still face Fville court date for God bless America banner
The God Bless
America banner at Crumptons Furniture in Fayetteville remained
on display Tuesday afternoon, as store owners Eddie and Ronnie Crumpton
pondered the corner theyd been painted into.
me, or drop it, BoEs Powers says of coach flap
Greg Powers finally
broke his silence Monday night, nearly three months after the school
board member was first accused publicly of arranging the firing
of a middle school coach, allegedly because his daughter failed to make
dismisses alleged ethics conflict on county liquor vote
Fayette County Commission
Chairman Greg Dunn doesnt believe he violated any ethics ordinance
during a recent discussion of putting liquor by the drink on the ballot.
Seabaugh honored by Chamber of Commerce
The Fayette County
Chamber of Commerce held its 36th annual banquet Jan. 24 and honored
several local residents. The Wyndham Peachtree Conference Center was
the setting for the 380 chamber members on hand for the annual meeting
and awards banquet.
in service may be ahead as BoE plans weekend budget talks
Fayette County parents
grown accustomed to a certain level of service from their local school
district protested loudly last August when budget concerns forced a
cutback in bus routes.
nixes Ebenezer Rd. zoning change
All Harry McNeil
wanted to do was sell some of his property so a neighbor could use it
for a horse pasture.
prisoners will be jailed again; suit against sheriff still headed to trial
A temporary truce
has been reached in the dispute between the Fayette County Commission
and Sheriff Randall Johnson over prisoners arrested by the countys
dwindles, but Fayetteville mulch pile may burn for 2 or 3 months
Measures to contain
the mulch pile fire at D&S Environmental in Fayetteville have drastically
cut down the amount of smoke choking area neighborhoods, according to
vacancies down to one as PCTA fills Rutherfords job
has an office manager again, and its not Judi-ann Rutherford.
Thursday night, the Peachtree City Tourism Association voted unanimously
to offer the interim office manager job at the Frederick Brown Jr. Amphitheater
to Lisa Marie Waslis of Fayetteville. They began advertising locally
and in national trade publications for a new amphitheater director to
replace Donna Romeo on Monday.
On February 7, at
10 a.m., the Fayette County Republican Party will convene precinct mass
meetings to elect delegates and alternate delegates to the Fayette County
Republican Party Convention. This is the beginning of the grassroots
process of electing delegates to represent Georgia at the Republican
National Convention in New York City. The Republican National Convention
will nominate the Republican candidates for President and Vice President
of the United States.
High School designed for wow!
sorry for those Whitewater High School freshmen forced to spend this
year wandering around the aging, dusty quarters of the LaFayette Educational
Center. Come August, theyll cross over to the Promised Land
a fully finished, completely outfitted $25 million Whitewater
High School complex delivered on time and, remarkably, under budget.
Creek teacher chosen for trip to study economic education in Russia
Sandy Creek High
School economics teacher Mark Decourcy was among 12 U.S. educators selected
to participate in a 12-day study tour to Russia conducted by the National
Council on Economic Education (NCEE), headquartered in New York City.
charged with custody interference for out-of-state trip
A Peachtree City
teen has been arrested for taking a minor girl out of state without
her guardians permission.
charge man with dated molestation case
A Tyrone man was
arrested last week on child molestation charges dating back at least
two and a half years.
from my father
GREGORY K. MOFFATT, PH. D
the Christmas holidays I spent several days with my parents who live
in Florida. Listening to them reminisce with my own children during
that visit I realized how much my dad taught me during my childhood.
Her are a few things I learned from my father.
hosts open house for new rehab/fitness center
residences enjoyed free food, give aways and a chance at a free membership
at a recent open house for Fayette Community Hospitals new Rehab
and Fitness Center. The new center is across Ga. Highway 54 from the
hospital and has doubled its space as well as added treadmills, exercise
bikes, rowers and ellipticals. Hours for the Rehab and Fitness Center
are Monday through Thursday 6 a.m. to 7:30 p.m., Friday 6 a.m. to
6 p.m., Saturday 7:30 a.m. to noon and closed on Sundays. For more
information about the center please call 770-719-7290.
flu vaccine available
District Four has received 830 doses of flu vaccine, and is shipping
them out to local health departments. Flu vaccine was available in
local health departments in Butts, Carroll, Coweta, Fayette, Heard,
Henry, Lamar, Meriwether, Pike, Spalding, Troup and Upson counties
as of last Thursday.
Special to the Citizen
What does healthy
living mean to you? Does healthy living require a change in your lifestyle? If
so, is change major or minor?
news about cervical cancer screening in Georgia
Nearly 90 percent
of Georgia women are taking action to prevent cervical cancer, according
to the latest report from the Georgia Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance
System, Georgias primary source of information on major health
an epidemic problem
A staggering 61
percent of American adults currently meet the scientific definition
of obesity, putting them at increased risk of heart disease, diabetes,
strokes, arthritis, depression and several forms of cancer.
fitness and hearing
associated with hearing loss include aging, noise exposure, familial
history and otologic disease. Several studies have also found a relationship
between hypertension and hearing loss and arteriosclerosis and hearing
loss. There appears to be a clear relationship between reduced blood
supply to the inner ear and hearing loss.
