Friday, October 19, 2001


Kathy Cox to run for Ga. school chief

Fayette State Rep. Kathy Cox will seek the office of state school superintendent in the next state election.

Airspace restrictions due to terrorism hurt aviation economy at Falcon Field

Restrictions on airspace surrounding Hartsfield International Airport have reduced the total number of flights out of Peachtree City's Falcon Field ... and have cut the airport's fuel sales accordingly.

Rapson, Brown lead pack in PTC campaign fundraising

A routine examination of campaign disclosure forms filed with Peachtree City indicates that Post 3 City Council candidate Steve Rapson has received the most contributions, $3,875.

Tests not back on powder which forced evacuation of post office

Tests on a powder found on several packages that forced the evacuation of Peachtree City's Post Office Monday morning have not come back as of The Citizen's press time Thursday afternoon.

Authority making plans to renovate old offices of PTC amphitheater

The Peachtree City Development Authority is planning to renovate the former offices of the Frederick Brown Jr. Amphitheater.

PTC Council, Mayor candidates will be questioned by high school students

Peachtree City mayor and City Council candidates will face a much younger audience Thursday night at a candidate forum which will be hosted by local high school students.

Authority finalizes deal for Drake Field: $1.25 million

The Peachtree City Development Authority has closed on a real estate deal to purchase the Drake Field area (between City Hall and Lake Peachtree) from Pathway Communities for $1.25 million.

Festival, BBQ set for Saturday

The Ebenezer United Methodist Church is having its Fall Festival this Saturday, Oct. 20, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. with a yard sale outside and plants, crafts and cake sales in the Fellowship Hall.

Police Blotter


Property values soar as appraisal notices arrive

Many Coweta County residents got sticker shock when they opened their mail this week.

School officials may adopt new redistricting policy

Coweta County school officials may soon adopt a policy for redistricting.

New literary tradition has helped from Newnan company

The Georgian Terrace Hotel announces the Atlanta debut of The Spoken Word, a nonprofit series of speaking engagements open to the public that feature premier literary and performing arts talents in a thought-provoking and intellectual forum.

Zoning issue postponed

The Coweta County Commission delayed a controversial zoning decision Tuesday night after one commissioner received some last-minute information on the proposal.

Shakespeare gets the royal treatment in "The Compleat Works of William Shakespeare (abridged)"

Two complaints that get thrown at the work of William Shakespeare consistently is that his material is long and boring. Not any more.

Auto show set for Grantville

This Saturday, antique, classic and collectible vehicles from around the state will converge on downtown Grantville for the city's sixth annual Antique Auto Show.


McIntosh sweeps cross country county championships

McIntosh showed their dominance at the county cross country championships last week. The boys won their secodn county championship in a row, while Fayette County placed second, Starr's Mill placed third and Sandy Creek placed fourth. The Lady Chiefs, who have never lost the county championships, won again with Starr's Mill placing second.

Teams playing for playoff position, pride

While teams like East Coweta and Starr's Mill are playing to stay in the playoff race, Sandy Creek is playing to hit .500 and McIntosh and Fayette County are playing for pride. The games scheduled for tonight should pose some interesting challenges for all teams involved.

Super season for McIntosh volleyball ends at state tourney

The McIntosh Lady Chiefs volleyball team entered the state tournament last weekend as area champions, undefeated in area play, and state-ranked. In the first round of state competition, a team needed two victories before losing twice to ensure advancing to the Elite Eight round this weekend.

Sports Calendar


As expected, ACLU takes offense with religious reaction to terrorism

It didn't even take a month after the horrific attacks on America for the American Civil Liberties Union to get its boxers in a bunch regarding the rampant religiosity of grieving citizens. All over America, soon after the destruction of the World Trade Center towers and the attack on the Pentagon, signs and bumper stickers began to appear that uttered a desperate, one-sentence prayer "God Bless America."

There are dozens of great songs, but what makes a national anthem?

Baseball fans have no doubt noticed a new practice at many ballparks of not only playing the national anthem before each game, but also "God Bless America" during the seventh-inning stretch. That reminds me of the ongoing debate, begun long before the most recent patriotic surge, over whether "The Star-Spangled Banner" should be replaced by "God Bless America" as the official national anthem.

A badge of courage for modern knights
By Rick Ryckeley
Fayette County Fire & Emergency Services

Over three hundred modern day knights lost their lives when the World Trade Center came down. These are truly times of great adversity. For as long as I can remember, in times of adversity my father said to me, "Son, you need to be brave in the face of adversity and wear a badge of courage."

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