Forestry unit stays busy with 33 wildfires

Forestry unit stays busy with 33 wildfires

Chief Ranger Terry Quigley gave the annual forestry report to the Coweta County Commission on Sept. 7. The forestry unit covers 327,074 forested acres in Coweta, Fayette and south Fulton counties. Reporting at the Sept. 7 commission meeting, Quigley said Coweta from July 2016 through June 2017 had 33 wildfires that burned 116 acres. Nearly […]

Fayette deputies train to rescue opioid overdose victims

Fayette deputies train to rescue opioid overdose victims

The Fayette County Sheriff’s Office has joined a growing number of law enforcement agencies across the region and the state to train officers to administer Narcan during opioid overdose situations. The training came subsequent to the passage of the Georgia 911 Medical Amnesty Law. Above, Fayette County Sheriff’s Sgt. Doug Hardy demonstrates the use of […]

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 […]

Fayette, Coweta agencies respond to Tropical Storm Irma

Fayette, Coweta agencies respond to Tropical Storm Irma

    Representatives from agencies across Fayette County were stationed at the Fayette County Emergency Services Emergency Operations Center as Tropical Storm Irma rolled in to Fayette and Coweta counties on Sept. 11. Photo/ Fayette FES. The tropic storm that had been Hurricane Irma was in evidence throughout Fayette and Coweta counties during the afternoon […]

Tropical storm clean-up begins in PTC

Tropical storm clean-up begins in PTC

The clean-up after Tropical Storm Irma has begun in Peachtree City. “Peachtree City is alive with the sound of chainsaws and leaf blowers working on the debris from Tropical Storm Irma,” said City Clerk Betsy Tyler. ” According to the National Weather Service, Peachtree City received over 4” of rain yesterday, and saw wind gusts […]

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 […]

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