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 […]

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. […]

Newnan police helping with Hurricane Harvey relief effort

Newnan police helping with Hurricane Harvey relief effort

  The Newnan Police Department through Sept. 9 is collecting needed items for those affected by Harvey. Needed items include: • diapers, wipes, baby food and formula • cleaning supplies • canned goods • pet food • school supplies • new plain T-shirts, socks and undergarments • paper products • toiletries • non-perishable foods • […]

PTC police and fire organizing for Harvey relief

PTC police and fire organizing for Harvey relief

  The police and fire departments in Peachtree City are organizing a relief effort for the countless people affected by Hurricane Harvey. The Care for the Coast initiative came after representatives with the city met with those from church, civic and charity organizations. “Help send relief items to those hurt by Harvey. We know everyone […]

Senoia police carry kits for treating opioid overdoses

Senoia police carry kits for treating opioid overdoses

Senoia police in response to the growing epidemic of opioid overdoses are now carrying overdose rescue kits. “Officers with the City of Senoia Police Department are now equipped with and carrying NARCAN Nasal Spray 4mg opioid overdose rescue kits,” said department spokesman Jason Ercole. “Seeing an alarming rise in the number of opioid overdoses across […]