Articles by Josh Akeman

Josh Akeman is the managing editor of the Fayette County News, Today in Peachtree City, and East Coweta Journal. He is a graduate of Fayette County High School and the University of Georgia.


Board of Elections will decide format of special election to replace Commissioner Coston

The contentious question of how to conduct a special election to replace Commissioner Pota Coston will be determined next week by the Fayette County Board of Elections. Fayette Newspapers reported this week on comments from County Administrator Steve Rapson that the county was leaning toward holding the special election under an at-large system, as opposed…

Peachtree City hopes to get federal funding for congested Highway 54 corridor

Peachtree City is looking to move forward with design plans for several intersections along the busiest corridor of Highway 54 with the hope that investing in designs now will net major federal grant funding later. The traffic congestion in the area of the Highway 54/74 intersection has been an ongoing concern for the city for…

Piedmont Fayette moves first soil on $57-million hospital expansion

  The official groundbreaking on a $57 million expansion for Piedmont Fayette Hospital called for a little more fanfare than your typical gold shovel and hardhat photo-op. With hundreds of community members and leaders watching, Piedmont Fayette CEO Michael Burnett rolled in on a front loader tractor to move the soil for the hospital’s largest…

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