Prosecutor tagged for 'misconduct': DUI case kicked by judge after prosecutor's 'inappropriate' contact with crying defendant
Labeling the official’s action “horrible,” a Fayette judge last month found “prosecutorial misconduct” on the part of State Court Solicitor-General Steve Harris and overturned a drunk driving conviction as a result, ordering a new trial.
3 busted for selling pot from daycare center
Three people who have been selling illegal drugs out of a rented home in the Wynnmeade subdivision — for quite some time, police say — were arrested by Peachtree City police early Friday morning.
PTC’s big-box ordinance faces judge March 29 in Target lawsuit
The lead attorney for the developer suing Peachtree City for the right to build a Target at Kedron Village said Monday that the city’s “big box” law is unconstitutional because it discriminates against a specific segment of the retail industry — large-scale discount department stores — without distinction.
County considers liquor vote for 2nd time this year
Will Fayette’s voters head to the polls this November and vote on liquor by the drink in the unincorporated county?
‘Lightning’ strikes PTC
Peachtree City’s new minor league professional mens basketball team has a name that sounds familiar to anyone familiar with the area’s youth soccer program.
Deputy fired after arrest for injuring girlfriend in Wyoming
A Fayette County sheriffs deputy has been fired after he was arrested for assaulting his girlfriend in Wyoming Christmas Eve.
Animal shelter trying to stem the tide
Spring is almost here and it will soon be raining cats and dogs. The Humane Society and the Fayette County Animal Shelter have joined forces to try and slow the storm.
Brown claims wide support for west village annexation
Steve Brown said he has received nothing but positive reviews so far about his unofficial efforts to help John Wieland Homes annex and develop several hundred acres northwest of Peachtree City as a mixed-use neighborhood of residential, recreational and commercial uses.
CCSU info session in Fayette next week
As part of ongoing efforts to bring both academic and continuing education courses to Fayette County, Clayton College & State University will be holding an Information Session at the Fayette County Higher Education Center Wednesday, Mar. 17, at 6:30 p.m.
Man charged for fatal crash on Ga. 279
Charges stemming from a fatal auto crash last June have been filed against a Peachtree City man.
Cox to speak at library Sunday
State School Superintendent Kathy Cox will be appearing at the Peachtree City Library in celebration of National Womens History Month Sunday, March 14, at 2 p.m. Cox will be speaking about the new curriculum. A question-and-answer period will follow.
Free health fair Saturday in Sharpsburg
BodyWorks for Women, a women-only fitness center, is offering a free health fair Saturday, March 13, from noon-3 p.m. at 3500 Thomas Grace Plaza in Sharpsburg.
Collins reports on Vietnam trip
WASHINGTON - Congressman Mac Collins spent several days in Vietnam the last week of February seeking access from officials there to archival records about Americas unaccounted for Prisoners of War and Missing in Action service personnel. Collins met with senior Vietnamese government officials and several Vietnam Communist Party Cadre.
Weekly legislative wrapup
House lawmakers reconvened Monday, March 1, at 1 p.m. for the 27th day of the session. Lawmakers were in recess Wednesday and Friday to conduct committee meetings and allow House and Senate conferees to begin work on a compromise 2004 supplemental budget, which is a revised spending plan for the current fiscal year that ends June 30. The House has also started working on the FY 05 budget that begins July 1.
CT scans coming to Peachtree City
Low cost mobile CT scans for early warning signs of aneurysms, cancer and coronary disease will be available at First Baptist Church Friday, March 19, beginning at 7 a.m.