Pediatrics welcomes new doctor, adds sports medicine services
Bill D. Shaw,
M.D. has recently joined ABC Pediatrics and is accepting new patients
at this time. He is board certified in both general pediatrics and
in pediatric sports medicine.
the symptoms or fix the cause
has an ability to fight germs and infections and healing itself,
said Dr. Andrew Weil of Harvard University, a well-known author. Doctors
should be concentrating on prevention and stimulating the bodys
natural healing power. Most drugs just prevent disease from expressing
itself symptomatically. Symptoms disappear but the disease actually
colds and flu by boosting immune system
With cold and
flu season upon us, everyone is aware that precautions must be taken
to protect ourselves. Though flu vaccines are available, taking them
exposes us to side effects. Since flu and cold germs are viruses,
antibiotics, which combat bacteria, are not effective for these disorders.
for parents to protect kids
Top killer of
children under 15 almost always preventable
tabs on what youre taking
lot of attention being given to medication errors caused when patients
are given the wrong drug, but many adverse drug reactions happen to
patients who are taking the right drugs in the wrong combinations.
your infant fussy? It could be digestion
Juice choice strong
factor in avoiding problem
offers groceries at a discount price
Have you ever heard
of Chazoo Fruit Rolls or Happy Harvest canned vegetables? Unless youve
been to Aldi, chances are you havent. Aldi is a discount retailer
with an international presence. The first store opened 40 years ago
and there are now 700 Aldi stores in 26 states and 13 countries. Aldi
is beginning to spread throughout the southeast and Fayetteville is
one of their newest locations.
dropping Crown Andersen over report delays
Nasdaq will discontinue
its stock listing for Peachtree City-based Crown Andersen (CRAN) this
week because of further delays in sumitting 2003 reports required by
the Securities and Exchange Commission, the Atlanta Business Chronicle
refugee finding her lifelong dream in Tyrone
If you had dreams
of owning your own business one day, how far would you go to fulfill
those dreams? For Elena Durapau, the journey included a daring escape
from Cuba on a makeshift raft, surviving four days on stormy waters,
all to reach the United States for a chance to make her dreams come
Airways discontinues charter service to Nigeria
World Airways is no longer providing charter service to Lagos, Nigeria.
PANTHER DUALS Wrestling Results
Mill Panthers defended their home turf last weekend with a 5-0 team
record and first place in the 2004 Panther Duals.
on a roll
High school basketball
teams want to play their best the second half of January, with the postseason
playoffs looming the second week of February.
medals in Australia
A local athlete
has returned from international competition halfway around the world
with some pretty impressive hardware.
golf season of 2004 is well underway and thus far somewhat resembles
2003. Tiger hasnt won yet, which seems less amazing than in the
past, and Ernie Els successfully defended his Sony (Hawaii) Open title.
Phil Mickelson won the Bob Hopeless Desert Classic (Mr.
Hope, since last years event, went to join his pal Bing Crosby
on the heavenly links), ending an 18-month winless period. Lefty
appears to have rekindled his desire to be great. Still carrying that
dreaded moniker of best player yet to win a major championship, will
Phil be able to elevate his focus in the majors and add the only missing
piece from a truly remarkable career?
touts speed in new slogan
Ask a race fan what
the fastest track in NASCAR is, and they ll pause. Then theyll
throw out a couple of tracks ... Talladega and Daytona, usually.
company supports wildlife program
AGL Resources Inc.,
parent of Atlanta Gas Light Company, is the first natural gas company
in the nation to join the National Wild Turkey Federations Energy
for Wildlife, a program devoted to enhancing wildlife habitat on property
owned, managed or influenced by energy companies such as pipeline and
power line rights-of-way and plant sites.
loves you, and your children, if they are young enough, love him.
Him being Barney, the purple dinosaur with his own educational
and entertaining television program for preschoolers. This week,
Barney brings his friends to Atlanta for his third tour with Barneys
Colorful World. The show, which runs Thursday-Sunday at
the Atlanta Civic Center will feature much of the magic of the
television show and many of the cast of characters that children
have grown to love.
Do you like
pancakes and sausage? If so, the annual Kiwanis Club of Peachtree
Citys Pancake Saturday is the place to be. The breakfast
is an all-you-can-eat fundraiser for the Kiwanis Club, which
provides funding for DARE programs, the Fayette Field of Hope,
the All Childrens Playground, Fayette Youth Protection
Homes, scholarships to local seniors and much more.
a half years ago, a skinny punk entered the offices of The Citizen
and begged for a job. He had just moved back home after spending
an extra year in Athens after graduating from college. He had
a journalism degree - in telecommunications - and had recently
been working in the Housewares department of Richs. He
needed something better, fast, and The Citizen was most certainly
better than selling cookware to people.
addendum to the single most famous public address of the 20th
century, a rapper turned businessman, two heroic Tuskegee Airmen,
and a senior vice president of Wachovia Bank will be featured
at Clayton College and State Universitys 2004 Black History
Month Events, sponsored by the University's Lyceum program and
the Office of Diversity Services.
