The Fayette Citizen-Special Sections

Wednesday, November 14, 2001


County agrees to tax equity talks

Fayette County has given up its attempts to halt court-ordered mediation of a tax equity dispute with three cities.

F'ville, county to talk jail fees again

Fayette County and Fayetteville officials hope to set a second meeting this week, and said they are "encouraged" following a meeting last week to negotiate a solution to their disagreement over fees for use of the County Jail.

Weed, Rower, Brown pick up endorsements for PTC runoff

Two weeks before voters head back to the polls to pick a new mayor and council member for Peachtree City, some candidates have garnered support from their former opponents who didn't get enough votes to make the runoff election.

PTC to vote on $4.55 million loan for buildings

As proof of city government's ability to run the gamut of issues, the Peachtree City Council is scheduled to vote on a "pooper scooper" ordinance and a $4.55 million loan program to build or improve several city facilities at its meeting Thursday night.

Williams postpones again ... indefinitely

The giant energy company that wants to build a giant power plant in Fayette's backyard has decided to reevaluate the "timing" on building the plant.

Commission OKs special highway building rules

In a 3-2 vote, county commissioners last week approved new special architectural guidelines for all of Fayette's state highway corridors.

Not for women only

Why would a man wear his hair long? Really long, almost waist-length?

Republicans rally for 2002

More than 14 Fayette County Republicans joined about 850 Georgia Republicans at Callaway Gardens this past weekend at the Road to Majority Conference, aimed at taking over the state Legislature and key offices in 2002.

Local boy survives attack by dog

Even a pounding shovel wouldn't get the massive dog off Mark Lynch's back.

Fund established to help family of train crash victim

Two funds have been established to assist the family of the Tyrone boy who died after a minivan collided with a train there last week.

Outdoor burning banned due to dry weather, danger

An outdoor burn ban has been implemented for Peachtree City and unincorporated Fayette County, including Brooks, Woolsey and Tyrone.

Fayette students answer president's call, help Afghanistan's children

Since the events of Sept. 11, Fayette County students have shown their true colors and patriotic spirit by hosting various fundraisers to collect money for the victims of the terrorist attacks and their families.

After-school program seeks new accreditation standards

When people think about the Fayette County School System's After-School Program, the program's staff wants "quality" to be the first descriptor that pops into their heads.

Students, school employees raise over $40,000 for Red Cross relief efforts

As unimaginable events unfolded Sept. 11, the devastation left by terrorists brought Americans closer together.

Former First Lady Rosalynn Carter visits McIntosh

McIntosh High School students recently experienced a rare treat as Former First Lady Rosalynn Carter visited their school to talk about her life during and after the White House.

Famed author to speak at Youth Protection Homes fund-raiser

Tom Key, famed actor and creator of the "Cotton Patch Gospel," will be the speaker at the ninth annual benefit dinner for the Fayette Youth Protection Homes.

New school site has historic roots

A new elementary school is being built beside the Lisbon Baptist Church on Ga. Highway 85 south.

Revolutionary War soldier to be recognized

The Augustin Clayton Chapter, National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution, requests the honor of your presence at the dedication of a grave marker, commemorating the service of a Revolutionary War soldier, John Routon.

Want to be a writer? Here's a book for you

Author Peter Bowerman will sign and discuss his book, "The Well Fed Writer," at Barnes and Noble in Fayetteville Saturday, Nov. 17 at 10 a.m.

McIntosh Academic Boosters honor high achievers

McIntosh High School students who have demonstrated high academic achievement were honored recently by the school's Academic Booster Club, an organization that is unique among area high schools.

Fine arts festival set

Fayette County High School will present its annual fine arts festival Thursday, Nov. 15 at 7:30 p.m. at Sams Auditorium.

Arts, crafts festival set

The Sandy Creek High School basketball booster club will have the 10th annual Country Harvest Arts and Crafts Festival at Sandy Creek High School, Saturday, Nov. 17 from 10 5 p.m.

Police Blotter

Real Estate

Relief fund raises money for victims

In the weeks since the horrifying terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, we have been touched by countless stories of overwhelming sadness, as well as amazing accounts of generosity, kindness and heroism.

Custom-tailored for local home buyers

Dan Petry is not concerned with high volume when it comes to the homes he builds.

