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 […]

Fayette EMTs ready to use donated $15,000 CPR device

Fayette EMTs ready to use donated $15,000 CPR device

Fayette County Fire and Emergency Services on Aug. 24 received a donation from the Fayette Fire Foundation that will help save lives. The donation of a Lucas CPR automatic compression device was presented at the meeting of the Fayette County Commission. Above, Fayette County Advanced EMT Justin Lynch, left, and Lt. Daniel Lewis demonstrate the […]

3 dog bite cases reported within a week, 2 at animal shelter

3 dog bite cases reported within a week, 2 at animal shelter

It is not often that a Fayette County Animal control officer or a volunteer at the county animal shelter is bitten. But there were three such incidents at the shelter and in the community during Aug. 11-14. Asked about the three incidents, animal shelter Director Jerry Collins said, aside from one incident of scratching, there […]