The Fayette Citizen-Special Sections
Friday, November 12, 1999


Local schools near top of state rankings

Braelinn Elementary School and McIntosh High School were both ranked second in the state among elementary and secondary schools this week by The Center for Education Policy in Atlanta.

Foxworthy at New Hope next week

Comedian Jeff Foxworthy will be the featured speaker at the fourth annual Wild Game Dinner Tuesday, Nov. 16, at 6 p.m. under the big tent at New Hope Baptist Church in Fayetteville.

Annexation moratorium renewed, but West Village still a possibility

The City Council is continuing to hold fast against any annexation into Peachtree City — sort of.

Dry summer brings higher water bills

The lack of water this summer has apparently had an effect on residents of Peachtree City — in the wallet.

Industrial park development a concern in traffic debate
Is new commercial and industrial development still welcome in Peachtree City, now that its traffic impact ordinance is in place?

Home Depot site plan tabled once again

The conceptual site plan for the proposed Home Depot on Ga. Highway 54 West was tabled once again by the Peachtree City Planning Commission at this week's meeting, but city officials say that there has apparently been some progress

City hosts state green space committee

Peachtree City was a showcase for a statewide audience Tuesday as the Governor's Green Space Committee visited City Hall for its regular meeting, which included a golf cart tour of town.

Car wreck injures two

Two Peachtree City teenagers were seriously injured last week after a late-night one-car accident near Waterwood Bend and Brookwood Path.

Region's roads to get a makeover by 2008

In the next 10 years, the transportation infrastructure of Coweta County will be massively changed.

County deals with more water woes

As Coweta County continues to boom, the Coweta County Commission is becoming more and more consumed with the county's water needs.

City, county head to court

The city of Senoia backed up its tough talk in a recent annexation dispute with Coweta County by filing a lawsuit

Coweta honors war hero

The city of Sharpsburg and the Sons of Confederate Veterans, Sharpsburg Sharpshooters, Camp 1729, conducted an unveiling Monday night for a plaque honoring William Thomas Overby.

Chamber is working at helping Shaw's displaced workers
Shaw Industries announced last week that the company would be closing its Newnan facility by the end of the year. The move throws 350 employees out of work, but the Newnan-Coweta Chamber of Commerce is starting a program to help the displaced workers.

Holiday happenings roll into Newnan

Residents eager to get the holidays off to a fun start need to head to downtown Newnan this Sunday.

Collins speaking at Fairmount

U.S. Rep. Mac Collins will visit the Fairmount Alternative School in Newnan, to see the work of Dr. Carmella Scott Williams.

Tower Place is now open for business

We all know the answer to that famous question, “What's the most important thing in real estate?”


Panthers and Patriots prepare for last game of season

They say time flies when you're having fun and there is no doubt that both the Sandy Creek and Starr's Mill football teams are having fun.

Indians have award winning lineman

Defensive end Adrian Stargell of the East Coweta Indians was heralded as a Utilities Protection Center Lineman of the Week.

Sports Calendar


Veteran's remorse: There should be no guilt for not having been sent to the car wreck that was the Vietnam War

I enlisted in the Marine Corps on a Tuesday afternoon, Feb. 10, 1970. Two days later, I left for boot camp and arrived at Parris Island, S. C., on Friday the 13th. The Vietnam War was raging and my next-door neighbor, a kid named Lonnie, had already become an Army Ranger and had been shot to pieces. He survived but recovery would be slow. Jimmy, a soldier, and Joe, a Marine, would not be so fortunate. These friends from high school would be dead at 19 and their names inscribed on The Wall.


Support for traffic ordinance is support for quality of life

Recently, our city politicians passed the Traffic Impact Ordinance in an attempt to prevent further deterioration of the traffic situation along and near the [Ga.] Highway 54 corridor.