Articles by Justin Fedich

Justin Fedich is a reporter for the Fayette County News. He has been a reporter for various papers around the Southeast, including the Athens Banner-Herald and the Selma Times-Journal. Justin is a graduate of the University of Georgia with a degree in digital and broadcast journalism and a sports media certificate.


Man dies from stab wound in his home following break-in; Lyft trickery used to find one suspect

Update 7:15 p.m.:  The man who died from the stabbing is 74-year-old Albert Demagnus. The two suspects in custody are 22-year-old Jeffrey Wallace from Atlanta and 21-year-old Kavion Tookes from Decatur. Update 2 p.m.: The first suspect arrested in a fatal stabbing had ordered a Lyft driver to try to take him away from the…

‘This needs to stop’: Gender identity training in schools invokes strong language from community

Kalli Edwards talked through her tears to a crowded room, the twentieth in a long line of disgruntled citizens. Before she took the podium, Edwards was reminded by another upset member of the community, Judi Wilson, that Fayette County is “not New York” and “not San Francisco.” Edwards sat in line and listened to Flat…

What can Brown do for Brown?: Sandy Creek’s Nate Brown poised to prove he’s more than an athlete in Ivy League

  You never know who’s watching you, son. Nate Brown could hear those words, even above the blare of Kendrick Lamar in his headphones and the clanking of 45-pound plates reverberating throughout the dimly lit Patriot Fieldhouse. No one was watching the 220-pound Sandy Creek senior as he benched, power cleaned and tap danced through…

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