Friday, January 23, 2004


Fairburn’s fast growth rate continues

Fairburn is bursting at the seams with new development, both commercial and residential. A whole slate of new projects were considered at the January 12 meeting that will add to the city’s population and tax base.

Fulton passes $712 million budget

Fulton County Commission Chairman Karen Handel’s first budget session as chairman came to a conclusion Wednesday when the county passed its 2004 operating budget.

Union City mayor touts last year’s accomplishments

For some people less is more, but for Mayor Ralph Moore of Union City more is more. In a six page State of the City address given at the opening of Tuesday's City Council Meeting, the mayor gave a comprehensive overview of 2003 and projections for 2004 with a variety of facts and figures.

Fairburn resident gets academy appointment

Congressman David Scott recently announced the appointment of seven area students to the United States Military Academies. One of the students lives in Fairburn and is headed to the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy.

KB Homes announces new design for Sable Glan

KB HOMES, one of Atlanta’s largest homebuilders, has announced the company will introduce some of its new designs at Sable Glen, a community in south Fulton County.

Number one with a bullet

Autrey’s Armory, on Ga. Highway 314 in Fayetteville, has been open for just over two months. So far, so good.

Miller asks Supreme Court to uphold constitutionality of pledge

WASHINGTON — The American Center for Law and Justice today filed an amicus brief on behalf of U.S. Senator Zell Miller (D-GA) and several other members of Congress asking the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn the June 2002 decision of the 9th U.S Circuit Court, which declared the Pledge of Allegiance unconstitutional because of the words “under God.”

Conservation is key to keeping energy costs manageable

With the onset of severely cold weather, the Georgia Public Service Commission advises consumers to take measures to keep their energy costs manageable. There are many “low” or “no” cost conservation measures you can take to insure that your bills are reasonable through the remainder of the heating season.

Vietnamese scientists study PTC flood warning system

Two scientists from Vietnam are spending time at the National Weather Service office in Peachtree City to develop a flood prediction system for the Red River in north Vietnam.

Georgians encouraged to get smart about insurance in 2004

When it comes to insurance, knowledge is your best policy. That’s why Insurance Commissioner John W. Oxendine and the National Association of Insurance Commissioners are encouraging consumers to get smart about their coverage during the third annual Get Smart About Insurance Week, Jan. 19-23.

5 gifts for yourself in the new year

For many the holiday season is a busy, stressful time of searching for the perfect gift and worrying about getting everything done. After all is said and done, what is often left is holiday debt to repay and a different kind of stress and worry.

Cash, in-kind donations urgently needed for special baseball field

Although organizers of the Fayette Field of Hope are looking particularly for cash donations to finish the project, there are a few projects where in-kind donations could help the cause, organizers say.

Work continues for Cox’s Student Advisory Council

The work continues for 35 Georgia high school students taking part in the new Student Advisory Council established by State Superintendent of Schools Kathy Cox.

Girl Scout cookies still available

If you’d like to pre-order some Girl Scout cookies, you have until Sunday, Jan. 25. The Pine Valley Girl Scout Council began taking pre-orders Jan. 2 and delivery of the cookies will begin during the fourth week of February.

Metro Atlanta is a Stage and Counties are Merely Players

A recent article in the Atlanta Journal Constitution, “Arts in the Suburbs” (December 8, 2003), compelled me to express my concerns about the number of such projects completed, under construction or planned.


Little League gearing up for 2004

With registration time already here, Peachtree City Little League officials are looking at a few changes in this season’s program to better serve the players and their parents.


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