The Fayette Citizen-Special Sections

Wednesday, July 11, 2001


PTC OKs Home Depot/Wal-Mart deal

RAM Development and Peachtree City Mayor Bob Lenox signed a development agreement yesterday allowing for construction of the planned Wal-Mart and Home Depot stores on Ga. Highway 54 west across from the Planterra Ridge subdivision.

Pavilion carjack suspect nabbed

A Jonesboro woman leaped to safety from a moving vehicle after she was carjacked early Sunday morning at the Wal-Mart at Fayette Pavilion, police said.

100-foot fall kills water tank worker

A construction worker fell over 100 feet to his death Monday morning at the site of Fayette County's newest water tower.

S. Fulton power plant neighbors get organized

Residents in Fayette and south Fulton counties have joined forces to try and convince Williams Corporation to locate a proposed Fulton Energy Center somewhere else.

Tyrone disputes wetlands violation charge

Tyrone Town Manager Barry Amos said his town's environmental record can be matched up against any entity in the county.

Tax equity dispute heads to court Friday

Fayette County's motion to dismiss a request for mandatory mediation of its tax equity dispute with local cities is scheduled to be heard in Superior Court Friday.

Tyrone appeals local court's commercial rezoning order to Ga. Supreme Court

The Tyrone Town Council is appealing a court order that would force it to rezone more than 74 acres bordering Ga. Highway 74 and Tyrone Road for unrestricted commercial use.

PTC Council OKs office rezoning, turns down request to subdivide lot

The Peachtree City Council has approved the rezoning of a three-acre tract on Ga. Highway 74 north near McWilliams Drive for office institutional use.

Planning panel OKs two-acre zoning on New Hope Road

When Sarah Banister asked the Fayette County Commission to approve one-acre subdivision zoning for her 42.3 acres on New Hope Road near Kite Lake Road last December, the county Planning and Zoning Commission recommended two-acre zoning instead.

Boyhood dream realized; garden railroad on display

Fayetteville City Councilman Glenn Brewer never had an electric train as a child the family couldn't afford it.

Garden railroad on display Sunday

If you want to get a look at Glenn Brewer's large scale garden railroad, you'll have a rare chance this Sunday.

Cable upgrade set July 29 for first 8,000 here

Approximately 8,000 Fayette cable TV customers will have enhanced service available to them starting July 29.

PTC will get third Kroger at former Harris Teeter site

The former Harris Teeter grocery store in Peachtree City will indeed become a Kroger.

Prepaid lunches available to more parents

Paying for school lunches is going to get easier this year for students at 11 of Fayette's public schools.

Braelinn Elementary is first school in Fayette to have a mobile computer lab

When it is time for students at Braelinn Elementary School to do their computer assignments, they do not have to go to a lab anymore, the lab comes to them.

Board hopes to replace Warr

Fayette County Board of Education hopes to name a new principal for Sandy Creek High School in a special called meeting Friday at 8 a.m.

School officers now on summer patrol at Fayette Pavillion

School resource officers from the Fayette County Sheriff's Department are now patrolling the Fayette Pavillion since school is out of session.

Fayette students meet Germany's chancellor

German Federal Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder had just put in a typical day's work: wrestling with shifting political coalitions, preparing for upcoming summit meetings in Goteborg, and generally attending to the business of running a nation

Memory Walk getting organized

Organizers of the annual Alzheimer's Memory Walk will have a kickoff party for team captains next Tuesday.

Student wins in national VICA contest

Daunte Bruce of Peachtree City won third place recently in the National VICA Skills USA competition in Kansas City, Mo.

Student wins in national VICA contest

The Public Service Commission has unanimously approved the agreement between BellSouth and AT&T that will save Georgia consumers and businesses $19 million a year in long distance charges.

Forestry seedlings available

It's time to order seedlings from the Georgia Forestry Commission for planting this fall and winter.

Police Blotter

Real Estate

Real estate help plentiful in Fayette

With home sales and construction at a breakneck pace all over the south side of Atlanta, the real estate industry has grown by leaps and bounds during recent years.

Making home ownership a reality for all Americans

If you asked most Americans what makes up the proverbial "American Dream," in addition to listing a successful career and a happy, healthy family, they would likely also include "owning a home."

Gatheridge named Realtor of the Year

The Fayette County Board of Realtors presented its annual Realtor of the Year award to Michaele Gatheridge of RE/MAX Results at its "June Jam 2001" general membership meeting.

'Career Night' sessions planned

Coldwell Banker Bullard Realty's Fayette County and Newnan/Coweta County offices will host two more "Career Night" sessions this month.

Pathway breaks ground in Forsyth County

In 1998, on the heels of breaking ground for SummerGrove in Newnan, now one of Atlanta's most successful master-planned communities, Peachtree City Development Corp. changed its name to Pathway Communities.

