Fayette County

North Fayette gets headsets

Captain Tom Staigle, father of Kindergarten teacher Laura Byrd, and Jade Bolton, principal of North Fayette Elementary School are pictured with various students. Photo/Submitted.

Captain Tom Staigle, father of Kindergarten teacher Laura Byrd, and Jade Bolton, principal of North Fayette Elementary School are pictured with various students. Captain Staigle represents Delta Air Lines, which donated over 400 pairs of high quality headsets to North Fayette Elementary School, whose mascot is the Dolphin. The noise-reducing headsets will allow students to concentrate and work independently with North Fayette's technology resources. They will also be an important asset to when completing important on-line testing in the Spring. Photo/Submitted.

No Flu for you

A nurse with the Fayette County Health Department administers the FluMist vaccine to a student at Spring Hill Elementary. Photo/Submitted.

Over 700 students and staff vaccinated

A nurse with the Fayette County Health Department administers the FluMist vaccine to a student at Spring Hill Elementary. The 2014 NoFlu4U clinics for students and staff had another successful year with 395 students and 324 staff members receiving influenza vaccinations.The clinics, sponsored by the Fayette County Public School System’s School Health Services Department and the Fayette County Health Department, were held at eight different school locations throughout the county. Both FluMist and injections were offered. Photo/Submitted.

Piedmont Fayette seeks applicants

Since 1997, hospital’s Auxilary gives annual scholarship to health students

Piedmont Fayette Hospital’s Auxiliary is seeking applicants for the Elizabeth Wilmot Bull Memorial Scholarship.

The statewide, merit-based scholarship is awarded annually to students enrolled in a medical or health-related field of study, excluding pre-med or pre-nursing, at an accredited Georgia college, university or technical school medical program.

Qualified applicants must have a minimum 3.0 GPA and provide an official transcript from the school they attend, two letters of reference and a personal narrative related to their occupational choice and goals. Read More»

The world is a rose

The South Metro Rose Society’s (SMRS) new 2015 officers: (from left) Cindy Dale, third vice president, Craig Epps, treasurer, Barbara Tornow, president, Virginia Landrum, first vice president, Millie Flohr, second vice president, and Tracy Murrell, secretary. Not pictured is Janne Penn, member-at-large. Photo/Submitted.

Budding new officers at South Metro Rose Society

The South Metro Rose Society’s (SMRS) new 2015 officers: (from left) Cindy Dale, third vice president, Craig Epps, treasurer, Barbara Tornow, president, Virginia Landrum, first vice president, Millie Flohr, second vice president, and Tracy Murrell, secretary. Not pictured is Janne Penn, member-at-large. SMRS is a local affiliate of the American Rose Society and is dedicated to helping people grow and enjoy roses through educational programs and fun social events. It meets on the fourth Mondays of Jan.-April and Aug.-Oct. at 6:30 p.m. at Heritage Bank, 440 N. Jeff Davis Dr. in Fayetteville. Read More»

‘Sowing seeds for success’

Patti Kadkhodaian, entrepreneur and aspiring philanthropist, will present “Sowing Seeds for Success” at the next Business Women of Fayette and Coweta (BWFC) evening meeting Tuesday, Dec. 30.

“As we get ready to enter a brand new year, winter is the time for planning. To be more successful, learn how to capitalize on where you are in the seasons of your life,” said Kadkhodaian, owner of AJAKO, a certified John Maxwell teacher, speaker and coach, and a BWFC co-founder. Read More»

Fayette County arrests report — Nov. 25–Dec. 1

The following arrests were reported by local law enforcement agencies for the period indicated. All persons are considered innocent until proven guilty. Rather than indicating the age of those arrested, only the year of birth will be noted below due to law enforcement procedural changes.

Tuesday, Nov. 25 - Monday, Dec. 1

Fayette County Sheriff’s Office


Shaheid N. Bilal, born in 1976, of Stillman Court, Hampton, for expired or no license plate and no valid license.
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Payne named top defensive player

Donald Payne, a Fayetteville resident and graduate of Landmark Christian School who has been named the Pioneer Football League’s Defensive Player of the Year as a sophomore defensive back for Stetson University. Photo/Submitted.

Donald Payne, a Fayetteville resident and graduate of Landmark Christian School, has been named the Pioneer Football League’s Defensive Player of the Year as a sophomore defensive back for Stetson University.

He received the honor by a vote of the league’s coaches.

Payne garnered the top defensive award just one year after being named the league’s Freshman Defensive Player of the Year, making him the first to accomplish that feat since freshman honors were created in 2006. Read More»

Erratic driver causes accident on Hwy. 85 in F'ville

Traffic along Ga. Highway 85 in north Fayetteville was backed-up for approximately 45 minutes Monday afternoon after a man with a medical condition driving southbound crossed into the northbound lanes and struck two vehicles then had his car disabled by plainclothes sheriff’s deputy who witnessed the event.

Sheriff Barry Babb said the driver of the vehicle, whose name has not been released, had a medical condition that caused him to drive erratically. Read More»

Rick Jones, 64, of Fayetteville

Rick Jones, 64, of Fayetteville, Georgia, died Sunday, November 16, 2014.

Rick Jones is survived by his wife, Allene Jones; daughter Kelley (Michael) Meyers; and son Daniel (Caroline) Jones; and grandchildren, Katelyn Meyers, age 2; and Lily Jones, age 14 months.

He is also survived by his sister, Cindy (John) Davis, and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his mother, Melba Jones, and his father, Richard Jones, Sr. Read More»

David Bartlett Roten Jr., 34, of Peachtree City

David Bartlett Roten Jr.

David Bartlett Roten Jr., 34, of Peachtree City, Ga., served in the United States Army as a decorated Special Forces Weapons Sergeant. He was awarded the Bronze Star Medal with Valor, Army Commendation Medal, Army Achievement Medal, Army Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, and Iraq Campaign Medal with Campaign Star, among others. Since his honorable discharge in 2010, David has been supporting the U.S. Government in austere environments. He was killed in action on November 27, 2014 in hostile territory supporting the US Government. Read More»

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