Substation malfunction puts thousands out of power

Equipment in the power substation serving the Sharpsburg area malfunctioned Thursday morning, leaving more than 6,000 Cowetans without power in the sub-freezing temperatures.

According to Mary Ann Bell, vice president of public relations and communication for Coweta-Fayette EMC, the malfunction affected around 5,800 customers. According to John Kraft with Georgia Power, the malfunction affected around 1,000 additional Georgia Power customers.

The malfunction affected a main distribution line that supplied power to homes in Sharpsburg, Turin and other parts of southeastern Coweta County, Kraft said. The substation controlled lines for both Coweta-Fayette EMC and Georgia Power customers.

Power employees were able to fix the problem for most of those affected by 10:30 a.m. Thursday, and the problem was entirely resolved by 11:45, Bell said.



More Local

Lower Fayetteville Rd. temporarily closed

A ruptured gas main break has temporarily closed Lower Fayetteville Rd. between Shenandoah Blvd. and The Centre for Performing Arts. The br ... Read More


Baby found dead during CCSO search

The Coweta County Sheriff’s Office is currently investigating the death of a baby who was discovered during the execution of an arrest ... Read More


Locals react to shootings and gun legislation

A growing sense of distrust and resentment towards the government and the public only seems to be widening among local gun owners. Recent sh ... Read More


Chattahoochee River flood designation changed

When the Chattahoochee River hits 15 feet at the Hwy. 16 bridge, it will no longer be considered flood stage. The National Weather Service h ... Read More


Former Grantville Council member

5-year rental space battle comes to close

An in-law suite that was rented out intermittently for several years has become a source of contention for one Grantville citizen. Former Gr ... Read More

Newnan Council

Commercial rezoning request withdrawn

Jim Thomasson withdrew his rezoning request for 110 Jackson Street at Tuesday’s Newnan City Council meeting. Thomasson was seeking to ... Read More