Metro Brokers changes affiliation to GMAC Real Estate

Metro Brokers/Better Homes and Gardens, one of Metropolitan Atlanta's largest residential real estate companies, recently announced that the company has changed its name to Metro Brokers/GMAC Real Estate.

Bullard picks up Cendant award

Coldwell Banker Bullard Realty was honored for the company's outstanding performance at the 2001 Cendant Mobility Broker Network International Conference, held recently in Phoenix.

SummerGrove gets new sales manager

As SummerGrove at Newnan nears its 500th home sale, Pathway Communities, the developer of SummerGrove, has named Linda Nettleton as the community's sales manager.

Burn receives ABR designation

Myra Burn with Coldwell Banker Bullard Realty's Fayette County office has been awarded the Accredited Buyer Representation designation by the Real Estate Buyer's Agent Council of the National Association of Realtors.

Bullard agents qualify for Diamond Society

Sixteen sales associates from Coldwell Banker Bullard Realty have earned membership in the Coldwell Banker network's 2000 International Diamond Society, an honor bestowed upon the top 20 percent of the more than 72,000 Coldwell Banker sales associates worldwide.

Cedarcroft listed on Model Homes Tour

The model home at Cedarcroft, Ravin Homes' new single-family residential community in the western part of Peachtree City, has been entered in Communities Magazine's annual Model Homes Tour, which opened July 10 and continues through Aug. 31.

Avery Park sales manager selected

Pathway Communities, the developer of Avery Park in historic Newnan, announces the appointment of Mike Johnson as Avery Park's sales manager.

New agents in the area

Julie H. Parker is a new agent with the Fayette County office of Coldwell Banker Bullard Realty.

Connell awarded LTG designation

Ruth Connell, associate broker with Re/Max Results in Peachtree City has been awarded the Leadership Training Graduate designation from the Women's Council of Realtors National Association.

Monarch Village sales manager named

Pathway Communities, the award-winning developer responsible for Monarch Village, a 440-acre master-planned community in Stockbridge, has named Nancy Craze as the community's first sales manager.

Reduce energy usage, save on monthly bills

Reducing home energy usage can add comfort, provide long-term financial gains for consumers and cut down on monthly bills. "Energy conservation" means taking steps and adopting habits that decrease the amount of energy used to operate one's home. "Energy efficiency" means using improved technology to decrease energy demand. Both of these ideas offer homeowners ways to reduce their energy bills - ranging from very simple efforts like closing windows and turning off lights to installing new, high-efficiency heating and cooling equipment and using energy-efficient appliances.

Waterford Pointe hosts preview

A crowd of approximately 100 visitors turned out for a recent Realtors Preview of Waterford Pointe, an upscale new community in Henry County marketed by Custom Community Marketing.

Hampton Manor now open

Donna Tidwell & The HomeTeam from Coldwell Banker Bullard Realty's Henry County office have been selected to market the homes in Hampton Manor, a new single family residential community in Henry County.


World Airways signs big cargo contract

Peachtree City's World Airways Inc. recently announced that it has signed a three-year contract with Pan Airlines Cargo to operate two DC10-30F aircraft, which will fly from Miami and Los Angeles to cities in Central and South America.

Business leaders tour The Avenue

The Avenue, a new retail shopping center in Peachtree City, recently conducted an open house in conjunction with the Fayette County Chamber of Commerce.


Fayette County Black makes opponents see fireworks in Fourth of July Shootout

The Fayette County High School black squad ended its summer schedule in the Fourth of July Shootout in Carrollton and, according to coaches, team members played their best baseball of the season.

Big League baseball tournament in PTC

The Peachtree City Baseball and Soccer Complex on Ga. Hwy 74 South wil be the site for this weekend's State Big League Baseball Tournament. The Big League tournament is for 16-18 year olds and is a division of the Little League program. Games on Friday and Saturday, July 13 and 14 will be at 5 and 8 p.m. Sunday's game will be at 2 p.m. The Championship game is scheduled for Monday evening, July 16, at 7 p.m.

Sports Calendar


Fun for the family at this year's July Jam


The entire family is invited to come out to Heritage Park and Stonewall Village in downtown Fayetteville Saturday, July 14 for a day full of fun, games and entertainment.

NCT presents 'The Fantasticks,' the longest running musical ever

The best way to get children to do something is to tell them not to do it.

Southside Theatre Guild brings Charlie Brown and friends to life with classic musical

Whether you were watching Linus wait for the Great Pumpkin in the Charlie Brown Halloween special or you were more familiar with the Peanuts comic strip, Charlie Brown and his friends have endeared themselves to fans all over the world.

