Ernest Lane Brown, 73, of Fayettevillle

Ernest Lane Brown

Ernest Lane Brown died on Nov. 11, 2011 surrounded by his loving family, from complications of cancer.

Lane was born in Atlanta, Ga. on September 28, 1938 to Benjamin Lane and Frances Brown. He attended Southwest High School and went onto UGA and the Atlanta Law School.

Lane was a commercial real estate broker, who was in business in the Atlanta area for over 40 years. He absolutely loved his work. When a developer friend learned of his passing, he said, "we have lost a real warrior in the business." Read More»

Katherine Paulk, 34, of Decatur

Katherine Paulk

Miss Katherine (Katie) Paulk of Decatur passed away Nov. 13, 2011. She was born July 19, 1977 in Montgomery, Ala. and was a 1995 graduate of Cherokee County High School.

Katie attended Young Harris College and graduated from Georgia State University in 2000 with a degree in Journalism. She was a graduate from the Paralegal program at Emory University and employed by the law firm of Dorough and Dorough in Decatur, Ga. She served as a mentor with the Big Brother/Big Sister program, volunteered with local soup kitchens, and attended Episcopal Church of the Epiphany in Atlanta. Read More»

Hugh David Vaughan, 70, of Fayetteville

Hugh David Vaughan, 70, of Fayetteville, Ga., passed away Nov. 14, 2011.

Mr. Vaughan was born in Atlanta on Jan. 11, 1941 to James D. Vaughan and Jessie Mae Gazeway Vaughan. He is preceded in death by his son Brian Vaughan. Read More»

arry Hugh Wilkinson, 49, of Fayetteville

Barry Hugh Wilkinson

Barry Hugh Wilkinson, 49, died suddenly on Thursday, Oct. 13 2011 at his home in Fayetteville, Ga. He was a loving husband and father; his greatest pastime was spending time with his family.

Barry was born to Hugh and Mildred Wilkinson in 1962 in Glendale, Calif. He married Sherry Fetterolf in May of 1987. Barry was a graduate of the University of Southern California and Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. He was a Veteran of the United States Air Force and a pilot for Delta Airlines. Read More»

Becky Wyatt, 51, of Senioa

Becky Wyatt, 51, passed away on Saturday, Nov. 12, 2011. Born April 8, 1960 in Atlanta, Ga., Becky lived in Senoia and worked with her husband, Donald in a family business. Becky was an avid fundraiser for The Alzheimerís Association and intrepid traveler of the Western World.

Survivors include husband, Donald Bulloch of Senoia, Ga., mother, Genetha Wyatt and father, Tommy Wyatt, both of Fayetteville, Ga., sister, Rhonda Wyatt-Frizzell, brother-in-law, Scott Frizzell and Nephew, Keaton Wyatt of Brooks, Ga., a multitude of loving family members and close friends. Read More»

Final Market Day of 2011 this Saturday

Final Market Day of 2011 this Saturday

November 19 is the sixth and final Downtown Fayetteville Market Day event for 2011 and offers a variety of handmade and homegrown items.

Joyce Waits, Main Street Coordinator says that vendors are excited to have the opportunity to showcase their items just before the holiday season and give everyone an early opportunity to do some Holiday shopping. Read More»

School System’s Food Service Director gets state award for mentoring

Laurie Cartrett (L) with Tiffany Lommel at the School Nutrition Director’s Conference where Cartrett received the Mentor of the Year Award. Photo/Special.

Learning the ropes to a new job can be daunting, but having a seasoned professional as a guide makes the learning curve easier to get around.
Navigating that curve is difficult in the school food service industry where there are a number of state and federal rules and regulations to understand and follow. That’s why Laurie Cartrett, the Fayette County Public School System’s School Nutrition Program Director, started mentoring a new food service director in the Gainesville City School System last year. Read More»

The Beehive and Teacher Resource Center

Terry Wilson is in charge of the Bee Hive, a resource center for Fayette County school teachers. It can supply items needed to create instructional materials for students. Photo/Carolyn Cary

The Partners in Education Program is a joint effort of the Fayette County Chamber of Commerce and the Fayette County Board of Education.

Teachers needing supplies beyond what their individual school budget will buy, now have an advantage due to this consortium. A Teacher Resource Center has been set up in the former Fayette County High School, Room 3. Yes, that’s the old Home Ec. room. Read More»

Project Love campaign provides holiday meals to homebound senior citizens

Volunteer Shirley Sullivan takes time to deliver a daily meal to one of the many Fayette County residents who depend on receiving Meals On Wheels. Photo/Fayette Senior Services.

It’s hard to imagine that someone you know may be going hungry simply because they have difficulty preparing a meal. Yet many of our community’s seniors live alone and have health conditions that make preparing a nutritious meal a real challenge. Moreover, many have very limited income, making it difficult to maintain a healthy diet while making sure they have the medications they need.

For more than 30 years, Fayette Senior Services Meals On Wheels program has ensured that no senior in Fayette County goes hungry or is without the ability to have proper nutrition. Read More»

Civil Air Patrol to help with wreaths for soldiers

The Peachtree City Civil Air Patrol Squadron GA-116 has volunteered to conduct the “Wreaths Across America” ceremony this year at the Fayetteville City Cemetery on Saturday December 10th, starting at 11:45 A.M., with a nationwide moment of silence at noon.

Wreaths will be placed to remember those who served, honor their sacrifices, and teach our younger generation about the high cost of our freedoms. Similar ceremonies will take place simultaneously at over 400 participating locations all across the country. Read More»

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