Friday, August 24, 2001


Rapson will run for full term on PTC Council

Current Peachtree City Councilman Steve Rapson has announced his candidacy for the upcoming election.

Old amphitheater offices to be renovated

Peachtree City's old amphitheater offices will be renovated in the near future so amphitheater staff can move back in and have much-needed space.

Donated school site in West Village still being tweaked

The details are still being ironed out on a proposal from John Wieland Homes to donate land to the Fayette County Board of Education for a future elementary school.

Trimmed 2002 budget discussed briefly by PTC Council during public hearing

The latest version of Peachtree City's 2002 budget, and its related millage increase, was discussed briefly at Thursday night's City Council meeting.

PTC Council: no need for rules to eject unruly person from meeting

A proposed city ordinance to eject rowdy persons from City Council meetings if necessary has been deep-sixed by Peachtree City council members.

Numbers dictate no need for PTC in-house attorney, council told

A report on the benefits and disadvantages of hiring an in-house attorney for Peachtree City was presented to the City Council last week.

Man collared for baseball bat beating

A Peachtree City man has been arrested for assaulting another man with a baseball bat at Harmony Village Apartments.

CRCT Scores on the Rise, Reading Category Sees Dramatic Increases

Scores from the spring 2001 Georgia Criterion-Referenced Competency Tests indicate that more Fayette students are exceeding the performance standard for their grade levels than compared to last year's test results.

Holly Grove cart path tunnel plan scrapped

Plans to build a cart path tunnel under the new extension to Holly Grove Church Road have been abandoned.

Police Blotter

PTC awards "Rotarian of the Year"

The Rotarians of the Rotary Club of Peachtree City recently chose Carolyn Wilkinson "Rotarian of the Year" for 2000-2001.

Tape scandal rocks Senoia

With less than three months to go before its municipal elections, the city of Senoia was rocked this week as one councilman called for another's resignation and audio tapes of phone calls circulated through town.

County is looking for a few good teachers

The Coweta County School System needs teachers.

County has problem with water board's budget

The new North Georgia Water District Board is causing consternation for the Coweta County Commissioners.

Christian retreat finds a home

Eastern Coweta County will soon have a Christian retreat.

Cubmaster starts his fourth year

Last Sunday, Alan Brady, cubmaster at St. George Catholic Church on Roscoe Road in Newnan, began his fourth year in this role.


Football season kicks off Saturday

The preseason of high school football ends Friday night and starts with a bang on Saturday with the Corky Kell Kickoff Classic at the Georgia Dome.

Registration for PTC flag football league still open

Some 20 to 30 people attended the organizational meeting for the adult flag football program in Peachtree City Tuesday evening. Of those, only two represented women's teams.

Sports Calendar

PTC Little League to have board elections

Peachtree City Little League is having their annual board elections Tuesday, Sept. 11, 7 p.m. at McIntosh High School. Board elections are to elect the Board of Directors who govern the operations of Peachtree City Little League. All postitions are available. The term will begin Oct. 1, 2001 and go through Sept. 30, 2002.


Excuse the column this week, but pastor has been at the hospitals a lot

There's not much to say in the column this week. The truth is, I don't have time to write this week. As I type these words, it's 10 p.m. on Tuesday evening and my deadline at the newspaper is tomorrow by noon. I thought about writing about video poker, or about a wonderfully silly gaffe one of my sons committed recently, or about how atrocious the new Georgia state flag is and how I wish they'd left well enough alone. But I don't have time.

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