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.


Lake dredging may mean no 4th of July fireworks this year

Peachtree City’s signature event, the Fourth of July fireworks show, may not happen this year as the ongoing dredging of Lake Peachtree is disrupting Drake Field, where the fireworks are typically launched. The county’s dredging of the lake was tentatively scheduled to be finished by mid-June, but delays due to rain and other factors seem…

County moves $125K from park project to fountain restoration

Rather than move forward with a scaled down version of a new park near the Fayette County Justice Center, the county commission has decided to put the entire project on ice and instead devote budgeted funds toward renovating the fountain at Heritage Park near the county administrative buildings. In its first March meeting, commissioners Pota…

DA’S OFFICE: NO EVIDENCE MCCOLLOM SHOOTING WAS INTENTIONAL (Updated)

District Attorney Scott Ballard announced Thursday that he will seek a charge of misdemeanor reckless conduct for Peachtree City Police Chief William McCollom following the GBI’s investigation into the New Year’s Day incident in which he shot his wife. Ballard said the GBI’s “very thorough” investigation included “dozens of interviews, many hours of video and…

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