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AVPRIDE students serve as Youth Delegates at statewide conference

Five students from AVPRIDE’s Fayette Youth Leadership Program (FYLP) met Georgia Governor Nathan Deal and Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed recently and listened in on legislative policy sessions as part of the Georgia Municipal Association’s annual Mayor’s Day Conference. The students joined other youth delegates from across the state Jan. 22 and 23 at the Atlanta Marriott…

This is only a test: Piedmont Fayette stresses preparation with mass casualty drill

You don’t get to be ranked one of America’s 50 Best Hospitals by resting on your laurels. Preparation is key in healthcare, as hospitals must make sure they are ready for any situation. Thursday morning Piedmont Fayette Hospital took part in a regional mass casualty drill testing the ability to handle a large influx of…

911, first responders honored for lifesaving efforts

At Thursday night’s County Board of Commissioners meeting, those involved in the successful resuscitation of a resident were honored for their efforts. “We’re here to celebrate a life and a system that works,” said Chief David Scarbrough with the Fayette County Department of Fire and Emergency Services. Lewis Harper suffered cardiac arrest at his home…

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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