Hospital offering free workshop
Fayette Community Hospital, in partnership with Georgia Health Decisions, is hosting a comprehensive workshop for you and your family to learn about advanced directives and other legal documents concerning end-of-life healthcare decisions. The seminar is free and open to the public.
them bigger in Fayette
so big, its almost causing traffic to come to a grinding
halt on Gingercake Road.
fun and education go hand in hand
Mac McKinney, President
Home Builders Association of Midwest Georgia
blocks, Lincoln Logs and LEGOs -- something about building has
fascinated children for generations. However, building is about
much more than placing blocks on top of one another, and home
builders across the country are teaching youth of all ages the
intricacies of constructing a home. From preschool to high school,
children are learning about everything from safety to the environment
to the amount of money it takes to build a home.
for homeowners with storage problems
You have just
sold your house and you have to be out in a few days, but the new
home you are building wont be ready for another two weeks.
faces in new places in local real estate
a Jonesboro area resident, is a new sales associate with the Jonesboro/Clayton
County office of Coldwell Banker Bullard Realty.
to meet March 18
The Home Builders
Association of Midwest Georgia will have its annual Table Top Night
Thursday, March 18, from 4:30-9 p.m. at the Wyndham Peachtree Conference
Center in Peachtree City.
today at Lake Martin
Inc., officially breaks ground today with The Ridge Builders Program
at The Ridge on Lake Martin. The Ridge, a Russell Lands development,
is one of the largest developments on Lake Martin offering many
high value features and amenities.
sales at SummerGrove on record pace
February are traditionally slow months for homes sales in the real
estate industry, but it has been anything but slow at SummerGrove
in Coweta County. With over 63 homes sales in the past two months,
SummerGrove is on its way to having another record-breaking sales
Realtors join Collins campaign
Rep. Mac Collins,
Republican candidate for U.S. Senate, announced recently that Fayette
County realtors Josh Bonner, Michael Amos and Linda Amos have endorsed
his campaign by joining the Realtors for Collins Statewide Steering
Source honors award winners
Linda Byrd, Jane Young, Angela Cole, and Sherry Stone Blackmon are
top agents for 2003 at The Home Source Realtors, who made the announcement
recently at an awards dinner at The Palmer Club at Starrs
elected 2004 CRS Pathways president
broker associate with Re/Max Around Atlanta Results, has been elected
2004 President of the local CRS Chapter known as CRS Pathways.
named to Hall of Fame
has another Hall of Fame member as a resident.
named top office manager
Pamela M. Sims,
who is both an office manager and a Realtor with Coldwell Banker
Bullard Realty, has added another title: award winner.
course superintendent named at River Forest
one of the South's top golf course superintendents, has been named
course superintendent at River Forest, the new golf and equestrian
community in Monroe County between Atlanta and Macon just off I-75.
Springs Plantation posts record sales
Plantation, the upscale golf course community, had a record year
for sales during the past year.
Georgia Realty posts record sales year
Realty posted another record year in home sales for 2003, exceeding
$1.8 billion in sales and posting 8,000 closed transactions. The
companys average sales price per home was $225,000.
Hills now open
Associates has announced the grand opening of Scenic Homes
newest new home community, South Hills. The new home community offers
320 homesites in two phases, priced from the $120s-$150s
opportunities announced at Lakeside on Redwine
Only ten opportunities
remain at Lakeside on Redwine, Wielands master-planned club
neighborhood conveniently located off Redwine Road in Fayette County.
Remaining homes in The Summit at Lakeside on Redwine are priced
from the mid-$300s. Basement homesites are still available.
now in second phase
is now accepting homesite reservations for Phase II of its Cedarcroft
underway at Muir Field
Associates, a full-service real estate development and marketing
company specializing in new home communities, has announced the
construction of single-family homes by AJ Muse Construction in the
small community of Muir Field at Rivers Edge Plantation. The
community, located in Hampton, minutes from the Fayetteville city
line, will consist of 10 homes on golf course premium lots.
Grove Village selling well
The Knight Group
has already recorded 35 new home sales in Cedar Grove Village, its
350-acre development in South Fulton County.
new neighborhoods open at SummerGrove
Just in time
for the peak home buying season, Pathway Communities, the developer
of SummerGrove announces the opening of three new neighborhoods.
Parrish ignite sales at SummerGrove for Weekley
Homes has chosen Jena Gann and Verkina Parrish as the companys
exclusive marketing agents for its Imagination Series in the SummerGrove
neighborhood of Rolling Green.
to 11 in Silverstone
Only 11 new
homes, including the decorated model home, are still available for
sale at Silverstone, Brayson Homes 80-home community on Hwy.
