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F’ville looks at Pinewood Forest agreement tweaks

At their first work session of 2019, the Fayetteville City Council got their initial look at proposed tweaks to the Pinewood Forest development agreement. The changes would pertain to an event center, multi-use paths and sidewalks, and use of accessory dwelling units. The moves are aimed at making the development more enticing to prospective home…

Judicial Qualifications Commission suspends Superior Court Judge Robert ‘Mac’ Crawford

by Jim Wheeless via Upson Beacon In April 2018 news was released of Griffin Judicial Circuit Judge Robert “Mac” Crawford being investigated by the Georgia Bureau of Investigation. The investigation stemmed from allegations that Judge Crawford directed the Pike County Clerk of Superior Court to write him a check that exceeded $15,000 from the registry…

High-speed chase leads to officer involved shooting in Fayetteville

A vehicle pursuit led to an officer-involved shooting near Banks Road and GA Highway 85 on Friday night. A suspect, identified as 36-year-old Rodriguez Kemp of Stone Mountain GA, was apprehended after a fleeing a routine traffic stop in Meriwether County.  At 9:15 p.m., Kemp led officers on a high-speed chase down GA Highway 85…

19-year-old woman charged with statutory rape of 14-year-old boy

A 19-year-old woman is under arrest and charged with the statutory rape of a 14-year-old boy. Shaniya Cotton, of Jonesboro, has been accused of having a ongoing relationship with the underage boy. The victim’s mother reported her suspicions to the Fayetteville Police Department, who then began an investigation. A forensic interview with the victim substantiated…

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