Several custom builders at work in Arbor Springs Plantation

Home shoppers looking in the resort-style community of Arbor Springs Plantation love the wooded one to five acre estate homesites. Conveniently located at exit 51 off I-85, this community is just 20 minutes south of the airport in Newnan.

Chadwick Homes finds success in custom home building

Since 1969, Chadwick Homes has been creating outstanding custom homes in Fayette and Coweta counties. Dennis Floyd, president of Chadwick Homes believes the key to custom home building is in the details.

New officers installed

Following a "Mexican Fiesta" meal, the Home Builders Association of Midwest Georgia installed its new slate of officers at the organization's September meeting, held at RCS in Fayetteville.

Bullard collecting 'Toys for Tots

Coldwell Banker Bullard Realty offices will once again serve as Metro South collection points for the annual U. S. Marine Corps Reserve "Toys for Tots" campaign.

Bob Adams Homes joins Monarch Village builder group

Pathway Communities, the developer of Monarch Village, a 440-acre master-planned community in fast-growing Henry County, is pleased to announce Bob Adams Homes has joined the community's select builder group.

Brayson's 'dynamic duo' at work in SummerGrove

Brayson Homes has chosen Brandie Corbin and Jason Shelnutt of The Home Source Realtors as the the company's exclusive marketing agents for its product in the SummerGrove neighborhood of Eastlake.

Cindy Lester named VP of Georgia Prudential Realty

Cindy Lester, a well known name in both commercial and residential real estate in the Southern Crescent area south of Atlanta, has been named Vice President of Commercial Services-Southern Crescent for Prudential Georgia Realty.

Townhomes coming to SummerGrove

As SummerGrove surpasses its 500th home sale, Pathway Communities, the developer of SummerGrove, is making a move that will lead to even more success for the Newnan master-planned community.

New faces in new places

Wieland offering homes at Whitewater

Final opportunities remain at John Wieland Homes & Neighborhoods in Whitewater Country Club.

Career Night scheduled

Coldwell Banker Bullard Realty's Newnan/Coweta County office will host a Career Night session Monday, Nov. 19. A similar session will be held the next night at the Fayette County office.

Bullard named in Coldwell rankings

Coldwell Banker Bullard Realty earned a prominent place in the second quarter rankings released by Coldwell Banker Real Estate Corporation.

Questions can help with home search

According to broker Gary Marshall of Assist 2 Sell Buyer and Seller Realty Center, there are nine questions you need to ask yourself to determine if you need a Realtor to help you buy a home.

Spell earns ABR designation

Jan Spell of The Home Source Realtors General Brokerage office in Peachtree City has earned the Accredited Buyer Representation designation following a comprehensive two-day course in buyer representation, a written exam on legal and practical aspects of client representation, and practical experience in the field of buyer representation.


Panasonic, Florida Rock show Spirit of Industry

Florida Rock Industries in Tyrone and Matsushita Communication Industrial Corporation of U.S.A., Panasonic, won the coveted 2001 Spirit of Industry Awards last week.

Chamber honors volunteers

The Fayette County Chamber oxf Commerce recognized its division coordinators and chairmen at the last Breakfast Before Hours for the year.

New-look car dealership is unveiled in Union City

A car dealership in Union City is giving new meaning to the term upscale.


Regular season of football enters final week

The East Coweta Indians entered the stadium at Newnan High School on Friday undefeated and unbeaten in their last eight games against the Cougars. Despite fumbling the ball six times, the Indians remain undefeated and playoff bound.

Starr's Mill prepares for upcoming basketball season

Basketball season is right around the corner and the basketball teams at Starr's Mill are ready to go.

NAPA 500 has AMS and area buzzing with excitement

The Winston Cup series returns to Atlanta Motor Speedway this Sunday with the NAPA 500.

Sports Calendar

PTC Flash sends teams to regional meet

Twenty-four of 26 athletes qualified for regional competition as the Peachtree City Flash youth track team attended the USATF Association meet Saturday at Carrolton, Ga.

Harvest Classic at New Hope a success

New Hope Baptist Church had a 5K run/walk last Saturday, which attracted approximately 120 participants.


McIntosh High School's drama department will present "The Boys Next Door" Thursday-Sunday in the Black Box Theatre.

Southside Theater Guild presents 'The Curious Savage'

Everyone has heard of evil stepsisters ruining the lives of people, but in Southside Theater Guild's production of "The Curious Savage," it is evil stepchildren that wreak havoc on the life of the story's heroine, the eccentric and wealthy Mrs. Savage.

