Friday, February 20, 2004


10 Commandments legislation introduced

Rep. Lynn Westmoreland (R-Sharpsburg) introduced legislation this week that would allow the 10 Commandments to be placed in local and state government offices.

Fayette school board to lobby at Capitol

The seven highest-ranking administrators in the Fayette County School System will be joined by all five members of the Board of Education in a trip to the state Capitol Tuesday to lobby against more school funding cuts.

Governor seeking ‘protocol’ to sign PTC’s golf cart law

Peachtree City Police Chief James Murray said his department will not back off on enforcing laws against underaged or unlicensed drivers from operating golf carts, even though both sides of the Georgia Legislature have approved the bill.

Chamber looking for new president

The Fayette County Chamber of Commerce is expected to name an interim president soon, as former president Elissa Hall was recently relieved of her duties.

World Airways announces succession plan

World Airways, Inc. announced Thursday that its board of directors has approved a succession plan with the upcoming retirement of Hollis Harris, chairman and chief executive officer.

County cuts Grantville off from using 911 for administrative calls

Coweta County delivered on its earlier ultimatum and decided not to allow Grantville to use the county’s 911 service for non-emergency calls.

Sports council sparks heated debate

Coweta County may soon have a sports council to help lure lucrative tournaments and their tourism dollars to the area.

Brown’s Mill park could lure tourists from around the country

Coweta County could soon be home to a tourist destination that could draw visitors by the thousands.

Senoia officials looking for sewer construction finish date

Senoia city administrator Murray McAfee huddled with contractors and officials from Georgia Rural Development yesterday to try and get a handle on when the city’s sewer system will be completed.

Tourism continues to grow

Coweta County ranked 25th out of 159 counties in tourist expenditures for the 2002 fiscal year. 

New real estate company formed

Two familiar names in Coweta County real estate have teamed to form a new company, Bowers & Burns, which will concentrate on the education of sellers and buyers on the best potential for their land.



PTC Flash registration underway

The Peachtree City Flash youth track team has begun accepting registrations for their spring track season. The Peachtree City Flash is comprised of children who are between 6 and 14 years of age (as of Dec. 31, 2004).

Lady Panthers shut out Chapel Hill

The Starr’s Mill Lady Panthers soccer team rolled to a 7-0 victory over Chapel Hill Tuesday.

Lacrosse game set for Sunday

The Peachtree City high school lacrosse team will try to keep its unbeaten streak alive against an undefeated Etowah team Sunday at 3 p.m. at Riley Field (behind Peachtree City Elementary School). Admission and parking are free. In addition, signups for all youth lacrosse as well as the new girls lacrosse program are currently in motion. For more information visit


Tips on tipping

A few weeks ago, I received a letter from a woman who, if I am any judge of character, is a committed Christian woman who has been involved in significant ministry for a number of years, is faithful in church, and is a devoted mother and wife. It is this concern as a mother that has her distressed.

Super Bowl surprise
By Rick Ryckeley
Fayette County Fire & Emergency Services

Super Bowl Sunday was super — not because it was a great football game with the outcome decided in the last four seconds. Nor was it because of the revealing halftime show or the humorous commercials. Nope ... Sunday was super because I won an argument with The Wife, an argument about history no less.

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