Slow growth has arrived in Fayette County, according to the latest population estimates from the U.S. Census Bureau.
The hot-button topic of the season in Peachtree City westside annexation and its potential impact on the city may threaten to overshadow the City Councils two-day retreat this weekend.
There was no joy in Tyrone on Monday, as a temporary closing of Shamrock Park turned the town into a modern day Mudville.
Would residents pay for a service theyre currently getting for free?
Fayette County residents have an opportunity this week to hear one of the countrys top economists. Dr. Larry Lindsey will speak on The Future of the Economy at a breakfast hosted by the Fayette County Chamber of Commerce tomorrow at 8:30 am.
The Peachtree City Council will be asked Thursday night to consider a new funding agreement with the citys Development Authority that will offer to pay liability insurance for the authoritys officers and directors to help get the organization back on its feet.
When things like amendments to the limited use commercial zoning ordinance, rezonings and site plan approvals come before the Peachtree City Planning Commission, one typically thinks of long debates and the high possibility of a denial.
The Georgia Supreme Court has overturned a jury verdict in a 2002 divorce trial, saying Fayette Superior Court Judge Paschal A. English Jr. improperly bolstered the credibility of a witness.
Fayette County Assistant District Attorney Jamie K. Inagawa has announced he will seek election as the top prosecutor of the Fayette County State Court.
The usual Fayette County Republican Party monthly breakfast was anything but usual this past Saturday. First, Herman Cain, Senate candidate, had everyones rapt attention as he shared his platform. At the end of his talk, State Senator Mitch Seabaugh spoke to the group about his sorrow in losing Fayette County during the recent redistricting. However, when Chairman Lane Watts asked if anyone would like to make an announcement toward the end of the meeting, it truly diverged from the norm. One candidate after another popped up to announce their intentions. Every time the crowd thought the last had had their say, another stood.
The former NFL football player accused of putting a gun in his sons mouth for getting bad grades at their south Fayette home is now out on bond.
The field of contestants in the annual Southland Nursing Home Beauty Pageant was somewhat slimmer than usual. However, the quality of the candidates more than made up for the smaller numbers. Six beautiful spirits vied for the coveted crown. All received high marks from the seven judges. Each year the judges rate each candidate on their personality and physical appearance in relation to age, ability to communicate and alertness, participation in nursing home activities, attitude toward life and their excitement about being in the pageant.
The Fayette County Council on Domestic Violence is running out of money, prompting a plea for help.
The following arrests were reported by the Fayetteville Police Department for the past week:
Its a common sight in Fayette and many other counties in the metro Atlanta area.
Peachtree City-based Ravin Homes is a company which prides itself in meeting the needs and desires of its homebuyers.
Laura L. Audet has joined Coldwell Banker Bullard Realtys McDonough/Henry County office as a sales associate.
Charlie Biele has joined JWH&N as senior vice president of land development in a move that positions the company for further success and expansion.
John Wieland Homes and Neighborhoods has named Rich Daker vice president of homeowner operations including JW Designs, Customer Relations and Quality Assurance in a move that positions the company to deliver compelling customer service.
Jon Ulsaker has been named vice president of production operations for John Wieland Homes and Neighborhoods in a move that positions the company to bring compelling homes more quickly to market.
Street of Dreams, Inc., has selected River Oaks in Fayette as the site of its 13th Atlanta Street of Dreams luxury home tour. The event will take place in the town of Tyrone, and more than 50,000 visitors are expected to attend the show, which will run Wednesdays through Sundays from Sept. 11-Oct. 17.
Sixteen members of the Peachtree City office of Metro Brokers/GMAC Real Estate were among the honorees at the companys annual awards gala last month at the Cobb Galleria Center in Atlanta.
Atlanta leads nation in single-family housing activity for 13th straight year.
Re/Max agent lists 700-year-old estate on eBay; castle contents and titles included.
Plans have been announced for Fontainbleau, a new 115-home upscale community along the South River in the southern part of Rockdale County.
There have already been seven new home sales in Creekside, The Knight Groups new 180-home development in South Fulton County.
Cynthia Cromartie, a Realtor with The Home Source Realtors General Brokerage office in Peachtree City, is also a Registered Real Property Appraiser following the recent completion of 90 hours of classroom instruction.
