The Fayette Citizen-Special Sections

Wednesday, May 16, 2001


Is 54-74 traffic relief in sight?

Peachtree City Council Thursday will look for ways to help traffic flow through the big jam at the intersection of Ga. highways 54 and 74.

Costs of proposed PTC road improvement projects

In priority order the projects are as follows:

Wieland asks council for annexation into PTC

Claiming it would alleviate safety concerns about a potential school location just outside Peachtree City, John Wieland Homes is asking the City Council to annex 80 acres of a subdivision that's partially in the city.

DA: Parents molested son, 12, daughter, 7

Two Fayette County parents are standing trial this week on charges they physically molested their two children and failed to notify police after a family member molested their 7-year-old daughter.

Chariots of Fire goes up in flames; 'suspicious' cause eyed

North Fayette's troubled Chariots of Fire Ministries has experienced some more trouble $200,000 in damage from a fire authorities are listing as "suspicious."

Neighbors lose 1st round in fight against Fayette 4-H shotgun range

Dan Bates says he is not ready to give up his fight to stop Fayette 4-H members from shooting shotguns near his home.

Cell tower companies seeking variances

Communications tower companies hoping to locate towers in Fayette County will ask for exceptions to the rules next week.

Fayetteville eyes 20-pump gas station proposal

Traffic, architectural and environmental concerns are among the sticking points in an attempt to locate a gas station and convenience store on an out-parcel of the Lowe's complex on Ga. Highway 85 in Fayetteville.

Severe weather program cites Fayette as example of being prepared for worst

Since severe weather can pop up out of nowhere, being prepared can make a huge difference in reducing the danger to local residents.

Demand for tax info swamps county Web site

Too much success has temporarily scuttled Fayette County's efforts to make property tax information available online.

Buckle up or pay up during seat belt blitz

Not wearing your seat belt can cost you a fine anytime, but between now and Memorial Day, your chances of getting a ticket will increase greatly.

Fayette agencies pull together on monthly basis to battle child abuse, assist victims

When considering which agencies handle child abuse cases, most people's minds immediately jump to the Department of Family and Children Services and local law enforcement divisions.

Eight Fayette students get Air Force Academy appointments

This year eight Fayette County students have been selected to attend the Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo.

On a diplomatic mission: Sandy Creek's German exchange

Georgia Gov. Roy Barnes recently surprised a group of students of German from Sandy Creek High School, along with a group of German students who accompanied them, by joining them for a photo during a visit to the state Capitol.

German student says U.S. visit was an eye-opener

Some of the cultural stereotypes of the United States held by Europeans are false, some not so false, according to one recent visitor.

Butterfly display honors child holocaust victims

A display of a million butterflies memorializing the 1.2 million children who died in the German holocaust adorns the fifth-grade hallway at Burch Elementary School.

Amphitheater sponsorships sold-out as series II sales begin

Frederick Brown Jr. Amphitheater will announce the lineup for Summer Concert Series II Friday, May 18.

Collins hails passage of conference budget report

Arguing that the American taxpayer deserves tax relief, Rep. Mac Collins took to the floor of the House of Representatives last week to urge his colleagues to pass the Conference Report on the budget.

Georgia's county commissioners honor Collins

Georgia's county commissioners conferred their most prestigious award for excellence in government on a U.S. congressman who has served as a county commissioner himself.

Candidates to meet the public

The Metro Fayette Kiwanis Club will sponsor a candidate forum for the Post 3 Fayette County Commission special election set for June 19.

Health teacher awarded Presidential Citation for physical education advocacy

Research has shown that the United States has more overweight people than any other nation in the world. This statistic is the reason it is important for people to learn at an early age how to take care of their bodies.

Garden dedicated to friend and bus driver

A living memorial to a long-time friend to Kedron Elementary School will serve as a permanent reminder of the many lives one individual touched through the warmth and kindness he showed to all who knew him.

Red Cross seeks applicants for new emergency response team

Working on the American Red Cross AmeriCorps Rapid Response Team sounds tough.

