Employees at three businesses in Peachtree City sold alcohol to underage police officers in a sting Thursday administered by the citys police department and the Georgia Department of Revenue.
Peachtree City Police Chief James Murray is hoping good old-fashioned common sense prevails citywide Thursday afternoon, when Gov. Sonny Perdue signs a new state law restoring golf cart driving privileges to unlicensed and underage drivers.
Peachtree Citys famous cart path system well-traveled though sections of it were not always well-built is suffering from the effects of age, erosion, root growth and other enemies.
Leave Mann and Trickum Creek roads alone, the Tyrone Town Council was told last week by the Citizens Alliance for West Fayette.
Summer school classes for Fayette Countys middle and high school students will be offered at the South Complex June 8 through July 21, it was announced last week
Annexation is no longer a taboo subject in Peachtree City, temporarily at least.
A political science professor from the State University of West Georgia has filed a libel suit against the Fayette Daily News of Fayetteville. The Carrollton, Ga., professor charges that his reputation was harmed by two articles the paper published in April 2003.
Although qualifying doesnt start until next week, several candidates are already announcing their intentions.
Chief Assistant Solicitor-General Lura Handley Landis has announced she will seek election as the top prosecutor of the Fayette County State Court.
Police say they have identified a girl who was found murdered three months ago in Santa Ana, Calif., and may have previously lived in Peachtree City.
A Peachtree City nanny was illegally intoxicated when the car she was driving three children in ran off the road and struck a parked vehicle at McIntosh High School last week, police said
Peachtree City police have identified a College Park woman as the suspect in an identity fraud case reported at a local bank.
Thanks to the generosity of Fayettes business community, the Fayette County School Systems transportation department raised $700 to benefit the countys military personnel stationed in Iraq.
Tickets can still be purchased to Thursdays ceremony naming Fayette Countys 2004-05 Teacher of the Year, an annual event that celebrates the best and brightest classroom innovators from a school system held up more and more as a model for the rest of Georgia to follow.
The Fayetteville City Council issued a proclamation last week designating April as Confederate History and Heritage Month, and recognizing April 26 as Confederate Memorial Day.
Fayette County Government will celebrate National County Government Week this week by hosting an open house tomorrow, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the Fayette County Administration Complex, 140 W. Stonewall Avenue.
In order to expand it, they may have to move it: The Peachtree City Library, that is.
The Fayette County Humane Society will host its seventh annual Bark in the Park Pledge Walk Saturday, May 1, from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. at Fayettevilles McCurry Park. The days events offer animal lovers and their dogs the opportunity to have some fun together as they walk a half-mile loop around the park to raise funds for the Humane Society.
Friday, April 30, at 6:30 p.m. is the date and time for Casino Royale, the biggest fundraiser of the year for the Fayette County Republican Party.
In the days and weeks since the war began, the workforce has been on an emotional roller coaster. People fallen to terrible lows of fear, anger and frustration, risen to mountain top experiences of patriotism, and fallen again. On and on it goes. While no one knows the when the war will end, one fact is indisputable: the out-of-control emotions of our employees will have an impact on our organizations. How can business leaders lead in the wake of this situation?
One of the nations top economists told some of Fayette and Cowetas business leaders Thursday that the nations economy has turned the corner.
World Airways, Inc. announced several senior management changes following the April 1, 2004, promotion of Randy Martinez to president and chief executive officer and Jeff MacKinney to chief operating officer.
A hidden jewel
By F.C. FOODIE
One of the best parts of this job is finding something new and different for my readers. Weve all been to the chains and have grown tired of the sameness, and we would like something different without driving to Atlanta.
These days, going out to eat often means visiting some national chain restaurant, waiting in line to get seated, eating packaged or pre-cooked food, and overpaying for the entire experience.
For over ten years, residents of Fayette County looking for good barbecue have found themselves at Du-Roc Cafe. With an extensive menu of sandwiches and combo plates, it is easy to see why everyone can find something they love at this restaurant, even if you are not a fan of barbecue.
Sandy Creeks boys and girls track team took on Starrs Mill, Alexander and Woodward Aacademy at Woodward last Wednesday. The Patriots and Lady Patriots had a number of strong finishes as they prepared for the upcoming region and state meets.
With two games left in the regular season to determine their seeding in the state playoffs, Sandy Creeks Lady Patriots are 10-4-1 overall and 4-2 in the region. Last week saw the girls beat Douglas County 4-2 and then lost to Chapel Hill 4-2. Last night, the girls played at Alexander and tomorrow they will close out the season with their senior night against Northgate at 5:30 p.m.
The Whitewater Wildcats JV baseball team has had a very successful season, at least in the eyes of their head coach, Frank Dixon, a first-year head coach who has a team made up of first-year high school students.
The Sandy Creek Lady Patriots couldnt have asked for a better afternoon to host a soccer game, but they could have asked for a better result.
