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Fayetteville Police Department mourns loss of Detective Joanna Macpherson

Fayetteville Police Department announced Saturday morning that Detective Joanna Macpherson had passed away after an extended battle with cancer. Macpherson, from Great Britain, joined the Fayetteville Police Department in August 11, 2008, by way of California. She became the Crime Scene investigator, and her work and testimony were key factors in numerous convictions in court…

County takes steps to end stormwater utility

Most Fayette County residents will likely soon be seeing one less bill going forward thanks to the newly-approved SPLOST. Funds from the SPLOST for much-needed stormwater infrastructure projects will lead to the eventual end of the stormwater utility bringing some relief to taxpayers. Though the repeal was not completed at Thursday night’s County Board of…

‘Crying Uncontrollably’: Man attempts to flee law enforcement with three young children in back seat

A Fayetteville man was arrested Monday after attempting to elude the cops with three crying children in the back seat. After a long chase involving three patrol vehicles, 19-year-old Gabriel Lanier was charged Monday afternoon with failure to maintain lane, obedience to a traffic control device, speeding, failure to maintain lane, stop sign violation, driving…

Fayetteville nears completion of Comprehensive Plan

A new Comprehensive Plan is closer to completion according to a presentation of the “85 percent draft” at Thursday’s Fayetteville City Council meeting. With a vision statement of “A unique place to call home, a community building from the past working together creating a better future, while preserving our small town charm,” the city has…

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