Friday, July 27, 2001


New subdivision plans unveiled

Plans for a 107-home subdivision in Peachtree City north of Wynnmeade have been sent back to the drawing board.

Booth entrance to get makeover

Traffic jams at Booth Middle School will likely be much smoother this year.

Environmental effects of sewer system expansion to be mitigated

Increasing Peachtree City's sewage treatment capacity by two million gallons a day is expected to have some minor effects on the environment.

Teen who crashed car into tree was racing, police say

Police have filed several charges against a Fayetteville teen stemming from a recent automobile wreck on Northlake Drive in Peachtree City.

Budget hike near $1 million

Peachtree City's proposed 2002 operating budget represents a $905,000 hike from this year's budget.

Wal-Mart signs development agreement with city for store

Wal-Mart officials have signed the development agreement that paves the way for a Wal-Mart Superstore in Peachtree City off Ga. Highway 54 west.

McIntosh softball field gets Planning Commission OK

Plans to build a softball field at McIntosh High School were among several items approved by the Peachtree City Planning Commission at its regular meeting Monday night.

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New Neighbors League sets Amnesty Day

The New Neighbors League Club of Peachtree City has announced this year's Amnesty Day, scheduled for Thursday, Aug. 2, at 9:30 a.m. at the fellowship hall of First Baptist Church at 308 Willowbend Road.


SPLOST vote is set for Sept.18

Coweta County's governments are ready for the fall special purpose local option sales tax vote.

Busy highway probably won't be widened until 2010

Coweta commuters learned Tuesday night that the four-laning of Ga. Highway 34 from Thomas Crossroads to Peachtree City is probably not going to occur until 2010.

National Kids Day is approaching

Organizations all over the country, including the Newnan/Coweta Boys & Girls Club, will celebrate the inaugural National KidsDay Sunday, Aug. 5.

New shot required for incoming sixth-graders

Last year, for the first time, Georgia children attending day care or registering in Georgia schools for the first time had to show proof that they have been immunized against chickenpox, also known as varicella.

Evening class registration is August 1

Students who wish to register for evening classes at the Coweta County Evening High School may do so Aug. 1 and 2.

Board member selected as state school board treasurer

Coweta County Board of Education member D. Smith Pass was elected June 22 to serve as the Georgia School Board Association's treasurer, a three-year term.


SCAT swimmers win top honors at Georgia championship meet

Two swimmers on the Southern Crescent Aquatic Team recently earned several first-place finishes at the 14 and under State Championships.

Junior tennis league taking registration

Registration for Peachtree City Tennis Center's Junior League will be Aug. 1 - 19

Fall AMS race could be big

Ever since Jeff Gordon and Dale Jarrett became deadlocked in their quest for the NASCAR Winston Cup championship, fans have been swamping the Atlanta Motor Speedway ticket office with orders. Atlanta hosts the season finale, the NAPA 500, scheduled for Nov. 18.


After mocking hillbilly speech, young preacher discovers his own voice

It was in my high school days, back in the Jurassic age, that I first took notice of radio and television preachers. It wasn't then like it is today. Today, you can flip through the 473 channels on the handy-dandy remote and I just betcha that you can find a television preacher at any given moment somewhere on the airwaves. Why, you can't swing a dead cat these days without hitting a TV preacher. It wasn't always that way, of course.

Fulton, DeKalb should reconsider vote against MARTA funding agreement

County commissioners in Fulton County and DeKalb County voted late last year to deny the extension of funding for the Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA) well into the second quarter of the 21st Century.


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