Starr's Mill best in region with 'The Diviners'

Starr's Mill High School's drama department has done it again.

More than one way to please a diner

In uncertain times like these, airing life's minor irritations and pet peeves seems trivial, to say the least.


Legendary land of 'Gone With The Wind' can now be visited

If you're having out-of-town company soon and want interesting places to take them, go to the Road to Tara Museum in the visitors center in the old train depot in Jonesboro.

Walk through Fantasy in lights for March of Dimes

You are invited to celebrate the season with the Fantasy in Lights, a charitable walk through the nation's greatest outdoor lights display.


Hats off to Brother Jack
Religion Columnist

The Reverend Jack Overton has been shepherding in Fayette County for 40 years. Imagine that! This past weekend Fayetteville First Baptist Church honored Brother Jack (as most know him) for his faithful tenure first as pastor the First Baptist Church and then as pastor emeritus. Just think, Brother Jack began serving in Fayette before John Kennedy was assassinated.

'Moms in Touch' seeks members for prayer teams

Mothers in Fayette and Coweta counties are invited to join other mothers around the nation in a special mission for moms praying for their children and their schools through "Moms in Touch," a national prayer group which meets weekly on local levels.

Bless This House' set for this weekend at Fayette Christian

Members of the Fayetteville Christian Church adult choir, band and drama department will present the musical/drama, "Bless this House," Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 17 and 18, at the church. Saturday's performance will be at 6:30 p.m. and Sunday's performance will be at 10:30 a.m.

Harp's Crossing will offer parenting seminar Nov. 18

Harp's Crossing Baptist Church will present a Crossover Parent Seminar featuring Keith Stell of Tyrone First Baptist Church this Sunday, Nov. 18, at 4:30 p.m. The topic is "Preparing for the Ice Cold Holidays: How to Fuel Your Family."

Tammy Melton will be speaker at Women's Aglow meeting Nov. 19

Tammy Melton, an ordained minister with Servanthood ministries, will be the featured speaker at this month's meeting of Women's Aglow Fellowship International, Monday, Nov. 19, at 7 p.m. There will be no Tuesday meeting this month.

Church group seeks male voices for 'Messiah' performance Dec. 1

Male voices are still needed for the third annual "Messiah Sing-Along" at the First Presbyterian Church in Peachtree City, scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 1 at 5 p.m.

Dorsey gospel benefit is Saturday

The Gospel Benefit Program for Mrs. Marjorie Dorsey, a member of Hartford United Methodist Church in Fayetteville. is scheduled for this Saturday, Nov. 17. at East Fayette Elementary School on Booker Ave. in Fayetteville.

First Presbyterian plans family fair

Members of the First Presbyterian Church in Peachtree City will have their annual "A Taste of Home Family Fair" Saturday, Nov. 17, from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m.

North Fayette churches plan joint service

Several churches in the north Fayette area will have a joint Thanksgiving service Sunday, Nov. 18, at The Rock Baptist Church on Ga. Hwy. 74 and Sandy Creek Rd. Special music will be featured.

Religion Briefs



Registered non-voters, you can still do the right thing Nov. 27

So did you vote last week?

Here we go with the rich-bashing again

It didn't take long for class envy to rear its head again once the president's economic stimulus package hit Congress.

Time has its way, like a swim pool
Laugh Lines

Every man, woman and child has something in common. We go through time like Madonna goes through men.

PTC planned for a lot more people
Contributing Writer

In the rhetoric of election year politics, a certain theme of misinformation disinformation? seems to be endlessly repeated, apparently on the supposition that if something is said often enough, it will be believed as true.


Cities trying to squeeze county for more money

Through The Citizen editor's courtesy, I have often been permitted to present comments on the local political scene which I hope have been helpful to our county citizens. The occasional feedback I have been getting has been overwhelmingly positive. I might observe that The Citizen did a great job in allowing the candidates in our recent municipal elections to present their views, and I suspect thoughtful citizens were greatly helped in the process. After all, what's the point of voting if you don't know what you're voting for!

Fitting tribute for Mayor Lenox: an intersection named for His Honor

Now that the Peachtree City mayoral election is over [sic], and we can look forward to a future without Bob Lenox, I would like to propose that an honor be bestowed upon our outgoing leader.

