Friday, January 16, 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.

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More commercial may be headed for east Coweta

Early next month, residents on the east side of the county will have their chance to say whether they want more commercial development in their neighborhood.

Commuters facing construction for the next two years

Residents traveling between Newnan and Peachtree City face an increased challenge in their commutes this week: Dirt movers and construction workers.

Public works director's death stuns Senoia

The message on the sign at Big Jim’s Wing Shack in Senoia sums of the feelings of the small town this week: “Pray for the Hogans.”

Newnan resident redies art exhibit for Museum of Aviation

Newnan resident Marc Stewart has always been passionate about two things in his life — aviation and art — so it should come as no surprise that he has made a successful career by uniting the two.

Commission supports road renamings for two

By the end of the General Assembly session this spring, two of Coweta County’s most prominent residents could have their names affixed to roadways.

Turin woman arrested for stolen vehicle charge

A Turin woman was arrested in north Fayette County early Tuesday after she and another man were setting up a getaway car for an armed robbery attempt at an all-night convenience store, police said.



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.


Has it come to this in America?

According to a news release distributed by Liberty Counsel, a civil liberties legal defense and education organization headquartered in Orlando, Fla., Christine Curran and her father, John Curran, filed a federal lawsuit last Friday against the Broward County (Fla.) School District after Christine was denied the right to distribute to her fellow classmates an invitation to a meeting at her church.

Welcome to Slugdom
By Rick Ryckeley
Fayette County Fire & Emergency Services

A slug is, for the most part, a docile little invertebrate ­ spending all of its time eating, sleeping, and just lying around being a slug. It’s aptly named. One of God’s small creatures overlooked ‘til we accidentally step on it. But we can learn a lot from the misunderstood slime trailer.



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