Local students honored in congressional art contest

Michelle Walden of Starr's Mill High School won the People's Choice Award and Ashley Fannin of Fayette County High won fourth place overall in the 3rd congressional District Art Show recently.

Registration days set for Rising Starr Middle

Registration days set for Rising Starr MiddleTwo registration days are planned for late May for new students who will be attending Rising Starr Middle School next year.

Police Blotter

Volunteers honored by United Way

The United Way in Fayette County honored caring adults and young people who make Fayette County a better place to live and work by having an awards luncheon.

Gold Wing Riders pleased with first show

The Gold Wing Road Riders Association Chapter P, Fayetteville, presented its first motorcycle show and more than 100 entrants took part.

Kiwanis Club makes donation

The Metro Fayette Kiwanis Club recently made its annual contribution to the Christian City Home for Children.

PSC rejects new 706 area code assignment

The Public Service Commission recently turned down a recommendation for a new area code assignment within the current 706 area code.

Dining Guide

Coba Mex Grill now in Fayetteville

The owners of the very successful Azteca Grill next to Southlake Mall have expanded their enterprise into Fayette County, opening Coba Mex Grill in the Banks Station shopping center in Fayetteville.

A bountiful breakfast
Food Critic

For many people on the run, breakfast consists of a cup of coffee and a power bar on the way to work.

'Mr. Food' offers desserts as easy as pie

Family and friends are rarely too busy to eat dessert.

Creating taste adventures with fruits and vegetables

Here's an easy recipe for kids to create their own taste adventures:

Make picnics more memorable

With no space restrictions, picnics can be ideal for bringing families, neighborhoods, alumni and other friends together.


Annual breakfast honors business partners

"The Fayette County School System is respected throughout the state due to the efforts of many people. A large part of our success is attributed to the generosity of our business community," said Fayette County school board Chairman Mickey Littlefield during the annual Fayette County Partners in Education Recognition Breakfast recently at the LaFayette Education Center.


Landmark girls capture state track title

The state track meet for high school girls was held last week and the Landmark Christian School girls won the state title. The team amassed 148 total points to capture the Class A championship.

One team survives in state soccer playoffs

Six of the seven local soccer teams from Region 4-AAAAA saw their seasons come to an end over the weekend in the quarterfinals of the AAAAA state soccer tournament. The only team to survive was the top ranked McIntosh Lady Chiefs, who will play in the semifinals tonight.

Tennis season ends in semifinals for McIntosh

The season ended for the McIntosh boys and girls tennis teams at Stone Mountain in the semifinals of the AAAAA playoffs. The girls faced Walton while the boys played against Collins Hill.

Local girls play for Atlanta's newest soccer team

In Atlanta these days, soccer fans are singing, "We got the Beat."

Sports Calendar


Smothers Brothers bring their classic comedy to the Fred

The third show in the first part of the Frederick Brown Jr. Amphitheater summer concert series features a comedic duo whose accomplishments over a 35-year span will be hard to match.

A rose is not just a rose at annual rose show

It's time to stop and smell the roses, and what better place to do that than at the 16th annual Spring Rose Show, presented by the South Metro Rose Society.

Old Courthouse Art Show returns for 33rd year


Grab your chin, lean back on your back leg and arch your eyebrows.

Lost on a spring river cruise

Never mind that a passing fisherman can't see me through the darkened windows of the pilot house. My fear of being perceived as snobbish compels me to throw up my hand as he cranes his neck to check out Alice III.


Winning isn't everything, but it is better than nothing


Vince Lombardi once said "Winning isn't everything it's the only thing."

Fayette County Kiwanis Club announces dates for county fair

The Fayette County Kiwanis Club has announced the dates and theme for its 50th Anniversary County Fair.

Fashion event to benefit Hope House for Children

The Southwest Christian Hospice, Casual Corner Annex, and Belles and Beaus present "A Kaleidoscope of Fashion," a fashion show and luncheon, this Sunday to benefit Hope House, a children's respite hospice.


