Friday, March 19, 2004


Golf cart bill lacks governor’s signature; may be a while

A bill that would nix the driver’s license requirements for golf cart drivers still hasn’t been signed by Gov. Sonny Perdue.

Jury can’t decide; former NFL star may be retried for assaulting son

A mistrial was declared Thursday morning in the aggravated assault case against a former NFL football star after a jury became deadlocked during deliberations.

Local restaurant scene changing

Peachtree City’s reputation as a quiet suburban outpost inhabited by married couples with school-age children (and unforgiving for its lack of appeal to the single, young professional crowd) appears threatened.

School board looking to state for word on funding

Encouraging news continues to filter down from the Gold Dome as Fayette County schools wait for word on how much revenue the state is likely to contribute to the operation of local schools in the next year.

Tourism Assn. getting down to business

With two full months of experience overseeing operations at the Frederick Brown Jr. Amphitheater and Peachtree City Tennis Center, it feels like “business as usual” for the Peachtree City Tourism Association Board of Directors.

Booth wins Science Olympiad regional

Seven-time national champion J. C. Booth Middle School took top honors at the 2004 Science Olympiad regional competition March 6 at Columbus State University in Columbus. The Booth team received 13 first-place medals out of 23 events, qualifying them for state competition April 17 at Georgia State University.

2 arrested for vandalizing PTC police cars

Two former McIntosh High School students have been indicted on charges they vandalized two police cars last fall while they were parked in residential areas.


Projects sought for volunteer ‘Community Action Day’ May 1

March 19 is the deadline for submitting work projects for consideration at the first ever Peachtree City Community Action Day, scheudled for Saturday, May 1.

Police Blotter

No Sunday liquor sales in Coweta

If residents want a drink with their Sunday brunch, they need to head to Peachtree City.

No more leashes for cats

Cat owners will no longer be breaking the law if they allow their cats to roam freely.

Get ready for new legislative districts

The political face of Fayette, Coweta and South Fulton counties is about to change dramatically, and fast.

Independent living center gets its hearing Monday

Senoia residents will get to have their say Monday on a proposed senior housing development for the city.

CEC charter renewed by state

The Georgia Board of Education renewed the Central Educational Center’s charter at its meeting last week.

Coweta welcomes female firefighter

Kimberly Bowie is ready to make history as the first female firefighter in the Coweta County Fire Department. 

Coweta top teachers named

Teachers of the Year for each of Coweta County’s 27 public schools have been elected by their fellow faculty members. They will participate in the May 10 Coweta County Teacher of the Year Program, which the Board of Education presents annually with the Newnan Pilot Club.



Southern Hickory golf tournament comes to LaGrange first week of April

The second annual Southern Hickory For Ball Golf Tournament is scheduled for April 1-3 at The Fields golf course in LaGrange.

Recruiting seminar March 29 at McIntosh

A free seminar about finding the right college for the student-athlete is coming to the McIntosh High gymnasium Monday, March 29, at 7 p.m. It is open to the public.


Elected officials causing anarchy

All over the country, elected officials who are sworn to uphold and obey the laws are increasingly violating their oaths.

The Man Code
By Rick Ryckeley
Fayette County Fire & Emergency Services

It is a commonly held misbelief that all we menfolk do on the weekends is lay around the house watching football, drinking adult beverages, finding amusing ways to burp the alphabet during the commercials while totally ignoring our wives’ pleas for help around the house. Nothing could be further from the truth. (Well, maybe the burping thing is true.) Someone out there has to stand up and set the record straight! And as yours truly been told many times that he is way out there, I guess that someone’s gonna be me.

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