'No Gestapo on cart paths'
"We don't intend
to be the Gestapo on the cart paths," Peachtree City Police Chief
James Murray told the City Council last week. But, he said, in effect,
the law is the law, and it must be enforced no matter how disagreeable
it might be.
Tyrone chase wrong-way driver
A Tyrone man led
Peachtree City police on a chase that reached over 70 mph as he headed
the wrong way on Ga. Highway 74 north early Thursday morning.
eyes new utility for runoff from storms
A new bill
may one day be in the mail for the 33,000 residents of Fayette County's
seek help with top 10
The Fayette Samaritans
are asking for area residents to donate the following items to the local
charity to help people with immediate needs.
deemed a success
PTC July 4th parade winners
get a glimpse of transportation future
the near future, residents will be able to travel from Clayton to Coweta
counties along a four-laned Ga. Highway 54.
recruit still critical after injury during Marine swim qualification
Marine recruit from Peachtree City was still in critical condition Tuesday,
over a week after he was injured while participating in swimming qualification
during training lt Parris Island, S.C.
to learn safety, fraud protection at free seminar
Police Department and Heritage Bank will present a series of free seminars
targeted at safety for senior citizens beginning Thursday, Aug. 7.
Cross offers sports injury class for coaches
The American Red
Cross is offering a special program for coaches that teaches how to
prevent sports injuries and respond effectively if an emergency occurs.
Town auditions set
director of NCTC's record-breaking "To Kill A Mockingbird"
will be holding auditions for Thornton Wilder's "Our Town"
at Newnan Community Theatre at 7:30 on July 14 and 15. Auditions will
consist of cold readings from the script.The director asks that those
auditioning be prompt and know your conflicts and commitments through
the end of September.Rehearsals will generally be Monday, Tuesday and
Thursday evenings. More rehearsals may be expected on the week of opening.
Dance Theatre holds fall registration
Theatre holds registration for fall dance classes during the next three
Saturdays, July 12, July 19, and July 26. Registration times are 10
a.m. until noon.
PTC man stole, wrecked golf cart
A Peachtree City
man was arrested Friday night after he crashed a stolen golf cart into
a parked car in the Dover Square subdivision, according to police.
manhunt leads to forgery arrest on bad check case
A homeless man was
arrested Thursday afternoon after bolting from a lawman investigating
a bad check report at a gas station on Ga. Highway 85 north, police
building: The next wave in housing is here
to a new movement taking place in the housing industry known as "green
building," new homes, apartments, townhouses and condominiums
are being built in more environmentally friendly ways then ever before.
estate help plentiful in Fayette
With home sales
and construction at a breakneck pace all over the Southside of Atlanta,
the real estate industry has grown by leaps and bounds during recent
the Fayette County Board of Realtors
The Fayette County
Board of Realtors was established in 1969 as a non-profit trade association
under a charter from the National Association of Realtors. It is a
member-run association governed by NAR-approved Bylaws and a Board
a real estate professional can help you
sellers today, more than ever, view their real estate professional
as a partner, not just an agent.
faces in new places in real estate
Forest in development in Monroe County
Just in time for
the finish of horse racing's Triple Crown, Monroe County's River Forest
community is offering a triple crown for homebuyers: a community that
features equestrian facilities and riding trails, an 18-hole golf course
designed by one of the South's top golf architects, and 350 wooded estate
lots on the Little Towaliga River.
Windsong breaks ground for amenities facility
The Lodge clubhouse at Lake Windsong, a new lake community of custom
homes from the mid $300's near Peachtree City, is underway.
2 Sell adds 29 franchises
Assist 2 Sell, North
America's largest residential discount real estate company, added 29
new franchises from Jan. 1 through April 30.Along with the opening of
South Dakota's first Assist 2 Sell franchise in Rapid City, the expansion
brings the total number of Assist 2 Sell franchises in 43 states and
Canada to 242, up 13.24 percent from Dec. 31, 2002.
homes available in Ashton Reserve
Woods Homes is pleased to offer its Horizon Collection at Chadsworth
at Ashton Reserve in Peachtree City.
Tullamore becomes new home buyer destination
Builders offer $7,500
toward closing cost or upgrades
booming, records breaking at Metro Brokers
month has been dubbed Magnificent May at Metro Brokers/GMAC Real Estate,
with every division under the Metro Brokers umbrella reporting significant
gains this year over last.
sparks strong sales for Newnan's Avery Park
temperatures are not the only things rising in Coweta County. Home sales
are hot at Newnan's Avery Park. The community had 7 home sales in June
alone and has already exceeded 50 for 2003 and developer, Pathway Communities
expects summer sales figures to continue to rise.
celebrates 10th year of conference
10 years, Prudential Atlanta/Georgia Realty has been honoring its top
real estate agents with an annual three-day, motivational and educational
retreat at the Hilton Sandestin Resort in Destin, Fla. Known as the
Masters Conference, the company put extra sizzle into this year's event
to mark the conference's 10-year anniversary, celebrating Oscars style,
with "10 Years in a Starring Role."
