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Fayette County government leaders seek input regarding Starr’s Mill

Should the historic and iconic Starr’s Mill be turned into public meeting space, perhaps hosting art exhibits and more frequent history tours, or should it be left completely alone as it is now and opened only on rare occasions for Fayette County Historical Society events? Or perhaps you have other ideas. Now is the time…

Tax commission candidate’s claims turn out to be completely false

Twice before now, we at this newspaper have reported that at least some of what Fayette County Tax Commissioner candidate Rasheed Dawodu has claimed on the campaign trail this year has turned out to be false, and now we’ve discovered that more of those claims are also false. As well, Dawodu’s campaign has recently mailed…

Barbecue boss Kenny Melear, 86, has passed

Kenny Melear, one of Fayette’s most well-known community leaders, passed away Thursday morning. He was 86. A Fayetteville resident for more than half a century, Melear, a Newnan native, moved to town after establishing his already-successful Melear’s Barbecue restaurant. Melear and his barbecue house would become landmarks for the South Atlanta region. When national politicians…

Political cheat codes: Some of these numbers still don’t add up

Two weeks from now, we will know who our next district attorney, Third District congressman, and 73rd District state representative will be. According to our friends at the Fayette County Elections Office, about a hundred folks a day have been dropping by to vote early at their one location (inside the elections office), even though…

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