Friday, June 11, 2004


Jordan leaves budget hearings without a resource officer


Fayette County Sheriff’s Department Lt. Col. Bruce Jordan did not leave Wednesday’s county budget hearings a happy man.

Funds OK’d for DAPC, but PTC council urges selection of new attorney


The Peachtree City City Council has thrown a financial lifeline to its development authority, but it comes with a string attached.

Missing Fayette girl found safe; now in custody of DFCS

A 2-year-old Fayette County girl who was the subject of a missing persons alert Tuesday afternoon was found unharmed the next day at a relative’s home in Alabama, police said.

Suspects in Clayton gun assault arrested here


Fayette County sheriff’s deputies diffused an altercation Wednesday afternoon between a woman’s boyfriend and her parents that began in Clayton County, police said.

New PTC public works director named

Peachtree City’s new public works director will begin work here Monday, June 28, according to City Manager Bernie McMullen.

PTC July 4th parade ‘booked solid’

“We are full, 100 percent booked solid,” said Jim O’Connell, a program director for the Peachtree City Recreation Department, which handles the event. This year it is scheduled for Saturday, July 3 since July 4 falls on a Sunday.

PTC gets grant for landscape enhancements on east Hwy. 54

Peachtree City has been awarded a grant from the Georgia Department of Transportation for landscape enhancements for east Ga. Highway 54, extending from Peachtree Parkway to the city limits.

Vendor cost lowered for PTC fireworks celebration

The cost of a booth for vendors wanting to sell food and related July 4th items at Peachtree City’s July 4th fireworks display has been reduced to $200.

Police Blotter

Residents should not see a school tax jump


Residents in can breathe a little easier about their property tax bills this year.

Residents must petition for package sales

If Senoia residents want to see a liquor store in town, they need to sign a petition to allow the issue on the November ballot.

Erin Burns to perform in ‘The Fantasticks’

Newnan native Erin Burns headlines the cast of performers as Luisa in an upcoming production of “The Fantasticks,” to be presented June 17, 18, 19, 24, 25 and 26 by the LaGrange Opera Theater (LOT). A member of the Lafayette Society for Performing Arts, the production will be held at Price Theater in LaGrange, announced Anne Duraski, Artistic Director and LOT Founder.

Excavatiion safety bill passes

Senate Resolution 989, which creates a Senate Study Committee on Excavation Safety, passed the General Assembly during the 2004 session. The committee, chaired by Sen. Mitch Seabaugh (R-Sharpsburg), will consider the conditions and safety of excavation related to utility facilities. Increased growth and development throughout Georgia has resulted in a rising amount of excavation which has brought a greater risk of injury and damage to property. This committee will examine needs and conditions and recommend actions or legislation which they deem appropriate.

‘No smoking’ all over PTC?


A south metro community may join the nation-wide movement against smoking.


Fayette drivers come out strong at AMS

Atlanta Motor Speedway kicked off its seventh season of Thursday Thunder last week with a near-record crowd and an evening full of spills and thrills. Below is a look at the Fayette County drivers who competed and how they fared.

Delta Waterfowl chapter hosts fund raising dinner for waterfowl conservation

Help support waterfowl conservation and have a great time by attending the Delta Waterfowl Annual Waterfowl Heritage Fund dinner, hosted by the Georgia Chapter of the Delta Waterfowl Foundation.

Give him the great outdoors for Father’s Day

Do you have the best dad in the world? How do you express that? Ties, belts, dinner?


Which case is most important to all of us?

Religion Columnist

Consider the following court cases that have, to one extent or another, grabbed the attention of the media

Ph.D. in stupid

Contributing Writer

Some rather stupid stuff has been done over the years.Trust me, I know.I was there doing it.

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