Goodbye, Igor

Vladimir's depressed. His flat monotone has become even flatter. He knows his time is running out, I swear he does.

Local scouts enjoy jamboree in Canada

Boy Scout Troop 212, affiliated with Rolling Hills Baptist Church, currently has 14 scouts and seven leaders north of the border.



Lack of discipline is child abuse too
Religion Columnist

"That child needs a spanking." Ever said that? I have on numerous occasions. At supermarkets and department stores. You've seen the same kid. He throws a fit, throws himself on the floor with parent looking on with embarrassment. The store's other patrons feign disinterest, but all the time thinking, "That kid needs a spanking."

African-American gospel artists to be honored in Griffin this weekend

Two local pioneers of gospel music will be honored at Griffin's Summer Celebration Saturday, July 14. Deacon Clinton Watson, formerly of The Son-Lights quartet, now deceased, and Rev. Willis, the only living original member of The Griffin Gospel Singers, will be honored by Glory to God Ministries and Pope Broadcasting, hosts of the celebration which will be held in Griffin City Park from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and at the Griffin Auditorium beginning at 7 p.m.

Open Door Baptist presents The Bishops August 3

Open Door Baptist Church in Senoia will present its third gospel concert of the year with a performance by The Bishops scheduled for Friday, Aug. 3, at 7 p.m.

VBS Scedule



Face it ... pendulum no longer swings

Have we reached the point in this still-new experiment we call the United States that we're afraid to make a real, positive change?

In Tyrone, who regulates the regulators?
Environmental Coloumnist

Irony comes in many forms and all too often at the expense of taxpayers. That is exactly what is happening with recent events in Tyrone. The city of Tyrone, long known for being a very nice place to live, has a problem. Actually, they have several problems, and I have not been shy about passing this message along to them directly and bluntly. Telephone calls, fax messages and statements at their city council meetings have proven to be useless. They prefer to believe their city manager and now well, now comes the irony.

That clever old Nostalgia guy, he has a way of getting deep into our pockets
One Citizen's Perspective

I met someone a while ago. You may know him, too. His name is Nostalgia, and he is the most talented, charismatic, and poignantly direct person I have ever known.

Don't say, Cheese!
Laugh Lines

If you think a black and white lab is a speckled dog and not a place to develop monochrome photographs, then you are in the same boat as me. I learned that I have a lot to learn about the tide of studio photography in the 21st century when I visited "Images by Rainy" in Fayetteville.


Some will never get it about legal abortion

I am convinced that men (and women, alas) such as Father [David] Epps [in The Citizen Review, July 6] will never begin to understand what an agonizing decision it is to seek an abortion, nor the horrific circumstances that accompany it. Can there be no understanding and compassion for the woman involved?

Red light for Wal-Mart

So, another "evaluation" has been made for the Ga. highways 54-74 area in Peachtree City, finding that it will meet the traffic ordinance. Maybe, like some weather forecasters should, they should stick their heads out window and take a look.

July 4th Parade has become embarrassing 'gimme fest'

I think the good people of Peachtree City have confused the Fourth of July with Halloween. My family and I attended the parade, and it was like no other July 4th parade I've ever seen.

Health care: Why emulate Russia, Canada, Mexico?

Re: "We need a strong patients' bill of rights now."

Health care plan is just fancy income redistribution

Like many seniors, I sacrificed and worked hard for over 40 years with certain goals in mind. One of those goals was not to be a burden to my children. I saved, invested, bought health and long term care insurance and, most importantly, lived a healthy lifestyle so that I would not cause myself physical problems in the long run.

Government-mandated health care will be mediocre

Dr. Rückl, why did you choose to come to America and practice medicine instead of practicing under a superior European system? Was it the higher salaries that doctors command in this country or the freedom to be your own boss? Please elaborate because you don't seem happy with our system.

Doctor: Let's discuss health care

I am not alone with my very strong opinion that a progressive society help everyone who is ill. I just wish a few readers find something to comment or criticize in my article in order to get the discussion going, no matter how limited, no matter how small the circle.

Upon closer examination, maybe lawyers aren't the problem after all

Rejoice, you all! We don't have a Lawyers' Day, but we do have the nearest thing, namely Law Day, on May 1 of each year. This day, which we honor by working, recognizes our system of law, our Constitution and Bill of Rights, and the liberty we all enjoy under our system of government. Many communities take advantage of that day to honor and thank law enforcement officers and others whose devotion to the law and personal courage deserve our recognition.

Let's stick to the real issues

I would like to personally thank Mr. Aleshire for his critical evaluation of my criticisms regarding certain critical aspects of our local government (The Citizen, June 27). His cynical commentary on pessimism is reminiscent of the man that once stated that there is absolutely no such thing as absolutes.

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