Friday, November 16, 2001


Though PTC is near capacity, land use plan still crucial to city's future

When it comes to defending zoning decisions, Peachtree City's land use map plays a key role in defending the city's stance on proposed developments particularly if a denied rezoning petition or development plan heads to court.

PTC Development Authority may employ executive director, amphitheater director

With 39 employees under its belt, the Peachtree City Development Authority is considering the concept of hiring an executive director to handle its day-to-day operations.

Mayoral candidate skirts sign law accidentally after getting city officials' OK

One of the two remaining candidates for mayor in Peachtree City inadvertently ran afoul of the city's sign ordinance Saturday morning while campaigning near the intersection of Ga. highways 54 and 74.

Double meaning makes campaign signs popular among local youths

Well, at least his campaign signs have. They are emblazoned with the slogan "Win with Weed" and The Citizen has confirmed that some local high school students are bragging that they have taken the signs and put them on their bedroom walls because of their double meaning. "Weed" is also common slang for marijuana.

Solution sought to accomodate ultra-light aircraft at Falcon Field

An increase in the number of ultra-light aircraft operating at Falcon Field has created safety concerns for airport officials.

Sports items, vacation trips up for grabs at silent auction benefit Saturday in PTC

A silent auction and fashion show to benefit the Fayette County Council on Domestic Violence will be held Saturday at the Wyndham Peachtree Conference Center at 10:30 a.m.

Youth with local ties sees benefit of Navy training

Michael S. Reilly is getting his feet wet right out of high school by training for the future as a member of the U.S. Navy.

Police Blotter


Post-election Senoia sees wave of resignations

Senoia's new City Council was greeted with mass resignations Monday night from the city's staff.

New public works building is tabled

A proposed new public works building for Senoia will have to wait at least another two weeks before it is approved.

Commission adopts fairgrounds fees

September's successful opening of the new fairgrounds complex on Pine Road has presented an outpouring of community support for wanting to use the facilities.

County's water sources are on the rise

Coweta County received good news this week in its ongoing pursuit of future water sources.

Not for women only locks of love

Why would a man wear his hair long? Really long, almost waist length?

City may have cable competition

Senoia residents may soon have a choice in cable companies.


Regular season ends tonight

The regular season of high school football ends tonight and the biggest game for our local teams takes place at Newnan High School's Drake Stadium. Starr's Mill (7-2) will face the Newnan Cougars (7-2) in a win-and-you're-in situation. The victor will head to the state playoffs and the loser will have to start planning for next year.

Tickets still available for race weekend

The Winston Cup series returns to Atlanta Motor Speedway this Sunday with the NAPA 500. There will be lots of racing action to entertain fans all weekend though, starting on Friday with practice laps and qualifying.

Sports Calendar


This week marks a very special birthday for thousands of Americans

Last Saturday, I was driving in my community when I spied a church marquee that advertised the observance of Veteran's Day on the following Sunday. In front of the church property, a collection of flags was prominently on display.

Lessons from around the world on diversity and religious tolerance

A tragic reminder of the level of religious tolerance displayed in some countries had a happy ending this week, as eight captive foreigners were rescued from the Taliban and taken to Pakistan.

About teenagers, auto safety, and what a 300-pound baby looks like
By Rick Ryckeley
Fayette County Fire & Emergency Services

My son is a typical 15-year old; he's interested in cars and girls. Both of which, I told him, could get him into a lot of trouble.

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