Friday, January 30, 2004


Fairburn’s chief has big plans for his department

Fairburn Police Chief Frederick Brown’s idea of police work is something more than writing tickets and driving patrol cars. His goals for serving the community of Fairburn in 2004 extend to the needs of his officer’s advanced training and the proper treatment of the people and the situations they encounter.

Fairburn gives OK to industrialized housing

The Fairburn City Council got a crash course Monday night on the differences between industrial, modular and mobile housing. After a presentation highlighting the advantages of the prefabricated structures, an amendment to the existing zoning ordinance passed unanimously and allows the industrial housing to be built in the city. Clearer guidelines as to which buildings could be constructed in which zones helped give the go ahead to Fairfield Custom Homes and similar businesses.

Chamber outlines goals for 2004

The South Fulton Chamber of Commerce’s board of directors held their 2004 planning retreat recently at the Sheraton Gateway Hotel to map direction of programs for the upcoming year. Heading the list was the continuation of the “Emerging South Fulton” project, reinstituting Leadership South Fulton and increasing efforts to improve education.

Grading forums set

The Fulton County Board of Education will hold community forums in February to gather input on the school system’s grading and reporting procedures. All Fulton County staff and parents are encouraged to participate.

Parklane Elementary benefits from MLK Day volunteers

The Martin Luther King Jr. holiday is a day off from work for many metro Atlantans, but it proved to be a day of work for Parklane Elementary School in East Point.

State encourages electronic filing

As Georgia taxpayers begin preparation for filing their 2003 income tax returns, the Georgia Department of Revenue is again encouraging everyone to file electronically.

Tax Collection, Lien Transfers, and Foreclosures

Many self serving articles about Georgia tax laws have been published with the intent of misleading and scaring the public. Taxes are necessary for Governments to provide services such as: police and fire protection, roads, education, and social services.

Valentines dinner planned

The H.J.C. Bowden Senior Multipurpose Facility will host its eighth annual “Red-and-White Fundraiser” February 20.

Sandy 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.


Panthers win MMSAL title

The Rising Starr Middle School Panthers wrestling team won its second consecutive Metro Middle School Athletic League championship last weekend, winning 10 of 12 matches in the finals. The tournament was at Luella Middle School in Henry County.

Panthers swim at Augusta

The Starr’s Mill Panthers swim team ended its regular season Saturday at the Augusta Invitational, which hosted 24 teams, and combined for an overall fourth-place finish as the boys and girls each came in third.

Landmark game goes nationwide

Tonight’s high school boys basketball matchup between Landmark Christian and Southwest Atlanta Christian Academy will be televised live on ESPN2. The game, orginally scheduled as a home date for Landmark, will take place at Alexander Memorial Coliseum at Georgia Tech at 8 p.m.



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