bends on God bless banner
Instead of a white
flag, Fayetteville officials are about to wave God bless America
banners all over town.
$3000 theft leads to 2 murders
David O. Mangham
died a gruesome death in his north Fayette home last April at the hand
of a former high school chum, according to a wrongful death civil lawsuit
filed by his parents.
for The Passion
Its been called
the greatest story ever told and starting today, Fayettes
movie watchers will get to see actor-director Mel Gibsons spin
on the crucifixion of Christ.
expects movie to raise questions
Nobody is sure what
to expect when Mel Gibsons highly publicized film The Passion
of The Christ opens today at Tinseltown and nearly 3,000 other
movie theaters nationwide.
drug cases fuel increased load in Juvenile Court
The number of shoplifting
cases in Fayette County Juvenile Court doubled last year, and the court
saw a smaller increase in drug and alcohol-related cases compared to
fears dominate school board business
the 2005 budget continued to dominate Monday night's meeting of the
Fayette County Board of Education.
diverts trial to give PTC City Council shot at Target plan
The lawsuit challenging
Peachtree Citys Big Box ordinance was delayed Tuesday after all
parties agreed to give the city council a chance to vote on a site plan
for an expansion of the Kedron Village shopping center that includes
a 125,000 sq. ft. Target store.
indoor swim center hopes to serve school teams
The exploding popularity
of competitive swimming in Fayette Countys high schools has pushed
the Kedron Fieldhouse indoor pool in Peachtree City to the limit, and
has forced taking the annual county swim championships to a public pool
in a southwest Atlanta neighborhood.
debate as PTC Council approves 5 for DAPC board
With no discussion,
no debate and barely a quorum, the City Council gave Peachtree Citys
beleagured Development Authority a whole new look Thursday, voting to
approve the appointment of five new members to the seven-person board.
Last week was an
eventful one at the State Capitol with the Senate passing a new Senate
redistricting map, and also passing one of the lifestyle issue, concerning
man hit by truck while walking on road, police say
A Fayetteville man
died Wednesday morning after he was struck by a car on Bradley Drive
while walking on the shoulder of the road, police said.
weather drill rescheduled for Friday
The statewide Severe
Weather Drill scheduled for today has been postponed by the National
Weather Service due to varied weather conditions predicted across the
recognized in celebration of School Board Member Appreciation Week
Each month Fayette
County Board of Education members take time during their regular meetings
to recognize students and staff who have made outstanding achievements.
At Februarys meeting the tables were turned when the board members
were honored for their unwavering commitment and support of the school
system and its students.
for new sport stacks up
A new sport is taking
the world by storm and students at Crabapple Lane Elementary are getting
in on the action.
Democratic meeting Sat.
The Fayette County
Democratic Committee will host presidential campaign representatives
during its February breakfast meeting Saturday at 9 a.m. at Right on
Thyme restaurant in Fayetteville.
GREGORY K. MOFFATT, PH. D
assuming there is no one left in the nation who has not seen or heard
about the Janet Jackson/Justin Timberlake interchange during the Super
Bowl halftime show. I never watch the halftime show during the Super
Bowl, but even for people like me, one couldnt help but hear
back the carbs
A Fayette County
resident who has spent years helping people around metro Atlanta lose
weight has written a book that he hopes will make his techniques available
to an even larger audience.
fair set for tomorrow
In honor of Healthy
Heart Month, Southern Regional Health System is conducting its annual
Heart and Vascular Care Health Fair tomorrow from in the hospitals
Womens Life Center atrium. The free Lunch and Learn session
begins with lunch at noon and the fair starts at 1 p.m.
announces new board appointments
The Fayette Community
Hospital Board of Directors has announced the appointment of Frank
N. Cole, M.D., and Cindy D. Lester as members.
welcomes back Hedenstrom
Hospital has announced the return of Lisa Hedenstrom, RN, MSN, MBA,
CNAA, as vice president of patient care services and chief nursing
officer. Hedenstrom served as executive coordinator of nursing services
at FCH since early 2002, before moving to Warner Robins for family
reasons in June 2003.
technicians earn certification for osteoporosis
Amy Brown, R.T.
and Pam Garner, R.T., mammography technologists at Southern Regional
Health System, were recently recognized as Certified Densitometry
Technologists by The International Society for Clinical Densitometry.
