Coweta County

Coweta man charged with killing father, 58

Thirty-one-year-old Justin Lee Earhart has been charged with the Feb. 13 murder of his 58-year-old father at his east Coweta County residence.

Coweta County Sheriff Mike Yeager on Friday said the 911 call center received a call after 5:30 a.m. Thursday from an individual asking for help, adding that his son had attacked and stabbed him.

The man was kept on the phone as deputies were routed to the location at 300 Nectarine Drive off Ga. Highway 154 and south of Thomas Crossroads, said Yeager. Read More»

Senoia seeking grant money for winter weather equipment

The winter storm that brought metro Atlanta traffic to a standstill two weeks ago is over, but the idea of preparing for the next one was on the minds of the Senoia City Council last week.

Introduced as a topic for discussion by City Manager Richard Ferry, council members along with Ferry and Police Chief Jason Edens reviewed the circumstances of the winter weather event. Read More»

Nearly all power outages in Coweta, Fayette restored

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Nearly all power outages in Coweta and Fayette counties had been restored by Sunday morning.

A Sunday morning check of the storm maps for Coweta-Fayette EMC and Georgia Power showed there were 7 remaining power outages in Coweta and 23 in Fayette for EMC customers and none for Georgia Power customers.
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Student readies for Junior Olympics

East Coweta High School student Glen Lauzon, a 17-year-old Junior at ECHS, is a member of East Coweta’s air rifle team and a Marine Corps JROTC cadet. Lauzon, pictured right, practices along with ECHS student Destiny Collier, a sophomore and a fellow East Coweta rifle team member. Photo/Special.

East Coweta High School student Glen Lauzon has qualified for this year’s Junior Olympics air rifle competition. A junior at ECHS, 17-year-old Lauzon is a member of East Coweta’s air rifle team and a Marine Corps JROTC cadet with the rank of sergeant.

Lauzon will participate in the Junior Olympics men’s rifle competitions held at the Olympics Training Center in Colorado Springs in April after coming in first at the state Junior Olympics tryouts held Jan. 11 in Griffin. Read More»

Coweta to have limited Pre-K space

These kids are among those who secured a place in the Coweta County School System’s Pre-Kindergarten lottery. The lottery for the 2014-2015 school year runs March 10-21. Photo/Special.

Coweta County parents wanting to secure a spot for their child in Pre-K classes for the 2014-15 school year will be able to do so at their child’s district school between March 10 and March 21.

During that time, parents can apply for a spot in the limited-space Pre-K classes for the upcoming school year. The Pre-K application period ends at noon on Friday, March 21, and drawing for spots will be held at schools at 1 p.m. on March 21. Parents do not have to be present for the drawing in order for students to be selected into the program. Read More»

University of West Ga. gets $284K to help school teachers

The University of West Georgia has received $284,326 in teacher quality grants to enhance the teaching of science, mathematics, language arts, reading and social studies at public and private elementary, middle and high schools. Read More»

EMC outages remain a problem

Fayette and cities to conduct 'wellness check' on those without power; Nearly 4,000 customers in Fayette, Coweta heading into 3rd day of no power; frustrated customer says, ‘They do not answer the phone’

Nearly 1,800 homes in Fayette County and 2,200 homes in Coweta County -- all served by Coweta-Fayette EMC -- remain without power early Friday afternoon. Many, if not all of them are going into their third day in a row with no power and most importantly no heat as the temperatures that led to the ice storm blanketing the area Wednesday have remained cold. Read More»

Coweta schools to open Friday, Fayette resumes after school activities

The Coweta County School System announced Thursday night that all schools will be open for normal operating hours on Friday, February 14.

Coweta County school bus drivers rode their regular routes Thursday afternoon, to check for any trouble areas. What few were found were addressed with the help of the Coweta County government, said school system spokesman Dean Jackson. Read More»

Historic ice storm hits Coweta-Fayette EMC service area

Palmetto, Ga. Feb. 12, 2014 — Coweta-Fayette EMC line crews are working around the clock to restore power to around 12,000 cooperative members in Clayton, Coweta, Fayette, Fulton, Heard, Meriwether, Spalding and Troup Counties affected by freezing rain, ice and winds from the winter storm. Read More»

Your photos from the ice storm in Fayette and Coweta counties

Line down along Ga. HIghway 92 South in Fayetteville with repair trucks nearby. Photo/Debbie.

Email your photos of the ice storm to or post them on The Citizen Facebook page.

First photo to the right is from Debbie: Line down along Ga. HIghway 92 South in Fayetteville with repair trucks nearby.

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