More black bear sightings reported

by Wes Mayer

A bear was spotted in Coweta County by a resident early Sunday, but authorities were not able to locate it.

Around 10:38 a.m., the Coweta County Sheriff’s Office was notified of a bear being seen around the area of Vaughn Road and Highway 154 – Sharpsburg McCollum Road, according to Lt. Col. Jimmy Yarbrough with the sheriff’s office. Deputies searched the area afterward, but were unable to find the bear.

Earlier in May, a bear was reported being seen in the Grantville and Moreland areas of the county. Authorities were not able to find that bear either.

According to authorities with the Georgia Department of Natural Resources, it is currently the time of year when younger male bears are being pushed from their territory by the older and larger male bears. This means younger bears will leave their usual territories in the north Georgia mountains or near Macon in search of food.

– A bear was also sighted just outside the east end of Chattahoochee Bend State Park Saturday in western Coweta, Park Manager Tim Banks reported.



More Local

Designated shooter encouraged

Officials urge safe use of fireworks

With fireworks now legal in Georgia, officials and fireworks manufacturers want to make sure Georgians take safety seriously. Under the law, ... Read More


Young readers may win college money

The Coweta County Public Library System is one of the many library systems across the state that is partnering with the Path2College 529 Pla ... Read More


Plenty of July 4 options on tap

There are lots of events on the calendar Saturday as Cowetans prepare to celebrate Independence Day. • Puckett Station Arts and Crafts ... Read More


Supreme Court: EPA must consider costs of pollution regulations

After a five to four split decision on Michigan v. Environmental Protection Agency this week, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled the EPA must take ... Read More


Woman dies in fiery crash

A 44-year-old woman lost her life in a fiery crash Wednesday night after she lost control of her vehicle and collided with a tree. About 6:5 ... Read More

NASCAR tracks unite, ask fans not to fly Confederate flag

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — NASCAR's national series tracks announced Thursday that they are asking fans to refrain from displaying the ... Read More