Friday, December 28, 2001


Hotel tax far below projections

For the first two months of the fiscal year, the slowed economy has hit Peachtree City hardest in its collection of hotel-motel tax revenues.

Brown wants development moratorium

Nothing screams "STOP!" like a moratorium.

Tennis center open to all but not all know it

Believe it or not, the Peachtree City Tennis Center suffers from a serious image problem.

Blood drive turnout good

Wednesday's blood drive at The Gathering Place in Peachtree City was a smashing success.


County's SPLOST votes passes muster

Coweta County's residents decided this year to approve a county-sponsored special purpose local option sales tax to build a new courthouse.

School system's tax vote goes splat

Coweta school officials were scratching their heads early in 2001 after voters narrowly rejected an extension of the special purpose local option sales tax Tuesday.

Mayoral election splits city in half

In one of the most bitterly contested elections in years, Councilman Dianne Cleveland was swept into the Senoia mayor's office in early November.

Middle schooler wins chess tournament

An East Coweta middle schooler came out tops in the first Coweta County system chess tournament earlier this month.


Seals set Georgia and Dixie Zone records

Six members of the Southside Seals swim team competed in the first St. Nicholas Inviational Short Course Meters masters swim meet in Marietta recently. The meet attracted almost 200 swimmers from 34 teams throughout the Dixie Zone and as far away as Illinois, Michiganm and Texas. Seals swimmers had some great swims and wins on their way to a top ten team finish.

Tryouts for arena football's Barracudas in January

The Pensacola Barracudas of the Arena Football League will hold an open tryout for the 2002 Arena Season on Saturday, Jan. 26th at Dacula High School. The tryout will include the 40 yard Dash, 225 bench press, the 10 yard short shuttle, vertical jump and one on one drills.

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Five fun-filled years of expressing my opinions and hearing yours

This month is an anniversary of sorts for me. This month, I observe the fifth anniversary of writing a weekly column for The Citizen newspapers. I have missed only two weeks, so, I figure that's somewhere in the neighborhood of 258 articles, give or take one or two.

Passenger participation making air travel safe for law-abiding citizens

I've always found a quick post-holiday getaway to be helpful in making it through the remainder of a potentially depressing winter without going bonkers. To that end, my wife and I will leave our son in the capable hands of his grandparents for three days and spend the second weekend of January in sunny south Florida.

The joys and perils of Christmas cookies and bathtub-thawed turkeys
By Rick Ryckeley
Fayette County Fire & Emergency Services

Well it finally happened to me at 43 I have a pudge. One of my wife's friends at work just had open heart surgery, and now we have to eat healthy. We cut down eating red meat, chicken, and pork to once a week and some form of pasta the rest of the time. (Do you know they can make pasta into any shape they want to?)


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