We are extremely proud of Amy and Pams dedication,
said Mammography Manager Lisa Jones. They proved their dedication
by attending classes and taking a rigorous exam during their personal
time. As CDTs, the two mammographers are responsible for all
bone density testing for osteoporosis. Osteoporosis is a bone disorder
that can lead to fractures, and affects 44 million Americans. Early
detection of low bone density before fractures occur is the key to
between your shoulder blades?
Have you ever
experienced a continuous, nagging pain between your shoulder blades
that just wont go away? No matter what you try, it continues
to keep tormenting you. Well, throughout this article, you will gain
a better understanding of some of the causes of mid-back pain and
what can be done to prevent it.
lab receives national accreditation
Health System has been awarded national accreditation with Distinction
by the Commission on Laboratory Accreditation of the College of American
Pathologists, based on the results of a recent on-site inspection.
UnitedHealthcare reach contract agreement
Health System has reached an agreement with UnitedHealthcare of Georgia
to continue providing health care services for customers in all UnitedHealthcare
products in metro Atlanta. The contract was scheduled to expire Jan.
31 and the recent announcement means there will be no disruption of
service for members.
body restoration technique
technique, unlike hormone replacement therapy, is a method of bringing
the hormone system into balance naturally. It does not involve giving
a person hormones or medications. It uses the bodys acupuncture
points to rejuvenate and revitalize a persons hormones and endocrine
glands as well as all the related body connections.
Bones opens next Tuesday
Smokey Bones, a
casual dining restaurant that honors barbeques classic cooking
techniques and preparation, is coming to Peachtree City.
helping out Fayette Youth Protection Homes
For every new retail
Ford car or truck sold in the month of March, Gene Evans Ford promises
a $50 donation to the Fayette Youth Protection Homes.
the "Deli Lama" Work Here?
The right job titles
provide status and self-esteem and can help you reduce turnover and
on to state
brought home plenty of top-5 finishes and a state record from last weekends
state championship meet in Atlanta.
takes 275-lb. mat title
Drake McCoy of Fayette
County High won the AAAAA state wrestling championship in the 275-pound
weight class with a 2:29 pin over Sean Yin of Parkview Saturday in Macon.
moves on to sectional
Fayette was well-represented
in the first round of the state high school basketball tournament, most
local teams found that reaching the second round was a whole other ball
takes over OLM football
Our Lady of Mercy
has hired Curtis Barrineau at its new football coach, replacing Alan
Gordon, who presided over the first two years of the schools varsity
Pioneers host meeting
The SouthSide Pioneers
track club will host an informal Meet & Greet reception
about its Thursday, Feb. 26 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the Peachtree City
Library in the main meeting room downstairs.
still available for AMS race
Sales continue to
be strong for the March 12-14 Golden Corral 500 weekend at Atlanta Motor
Speedway, but tickets still remain for the upcoming race weekend. Fans
can purchase three-day weekend ticket packages for as little as $59
or single-day race tickets for as little as $25.
Let the debate begin
again: Who is the number-one lefthander in professional golf, Mike Weir
or Phil Mickelson?
a battle of wills, Gods will, that is being staged
at the Southside Theatre Guild starting tomorrow night.
Gods Man in Texas, a two-act play by
David Rambo is set in present day Texas and deals with
the televised 10 a.m. service of a Baptist church and
the two ministers who €nd themselves at odds in front
of the camera. Keith Williams plays Dr. Jeremiah Mears
who comes to audition for the pastors position which
is being €ercely clung to by Dr. Philip Gottschall as
portrayed by Bill Hearnburg. Brad Boseman completes the
cast as Hugo Taney, the studios camera man and the
productions main source of comic relief. Sarah Davenport
is in the directors chair and chose the play because
she liked the storyline and how the powers of fate
collide. Davenport added that basically its
about an 81-year-old minister stepping down from his post,
but its also much more than that.