Hats off to Pastor Herndon for a job well done ...
Religion Columnist

The Fourth Annual March for Jesus made its way down Georgia 85 into the County Government Complex, Saturday, May 12, with Pastor and musicians from His House Community Church leading the way.

Carter will be keynote speaker at Cooperative Baptist Fellowship General Assembly in Atlanta

Fayette County Baptists will be among thousands of Baptists from all over the nation gathering to hear former President Jimmy Carter give his keynote speech at the 2001 General Assembly of the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship (CBF) in Atlanta June 28-30.

Cary to speak at PTC Presbyterian Sunday

Carolyn Cary, co-founder of the Fayette County Historical Society, will be the featured speaker at the Men's Fellowship Meeting at the First Presbyterian Church in Peachtree City Sunday, May 20. The meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m. in the choir room of the church.

Local seniors invited to participate in Christian City's Health and Fitness Day

Metro Atlanta Seniors will gather for the eighth annual National Senior Health and Fitness Day (NSHFD) on Wednesday, May 30, at Christian City. Christian City will serve as the official host site as Atlantans join an estimated 150,000 seniors at 1,500 sites across the nation as they walk, dance, play and learn their way to better fitness and health.

Holly Grove Church to have open house, historic displays

As a part of National Trust Preservation Week, May 13-19, Holly Grove A.M.E. Church in Peachtree City will have an open house Saturday, May 19, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m., featuring church history displays.

Pastor Henry Wright will be featured speaker at May 21 Aglow meeting

Pastor Henry Wright will be the featured speaker at this month's meeting of Women's Aglow Fellowship International, Monday, May 21, at 7 p.m. There will be no Tuesday meeting this month.

Vacation Bible School

Religion Briefs



Rules for Republicans' needs some work

Someone e-mailed me 21 tongue-in-cheek rules for being a good little Republican in 21st century America.

What's going on at the United Nations?
One Citizen's Perspective

Today, the U.S. House of Representatives is expected to vote on the State Department Authorization Act (H.R. 1646) for fiscal years 2002 and 2003. The bill will provide $8.2 billion dollars in funding authority to pay for the foreign policy activities of the U.S. State Department. Included in this budget are appropriations for U.S. participation in various United Nations initiatives.

Soccer twins, Murphy twins
Laugh Lines

Today, the U.S. House of Representatives is expected to vote on the State Department Authorization Act (H.R. 1646) for fiscal years 2002 and 2003. The bill will provide $8.2 billion dollars in funding authority to pay for the foreign policy activities of the U.S. State Department. Included in this budget are appropriations for U.S. participation in various United Nations initiatives.


Mayor: Tennant's letter is 'patently absurd'

I do not think it appropriate for elected officials to write letters to the editor about those with whom they serve. However, last week Councilman Dan Tennant wrote such a letter about me which demands a response in the same venue. Since being sworn into office 16 months ago, Mr. Tennant has publicly denigrated, grossly insulted or loudly accused of some impropriety every member of council except our new member, Steve Rapson.

F'ville can't provide fire protection to new school

Why is the city of Fayetteville requiring the Fayette County Board of Education to annex the 94.2 acres on Lester Road into the city? I know that it is the city's policy to only furnish sewage within their city limits. But shouldn't Fayetteville make an exception for the school board?

Baseball parents, make sure kids warm up properly, watch pitch counts

It's that time of year when youth baseball is going strong. Parents and grandparents love to get out and see their kids play the game. Coaches are doing their best to satisfy all the different egos and needs. They give their time and efforts freely.

Nub's corn better than progress

A man farms a piece of land for 36 years, and he is told to move for another medical office building on Ga. Highway 54!

Some girls have real problems

Ms. Greer should take time to count her blessings instead of complaining about what her daughter can wear to school. She should say a prayer of thanksgiving that her daughter is able to go to school in Fayette County and have the opportunity to choose from a closet full of clothes. While Ms. Greer rants and raves about the oppressive dress code her daughter must endure, a young child must endure another sleepless night battling the oppressive hunger she suffers day after day.

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