Friday, December 7, 2001


Commercial zoning sought at former entrance to Wynnmeade

After losing its traffic-signalized entrance off Ga. Highway 54, Wynnmeade subdivision has already changed significantly this year.

Brick scheme for PTC Wal-Mart may cause stir

While it's likely no one expects Peachtree City's Wal-Mart to be as architecturally significant as, say, The Avenue at Peachtree City, a recent development in the Wal-Mart construction process has raised the eyebrows of city officials.

Design of Hwy. 54 widening includes room for growth

When Ga. Highway 54 West in Peachtree City is widened to four lanes, state transportation officials expect to have traffic volumes as high as 42,000 cars a day.

Updates to PTC Web site designed to reduce trips to City Hall

Peachtree City residents now have several ways to avoid a trip to City Hall altogether ... through new features on the city's Web site,

Motorcycle collides with young pedestrian

A 12-year-old girl was struck by a motorcycle while she crossed Peachtree Parkway Sunday afternoon.

PTC woman asks for her DUI conviction to be revisited

A Peachtree City woman is appealing her DUI conviction from municipal court, claiming the arrest was illegal because the officer didn't have probable cause to conduct a traffic stop.

Council to discuss tennis center expansion

The Peachtree City Council will meet in called session today at 2 p.m. to discuss the expansion project at the Peachtree City Tennis Center.

Principals chosen for new schools

As Fayette County's two newest elementary schools move a little closer to becoming a reality, the top posts at both schools have been filled for the coming year.

Police Blotter


In a story in The Citizen Wednesday, Dec. 5, the date of the annual Christmas Bird Count was omitted. The local count will take place Saturday, Dec. 15, rain or shine


County's budget could cause battle

The budget lines have been drawn, and now the battle begins.

County rolls back property tax rates

The Coweta County Commission kept an earlier promise and approved lower 2001 property tax rates Wednesday.

Schools come through big-time in food drive

Inter-school rivalry, classroom competition and students' drive to help their fellow man was put to work toward community service, as all 26 Coweta County schools participated in this year's Christmas in Newnan Can-A-Thon.

The cost of business is going up in Coweta

Business owners in Coweta County will pay bigger fees for business licenses after action by the County Commission Tuesday.

A new Corvette could be a child's lifeline

The effort to build a children's emergency shelter is picking up steam this holiday season.

Old shopping center to get new life as judicial headquarters

Coweta County has a site for its new judicial center.


Panthers and Lady Patriots get region wins

The local basketball teams played region matches on Tuesday night and the results were great for some and ot so great for others.

Patriots sweep meet in preparation for S. Metro

Sandy Creek won all three matches on Tuesday night, defeating Westlake 48-24, Landmark 37-21 and Jonesboro 42-37. Winning all three matches Joey Singleton (130), Nick Dorsey (160), and Brandon McDowell (171). All three wrestlers now have a 9-2 record this season. Adam Byrd (189) went 3-0. Going 2-1 on the night were Zach Campbell (103), Chris Denney (119), Blake Morgan (135) and Mike Sitton (140). Denney is 8-3 on the season, Campbell is 6-4 and Morgan and Siiton are 2-4.

Starr's Mill swimmers beat Fayette

Starr's Mill swim team had a big win over Fayette on Nov. 30 at the Kedron Aquatic Center. The Lady Panthers swam away with a huge score of 201 points to Fayette's 74, while the boys finished 176 to Fayette's 98.

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Walker's not a boy he made his choice

Of all the surprises since Sept. 11, perhaps the most unexpected development is the discovery of at least one American, possibly as many as three, who have been fighting with the Taliban. Two of the suspected Americans are said to be in the hands of the Northern Alliance and have not yet been identified. One, however, has been positively identified as John Philip Walker of Fairfax, Calif. Currently, he is in the custody of American forces.

Mountains, tents and bears (oh, my) surviving a cold camping trip
By Rick Ryckeley
Fayette County Fire & Emergency Services

The dictionary definition of hypothermia is a condition of abnormally low body temperature. Most men will say this explains why ladies have such cold feet. Women will say that hypothermia could be the condition that makes all men's hearts so cold.

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