Friday, February 9, 2001


New stores for The Avenue at Peachtree City include Ann Taylor, Joseph A. Bank

More retail stores have signed on to be a part of The Avenue at Peachtree City, which is slated to open March 29.

Traffic light snag could cause problems

The Avenue at Peachtree City is expected to open March 29, but problems have cropped up with the anticipated placement of the traffic light on Ga. Highway 54 where it intersects with the entrance to the project.

Juvenile arrested for tossing water balloons at cars

Peachtree City police believe they have caught the water balloon bandit.

Residents asked to cut out the grease

Peachtree City has a consistent problem with grease hardening in sewer lines, causing blockages.

'I don't want to see, hear or smell it'

The paving of Sumner Road in Peachtree City will certainly bring the cars, trucks and sport utility vehicles much closer to the back porch of Gale Botwick's home on Hidden Springs.

City logs record high for fires in a single month

A rash of serious fires in the past month has broken all records for Peachtree City's fire and rescue department.

Fiber optics should improve traffic

The hope is that a fiber optic system, connecting all the traffic lights on Ga. Highway 54 from the west end of Peachtree City to Flat Creek Road, will help improve traffic flow.

Water quality study for sewer expansion shows problems that WASA can't control

There were few surprises in the watershed assessment conducted on the Peachtree City area, according to WASA General Manager Larry Turner.

Essay contest slated for local sixth-graders

The City of Peachtree City is seeking sixth-graders to participate in an essay contest entitled "If I Were Mayor."

Planning Commission to focus on land use plan

The Peachtree City Planning Commission has a light agenda for its regular meeting Monday at 7 p.m.

Development authority positions opening up

The city of Peachtree City is accepting applications for three seats on the economic development authority whose terms will expire soon.

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Seniors want tax breaks

Coweta's senior citizens let the County Commission know Tuesday that it wants tax relief.

County's tax vote is Sept.

Coweta County voters will now vote on two sales tax proposals this year.

Food drive ends this weekend

Newnan Mayor Keith Brady has allowed a drop-off box to be placed in the city manager's office for the Scouting for Food event this year.

Welcome Road project is underway

The Georgia Department of Transportation has taken over final design of a culvert installation on Welcome Road at Mountain Creek.

City set retreat for Feb. 28

The city leaders of Senoia will retreat to the Freeman Sasser building in the city's park later this month to determine the city's goals and projects for the upcoming year.

Three qualify for Clerk race

When the dust had settled Wednesday afternoon, three candidates had qualified for the Clerk of Superior Court race in March.

Senoia's cops to get raise

The City of Senoia has decided to raise the stakes in keeping its police officers.


Area wrestlers head to state meets

The area wrestling meets were held over the weekend and many of the local wrestlers did well enough to advance to the state meet. Starr's Mill and East Coweta will be sending their entire squads to compete for the title, while other schools will send wrestlers seeking individual glory.

One game left in regular season for local basketball teams

The regular season of high school basketball is nearing its end.

Booth Warriors finish season at 11-1

Teams that came up against the Booth boys basketball team this season know that the Warriors come out to play.


Pardons for unrepentant criminals seem to be in vogue: How about one for Billy the Kid?

A New Mexico lawmaker is trying hard to get a famous outlaw officially pardoned. Democratic State Representative Ben Rios is lobbying the state legislature and the governor of New Mexico to grant a posthumous pardon to William H. Bonney.

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