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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… Continue reading Fayette takes two from Newnan

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… Continue reading Fayette County sweeps Sandy Creek

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

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… Continue reading Fayette County government leaders seek input regarding Starr’s Mill

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

Barbecue boss Kenny Melear, 86, has passed

Kenny Melear (special photo)

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… Continue reading Barbecue boss Kenny Melear, 86, has passed

Fire fighters battle fully-involved Thursday morning house fire

House fire at 145 Heritage Way in the Brandon Mill subdivision off New Hope Road. (Photo courtesy of the Fayette County Department of Fire and Emergency Services)

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… Continue reading Fire fighters battle fully-involved Thursday morning house fire

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

Danny Harrison

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

Investigators asking for help identifying Entering Auto suspect

Investigators with the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office say they have a suspect in a Wednesday morning Entering Auto that took place at McCurry Park on McDonough Road east of Fayetteville. According to reports, the incident was reported around 11:30 a.m., and the suspect, who was seen by the victim’s vehicle, is described as a large,… Continue reading Investigators asking for help identifying Entering Auto suspect

2015 Toyota RAV4 review: ‘A suburbanite’s dream come true’

Don’t you love it when someone you met last year at an air show media event e-mails you and asks if you’d like to borrow a brand-new, trimmed-out Toyota RAV4 for a week to see how you like it? Yeah, me, too. It was all part of the “Toyota Road Trips” campaign, and the regional… Continue reading 2015 Toyota RAV4 review: ‘A suburbanite’s dream come true’