The Fayette Citizen-Special Sections

Wednesday, March 21, 2001


Witness: 'A. K. popped him'

A witness said Karl Bryan Hodge shot drug dealer Adolf Stubbs as the two drove in an SUV later found abandoned and burning in Fayette County almost two years ago, according to testimony in Hodge's Fayette County murder trial Tuesday. The murder was the result of a drug deal double-cross, witnesses said.

Land use vs. historic house

A new land use plan for the area around Ga. Highway 74 at Redwine Road will get its first test Thursday, and the fate of Fayette's second oldest home is at stake.

Courthouse/jail bids to be opened

Design work on a new jail and courthouse complex for Fayette County is complete and bids are currently being received from construction firms that want to do the job.

Unhappy parents push for Kedron school redistricting

Students from Kedron Hills subdivision in Peachtree City are feeling left out, according to Maria Kachadurian, a parent who lives there.

Tax equity battle heats up; Cities vow to go to court

The smoldering fires of disagreement over tax equity in Fayette County have flared up again as local city officials prepare to take legal action in the controversy.

May-Peeples house rich in Fayette history

Just 11 years after the formation of Fayette County, a man named Druery May built a two-story house at the corner of what is now Redwine Road and Ga. Highway 74 south.

Hecht scrambling on last day of session

As the clock ticks down on the 2001 session of the Georgia General Assembly today, Fayette's Sen. Greg Hecht is engaged in a last-minute flurry of activity in hopes of getting some more of his bills passed.

Commission to vote on fire impact fees

Fayette County commissioners Thursday are expected to adopt the ordinance that will govern collection of impact fees to help pay for fire services.

Fayette not yet to become a judicial district

Despite rumors to the contrary, there appears to be no current push to make Fayette County its own judicial circuit.

School board rejects Friday start for 2002

There will be no Friday start date for Fayette County schools in 2002.

Board adopts school council plan

Plans are in place to put local advisory councils in at least three Fayette County schools.

Planners eye expansion of Whitewater

Fayette County Planning Commission members don't have a problem with owner Robert Brooks' plan to add 127 acres to the Whitewater Creek community.

Teachers' dismissal policy delayed

The Fayette County School System isn't quite ready to move forward with a non-renewal policy for teachers.

Fire Department hoping for space on proposed Sprint tower in Brooks

Like everything else, the need for emergency communications towers in Fayette County is growing.

Pre-school registration planned

Pre-school registration for the 2001-2002 school year will be April 19 from 9 - 11 a.m. and 4 - 6 p.m. at the following schools: Burch Elementary, East Fayette Elementary, North Fayette Elementary, Peachtree City Elementary, Tyrone Elementary.

Kindergarten registration set

Kindergarten registration for the 2001-2002 school year will be at the elementary school in your district April 19 from 9 - 11 a.m. and 4 - 6 p.m.

Local students' oratory wins Optimist contest

Four Fayette students placed in the Optimist International Oratorical Contest for Zone 10 recently at the Fayette County Public Library.

Natural gas discconection moratorium ends

The Public Service Commission is urging consumers and natural gas marketers alike to be aware of their responsibilities as the end of the commission's moratorium on natural gas disconnections approaches.

Police Blotter

ARC sets open houses on transportation plan

The Atlanta Regional Commission is planning a series of open houses on the fiscal year 2002-2004 Transportation Improvement Program.

Dining Guide

Home cooking with a twist

Pauli Reep is right at home in the kitchen any kitchen. In fact, she'd just as soon cook in your house as in her own.

Award winning chef in College Park

President Michael Bologna, CEC, of the Greater Atlanta Chapter of the American Culinary Federation, presents Peachtree City resident and Sysco Corporate Executive Chef and center-of-the-plate specialist John Osborne, CWC, with the culinary organization's Associate of the Year award for 2000. The ACF recently conducted its annual awards dinner at Turner Field's 755 Club. The Sysco corporation is headquartered in College Park.

