Friday, February 6, 2004


Starr’s Mill HS locked down after guns found in car; 3 arrested

An unfamiliar face spotted by two Starr’s Mill High School administrators led to a brief school security lockdown after two guns were found in an illegally parked vehicle on the bus loop, officials said.

“I’ve done a bad thing”

Four Peachtree City public works employees, including the top two managers, have resigned in the wake of a criminal investigation into wrongdoing at the agency.

Cox backtracks on ‘evolution’ stance

A national tide of criticism and ridicule directed toward Kathy Cox after she suggested omitting the word “evolution” from Georgia’s new biology curriculum apparently took its toll by midweek.

Hearing set for Feb. 24 in Target suit

The lawsuit brought against Peachtree City by a developer wanting to bring a Target and other stores to Kedron Village finally gets its day in court Feb. 24.

Loophole in parts accountability with PTC record keeping

Peachtree City was on notice of a flaw in its vehicle management system that did not provide accountability in parts usage and inventory, according to a report from a consultant hired by the city a year ago.

Senate vote expected today on golf cart bill

Peachtree City’s golf cart legislation was scheduled today to go to the floor of the State Senate for a formal — and final — vote, Sen. Mitch Seabaugh of Sharpsburg said Thursday.

Police Blotter

School system facing lean times

During its retreat last weekend, the Coweta County Board of Education got the gloomy forecast for the upcoming budget year.

County settles 911 situation with Senoia

After several years of deadlines and ultimatums, it appears the city of Senoia and Coweta County have settled their squabble over use of the 911 system.

County may create medical examiner’s office

Could Coweta County soon have its own Quincy?

School board could approve district lines Tuesday

The new elementary school in Grantville could have its boundaries drawn Tuesday night.

CPR Saturday coming back to FCHS

Would you know what to do if a friend of family member had a heart attack? If you can’t answer yes to this important question with confidence, CPR Saturday is an event you won’t want to miss. You can learn the life-saving skills of Adult CPR and know that can make a difference between life and death when every second counts. 

Local drive collects over 2,300 bags for foster children

More than 2,300 new suitcases and carrying bags were collected on Martin Luther King Jr. Day during “Totes for Tots,” a volunteer event launched by Georgia Cancer Specialists to benefit area foster children.


Stock Car 101 now offered at CCSU

Have you ever just wanted to take a course for the fun of it? Well, watch out race fans, Clayton College & State University announces the beginning of what could turn out to be the most fun on four wheels that the Division of Continuing Education has ever offered.

From America’s fairways

While the guys are playing PGA Tour tournament golf in sunny and warm Phoenix, here in Georgia, as is the case with most of the country, the harsh elements of winter keep all but the most dedicated of players inside putting on the carpet.


Halftime show degrading to everyone involved

Like millions of Americans, I hurried home on Sunday evening to catch the Super Bowl on television. I don’t watch sports nearly as much as I once did, but I still have a soft spot in my heart for the “mother of all bowl games.” I even remember who won Super Bowl I and Super Bowl II. The Green Bay Packers, under Coach Vince Lombardi, won both times, defeating Kansas City 35-10 in 1967 and crushing Oakland 33-14 the following year.

Cats are people, too
By Rick Ryckeley
Fayette County Fire & Emergency Services

I’m a dog person ... have been all my life. I come from a long line of dog people. My dad, he was a dog person, his father was a dog person and his father before him. So it’s no surprise that The Boy is a dog person too.


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