Fayetteville police bust con artists running “Pigeon Drop” scam

While doing surveillance for a separate purpose, Fayetteville police happened upon two alleged con artists Thursday, catching them redhanded pulling a scam called the “Pigeon Drop.” According to Lt. Mike Whitlow, these types of scammers tend to target the elderly and tend not to get caught. “I will tell you, this is huge. These folks…

83 Year Old Golfer Is “Truly Remarkable”

By Freddy Burdeshaw If the long-sought “Fountain Of Youth” really exists, it may be at the Canongate golf courses in Fayette and Coweta Counties. 83 year-old Jim Bennett seems to have found what Desoto never found because he plays golf there like a “20-something.” Bennett’s “personal best” score at Canongate One is 64 which he…

NAACP, commissioner Brown at odds over district voting

The ongoing legal battle between the NAACP and Fayette County Board of Commissioners again became a central topic at Thursday’s commission meeting. Fayette County NAACP President John E. Jones urged the commission to drop its defense of the suit while commissioner Steve Brown accused the NAACP and other district voting supporters of making no efforts…

Fayetteville drops moratorium threat against ‘Treemageddon’ developer

Fayetteville City Hall officials confirmed recently that 54 Development and CEO Perry Knight effectively dodged a three-year building moratorium by mitigating their property located on Hwy. 54 between Weatherly Drive and Knight Way after having nearly all of the property’s trees illegally harvested last summer. As of late November, no significant progress had been made…

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