Fayette County

Zoning Board of Appeals appointments met with debate

Typically, appointments to local boards go without much debate when they come before the County Board of Commissioners for approval. Not so for the Fayette County Zoning Board of Appeals and a pair of three-year terms discussed at Thursday’s meeting. The selection committee, comprised of Commissioner Steve Brown and Commissioner Charles Rousseau, recommended appointing new…

Water line agreement stirs passions at county meeting

What amounted to finalizing an agreement approved two years ago turned into an impassioned debate about future traffic concerns and procedural obligations at Thursday’s County Board of Commissioners meeting. The agenda item seemed simple enough in itself, asking for approval of a standard utility agreement to move a county water line out of the right-of-way…

Sheriff’s Office SWAT Commander hunts fugitives for TV

Stephen and English King had only just begun fleeing from their vacation home in Garden City, South Carolina, but they already found themselves stranded in the pouring rain, desperately searching for shelter as fugitives on the run. In a black Chevrolet Suburban in nearby Myrtle Beach, ex-FBI agent Maureen O’Connell and former Secret Service Evy…

Ruling declares Watts violated election laws

A dispute dating back several years that rankled the local Republican party regarding accusations of voter registration fraud received an Initial Decision from a state administrative law judge. An order signed Feb. 6 by Administrative Law Judge Ronit Walker ruled that Lane Watts had violated laws of the Georgia Election Code by submitting false information…

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