19-41 (Tara Boulevard) in Clayton County.
Place underway in Henry County
Woodland Homes Inc. is presenting three new home
styles in Hampton Place, a community located one mile south of Hampton
in Henry County.
market changing, state official says
The state of
Georgia, including the area served by the Home Builders Association
of Midwest Georgia, is experiencing a changing housing market, according
to Jane Massey of Georgias Department of Community Affairs.
Realty was voted a Best in Class company in the Executive
Home Sales category to win a 2004 Consumers Choice Award.
Metro Atlanta consumers and business executives were asked to rate
the best area businesses in 122 categories in the survey.
your home for sale
Does your home
make a good first impression? Does it make a strong statement to
neighbors and to potential buyers?
Creek students get a lesson in international business
students at Sandy Creek High learned about the real world importance
of speaking a second language from executives representing some the
nations top businesses.
Meals and Entertainment Expenses: What You Can and Can't Deduct
Taking current and
prospective clients and customers out to dinner, the theatre, or a baseball
game can make good business sense and provide you with a valuable
Clinic offers Customer Appreciation Day
A community appreciation
day is being held at Napp Chiropractic Center on March 13, 2004 from
12:00 to 3:00. The community is invited to attend. There will be refreshments,
door prizes, and face painting for children. Napp Chiropractic Center
is giving complimentary consultations, chiropractic exams, and bio-structural
posture exams to the first 25 guests who schedule.
getting busy before region play starts
Baseball teams in
the county are already busy, getting in as much competition as possible
before the region schedules start in about two weeks.
soccer teams to square off
high school soccer now in full swing, local teams are looking forward
to the first intracounty matchups of the year this weekend.
years without a loss
The Booth Middle
School eighth-grade girls basketball team completed its second straight
perfect season by winning the Metro Middle School Athletic League championship,
defeating Fayette Middle in the final game.
on to state
The Fayette County
Thrashers youth wrestling club, coached by Frank Bennett and Scott Williamson,
is sending 34 wrestlers to the USA Wrestling state tournament.
steps down at CCSU
A coaching legend
and fixture for women’s basketball for 30 years in Clayton County,
head Clayton College & State University coach A.C. McCullers announced
his resignation as the CCSU women’s head coach Monday.
In case the ladies
may have missed Sadie Hawkins Day, the girls can take
out their best feller March 15, 16 and 17 to see Lil
Abner. The classic musical comedy is back in
town for three nights only.
Youve come a long way,
baby, to get where youve got to today.
to speak at Fayette NAACP Saturday meeting
speaker Nancy J. Lewis, president of Progressive Techniques,
Inc. based in Fayetteville, will present a brief motivational
talk at the regular monthly meeting of the Fayette
NAACP Branch Saturday. The theme of her organization
is Developing A Better You!
Passion according to Mark ... conclusion
By JOHN HATCHER
Most scholars agree that Mark's eyewitness account to
the Jesus story was the earliest to hit the streets. In the last two columns
I have been tracing the last hours of Jesus' life, according to Mark.
Today's column will be the final installment for this brief series.
1st Baptist gears up for gala 175th anniversary celebration
Members of Fayetteville First Baptist Church are readying
for a week-long celebration of their 175th anniversary of service in the
Fayette community with recognition of past members and pastors, an old-fashioned
supper and hymn sing, pony rides, tractor rides, tours of the buildings,
a picnic, and even an antique car show. The celebration begins Sunday,
March 21 and concludes the following Sunday, March 28
Presbyterian of Peachtree City to present Killmeier, Van Wert in concert
The public is invited to attend an All Sacred Concert
in the sanctuary of First Presbyterian Church of Peachtree City Sunday,
March 14, at 3:30 p.m.
Bauer seminar planned for March 14 at Fville First Methodist
Dr. Greg Baer, author and teacher, will present a seminar
called The Healing Power of Real Love, Sunday, March 14, from
6-8:30 p.m. in the main sanctuary of the Fayetteville First United Methodist
featured as guest speaker at Aglows March meeting
The upcoming meeting of Peachtree City Aglow will feature
guest speaker Thelma Rogers, teacher of health and wellness at Reinhardt
College in Waleska.