The Bermuda Triangle of dining
Food Critic

The "buzz" is starting to surround Fayette County.


Home Improvement

Digging and building


The home of George and Ellen Long, on Ga. Highway 92 just north of Fayetteville, looks like most of the houses in the area from the road, with perhaps the slight exception of the Spanish moss growing on a tree in the front yard.
Extension Office offers composting class

Do you find yourself cleaning up yard debris and turning it into black gold?

Luxury abounds in today's bathroom

More than ever, today's bathrooms provide an escape from reality and the daily stresses of life.

Getting ready to garden

Any time of the year can be the right time to get ready to add a garden to your home. Here are a few tips to get you started.

Grow a healthy lawn

Want to maintain a lush, weed-free lawn? There are a few steps you can take to do just that.

Landscape your home with all-America rose selections

Trying to decide which type of rose to plant? Look no further. Each of the 2001 All-America Rose Selections winners can help enhance your yard in different ways.


Chamber's golf tournament is next week

Everyone's excited about the upcoming tune-up for The Masters Golf Tournament hosted by the Fayette County Chamber.

Pathway's Mitchell named to Ga. Chamber board

Douglas Mitchell, founder and chairman of Pathway Communities, has been named to the Georgia Chamber Board of Directors.


Panthers, Lady Tigers win county track meet

The Fayette County girls and Starr's Mill boys won bragging rights last week in the county track meet at Starr's Mill High School.

Local baseball teams play classic games

The Fayette County Tigers baseball team hosted the Sandy Creek Patriots on Friday, beginning an exciting weekend of baseball. On the mound for the Tigers was Josh Hunter, who had pitched a no-hitter against the Glynn Academy Terrors in the Jekyll Island Tournament the previous weekend.

Lady Panther to play for Georgia Southwestern next year

Melissa Scheid, a left fielder for the Starr's Mill varsity softball team and a graduating senior, signed a letter of intent to play at Georgia Southwestern State University in Americus, Ga. next year.

McIntosh tennis teams sweep Lovejoy, play well at Granger Invitational

The McIntosh tennis teams hosted Lovejoy last week before heading to the Granger Invitational over the weekend.

Bob Jones Tournament coming to Fayetteville this summer

Robert Tyre "Bobby" Jones is considered by many people to be the greatest amateur golfer ever, and it's coming to Fayette County.


Anything Goes' is Sandy Creek's spring musical


Some time in the early 1930s, Vinton Freedly found himself hiding from creditors on a fishing boat in the Gulf of Panama.
FCHS Select Chorus celebrates American innovation through song and dance


Since the creation of the Unites States of America, this country has been creating noble inventions and making amazing discoveries.
"Cinderella" comes to the Fox Theatre


Perhaps the most famous dysfunctional family of all is Cinderella's step-family.

Italy and Sicily through Mary's eyes

It's been a while since I've shared with readers our daughter Mary's adventures in Europe.

FCHS English teacher set to sign his first novel

The Fayette Book Shop will hold a book signing for local author and teacher Harry Ernest Fitch. Fitch is the "Gifted English" teacher at Fayette County High School and a graduate of Kent State University.

Friends of Library seeking new members

The Friends of the Fayette County Public Library will hold its General Membership Meeting on Monday, March 26 at 7 p.m. in the Dorothea Redwine Meeting Room at the Library.

Mike's sure-fire, can't miss Oscar picks

The Oscars are coming! The Oscars are coming!


We can all learn from the 'Prayer of Jabez'
Religion Columnist

Bruce Wilkinson, founder of Walk Through the Bible Ministry, has become very effective in calling the church's attention to two verses of the Old Testament: 1 Chronicles 4: 10,11. The two verses contain what Wilkinson has popularized in a book as The Prayer of Jabez. The New American Standard Bible (Update Edition) translates the two verses as: "Jabez was more honorable than his brothers, and his mother named him Jabez saying, 'Because I bore him with pain.' Now Jabez called on the God of Israel saying, 'Oh that you would bless me indeed and enlarge my border, and that your hand might be with me, and that you would keep me from harm that it may not pain me.' And God granted him what he requested.

