The Fayette Citizen-Special Sections

Wednesday, April 18, 2001


City-county tax fight goes to court

Fayette County will ask the Superior Court not to grant local cities' request for mandatory mediation in a tax equity dispute between the county and Tyrone, Peachtree City and Fayetteville.

PTC eyes tax hike for recreation, city debts, E-bike fate on cart paths is uncertain

Thursday night, the Peachtree City Council will consider adopting an increase in the hotel-motel tax to help fund the Development Authority and Airport Authority and proposed capital improvement projects for recreational facilities.

Coach complaints heard

One local youth basketball coach is awaiting a decision on whether he'll be banned from coaching, and another is awaiting a hearing on complaints filed by a local parent.

Publix center in Tyrone faces council questions

The Tyrone Town Council will have to mull over more than 20 recommendations if it wants to approve a Publix shopping center for the town in May.

Former PTC City Attorney Ott to seek Bost's seat

Within a day after Commissioner Harold Bost announced his resignation, a Fayetteville lawyer became the first candidate to throw his hat in the ring to replace Bost.

Bost resigns from commission

Fayette County Commissioner Harold Bost is spending more time out of town these days, too much to be effective as a commissioner, he said.

Qualifying fee, dates to be set for special election to replace Bost

Fayette County commissioners will meet at 10:30 a.m. today to officially set the qualifying fee for an upcoming special election for County Commission Post 3, being vacated by Harold Bost.

School system ponders possible Coca-Cola agreement

The Fayette County School System is considering a proposal from Coca-Cola that could put more than $1 million in school coffers over a five-year period.

If you see flashing lights, slow down and use common sense, officials say

Motorists are being urged to use caution around accident and crime scenes on local roadways.

Officials to name regional water representative

Fayette County commissioners and the mayors of Fayetteville and Brooks will meet in the near future to choose a representative to serve on the new regional water board.

Maj Wayne Hannah of FCSD honored for efforts to promote traffic safety here

Maj. Wayne Hannah of the Fayette County Sheriff's Department has been named the recipient of a prestigious national award for his efforts to promote traffic safety.

Fayette School System to host statewide science textbook adoption conference

As Georgia science educators prepare to undergo a statewide textbook adoption in the fall, they are coming to Fayette County to get a head start on the process.

Police, fire and emergency service personnel honored

Eight outstanding Fayette County police, fire and emergency service personnel were honored by their peers, family members and friends last week at the third annual American Legion Post 105 Public Safety Recognition Awards.

Local school psychologists to be honored

Dr. Robert C. Smith, president of the Georgia Association of School Psychologists, has announced that two GASP leaders have been chosen to receive recognition at the National Association of School Psychologists' Annual Convention in Washington, D.C. next week.

Jail ground breaking set

A brief ground breaking ceremony is scheduled this morning for Fayette County's new jail and courthouse complex.

Young scientists demonstrate knowledge at Science Olympiad

More than 300 elementary school students are expected to take part in the seventh annual Fayette County Elementary Science Olympiad.

Blood drive honors local youth

A local mother is inviting others to give blood in honor of her son.

Planning Commission cancels tree meeting

The Fayette County Planning Commission will wait another month before discussing the latest changes to the county's tree ordinance.

Dining Guide

Rejoice, all ye Fayette Foodies!
Food Critic

Fayette foodies have two big reasons to rejoice.

Eating at home without cooking

Ever wanted to just shut yourself up in your home for a week or so?

Onions sizzle with flavor and nutrition


Here's good news for taste connoisseurs who watch what they eat: crisp, flavorful onions are considered by many to be one of nature's original health foods.

Enjoy crisp quesadillas with a meaty mushroom filling

Build a tortilla "sandwich" with a tasty filling, pan fry your creation and what do you have? A Mexican classic called a quesadilla, which is catching on in restaurants across the country.

Celebrate the season with strawberries

Fresh strawberries that bright red, oh-so-sweet fruit symbolize the warm-weather season.


WalkAmerica is set for April 28

Hundreds of area residents are expected to take to the streets next week to help save babies.

Companies honored by state

Two Fayette Companies were recently honored by the Georgia Economic Developers Association.

