Friday, October 12, 2001


Candidates sound off on budget, traffic, other issues

A standing-room-only crowd was treated to the views of Peachtree City Council candidates Tuesday night at the Wyndham Peachtree Conference Center.

With help from her friends, local woman copes with loss of brother

Although her brother died in the collapse of the World Trade Center weeks ago, Mary Lynch of Peachtree City takes comfort in knowing he was there doing what he loved to do.

Basinger gets contract from PTC Council

Peachtree City Manager Jim Basinger has been offered a 15-month, $100,000-a-year contract to remain the city's top employee.

PTC Council disbands CCY

Peachtree City's Commission on Children and Youth is a concept of the past.

Starr's Mill shows flag spirit to help attack victims

While many organizations are reaching out to help the adult victims of the terrorist attacks in New York City, Washington, D.C. and Pennsylvania, students at Starr's Mill High School are focusing on the children who lost parents or guardians due to the events of Sept 11.

Council lifts ban on car wash fund-raisers

A part of Peachtree City's water ban has bene suspended for charity car wash events.

Alzheimer's Walk eclipses last year's mark with funds to battle disease

Saturday's three-county Alzheimer's Walk in Peachtree City raised nearly $113,000 to battle the disease.

CVS could be first tenant at Lexington Circle

Lexington Circle, the commercial element of a mixed use development underway on Highway 54 East in Peachtree City at Walt Banks Road, may soon lock in its first major tenant.

Transportation plan for West Village gets official approval

The alternative transportation plan for the West Village area of Peachtree City, which includes more cart paths and a secondary road network, has been approved by the Peachtree City Council and the Planning Commission.

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Attorney general called in to investigate Senoia zoning

Senoia's race for mayor took an interesting twist this week as candidate Dianne Cleveland called for an investigation into the city's zoning practices.

Economy may be getting back to pre Sept.11 levels

Southside residents may be taking the first steps toward getting back to a pre-Sept. 11 level of economic activity.

Two photo openings set for Senoia

Residents in Senoia will have a unique opportunity this weekend to see the unveiling of two photography exhibits in the city.

Board purchases property for school site

The Coweta County School System has purchased acreage in the city of Grantville as a future school site.

Bracelets aid 9/11 fund

After the terrorist attacks Sept. 11, many people stepped up to volunteer whatever they had to help the victims and their families.


Undefeated Indians and Wildctas met in big weekend of games

All of this week's football games hold some significance, but none as much as the game between East Coweta and Lovejoy. Both teams are in the same sub-region and are undefeated going ino this match. They are battling for the top spot in the sub-region and this will be an intense game. The two teams are fairly similar with balanced offenses and great defenses. The team that makes the fewest mistakes should emerge victorious and finish the season with the top spot in the sub-region.

Lady Chiefs capture area volleyball title

Starr's Mill and McIntosh's volleyball teams had met four times during the season and the area tournament. On Tuesday night, they met for a fifth time in the area 4-AAAAA championships.


Christian minorities in Islamic world often in danger

Much has been made in recent days about how Islam is a peaceful religion and how understanding and tolerance should be extended to Muslims in the United States. Muslims in this country should not be held accountable for the actions of terrorists, we are repeatedly told by our leaders.

Taking a look at life, in this time of crisis, through the eyes of a child

Last weekend I had a near-perfect Sunday afternoon.

Retaining many laid-off airline employees would be good business

WASHINGTON - As our nation reels from the World Trade Center and Pentagon attacks of Sept. 11, we also continue to feel the economic impact of those tragedies.


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