Friday, February 27, 2004


Commissioner Fulton, 72, dead

Fulton County District 3 Commissioner Robert Fulton passed away Tuesday after suffering a heart attack. He was 72.

Council approves more plats

Final plats for the Avalon Subdivision and Trotter’s Farm Estate, Phase II were approved unanimously at Fairburn’s City Council meeting Monday night.

Fairburn honors business for remodeling job

Recognition of their citizens’ accomplishments is something the Fairburn City Council and Mayor Betty Hannah believe in stressing. Each month a Community Improvement Award is given out to honor that person or persons who have gone the extra mile in making Fairburn a little nicer to live in.

Hartsfield traffic approaches pre-9/11 level

Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport announced today that Atlanta’s airport accommodated 79.08 million travelers in 2003, which is the second-highest annual passenger traffic in the Airport’s history.

Hartsfield has busiest freight year

Officials at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport announced that 2003 was its busiest year ever in terms of freight and express handled. Cargo carriers at the world’s busiest passenger airport transported more than 683,416 metric tons of freight and express. Additionally, despite the restrictions imposed upon transporting mail on passenger aircraft after 9/11, the airlines operating at the airport transported more than 115,000 metric tons of mail during 2003.

Legislative Roundup

Last week was an eventful one at the State Capitol with the Senate passing a new Senate redistricting map, and also passing one of the lifestyle issue, concerning gay marriage.

ARC Livable Centers Initiative funds new smart growth studies

The Atlanta Regional Commission recently announced nine fifth-round recipients of Livable Centers Initiative planning grants totaling more than $800,000 in matched federal funds, including projects proposed for McDonough, East Point and the northwest corner of Clayton County adjacent to Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport.

Tax Tips – Tax materials and assistance in Spanish

If you need federal tax information in Spanish, you can find it in the form of recorded tax topics, free tax publications and toll-free telephone assistance from the Internal Revenue Service.

Practice makes perfect

New online test will help boost student achievement by offering teachers an early look at student strengths and weaknesses.

Contractors sought

The Fulton County Office of Housing is seeking reliable general contractors to repair code violations in a homeowners’ assistance program.

Math extravaganza nears

Fairburn's Campbell Elementary School is proud to announce its second annual "Math Extravaganza Day."  The event is April 2 at 8:30 a.m. Parents, community members, and Fulton County central office staff are encouraged to attend this day-long mathematical learning event.

New community sensitive to nature

Although construction at Serenbe has been underway since late January, it’s unlikely that anyone has taken notice ­ and that’s exactly the way Steve Nygren and the other founders of Serenbe want it.


Panthers, Tigers make final top 10

Three local school finished in the top 10 in their respective classifications in the final 2003-04 state coaches polls for high school wrestling.

Lacrosse team continues unbeaten streak

The Peachtree City high school lacrosse team established a foothold atop the North Georgia Lacrosse League standings with a 15-6 victory over a previously unbeaten Etowah squad last Sunday at Riley Field in Peachtree City. The win takes PTC to a 2-0 record and a number-one power ranking for all high school club lacrosse teams in Georgia.

Soccer squads post early wins

Soccer season is here, and several local teams are off to a winning start.

Paddlers to practice Sunday

The Peachtree City Paddlers canoe and kayak club’s next indoor roll practice of the season is scheduled for Sunday, Feb. 29, from 5-7 p.m. at the Kedron Aquatic Center in Peachtree City.

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