Chancey, pastor.

The event is free. Read More»

Oberg retires

Patricia Oberg, accepts an engraved crystal plaque from Jamie Lambert.

Patricia Oberg, accepts an engraved crystal plaque from Jamie Lambert, senior pastor at Covenant Presbyterian Church in Fayetteville, for 31 years’ service as pianist. Lambert notes that Oberg has played at countless events at the church as well as many weddings, funerals, and memorial services within the church family. The congregation recognized Oberg during a retirement celebration in her honor on Oct. 5. Photo/Special.

Weekly Lifetree Cafe explores life and faith

Christ’s Church at Whitewater is presently hosting Lifetree Cafe, a weekly “conversation cafe” to bring people from all walks of life into “a growing relationship with Jesus Christ.”

Lifetree Café is offered at noon and 7 p.m. every Thursday at Christ’s Church at Whitewater, 1577 Ga. Highway 85 South, Fayetteville.

Admission to the 60-minute sessions is free. Snacks and beverages are available.

Doors open 30 minutes prior to the prompt start of the conversation. Childcare is available from 6:30-8 p.m. The topic will be the same for both sessions. Read More»

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