Friday, June 29, 2001


PTC July 4th parade at 9 a.m. Wednesday

Peachtree City's annual July 4th festivities will again kick off with the parade, although it will begin one hour earlier than usual.

Pared down multipurpose rink slated for Kedron area

Fairly soon, Peachtree City's recreation program will have another jewel of a facility with a covered multipurpose "rink" at the Kedron recreation area.

Commercial rezoning for restaurant dies unapproved by PTC planning commission

Although it rebuffed a rezoning to change a framing shop into a restaurant, the Peachtree City Planning Commission approved a plan to build a combination Kentucky Fried Chicken and Pizza Hut Express at its meeting Monday night.

Public hearing on charter revisions draws no comment from audience

The public appears to have signed off on the changes to Peachtree City's charter, even if the City Council has yet to finally approve the document.

Retirement package for PTC's public safety personnel is being studied by committee

A specialized retirement program for public safety employees in Peachtree City is being studied to take into account the physical wear and tear of normal duties on emergency medical and police personnel.

Rail station draws only criticism of West Village transportation plan

A preliminary presentation of Peachtree City's golf cart and automobile transportation plan for the West Village area was well received by officials at the Atlanta Regional Commission.

PTC man collared for entering home, accosting juvenile

A Peachtree City man has been arrested after police say he entered a home in the Wynnmeade subdivision and solicited sex from a juvenile.

Peachtree City publisher supports 'My House' benefit

A local publishing company was well represented at a recent fundraiser for My House, an Atlanta home for neglected, drug-addicted and abused babies, which gained national attention when it was featured on the Oprah Winfrey show.

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Coweta residents: Keep your sludge in Fulton

Coweta residents and one elected official made one point quite clear at a Tuesday night meeting at the Coweta County Fairgrounds: keep your sludge in Fulton County.

Power plant idea generates fears of noise, pollution

Nearly 300 residents from South Fulton and Fayette counties, and some from Coweta as well, voiced their opposition to a proposed power plant in their backyard during a recent meeting.

Council and Mayor could get 100 percent raise

The Senoia City Council is expected to decide Monday night whether to raise the salary of the mayor and council members.

County, cities to decide SPLOST projects Tuesday

Coweta's municipalities will meet with Coweta County next Tuesday to try and finalize a list of Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax projects for the upcoming fall vote.


Large pot won at Senoia Speedway last weekend

Tyrone's Scott Griffin led all 100 laps of the Bill Heard Chevrolet Pro Late Model Series Feature for his fourth win of the season at Senoia Speedway last Saturday, moving him into the points lead.

Newnan's Elder to fight at Six Flags on Tuesday

Six Flags Over Georgia will be filled with more excitement than usual when it hosts ESPN2's Tuesday night fights next week.

Local businesses team up to help Fayette County Council on Domestic Violence

Last day to make donations for Council on Domestic Violence at Gold's Gym locations


Demon deacons: Office of service has come long way since early Church

The Wake Forest University mascot is known as the Demon Deacons. I once asked a Baptist friend why such a designation was chosen for a Christian institution of higher learning. He scratched his head, wrinkled his brow as he pondered the question, and finally answered, "Well, a school mascot is supposed to inspire fear and terror in the opposing team."


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