Friday, July 6, 2001


New transportation initiative runs the gamut

Road improvements, express buses and the beginning of commuter rail are among recently announced plans to help ease the Atlanta traffic crunch in the next five years.

Fayette leader getting involved in Fulton power plant proposal

Fulton's neighbor to the south, Fayette County, has "a big problem on our hands" in a proposed power plant in Fulton near Union City, says Fayette's commission chairman.

Jail construction begins

Last week, Fulton County officials conducted the ground breaking for a new intake area and kitchen at the Fulton County Jail.

Grants bolster local parks

Fulton County residents will continue to enjoy five recreational programs funded through parks and recreation grants ranging from $18,000 to $35,400.

School board OK's half-billion-dollar budget

The Fulton County Board of Education gavefinal approval last week to a $559 million general fund budget that could see a tax rate reduction for property owners.

Sales tax vote could net Palmetto $400,000

Palmetto's government will see a benefit of between $347,000 and $409,000 if Coweta voters approve a special purpose sales tax Sept. 18.

Campbellton UMC VBS is July 9-13

Campbellton United Methodist Church on Ga. Highway 92 in Fairburn will have Vacation Bible School Monday-Friday, July 16-20 from 9-11 a.m. Children 4 through fifth grade are eligible.

School Board offers full tax rollback to property owners

On June 14, the Fulton County Board of Education gave final approval to the fiscal year 2001-2002 budget.

Robbing Peter to pay Paul

I am pleased that upon the recommendation of the director of finance, the Board of Commissioners "rolled back" the millage rate reserving a small amount (3.5 percent) of the increase in the tax digest for inflation.


Lazers team makes Final Four

Peachtree City's Under 14 Lazers White team has put together a nice win streak. They won the state tournament, which qualified them for the recent Region III tournament in Memphis, Tenn, went 4-0-1 there and will now compete for the national title July 24-29 in Indianapolis, IN.

Awards given for those in Fourth of July parade

The 4th of July Parade in Peachtree City was a tremendous success again this year, featuring many entrants in the parade. The winners of the parade awards in the golf cart division are as follows: Eleanor Gaynor in third place, Charles Micallef in second place and the Japanese/American Friendship Society in first place.

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