Council elections set for
Two seats on the City Council of
Peachtree City will be up for grabs Tuesday when
voters go to the polls to cast their ballots for Post
1 and Post 2.
Dirty campaign tactics
As the pace picks up in the
final week of the City Council campaign, charges of
dirty tricks are flying back and forth over the use
of a telephone survey on behalf of one of the
Design group chosen for
The City Council of Peachtree
City at last week's regular monthly meeting
unanimously approved a contractor for the design of
its new police station.
plans site tour
The Peachtree City
Beautification Committee is inviting the public and
anyone interested in becoming a member to tour a
couple of local sites tomorrow morning as the
committee considers its future plans.
- Towns buzzing with
- With Halloween falling on a
Sunday this year, your little ghosts and goblins
will have three days to celebrate the holiday.
There are dozens of Halloween activities for
children of all ages and interests to enjoy this
weekend, many of them costing nothing.
Council candidates speak
out one last time
revise standard media policy
The Peachtree City Police
Department has recently updated its standard
operating procedure for dealing with the distribution
of information to the media, but the changes are
relatively minor, according to a department
Commuter trains could be
chugging down the tracks soon to Senoia
Senoia might soon be reliving
its historic past as a railroad town, if the Atlanta
Regional Commission's transportation plan comes to
Natural gas marketer goes
Residents may have been shocked
this week to learn that Coweta-Fayette EMC's natural
gas marketer, Peachtree Natural Gas, went into
Chapter 11 bankruptcy.
New director named at
One of Senoia's leading citizens
will usher in the millennium as the head of the
Newnan-Coweta Chamber Commerce.
Senoia turns down grant for
The city of Senoia has decided
to pass on a potential grant that could have brought
two more policeman on the streets.
- Convention center
still under consideration
- Newnan officials recently
got a better idea of what the public wants to see
in a proposed convention center for the county.
More than 2,000 brave
elements to attend EMC meeting
Rain didn't dampen the spirits
of approximately 2,000 people who showed up at
Coweta-Fayette EMC's annual meeting.
Management class offered at
The Newnan-Coweta Chamber of
Commerce and the Division of Continuing
Education/Public Services at the State University of
West Georgia is offering a new management series in
Coweta County this fall.
County's 911 handles more
September proved to be a very
busy month for Coweta County 911
Lady Cannons visit Clemson,
write to and honor Mia Hamm
The 90 Lady Cannons, an Athena
Division soccer team composed of 11 girls from
Newnan, were recently invited to a Clemson University
Lady Tigers soccer game. The Lady Cannons were
special guests of the team as Clemson took on the
second-ranked Lady Cornhuskers of Nebraska.
Panthers and Patriots
battle for bragging rights, playoffs
If you were at last year's
football game between Starr's Mill and Sandy Creek,
you'd know why it is important that you don't miss
this year's match.
Chiefs champions of area,
falter in state sectionals
The McIntosh Chiefs volleyball
team recently traveled to the home of their rivals,
the Fayette County Tigers, for the AAAA Area 2
A suggestion on whom NOT to
vote for in PTC
Until Wednesday afternoon, I had
not intended to occupy this space or have any comment
on the Peachtree City Council races next Tuesday.
That was before a telephone call to me from one of
the three candidates for the open seat.
Candidate Perlman ignored
PTC tree-save rules at his new office
It was President Lyndon B.
Johnson who said, You know, doing what is right
is easy. The problem is knowing what is right
(The Johnson Years: The Difference He
Made by R.L. Hardesty, p.181).
Why Perlman's motivations
It is an unfortunate sign of the
times, but most Americans tend to question the
motivations of those running for political office.
While we all hope the candidate's only goal is to
serve as the best representative of their
constituents, there are many times when we question
where the candidate's loyalties really lie.
Perlman faxes statement
The major challenge facing
Peachtree City is protecting our neighborhoods and
our quality of life. The major issue in this
campaign, however, is trust. Who can you trust to
protect our Peachtree City neighborhoods from
overdevelopment? I am the only candidate for
Peachtree City Council who has refused to take
political contributions from Peachtree City
developers. In his last campaign, Dan Tennant's
largest political contribution came from John
Proffitt, a Peachtree City developer. In this
campaign, Chuck Lehman's largest political
contributions have come from Bob Adams Homes, a
developer who is currently seeking a rezoning from
the city council.
supporters extol their virtures, criticize opponents
I see the election as a chance
for Peachtree City's Council to have a new face.
Council members who interact, listen, and are
effective. I disagree that we should elect someone
who has nothing better to do or a person who has
served on the council for two terms and has been
ineffective in obtaining support for her position.
In a recent issue of your
newspaper, you allowed a candidate for City Council
in Peachtree City to express his displeasure that
another candidate had the resources available to do
some simple polling to see how voters really stood on
the issue of developers.
This year's political campaign
has been very interesting and I have made a point to
follow all the candidate's platforms very closely.
On Nov. 2, I will be voting for
Chuck Lehman for City Councilman, Post 2, based on
his question and answer interview in the Atlanta
Integrity, perseverance and
awareness are qualities we all look for today when we
are voting. Add to these compassion and a true
interest in Peachtree City residents and you come up
with a councilwoman whose name is Annie McMenamin.
Today, we often question whether
we should even bother to vote. I write this letter
urging everyone eligible to take the time to vote,
then urging each one even more to cherish that vote
enough to make it worthwhile. We disdain politicians
and look down on them and their motivation because we
have put in office individuals who should not have
been representing us. It is our own fault.
Mayor's Don't vote, don't
ask' policy is the height or arrogance
Here is my reply to Mayor Lenox.
Mayor just trying to wake
up nodding voters
Re: Mayor Bob
editorial [The Citizen, Oct. 20]: The editorial
doesn't speak well of the news media.
Columnist should examine
her own prejudices
Satterthwaite falls prey to her personal prejudice in
the midst of an earnest attempt to combat what she
perceives as exclusivism. In her recent column Ms.
Satterthwaite takes offense at words used by a
candidate for Peachtree City Council who she leaves
unnamed, but easily identifiable.
Columnist presumptuous to
Having read and been
flabbergasted by Angry Sallie
Satterthwaite's opinion piece about one unnamed
candidate for Peachtree City Council [The Citizen,
Oct. 13], I just had to respond. Please forward this
letter to her.