COWETA COUNTY, Ga. — Coweta and Heard County schools will remain closed Monday as the communities work to repair damage caused by tornadoes Thursday night.
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In Heard County, debris cleanup is still ongoing and HWY 34 is likely to still be closed, prompting officials to close schools Monday.
Coweta County School Superintendent Dr. Evan Horton also made the decision to close the county’s schools on Monday because of power outages and significant damage to both Newnan High School and Atkinson Elementary School.
In addition, Newnan High and Atkinson Elementary school will be closed for the week:
Dear Newnan High School and Atkinson Elementary School Families,
I hope that each of you is safe and well during this difficult time. It is heartbreaking to see the devastating impact that Thursday’s tornado has had on our families, our schools and our community. Due to the damage to our schools and the area surrounding them, Both Newnan High School and Atkinson Elementary School will not hold classes virtually or in-person for the week of March 29, 2021 through April 2, 2021. The closure will also include the week of Spring Break. This will allow our staff, students and their families the opportunity to focus on recovery from Thursday’s storm and it will allow us time to develop plans for what instruction may look like for students for the next several weeks. I appreciate your patience and understanding as we navigate this very difficult time. My thoughts and prayers are with each of you.
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Crews from all over the state of Georgia have converged on the area, helping to get things back up and running as quickly as possible after the F-4 tornado reeked havoc near the downtown portions of Newnan.
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Channel 2 Action News will have crews in Newnan all day Sunday bringing you the latest information on the cleanup effort and plans moving forward.