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.


Fayetteville police bust con artists running “Pigeon Drop” scam

While doing surveillance for a separate purpose, Fayetteville police happened upon two alleged con artists Thursday, catching them redhanded pulling a scam called the “Pigeon Drop.” According to Lt. Mike Whitlow, these types of scammers tend to target the elderly and tend not to get caught. “I will tell you, this is huge. These folks…

NAACP, commissioner Brown at odds over district voting

The ongoing legal battle between the NAACP and Fayette County Board of Commissioners again became a central topic at Thursday’s commission meeting. Fayette County NAACP President John E. Jones urged the commission to drop its defense of the suit while commissioner Steve Brown accused the NAACP and other district voting supporters of making no efforts…

Cobb couple’s deaths a tragic reminder of dangers of internet based transactions

The tragic deaths of a Cobb County couple in recent days revealed some lingering concerns surrounding websites like Craigslist and the safety of meeting with a person you know little about aside from conversations on the internet. The details of the disappearance of a Marietta couple, Elrey “Bud” and June Runion, were not established as…

Brown lashes out against Barlow after losing chairmanship

The antagonistic relationship between commissioners Steve Brown and David Barlow got a new chapter last week as Brown was voted out of his chairmanship in favor of Charles Oddo. Brown responded in a letter Friday in which he doubled down on previous accusations that Barlow frequently makes racist comments around his colleagues. Brown said in…

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