Creek Baptist will host Passover presentation
Bert Sandler, of Light of Messiah Ministries in Atlanta,
will present Jesus in the Passover at Flat Creek Baptist Church,
Sunday, March 28, at 6 p.m.
Road Baptist to present special Easter events McDonough
Road Baptist Church will present "Three Sundays of Passion"
centering around the Easter season.
Think now: Where do ‘rights’ come from?
By CAL BEVERLY
Join me as we try to think, together. Think. Stick to the issue. Ask pertinent questions. Attempt to answer those questions.
- LETTERS TO THE EDITOR
- Some lessons on minority rights
I’ve been reading a great deal about the Constitutional Convention of 1787 over the past few months. The entire process, and particularly the personalities involved, make for magnificent theater, and I’m left with a sense of wonder and awe at their ability to put aside cherished personal themes for the good of the nation. The document they produced has withstood the test of time and practicality, allowing for stable, flexible governance amidst the worst of economic times, and even civil war.
Some lessons on the people’s right to vote
As a Fayette County resident almost all of my life, a product of Fayette County Schools from kindergarten to high school graduation, and now a social studies teacher at Fayette County High School, I was disgusted by the lies and untruths you published in the March 3, 2004 edition of your paper.
Same-sex marriage: Instead of insults, stick to the actual issues
Why is it that when liberals attack conservative positions, they so often resort to personal insults and unsubstantiated denunciations of motive? Case in point: in the last issue of The Citizen, Mike Boylan accused persons opposed to gay marriage of “hating” homosexuals and harboring some irrational fear that gays were after their children.
I’m not sure if this is the right place to send this, but I so enjoyed the editorials about our “misrepresentatives” and I immediately contacted them and left messages for the ones I had addresses for.
Let your people vote!
I have picked up The Citizen so many times in the last four years that I’ve lived in Fayetteville and have flipped to anything Michael Boylan has written because he writes with amazement and amusement about all the things near and dear to a Fayette County citizen’s heart. Like Lewis Grizzard and Celestine Sibley back in the 1970s and ’80s, he struck a chord with me. I’ve laughed and identified with many of Mike’s writings. One of my favorites is Mike’s article about YMCA Summer camp.
Loved the editorial on “What About our Rights?” Here’s what we should do to take care of this:
Your front-page editorial on gay marriage was inexcusable.
Thank you, Michael Boylan, for the having the sense, the compassion and the backbone to point out that gay marriage is not an attack on heterosexual marriage.
The following is a post concerning “gay marriage” on a veteran web site that I help in moderating, www.patriotfiles.com, in the political forum there.
While I don’t want to get involved with the argument with Mr. Ellis, I feel I must make some points that are key to the future of both your arguments: Recent studies suggest that homosexuality is the result of a gene variation and is quite common in nature. Homosexuality has been witnessed in bonobo apes, seagulls and penguins, which means it is hardly unnatural.
Rep. Virgil Fludd, it has been pointed out to me by the editor/publisher/owner of the local gossip rags that you are some of the few legislators doing your job of serving all the citizens of this state. I want to thank you for holding up your responsibility to minorities. Please pass on my appreciation to Bob Holmes, Joe Heckstall and Sharon Beasley-Teague.
This letter is in response to Mr. Ed Nelson’s letter to the editor regarding “The Passion of the Christ” movie.
I was very disturbed by the column David Epps wrote about the movie, “The Passion of the Christ.” He makes the assumption that criticizing the movie is equal to hating the source material. I disagree.
According to a recent article in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Georgia’s proposed history standards reflect a national trend by placing the study of topics such as the Civil War primarily in the fifth and eighth grades as opposed to having these same topics repeated as part of the newly revise high school history curriculum.
As a social studies teacher, I have the important task of enabling my students to become informed, productive, and contributing members of our democratic society. I am not alone.
The Georgia State University Department of History has unanimously approved four responses to the proposed Georgia Social Studies Performance Standards.