The Fayette Citizen-Special Sections

Wednesday, October 10, 2001


Fayette health officials ready, prepared to respond if needed

Local public health officials are prepared to respond to bioterrorism attacks here if necessary.

Fayette's economy is on rebound

Fayette countians may be taking the first steps toward getting back to a pre-Sept. 11 level of economic activity.

PTC: Budget cuts ahead

Peachtree City's cash reserves, a focal point of this year's budgeting process, may be needed to help balance this year's budget, too.

Health board seeks state help for lake

With confirmed reports of contaminated water leading into Lake Edith, the Fayette County Board of Health is seeking assistance from state environmental officials.

County to pay for improving McDonough Road traffic

Help may be coming soon for beleaguered motorists who have to navigate the County Line/McDonough/McElroy Road intersection

Message from a volunteer: Keep giving ... it's helping

Don't stop giving.

Tax equity dispute headed to court again

Fayette County and its cities once again have scheduled their day in court to settle their long-standing tax equity dispute.

County to hear controversial four-way stop request

Fayette County commissioners Thursday will hear from a Tyrone resident concerning that controversial four-way stop request for the intersection of Jenkins and Ellison roads.

Fayetteville woman charged with trafficking, selling methamphetamine

A Fayetteville woman has been arrested for trafficking methamphetamine by the drug suppression unit of the Fayette County Sheriff's Department.

Battle over letter to editor continues; Brown seeking legal fees from Webb

Peachtree City resident Steve Brown, who was sued for libel over a letter to the editor criticizing the city attorney in February of last year, is still seeking reimbursement of his legal fees incurred defending himself.

Tyrone wants joint jail deal for cities, county

The town of Tyrone will soon send a letter to the Fayette County Commission asking the commission to negotiate with all the cities together on a new jail deal.

Project Two Feet for America helps J.C. Booth students cope with terrorist attacks

During the days following the terrorist attacks, Claire McLean, a teacher at J.C. Booth Middle School, says she prayed extensively for a project she could bring to the school that would benefit her students emotionally and make them feel as if they were doing something worthwhile for the victims.

County eyes purchase cards for workers

Fayette government workers running around with purchasing cards able to tap directly into county bank accounts?

Local man charged with molesting girl

A Fayetteville man has been arrested for molesting a 13-year-old girl at his residence.

School naming committee meets

A new committee appointed to help name new schools has had its first meeting and is ready to submit proposed names for a new elementary school under construction on Ga. Highway 85 south.

Teacher writes book that motivates teens to read

Teens who used to hate to read now have a new love for books thanks to a teacher who wrote a book with a plot that parallels their lives and experiences.

Fayette County Evening High School moves to new premises

The Fayette County Evening High School has completed the move to the LaFayette Educational Center, on LaFayette Avenue just one block from downtown Fayetteville.

Flu vaccine now available

The Fayette County Health Department will begin giving influenza vaccine Tuesday, Oct. 9 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Fayette's international teachers inspired by school system's hospitality

Three teachers of exceptional children have come from different parts of the world to the Fayette County School System with one common goal: to make a difference in the lives of students.

Deadline is Oct. 19 for Master Gardener classes

Friday, Oct. 19 is the deadline for applications to become a Master Gardener.

Fair features environmental know-how

Worried about that black fungus growing in your yard?

ARC sets educational meeting on water supply

What are the potential pollutant sources for your drinking water?

NAACP sets financial program

Continuing its practice of inviting local officials and professionals to speak at monthly meetings, the Fayette NAACP branch will hear from Cheryl E. Dixon for its October program.

Soldiers respond to local students

Oak Grove Elementary School students are writing letters of encouragement and gratitude to U.S. soldiers involved in relief efforts in New York and Washington, and in the U.S. response to the Sept. 11 attacks.

Chamber seeks youth leaders

The Fayette County Chamber of Commerce in conjunction with the Fayette County Board of Education has announced that applications for the 2002 Youth Leadership Fayette program are now available.

Mural adorns school, honors mom

Brooks Elementary School unveiled a new mural in the school's cafeteria during a recent PTO meeting/open house.

