Friday, January 9, 2004


Tourism Assn. continues to evolve

The makeup of the Peachtree City Tourism Association’s Board of Directors, the center of a spat in November that canceled a City Council meeting, may look dramatically different as early as September.

Brown pushing annexation for Spear Road development

Steve Brown has proposed that a developer wanting to build an estate subdivision off Spear Road and Ebenezer Road annex more than 200 acres of unincorporated county land along the eastern city limits, rather than de-annex about 48 acres now inside the city.

7 of 10 favorite ‘Fred’ performers have committed to return for 2004

Seven of the 10 all-time favorite acts named by regular patrons of the annual Summer Concert Series at “The Fred” have committed to return to Peachtree City for the 10th anniversary season this summer.

More perks for tennis members offered to draw wayward back

The membership rolls at the Peachtree City Tennis Center had leveled off before the controversy surrounding the facility’s finances became front page news last fall, and were showing a slight decline, managers of the facility say.

FCHS junior arrested for writing anonymous threats on the wall

A 16-year-old Fayette County High School student has been arrested for making several anonymous threats written on a bathroom wall at the school on three separate occasions dating back to late October, police said.

Grantville resident juggles around Middle East for troops

Grantville resident Todd Key is better known to local residents as part of The Zucchini Brothers, which perform annually at the Georgia Renaissance Festival. He started performing as a Zucchini Brother at the Minnesota Renaissance Festival in 1982 and now performs at both the Georgia festival and the Michigan Renaissance Festival. It was through his festival connections that Key was invited to be part of a USO tour that took him to military bases in the United Arab Emirates, Qatar and Djibouti, Africa.

Police Blotter

Budget passes, but with no extra programs

The Coweta County Commission passed its $30 million 2004 budget Tuesday, but not before newly-elected Chairman Vernon “Mutt” Hunter vowed not to revert to deficit spending.

GRTA maps out more plans for bus service

When the Georgia Regional Transportation Authority’s express buses start rolling next year, residents will be able to get to Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport during the morning and rush hours.

County landmark may stay in place

Public outcry over removing the golf ball water tower near Canongate Golf Course may keep the giant ball in the sky.

New Senoia council meets

The new year was kicked off in Senoia Monday night, with two new council members and a mayor taking over the reins in the growing east Coweta city.

Legislature convenes Monday

Fayette County’s ranking state legislator, Rep. Lynn Westmoreland (R-Sharpsburg), believes the upcoming legislative session will be a short one.

Governor’s Honors nominees honored

Thirty-four Coweta County high school nominees for the Governor’s Honors Program and their parents gathered at the Central Educational Center recently to be honored by the principals and school system officials.

Holloway to speak at Christ the King Sunday

The Most Rev. John W. Holloway, bishop of the Diocese of Georgia, will speak this Sunday during the 10 a.m. services of Christ the King Charismatic Episcopal Church. Holloway will administer the Sacrament of Holy Communion and will install Fr. Paul Massey of Peachtree City as curate (associate pastor) at Christ the King.


Little League gearing up for 2004

With registration time already here, Peachtree City Little League officials are looking at a few changes in this season’s program to better serve the players and their parents.


Doing the next right thing

I read that the good folks of the Russell Temple African Methodist Episcopal Church recently dedicated their sanctuary. Evidently, it was a rather large affair.

Insurance will make you sick
By Rick Ryckeley
Fayette County Fire & Emergency Services

Don’t mean to climb up on my soapbox so early in the New Year, but somebody has to stand up here and shout about the injustice going on in the world to the little people. I’m proud to be one of the little people, and “I can only stands so much then I can’t stands no more!”



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