Evans honored

Gene Evans Ford of Union City has achieved Ford Motor Company's highest dealer honor - the 2000 President's Award.

Know your rights

Everyone dreads the thought of getting that letter from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). You know the one that says the IRS would like to audit your tax return.


Teams ready for start of soccer playoffs

Doesn't it feel like the soccer season just started?

Teams play big in important baseball games

Things are starting to heat up in the high school baseball season.

Starr's Mill track teams warm up for hosting the region meets

Starr's Mill's boys and girls track team hosted a meet against Westminster and Alexander High School last week.

Regular season of tennis ends, sets up interesting region tourney

The regular season of high school tennis is over and local teams are preparing for the region playoffs which begin this Thursday.

Atlanta Beat kicks off this weekend

Women's soccer has grown exponentially over the last few years and it takes another huge step now as the WUSA gets underway.



Summer concert series starts off smokin'

The summer concert series at the Frederick Brown Jr. Amphitheater is kicking off with a bang this weekend as pop legend Smokey Robinson comes to town.


Georgia Renaissance Festival returns for 16th year

Pirates have invaded the kingdom, kidnapped the queen and stolen the royal diamonds and that's just the tip of the lance at this year's Georgia Renaissance Festival.

'Shenandoah' offers poignant portrayal of Civil War

The Civil War is close to the hearts of many people in the South.

Myths and legends at the center of Offshoot's apprentice play

Offshoot Productions' April show is a mix of music and stories from around the world.

Praying to back up the universe

It was one of those moments when you pray fervently for God to rewind the tape and erase what just happened.


Furniture expert to speak at luncheon

Whitewater County Club will host a luncheon Friday for anyone who is interested in purchasing furniture or interior decorating anytime soon.

Local gardener to sign new book

Popular Georgia gardener and Fayette County native Walter Reeves will share "Timely Tips for Your Georgia Garden" and sign copies the new book he coauthored, "Month-By-Month Gardening in Georgia," along with his two previous Georgia gardening titles, at Fayetteville's Barnes & Noble Café at 1415 Ga. Highway 85 north, suite 200, at noon Thursday, April 19.

Musings on comedy and the nature of humor

Why do I find certain things funny?


Let's break down the walls
Religion Columnist
Strongholds have us so separated that we cannot even begin to understand, much less appreciate one another. I use the word, strongholds, for its Biblical nature. In a more contemporary sense we may refer to them as walls that divide us.

River's Edge Church schedules fund-raiser for Chernobyl's forgotten radiation victims

River's Edge Community Church in Fayetteville will host a Parents Night Out, Saturday, April 21 and Saturday, May 19, to raise money to bring hurting, forgotten children to America.

Providence to host 'Goodstock

Providence United Methodist Church will host three days of contemporary music for youth this weekend, as the North Georgie United Methodist Youth- sponsored "Goodstock" gets underway on Friday at 6 p.m.

McDonough Rd. revival starts Sunday

Spring Revival is set for Sunday, April 22 through Wednesday, April 25 at McDonough Road Baptist Church in Fayetteville.

Lisbon women's conference is April 20, 21

Lisbon Baptist Church will host a conference for women Friday and Saturday, April 20-21, featuring guest speaker Nancy Burgess.

Women's Aglow Fellowship to host Seder dinner Sun.

The Peachtree City chapter of Women's Aglow Lighthouse International will host a Seder dinner and celebration on Monday, April 23, at 7 p.m. at Grace Evangelical Church on Flat Creek Trail. The cost is $10.

Parent/teen conference scheduled for this weekend at First Baptist of PTC

Parents and teens throughout the community are invited to attend a three-day parent and teen conference hosted by the First Baptist Church of Peachtree City. The conference will begin Friday, April 20 at 6 p.m. and will conclude Sunday morning. Some separate sessions are planned for parents and youth.

Prince of Peace kids will present special musical programs

The Prince of Peace Kids' Music Company will present a special production of "Neck-up Check-up" on Sunday, April 29 at the 10:30 a.m. service only.

ReFresHer retreat set for April 27, 28

The First Baptist Church of Peachtree City invites women of all ages and faiths to a ReFresHer retreat for women, Friday , April 27, from 7-9 p.m. and Saturday, April 28, from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. The cost is $20 per person.

