Friday, April 16, 2004


Governor coming to PTC to sign new golf cart law

Gov. Sonny Perdue will be in Peachtree City next Thursday, April 22, to officially sign into law House Bill 1063, restoring golf cart driving privileges to Peachtree City’s unlicensed drivers, his office confirmed Wednesday.

Neighbors feel ‘dumped on’

Cynthia Zeldin’s thoughts were on an offer she was mulling on a home in St. Simons Cove when her real estate agent steered the car into the north Peachtree City neighborhood Monday night and came to an abrupt halt.


When people compete in canoe events in the Olympics in Athens this summer, Peachtree City residents Benn Fraker and Neil Quinn will most likely be on the sidelines, either training in their canoes in other sites in Europe or watching the events like the avid fans of the sport they are.

Students attend exhibit honoring former first lady

Some lucky J.C. Booth Middle School students had an opportunity to meet former first lady Rosalyn Carter, wife of President Jimmy Carter, on a trip last month to Plains.

4 PTC teens charged for home burglary

Four Peachtree City teens have been arrested for a recent burglary in the Planterra Ridge subdivision, police said.


Coweta’s population cracks the 100,000 barrier

If you think the roads and schools are more crowded than last year, you’re exactly right.

Economic guru offers advice to businessmen

One of the nation’s top economists told some of Fayette and Coweta’s business leaders Thursday that the nation’s economy has “turned the corner.”

Local artist shows work in Atlanta

One of Senoia’s favorite photographer’s works are now on view in Buckhead.

Breaking new ground

Members of St. Mary Magdalene Catholic Parish recently launched a capital campaign entitled “Our Faith, Our Future,” with an initial pledge drive of $1.2 million, to break ground on a new church building on Lower Fayetteville Road. The total project cost for the completed church is $3.2 million.

New opportunities for Spanish-speaking Coweta residents

The U.S. Census Bureau reports that Latinos are the fastest-growing minority in the United States. Georgia saw a 300-percent growth in Latinos over the past 10 years. In Coweta County, one only needs to go to Wal-Mart on a Sunday evening to realize that Spanish-speaking citizens are living in Newnan.

Rossi, Sexton will speak at Bible Baptist’s revival

Bible Baptist Church in Newnan will celebrate its annual “Friend Day” Sunday, April 25, and will follow with an “Old Paths Revival” Monday and Tuesday, April 26-27.


Errors hamper Chiefs in game against Indians

“Brendan pitched well for us and kept us in the game,” said Black. “We made three errors in the first inning though which led to five runs.” Hall was pulled in the third inning because he had thrown too many pitches. He was replaced by Zack Fallon.

Tuesday night a winner for local soccer teams

McIntosh’s boys and girls, both ranked second in AAAAA, hosted Lovett Tuesday evening and got wins.

Moore wins at Senoia

In the Georgia Asphalt Series 100-lap event, Fredrick Moore established the fastest time in qualifying with a 14.177-second lap; Moore then rolled a two on the dice placing his number 19 machine on the outside of the front row. This advanced the second fastest qualifier, Roger Delp, to the pole position for the start of the second installment of the new and exciting Georgia Asphalt Series. When the green flag waved, Delp and Moore battled door-to-door to lead the first lap. By the second lap, Moore had nosed by Delp and took over the lead, Moore was followed by: Delp, Bubba Pollard and Scotty Ellis.

Golf camps set for summer

The Junior Golf Camps at the Wendell Coffee Golf Center are designed to teach children the basics of golf and how fun the sport can be (the set up, the swing, the pitch and chip shots, the sand shots, the putting stroke and how to hit the woods). Each junior will receive different instruction according to his or her level of play.




Going home one last time

I drove by the old home place last week. The new owners had done some yard work and had chopped down the shrubbery that had grown in front of the porch for the last 50-plus years. The big holly tree had been pruned and looked much better and a few other trees in the front yard had received a pruning as well. The house looked good, I thought.

Big Brother’s got your back
By Rick Ryckeley
Fayette County Fire & Emergency Services

As Old Miss Crabtree pulled him out of the classroom by the ear, Down the Street Bully Brad sneered at me through clenched yellow teeth, “After school, I’m gonna pound you into the ground like a nail!”



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