Referring to the current U. S. economy as a mixed bag, Curtis Smith of SunTrust Bank Atlanta reported that the national economy has lots of strength, but still has some weaknesses.
A total of 66 current agents with the Coldwell Banker Bullard Realty organization are board-certified Million Dollar Club members for 2003. Steve Bullard, owner and president, noted that this is a new record for the company.
With their home purchases, residents of Brayson Homes Pinehurst neighborhood in Heron Bay gained the opportunity to live in a country club community at an affordable price and can now begin enjoying those amenities as they are completed.
The Peachtree City real estate market has become increasingly active as more and more people express interest in the benefits of a planned community.
Arbor Springs Realtys Ambassador Luncheon recognizing 2003 co-oping agents was March 9 in the activity room of the Arbor Springs Plantation Sales Center.
Coldwell Banker Real Estate Corporation, the nations oldest national real estate organization, has announced that it has the highest ranking in customer satisfaction from both first-time home buyers and sellers who used national real estate firms, according to the J.D. Power and Associates 2003 Home Buyer/Seller Satisfaction Study.
David Barton of the Re/Max Advantage Stockbridge office has been named chairperson of governmental affairs and legislative Liaison for the Metro South Association of Realtors.
The husband-wife real estate team of Tom and Jo Ann Shell, also known as the Shell Team, were recently honored as the 2003 Top Listing & Sales Team for the Prudential Georgia Realty Peachtree City office.
Gramm & Associates, Inc., a full-service real estate development and marketing company specializing in new home communities, is pleased to introduce the newest collection of homes by Scenic Homes, Brandywine Estates. Priced from the $120s, Brandywine Estates offers brick or stone accents as standard features on all homes.
For more than 30 years, Morrison Homes has built a business around a commitment to customer satisfaction. Selling more than 3800 homes in 2003, Morrison Homes is taking their commitment to new levels by broadening their service offerings and raising the standards of customer service throughout the industry.
Theres nothing like positive feedback for a job well done. But when it comes to saying thank you to employees, Michael Adamson goes well beyond the pat on the back and a grateful handshake.
Brayson Homes has scheduled grand opening for the
Brayson Homes, which is active in communities throughout the metro Atlanta area, is holding a Treasure Hunt Spring Promotion in all of its neighborhoods through the weekend of April 24-25.
Eleven representatives of the Coldwell Banker Bullard Realty organization were among the honorees at the Rockdale Board of Realtors annual Awards Banquet March 27 Cherokee Run Country Club in Rockdale County.
Real estate professional Stephen Walker, an award-winning agent in Prudential Georgia Realtys Peachtree City office, was recently named that branchs Top Individual Listing & Sales Agent of 2003. This is the second straight year Walker has achieved this honor.
Steve Redding of Re/Max Advantages Stockbridge office has been inducted into the 27 Million Dollar Club by the Metro South Association of Realtors.
Win Wilson, broker associate with Re/Max Around Atlanta Results, has been inducted into the 2003 Re/Max of Georgia Hall of Fame. He is among only 30 other inductees of approximately 4,600 Re/Max of Georgia agents to receive this high honor for 2003.
Of the hundreds of thousands of agents who hold a real estate license in this country, Stephen Walker has just joined an elite group of only 7,000 who hold their Senior Real Estate Specialist designations.
Prudential Georgia Realty held its 2004 Awards Breakfast Feb. 19 at the Crowne Plaza Ravinia.
It’s been a long, cold winter, and as the weather is finally starting to warm up, opening up the windows to air out your home may seem like a wonderful idea. As spring approaches, keep in mind that in addition to letting in fresh air, windows also play a critical role in home safety.
Are you ready to join the more than 50 million Americans who are expected to file their taxes electronically this year?
If you are a homeowner with a broken chandelier, a torn slipcover that needs repairing, or you want to do some remodeling, chances are that you have delayed getting the job done because of the time and effort it takes to find the right contractor.
Pak Mail at Southampton Village Shopping Center, 1510 Hwy. 74 N, has announced that it will stay open until 11:30 p.m. on April 15, 2004 to provide mailing service, and sell stamps and envelopes to those tax filers who are waiting to the last minute for IRS filing.
Come join Azalea Estates for their fifth year anniversary and birthday celebration April 17 from10 a.m.- 2 p.m.
Every parent wants to do everything possible to insure their childs safety and well-being. This is one of the reasons why background checks for youth coches and instructors have become increasingly prevalent around the country.