attends real estate seminar
Sales Associate at Assist 2 Sell Buyer and Seller Realty Center, recently
attended a one day Real Estate Success Seminar in Atlanta. The seminar
was conducted by highly acclaimed real estate trainer Howard Brinton,
with Star Power Systems. Also presenting the seminar was two of Howard
Brinton's Star Power agents, Alexis Bolin and Buddy West, both very
successful multi-million dollar producers.
from Bullard named to Circle
Two sales associates
from Coldwell Banker Bullard Realty have been selected to join the Coldwell
Banker network's International President's Circle. The prestigious membership
is limited to only the top twelve percent of the more than 90,000 Coldwell
Banker sales associates worldwide.
Homes names agent in StoneBriar Park
Roch deGolian has
been named to handle sales for Ravin Homes in StoneBriar Park, the third
phase of the StoneBriar community on Lester Road in Fayetteville.
Brokers Insurance receives customer service honor
Met Life Auto &
Home recently announced that Metro Brokers Insurance has received the
company's 2002 Presidential Customer Service Award for customer satisfaction
Bullard agents named to Elite
Two sales associates
from Coldwell Banker Bullard Realty, Keith Harris from the Jonesboro/Clayton
County office and Duane Lockwood from the McDonough/Henry County office,
have been named to the Coldwell Banker Real Estate Corporation International
Bullard agents named to President's Premier Club
Three sales associates
with Coldwell Banker Bullard Realty have earned membership in the company's
International President's Premier. Only one percent of the more than
90,000 Coldwell Banker Sales Associates worldwide qualify for this distinguished
reports brisk sales
distinctive custom homes from the high $200's are drawing home buyers
to this new neighborhood just north of Peachtree City.
meets or one works. One cannot do both at the same time." This
is how Dr. Peter Drucker expresses the attitude of executives and managers
or underemployed? We want to hear your stories
Has the rising unemployment
rate affected your family? Last week's figures show the rate as the
highest in nine years, and the Citizen wants to chronicle the face of
unemployment in Fayette County. Airlines cutbacks have dealt a huge
blow to residents, and we'd like to know how you're coping with the
qualify for ASA nationals
The Atlanta Vipers
18-under fastpitch softball team from Fayetteville has qualified for
the ASA National tournament in Garland, Tex., the last week of July.
The team, comprised of mostly Fayette County players, is returning
to this prestigious tournament for the second year in a row. The Vipers
placed in the top 25 in last year's Nationals in Rockford, Ill.
win state titles
The 10-under Georgia
Seminoles, playing out of Tyrone Baseball Association and Peachtree
City Georgia Baseball Association, have won two state championships
Dogs on a roll entering postseason
Fayette Mud Dogs 12-year-old baseball team recently won three more
championships to complete its regular season schedule. The Mud Dogs
won the 11-12 competitive league in Tyrone with a perfect 12-0 record
and outscored their opponents by a combined total of 126-32.
League Baseball signups underway
now being taken for 16-, 17-, 18- and 19-year-olds for Big League
Baseball in the south metro Atlanta counties, including Fayette, Coweta
and Henry counties.
jump in a lake
Cool off this
summer at one of Georgia's state parks
archers bring home gold
from across the United States competed in the 23rd Annual National
JOAD (Junior Olympic Archery Development) Outdoor Championship Tournament
June 26-29 in Denver.JOAD is the youth program sponsored by the National
Archery Association and sanctioned by the United States Olympic Committee.
participants learn sports injury prevention
a slam dunk on the basketball court, hitting a home run on the t-ball
field or landing a double-axle on the ice, athletes of all ages constantly
put a great deal of stress and strain on their bodies. This wear and
tear, as well as other hazards inherent to sports, often results in
injuries that could have otherwise been prevented with the proper
preparation and training.
Frankie Avalon is
crossing the milestone of his 42nd year as one of America's leading
young entertainers. Frankie can look back on a career that spans three
generations of music, television and motion pictures which he feels
is due primarily to the loyalty and trust of his audience.
heats up the summer with July Jam
Stonewall Village hosts a party for the community called July Jam. The
event features fun activities for the whole family and two full days of
free entertainment. July Jam returns this weekend and is bigger and better
Cafe offers night of good music and food
does a romantic dinner with beautiful music sound? If it sounds good,
you may want to call and make reservations for dinner at City Cafe this
Thursday evening for the "Music with Friends" program.
unfurled at Six Flags
brother, Rob, an art major at UMASS Dartmouth, gave up his spring break
to help screen in our back porch and build us a deck. We felt we should
pay him back by inviting him down here in the summer and doing something
fun and not involving manual labor. We thought about taking in a baseball
game and bar hopping in Athens but then a stroke of genius hit.
your faith set you free ... or bind you up?
