Friday, November 30, 2001


Brown next PTC mayor after clean sweep in runoff election; Weed chosen for council

Just over 5,000 Peachtree City residents spoke up at the polls Tuesday, electing planning activist Steve Brown as the city's next mayor and municipal attorney Murray Weed over incumbent Carol Fritz.

Revolutionary War veteran honored

He was buried in Peachtree City Oct. 10, 1836 and 165 years and one month later, he was given recognition for his part in the American Revolutionary War.

First Presbyterian to host Handel's 'Messiah' sing-along

The First Presbyterian Church in Peachtree City will lead the community into the Advent season this Sunday, Dec. 2, with the third annual "Messiah" sing-along scheduled for 5 p.m. The classic holiday piece will be performed by a chorus composed of members of the community, along with soloists Casey Huggins, soprano; Amy Chaffin, alto; David Stivers, tenor; and Bill Killmeier, bass.

Expiration date discussed for PTC building projects

Peachtree City's rules for development could become more strict down the line, as the Planning Commission is exploring ideas such as putting a expiration date on concept plats and final plats for developments.

PTC Planning Commission wonders if changing golf courses to recreation use is good idea

Peachtree City's Planning Commission is somewhat worried that a little housekeeping might be taken the wrong way.

Amphitheater survey in: 99 percent plan to get tickets in 2002

The results of the annual survey of patrons at the Frederick Brown Jr. Amphitheater in Peachtree City are in.

PTC Recreation Department offering online registration for classes, activities and events

Beginning Saturday, Peachtree City residents will be able to point and click their way to registering for classes and activities from their home computer.

Christian hopes to continue success at PTC amphitheater, tennis center

Virgil Christian admits to being a little scared about becoming the first-ever executive director for the Peachtree City Development Authority.

Rec program manager receives state award

Carolyn Stanton, leisure programs manager for the Peachtree City Parks and Recreation Department was recently honored as the "Distinguished Programmer's Section Professional" at the annual Georgia Recreation and Park Association conference.

Santa to collect food items for charity with PTC firefighters

Santa Claus will again be visiting the streets of Peachtree City on the first three weekends of December thanks to the Peachtree City Fire Department and Peachtree City Volunteer Firefighters Association Annual Santa Run

Sewer fight continues as home buyers wait

While prospective home buyers in a Tyrone subdivision are packing their belongings and preparing to move in, lawyers and a Fulton County judge are still trying to determine whether they'll be able to use the bathrooms.


More resignations rock Senoia

The wave of resignations sweeping Senoia city government continued this week as two Planning Commission members turned in their notices.

Public works building is on hold until next year

It will be at least next year before Senoia's Public Works Department has a new building to call home.

Loft craze is coming to Sargent

Loft apartments are not only for city residents.

Going, going, gone?

A potential battle is brewing in Senoia over the fate of an old home in the city's historic district.

County, city battle over Rockaway land

It looks like another battle is brewing on Rockaway Road between Coweta County and Senoia.

Band members attend conference

A number of students from the ECHS Marching Indians Band attended a leadership conference at Woodward Academy on September 30.


Second round of playoffs start tonight

The second round of the state football playoffs begins tonight at 7:30 p.m. East Coweta is the only local team hosting a game tonight. Both Starr's Mill and Landmark Christian must travel.

Starr's Mill swimmers start season with a win

The Starr's Mill high school swim team recently competed in its first meet of the season, and easily swam away with first place. The meet was held at the Johnson Park pool in Conyers, with competition coming from three other metro area teams.

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Learn who your friends and enemies are, and when to keep quiet

John Maxwell tells a story that, I believe, teaches a profound message. It seems that during a recent winter, while all the birds up north were preparing to migrate south, as the leaves were just beginning to change colors, one little bird resisted. "I don't know why, every winter, we have to make that long, arduous journey south. This is a good place here. There plenty of food, the weather is nice, and I'm tired of making that stupid trip with all the other birds. I'm staying here."

Scary science on the way and plenty of responsibility goes with it

As Americans begin in earnest the debate concerning cloning, perhaps the most mind-boggling scientific development in history, it is more important than ever to revisit the issue of moral responsibility. Another development in the news this week casts a striking parallel.

Some safety tips for handling Christmas trees, lights and ornaments
By Rick Ryckeley
Fayette County Fire & Emergency Services

Every year my son and I make the annual trek to a nearby Christmas tree farm. This year is no different. Armed with saw in hand, we set out on our journey through the trees not yet aware of just what a journey it would be. Holidays are for families to be together, to enjoy each other's company and share good times.

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