Friday, January 23, 2004


F’ville to retailer: Take down ‘God Bless America’ sign

“God Bless America.”

City moving on Hwy. 54 West development

Construction will begin within a few weeks on three commercial structures already approved along Ga. Highway 54 West, now that the Peachtree City Council has given its formal endorsement to a new set of design guidelines for the future of the corridor.

Lack of enthusiasm kills Brown’s annexation idea

As quickly as Donald Brandenburg could utter the words, “What do I need to do to proceed with de-annexation?” the idea of Peachtree City incorporating nearly 200 acres of county land along Ebenezer Road was dead.

Suspect in north Fayette chase still at large

A suspect who led a Fayette County sheriff’s deputy on a brief chase late Wednesday morning is still at large, although officials believe they have positively identified the man.

Nasdaq may drop Crown Andersen over report delays

Nasdaq will discontinue its stock listing for Peachtree City-based Crown Andersen (CRAN) starting Monday because of further delays in sumitting 2003 reports required by the  Securities and Exchange Commission, the Atlanta Business Chronicle is reporting.

Infant Padovano twins named ambassadors for March of Dimes

Gerry and Natalie Padovano of Fayetteville haven’t been part of a reality TV show, but they survived a real-life drama when twins Joshua and Emma were born 13 weeks early last year.


Cass Poolman submitted her name in consideration for the office manager’s position at the Frederick Brown Jr. Amphitheater, but withdrew before Tuesday’s interviews were conducted, said City Manager Bernard McMullen.

Police Blotter


Fayetteville to retailer: Take down your God Bless America sign

“God Bless America.”

County sets two weeks for cities to get radio service resolved

A dispute that has lasted a decade may finally be coming to an end.

It’s whole new world for Senoia’s library

Christmas came a little late this year for the Senoia Library, but the wait was worth it.

Anti-drinking and driving program being piloted at school system

A unique program that aims to stop drinking and driving for teenagers will have its first class in Georgia at Smokey Road Middle School.

Newnan concert set for Jan. 31

Newnan’s Municipal Auditorium has been renamed “The Charles Wadsworth Auditorium” in recognition of the annual benefit concerts Wadsworth has held there to raise funds for the renovation of the building to make it a suitable venue for artistic performances and other community uses.  

Cash, in-kind donations urgently needed for special baseball field

Although organizers of the Fayette Field of Hope are looking particularly for cash donations to finish the project, there are a few projects where in-kind donations could help the cause, organizers say.

Work continues for Cox’s Student Advisory Council

The work continues for 35 Georgia high school students taking part in the new Student Advisory Council established by State Superintendent of Schools Kathy Cox.

State encourages electronic filing

As Georgia taxpayers begin preparation for filing their 2003 income tax returns, the Georgia Department of Revenue is again encouraging everyone to file electronically.


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.


Prayers for firefighters and victims

I awakened suddenly as the urgent ringing of telephone rudely interrupted my peaceful slumber at about 5:30 a.m. on that cold, dreary day. As a law enforcement chaplain, I am often called to the scene of tragedies and this was one of those calls. I quickly dressed and stepped out into the drizzling rain which had fallen throughout the night. The temperature was a bone-chilling 33 degrees, just one degree above snowfall. I started the nearly frozen automobile, wrapped my heavy coat around me, pulled on my gloves, stuck a seldom-worn hat on my head and drove into the blackness of the night that had, so far, refused to yield to the coming dawn.

I hear voices
By Rick Ryckeley
Fayette County Fire & Emergency Services

I hear voices. Okay, just one voice, but I’m sure some of you hear it too. You know, that little voice in your head that lets you know you’re about to do something that’s gonna get you into a lot of trouble.

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