to a Spivey Hall concert in the comfort of your own home. Tune
in to WABE-FM (90.1) at 9 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 2, and again
on Sunday, Feb. 9, to hear guest composer Alvin Singleton in
a concert presented by Clayton State's Department of Music and
for Stars on the Southern Crescent coffee house's second annual
St. Patrick Days Festival are now available at the Peachtree
City Library and the Fayette County Library.
all around us
By JOHN HATCHER
Many in the religious
community begin to jump up and down when folks talk about Christians
who are practicing homosexuals. But I think I can point a finger (yes,
point a finger) at someone worse. It is a Christian who is a practicing
atheist (CPA). There are more CPAs attending church every Sunday than
the world could ever imagine. In fact, some of them are attending temple
on Friday night.
1st Baptist to host Christian Minstrels Feb. 8
a 12-member vocal ensemble auditioned from the Atlanta Christian College
Concert Choir, will sing at both morning worship services (8:25 and
11:05 a.m.) on Sunday, Feb. 8 at Fayetteville First Baptist Church.
screenings to be offered at FFUMC
Residents of Fayette
and surrounding areas, especially senior citizens, may wish to avail
themselves of Life Line Screening, four low-cost, non-invasive screenings
using ultrasound technology, to be offered at Fayetteville First United
Methodist Church Saturday, Feb. 7, beginning at 9 a.m.
grief share class starting at PTC UMC
Peachtree City United
Methodist Church is beginning a new Wednesday evening Grief Share class
for those dealing with the loss of a loved one. The class will meet
each week from 6:30 to 8 p.m. in room 306 at Peachtree City United Methodist
music talent search competition opens in Feb.
in the Fayette, Coweta and South Fultton areas may be interested in
entering the third annual Christian Artist Talent Search (C.A.T.S.)
which opens Feb. 14. A television series on INSP-The Inspiration Network
and syndicated stations will follow the 64 finalists in competition.
The grand prize winner will receive a national recording contract that
is valued at more than $200,000, from the Butterfly Group.
troubling issues keep coming up about Iraq
By JOHN MUNFORD
I dont know
if youve caught that heart-pounding thriller of a TV show called
the Alamo: Ga. moves to dumb down h.s. history curriculum
World History Teacher, McIntosh High School, Peachtree City, Ga.
The Georgia Department
of Education recently unveiled a draft of the new high school history
curriculum. Officials tout it as world class. Its
not. They describe it as rigorous and strengthened.
Its neither. With much fanfare, spokesmen say it will raise expectations.
cuts, HOPE on the agenda
Representative, District 85, Post 1
This is my first
report for 2004 and I purposely stressed the counties that I represent
under former Gov. Barnes mismanaged reapportionment of the General
Assembly. While I like the conservative-leaning people in all four of
the counties, it is not fair to the citizens when they find that my
schedule does not allow me an opportunity to properly visit all of you.
- LETTERS TO THE
Lynch-ed by column about schools
the racist, insensitive article written by J. Frank Lynch, I began
to really understand just how far we are away from uniting this society
and community. Mr. Lynch should not be allowed to pour gasoline
on an already smoldering issue.
unions: Ellis erred on facts, meaning of rights
Jeff Ellis engaged
in typical misrepresentation of religion, facts, and the meaning of
rights in his response to Dr. Throckmorton.
is not a good neighbor
I received an e-mail
from a lady [who] lives in Georgia and had an interesting observation
about our new neighbors-to-be, Target Stores.
Mars money for Earthlings
President Bush has
proclaimed it a national vision to once more send human beings to the
moon and to use the moon as a springboard for sending human explorers
are important issues nobody is addressing
I do not know which
way to vote in the upcoming election. I am not really seeing much discussion
on the issues that I am concerned with in any of the media. There are
certain key issues that need solutions or this country will continue
to decline into debt and mediocrity.
one bites the dust
Donna Romeo is but
the latest casualty of our local band of political henchmen. I suppose
eight years of her life was not enough to justify allowing her to resign
under duress and go quietly. This approach would require far too much
integrity and common decency.
is 1 thing, invasion another
Subject: RE: We
are foolish to think we an stop inexorable migrations of people.
lines are being drawn for this Sundays war
Dear Northern and
lines being drawn, somewhere in Maryland, splitting my extended family
North and South. On one side those victorious Super Bowl veterans of
past battles, the New England Patriots. On the other side we have the
(hell no we aint fergetten) upstarts, the Carolina Panthers.
Lee had a birthday
After hearing a
recent news report that spray-painting thugs had vandalized a statue
of Gen. Robert E. Lee in Richmond, Va., I was tempted to write a few
negative comments about some of the groups who inspire this type of
hatred, But I decided instead to relate a story I once read about Gen.
guns ! Oops ...
Mr. Boylan, you
started out great: Some good news on guns in the paper [The Citizen,
Jan. 14]. Then as I read on, things changed and I will have to disagree
with the article.