The Starrs Mill Panthers baseball team had the luxury of a day game when they traveled to take on Mundys Mill Monday afternoon, and they made the most of it, winning 18-2.
Though the cold weather and rain made for slower times than McIntosh was used to running this year, the girls track team defeated Westminster and Spalding County last Wednesday. The Lady Chiefs scored 85 points to Westminsters 47 and Spalding Countys 32, while the boys team lost to both Spalding County and Westminster, netting only 39 points.
Landmark Christian School and Fayette County High School particpated in the Character Games Track and Field meet at Lakewood Stadium Saturday. The Lady War Eagles finished second with 60 points, while the Fayette County girls placed 10th with 27 points. On the boys side, Landmark placed 15th and Fayette County placed 27th.
Nominations are now open for the 2003-2004 Fayette County Swimmer of the Year and the Fayette County Swimming Hall of Fame. These awards are sponsored by the Southside Seals Masters Swim Team to promote the sport of swimming in our county.
The Clayton College & State University men's golf team shot rounds of 309 and 308 to place 10th in the Carolina Sands Intercollegiate Saturday and Sunday at Carolina Sands Golf Club in White Lake, N.C.
Joseph Keywood of Landmark has signed a letter of intent to play soccer for the University of Alabama at Huntsville.
Peachtree City residents watched with sadness as Westpark Walk Cinemas was torn down last week. Gone the hope that someone would come save it as a cultural arts center, gone the hope that an "angel" would turn it into an entertainment complex with foreign films and stages for live performances.
No experience is needed to participate in Offshoot Productions' April 18 acting workshop, "Mining Shakespeare's Rich Language." Conducted by Offshoot's professional cast and staff for June's Comedy of Errors, this lively session takes place from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. at the Peachtree City Library.
Prosperos island is taking shape on the Clayton State stage in anticipation of Robert Karmons Caliban and Miranda, a sequel to Shakespeares The Tempest. Winner of Clayton State Theaters nationally publicized First Annual International Playwriting Competition, Caliban and Miranda runs Apr. 20-24 at 8 p.m. and features a cast of professional Atlanta actors, and Clayton State student Kellie-Rae Gainer.
Join Fayette County residents on a fun and informative Spring Bird Walk hosted by Southern Conservation Trust (SCT), to be held on April 17th from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m., spring weather permitting.
If Walt Disney had lived in the 15th century, his theme park may have looked a lot like the Georgia Renaissance Festival in Fairburn. With so many new added attractions this year, the entire family could easily make a day of it. And what a different day it is when surrounded by fair maidens, brave knights on horseback, jugglers, jesters and many other colorful characters. Yet there is much more to the famous festival than costumes.
Charlie Brown. His trials and tribulations are universal. Charles Schultz round-headed hero has been a permanent part of the American culture for more than fifty years. Its no surprise then that Whitewater High School has chosen the Tony-award winning play Youre a Good Man, Charlie Brown as their first musical. Director Angela Olivera and music director Kelly Butler offer a larger than life look at the comic strips perceptive take on life.
They say that when you have your first child your whole life changes. Your priorities realign and suddenly the focus is on the baby, its needs, its happiness and its safety. When you bring home your first puppy and you are well past the age of fatherhood, your focus is on your shoes, your shoestrings and keeping them tied.
One of the biggest moments in a teenagers life is getting a drivers license. Soon, they are experiencing the freedom and frustration of rush hour and Sunday drives.
Drop by Barnes and Noble in Fayetteville on your lunch hour tomorrow and meet Senator Zell Miller. He will be signing his book, A National Party No More: The Conscience of a Conservative Democrat starting at 12:30.
The 1940s will come alive May 8 at the Second Annual Dixie Wing CAF WWII Swing Dinner Dance.
In April the birds are out, the sun is out, people are out and so are TRUCKS! TRUCKS! And more TRUCKS! The Peachtree City Recreation Department is sponsoring the 4th annual Touch a Truck event Saturday from 10 a.m.-1p.m. at the Amphitheater parking lot.
Recent, well publicized, child abductions and violence across the United States often strikes fear in the hearts of parents. Although most parents attempt to discuss these occurrences and the dangers of strangers with their children, they often unintentionally send mixed messages and fail to properly instruct their child as to the correct way to recognize a dangerous situation and then respond accordingly.
