Here’s how Fayette County voted in Tuesday’s election

By Leah Banks Tuesday was Election Day for the state of Georgia, and Fayette County did not shy away from the ballot box. According to the Fayette County Voter website, out of the 36 total precincts that lie within county lines, all 36 were counted, and the unofficial results that have been posted online. In […]

Fayette takes two from Newnan

The Fayette County Lady Tigers have a flair for the dramatics. After trailing 17 points entering halftime, the Tigers stormed all the way back to clip the Newnan Lady Cougars 64-61 in double overtime on Saturday. Fayette improved to 3-0 on the season and earned a big victory over a Class AAAAAAA opponent. Sophomore guard […]

Fayette County sweeps Sandy Creek

Basketball is back in Fayette County. On Tuesday night, fans were treated to one of the top rivalries in the county as the Fayette County Tigers hit the road to face the Sandy Creek Patriots. Both squads came into the game highly-ranked in their respective classifications. According to Sandy’s Spiel, Fayette was ranked sixth in […]

Fayette County and Starr’s Mill split wins in region thrillers

By Riley Hicks   Lady Tigers remain undefeated in region with 47-40 victory over Starr’s Mill  As the basketball season begins to slowly come to a close, teams are starting to jockey for position in region standings in hopes of capturing a region championship. This was the case Friday night, when the Starr’s Mill Panthers […]

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 […]

Fire fighters battle fully-involved Thursday morning house fire

Fayette County fire fighters battled a residential blaze late Thursday morning at 145 Heritage Way in the Brandon Mill subdivision off New Hope Road north of Fayetteville. According to Deputy Fire Chief Tom Bartlett, the call was received at 10:54 a.m., and units arrived on the scene five minutes later. The house, he said, was […]

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 […]