Friday, March 26, 2004

Jury still out on former football player's assault, stalking case

A jury remained in deliberations Thursday afternoon in the trial against former NFL linebacker Greg Lloyd, who is accused in two separate incidents of putting a gun in his son’s mouth over grades and on violating a temporary protective order by calling his wife and harassing her on the phone.

Lightning still looking for place to call home

The Southern Crescent Lightning, the Peachtree City-based entry in the new World Basketball Association minor league, has scheduled a one-day free agent camp to audition players this Saturday at Mt. Zion High School in Clayton County.

Business would bring more commuter jets to Falcon Field

More big jets will be flying in and out of Falcon Field if a Myrtle Beach company is successful in relocating to Peachtree City.

Much interest in Barge rezoning

More development is headed to Tyrone. By a 3-1 vote, the council rezoned the 46-acre tract of land known as the Barge Estate from AR (agricultural residential) to CR-2 (conservation residential) last week. The zoning request brought out a string of concerned citizens from both sides of the fence.

Robbery victim says he pled for his life at gunpoint

After he was robbed at gunpoint and forced to take off his clothes, Fayetteville resident Jeremiah Howard thought his attackers were going to kill him, he testified in court Thursday.

2 McIntosh students arrested for carrying knives at school

Two sisters who attend McIntosh High School were recently arrested after they took knives on campus, which they said was to “defend themselves,” school officials said.

Scouts tour Gallopade

Peachtree City Girl Scout Troop #146 recently toured Gallopade International, a publishing company in their own backyard.

CCSU Lyceum lecture will focus on race relations, immigrantion

Professor David Goldfield will present a lecture titled “The New Immigration and Race Relations in the U.S. Today” Apr. 6 at Clayton College & State University. Goldfield's lecture will take place in the University's Arts & Sciences Building, room 132 at 12:15 p.m. The program is free and open to the public.

Collins: Supreme Court should quit overruling Congress

U.S. Rep. Mac Collins announced last week that he is a proud co-sponsor of the Congressional Accountability for Judicial Activism Act (H.R. 3920). This bill would give Congress the authority to reverse certain future judgments of the U.S. Supreme Court through a two-thirds vote of both houses of Congress.

Senoia sets alcohol vote

The surprising developments came at the end of Monday night’s City Council meeting. Councilman Robert Belisle pointed out the recent vote to allow liquor by the drink in the

Council turns down senior living facility

With a packed house looking on, the Senoia City Council turned down a proposal to build down a senior living center in the city.

It’s another twist in the road for TDK

Efforts to build the proposed TDK Boulevard extension linking Coweta and Fayette counties may have hit another snag this week.

Lord of the Rings prequel lands in Newnan

J.R.R. Tolkein’s “The Lord of the Rings” has been filling up movie screens for three years. Now the Newnan Theatre Company is filling their stage with the classic prequel, “The Hobbit,” as part of their Popcorn Theatre series. Adapted by Patricia Gray from the book and directed by Tonya Jefferson, “The Hobbit” is the story of Bilbo Baggins and his search for treasure outside the quiet confines of Hobbiton.

Motorist from deadly road rage case gets 6 months

A road rage incident that escalated out of control last May led to the death of a young Fayetteville woman. Monday, on the day Kera Koon would have turned 22, the Sharpsburg man who parried with her on the road moments before the deadly crash pled guilty in court to one of the five charges against him.

A pet horror story

I read with delight your article about the upcoming changes in Coweta county leash laws. I have my own horror story to tell.

New Coweta principals named

The Coweta County Board of Education met in called session Tuesday to approve Scott Floyd as principal of Madras Middle School and Dr. Laurie Jackson as principal of Smokey Road Middle School. Both will begin at their new posts in July.

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