The Fayette Citizen-News Page

Wednesday, February 4, 2004

$101 million SPLOST vote in Nov.;1¢ tax would fund 2 F’ville 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.

School budget crunch ‘It’s not going to be an easy year’

Fayette County schools are regarded as the state’s best and keep getting better, members of the Board of Education and community were told Saturday.

Lester 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.

2 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.

DAPC 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.

McIntosh prepares for return of the golf carts

McIntosh High School’s 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.

County officials predict another austere budget

Although the 2005 budget won’t be adopted for another six months, the Fayette County Commission sent a clear message of financial conservatism at last Thursday’s retreat.

Road 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.

Cox 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 Georgia’s proposed new science curriculum, her spokesman said Monday.

Fuel deal out, but Airport Authority wants to deal with company

Falcon Field’s 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 has decided.

School winners announced in National Geographic Bee

Japan is most similar in area to which U.S. state? Fayette’s National Geographic Bee school-level winners would know that the answer is Montana.

It’s elementary: Three named TOTY finalists

Three unsuspecting 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.

Tobacco 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 group’s increasingly successful campaign to protect public health.

‘Peachtree Pathfinder’ creator launches Web site

The Peachtree PathFinder Web site ­ ­ is now online, reports Tami Morris, publisher of the new Peachtree PathFinder Map.

Money 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 America.

FCHS talent contest scheduled for Sat.

Fayette County High School’s 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.

Private school application process underway

Ready or not, now is the time for families to be researching their children’s education options for next fall.

Parade 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.

CPR Saturday coming back to FCHS

Would you know what to do if a friend of family member had a heart attack? If you can’t answer yes to this important question with confidence, CPR Saturday is an event you won’t 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. 

Westmoreland 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.

Noel 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.

Park 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 770-461-9714.

Sams 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.

Council to vote on $56K stormwater study for east F’ville

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.

Man arrested for calling estranged wife

A Fayetteville man has been arrested for calling his estranged wife and her child on several occasions by phone.

Local 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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