Fayetteville

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»

Sharon Ann Benedict of Fayetteville

Sharon Ann Benedict of Fayetteville, Ga., passed away October 4, 2014.

She is survived by her sister Doris Robbins of Fayetteville; nephew Edward Vaccaro of Fayetteville and three great nephews. 

A memorial service will be held Wednesday, October 8, 2014 at 1 p.m. at the Chapel of Mowell Funeral Home, Fayetteville. Chaplain Dan Hale will officiate.

The family will receive friends Wednesday from 11 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. at the funeral home.

Carl J. Mowell & Son Funeral Home, Fayetteville

  www.mowellfuneralhome.com

Laurlene Stone, 91, of Fayetteville

Mrs. Laurlene "Billie" Stone, 91, of Fayetteville, Ga., died September 30, 2014.

She was a faithful member of Lisbon Baptist Church. She was born October 18, 1922 in Marshall County, Ala. to the late Z.D. Burgett and Vera Heard.

Mrs. Stone was preceded in death by her husband of 72 years Robert H. Stone. Read More»