By JOHN HATCHER
Jesus would say,
"If the son of man sets you free, you shall be free indeed."
Jesus, more than any religious figure of his day, before, and since,
encouraged his followers to embrace freedom as a joy of the faith. He
wanted his followers to make decisions on their own, informed by God's
will, but not bullied into God's will. There's a difference.
Pilgrim appointed new senior pastor at Fayetteville First UMC
Tom Pilgrim, former pastor of Mt. Zion United Methodist Church in Marietta,
has been appointed the new senior pastor at Fayetteville First United
Methodist Church. Pilgrim replaces Sam Matthews who was assigned to
Marietta First United Methodist Church.
UMC to host Abu-Akel in special 'Service for Peace' July 30
Methodist church in Tyrone will have a special "Service for Peace"
Wednesday, July 30, with special guest speaker Dr. Fahed Abu-Akel of
the First Presbyterian Church of Atlanta and Atlanta Ministry with International
Students, Inc. Abu-Akel will speak to the congregation regarding relations
between Christians and Muslims. The presentation will begin at 7 p.m.,
followed by the service at 7:30.
road rage: Get out of the left lane
After all these
years of undiagnosed road rage, I'm finally outing myself: I get angry
at some drivers.
16 in PTC: Welcome to water wars?
ever wanted to know about water, wastewater treatment and watershed
management is about to be delivered to you in three pretty reports.
At least that is what the Metropolitan North Georgia Water Planning
District would have you believe. I suggest, however, when you attend
their public meeting next Wednesday, July 16, you view their "dog
and pony show" with serious skepticism.
PTC official leads the way in stormwater solutions
Intern with the Georgia Public Policy Foundation
Any official who
visits a Georgia river, stream or creek after a heavy rain understands
why Brant Keller is a wanted man.
Court's sodomy ruling: Battle now shifts to the states
WILLIAM S. MOUNT
Attorney, Pacific Legal Foundation
or off the planet, you've surely heard the news of the United States
Supreme Court's rulings handed down last month in two cases that have
already produced a Niagara of comment.
- LETTERS TO
cart ruling: What's big deal? Ignore the ban
I can't understand
what the big fuss is about 15-year-olds driving golf carts.
can't have it both ways: Reinstate golf cart tax credit
In all the hoopla
that has been raised over the past couple of weeks about needing a
drivers license to drive a cart, one issue has been overlooked.
cart ruling by court seems ironic given Fayette's air quality challenges
It is with great
interest and dismay I write to you regarding the state's ruling requiring
drivers' licenses for golf cart operation.
ban punishes innocents
It has come to
my attention that local citizens of Peachtree City are not allowed
to operate a golf cart unless they are licensed drivers. I myself
am at the age of 14 where I enjoy driving to stores or just plain
driving around with parental supervision. I enjoy being able to go
out and drive the golf cart with my mom, dad, and even the whole family.
too early for most drivers
As a 15-year resident
of Peachtree City I wonder what the proponents of 15-year-olds driving
golf carts by themselves were thinking.
15s are ready for cart
I have already
written to my local government concerning the ruling and informed
them that their action or non-reaction will be a deciding factor next
hurts ill, handicapped
I wanted to give
my input to the state's ruling on golf carts. My neighbor is a single
mother of three; she has multiple sclerosis. Her daughter will be
15 in August.
great parade, let's support Battle of Bands
By all estimates,
the parade involvement figures were probably the largest in the city's
history. Special recognition goes to Susan Taylor from our city staff
for her heroic effort as our parade coordinator. Governor Perdue was
very impressed by the large showing and the large number of golf carts
that were utilized by the spectators and parade entrants.
boat dock nastiness
We have an opportunity
to prevent a tragedy in Peachtree City and a black eye on our community's
chaos ensues when owners abandon animals
pet owners are causing problems for us citizens that do give a damn.
In August 2002 my wife and I returned from a week out of town only
to find a feline and her four kittens under my restored car.
breath of fresh air
Thank you, John
Thompson, for your column regarding ruling of the U.S. Supreme Court
overturning sodomy laws. I'm not familiar with your writing or your
political views, but I just assumed before reading it that the article
would be negative on the issue.
needs coordinator for character education
My husband and
I are a retired Army chaplain's family which has been called in to
the character building business wherever we find ourselves. We were
both able to contribute to the U.S. Army Chaplaincy's "Moral
Leadership Manual" before retiring from active duty. We have
tried to "fight the fight and run the race" by observing
moral education around the world and by encouraging people to do the
moral thing in their everyday lives.
kids believe in Potter's world while they are able
In reply to Chris
Turner's letter that likened a harmless children's novel to that of
a stepping stone towards moral bankruptcy, I must firmly contend against
the opinion he supports of suffocating adolescent imagination in order
to preserve Christianity.
charges now dropped
Just wanted to
let you know that all charges against Jacob Marullo and Joseph Bates
have been dropped due to lack of evidence.