CARE sponsors projects for American Red Cross relief funds

Fayette's Children at Risk in Education program is devoted to helping students cope with social, behavioral and emotional issues that they face in daily life.

Hospital sets blood drive

Fayette Community Hospital will conduct a blood drive Oct. 11.

Fire prevention week observed

The area unit of the Georgia Forestry Commission is asking local residents to observe Fire Prevention Week this week by using caution when burning outdoor debris.

Program battling teen DUI deaths debuts

A national campaign to fight the number one killer of American teens alcohol-related traffic accidents was kicked off last week in neighboring Clayton County.

Emergency drill set at MHS

McIntosh High School's faculty and staff will conduct a drill of emergency procedures Thursday, Oct. 18.

Mammograms urged

Fayette Health Department officials are urging women 40 and older to get yearly mammograms.

School of Arts & Sciences to showcase new programs at first CCSU reunion

Clayton College & State University will conduct its first-ever alumni reunion as part of the university's Oct. 12 and Oct. 13 homecoming celebration.

Police Blotter

Real Estate

It's time for fall maintenance

The kids have headed back to school, which means fall is with us again.

Celebrating 20 years of building 'lifestyles'

Local home builder Bob Adams Homes is celebrating 20 years in the industry this year.

Firefighters honored Saturday

Coldwell Banker Bullard Realty to Host Fire Fighter Appreciation Day Oct. 13.

Gardening questions answered at fair

Worried about that black fungus growing in your yard? Concerned about the amount of water you are applying to your yard? Need to attract honeybees to your garden? Find your clay yard too much to bare?

Classic Tour of Homes enters second weekend

Pathway Communities is pleased to announce the 17th Annual Classic Tour of Homes will be held October 6 & 7 and 13 & 14 from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. The free tour will highlight some of the finest communities, homes and home builders in Coweta and Henry counties.

Centennial now in development

John Wieland Homes & Neighborhoods has successfully completed the annexation of 80 additional acres into Peachtree City to complete the land plan for Centennial, the newest Wieland neighborhood.

Bullard to market at Walden Park

Coldwell Banker Bullard Realty, the oldest and largest real estate company headquartered in the Metro South area of Atlanta, has been named to market homes for the TownPark Custom Homes Group in Walden Park, a 591-acre master-planned community in South Fulton County.

Local Assist 2 Sell firm ranked in top 10

Assist 2 Sell Buyer & Seller Realty Center in Newnan was recognized as one of the top 10 Assist 2 Sell franchise offices at this year's annual convention.

Meier gains e-PRO certification

Holly B. Meier, licensed agent and closing coordinator for Assist 2 Sell Buyer and Seller Realty Center, has been awarded the e-PRO certification endorsed by the National Association of Realtors.

Custom homes at Point on Lake Kedron

Since its inception three years ago, The Point on Lake Kedron in Peachtree City has been one of the most successful custom home neighborhoods in the Atlanta region. With only six homesites remaining at The Point, home buyers have only a few more opportunities to experience this unique neighborhood.

Bullard announces Treadway merger

Coldwell Banker Bullard Realty, the largest Coldwell Banker franchise in Georgia, now has a seventh office as the result of a merger with the real estate division of Treadway Realty & Building of Griffin.

Brayson agents win big

Four cooperating sales agents have each received a $2,500 travel award in "The Great Brayson Vacation Getaway" being offered in this year by Gwinnett-based Brayson Homes.

Wise land management can pay off

What you choose to do with your land is usually your own choice to make. It shouldn't make any difference what you do it's your land, right?

Career Night

Coldwell Banker Bullard Realty1s Newnan/Coweta County office will be the scene of a Career Night session Monday, Oct 22.

Knight Group ranked by Chronicle

The Knight Group has been ranked No. 17 in the Atlanta Business Chronicle's 2001 listing of Atlanta's Top 25 Home Builders.

Moore Creek near sellout

Only eight homes remain unsold in Moore Creek, Brayson Homes1 28-home community in the Conley area of south DeKalb County.

New real estate names and faces

Kedron Estates hosts Open House

Kedron Estates in Peachtree City was the setting for a Realtors Open House Oct. 3, as visiting Realtors toured new homes by Kenny Johnson and Richard Simms, the two builders in the community.


