Friday, June 4, 2004


Budget gets tentative O.K.


It appears next year’s school budget may have a little good news for Fayette’s taxpayers.

PTC youth coach cited for tripping baseball player


A Peachtree City youth baseball coach has been charged with disorderly conduct after he intentionally tripped a player from the opposing team during a hotly contested game Tuesday night, police said.

3 held for murder in death of Starr’s Mill student


Three men are being held in jail for the murder of a Starr’s Mill High School student two months ago in what Coweta County deputies are calling a drug-related robbery attempt.

New school calendar features fall minibreak


Parents who were hoping students would have a full week off during the fall of 2005 will have to change those travel plans.

DOT: Hwy. 54 widening to begin ‘soon’


Commuters heading to Fayette and Coweta counties got some good news this week.

Brown: County wanted to avoid new SPLOST law


Peachtree City Mayor Steve Brown thinks the Fayette County Commission was unfair with its recent vote to hold a referendum for a special purpose local option sales tax for transportation projects.

Commission hopeful says county SPLOST jilts PTC

Peachtree City Mayor Steve Brown isn’t the only person opposing the recent SPLOST vote from the Fayette County Commission.

Hotel-motel money for Falcon Field still in holding pattern

Peachtree City’s Airport Authority will have to wait a little longer to get its hotel-motel tax funds.

Seabaugh to serve on Senate committee studying youth crime

State Sen. Mitch Seabaugh, who represents part of west Fayette County, has been named to the Senate Study Committee on Youth and Crime.

Local robot maker awarded

The Atlanta Hobby Robot Club sponsored the annual Robot Rally contest recently at SciTrek in Atlanta.


Baseball mania grips Coweta


Today promises to be one of the biggest days in the county’s sports history.

Confederate artifacts on display at library


Roberta “Bert” Landrum of Sharpsburg has loaned a number of family Confederate artifacts for display at the Newnan-Coweta Public Library.

International flights on the rise

Travelers passing through Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport will have a greater selection of flight destinations to choose from this year.

Courthouse celebration nears


While hundreds wander the Coweta County Courthouse grounds tomorrow and marvel at the historic structure, many will wonder about the history of the famous building.

Habitat ready for Woman Build House

Newnan-Coweta Habitat for Humanity’s first Women Build House will be constructed in honor of Mrs. Jean Daane. The affiliate’s Board of Directors along with the Women Build Committee voted unanimously to honor Mrs. Daane, a board member, past president and long time volunteer with NCHFH.

NJSL accepting grant applications

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School system has focus on communication with parents, teachers

Over the past two years, the Coweta County School System has worked to develop several new approaches and resources in the areas of communication, human resources, leadership, student support services, teaching and learning, and finances. One of those areas, communication, has been a particular focus.

Scholar honored by ABWA

The American Business Women’s Association, Coweta Chapter, honored Elizabeth (Beth) Gotham as the 2004 ABWA Coweta County Secondary Education Scholarship recipient at the chapter’s annual Awards Dinner May 18. The $1,000 scholarship may be used for secondary education in any accredited college, university, vocational or technical school.


From the office to the track


Peachtree City resident Ed Clark has been with Atlanta Motor Speedway since 1992. He is the president and general manager of the speedway and is a big fan of racing. In 1979, Clark drove in a Goody’s Dash race at Rockingham and finished 12th. He thought that might have been the end of his racing career, but he was wrong. Clark raced in six of the 10 races in the Thursday Thunder series at Atlanta Motor Speedway last year and is back this year in the Masters division searching for his first win. His best finish last year was fifth place.

Lightning tryouts start June 14

The AFC Lightning Soccer Club will have tryouts for boys and girls the week of June 14 at the soccer fields at McCurry Park in Fayetteville.

Full night of racing in Senoia

In the Georgia Asphalt Series (GAS) 100-lap feature last weekend, Fredrick Moore recorded the fastest time in qualifying with a 14.355-second lap.ÊMoore rolled a five on the dice which advanced Bobby East to the pole position with Warren Mobley starting along side East on the front row.


Religious icons can be mysterious

Religion Columnist

According to a Reuters report, several statues of Jesus Christ and the Virgin Mary in a hall near Brisbane, Australia, have apparently been bleeding and weeping rose oil. The Catholic Church, according to the report, has launched an investigation. Hundreds of people have flocked to the Vietnamese community hall near St. Mary’s Church following news that several statues, crucifixes, tablecloths, and a set of prayer beads were oozing rose-scented oil.

School’s out for Carrot Top

Contributing Writer

Saturday started like all Saturday mornings did on Flamingo Street. I was lying in bed, still half-asleep, not wanting to wake up and fighting the urge to hit my twin brother Mark with my pillow. The scraping sound of metal against concrete drifted through the cracked bedroom window as Mr. Thomas, our next-door neighbor, drug his shiny new aluminum trash cans to the street for pick up by the brown and white trucks of the Clean Sweep Sanitation Company.

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