Mia comes to the Fox
its way to becoming the biggest grossing musical of all
time, Mamma Mia comes to the Fabulous Fox
Theatre in Atlanta this week. Having raked in $750 million
worldwide, the Abba-esque musical has graced stages in
London, Hamburg, Toronto, The Netherlands, Australia,
Seoul, Edinburgh, Japan, Las Vegas, New York, and now
Atlanta. It will soon be playing in Dublin, Stuttgart
and Charlotte and Miranda and Carrie
Jessica Parker aka Carrie Bradshaw has closed the book
on sex and the city of Manhattan. Along with her three
cohorts, she rethought the idea of what it means to be
a modern woman in the modern world. On Sunday night, HBO
ran the €nal episode of Sex and the City.
In just under an hour, the loose ends of these four womens
lives were neatly tied into a pretty bow. For a show that
has been misconstrued as shallow and vulgar, the lovey-dovey
denouement capped what has turned out to be an honest
look at life and love.
Breakfast this Sat.
Fayette County High School Marching Band Boosters are
sponsoring their second annual Pancake Breakfast this
Saturday from 7 a.m. until noon in the high schools
cafeteria on Tiger Trail in Fayetteville.
Kimbrough to speak at PTC Black History event
Peachtree City Library will mark the end of Black History
Month on Sunday, from 2-4 p.m. with a program entitled,
We All Need Each Other, featuring renowned
speakers Nancy J. Lewis and Dr. Walter M. Kimbrough Jr.
Marine poet speaks on "Origins of the English Language"
of Fayette County's most colorful characters has been
elected to give the Writer's Group his interpretation
of how the English language originated. Joe Spensley,
an award-winning poet is a regular at the Writer's Group
meeting which is open to all who are interested in writing.
The group meets at 10 a.m. most every Saturday at the
Fayette County Library behind the Administrative Complex
at the corner of highways 54 and 85.
Sandy Creek pageant is Saturday
year's Miss Sandy Creek Pageant is February 28 at 7:30
p.m. in the Commons Area of Sandy Creek High School in
teen set to explore role in U.S. National Security
Ribeiro of Fayetteville, was recently selected to participate
in the National Youth Leadership Forum on Defense, Intelligence
and Diplomacy from February 17 through February 22 in
Washington, D.C. Having demonstrated academic achievement
and an interest in a career related to national security,
Ribeiro will join approximately 400 outstanding high school
juniors and seniors from across the United States at the
State music major fills in on tour for Mexican quartet
the result of recent changes in immigration procedures,
Bulgarian pianist Elena Cholakova, a music student at
Clayton College & State University, was recently asked
to perform three concerts in a regional professional performing
arts series. Cholakova performed as a four-hand piano
duo with her teacher, Associate Professor of Music Dr.
Michiko Otaki, director of Keyboard Activities at the
party is March 5
out of the winter doldrums by attending a Garden
Par-tea at Southern Oaks March 5.
Passion according to Mark
By JOHN HATCHER
The passion of Christ
as presented in the Gospel of Mark, by most scholarly accounts, the
earliest of the four Gospel accounts:
the King church will offer Ash Wednesday service tonight
Christ the King
Charismatic Episcopal Church will observe Ash Wednesday tonight at 7:30
Grove AME celebrates Black History this Sunday
With the theme of
Her Story: Weve Come This far by Faith, Holly Grove
A.M.E. Church will celebrate Black History this Sunday, Feb. 29, at
11 a.m., tracing the contributions made by women in the African Methodist
Episcopal Church from 1783 to the present.
First Presbyterian Church offers Lenten Devotional book
The First Presbyterian
Church of Peachtree City is ushering in the Lenten season by the publication
of its second annual Lenten Devotional Book, comprised of 40 daily messages
written by members of the church, reflecting on Christs teachings
and the way He has influenced their individual lives.
