Friday, December 21, 2001


Fayette teen killed in head-on collision Tuesday afternoon

A Fayette teen was killed Tuesday afternoon when his car struck another vehicle head-on on Ga. Highway 279 near North Drive.

Line Creek Church will sell property to commercial developers, move to Coweta

How about a bookstore, or an electronics superstore? In the physical sense, such a scenario is likely to happen now that members of Line Creek Baptist Church have voted to sell the church's eight acres to RAM Development.

Peachtree City cable upgrade finished

AT&T Broadband activated its new fiber-optic cable service in Peachtree City Wednesday night and early Thursday morning, turning on improved service to 12,000 customers.

Civitans sponsor All-Children's Playground

The Peachtree City Civitans donated $4,300 to the All Children's Playground recently. The money came from the very- successful Sixth Annual Civitan Great Chili Challenge held in October.

Early deadlines for the holidays

So that employees of The Citizen newspapers may enjoy the Christmas and New Year holidays, early deadlines are in effect for newspapers published this week and next.

Partners II Pizza owners inviting former employees back for reunion Thursday

At Partners II Pizza in Peachtree City, owners Marilyn and Jim Royal have been surrounded with high school and college-age youths who cook, serve and wash dishes.

Drainage problem at Falcon Field is $20,000 fix

To correct an engineering mistake made years ago, the Peachtree City Airport Authority may end up spending over $20,000 out of its reserve account.

Need for O-negative blood donors critical; drive in PTC set for Wednesday

With the holiday rush in full swing, it's easy to overlook one of the easiest gifts to give.

Christ the King hosts Christmas service

The clergy and members of Christ the King Charismatic Episcopal church will host a Christmas Eve service of Holy Communion Monday, Dec. 24, at 7 p.m., in the chapel of Carmichael-Hemperley Funeral Home.

Tyrone 1st Christian Christmas Eve service scheduled

The first Christian Church in Tyrone will have its annual Candlelight Communion service on Christmas Eve at 7 p.m. The theme for the service will be "When Baby Jesus Got Lost in the Christmas Tree."

Nativity offers 3 Christmas Eve services

The Episcopal Church of the Nativity is offering three services of Holy Eucharist Christmas Eve.

Police Blotter


Senoia mayor storms out of City Hall while new mayor takes oath

Senoia Mayor Joan Trammell's last official meeting ended with a bang as the mayor left City Hall shortly before Mayor-elect Dianne Cleveland was sworn into office.

Mayor questioned on party expenses

Senoia's outgoing Mayor Joan Trammell refused to allow much discussion Monday night on two expense items not approved by the City Council.

Wanted: someone to save the "Blue House"

If Senoia's "Blue House" is going to survive the wrecking ball, a savior will have to step forward by Jan. 7.

Atlanta water flowing into Coweta

Coweta County took another step Wednesday toward securing water sources for the county's future growth.

Students get basketball tickets

The Coweta Community Foundation made an appreciated Christmas gift to Coweta County School System athletic programs Tuesday.


Panthers swimmers defeat Patriots, Chiefs win big too

The Starr's Mill swim team continued their winning season with a huge victory over Sandy Creek. The boys team scored 215 points to Sandy Creek's 46, while the girls outscored Sandy Creek 170-94. The Panther boys won all of their 11 events, while the girls won eight of 11. Both the boys and girls squads won every relay event they swam.

Sports Calendar


Christmas wishes for those stationed a world away in perilous posts

In the early months of 1970, I was struggling to become a U. S. Marine at Parris Island, S.C. The war in Vietnam would drag on for five more years and I had enlisted rather than wait for the draft.

Coach's downfall likely the most important lesson he ever teaches

George O'Leary influenced more young people in the past week than in his entire coaching career of 20-plus years.

Christmas Past: Remembering the day my dad saved Santa Claus
By Rick Ryckeley
Fayette County Fire & Emergency Services

"Dad, what do you want for Christmas?" is the question kids across this country are asking. Thirty-eight years ago, I asked my Dad that same question.

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