Hamrick misses point: Security is a federal duty

Mr. Hamrick, I think you are missing the point on the issue of the difference between federal and private employees performing airline security screening ["Thanks, Congress, for return to norm," The Citizen, Nov. 7]. It is not a question of where the paychecks come from. The real issue is law enforcement and how we as an industry and a nation respond to terrorism.

Since when do we need cops to block parents?

What is happening with the middle school sports program in Fayette County? Since when do educators of our children have law enforcement officers to keep parents out of meetings concerning our children?

Afghan people are hungry because of Taliban, not war

I would like to respond to Terri Gilman's letter to the editor criticizing my previous letter, stating my opinion about dropping food in Afghanistan.

Brown: Thanks for your vote; let's do it again

A special thanks goes to the voters for turning out in an off-year election! We need to do it one more time on Nov. 27. Please mark your calendars. s

Lakly endorses Brown over 'business as usual' Rower

I am taking this opportunity to thank my many supporters who recognized that my ability, experience, and knowledge were important to the future of Peachtree City. I deeply appreciate your encouragement, financial support, yard sign locations, and loyalty to a candidate who tells it like it is. While I may have lost this election, I have not lost my personal integrity and commitment to representing my fellow citizens and taxpayers.

Murphy: 'Rower is the man to get the job done'

I would like to give a heartfelt thank you to all who supported me and stood by me throughout the last several weeks during my campaign for mayor of Peachtree City. I had the pleasure of working with an incredible committee that put in countless hours of hard work. I have also had the honor in making many new friends, and have learned that the citizens of Peachtree City are the most warm and caring people any city could ask for.

Fritz: Fought for traffic rule, against big boxes

The U.S. Constitution gives political critics more rights than responsibilities. The major downside of today's Internet technology, as well as some newspapers, is there are some irresponsible communicators, and under our law, we must respect that freedom. The damage done by these individuals is usually irreversible and unjustified. Too often, people don't have the time to get to know their elected officials, or what the facts really are.

Wellman, Tennant grow up

Ever wonder why a voter would consider not exercising their privilege to vote and would rather stay away from the political "scenes" in Peachtree City?

Wellman: Brown hasn't earned position of mayor

As I write this letter I am watching "Saving Private Ryan" for the hundredth time and just finished 11 weeks of following the men of Easy Company fight their way across Europe. I find myself in a reflective mood of my own circumstances and my brief combat experience 10 years ago. You see, for the last two weeks I had carefully crafted a scathing letter about the political circumstances of Peachtree City and the completely ridiculous behavior of Councilman Dan Tennant and his twin Steve Brown. I put it aside to talk about leadership.

Weed: More cops for west side, no new taxes

I wanted to take an opportunity to address the substantial number of voters who turned out in the Nov. 6 election. Both myself and my campaign volunteers were thrilled at the concern and attention that the voting public showed in this important election. More personally, however, we would like to give a heartfelt thanks to all of those who supported our campaign.

Chambers: Thanks to all who supported me

[Election] night, one of the most exciting, scary, stressful, challenging, exhausting, and invigorating times of my life came to a close my campaign for City Council in Peachtree City.

Fritz saved PTC taxpayers an unwinnable lawsuit

[I am sorry Dan Tennant made a political issue of [Carol Fritz's] vote for the Home Depot-Wal-Mart building permits, as if she were in favor for those stores. I have supported Dan in the past, and it is unusual for a councilman who is not up for reelection to become involved in the reelection campaign of a fellow councilwoman.

Fritz has supported PTC environmental projects

I am submitting the attached letter in support of Carol Fritz again for you to publish in the Letters section of The Citizen. Now that there is a runoff election for both the mayors race as well as the post 4 position in Peachtree City, I am hoping that you will publish a more balanced selection of the letters of support for the candidates over the next three weeks other than selecting only those that support the candidates whom you wish to see elected. Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns. There is really no reason why this letter should not be published.

Fritz has courage to make unpopular votes

[Carol Fritz] was accused in the newspaper of taking 10 separate courses that were a fabrication and do not exist. This distortion and attack was totally untrue and brings into question the credibility and character of the attack

Stolen campaign signs point to dirty city politics

Someone must be really afraid of the likely outcome of the runoff election in Peachtree City as the campaign has taken a decidedly nasty turn.


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