The Fayette Citizen-Special Sections
Friday, January 29, 1999


PTC police write 62% more traffic tickets in '98
Major crime, traffic accidents and traffic fatalities went down in 1998 from 1997, but traffic citations issued last year rose by 62 percent, Peachtree City police reports show.

Computer weather coming to your radio
Meteorologists at Peachtree City's National Weather Service facility are teaching the new NOAA Weather Radio to "speak Georgian."

After gas deal, PTC eyes trash hauling franchise
Peachtree City may investigate a franchise-type agreement for trash hauling in the city, but one major factor in determining whether to do that may be missing: the amount of garbage generated in the city.

Planners vote 3­2 against 42-home project on east side
Housing density on the city's east side should remain at current levels, the Peachtree City Planning Commission concluded Monday.

Tyrone slammed for special meeting
The honeymoon for Tyrone Mayor Sheryl Lee may have come to an end.

Newnan bank to be acquired for $125 million
Another local bank will soon have a North Carolina corporate address.

PTC stops work on 2 developments
Stop-work orders for construction at the MarketPlace shopping development at Ga. Highway 54 and 74, and for septic line installation at the Meade Sports Fields on Hwy. 74 south, were issued by Peachtree City enforcement officials over the last two weeks.

PTC Mayor Lenox tells why council voted against rezoning for The Mews
Peachtree City Mayor Box Lenox read a statement during the Jan. 21 city council meeting that explained the council's reasoning behind its denial of rezoning for an upscale shopping center--The Mews--at the corner of Ga. Highway 54 and Walt Banks Road.

Newnan bank to be acquired for $125 million
Another local bank will soon have a North Carolina corporate address.

Senoia native gets ready for the biggest game of his life
When Morten Anderson's field goal split the uprights in the Atlanta Falcons NFC Championship game against the Minnesota Vikings, one era came to an end and a new one began.

Coweta Festivals offering residents a summer preview
Residents looking to escape the winter blues can get a little taste of summer color next weekend.

Board retreats to Ala.
During last weekend's Coweta County Board of Education retreat in Auburn, the catch-phrase was growth.

Book fair is set for tomorrow
Come one, come all to Old Town Sharpsburg this weekend for the town's book fair.

Smith named to Appropriations Committee
State Rep. Lynn Smith, R-Newnan, has been named to the House Appropriations Committee. Smith was recently named to the committee by House Speaker Tom Murphy, D-Bremen.

Survey company wants to know the best of Newnan
QCN Corporation, a St. Louis-based research company focusing on the collection and distribution of city-specific information, announced this week that Newnan will be included in the 1999 Citizens' Choice Poll.

Theatre opening is reset
The Jan.30 opening of Newnan Community Theatre Company's production of Little Stories by Aaron Shepard has been cancelled due to an injury to one of its cast members.


PTC track registration under way
Registration began on Monday Jan. 25 for the youth track program sponsored by the Peachtree City Recreation Department. Children between 7 to 14 years of age (as of Dec. 31, 1999) are eligible to participate.

Heated rivalries abound on Tuesday
Tuesday night was a night of big basketball rivalries. It was the second time that teams had faced each other this season and things have changed since they last met.

High school sports this weekend
On Friday, Jan. 29 Fayette County hosts Starr's Mill and Pike County in a wrestling meet.

Catching up with the wrestling teams
Starr's Mill participated in the Northwest Metro Invitational this past weekend and took sixth place. The Panthers had seven placers in the tournament. Gary James took second place at 103 while Chris Coleman finished in second place at 145.

Special Sections

Act now to get the most out of a Roth IRA
Opening a Roth IRA can boost your retirement savings significantly and the time to start saving is now.

AARP Tax-Aide volunteers available in Fayette, Coweta
Although many individuals look ahead at how much their investments will be worth if the market continues to rise, it may be a good idea to consider what will happen if it sags instead.

Turning to professional advisor saves time, money
More Americans are turning to professional investment management as a timesaving, effective alternative to managing their own investments.