Friday, May 7, 2004


School employee arrested on sex charge


The Peachtree City Police Department arrested a Coweta County school official Thursday afternoon on two felony sex charges.

TDK detour to eliminate two Planterra golf holes


The latest redesign of the long-delayed TDK Boulevard Extension across Line Creek into Coweta County will destroy two holes of golf at Planterra Ridge, it was confirmed this week.

City dealing with young cart drivers


Two weeks after Gov. Sonny Perdue rode into town for a ceremony to sign a law restoring golf-cart driving privileges to unlicensed drivers, a weary City Hall bombarded by complaints of wreckless conduct has issued a plea to Peachtree City parents: Teach your kids how to drive.

Landmark purchases Braelinn Bapt. campus


Braelinn Baptist Church has entered into a contract with Landmark Christian School for the purchase of the church’s current campus to be used as a satellite elementary school beginning this fall.

Lohr: Golf carts not built for high speed


Typically, the worst golf cart crashes in Peachtree City involving juveniles occur when the kids are heading downhill at high speeds, usually on purpose, said Fire Chief Stony Lohr.

Peachtree City WASA to accept septage


Recently, a septage reception facility was constructed by the Peachtree City Water and Sewerage Authority and soon they will be accepting septage for treatment. Septage is the waste that is pumped out of septic tanks and until now the septage from Peachtree City and the rest of the county has been taken to Clayton County.

3 PTC school counselors named tops in county

Fayette’s school counselors celebrated their craft and honored their colleagues during the fourth annual Fayette School Counselors Association Installation of Officers and Awards Ceremony.

Volunteers get work done on Community Action Day


Despite on-and-off rain showers throughout much of the day, Peachtree City’s first Community Action Day was deemed a success by Mayor Steve Brown.

Brown to chair mayors’ group


Peachtree City’s mayor, seemingly at the center of one local controversy after another since taking office in January 2002, admits he’s not the most popular guy with some of Fayette’s other city and county leadership.

Scouts visit Yorktown

Boy Scout Troop 309, Peachtree City,Êrecently relived a part of history when they participated in the camping program aboard the World War II aircraft carrier USS Yorktown at Patriots Point in Charleston Harbor, South Carolina. The Scouts became “shipmates” with other Scout troops as they toured the Yorktown, the World War II submarine USS Clamagore, World War II destroyer USS Laffey, and World War II Coast Guard Cutter Ingham.

Police Blotter

Greenspace message spreading


The guru of greenspace is spreading his message to another county.

Sheriff wants trailer parks cleaned up


Sheriff Mike Yeager has seen enough.

Senoia gets laser to track speeders


The city of Senoia is serious about catching speeders.

Coweta 4-H officers visit with Bush

Coweta County 4-H officers Phillip Kaufman, Cody Disque, Rebecca Miolen, Cameron Brinton and Dane Beatenbough traveled to the White House to meet the president.

Pathways begin crocheting program

The ladies at The Women’s Center at Pathways Center in Newnan are making birthday presents and other gifts for friends and family while they make a new life for themselves.

Police Briefs

Clifton named Fulbright Scholar

A third Coweta County teacher has recently been named a Fulbright Memorial Fund Scholar.

Gardens open to public

The private gardens of featured Coweta County Master Gardeners will be open to the public on the Garden Gate Tour May 22 from 9 am until 2:00 pm. The gardens are filled with nooks and crannies,specialty plants, garden accents, and water features beautifully placed and carefully tended. Each garden has a unique personality.

Teacher of the Year Finalists

Three teachers have been chosen as finalists for 2004 Coweta County Teacher of the Year.



McIntosh and Starr’s Mill girls capture numerous slots on all-region team


Finishing one and two in the region and holding the second and fourth spots in the state, it should be no surprise that McIntosh and Starr’s Mill’s varsity girls soccer teams have a number of players on the all-region team. This team was voted on by the coaches of Region 4-AAAAA based on the player’s performances during the season. Eight coaches participated in the voting. All first team players received votes from at least half of the participating coaches.

Newnan hosts playoff game

The Newnan Lady Cougars will host the first-ever state playoff soccer game played in Drake Stadium tomorrow at 3 p.m. For the third consecutive year, Newnan will meet Brookwood in the quarterfinals of the AAAAA state playoffs.

Ratcliffe named dancer of the month

Peachtree City resident Lindsay Ratcliffe, 12, has been named’s May Dancer of the Month.

New Lazers logo

Peachtree City Youth Soccer Association Lazers U19 Girls won the 2003 national championship and because of this tremendous accomplishment the organization added a star to its logo to represent its first-ever national title.

Anglers place 10th

The Peachtree City Anglers placed 10th in The Georgia B.A.S.S. Chapter Federation Top Six Classic at Lake Eufala

Flash ready for state meet

The Peachtree City Flash spring track team competed in the annual GRPA District Track Meet April 23-24. Six teams within the district competed for an opportunity to advance to the state track meet this weekend in Augusta.

Lacrosse team closing out season

The Peachtree City high school lacrosse team saved their best for last and never looked better, rebounding from two recent close losses in a dynamic victory on the road against Gwinnett. The win in the final regular season game moves their season record to 10-2 overall and 9-2 in the North Georgia Lacrosse League.

Starr’s Mill takes 3rd in region meet


The Starr’s Mill boys track team hosted the region 4-AAAAA track meet last Saturday and Monday. The Panthers placed third and had region champions in the 1,600-meter run, the 3,200-meter run and the pole vault, along with a number of other solid finishes. McIntosh’s track team placed eighth overall but had some strong performances at the meet as well.

Lady Chiefs and Panthers make Elite Eight in soccer


Neither team has allowed a goal so far in the AAAAA state soccer playoffs and McIntosh and Starr’s Mill would prefer to keep it that way. But the road will get a little tougher now that they have made the quarterfinals.

USCS Asphalt Thunder Tour comes to Senoia

The United Sprint Car Series Asphalt Thunder Tour will be in action this Saturday night at Senoia Speedway. The USCS winged outlaw sprint cars are pound-for-pound the most powerful short track racing cars in the world, and will be turning the fastest speeds ever recorded the 3/8-mile paved oval.

Ladies golf tournament

The Turtle Open Ladies Golf Tournament was held at Planterra Golf Course April 22 for the 9th year in a row.



Through it all ...


It was a warm summer Sunday in 1979 and the worship service was underway. Sunday School had concluded with much lively discussion in the Adult Class, the children had just learned of the triumph of David, the king-to-be, over the giant Goliath, and, as always, the youth had challenged the skill and resources of the teacher.

Moms Are superheroes

Contributing Writer

The world has seen many superheroes, all blessed with fantastic powers that defy explanation. Superman can fly, has x-ray vision, super strength, and super hearing. The Flash runs faster than the speed of light. Batman defeats any criminal and gets out of the tightest spots with the cool gizmos from his utility belt. The Hulk turns into a big green guy who stomps around and yells a lot when he gets mad. The Boy would say he’s a lot like me.



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