Support Continues for Local Musician's Medical Recovery

The Cleveland burn victim who was airlifted to Grady in Atlanta last weekend tells WCHM news that the doctors expect her to recover - possibly fully. Speaking from her hospital bed in the burn unit, 28 year old Brittany Hayes says she could leave for home this weekend - maybe Tuesday - after the bandages on her hands are removed today. Hayes was engulfed in flames last Saturday morning in Alto when an attempt to re-fuel her jeep’s carburetor went badly.


Scarring on parts of her upper body , she says, is minimal and a skin graft on one of her hands was successful.


Clarkesville and the music community are rallying around local musician Patton Wages who is recovering from a stroke Monday. Wages, who has worked at Acoustic Cellar Guitar on the square, is improving according to a bluegrass website. The article quotes Wages father as saying surgery in Greenville was successfully concluded, with a doctor’s report that things went better than expected. Meanwhile, benefit concerts naturally are being planned for his medical expenses.


There are several ways to contribute including a GoFundMe page called “benefit from Patton Wages”


And Piedmont College announced today in a press release that in the fall it will begin offering a concentration in Digital Marketing as part of its bachelor’s degree program in Business Administration. The program, offered through the college’s Harry W. Walker School of Business, will teach students how to leverage social media, email, search engine placement and other digital tools for success and outreach.