Cooper Lighting expands it's PTC base

With the opening of Cooper Lighting's new Source training center, those served by the lighting industry have gained the ultimate resource for acquiring a complete understanding of illumination.

Classes offered for Fayette's small businesses

Clayton College & State university's Division of Continuing Education's Small Business Development Center is now offering "Fayette Small Business Success Series" at the Fayette County Development Authority.

Leading your employees in times of crisis

In the days and weeks since the terrorist attacks, the American work force has been on an emotional roller coaster.


Patriots and Tigers get wins while other lose battles

The local football teams faced tough opposition last Friday and got mixed results. Starr's Mill made a last second decision and lost to Lovejoy by a point, while Sandy Creek finally went home and won. McIntosh and Our Lady of Mercy were both defeated on Friday, while Fayette County and Landmark Christian both won.

Fayette County captures area softball championship

The Fayette County Lady Tiger softball team is heading to the state sectionals in Valdosta this Friday.

Starr's Mill sets up match against McIntosh for area title

Last night Starr's Mill's Lady Panther volleyball team faced McIntosh for the region championship.

PTC Flash runs well in second meet of the season

The Peachtree City Flash youth cross country team ran in a meet last Sunday.

Tigers and Panthers run near top at Westover

Starr's Mill entered their boys and girls cross country squad in the 25th annual Westover Invitational last Saturday, while Fayette County just entered their boys squad. The Panthers and Tigers placed fourth and ninth respectively in the boys race out of 68 teams, while the Lady Panthers placed 22nd.

PTC Classic road race set for Saturday

The Peachtree City Classic returns this Saturday. The race, which features a 5K men's and women's race as well as the Road Runners Club of America 15K national championship.

Sports Calendar


The Joffrey Ballet School is in New York City on Avenue of the Americas, a little over a mile from the former World Trade Center towers.

Goldstein Sisters bring a variety show thing to Baci

Baci Italian Cuisine in Fayetteville will present "The Goldstein Sisters Variety Show ... Thing" Thursdays through Saturdays, Oct. 11-27.

Sandy Creek lightens the mood with evening of one-acts

Sandy Creek High School will present one-act plays this Thursday and Friday and the common thread among the seven works is comedy.

2nd of 2: The barging puzzle solved

How do you pass a 1,200-foot tow through a 600-foot lock, without losing uncontrolled barges down the river?


Happy Columbus Day

In 1492, Columbus sailed the ocean blue. In 1494, he sailed the ocean blue some more.

Offshoot Productions announces upcoming season

Fayette County-based Offshoot Productions, the south side's oldest professional theater company, promises an eclectic and exciting 2002 season.


Role of deacons often misunderstood ...
Religion Columnist

Many pastors refer to their deacons as demons. I understand. Many deacons see their role as being in charge of the blade over the pastor's jugular vein. They think it's their role to keep the pastor in line and if he gets out of line to give his neck chain a firm jerk. This concept of the role or position of deacon is so very foreign to the true New Testament proscription for deacon. My mentor in ministry, Dr. Jess Moody, would often say that the bane of the church today is the deacon heresy deacons perverting their true Biblical role.

Nicaraguan choir to perform in Fayetteville this weekend

The Getsemani Choir from Chinandega, Nicaragua, will perform at the Catholic Church of St. Gabriel in Fayetteville this Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 13 and 14, and also will perform at Starr's Mill High School Sunday at 7 p.m.

F'ville's Community Christian Church plans inter-cultural revival Oct. 18-20

Community Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) will have a revival Thursday, Oct. 18 through Saturday, Oct. 20 featuring different guest speakers and performers from varying cultural groups each night.

Pat Forest, former Pentagon official, to speak at Joy Fellowship meeting

Pat Forest, former Army colonel at the Pentagon, will be the guest speaker at Joy Fellowship, the women's group at Trinity Fellowship Church, Tuesday, Oct. 16 at 7 p.m.

Cornerstone plans missions conference Saturday, Sunday

Cornerstone Bible Church will have its 20th annual World Missions Conference this Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 13 and 14 at the church. Keynote speaker will be Peter Conlon.

