Friday, September 21, 2001


WASA passes shortfall budget; rate hike to come

Peachtree City's Water and Sewer Authority has approved a $4.9 million budget for the coming year.

WASA weighs options to finance planned $15 million expansion

As Peachtree City's Water and Sewerage Authority plans to spend more than $15 million on expansions to increase sewer capacity, it faces several options to finance those needs.

Pastors in Fayette asked to gather, pray for nation

Fayette area pastors are being asked to get together and pray for the nation.

Starr's Mill students grill Seabaugh about government security plans

Given the opportunity to toss questions at state Senator Mitch Seabaugh, it was obvious what was on the minds of many students at Starr's Mill High School Wednesday morning the repercussions of the terrorist attacks on New York and Washington.

Stolen tractor scam leads to racketeering charges

Participants in a scam to sell stolen tractors at a motorcycle shop in Fayette County are facing felony racketeering charges as the list of recovered John Deere equipment continues to pile up.

WASA building to be studied by Planning Commission Monday

Plans for a new administration building for the Peachtree City Water and Sewerage Authority will be reviewed by the Peachtree City Planning Commission at its regular meeting Monday night.

Countywide boot drive to benefit rescue efforts

Local firefighters will accept donations this weekend for the ongoing rescue and recovery efforts in New York.

Free flags available at Martinis

Martinis has approximately 4,000 free American flags available for anyone who would like to display his or her patriotism. The flags are available both inside the restaurant and on the bench outside. They are free to all and there is no other purchase required. Patrons are encouraged to take as many as they like and display them proudly.

Seminar coming to McDonough Road

McDonough Road Baptist Church, at 352 McDonough Road in Fayetteville, will be presenting "Coping Skills for Crisis Times" Sunday, Sept. 23, at 6 p.m. The workshop will be led by licensed counselor Dwight Foulk of A New Beginning counseling center in Fayetteville.

Military brats plan gathering

The Military Brats Network (the combined efforts of the Military-Brats Registry and Military Brats Online) is sponsoring a cookout and gathering at beautiful Panola Mountain State Park, just outside of Atlanta.

Hispanic Heritage Month celebrated at PTC library

The Peachtree City Library has a number of events planned as it continues celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month.

Police Blotter


Voters approve SPLOST

Coweta voters gave a resounding yes to extending the county's special purpose local option sales tax Tuesday night.

Cripple council looks to new year

Senoia's City Council is on life support, and probably won't have a full recovery until January.

Students beat the state average in CRCT scores

Coweta students beat the state average in the latest round of test scores released by the school system.

Councilman responds to critics

Councilman Dianne Cleveland let her feelings out Monday night about a councilman's call for her to resign last month.

Commission holds off on paying dues

Coweta County's Commission decided Tuesday to hold off on paying their dues to a new regional water commission sponsored by Gov. Roy Barnes.

Commission will help Senoia spruce up streets

Senoia's Main Street will soon be sporting a new look.


Busy week and weekend for high school sports teams

The high school athletic schedule resumed this week. Last week's cancelled games will be made up at the end of the season.

PTC Classic road race needs volunteers

The Peachtree City Classic Road race needs volunteers to help stage another successful event this year. "We simply couldn't do it without the volunteers who help out every year," said Volunteer Director Teri Besch. "They are crucial to our success."

Sports Calendar


Newnan woman's cousin one of many heroes during terrorist attacks

Todd Beamer was the All-American kind of guy that exemplifies the best about the United States. A Christian and churchman, as were his father and mother and his grandparents before him, he grew up playing sports as a young man, graduated from college, and even earned his MBA.

Recent events could hit local economy hard

Now that Americans are back at work and trying to get some semblance of normalcy in their lives after last week's atrocities, there are a lot of questions to be answered locally.


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