Articles by Justin Fedich

Justin Fedich is a reporter for the Fayette County News. He has been a reporter for various papers around the Southeast, including the Athens Banner-Herald and the Selma Times-Journal. Justin is a graduate of the University of Georgia with a degree in digital and broadcast journalism and a sports media certificate.


Peachtree City mayor race going to runoff, ESPLOST passes on election night

As quickly as the final vote tally flashed across the screen, Vanessa Fleisch’s mind was onto December. Inside the Braelinn Golf Club, upon hearing the percentage of votes she accrued, Fleisch revealed a small sliver of disappointment before rejuvenating her supporters for another run at the Peachtree City Mayor in less than a month. The…

‘I don’t want to leave this way’: Mother mourns her son’s 2014 overdose death, leading local fight against opioid addiction

Three years and nearly 10 months have passed since Gloria King held her son David in her arms for the last time, but the pain of losing her 20-year-old child to a drug overdose hasn’t gone away. It will never fully subside. In her office at Piedmont Fayette Hospital, Gloria tearfully recounted the events that…

‘Their lives are in our hands’: BOC votes against animal shelter task force, ordinance revisions

The Fayette County Board of Commissioners’ minds were made up before the hour-long presentation from four local animal advocates. One advocate, head of the Fayette No Kill Coalition Leah Thomson, said to the commissioners, “Don’t be afraid of change. Please be the change.” Whether it was fear or stubbornness, motions to restart working on revising…

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