The Fayette Citizen-Special Sections

Wednesday, January 3, 2001


Planners to consider Wieland subdivision

John Wieland Homes will go before the Fayette County Planning Commission Thursday with a rezoning request for the county portion of a much larger Peachtree City subdivision.

School Board's senior members plan for growth

Fayette County Board of Education members Greg Powers and Mickey Littlefield take their seats this month as the senior members of the board as they welcome three newly elected women Marion Key, Janet Smola and Terri Smith.

State reprimands day care director

The director of a local day care center has been forbidden from operating the facility after a state investigation into allegations that she injured an 8-year-old girl in her care.

PTC's bird count adds 2 new species

Close the books on the Peachtree City Christmas Bird Count for 2000.

Chamber sets Annual Banquet for Jan. 13

It's time to "connect with your calendar" and set aside Saturday, Jan. 13, 2001 for the annual Fayette County Chamber Meeting and Awards Banquet.

Candles cited as cause of house fire on Inman Rd.

A blaze started by votive candles severely damaged a local family's home Thursday afternoon, according to fire officials.

PTC Council to consider renewal of moratorium on multifamily housing

The Peachtree City Council is scheduled to consider reenacting its multifamily housing moratorium at its regular meeting Thursday night.

Arson possible cause of Corinth Road house fire

Local fire officials suspect arson may have played a role in a fire that totally destroyed an unoccupied home on Corinth Road on Christmas Day.

Commission to organize for 2001

Getting its house in order for 2001 will be the primary business of the Fayette County Commission as it meets this afternoon.

Westmoreland expects busy session

When the General Assembly convenes Monday, House Minority Leader Lynn Westmoreland, R-Sharpsburg, expects a busy session.

Water, taxes, education top Hecht's 2001 agenda

In addition to tax cuts, teen driving restrictions, additional education and election reforms, and discussions of changing the state flag, Hecht expects management of water resources to be a hot topic in 2001.

Seabaugh: water could be key for Fayette in upcoming General Assembly session

Water use could become a significant issue for Fayette residents to watch in the 2001 Georgia legislative session, according to Mitch Seabaugh, who will represent parts of Fayette and Coweta counties this year in the House of Representatives.

School board to address building issue Monday

The Fayette County Board of Education will discuss how it wants to manage construction projects in 2001 during a work session Monday at 7 p.m.

School starts back Monday

Fayette County students return to school Monday, Jan. 8 following a two-week-plus winter break.

Westmoreland to address Republican breakfast

State Rep. Lynn Westermoreland, the newly elected House minority leader, will speak to Fayette County Republicans at their monthly meeting.

Cell tower on Brooks agenda

The Brooks Town Council will hear a proposal for a comunications tower today.

Human Services Council gets organized for 2000

Fayette County's Human Services Council, which works to coordinate the efforts of human service agencies in the county, will have its organizational meeting Monday, Jan. 8. The meeting will be at noon at Fayette Community Hospital.

Police Blotter

Hearings set on hunting rules

The Georgia Department of Natural Resources, Wildlife Resources Division has scheduled eight public meetings throughout the state to give sportsmen and women an opportunity to discuss and make suggestions for changes in the hunting regulations for the 2001-2002 and 2002-2003 hunting seasons.

Prime Timers

Remembering past Prime Timer stories
As the Prime Timer pages roll over into a new year, I thought I would take a trip through the Prime Timer pages past.
'Aging in Georgia' coming to Fayette
The popular senior program "Aging in Georgia" will be expanding its horizons and viewing audience in the near future.
Hearing loss affects entire family
Hearing loss has significant effects on all the members of a family, as well as on the person with the hearing loss.


Fayette County now boasts the second lowest unemployment rate in the region

In figures released last week, the county's rate dropped from 2 percent in October to 1.4 percent in November. Only Forsyth County with an unemployment rate of 1 percent has a lower rate than Fayette in the Atlanta region.

Start the year with a smart plan

For small business owners, the new year is an opportune time to create or update your company's business plan. A well-developed business plan is crucial when looking for financial backing or strategic partners. The Georgia Society of CPAs provides the following advice for creating a critical road map for business growth.

Leaders want regional water authority

The Metro Atlanta Chamber and the Regional Business Coalition recently endorsed The Clean Water Initiative to address wastewater capacity and stormwater runoff problems.

Fayette County Chamber of Commerce happenings January 1 - 5


Champions On Ice returns to Phillips Arena

Though the college football season ends tonight and professional football has a few games left, we are entering a doldrum season of professional sports. There will be hockey and basketball to watch, but both sports fail to draw the audience until their playoff season begins and by that time, baseball season has started up again. It seeems that figure skating is the sport that lies between the football season and the baseball season, and this will be a big weekend for fans of figure skating.

Second half of winter athletic season begins this week

If you are chomping at the bit for the second half of the winter season of high school athletics, fear not, the basketball, wrestling and swimming seasons get back underway this weekend.

Sports Calendar


Atlanta Boat Show makes 39th appearance

It is that time of year again.

Offshoot offers murder mystery to raise funds for apprentice program

Just in time to ward off the January blahs, Offshoot Productions will present "Million Dollar Murder: The Final Answer" at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Jan. 5 and 6, at the LaFayette Educational Center in Fayetteville.

Fox Theatre presents "Beauty And The Beast"

The story of "Beauty and the Beast" is well-known.

Notes from a river - bugs and birds

Some notes made on the Tennessee River last spring:

The conclusion of the story

This will be the conclusion of the tale of Jason Retrograde Turnwhistle.

The art of feng shui

I finally figured out why my life has been slightly out of sync for the past 40 odd years.


Want to keep your New Year's resolutions? Lock into God's will...
Religion Columnist

New Year's Resolutions are no better and no more powerful than the "will power" behind them. We're great at fulfilling first of the year resolutions for the first few days or even first few weeks. But, as the year passes along, our "will power" trickles down to nothing to such an extent that we forget our resolution(s) until the next New Year.

Tickets for Atlanta Passion Play go on sale Jan.12

Fayette and other area residents interested in attending this year's performance of the Atlanta Passion Play can order tickets beginning Jan. 12 when tickets go on sale by phone, mail order, or at the Atlanta Passion Play box office on Peachtree Rd. in Atlanta. Box office hours are 9 a.m. until 4 p.m., Monday through Friday.

PTC First Baptist to offer Bible study classes

The First Baptist Church of Peachtree City will offer several Bible study classes beginning this month and continuing for several weeks into the new year. Childcare for all classes is free with reservations.

Religion Briefs



Resolutions for the new millennium

Here it is: 2001.

New education bill brings more strings
One Citizen's Perspective

In a flurry of eleventh-hour presidential activity that has included over 60 pardons and one highly controversial federal judicial appointment, President Clinton signed the last budget bill of his eight-year tenure on Dec. 21st. After months of on-again, off-again partisan negotiations, the omnibus spending bill was approved by Congress and will provide funds for the departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and the Department of Education.

I predict 2001!
Laugh Lines

Time for my yearly predictions, or as George W. might say, "Time for mine year predictations."


Photo tour of changing Peachtree City vistas

[Editor's note: Longtime Peachtree City resident Vern Darley recently took his camera around Peachtree City to document his impressions of a city's changing faces.]

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