Christian music concert planned at Holy Trinity Church Saturday

Jerry Aull of Peachtree City and Denis Grady of Calgary, Canada, will perform a free concert of Christian music Saturday, March 24, at 8 p.m. at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Peachtree City.

Religion Briefs

Antioch Baptist plans Easter musical, sunrise service

Members of Antioch Baptist Church will present a musical entitled "Hail to the King" during their service on Friday, April 13 (Good Friday), at 7 p.m. The Lord's Supper also will be celebrated.

Garner assumes pastorate at Antioch Baptist

The Rev. Jerry Garner was recently welcomed to Antioch Baptist Church in Fayetteville as its new pastor. Garner lives in Senoia with his wife, Dena, and two children, Zane and Kara Ann.



Figuring out who killed the 'Delta family'

I'm no expert on Delta Air Lines, but I know more about the company than the average person knows about the average big company.

At the crossroads: Equality or spoils?
One Citizen's Perspective

There are those in our society whose very livelihood depends on keeping us divided based on our personal identification with various groups by race, gender, ethnicity, religious beliefs, economic status, and a host of other distinguishing traits that make each human a unique specimen.

They live among us, these robots
Laugh Lines

There is a conspiracy afoot. Someone is turning the human race into robots. I would either guess it is the government or big-corporate America, but since they have merged, I guess that is a moot point. Nevertheless, everyday I see more and more of these "robot people" replacing what used to be flesh-and-blood people.


Delta pilot: No apology for union's actions

So what's a conservative to do? Ostensibly wanting to avoid government interference and class warfare, how does he advocate both, to keep those pesky unions from interfering with the big money clubs, and still give the appearance of self-righteousness? Well, the methods seem to vary by conservative.

Pilots' dispute with Delta has many facets besides just pay

In response to the Delta employee's letter (The Citizen, March 14), I'd like to set the record straight.

4-H shooting program has tried to be a good neighbor in south Fayette

In response to Mrs. Buchanan's letter about the Fayette County 4-H Shooting Awareness, Fundamentals and Education (S.A.F.E.) range, let's get the facts straight.

We should support programs for youth like 4-H

It will be increasingly difficult to find a spot of land that isn't designated residential or commercial in the near future, so where does that leave our organizations like 4-H?

People misunderstood about shelter killing cat

First, let me thank all who have called to offer their sympathy for my family's loss of our pet cat. I received several calls since my letter was printed March 7.

2 sides to this cat killing story

A kill first and ask questions later policy?

Many causes for upset along PTC cart paths

Larry Robinson, please accept my sympathy for your condition. Facing life while burdened by unreasonable fears can be tough. I hope you get professional help.

Animal Control has a tough job, but does it well

This is in response to the letters regarding the cat that was euthanized by animal control. First of all, let me say that it was indeed a tragic ending to a loved pet's life. However, I would like to make people aware that they must take a more active roll in locating a lost pet.

Needed for cart path pets: Uniformed police, not another city ordinance

How sad that a reader needs to carry a stick to protect himself from unleashed dogs. Unfortunately, another ordinance, which won't be enforced any more than the current one, is not the answer.

New blood for PTC Development Authority

Could the winds of positive change be blowing in our community? You will recall that a few months ago, Peachtree City Councilman Dan Tennant proposed setting term limitations on the members of Development Authority and the other municipal authorities. Tennant's motion was rejected. The reasons for the denial were not enough people were applying and the City Council itself could control limits on the terms by not re-appointing the same members.

Clinton pardons were unlawful; urge President Bush to revoke them

President Bush has the authority to declare null and void the 43 pardons issued by former President Clinton during his final hours in the White House.

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