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. […]

Split Fayetteville Council refuses rollback in rate, increases taxes 9.5%

Split Fayetteville Council refuses rollback in rate, increases taxes 9.5%

Williams, Oddo wanted rollback; majority disagreed A split City Council Friday voted 3-to-2 to increase taxes on property owners in the city. After discussion, Councilman Jim Williams made a motion to roll back the millage rate, and Councilman Paul Oddo seconded the motion, but it failed on a 2-3 vote with council members Harlan Shirley, […]

Fayette County Development Authority wants 267-acre business park in west Fayetteville

Fayette County Development Authority wants 267-acre business park in west Fayetteville

The Fayetteville City Council will get its first look Thursday at a proposed business park that could reshape the western side of the city and the middle of Fayette County. The 267-acre site near Veterans Parkway and Ga. Highway 54 includes 21 acres owned by Jan Trammell that would require annexing into the city. The […]

Fayette, Coweta load up for hurricane relief

Fayette, Coweta load up for hurricane relief

Making a difference: How you can help Hurricane Harvey relief efforts in Texas Like everyone around our nation and the world, Fayette Countians have been captivated and haunted by the scenes of destruction in Texas. Many of us have family and friends in the disaster zone, and all of us want to help. Locally, we […]