Coweta-Fayette EMC crews whittle outages down to 3,800 customers without power

Coweta-Fayette EMC crews whittle outages down to 3,800 customers without power

Coweta-Fayette EMC emailed a report today on progress made in restoring power to customers in the aftermath of tropical storm winds in the two counties Monday. Here’s the current outage situation as of 8 a.m., Wednesday, Sept. 13. Number without power: approximately 3,800 Main areas affected: Brooks, Moreland, North Fayetteville, Tyrone Crews made significant progress […]

More than 15,000 in Fayette, Coweta still powerless late Tuesday afternoon

More than 15,000 in Fayette, Coweta still powerless late Tuesday afternoon

Fayette still has more outages than neighboring Coweta one day after Irma’s winds hit UPDATED Tuesday, Sept. 12, 7:20 p.m. — Crews working for Georgia Power Co. and Coweta-Fayette EMC still have to restore electricity to more than 15,000 of their customers in the two counties as of 7 p.m. Tuesday, according to outage maps […]

High winds Monday leave obstacles Tuesday in Fayette

High winds Monday leave obstacles Tuesday in Fayette

Above, The Rubicon neighborhood in south Peachtree City caught some high winds Monday. At one address, Naomi Lehman Duncan came out of her home to find a pine tree fallen across two vehicles in her driveway. Tuesday found her seeking rental cars for temporary transportation. Below, on Adams Road, Becky Lake reported power out since […]

Thousands still without power in Fayette, Coweta

Thousands still without power in Fayette, Coweta

More than 21,600 electrical service customers of Coweta-Fayette EMC and Georgia Power Co. were without power Tuesday morning, according to the websites of both utilities. Readers this morning are reporting widespread outages continue in Fayetteville and Brooks as well as sporadic outages in other areas of Fayette and Coweta. Georgia Power Co. is reporting Tuesday morning […]

UPDATE | Irma’s winds, rain arrive in Fayette, Coweta

UPDATE | Irma’s winds, rain arrive in Fayette, Coweta

UPDATED 6:45 a.m., Monday, Sept. 11, 2017 — Fayette and Coweta residents are bracing for possible tropical storm-force winds of over 40 mph later Monday with rain falling throughout the day, the result of the aftermath of Hurricane Irma moving northwestward through southwest Georgia and southeast Alabama. All schools are closed in both counties for […]

Local governments prepare for severe weather from Irma

Local governments prepare for severe weather from Irma

Urge residents to have emergency provisions in place by Monday; information from Fayetteville, Fayette County, Peachtree City and the Fayette and Coweta school systems Update – Sept. 10, 1:35 p.m.: Coweta County schools will be closed Monday and Tuesday. Georgia Military College announced that classes will not be held Monday or Tuesday. Update – Sept. […]

Former principal says resigned Whitewater HS teacher victim of ‘social terrorism’

Former principal says resigned Whitewater HS teacher victim of ‘social terrorism’

The recent resignation by Whitewater High School teacher Joshua Hitson following allegations about him on the Atlanta Antifascists website has drawn a response from former Whitewater Principal Roy Rabold. That response was leveled at what Rabold believes was the real intention behind the group’s claims — social terrorism. Above, Roy Rabold, earlier this year before […]

Local tax report card: Fayette BoE, Coweta BoE, Tyrone, Coweta County raise taxes

Local tax report card: Fayette BoE, Coweta BoE, Tyrone, Coweta County raise taxes

Biggest percentage tax increase — Tyrone with 11 percent tax increase, followed by Fayetteville with an expected 9.5% tax hike, Fayette County Board of Education with 9% tax increase, Coweta County Commission with 8.6% tax increase, and Coweta County Board of Education with 3.4% tax increase. Holding the line, with full rollbacks of millage rates […]