Fayette Young Life group plans yard sale April 21

Young Life of Fayette County will have a Spring Cleaning Yard Sale at First Presbyterian Church in Peachtree City, Saturday, April 21, from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m.

Our Lady of Victory will host community health fair April 30

Our Lady of Victory school will host a community-wide health fair Monday, April 30, from 8-11 a.m., featuring screenings and tests especially designed for seniors. There is a charge for the service.

Providence UMC offers Mother's Morning Out

Patricia Bates will be the director for the new Mother's Morning Out program at Providence United Methodist Church which is now accepting applications for the 2001-2002 school year. Bates was formerly with a similar program at Peachtree City United Methodist Church.

Kip Potter joins Peachtree City Church of God as youth pastor

Kip Potter, formerly of Alabama, has joined the staff of the Peachtree City Church of God in Sharpsburg and will serve as youth pastor, it was announced recently. Potter has held the position of Alabama Youth President for eight years.

Religion Briefs




A look back at the news of Passover Week, 1,968 years ago

[Editor's note: This column originally appeared three years ago in The Citizen.]

B+ for Bush on first foreign policy test

I'm kind of surprised that some critics are trying to paste the "wimp" label on the president over this little incident in China.

This month, help Friday Johnson
Contributing Writer

Who is Friday Johnson?

After China crisis, I'm sorry for . . .
One Citizen's Perspective

Some editorials appearing in U.S. newspapers in recent days have criticized the President for apologizing to the Chinese government for the mid-air collision that resulted in the death of Chinese fighter pilot Wang Wei, and an 11-day standoff for the captured crew and pilot of a U.S. surveillance mission.

Health police: Fun is hazardous
Laugh Lines

Everywhere you look today, you see the "Health Police." They are the guys who tell us what is wrong with what we eat. Who are "They" anyway? Is there a "Department of They" somewhere in Washington where all these experts get together and decide what is and isn't good for us?


Confederate Memorial Day to be observed

The Gen. LaFayette McLaws Camp 79, Sons of Confederate Veterans (SCV), will be sponsoring its annual observance of Confederate Memorial Day on Thursday, April 26, with a special ceremony at the gazebo at Heritage Park in Fayetteville. The service will begin at 7 p.m., and will feature bagpipes, presentation of the Confederate colors, and a keynote address by James Fowler. Mr. Fowler is a Georgia history teacher in the Coweta County school system, and he is a member of the Commander John McIntosh Kell Camp 107 SCV of Spalding County.

Why aren't there outcries over Confederate support?

I must admit I'm a fairly new resident to Fayette County, living here just under two years. However, I am an Atlanta native. I accepted Christ as my personal savior at the age of 14. In reading the Wednesday, April 4 edition of The Citizen I was horrified to see the front page article entitled, "Fayette's last living 'real daughter' of the Confederacy, 109, is recognized."

Lots of pilots make a lot less than many people think

Mr. Beverly, I am writing in response to some of the comments you made at the end of your column in regards to pilots and strikes.

Forget the techno-gadgets; please, buy our school kids basic, useful desks

In 1998, 1999 and 2000, we Fayette voters were called upon to vote on the financing of our public schools. Between the 1998 and the 2000 elections, we also had the opportunity to change the personnel on our Board of Education (BOE). Some may think our work is now done, but this is no time for those of us who care about the public education of our children to be complacent, as we've given the BOE the opportunity to spend large sums of money, including the opportunity to misspend a lot of it.

Former PTC Clerk: Festering intrigues, politics

After reading a recent article in The Citizen Newspaper concerning the city clerk position, I feel that it could have been misconstrued by some of your readers that I had initiated a sexual harassment complaint against Councilman Dan Tennant.

More opinions about Delta, unions, strikes

Change is needed . . .

I have been a Delta flight attendant for 23 years, and a union activist for the past six of those years. Lately there has been a lot said of Delta, much of it negative. I found your article very interesting because it captured many of the thoughts that Delta employees have experienced lately. It is very difficult to characterize what the workers of Delta have gone through in the past several years.

Delta retirees will suffer from a strike

I am a 61-year-old retired Delta station manager who is now a Methodist pastor. I worked for Delta from May 1959 to November 1993.

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