million SPLOST vote in Nov.;1¢ tax would fund 2 Fville bypasses;
PTC not in top 3 priorities
While no official
vote was taken, the Fayette County Commission decided during their retreat
last week to start the process for setting a Special Purpose Local Option
Sales Tax vote this fall.
budget crunch Its not going to be an easy year
Fayette County schools
are regarded as the states best and keep getting better, members
of the Board of Education and community were told Saturday.
Rd. middle school tops list on 5-year building plan
They mostly avoided
the issue of how best to pay for it, but members of the Fayette County
Board of Education heard convincing evidence Saturday for the need to
build a new middle school and three new elementary schools as part of
the next five-year construction program.
arrested in north Fayette home invasion
Only one of the
three armed men who assaulted a north Fayette couple during a home invasion
last week bothered to disguise himself with a ski mask.
on verge of lawsuit victory
A federal magistrate
judge has determined that the Development Authority of Peachtree City
did not violate the Equal Pay Act by paying former amphitheater director
Kristi Rapson less than former tennis center director Virgil Christian.
prepares for return of the golf carts
McIntosh High Schools
parking crunch may get some immediate relief if legislation to restore
golf cart driving privileges to teens under age 16 gains passage in
the state Senate, as expected.
officials predict another austere budget
Although the 2005
budget wont be adopted for another six months, the Fayette County
Commission sent a clear message of financial conservatism at last Thursdays
rage suspect caught driving, so back to jail he goes
A Sharpsburg man
accused of killing a Fayette woman in a road-rage altercation last May
is back in jail for failing to comply with bond conditions.
unwavered by barrage of critics
Kathy Cox remains
undeterred by the deluge of criticism coming her way from across the
nation since last week, when she suggested removing the word evolution
from Georgias proposed new science curriculum, her spokesman said
deal out, but Airport Authority wants to deal with company
fuel operation will not be used as a bargaining tool to lure a maintenance
and avionics facility to the airport, the Peachtree City Airport Authority
winners announced in National Geographic Bee
Japan is most similar
in area to which U.S. state? Fayettes National Geographic Bee
school-level winners would know that the answer is Montana.
elementary: Three named TOTY finalists
teachers got the surprise of a lifetime on Friday when the prize patrol
showed up in their classrooms to announce they had been selected as
a finalist for Fayette County Teacher of the Year.
control advocates honor local resident
The Georgia Alliance
for Tobacco Prevention honored Peachtree City resident Kathie Cheney
for helping to pave the way for the groups increasingly successful
campaign to protect public health.
Pathfinder creator launches Web site
The Peachtree PathFinder
Web site www.ptpathfinder.com is now online, reports Tami Morris,
publisher of the new Peachtree PathFinder Map.
magazine names PTC among best U. S. places to live
CNN and Money Magazine
have ranked Peachtree City among the most desirable places to live in
talent contest scheduled for Sat.
Fayette County High
Schools annual Mr. and Miss FCHS talent contest is scheduled for
Saturday, Feb. 7, at 7:30 p.m. at Sams Auditorium. Students will perform
with their peers while competing for the title of Mr. or Miss FCHS.
Contestants will audition prior to the contest.
school application process underway
Ready or not, now
is the time for families to be researching their childrens education
options for next fall.
honors famous Americans
Second graders at
Hood Avenue Primary have been studying biographies of famous Americans.
To celebrate the closing of the unit, students had a biography parade
for the school, parents and community.
Saturday coming back to FCHS
Would you know what
to do if a friend of family member had a heart attack? If you cant
answer yes to this important question with confidence, CPR Saturday
is an event you wont want to miss. You can learn the life-saving
skills of Adult CPR and know that can make a difference between life
and death when every second counts.
raises over $710,000
State Rep. Lynn
Westmoreland, a Republican candidate for U.S. Congress in the 8th District,
reported more than $710,000 in total campaign contributions on the FEC
Quarterly report published Jan. 31.
November requests now being accepted
The Fayette County
Board of Realtors is making plans for Noel November 2004, A Celebration
of Trees & Wreaths, marking the 10th anniversary of this event.
This annual fundraiser benefits local organizations in need.
forum set for next week
The Fayette County
Parks and Recreation Department is holding a Public Forum for the Kenwood
Park Master Plan Tuesday, Feb. 10, from 3-7 p.m. at the Fayette County
Parks and Recreation Department Activities House. Individuals interested
in attending may come at anytime during those hours. For more information
please contact the Fayette County Parks and Recreation Department at
School hosts wine tasting
The historic Hollingsworth
House will be the setting for the 8th annual wine tasting hosted by
The Joseph Sams School. Wines will be donated by the Georgia Crown Distributing
and representative Bob Jones will be on hand to discuss the various
wine that will be available.
to vote on $56K stormwater study for east Fville
A study of stormwater
flow in the east Fayetteville basin will be in the works if the $56,000
cost is approved by the City Council Thursday night.
arrested for calling estranged wife
A Fayetteville man
has been arrested for calling his estranged wife and her child on several
occasions by phone.
drive collects over 2,300 bags for foster children
More than 2,300
new suitcases and carrying bags were collected on Martin Luther King
Jr. Day during Totes for Tots, a volunteer event launched
by Georgia Cancer Specialists to benefit area foster children.
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