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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»

Iced-in Wednesday ahead for Fayette, Coweta

UPDATED 8:25 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 11 — It’s official: Wednesday will be icy — up to nearly a half-inch of ice on trees, parked cars and roads in Fayette and Coweta counties, the National Weather Service Office in Peachtree City says in issuing a winter storm warning.

The hour-by-hour graphical forecast predicts that the temperature dips below freezing around 5 a.m. Wednesday and stays there for at least the next 24 hours, the NWS says. That means liquid water turns to ice and there will be no melting until Thursday.

A day-long freezing rain could cause trouble for electrical power lines as ice-loaded tree limbs fall across live wires. Everyone should be prepared to lose power for an extended period Wednesday and Thursday, the NWS says. Read More»

Area vets seek behavioral hospital

U.S. HealthVest Vice President Stacie York on Wednesday presents details of the psychiatric hospital proposed for Newnan to representatives of veterans groups from Coweta and Fayette counties. Also pictured are Coweta Commission of Veterans Affairs co-chairs Joe Brooks, L, and Malcolm Jackson. Photo/Ben Nelms.

The Coweta Commission of Veterans Affairs (CCVA) hosted a meeting Wednesday that brought representatives from Coweta and Fayette counties and a number of interested parties together to address the recent state denial of the proposed Newnan Behavioral Hospital. Veterans were adamant that such a facility is needed locally.

The certificate of need (CON) submitted by U.S. HealthVest was recently denied by the Ga. Dept. of Community Health and the appeal process is currently underway. The appeal will likely be heard in the spring, said U.S. HealthVest Vice President Stacie York. Read More»

Senoia, PTC feeling out cart path link

The Senoia City Council learned about path location options Monday, but the Peachtree City council removed the item from its agenda Thursday night. Photo/Ben Nelms.

The long-held idea of connecting Senoia and Peachtree City with a cart path was a topic for general discussion at the Senoia City Council’s Feb. 3 meeting. The item was originally included for the Peachtree City Council meeting Thursday night, but was removed from the agenda prior to the meeting.

The proposal to connect the two cities by way of a cart path first surfaced officially three years ago in Senoia’s master recreation plan. Now as then, funding for the project is the major obstacle. Read More»

Coweta won't have to make up snow days

The Coweta County School System has determined that no additional school days will be required to make up for student instructional days missed due to inclement weather over the month of January.

Superintendent Steve Barker informed parents of the decision in a letter sent to Coweta families on February 4:

“Dear Parents, Read More»

PTC tables 54W light, link to Planterra

The Peachtree City Council tonight postponed its decision on a potential traffic light for Ga. Highway 54 West and Line Creek Drive to serve a new shopping center.

Council also tabled consideration of the shopping center developer's request to allow a road from the shopping center to link with Planterra Way. Both matters will be revisited at the Feb. 20 council meeting. The postponement will give council time to read the traffic study presented by Trinity Development. Read More»

State tornado drill pushed to Friday at 9 a.m.

Schools, hospitals and businesses encouraged to participate

Officials have moved the statewide tornado drill, originally scheduled for this morning, to Friday at 9 a.m.

The drill was moved due to the potential for inclement weather that would require the attention of the National Weather Service office in Peachtree City, which will sound the alert to start the drill.

Fayette residents may also hear the county's severe weather warning sirens go off around 9 a.m. as well, which is a planned part of the drill. Read More»

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