Friday, November 2, 2001


County, cities await tax equity ruling

Officials for Fayette County and its three major cities have made their arguments and now must cool their heels and wait for senior Judge Stephen Boswell's decision in their long-standing tax equity dispute.

Heated e-mail exchange over letter to editor ends with report to PTC police

You know politics are getting dirty when the cops are called in.

PTC voters put in council's shoes to decide if big projects worthy of debt

The fate of several big-ticket projects for Peachtree City will be in the hands of voters during Tuesday's general election.

Movie plane ticketed for landing in Lake Peachtree last week

In what may have been a first for Peachtree City police, a local officer ticketed an airplane last Wednesday for performing touch-and-go landings in Lake Peachtree.

PTC mayor candidates Lakly, Rower dig into their own pockets for campaign funds

Two of Peachtree City's mayoral candidates have invested heavily in themselves to fund their campaigns, according to information filed on their campaign disclosure forms filed with the city.

Gate crasher at Holyfield's worried about anthrax scare

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

Movie theater gunman to get new lawyer after appeal stretches out three years

A man convicted in 1998 of robbing a movie theater at gunpoint will be allowed to get another court-appointed attorney to represent him during the appeals process.

Parents and students unite as a band at Whitewater Middle School

In the Oct. 12 issue of The Peachtree Citizen Review, an article on a candidate's forum incorrectly stated the stance of a candidate running for the City Council.


One of the questions in the Peachtree City Council candidate question and answers published in Wednesday's The Citizen was incorrectly listed.

Police Blotter


Senoia voters head to the polls Tuesday

In less than a week, the most contentious election year in Senoia's recent history will be over.

County pays jail off early

The Coweta County Commission saved the taxpayers nearly $3 million this week.

Board settles bus driver lawsuit

The insurance company for the Coweta County School System has settled a lawsuit with former school system bus driver Desiree Jackson.

EMC to build new headquarters

Coweta-Fayette EMC purchases 73-acre tract for new corporate headquarters.

Hollywood comes calling to Coweta

Coweta and Fayette counties are going Hollywood.

Pancake breakfast is next weekend

The East Coweta High School Marching Indians will have a yard sale and pancake breakfast Nov. 10 at East Coweta High School.



Football teams look for momentum as season winds down

There are only a few regular season football games left for our local high school teams and, whether the teams are playoff bound or not, every game counts.

County gives strong showing at region meet

The McIntosh boys cross country team won the region championship last week, building momentum heading into the state meet this weekend. Starr's Mill's boys placed fourth, Fayette County's boys placed fifth and East Coweta finished ninth.

Sports Calendar


Government frequently impedes free exercise of religion here, abroad

Some Canadian worshippers are campaigning for a "scent-free" worship service, according to a report by the Episcopal News Service. No, they aren't advocating that churches hose down the homeless before they allow them through those big red doors. According to a spokesman from the nation to the north, some churches can actually be "life-threatening" to some people.

Try and get students to observe a moment of silence for any reason

So Virginia's law mandating a minute of silence in public schools has apparently passed U.S. Supreme Court muster. More accurately, the high court greeted efforts to repeal the statute with silence of its own, by refusing to hear the case.

About the problems and unspeakable joys of new parenthood
By Rick Ryckeley
FayetteCounty Fire & Emergency Services

There is something out there that's affecting most of us in this county. It's not in the air we breathe, in the water we drink, or even in the food we eat. When we go to sleep at night, it's in our very homes and it's there when we wake up in the morning.



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