Friday, December 14, 2001


Katz site could remain open space

Faced with redistricting difficulties and complaints from parents, the Fayette County Board of Education abandoned a plan to fund an elementary school on land donated to the school system on the western side of Peachtree City.

Tennis center expansion bids questioned

Although Peachtree City mayor-elect Steve Brown hasn't been sworn into office yet, he is already making waves over a key city project.

Low-speed electric vehicles OK for PTC paths with restrictions, police recommend

After tedious legal research and about a week's worth of test drives by the Peachtree City Police Department, Police Chief Jim Murray is recommending that low speed vehicles such as the GEM Motorcar can be allowed on Peachtree City's golf cart paths with certain restrictions.

PTC man charged with giving alcohol to minors at party

A Peachtree City man faces criminal charges for providing alcohol to minors during a party at Gables Court Apartments Friday, Nov. 30.

Hearing on commercial rezoning for Wynnmeade postponed; city staff lists reasons to deny request

A request for a commercial rezoning at the entrance to Wynnmeade subdivision off Ga. Highway 54 is temporarily on hold.

More funds approved for renovation of flight school restrooms

Peachtree Flight Center will be reimbursed up to $2,500 for repairs it made to the bathroom facility at the building it leases from the Peachtree City Airport Authority.

Police Blotter


Senoia cuts property tax rate

Senoia residents saw their property tax rates decline last week, but that may not translate to a lower tax bill.

Wanted: planners for Senoia

After the last two months of resignations by members of the city's Planning Commission, the city needs three residents to occupy the empty seats on the commission.

Associate Superintendent Winston Dowdell to retire

Veteran educator Winston Dowdell will retire Dec. 19 as Coweta County's associate superintendent of schools.

School board follows suit and cuts tax rate

The property tax rate is now set for most of the government agencies in Coweta County.


Chiefs and Tigers sweep matches on Tuesday

McIntosh and Fayette County's girls and boys basketball teams did a lot of winning Tuesday night. It is a trend they would like to continue with some big games and Christmas tournaments looming in front of them.

Wrestling teams host or travel to tournaments this weekend

After battling through the South Metro Wrestling Invitational last weekend, the local high school wrestling teams will either host or head to several separate tournaments.

PTC Paddlers start indoor roll practice this weekend

The Peachtree City Paddlers have scheduled this winter's indoor roll practices.The first session is Sunday, Dec. 16, from 5:30 until 7 p.m. at the Kedron Aquatic Center in Peachtree City. Participants should bring a boat and arrive at 5:15 p.m. so the boats can be organized and carried into the building. You must be a current member of the Peachtree City Paddlers to take part, and the cost is $10 per family or $5 per person.

Sports Calendar


Learning the facts about Kwanzaa

I have been misinformed. For several years, I have judged an event based upon what I was told about the event rather than investigating the event for myself. I have been critical about the event and have snubbed my nose at the very mention of the event. I was misinformed, but I was also wrong to allow that misinformation to cloud my thinking and speaking.

Walker started down Taliban road long ago, with help from parents

There is no question, at this point, in most people's minds about the level of John Walker's involvement in the fighting in Afghanistan. In short, a 20-year-old American fought against Americans and at the side of those who perpetrated the murder of more than 3,000 Americans. Now a nation is wondering how he got there and what to do with him.

How my career path began with the great Marshmallow War of '71
By Rick Ryckeley
Fayette County Fire & Emergency Services

The great marshmallow war of '71 started innocently enough with six boys camping out in their back yard. Growing up I was torn between two time-honored professions, becoming a fireman or astronaut. But being a boy from the south with three brothers I seemed to have more interaction with firefighters than astronauts.

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