Friday, March 5, 2004


Officials work on SPLOST proposal

Outside the windows of the Fayette County Administrative Complex Wednesday afternoon, the traffic ground to a halt as Fayette’s commuters tried to make it through the congestion surrounding Fayetteville’s square.

Police used stop sticks to disable fleeing truck

A Newnan man who refused to stop for a Peachtree City police officer Wednesday afternoon was caught when officers used “stop sticks” to disable his truck, police said.

Edwards leads Fayette voting

Only 21 percent of Fayette’s voters headed to the polls Tuesday to cast their votes in the Presidential preference primary.

Agents say man cooked meth in barn off Redwine Road

A south Fayette man is in custody after drug agents found a disassembled methamphetamine lab in a barn behind his south Fayette residence late Friday evening, police said.

Arrests may solve other shoplifting cases, police say

Two suspects shoplifted over $1,600 in merchandise before they were caught at the Banana Republic store at The Avenue shopping center in Peachtree City, police said.

McIntosh places 2nd at regional Science Olympiad

The McIntosh High School Science Olympiad team captured second place Feb. 28 among 20 Georgia high schools in regional competition at Georgia Perimeter College, qualifying them to move on to state competition March 27 at Emory University. The state tournament determines which high schools will represent Georgia at this year’s 20th national competition May 21 in Pennsylvania.

Benefit drive pulls into Union City

Union City-area residents will be able to help the fight against breast cancer when the Eighth Annual Ultimate Drive for the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation stops in Union City March 31.

Cookie sale now underway

Girl Scouts will be at neighborhood shopping centers, grocery stores and other gathering places through March 14 selling Girl Scout Cookies. The cost of $3 per box supports troop and council activities, and all profits remain local. Flavors this year are Shortbread, Thin Mint, Peanut Butter Patties, Caramel d‚Lites, Peanut Butter Sandwiches, Lemon Pastry Cremes, Animal Treasures and a new strawberry cookie, Pinatas. Look for a troop near you today or call 770-227-2524 to get in touch with a Girl Scout.

Police Blotter

Mixed drinks gets a thumbs-up

Coweta voters decided Tuesday they would like a cocktail with their dinner.

Sharpsburg theater company staging man of the House

Last November, a benefit held for the Sharpsburg Library led to the creation of Sharpsburg on Stage, a dinner theater company helping to bring the arts to Coweta County. Artistic Director Tammy Barton and Production Manager Glo Tinsley received such a great response to their dessert theater benefit “Next Victim, Please” that they decided this was something the community needed.

Senoia getting new public works facility

After years of discussion, the city of Senoia is set to get a new public works building.




Happy birthday to me

It’s my birthday next week. On Wednesday, March 3, I will be 34 years old.

My life as a dinosaur
By Rick Ryckeley
Fayette County Fire & Emergency Services

Mister Webster defines a fossil as “belonging to the past, outdated, old-fashioned, or antiquated.”



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