Friday, September 28, 2001


Two arrested for fair fly-by

Despite an attempted cover-up, an instructor at Sierra Flight School in Hampton and a 16-year-old student pilot have been arrested for flying over the Kiwanis Fair Tuesday night, narrowly missing two rides and alarming the crowd.

Elem. students contribute to relief efforts

The events of Sept. 11 have caused many people to take action in one way or another. Rory Bertram, a fourth-grader in Julie Wood's class at Peachtree City Elementary School, did so in a big way.

Seabaugh urges Delta to reconsider layoffs

In a letter released late last week, state Sen. Mitch Seabaugh, R-Sharpsburg, urged Delta Air Lines officials to reconsider layoff decisions since Congress has passed an aid package for the airline industry.

Large subdivision for west PTC is approved by commission

The final version of plans for a 350-home subdivision in western Peachtree City, partially located on newly annexed land, has been approved by the city's Planning Commission.

PTC may take over enforcement of Pathway subdivision covenants

The Peachtree City Planning Commission will begin taking a look at its role in the process of approving plans for the city in coming weeks.

Youth basketball referee pleads guilty to cutting coach; says it was self-defense

A former local youth basketball referee maintains his innocence despite entering guilty please in court Monday afternoon to charges that he cut a coach with a knife during an altercation in February at Spring Hill Elementary after a game between 7- and 8-year old kids.

Pavilion drug deal results in 15-year sentence

Who knew a package of sugar at the movies could cause such trouble?

WASA will consider accepting septic tank waste for county

Peachtree City's Water and Sewer Authority has agreed to consider a proposal to handle disposal of septage emptied from the septic tanks of Fayette County homes.

Peachtree City Rotary sets candidate forum

The Rotary Club of Peachtree City's Get out the Vote Committee will sponsor a meet the candidates night Tuesday, Oct. 9 from 7 - 9 p.m. at the Wyndham Conference Center.

Police Blotter


Delta to layoff 13,000

The battle against terrorism hit home Wednesday as Delta Air Lines announced that more than 13,000 positions have to be cut by the end of the year.

Plans to widen Ga. Hwy. 54 accelerated

It may turn out that the widening of Ga. Highway 54 west to four lanes may well end up on the fast track.

Red Cross is looking for money

With visions of the terroristic attacks two weeks ago still fresh in residents' minds, the American Red Cross is making a simple plea this week: money.

Seabaugh Urges Delta to Reconsider Layoffs

In a letter released late last week, state Sen. Mitch Seabaugh, R-Sharpsburg, urged Delta Air Lines officials to reconsider layoff decisions since Congress has passed an aid package for the airline industry.

Senoia's political slate is set for November

As political signs start popping up throughout town, Senoia's residents are bracing for a big political season.

Commission may pay water bill

Coweta County's Commission will decide Tuesday whether it should pay its dues to a new regional water commission sponsored by Gov. Roy Barnes.


Local teams travel this week to play important games

The road is calling many of the local high school football teams. In fact, the only team playing at home tonight is East Coweta (2-0), which hosts Fayette County (1-2).

Local teams end regular season strong

The regular season of high school softball ended this week and there were lots of surprises, setting up an interesting area tournament.

Sports Calendar


Spiritual leaders comfort victims' families, prepare for next tragedy

Most of America is still reeling from the vicious attacks on America and on innocent people by terrorists on September 11. One of the predictable results of the tragedy is that many people are seeking spiritual solace.

Finding a purpose amid the wreckage

Workers continue to sift through the rubble in New York's financial district. The images haunt us from nearly every media outlet newspapers, radio, television, all of it.

Not knowing whether to be happy or sad

The sun came up this Sunday morning but I really do not know whether to be happy or sad.

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