The Fayette Citizen-Special Sections

Wednesday, April 21, 2004


3 stores in PTC busted for underage alcohol sales

Employees at three businesses in Peachtree City sold alcohol to underage police officers in a sting Thursday administered by the city’s police department and the Georgia Department of Revenue.

Teens, seniors: Start your golf carts

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.

PTC path upkeep may add $10 fee per cart

Peachtree City’s 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.

Rural road paving raises ruckus

Leave Mann and Trickum Creek roads alone, the Tyrone Town Council was told last week by the Citizens Alliance for West Fayette.

Starr's Mill, Rising Starr to host summer sessions

Summer school classes for Fayette County’s middle and high school students will be offered at the South Complex June 8 through July 21, it was announced last week

PTC Council warms to annexation change

Annexation is no longer a taboo subject in Peachtree City, temporarily at least.

Libel lawsuit filed against Fayette Daily

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.

Three announce campaign intentions

Although qualifying doesn’t start until next week, several candidates are already announcing their intentions.

Landis to seek prosecutor’s post

Chief Assistant Solicitor-General Lura Handley Landis has announced she will seek election as the top prosecutor of the Fayette County State Court.

Dead girl identified in Calif. may have link to PTC

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.

PTC nanny was drunk when she wrecked with kids in car, police say

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

College Park woman wanted for bank fraud in PTC

Peachtree City police have identified a College Park woman as the suspect in an identity fraud case reported at a local bank.

Cookout benefits troops

Thanks to the generosity of Fayette’s business community, the Fayette County School System’s transportation department raised $700 to benefit the county’s military personnel stationed in Iraq.

Tickets available for TOTY event

Tickets can still be purchased to Thursday’s ceremony naming Fayette County’s 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.

Fayette marks Confederate Memorial Day

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.

County hosts open house tomorrow

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.

Books and staff may move while library renovation and expansion occur

In order to expand it, they may have to move it: The Peachtree City Library, that is.

Bark in the Park set for May 1

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 Fayetteville’s McCurry Park. The day’s 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.

Casino Royale coming April 30

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.


Birth Announcements

Wedding Announcements


Leading Your Workforce During Wartime

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?

Economic guru offers advice to businessmen

One of the nation’s top economists told some of Fayette and Coweta’s business leaders Thursday that the nation’s economy has “turned the corner.”

Management changes announced

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.

Dining Guide

A hidden jewel

Food Critic

One of the best parts of this job is finding something new and different for my readers. We’ve all been to the chains and have grown tired of the sameness, and we would like something different without driving to Atlanta.

Fresh home cooking

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.

Du-Roc popular with BBQ lovers and others

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 Creek has good showing at quad meet

Sandy Creek’s boys and girls track team took on Starr’s 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.

Sandy Creek Lady Patriots aiming for state playoffs

With two games left in the regular season to determine their seeding in the state playoffs, Sandy Creek’s 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.

Wildcats wrapping up baseball season

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.

Sandy Creek girls drop region soccer match to Chapel Hill

The Sandy Creek Lady Patriots couldn’t have asked for a better afternoon to host a soccer game, but they could have asked for a better result.

Panthers wallop Tigers 15-5

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.

Local soccer teams wrap up regular season this week

As you read this, the 4-AAAAA boys region soccer champion has been crowned. Fayette County squared off against Starr’s Mill for the region title and a number one seeding in the upcoming state tournament last night. Visit to see the results.

Lance comes to Georgia to prepare for Tour de France

If you want to see Lance Armstrong ride his bike this week, you’ll 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.

Krehbiel sets CCSU record

Clayton State sophomore Heather Krehbiel of Peachtree City set a school mark in the 3000-meter run at last Saturday’s Alabama-Huntsville/Alabama A&M Invitataional.

Local volleyballers head to nationals

The Atlanta Juniors 17’s Orange Crush volleyball team traveled to Tampa the first weekend in April to compete against 93 other 17’s 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.

SCAT sends 8 to Junior Nationals

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.



Paul Anka postponed at The Fred

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.

Cast announced for Comedy of Errors

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.

Nature discovery program on wetlands and Ducks Unlimited set for April 27

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 Donates Yates Apple Tree

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 County’s heritage.

The Circus Comes to Town

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.

‘Alice’ coming to town April 29

Fayette-Coweta Family Theatre will present its first-ever professional children’s 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.

Civil War author to sign book

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.

K.C. set to rock the Fred

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.

Jazz fest is this weekend

Get into the swing of things this Saturday at the Second Annual Lafayette Jazz Festival being held at Fayetteville’s 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.


Dedicate your child to the Lord


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.

Wellspring Store seeking used furniture donations

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.

Christ Our Shepherd Lutheran confirms 39

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.

Religion Briefs


What Denmark can tell us about the U.S. same-sex marriage debate


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?

Divas and romance

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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