Grief recovery group will meet in Peachtree City

Those who have lost a loved one this year and are not looking forward to the holiday season without them, are invited to the grief recovery group at the First Presbyterian Church in Peachtree City beginning Thursday, Oct. 18, from 7-8:30 p.m. Meetings will continue each Thursday for five weeks. No meeting will be held on Oct. 25th or Thanksgiving, Nov. 22.



Live free, or die it's up to us

Last week, before we started our bombing runs, I was encouraged by faint signs that economic activity may be resuming, at least in this area.

The Rock Lady of Fayette
Laugh Lines

When you mention the word "festival," it conjures up totally different ideas in the minds of men and women.


Stealing flag mocks all our nation stands for

The destruction of the World Trade Center buildings in New York, and the attack on the Pentagon, sent shock waves through our society. Scarcely anyone in Peachtree City was unaffected. s

Shame on flag stealers

I am sad, disappointed and angry to find that, at this time of national mourning and crisis, a despicable and unpatriotic act of disrespect to the flag and to the cause for which it is being displayed has been occurring in Peachtree City.

Are officials being too harsh on fair-buzzing teen pilot?

This is going too far.

Getting back to normal?

In the aftermath of the terrorist attack, some are saying they'll be glad when things get back to normal. Personally, I hope it never gets back to normal. If you mean by normal, that we will return to the extreme cynicism toward our elected officials, I don't want to get back to normal. If you mean that we will return to our self-consumed lifestyles, I don't want to return to normal.

Ostrowski: Represent the 'average citizen'

My name is Jerry (Gerald) Ostrowski and I am throwing in my hat for Peachtree City Council Post 4. Let me tell you some basics about myself.

Fritz: 'My only agenda is the people's business'

My name is Carol Fritz, and I am running for reelection to Post 4 of the Peachtree City Council. This is my first letter to the editor. Why? Because over the past four years I have chosen to spend my time working for our fine city rather than writing about it. When you elected me, you got a full-time representative in what is billed as a part-time position.

Weed: Thanks, Steve

I am writing in response to mayoral candidate Steve Brown's letter of support of my campaign for Post 4 City Council.

Faulkner: Mayor, city manager 'deliberately ignored' open meetings laws, controlled info

As much as I want to win this election, I'm not going to play political games and say or do whatever it takes to win. I'd rather be elected as a candidate who speaks her mind and follows her conscience because that is who I am and how I intend to represent you on City Council.

Rapson has history of service to kids, public

I don't usually write letters to newspapers, [but] I felt lead to write and give some information on one of the candidates running for Peachtree City Council Post 3, Steve Rapson.

Rapson is a leader, both 'real' and 'reachable'

As you are all aware, leadership is an essential part of both business and personal lives. Without leadership based on sound fundamental principles and integrity, our form of government cannot earn the respect of its constituents nor effectively manage the necessary day to day operations that we so often take for granted, especially here in Peachtree City.

Not the same Waits . . .

My name is Andrew Waits and I own Waits Hearing Aid Center. There is no relationship between myself and the Andrew Waits, the flight instructor, who was recently arrested [and charged in connection with the buzzing of the Fayette County Fair].

We do, too, have causes

I couldn't help responding to Monroe Roark's column about our generation (I'm 34, too) finding "a cause."

Letter telling immigrants to conform to U.S. culture provokes outrage

Every community has its Jekyll and Hyde . . .

U.S. founded by immigrants

I am appalled by the narrow-minded tone of a recent letter to the editor on immigrants (Frank Hyde, Oct. 3).

Americans must make a choice: Will we be safe, or free?

Over the past three weeks I have watched my fellow Americans come together during the most tragic event in my short life. I watched millions of people all over the world came together to send money, food, and medical supplies to the great city of New York. I watched as Americans once again fell in love with the idea of America by hanging flags everywhere they could be displayed and by attending church in record numbers.

Chuckleheaded letters point out our freedom

Two letters you published in last week's Citizen initially saddened me. These were from Jeff Czysz ("Thanks, tree huggers") and Frank Hyde ("Coming to America?").

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