Sunday, March 7, 2004

Faison vows to fight ‘big box’ law

The Peachtree City Council Thursday night upheld an October recommendation from the Planning Commission, voting 5-0 to reject plans for a Target store at Kedron Village.

This Recreational Vehicle designed to work for Fayette public safety agencies

Fayette County’s public safety agencies now have a new tool at their disposal thanks to the Fayetteville Police Department and a grant from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

Hampton Inn to locate at Fayetteville’s Villages

Fayetteville will be getting a second hotel in the downtown area now that the Hampton Inn is set to come to the Villages at LaFayette Park mixed-use development.

Long-time juvenile court judge resigns; replacement sought

A. Ronald Cook, who has presided over numerous local hearings as the Chief Juvenile Court Judge in the Griffin Judicial Circuit, has submitted his resignation, effective at the end of June, according to court officials.

No problems with Fayetteville’s audit, firm says

The city of Fayetteville has again received a “clean” audit from the accounting firm who evaluated its financial data for the fiscal year ending July 31, 2003.

Recyclables must be rinsed before placing on curb

Fayetteville officials are asking residents to make sure they rinse out steel cans, aluminum cans, foil and pie pans along with #1 and #2 plastic containers placed outside for recycling pickup.

Police Blotter

How many ways do you say “Very Good!”?
By Dr. David L. Chancey

Marching band was a big deal when I was in high school. While still just a novice clarinet player, I looked forward to the day when I would be part of the “Band of the Braves.”

God and His sense of humor

I can remember some of my early childhood memories of what a “spiritual man” looked like. At that age, it seemed to me that the more spiritual a man was supposed to be, he looked a certain way. These men whom I vividly remembered seemed to all grit their teeth when they talked and carried very heavy Bibles. Most of them seemed to be right at home at a funeral. In other words they could have been paid mourners or could just look sorrowful naturally. I never really knew which was true.

Changing families
Contribuing Writer

I heard him say it. Live, clearly, matter of factly, without a blink, Federal Reserve Chairman Greenspan said Social Security benefits must be cut.