Friday, November 9, 2001


Rapson only PTC council winner with runoff looming; voters shoot down recreation projects

There was only one clear winner after Tuesday's elections in Peachtree City: Steve Rapson, who beat Nancy Faulkner for the post 3 city council seat by over a 2-1 margin.

Tyrone boy, driver killed in train collision

A collision between a minivan and a train in Tyrone Tuesday night has claimed the lives of a 6-year-old Tyrone boy and a 22-year-old Morrow man.

County ponders next move in tax equity dispute

Fayette County commissioners and county attorneys were expected to discuss their options in executive session Thursday night (after press time) now that senior Judge Stephen Boswell has handed the county its second legal loss in as many weeks.

Lawn care chemcials found in PTC water supply, though not at dangerous levels

An ongoing study of lawn care practices and their effects on Peachtree City's streams has revealed no dangerous concentrations of chemicals in local waters, although their presence has been confirmed in relatively small amounts.

Drivers urged not to block Hwy. 54/74 intersection

Motorists are being cautioned by police not to block the intersection of Ga. Highways 54 and 74, particularly during rush hour.

Outdoor burning banned due to dry weather, danger

An outdoor burn ban has been implemented for Peachtree City and unincorporated Fayette County, including Brooks, Woolsey and Tyrone.

PTC Development Authority to discuss search for new amphitheater director

Maintaining the quality of the summer concert series at the Frederick Brown Jr. Amphitheater is a top priority for the Peachtree City Development Authority, which will consider how to hire a new amphitheater director at its next meeting.

Can-A-Thon coming to Coweta

The Newnan Junior Service League is once again teaming up with the Newnan Food Pantry to bring holiday cheer to the county's families in need. A tradition in Coweta county, this year's Can-a-Thon is scheduled for Nov. 27 from 6 a.m.-6 p.m. with the dropoff point in the town square.

Peachtree City Library to observe Veterans Week

The Peachtree City Library has announced that they will be observing National Veterans Awareness Week, Nov. 11-17. Events are planned throughout the week.


Cleveland wins mayor's race

In one of the most bitterly contested elections in years, Councilman Dianne Cleveland was swept into the Senoia mayor's office Tuesday.

Live from's a city council meeting

Senoia residents will get to participate in something Monday that's been a rarity this fall a City Council meeting.

More water on the way for Coweta

Coweta County received good news this week from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

Vulcan loses three of four requests

It took two votes and a clarification by the county attorney, but the Coweta County Commission finally decided Tuesday morning to deny the majority of Vulcan Construction's request to expand its rock quarry on Elzie Johnson Road.

Ogletree is named youth of the year

The Newnan/Coweta Boys & Girls Club has announced that Jamal Ogletree has been named its Youth of the Year.

Can-A-Thon is around the corner

The Newnan Junior Service League is once again teaming up with the Newnan Food Pantry to bring holiday cheer to the county's families in need.


Football season nears final week

The regular season of high school football was scheduled to end tonight, but there will be one more week next week, due to games that were postponed after September 11.

Ladies Fall League at Tennis Center ends

The Ladies Fall League at the Peachtree City Tennis Center recently wrapped up. In the 'A' division, Cher Breward's team came in first place, while Patty DeMasi's team finished in second place. Other captains in the 'A' league were Karen Horlak, Cathy Fralish, Karla Cassels and Jennie Gelinas.

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A few more opinions on the best dining choices this area has to offer

A few weeks ago, in a previous column, I offered my opinion on some of the better places to eat in Coweta and Fayette counties. As I mentioned then, I am certainly not a food critic, nor do I have an educated palate, whatever that is.

Rights of Americans to live, and die, reflection of moral responsibility

The more advanced we as a society become, in technology and otherwise, the more complicated our moral responsibilities become, and the more gray areas that arise.

A single split-second event can change an entire family's life forever
By Rick Ryckeley
Fayette County Fire & Emergency Services

The people I work with say I'm good at teaching children and getting down on their level. They say that I have a unique ability to be able to communicate with the kids that enables me to get my message across.

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