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Lt. Governor Cagle talks growth in Fayette, statewide

Municipal elections come early next month, but eyes are always focused on the future. For a state booming, the governorship is coming open at a very crucial time. Looking ahead to the November 2018 election, early frontrunner and current Lieutenant Governor Casey Cagle returned to Fayette County Tuesday night to meet with supporters and keep…

Writing Fayette County’s story

by Riley Hicks “Fayette County is like a good book. It’s a story you never want to end,” moderator Gina Martin said in closing Friday morning’s gathering at the Fayette County Public Library. “Hot off the press: Coffee, conversation, and community” brought together local leaders to talk about the direction of Fayette County, especially its…

‘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…

Senoia approves progressive animal ordinance changes

“I wanted to thank y’all for considering this progressive move and joining a lot of progressive cities around the country,” said the Humane Society of the United State’s Georgia State Director Debra Berger at Thursday night’s Senoia City Council meeting. Before an overflow crowd, Senoia’s mayor and council unanimously approved revisions to their animal ordinance,…

Living without fear

This column was written on Sunday, October 1, 2017. Unbeknownst to them, while fun seekers residents were at the Fair, Las Vegas was subject to one of the most horrific acts in modern American history. This article encourages us to think beyond violence and to avoid being held emotionally hostage to the fear of embracing…

Drug Free Fayette, schools hosting opioid abuse town hall

Special to Fayette Newspapers Fayette County leaders will hold a town hall to address the growing concern for opioid abuse on Thursday, Oct. 19. The 6:30 p.m. gathering at the Sams Auditorium in Fayetteville, called “Not Our Town, Not Our Kids: Pain Killers, Heroin and Overdose,” aims to stem the rising tide of addiction. Opioids include…

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