Friday, November 23, 2001


Timing changes at 54/74 to inconvenience traffic

Motorists, be prepared for some inconvenience maneuvering through the intersection of Ga. highways 54 and 74 in the coming months.

PTC Development Authority approves tennis chief as its new executive director

Faced with the impending departure of amphitheater director Kristi Rapson, the Peachtree City Development Authority has decided to change its management structure.

PTC seeking state funds for cart path bridge over Hwy. 54 West

Now that the Atlanta Regional Commission is placing a priority on alternative transportation, Peachtree City officials hope it increases the chances that the state will kick in major funds for significant improvements to the cart path system.

Brooks girl gets 200 birthday presents and gives them away

Not everyone receives 200 birthday presents and then gives them all away.

PTC mayor, council candidates ready for runoff vote Tuesday

As the campaigning for Tuesday's runoff election in Peachtree City entered the home stretch this week, it appears it's all over but the shouting.

Scout project helps Legion post

David Tiffany, 16, decided to spruce up the American Legion Post House in Fayetteville to earn his Eagle Scout Award.

Sewer fee hike expected in January to fund expansion of PTC system

Local residents can expect an increase on their sewer bills in the near future to help pay for a $15 million project to expand the capacity of Peachtree City's sewer system.

PTC Council says: curb your pet or get a ticket

Peachtree City pet owners, get your plastic shovels and plastic baggies ready.

Boy charged with statutory rape of 2 girls at soccer fields

Peachtree City Police have arrested a 15-year-old juvenile boy on statutory rape charges.

Police Blotter


Millage rate headed down, but taxes may be going up

Coweta residents have three opportunities in the next two weeks to voice their opinions about the school board's millage rate.

Board tabs Connell as superintendent finalist

The Coweta County Board of Education announced Dr. Peggy H. Connell as the finalist for the position of Superintendent of Coweta County Schools, during a community hearing last Friday.

Budget hearing is Monday

Residents wanting to know how Senoia will spend its tax money should plan to attend Monday's public hearing.

Veterans honored by school system

The Coweta County School System awarded eight World War II veterans their high school diplomas Monday, November 12, during Veteran's Day observances at Temple Avenue Park in Newnan.

ECHS Marching Indians Selling Fruit!

The ECHS Marching Indians are currently having a fruit sale to raise money for their trip to the Citrus Bowl Parade in Orlando, Florida.

Board member named to education committee

Coweta County Board of Education member Smith Pass has been named to the Governor's Education Reform Implementation Task Force, joining Fairmount Principal Sylvia Hooker as one of two Coweta Countians on the 21-member task force.


Braelinn Elementary students running to Ground Zero

Coach Ed Craver teaches physical education at Braelinn Elementary School. He likes to see students being active during gym class and during recess. Up until a few weeks ago there were too many kids sitting out of games during recess and just hanging around. Now, they are running with a purpose and a set destination in mind: Ground Zero in New York City.

State football playoffs begin tonight

The high school football state playoffs begin tonight and all of the local teams in the playoffs will be playing at home.

Spors Calendar


Take a look at who the real heroes are right in our own community

Prior to Sept. 11, heroes in America were athletes, movie actors, and rock stars. In the aftermath of the World Trade Center and Pentagon attacks, these former "heroes" now seem shallow and insignificant, hardly worth notice. True heroes were seen in the firefighters and police officers, over 400 of them, who perished trying to save the lives of people they did not know. True heroes were seen in the personages of the young men on the highjacked airplane over Pennsylvania who sacrificed their own lives and prevented another terrible tragedy.

This space is never large enough during the Thanksgiving season

The funny thing about this week is, no matter how much or how little is going on in the world, I don't have to wrack my brain for an idea about what to put in this space. I probably won't have enough space anyway, but here goes.

Looking back and looking ahead at so many things to be thankful for
By Rick Ryckeley
Fayette County Fire & Emergency Services

"Mirror, mirror on the wall" is how this story starts.

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