Friday, May 25, 2001


Access road to Wynnmeade off MacDuff to help traffic; two Summit buildings OK'd

The Peachtree City Council has agreed to allow Summit Apartments to open two more of its buildings off MacDuff Parkway despite the mounting traffic problems caused by delays in relocating a traffic signal at MacDuff and Ga. Highway 54 West.


The headline to an article in Wednesday's edition of The Citizen about traffic projects near Ga. Highways 54 and 74 incorrectly implied that the Peachtree City Council officially approved the construction of an eastbound turn lane for Hwy. 54 at Huddleston Road.

Annexation moratorium lifted for 80-acre tract off MacDuff

Peachtree City's annexation moratorium has been lifted to discuss a request to annex 80 acres of a planned subdivision north of the existing Wynnmeade subdivision and west of MacDuff Parkway.

Radio trouble stalls some departures at Falcon Field

Even though Atlanta's new air traffic control facility is just over a mile away, planes departing Falcon Field sometimes have trouble transmitting to air traffic controllers based there.

City seeks dismissal of federal lawsuit alleging illegal entry by police officers

Attorneys handling the federal lawsuit filed by a Peachtree City family against the city and three police officers recently said it is unlikely the case will be settled.

Local student is Fayette system's first Presidential Scholar

Starr's Mill High School senior Chad Troop is surprised, and why not? He's been named one of 140 Presidential Scholars out of 2.8 million students nationwide.

PTC Council's help sought for high-rent senior apartments

A private developer is seeking help from the Peachtree City Council in establishing a high-income apartment complex for seniors.

Students culprit of debris left at PTC facilities

What passes for good clean fun for local high school students has forced extra cleanup work on city employees at the Kedron boat docks off Peachtree Parkway and the Meade girls softball parking lot in the past week.

Booth students form council for a day

Ten eighth-graders at Booth Middle School got a taste of what it is like to be an elected official as they officiated a mock session of the Peachtree City Council.

Students get a taste of Hawaii

Third-grade students at Peachtree City Elementary School recently took a trip to Hawaii where they enjoyed customary food, dance and arts and crafts.

School celebrates new playground with ribbon cutting ceremony

Thanks to the help of parents and Sen. Greg Hecht, students at Tyrone Elementary School now have a new playground to enjoy.

Police Blotter


Board ponders school budget

Coweta County school board officials are expected to approve a tentative $112 million general fund budget Saturday morning.

Graduates head to the future

Students at Coweta County's three public high schools will flip their tassels this weekend and start on their journey in life.

City gets ready to impose moratorium

The city of Senoia took the first step Monday night toward imposing a 90-day moratorium on new zoning requests.

City accepts water grant

Senoia took another step Monday toward opening its water plant.

Mike Fitzpatrick is helping protect kids

More than 2,100 children are reported missing each day.


Junior tournament to be held at Tennis Center

The Peachtree City Tennis Center will present the 2001 Peach State Junior Tennis Classic this weekend, running through Monday.

Lazers offer soccer camp to benefit research hospital

The U-14 girls Georgia state champions, the 87 Lazers White from Peachtree City, will travel to Memphis, Tenn. in June for the Region III Soccer Tournament. Along with lots of extra practice and training sessions, the girls are also spending time raising money for the nationally recognized Memphis charity, St. Jude Hospital.


All Eddy Couch wanted was to grow old in Senoia; an unwanted war killed that dream

It is highly unlikely that Eddy Couch ever thought of not serving his country. After all, Eddy's older brother, Barry, was already a soldier and his dad, Vance, had been a medic with the United States Army in the violent Pacific Theater during World War II.

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