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 native Desi Williams takes on Survivor: Heroes vs. Healers vs. Hustlers

Eight days before Desi Williams watches her latest adventure begin to unfold on national television, the former yoga instructor is trying to stay cool, calm and collected when she thinks about how the upcoming season of ‘Survivor’ will play out on screen. Williams, a 28-year-old physical therapist and college professor from Newport News, Virginia, wasn’t…

‘Baby I’m sorry’: Morehouse athletic director robbed after inviting Craigslist woman to Fayette County home

Morehouse College athletic director Andre Patillo was the victim of a robbery in his Fayette County home after soliciting a woman from Craigslist to come to his residence on Mill Run. On the morning of Tuesday, Sept. 19, Patillo said he was robbed at gunpoint in his bedroom. It was the result of a Craigslist…

Beating Bolt: Our Lady of Mercy alum Christian Coleman aiming to be the fastest man in the world

For more than a decade, Usain Bolt dominated track and field, smashing world records and emphatically embracing the spotlight. The aura and charm of Bolt, now retired from the sport, may never be replaced, but his blazing speed might. Enter 21-year-old phenom Christian Coleman. As the camera panned across Christian Coleman’s face, he focused on…

Caught in the Crossfire: SCV distances itself from hate groups following Charlottesville

Tiki torches, Nazi symbols, and Confederate flags were among some of the accessories that hate groups brought with them as they marched upon Charlottesville last weekend, spreading racist and anti-Semitic rhetoric as they clashed with protesters. The white nationalists, KKK members, and Neo-Nazis claimed to be protesting the removal of the Robert E. Lee statue….

Anti-Fascist group labels Whitewater teacher a ‘white power agitator’

Update: Joshua Hitson resigned from his position. His resignation was approved by the Fayette County Board of Education at the Monday, Aug. 21 meeting. The ugliness that took place in Charlottesville, Virginia, over the weekend spread across the world as white nationalists from multiple hate groups marched in solidarity, denouncing minority groups and stirring up…

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