Friday, April 2, 2004


Maps unveiled for new districts

Voters across the south metro area are taking a look at the new political landscape after new legislative maps were unveiled last week.

Investigation may have cut career short

The dismissal of Major Daniel Crawford from the Fairburn Police Department just gets more curious.

Countires get lesson in greenspace preservation

Representatives from four metro counties got a lesson in greenspace preservation last week.

Fulton is first in nation to achieve districtwide accreditation

 The Fulton County School System will become the first school system in the nation to achieve districtwide accreditation, the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) announced March 24. The announcement was made by Dr. Mark Elgart, chief executive officer of the SACS’ Council on Accreditation and School Improvement (CASI), to a packed audience of school, system, and community leaders.

Time to change clock and battery

After a month of numerous fatal house fires throughout the state, Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner John W. Oxendine is urging Georgians to change the batteries in their smoke alarms at the same time they change their clocks to daylight saving time April 4.

Village at Sable Chase is open

KB Home, one of Atlanta’s largest homebuilders, has opened at The Village at Sable Chase, a new model home reflecting some of its new home designs. The model- the Kiawah - is from KB Home’s Charleston Collection.

Local child care center recognized

Kids ‘R’ Kids #39, at 10 Lexington Pass in Peachtree City, was recently named a Center of Distinction by Georgia’s Office of School Readiness. The Center of Distinction certificate is awarded to child care centers that meet a high level of quality childcare for children 0-4 years old.

Chamber Insurance Provider Offers Long Term Care To Chamber Members

The best time to buy insurance is usually when you’re healthy and can qualify for the best rate-- in other words, before you need it. Many people have the perception that long term care is only necessary for senior citizens. However, a recent study showed that roughly one-third of Americans receiving long term care are working adults younger than 65 years old.

Tips for coping with rising gas prices

Prices for all grades of gasoline rose 1.34 cents in the last two weeks to a record high nationwide average of $1.77 a gallon, according to a study released Sunday. While they can’t lower prices, the specialists at Chrysler, Jeep and Dodge are trying to do their part by providing some tips to help save increase gas mileage. They include:

DMVS mailing lapse notices this week

The Department of Motor Vehicle Safety began Friday contacting by mail over 200,000 Georgia vehicle owners throughout the state who have either failed to maintain mandatory liability insurance coverage since Jan. 1 or have no current proof of insurance in the Georgia Electronic Insurance Compliance System.


Starr’s Mill tracksters take first in quad meet

The Starr’s Mill boys and girls track team hosted Mundy’s Mill, Union Grove and Woodward Academy on Wednesday afternoon and won the entire meet.

Tigers cool Chiefs on diamond

On a night better suited for football or ice fishing, the McIntosh Chiefs varsity baseball team hosted the Fayette County Tigers.

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