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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»

Fayette County arrests report — Jan. 28 – Feb. 3

The following arrests were reported by local law enforcement agencies for the past week. All persons are considered innocent until proven guilty. Rather than indicating the age of those arrested, only the year of birth will be noted below due to law enforcement procedural changes.

Tuesday, Jan. 28 - Monday, Feb. 3

Fayette County Sheriff’s Office


Jamecia L. Blount, born in 1995, of Bernardo Drive, Riverdale, for less than an ounce of pot.

Deanthony Brown, born in 1992, of Ward Bluff Court, Ellenwood, for probation/parole violation.
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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»

Flat Rock band selected for special performances

Flat Rock band selected for special performances

Flat Rock Middle School Symphonic Band performed at the Georgia Music Educators Association Conference in Savannah last weekend. The band, led by Band Director Matthew Price, was one of only 2 middle school bands that were invited to perform from Georgia. The Flat Rock Symphonic Band was also one of two Middle School Bands invited to perform at the Southeast United States Band Clinic at Troy University in Troy, Alabama. The band was selected from throughout the Southeast United States through a competitive audition. 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»

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»

Chick-fil-A scraps plans for westside PTC store

Company to keep 54E store open while looking for place to expand in PTC

Plans have fallen through for a new Chick-fil-A restaurant that was planned to open along Ga. Highway 54 West at Line Creek Drive in Peachtree City, the company confirmed Tuesday.

The upshot is that the company will keep its current store on Hwy. 54 East open, a company spokesperson said. The company is also “eager to expand within the Peachtree City area” and is currently exploring other location possibilities, according to spokesperson Mark Baldwin. Read More»

Snowday grade for Fayette’s school bus drivers: ‘Perfect’

One of the many Fayette School System buses delivering children to their homes safely Jan. 28. Photo/Special.

178 bus routes traversed on ice and snow without mishap, all kids home by 7 p.m. Tuesday evening

Bus drivers with the Fayette County School System have been called heroes for their actions in making sure children made it home safely during the onset of the winter storm that hit the county during school hours Jan. 28. Read More»

STRANDED! PTC’s Kay Fulp iced in on I-285 for 27 hours

Jim and Kay Fulp, with “the little Honda that could.” Photo/Special.

Good Samaritans, not the government, rescued her

By Joyce Beverly

Fayette County Realtor Kay Sams Fulp drove up to Cobb County last week to do a walk-through with a client.

The forecast for Jan. 28 called for snow later in the day, but schools were open. She figured she’d be back before the storm hit. She left home with a full tank of gas, wearing a bulky sweater and a scarf but no coat.

“I mean, I was just running out,” she said.

At right, Jim and Kay Fulp, with “the little Honda that could.” Photo/Special. Read More»

Fayette County arrests report — Jan. 21 – 27

The following arrests were reported by local law enforcement agencies for the past week. All persons are considered innocent until proven guilty. Rather than indicating the age of those arrested, only the year of birth will be noted below due to law enforcement procedural changes.
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