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Mickey Graves sentenced to 10 years in prison

One of Fayette County’s most high profile cases in recent memory has reached a final verdict. In a Monday morning court hearing, Fayette County Superior Court Judge Fletcher Sams accepted a guilty plea from 70-year-old Michael Lamar “Mickey” Graves on one count of involuntary manslaughter in the murder of his nephew, Jason Brett Graves, on February 20,…

F’ville plans to revamp downtown include purchase of BOE land for new city hall

Wednesday morning at a joint meeting of the Downtown Development Authority, Main Street, Planning and Zoning Commission, and the city council, Fayetteville rolled out their updating downtown master plan with a clearer vision for redeveloping downtown. “We have been working at this project for almost 2.5 years, if not over, in trying to give the…

Old Driver Services building to be torn down for fire station

The vacant home of the Department of Driver Services is set to be razed and replaced by a fire station following a unanimous vote at Thursday night’s County Board of Commissioners meeting. The Department of Driver Services (DDS) building has been vacant since November 2016. Problems with the building, including excessive moisture and significant remodeling…

County votes to support controversial ‘religious freedom’ bills

Passions were inflamed at Thursday night’s County Board of Commissioners meeting with discussion of discrimination and religious freedom. Offered up by Commissioner Randy Ognio, a controversial resolution would see the county ask the Congress of the United States (with House Resolution 514) and the state congress (with Senate Bill 233) to protect religious freedom by…

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