Friday, October 26, 2001


Flat Rock out of playoffs

It's official Flat Rock Middle School's football team is not in the playoffs.

Firefighters promoted in Peachtree City ceremony

Chief Stony Lohr, assistant Chief Ed Eiswerth, and family members pinned insignia on two newly minted fire department lieutenants and eight new sergeants in a first-of-its-kind promotion ceremony at Leach Station Sunday.

PTC Council agrees to police Pathway's architecture rules

Peachtree City officials will soon be patrolling only where Pathway Communities and its predecessors have gone before.

Davy Crockett addresses firefighters

Davy Crockett addressed a crowd of Peachtree City Fire Department promotees and their loved ones Sunday, telling them that for the fire service to improve, its officers must improve.

TDK Blvd. extension design needs work

The extension of TDK Boulevard has hit a snag in the design process, but it still appears to be a viable project.

Tennis center expansion contracts get PTC council approval

The expansion of the Peachtree City Tennis Center got its final go-ahead from the City Council last week.


Water & Sewer Authority

The City of Peachtree City is accepting applications for seats on the Recreation Commission and the Water and Sewerage Authority. Terms for both organizations will begin Jan. 1. These are volunteer, non-paying positions.

Calls for change in foreign policy, especially energy policy

It has been almost 6 weeks since the tragic crashes into the World Trade Center, the Pentagon, and the Pennsylvania countryside. We are a nation at war on foreign soil while we struggle on our own soil to recover, rebuild and defend. Even now there are fires smoldering at Ground Zero, an apt symbol of the anger that burns in our hearts and the hearts of our leaders as we wage a decisive war against terrorism.


Mall could be reality in three years

Within three years, the shopping landscape on the south side could be dramatically altered.

County vows to lower millage rate

Residents sweating out a big property tax increase need to know the county is committed to rolling back the property tax rate.

Senoia candidates forum is next week

Another packed house is expected for next week's political forum in Senoia.

Water line to Atlanta will be connected soon

Water line installation that will connect Coweta County and Atlanta water systems should be completed soon, which could also be a big help to South Fulton County residents.

Water plant is back in business

So far, Senoia's water plant is running smooth.


Eighth week of season offers interesting matches

The football season is nearing the home stretch and several local teams still have playoff hopes.

Firearms deer season opens tomorrow

Firearms deer season opens statewide Saturday. In the Northern Zone, the deer hunting season runs through Jan. 1, 2002. In the Southern Zone, the deer hunting season runs through Jan. 6.

Region meet for cross country tomorrow

The Region 4-AAAAA cross-country meet will take place Saturday at The Beach at Clayton County International Park in Jonesboro. The three Fayette County schools in Region 4-AAAAA should all be in contention for the title, with McIntosh leading the pack as the favorites in the boys and girls race. Racing action begins at 9:30 a.m.

Sports Calendar


A personal tour of some favorite places to eat in Fayette and Coweta

In my role as pastor I am often asked many pressing and urgent questions, especially by people who are new to the community. One of the most important questions is, "Where's a good place to eat around here?" I don't know if they ask that question because I've been around awhile (in the community over 18 years) or because, at two hundred and plenty pounds, I look like I enjoy a good meal.

Why didn't terrorists make Sept. 11 ten times worse than it was?

Enemies of the United States made a major public statement Sept. 11. That was their intention, to a large degree. They wanted us to sit up and take notice.

Teaching children about matches and lighters can save many lives
By Rick Rickerly
Fayette County Fire & Emergency Services

You may have noticed that it's getting harder to light that cigarette. It doesn't have anything to do with smoking restrictions in public buildings. The doctor's advice that smoking cigarettes are bad for your health doesn't faze you.

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