Southside Theatre Guild in Fairburn presents the smash Broadway musical Little Shop of Horrors Thursdays-Saturdays, Apr. 29-May 22 at 8 p.m.
Fayette Middle School Drama Department presents The Royal Shakespeare's version of The Wizard of Oz, at FMS Cubby Hole April 15 at 7 p.m., April 17th at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. and April 18 at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.
North Carolina has a great tradition. Its called Easter Monday and its a state holiday. It was started in 1935 by the state legislature so state employees could have Monday off to see the North Carolina State-Wake Forest baseball competition. School districts took the cue and also made it a state holiday.
History happens on two levels in Fayette County this Sunday:
Members of Prince of Peace Lutheran Church in Fayetteville will celebrate the culmination of their 40 Days of Purpose, Purpose Driven Life spiritual journey, with one worship service at 10 a.m on Sunday, April 18. The 8:15, 9:30, and 11 a.m. services will combine at 10 a.m. The journey was based on Rick Warrens bestselling book, The Purpose Driven Life.
During their three worship services on March 28, members of the Braelinn Church in Peachtree City overwhelmingly affirmed a plan for relocation to their new campus on Highway 74 at Dogwood Trail.
Flat Creek Baptist Church will observe Children/Preteen Day Sunday, April 25, with a special luncheon for families and teachers following the 11 a.m. worship service.
Pastor Carolyn Driver and Pastor Timothy Frazier will head up an Apostolic Prophetic Reformation Movement meeting Sunday, April 25, at 6 p.m., sharing how the apostle and prophet work together to release Gods plan within the earth. The meeting will be at the Christ Discipleship Ministries facility in Fairburn.
The book of Hebrews will be the subject of a Bible study at Christ the King Charismatic Episcopal Church beginning Thursday, April 22 at 7 p.m.
Low-carb living in a high-carb world
By MICHAEL BOYLAN
If youve seen me out and about lately and Ive been less than my usual friendly self, its because Im on a diet. I dont mean to be grumpy and its nothing against you, but sometimes this diet, and the fact that I have to be on a diet at all, really bugs me.
From Munich to Baghdad: Cautions on historical analogies
By DR. EARL TILFORD
Speaking at the Brookings Institution, Senator Ted Kennedy recently raised the specter of Vietnam by stating, Iraq has become George Bushs Vietnam.
Dixie Diva does Easter Oh, dear
By RONDA RICH
I was hoping this Easter turns out to be better than last years. To be honest, by the time the moment arrived to say grace over lunch, I had just about lost the Christian spirit.
- LETTERS TO THE EDITOR
- Limited annexation benefits PTC citizens
A lot of attention has been focused on a single discussion concerning a group of citizens that represented the Westside subdivisions and others that have expertise in land planning, transportation, and environmental issues a while back.
Same-sex unions: Where will rights demands end?
Mr. Thompson, in your most recent article in The Citizen you quoted Rep. John Lewis as saying, Rights are for everyone, regardless of race or sexual orientation. The problem with liberals like yourself and John Lewis begins with the fact that you do not believe in any moral fiber whatsoever.
Same-sex marriage alters rights without amendment
President Bush and other conservatives have been accused in recent weeks of seeking to put bias in the Constitution by endorsing an amendment that would define marriage as solely the union of one man and one woman. Nothing could be further from the truth.
Public must get involved in history curriculum debate
In recent weeks, several high school teachers and students have appealed to the public to intercede in efforts by the Georgia Department of Education (DOE) to make drastic revisions to the states high school U.S. history curriculum as part of its new Georgia Performance Standards (GPS).
Illogical evolution: Design without a designer
For those who tried to understand the very educated and intellectual letter last week that describes how we can get a design in the universe without a designer, I want to help you understand what is being proposed.
How does human-made computer prove no god?
Mr. Duran, the parsimonious fecundity of your statements is only surpassed by the flatulent obscurity of your phraseology.
More complex design just points to a better Creator
I am writing in response to Peter Durans Design without a creator? Yes, its possible.
Evolutionary faith: All we know came from nothing
I read Peter Durans letter regarding the notion of design and order in the universe without a Creator and noted his illustrations of how finite men used finite modern computers to determine the finite number of steps to reach the complexity of the human eye. Somehow this computer model is supposed to validate Darwinian theory.