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Fayette Democrats ask commission to denounce Barlow comments

Last week’s comments by County Commissioner David Barlow in which he equated Democrats to demons drew a response letter from Chairman Steve Brown and a call from the Fayette County Democratic party for the commission to “publicly denounce” his statements. Barlow read a prepared statement at last Thursday’s commission meeting in which he used the…

Tyrone woman killed in traffic accident

Fayetteville and Peachtree City police are investigating a traffic accident Wednesday night in which a Tyrone resident was killed and two others were sent to the hospital. According to Lt. Mike Whitlow with the Fayetteville Police Department, Charis Walker, 23, of Tyrone was crossing Highway 54 from Cobblestone Boulevard to Weatherly Drive around 11 p.m….

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Peachtree City teen missing (update: teen located)

Update: Lt. Mark Brown said the missing Peachtree City teen was located. He issued the following comment: “The juvenile was located in Mississippi. No foul play is suspected at this time. Investigation is continuing.”                 The Peachtree City Police Department posted the following BOLO (be on the lookout) for a missing teen. Be on…

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Barlow issues apology; Republicans, Tea Party distance themselves

County Commissioner David Barlow offered the following apology to incoming commissioner Pota Coston Wednesday after fallout from last Thursday’s comments in which he referred to Democrats as “Demoncrats,” and “evil.” My passion for Jesus Christ and saving lives was wrongly portrayed by me this past Thursday evening. During a regular commission meeting, I gave a…

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Chairman Brown responds to Barlow comments

[County Commission Chairman Steve Brown submitted the following letter in response to recent comments from commissioner David Barlow.] I received numerous negative comments about our November 13 County Board of Commissioners meeting. I wanted to express some thoughts about what happened. First, let me say that Commissioner Allen McCarty was a class act and the…

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Commissioner Barlow: proliferation of ‘Demoncrats’ is ‘evil’

County Commissioner David Barlow gave a very backhanded congratulations to incoming commissioner Pota Coston, the Democrat candidate who beat incumbent Allen McCarty convincingly in the recent election for the newly established Fayette County 5th District. Coston has the distinction of being the first black candidate to be elected to the county commission. Her election comes…

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After controversy over Peachtree City pay study, county declines to do its own

Peachtree City Councilmember Eric Imker has continued to rail against the recently updated pay and classification system for city employees which added over $600,000 in salary increases to the annual budget. This week, he sent an e-mail advising County Administrator Steve Rapson regarding his plan to do a salary review study for the county. Rapson…

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