When a baseball team wins a game it is often because of a full team effort. To emerge victorious, the team must have good pitching, timely hitting and a little bit of luck.
As you read this, the 4-AAAAA boys region soccer champion has been crowned. Fayette County squared off against Starrs Mill for the region title and a number one seeding in the upcoming state tournament last night. Visit www.thecitizennews.com to see the results.
If you want to see Lance Armstrong ride his bike this week, youll have to either go to work late on Thursday or make a trek up to Athens on Saturday morning. The closest Armstrong and the U.S. Postal team will get to Fayette County is when the race begins stage three Thursday at 9:30 a.m. in Carrollton.
Clayton State sophomore Heather Krehbiel of Peachtree City set a school mark in the 3000-meter run at last Saturdays Alabama-Huntsville/Alabama A&M Invitataional.
The Atlanta Juniors 17s Orange Crush volleyball team traveled to Tampa the first weekend in April to compete against 93 other 17s teams from across the country. At the end of the three-day tournament, the gals from Atlanta were one of only two undefeated teams left standing, having beaten nine teams from states including Indiana, Pennsylvania, Illinois, Louisiana, Florida and Texas.
Eight members of the Southern Crescent Aquatic Team in Peachtree City recently traveled to Orlando to compete against some of the best swimmers in the nation.
Due to a scheduling conflict, Paul Anka has moved his concert from May 7 and 8 to June 25 and 26. Current ticket holders will not need to reconfirm seats or ticket status with the amphitheater.
Fayette County-based Offshoot Productions will present the classic Shakespearean farce, The Comedy of Errors, at the Villages Amphitheater in Fayetteville in June. The show is now in rehearsal with an energetic cast from the southside and throughout the metro Atlanta area.
Ducks Unlimited is not only for duck hunters! This international nonprofit organization is a leader in the conservation of wetlands for waterfowl habitat. Southern Conservation Trust is hosting a Nature Discovery program with Bill Edwards of Ducks Unlimited Apr. 27 at 7 p.m. at the Flat Creek Nature Center in Peachtree City.
The Fayette Heritage Project donated two Yates Apple Trees and two brick markers to Fayette County and to each of the five municipalities to plant in places of prominence. The Fayette Heritage Project was formed in 1995 and its mission is to promote the heritage of Fayette County. The placing of these trees and markers in public spaces will increase the awareness of Fayette Countys heritage.
Comic clowns, limber acrobats, daring aerialists and more will all be part of the old-fashioned tent circus, Hendricks Family Circus, when it comes to Fayetteville at the Fayette County Fairgrounds. There will be shows April 29 and April 30 at 5 and 7:30 p.m.
Fayette-Coweta Family Theatre will present its first-ever professional childrens dessert theatre production of the Lewis Carroll classic Alice in Wonderland April 29-May 1. This 60-minute fantasy romp is spiced with upbeat songs, zany characters, a 12-member professional cast and a fun-filled Mad Hatters Tea Party after each performance.
Local author Carolyn Cary will sign her new book William Thomas Overby, Proud Partisan Ranger at the Fayette County Library in Fayetteville Saturday, May 8 from 2-4 p.m.
Get down this weekend and Shake your Booty when KC and the Sunshine Band return to The Frederick Brown Jr. Amphitheater for two shows Friday and Saturday night. The upbeat sound of Harry Wayne Casey, aka KC, and his band of merry music makers perform all the chart-topping hits that brought them international acclaim.
Get into the swing of things this Saturday at the Second Annual Lafayette Jazz Festival being held at Fayettevilles Villages Amphitheatre located across from Fayette County High School. The festival will feature performances by local high school, college jazz groups and a military jazz band for a complete day of jazz music and is sponsored by the Fayette County High School Band. Admission to the LaFayette Jazz Festival is $5 in advance and $7 at the door. Tickets are available at City Hall and Fayette County High School.
By JOHN HATCHER
Just returned this week from San Saba, Texas just one of the thousands of holes in the wilderness of that huge, wonderful state. I went to officiate at the dedication of my great-nephew, Timothy John Krueger, who was born this past December. It was a delightful, moving event to lift up the little child to the Lord on behalf of his parents.
The Wellspring Store, a ministry of Wellspring for Living Water Ministries, is looking for new and very gently used furniture and home furnishings to sell in the Peachtree City store.
Thirty-nine eighth-graders were confirmed April 4 at Christ Our Shepherd Lutheran Church in Peachtree City. The students spent three years in weekly classes which addressed the Bible, teachings of the church including the Creeds, and living their faith in daily life.
By Dr. WARREN THROCKMORTON
Over a decade ago, Denmark became the first country to implement marriage-like unions for gays. Can the Danish experience teach us anything about our current debate over same sex marriage?
- The game of love and all it entails, would be much simpler if men played by the rules of gracious Southern womanhood. This would require men to unfailingly treat us with courtesy, respect and thoughtfulness.
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