Coweta County

Coweta to have limited Pre-K space

These kids are among those who secured a place in the Coweta County School System’s Pre-Kindergarten lottery. The lottery for the 2014-2015 school year runs March 10-21. Photo/Special.

Coweta County parents wanting to secure a spot for their child in Pre-K classes for the 2014-15 school year will be able to do so at their child’s district school between March 10 and March 21.

During that time, parents can apply for a spot in the limited-space Pre-K classes for the upcoming school year. The Pre-K application period ends at noon on Friday, March 21, and drawing for spots will be held at schools at 1 p.m. on March 21. Parents do not have to be present for the drawing in order for students to be selected into the program. Read More»

University of West Ga. gets $284K to help school teachers

The University of West Georgia has received $284,326 in teacher quality grants to enhance the teaching of science, mathematics, language arts, reading and social studies at public and private elementary, middle and high schools. Read More»

EMC outages remain a problem

Fayette and cities to conduct 'wellness check' on those without power; Nearly 4,000 customers in Fayette, Coweta heading into 3rd day of no power; frustrated customer says, ‘They do not answer the phone’

Nearly 1,800 homes in Fayette County and 2,200 homes in Coweta County -- all served by Coweta-Fayette EMC -- remain without power early Friday afternoon. Many, if not all of them are going into their third day in a row with no power and most importantly no heat as the temperatures that led to the ice storm blanketing the area Wednesday have remained cold. Read More»

Coweta schools to open Friday, Fayette resumes after school activities

The Coweta County School System announced Thursday night that all schools will be open for normal operating hours on Friday, February 14.

Coweta County school bus drivers rode their regular routes Thursday afternoon, to check for any trouble areas. What few were found were addressed with the help of the Coweta County government, said school system spokesman Dean Jackson. Read More»

Historic ice storm hits Coweta-Fayette EMC service area

Palmetto, Ga. Feb. 12, 2014 — Coweta-Fayette EMC line crews are working around the clock to restore power to around 12,000 cooperative members in Clayton, Coweta, Fayette, Fulton, Heard, Meriwether, Spalding and Troup Counties affected by freezing rain, ice and winds from the winter storm. Read More»

Your photos from the ice storm in Fayette and Coweta counties

Line down along Ga. HIghway 92 South in Fayetteville with repair trucks nearby. Photo/Debbie.

Email your photos of the ice storm to editor@thecitizen.com or post them on The Citizen Facebook page.

First photo to the right is from Debbie: Line down along Ga. HIghway 92 South in Fayetteville with repair trucks nearby.

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The Citizen winter storm news updates

Updated 4:42 p.m. Thursday – Fayette County is starting to thaw out from the great ice storm of 2014 as most roads are clear, and the traffic lights have been repaired Read More»

DiBenedetto-Bryant Engagement

Dr. Christina DiBenedetto engaged to Marshall Bryant

Dr. & Mrs. John DiBenedetto are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter Dr. Christina DiBenedetto to Marshall Bryant, son of Terry Wilson and Leland Bryant.

The future bride is a 2003 graduate of McIntosh High School, a 2007 graduate of The University of Georgia with her Bachelor of Agriculture degree and a 2013  graduate of The University of Georgia with her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree.   She is practicing small animal medicine in Newnan, Ga. Read More»

Fayette schools closed Wed. and Thurs., Coweta schools closed Wed.

Fayette County public schools will be closed Wednesday and Thursday and Coweta County public schools will be closed for students and staff on Wednesday. Both systems will close due to winter weather conditions forecast for the local area.

Fayette schools spokesperson Melinda Berry-Dreisbach said schools will be closed for students and staff on Wednesday and Thursday. All extra-curricular activities for the two-day period have also been cancelled. Read More»

Fayette, Coweta schools to hold classes Tuesday

Schools in Fayette and Coweta counties will be open Tuesday. Fayette County has, however, cancelled all after-school and extracurricular activities due to the threat of impending weather.

Fayette County School System spokesperson Melinda Berry-Dreisbach on Monday afternoon said plans call for Fayette schools to be open Tuesday.

“Based on the weather information we have we’re planning to have school on Tuesday,” Berry-Dreisbach. “The winter weather is expected to come into the area on Tuesday evening after schools ends.” Read More»