Sunday, January 18, 2004

New trial denied, Watson will appeal to Ga. Supreme Court

James Lamar Watson Jr., convicted of murdering his wife in 1997 and dumping her body in a wooded area of south Fulton County, will not be getting a new trial.

Pharmacist gets 5 years prison for stealing medication for sale in Nigeria

A Fayette woman was sentenced to five years in prison Thursday for stashing over $103,000 in prescription medication at her home after she stole it from a south Fulton County pharmacy.

Public art rules under review for Fayetteville

Public “art” such as the moose statue greeting patrons at Bugaboo Creek Steak House has inspired Fayetteville officials to develop a ordinance to allow such displays.

MLK event Monday at Starr’s Mill

The annual Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday Celebration is once again planned for Monday from 10 a.m.-noon at the Starr’s Mill High School auditorium. This annual event is scheduled to include participants from a broad spectrum of cultures. The theme for the celebration is “Keeping the Dream Alive.”

Third try for Zaxby’s might be OK for F’ville planners

Plans for a Zaxby’s restaurant near Fayette Pavilion on Ga. Highway 85 north may get a green light later this month.

One of two suspects in armed robbery plot charged by deputies

Fayette County sheriff’s deputies have filed stolen vehicle and other charges against a woman they believe was plotting to rob a north Fayette convenience store early Tuesday morning.

Blood drive, health fair Monday

Southern Regional Health System's Cultural Diversity Advisory Committee, in conjunction with the American Red Cross, is conducting

Police Blotter

The ‘D’ in Democrat
By Knox Herndon

The “D” must mean “don’t get it!”

40 Days of Purpose
By Rev. Justin Kollmeyer

Could any of these questions or statements be yours?

Hate the sin, love the sinner

In a recent New York Times article, reporter David D. Kirkpatrick notes that how President George W. Bush feels about homosexuality and gay marriage is unclear. He writes, “Mr. Bush has made no secret of his own born-again faith. But some gay Republicans say he appears far more friendly to gays than previous Republican administrations.” Kirkpatrick points out that the administration has even invited leaders of two gay groups, the Log Cabin Republicans and the Republican Unity Coalition, to the White House