Friday, February 23, 2001


Rules set for vacant council seat

Peachtree City may have a new council member to replace Robert Brooks as early as Tuesday, March 6.

Golf cart accident lends credence to call for seatbelts on carts, helmets for children

Even a seatbelt couldn't keep 2-year-old Karissa McFadden from falling off the family golf cart and taking a solid bump on the head.

Authorities recall eight serious golf cart accidents since 1991, including child run over by cart

Fire Chief Stony Lohr has enlisted assistance "of those with long-term memories" in remembering the most serious golf cart accidents in Peachtree City since 1991. After racking their brains, the group came up with eight incidents with significant injuries, including:

Environmentalists ready to call in the feds

Worried that Line Creek isn't as healthy as it used to be, local environmental activists are ready to call in the big guns if the city won't agree to have a neutral party review environmental studies performed on the tributary.

Former PTC mayors' input sought on charter changes

Before the Peachtree City charter is changed in any way, councilwoman Annie McMenamin wants to solicit input from several very important people.

Lenox: When it comes to cart path trash, 'the enemy is us'

Fed up with seeing litter along the city's 80-plus-mile system of golf cart paths, Peachtree City resident Bill Aleshire wants the City Council to do something about the problem.

Grady Huddleston dies

Grady Huddleston, 77, Fayetteville, died Feb. 16,2001. He was the son of the late Robert and Emily Pope Huddleston, and was reared in the Clover community of what is now Peachtree City.

Investigation of Coweta murder leads to arrest of PTC woman

A Peachtree City woman is one of three suspects Coweta County sheriff's deputies have arrested in connection with the discovery of human remains near a residence on Gary Summers Road in April of last year.

Open auditions for new Wal-Mart commercials

Seals Communications Corporation (Sealsco) will hold local casting sessions for Wal-Mart commercials that will appear in Wal-Marts Great Outdoors television series on ESPN2.


New subdivision headed for Senoia

Senoia could soon see another subdivision.

Water line installation begins

Water line installation that will connect Coweta County and Atlanta water systems is now underway.

Westmoreland backs tighter gas controls

Rep. Lynn Westmoreland, R-Sharpsburg, is hoping a bill that he cosponsored will bring some relief to consumers reeling with the state's high natural gas bills.

Company cited for poor termite control service

A Fayetteville pest control company has been cited by the state Department of Agriculture for providing inadequate service in termite treatments.

Seniors may get a tax break

Coweta's seniors may get a tax break after all.

FAA facility readies for spring opening

Commuters zooming by the Federal Aviation Administration's new radar approach facility in Peachtree City on south Ga. Highway 74 may have started noticing an increase in activity on the site.

Armenians visit Coweta

Coweta-Fayette EMC recently hosted a group of people from Armenia in the Electric Utility Metering and Collections Internship Program of the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association International Ltd.

Seniors oppose sales tax

It is amazing that the commissioners and school board claim to wish to help the senior citizens of the county and then propose that they vote for a one cent sales tax.


Sandy Creek enters first round of state tournament

Sandy Creek's boys basketball team went 1-2 in the region tournament and qualified for the AAAA state tournament. They defeated Woodward Academy, 57-46, but lost to Westlake, 74-60 and to Creekside, 60-49. All three games were closer than the score indicates, but fatigue may have played a factor in the two losses.

Several tournaments keep soccer squads busy

The soccer season began last weekend with jamborees around the state, testing team's skills in games that would not count on their record. For some teams, the season began on Tuesday, at least it was supposed to. McIntosh's boys and girls were scheduled to meet North Clayton. The team never arrived at McIntosh, so the two varsity squads compted against each other. The Chiefs and Lady Chiefs are scheduled to meet Lovejoy at home tonight with games beginning at 6 p.m.


A church in which there are no votes, ever: Decisions by consensus, listening to God

We don't vote at our church.

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