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David Alan McDuffie

David Alan McDuffie On May 27, 2021, David Alan McDuffie, 56, of Fayetteville, Georgia, lost his eight and half year battle with brain cancer. He was a 1983 graduate of Fayette County High School and in 1988 received a Bachelor of Science Degree from the Georgia Institute of Technology majoring in Industrial Management. He began… Continue reading David Alan McDuffie


Helen S. Hunter Helen S. Hunter, passed away peacefully on May 19, 2021, at a grand old age of 100. She resided in Johnstown, Pennsylvania, with her parents, John and Elsie Shomo, and brother Vernon Shomo for most of her youth. She married her sweetheart, Samuel Hunter, after he returned from duty during WWII, and… Continue reading Untitled

Governor prohibits vaccine passports

By John Thompson john@fayette-news.net Governor Brian Kemp is following some of his fellow Republican governors and taking steps to outlaw vaccine passports. Last week, Kemp issued an Executive Order which prohibits state agencies, state service providers, and state properties from requiring COVID-19 vaccine passports. According to a press release, The “Prohibition of COVID-19 Vaccine Passports”… Continue reading Governor prohibits vaccine passports

Police explore non-lethal weapon

By Alexander Cain alex@fayette-news.net It is a non-lethal alternative for use in what could otherwise be potentially lethal situations — and it might be in the hands of Fayetteville police officers soon. Fayetteville Police Chief Scott Gray met with representatives from Wrap Technologies on May 21st to receive first-hand information for himself and his officers… Continue reading Police explore non-lethal weapon

Fayette Commission approves subdivision

By Alexander Cain alex@fayette-news.net If you’re looking for a place to live in Fayette County, there may be more options for you coming in the future. At their May 27th meeting, the Fayette County Board of Commissioners voted unanimously to rezone two individual parcels of land located close to the business, Found Fortunes, known by… Continue reading Fayette Commission approves subdivision

Wreck leaves one dead

By John Thompson john@fayette-news.net Last Wednesday night was a tragic one in Fayetteville. Fayetteville Police are investigating a traffic fatality that took place Wednesday evening, according to a police statement, at Highway 54 West at the Gingercake Road/Burch Road intersection. According to reports, an SUV driven by a man was traveling on Ga. Highway 54… Continue reading Wreck leaves one dead

Memorial Day Crosses in Tyrone

By Pam Dufresne pamdufresne@yahoo.com Twenty-three white memorial crosses were placed in the front of Patriot Park in Tyrone Saturday morning to honor and remember 23 Tyrone residents who were Killed in Action (KIA), Missing in Action (MIA), or Prisoners of War (POW) while serving in the U.S. military. The cross commemoration was organized by a… Continue reading Memorial Day Crosses in Tyrone

Board of Education seeks public comment for proposed 2022 budget

Board of Education hosting public comment sessions for proposed 2022 budget The Fayette County Board of Education will hold two public comment sessions for the proposed 2022 fiscal year budget. The meetings are scheduled for May 24 at 7:00 p.m. and June 14 at 11:30 a.m.  Both meetings will be held at the school district’s… Continue reading Board of Education seeks public comment for proposed 2022 budget

Quick-thinking student saves child from drowning

Special to Fayette County News A day by the pool could have ended in tragedy, but the quick thinking of Randy Brown saved the day and saved a life. Brown, a 7th grade student at Flat Rock Middle, put his swim training to use to rescue a drowning toddler who had fallen into the deep… Continue reading Quick-thinking student saves child from drowning

Homeowners granted variances

By Pam Dufresne pamdufresne@yahoo.com Two Peachtree City homeowners were granted variances to creep into the rear setback for their pie-shaped lots at the May 20 City Council meeting. According to Planner Chandra Wright, the homeowner at 203 Amelia Lane asked for an encroachment of 10 feet into the 30-foot rear setback to build a sunroom.… Continue reading Homeowners granted variances