Friday, January 30, 2004


Golf cart bill clears House

House Bill 1068 — Rep. Lynn Westmoreland’s proposal to return golf cart driving priviledges to unlicensed drivers in Peachtree City — sailed through the House of Representatives on Thursday, gaining passage unanimously.

Amphitheater loses sponsors

Two longtime sponsors of the Summer Concert Series at the Frederick Brown Jr. Amphitheater with close connections to the Peachtree City Development Authority have withdrawn their support for the 2004 season.

Brown dismisses DAPC’s legal threat

Mayor Steve Brown said he will make a proposal soon to the City Council to address an estimated $1.5 million in unsecured debt incurred by the Development Authority of Peachtree City, which is penniless.

Four arrested for home invasion in north Fayette

A north Fayette couple was antagonized by at least four intruders who broke into their home around midnight Monday, police said.

Burglary suspect nabbed thanks to observant PTC officers

A burglary suspect who smashed his way into two Peachtree City businesses early Wednesday morning was apprehended by Coweta County deputies after his vehicle was spotted by Peachtree City officers.

Doctor wants out of county jail for medical difficulties

Dr. Orlando Cano, a former Fayetteville physician serving a year in jail for inappropriately touching two female employees, is hoping to get sprung from lockup on a medical waiver.

School board honors counselors

Often overlooked and underappreciated, Fayette County’s school counselors were thanked for their work Monday night by the Board of Education.

SCT program set for Tues.

Southern Conservation Trust is hosting a Nature Discovery Program on bats Tuesday at 7 p.m. at the Flat Creek Nature Center in Peachtree City. Clayton State University biology professor Dr. Stephen Burnett will describe bats’ importance to our gardens and our enjoyment of the outdoors. Find out why and how we can protect them and their habitat.

ACT registration deadline approaching

College-bound high school students can take the ACT Assessment April 3, the next nationwide test date. The registration postmark deadline is Feb. 27. Late registration postmark deadline is March 12 (an additional fee is required for late registration).

It’s still a waiting game on TDK Blvd.

Residents hoping to use the Coweta-Fayette Connector anytime soon will still be waiting.

County recounts highlights of 2003

Last year was a year for Coweta County to try and continue to control the growth that has been occurring over the last decade.

Redistricting plans to be unveiled next week

A group of Coweta County school parents will present recommendations on elementary school redistricting plans for the new Grantville Elementary School at a public hearing next Tuesday at the Central Educational Center.

Paws and Claws Ball set for Feb. 28

The Junior League’s annual charity ball and auction this year benefits The Newnan Coweta Humane Society Shelter Rescue.

New bank selling stock

The Directors of First Coweta Bank are pleased to announce the availability of common stock in its initial public offering of up to 1,500,000 shares of stock. All shares are offered at a subscription price of $10 per share with a minimum purchase of 100 shares, a $1,000 minimum investment.

Pre-K, kindergarten registration March 11-19

Registration for pre-kindergarten and kindergarten classes at Coweta County schools will be held March 11-19 at all county elementary schools.


Panthers win MMSAL title

The Rising Starr Middle School Panthers wrestling team won its second consecutive Metro Middle School Athletic League championship last weekend, winning 10 of 12 matches in the finals. The tournament was at Luella Middle School in Henry County.

Panthers swim at Augusta

The Starr’s Mill Panthers swim team ended its regular season Saturday at the Augusta Invitational, which hosted 24 teams, and combined for an overall fourth-place finish as the boys and girls each came in third.

Landmark game goes nationwide

Tonight’s high school boys basketball matchup between Landmark Christian and Southwest Atlanta Christian Academy will be televised live on ESPN2. The game, orginally scheduled as a home date for Landmark, will take place at Alexander Memorial Coliseum at Georgia Tech at 8 p.m.


Forty-four wooden crosses

Country singer Randy Travis released a hit song that included the words, “There are three wooden crosses on the right side of the highway.” The lyrics go on to tell the story of a bus wreck in which three people were killed and one was spared. Nearly everyone in the South, of course, understands what wooden crosses on the side of the highway means — it means that someone was killed on that very spot in a terrible accident.

The $1,309 pigeon
By Rick Ryckeley
Fayette County Fire & Emergency Services

Forget about the military spending $600 on a toilet seat. Don’t be alarmed that the Air Force has spent $100 for a 25-cent bolt. Only in our nation’s capital can one spend $1,309 on a pigeon.

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