Cold Weather Takes The Life Of Area Man

winter stormAs the cold weather moved through the area last week there have been several deaths associated with the weather, one of those in neighboring Moore County.
According to Moore County Sheriff Mark Logan, Bill Barton, 73, was found dead in his Magnolia Street residence Thursday morning.
“He was using a little space heater to heat with but the temperature inside the house was 44 degrees,” the sheriff said. Logan stated that Barton had been in failing health.
To try and prevent deaths the Coffee County Emergency Management Agency in conjunction with the Manchester Fire Department operated an emergency shelter at the Red Raider Academy.
“We had several residents of the county to take advantage of the shelter,” Coffee County EMA director Allen Lendley stated Friday afternoon. They had cots for people to sleep and they provided food.