First UMC will offer Lenten luncheon series
The United Methodist
Women at Fayetteville First United Methodist church will once again
sponsor a Lenten luncheon series, beginning Wednesday, Feb. 25, from
noon until 1 p.m. in the church Fellowship Hall. The cost is $2 per
to lead Lenten retreat in Atlanta
The Rev. Bob Hudak,
rector of The Episcopal Church of the Nativity in Fayetteville, will
lead a Lenten Retreat on Saturday, Feb. 28. Sponsored by The Cathedral
of St. Philip in Atlanta, the retreat will be at the Lanier House on
the cathedral grounds. The retreat will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The
public is invited to attend; reservations are required. The cost is
$10, which includes lunch. For more information and reservations, call
Margaret Lias at The Cathedral of St. Philip, 404-365-1034.
installed as new pastor at North Fayette
of North Fayette United Methodist Church recently installed and welcomed
the Rev. Doug Burrell as its new pastor. The installation ceremony was
performed Jan. 25 by the Rev. DeDe Leetch, LaGrange District Superintendent.
ambulance in your neighborhood?
By SALLIE SATTERTHWAITE
It was one of those
worst case scenarios public servants talk about while they
are drawing up budgets and allocating manpower and equipment.
activism: Judges behaving badly
by the few. This was what George Washington warned of in his farewell
address of 1796: ... The spirit of encroachment tends to consolidate
the powers of all the departments in one, and thus to create whatever
the form of government, a real despotism.
- LETTERS TO THE
Passion: Viewer discretion is advised
A movie about
the crucifixion of Jesus Christ is like trying to whistle Beethovens
Fifth Symphony. Something will be missing. The message exceeds the
medias ability to capture the critical theological issues that
make up the greatest story ever told.
that noise ? #1
letter and your comments in last weeks paper: At 4 a.m. I heard
the same noise. It was like a long train whistle with no variations,
just one constant tone. It may have been a broken whistle on a train
or maybe car alarm. After making certain it wasnt our heating
system, my husband checked outside and noticed it was louder in the
front of our home (facing north onto Blue Smoke Park) than in the
that noise ? #2
I also live on
the north side of Peachtree City and have heard that same strange
noise twice in the past month.
that noise? #3
Around 3:15 am,
Feb. 8, I too, heard the strange noise. It did sound like
it came from the direction of the train tracks, heading north. Perhaps
it was the engine running in a low gear or they were blowing a night
whistle. (Maybe the engineers have a lets scare em
homophobic if we believe homosexuality is abnormal?
Why is it that people,
Christian or not, are branded as homophobes because they,
we, do not want to accept the acts of homosexuality as normal?
light store is local kind needed
Carolyn Cary describes
a Fayetteville of 38 years ago that I wish I knew. There are just enough
vestiges of this citys charming past to make one realize that
something quite special has been swept away by the citys growth.
The most dangerous
threat to the United States today is not terrorism; chemical, nuclear
or biological weapons; poor intelligence gathering and interpretation;
or even our porous border with Mexico.
tyranny the norm
Supreme Courts ruling [mandating marriage rights for homosexuals]
is one more confirmation that United States judges are legislating from
flap shows citys priorities wrong
Not to beat a dead
horse, but I couldnt help but notice each week the continuing
story of Crumptons banner. This has gotten so ridiculous,
its now made the national news circuits and continues to show
why Georgia is passing Alabama for the punch-line of jokes.
issue deeper than just a sign ordinance
If the patriotic
citizens of Fayetteville would all post God Bless America
signs in their front yards, and at their places of business, our town
might just take the 360-degree turn its been badly needing.
protocol is enshrined in law
The proper protocol
to dispose of retired American flags mentioned in your photo inscription
has its own name: The Code of The Flag of the United States,
which became a law in June 1942.
that explains high cable rates ...
The thought that
a company such as Comcast might have the financial power to purchase
a mega-giant such as Disney makes me very angry.