Friday, April 9, 2004


Fleeing motorists to face felony charge

In hopes of stemming deadly high-speed police chases, the Georgia legislature has approved a bill that would make those drivers guilty of a felony, facing a fine of up to $5,000 and up to five years in prison.

Judge: DAPC didn’t discriminate against Rapson

A federal court judge has ruled that the Development Authority of Peachtree City did not discriminate against former amphitheater director Kristi Rapson by paying her less than tennis center director Virgil Christian.

Westside annexation on retreat agenda

Talk of annexing the Westside — the entire Westside — will likely be the only topic that matters when members of the Peachtree City Council and city staffers finally gather next weekend for their annual two-day retreat to plan for the coming year.

Police Blotter

Planning commissioner denies racial comments

A Senoia Planning Commission member is coming under fire for alleged racial comments made at a December meeting.

City’s sewer system getting closer to completion

Senoia residents should have a better idea next week of when the city’s sewerage system will be up and running.

Progressive Dinner coming April 23-24

The silver is being polished and the yards are being groomed as residents in Senoia get ready for their annual showcase.

Resolution honoring Jackson passes

State Sen. Mitch Seabaugh’s (R-Sharpsburg) resolution to rename a portion of Interstate 85 for country star Alan Jackson passed the House of Representatives and is on the way to Gov. Perdue’s desk for his signature. Senate Resolution 569 honors the Georgian for his outstanding accomplishments in the music industry and as a Georgia citizen.

New school venue schedule announced

Last week’s inaugural performances and Sunday art exhibit at the Coweta County School System Centre for the Performing and Visual Arts kicked off a number of performances and events at the center over the next two months.

Coweta-Fayette EMC sponsors learning program

Last week’s inaugural performances and Sunday art exhibit at thCoweta-Fayette EMC and Discovery Channel School, a division of Discovery Channel, are providing middle school students with an exciting way to learn about electricity.

Scout troop wins big prize

The winner of the “Best Overall” Prize at the Coweta County Boy Scout Spring Camporee was, surprisingly, the newest and the smallest of the 15 troops competing: Troop #43 in Grantville

Legislature approves bill to make fleeing police a felony

Criminals who flee a police officer at high speeds or cause a collision that kills or injures an innocent party could be charged with a felony if a new bill is approved by the Georgia House of Representatives.



Late comeback

Going into Wednesday’s region battle with the Starr’s Mill Panthers, the East Coweta Indians were 14-0 and ranked number one. While Starr’s Mill was hopeful they could hang with the Indians, on paper it didn’t look good.

PTC Flash hosts weekend meet

The Peachtree City Flash Youth Track Team hosted its invitational track meet last weekend at Riley Field in Peachtree City. Teams from College Park and Henry County participated. Here are some of the results.

Full night of racing in Senoia

Last Saturday’s racing at Senoia Speedway was an action-packed and crowd-pleasing affair.


Church casualties

Nearly 20 years ago, I was part of a team that, over a period of three years, visited every home in a certain town in order to present to the residents the Gospel of Christ. What I discovered surprised me.

Box kites never fly
By Rick Ryckeley
Fayette County Fire & Emergency Services

In springtime, flowers push up from the ground and explode into color, and baby blue tail lizards try to scamper away from the grasp of excited, barefoot little boys. The fine yellow mist of pollen coats everything while big black bumble bees hover lazily, watching as you work out in the yard and daring you to reach out and swat them with the little souvenir baseball bat bought at the Braves game last fall. And it’s kite-flying time.

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