Southside getting a jump on the weekend with early releases

Most of the southside will get a head-start on the weekend, with many government offices closing early and schools dismissing early Friday as Georgia is placed under a state of emergency in preparation of the incoming snowstorm. Here’s what’s happening in your county.


Government offices will close at 2 p.m. Friday. All Friday evening and weekend activities have been cancelled. The school district is releasing students early, beginning with elementary students at 12:15 p.m., middle school at 1:15 p.m. and high school at 2:15 p.m. Parents of pre-kindergarteners, kindergarteners and first-graders should be at bus stops to pickup their kids.


Coweta County offices will close at 3 p.m. Friday. All weekend operations and activities are cancelled.


Fayetteville government is releasing its workers at 1 p.m. Friday but county officials are still monitoring the weather and if conditions turn grave may send county workers home early, county manager Steve Rapson said. In preparation for the storm, county officials are asking residents to stay off the roads beginning at 4 p.m. Friday, when the Winter Storm Warning takes effect.

Fayette schools will release students two hours earlier than normal.


Government offices will close at noon Friday. Henry schools will release students two hours earlier than normal.