Fayette County

Barbara Louise Patrie, of Fayetteville

Barbara Louise (Murrell) Patrie, of Fayetteville, Ga., born August 1, 1934, passed from this life on Saturday, December 6, 2014.

She was preceded in death by her mother, Eunice Lee Murrell, granddaughter, Tara L. Baker, and son, Samuel W. Patrie.

She was a member of Flat Creek Baptist Church and Augustin Clayton Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution. Her love of children showed in the twenty years she devoted to them in Bible school, Girl Scouts, Cub Scouts, and Tamassee DAR School. Read More»

Alix Kersey, 96, of Fayetteville

Alix "Laggie" Kersey, 96, of Fayetteville, passed away on December 8, 2014.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Verdie and Susan Nolen Stallings.

She is survived by nieces; Sarah Blum, Sue Spears and Angela Phillips and several great nieces and nephews.

The graveside service will be held Wednesday, December 10, 2014 at 3 p.m, at Westminster Memorial Gardens in Peachtree City, Ga. The family will receive friends after the service at the home of Sue Spears to celebrate Laggie's life. Read More»

Joe Harold Pritchett, Sr. & Dorothy Marie Vickery Pritchett

Joe Harold Pritchett, Sr. and Dorothy Marie Vickery Pritchett held hands in the presence of the Lord on December 5, 2014.

Funeral services for both were held Tuesday, December 9, 2014 at 11 a.m. in the Chapel of Mowell Funeral Home, Fayetteville. Rev. Ray Kuykendall officiated. Burial followed at Holly Hill Memorial Gardens.

The family received friends Monday. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in their memory to Mt. Olive Baptist Church (3491 Washington Road East Point, Ga. 30344).

Carl J. Mowell & Son Funeral Home, Fayetteville – www.mowellfuneralhome.com

Rachel McAteer, 75, of Fayetteville

Mrs. Rachel McAteer, 75, of Fayetteville, died December 6, 2014.

She was preceded in death by her husband Billy McAteer, Sr.

She is survived by her children: daughter Melodie & Tom Russell of Hiram, Ga.; Chris McAteer of Jonesboro; daughter Tracy McAteer of Fayetteville; daughter Lisa McAteer of Fayetteville; son Billy McAteer of Cincinnati, Ohio; son Jason McAteer of Stockbridge; son Ryan McAteer & his partner Rick Bodwell of Snellville; 6 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild, as well as several brothers and sisters. Read More»

Basketball results

BOYS
Fayette County is 1-3 and did not play last week.


Landmark is 5-2 after a 94-53 loss to Pace Academy and wins over Whitewater (87-71) and Drew Charter (104-48).


McIntosh is 5-0 after wins over Mundy’s Mill (66-40), Forest Park (57-54) and Starr’s Mill (69-55). In the Starr’s Mill game Jordan Lyons scored 32 points on seven three-pointers and 7-of-7 foul shots, while Chase Walters blocked seven shots, Will Washington had eight assists and Dishon Lowery grabbed nine rebounds. Read More»

Eye socket injury doesn’t dissuade eighth-grader

Pictured above and below, eighth-grader Summer Johnson. Johnson was hit by a 95 mph fastball in the eye last year, but has since recovered and now plays volleyball for Konos Academy. Photos/Submitted.

Konos volleyball player almost died after 95 mph hit to eye

A year ago, volleyball was not in the cards for Summer Johnson.

In fact, for a short time in 2013, her life was in jeopardy.

It makes her accomplishments on the volleyball court this fall even more remarkable.

In August of last year, Johnson sat in the stands on the third base line at a game in California, watching her older brother try out for the USA baseball team.

A 95 mph fastball was fouled off and hit her directly in the eye before she had time to react.
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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»