By JOHN MUNFORD
A judge declined a request Tuesday morning to drop a murder charge against a Fayette man who is accused of killing his cousin in a struggle at a north Fayette County home earlier this month.
By J. FRANK LYNCH
C.J. Mowell expressed disbelief, and just a little bit of disappointment as well, when he learned there would be no Democratic opposition to any of the 17 local offices in Fayette County up for grabs this election year.
By J. FRANK LYNCH
Terri Smith of Post 1 and Janet Smola of Post 3 were each effectively reelected to second four-year terms on the Fayette County Board of Education last week when no one qualified to run against either Republican.
By JOHN THOMPSON
Fayette voters could learn this afternoon if they will be voting for additional transportation dollars in the fall.
By JOHN MUNFORD
An engineering study of the flood plain around Pye Lake on Fayettevilles northwest side has determined that the primary cause of flooding downstream from the lake is inadequate normal spillway capacity.
By J. FRANK LYNCH
When Brent and Wendy Jackson brought home their fifth baby boy, Canon, from the hospital in 2002, the couple decided that their team was complete.
By JOHN THOMPSON
By the end of the year, Fayette County could have a new bird sanctuary, compliments of Hartsfield-Jackson Airport.
By J. FRANK LYNCH
Target isnt a done deal in Peachtree City just yet.
Fayette County residents will begin to notice some transportation improvements, thanks to the federal governments Transportation Enhancement program.
Three Fayette County Democrats have announced their intentions to run in the campaign to represent portions of Fayette County in the Georgia House of Representatives.
Silvia Delamar has announced that she has filed her paperwork with the Federal Elections Commission in Washington, D.C. making her campaign for Congress official.
Fayette County District Attorney Bill McBroom has formally announced he will seek re-election to the post.
State Sen. Valencia Seay will headline the Fayette Democratic Womens May breakfast meeting, scheduled for this Saturday at Right on Thyme restaurant in Fayetteville.
A Newnan man was arrested by Peachtree City police Saturday for calling 911 and making a threat to kill his estranged wife.
The Fayette County Branch NAACP will meet Saturday, May 8, at 4 pm. at Flat Rock A.M.E. Church in Fayetteville. All members and friends are invited to attend. Flat Rock A.M.E. is located between Peachtree City and Fayetteville just off Highway 54 at 108 Old Chapel Road. Call 770- 460-9934 for more information.
Fayette Senior Services is looking for volunteers to help with the needs of our senior population. As the number of seniors grows in Fayette County, so does the need to help them stay active and independent.
The Peachtree City Recreation Department is working in conjunction with the Southern Conservation Trust and the Peachtree City Bass Club in hosting The Kids Fishing Event Saturday, May 15, from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Line Creek Nature Area, behind the Days Inn on Ga. Highway 54. This event is open to children ages 6-12. Admission is free, but pre-registration is a must. Parents can register their children at the Recreation Administration Building or at the Kedron Fieldhouse and Aquatic Center. For more information, contact Cajen Rhodes at 770-631-2525 or email@example.com.
Sheri Waynick is a survivor.
Fayetteville resident Sarah Cline has been chosen to participate in Georgias 39th annual Washington Youth Tour, an all-expense paid leadership experience sponsored by electric membership cooperatives. Selected by her local co-op, Coweta-Fayette EMC, Cline will travel to Atlanta and Washington, D.C., with 86 other Georgian high school students to learn about U.S. history, government and careers in public service.
Unintentional injuries, such as those from motor vehicle crashes, fires, falls, drowning, burns, choking and poisonings are the leading cause of death and injury to children up to 14 years old.
As millions of Americans have just filed their tax returns before the April 15 deadline, U.S. Rep. Mac Collins said this proves again that Americas tax code must be replaced with a fair tax that would end all federal personal income taxes, gift and estate taxes by replacing them with a consumption tax on all retail sales of new goods and services.
With the onset of spring and warm weather, state and local public health officials are reminding Georgians that simple measures this spring can help prevent mosquito-borne viruses from becoming active in their communities later into summer.
Because we usually walk on earth instead of digging into it, people dont often think about what lies underneath us.
There was an unusual crowd at Fayette Countys newest bridal and prom boutique on Thursday, even for the height of prom season, as Denise Purdy, owner of Lornas Bridal and Prom readied local high school and college young women and their moms for the taping and interview for the NBC Today Show.
In 1992, Encore Consignment Boutique first opened its doors in Fayetteville and has been providing consignment sales and service to the county for the past twelve years. Owners Candy and Pitta Fink have recently relocated the boutique to 640 N. Jeff Davis Dr. The new location is in the main street district of the city and is more easily accessible than the old location.
The three Golds Gyms and two World Gyms in Fayette County have joined forces. James Viar and Louis Governo, owners of the Golds Gyms in Fayette County, and Dar Thompson, owner of the Fayette World Gyms agreed to consolidate the gyms in late April. Thompson and Kim Hershey, General Manager, will head operations and manage the Fayette County clubs.
Shuchuan Lin of Fayetteville is Clayton College & State University's nominee for the 2004 Georgia Occupational Award of Leadership (GOAL).
SMC3, a leading nationwide provider of Technology Tools for Transportation®, today announced that its 2004 Contract Law Seminar will take place May 11 at the Renaissance Concourse Hotel in Atlanta. This seminar will be beneficial for anyone involved in preparing or executing transportation-related contracts.
Home & Garden
The grass is green, the dogwood and azalea petals are starting to fall, and my itching eyes and scratchy throat tell me my allergies are in full bloom. These are all sure signs that our landscapes are now fully awakened from their winter slumber.
Anniversary sale, cookout this weekend at Warehouse Patio
By KRISTINE FORTUNATO
This is the time of year that all grillers look forward to: when the weather warms and you can finally gather friends and family in the backyard, clean off the patio furniture, fire up the grill, and show off your skills as the worlds best barbeque chef.
Local firm makes old looks new again
By KRISTINE FORTUNATO
When Sam and Susan Burch wanted to renovate their home, located just west of the courthouse in Fayetteville, they knew the project would require some special attention. The circa-1840s home was built by Sams great-great-great grandfather, William Bennett, who also built Bennetts Mill (now the Old Mill Steakhouse).
By KRISTINE FORTUNATO
Sandra Ostrander understands the importance of furniture, and the importance of the right pieces in your house.
Proper maintenance of the exterior of your home will add value and years. However, most people never think about pressure washing until that nasty black Georgia mildew has already formed on your gutters and overhangs. In this article, we discuss the four major areas of your home (home, gutters, driveway, and decks) that can benefit from pressure washing and some things you need to know as you decide what to wash and whether to do it yourself or contract the work out to a professional.
They are poised and waiting just below the damp earth.ÊAt the signal from an ancient, unknown timepiece, they emerge from the soil crawling up tree trunks, only to wait again.ÊTheir eyes are blood-red, as are their pulsing veins. On the fourth day, they commence to call, with a haunting and eerie song.
With ten vibrant varieties to choose from, The 2004 Summer Old Farmers Almanac Gardeners Companion shows you how to grow sunflowers for bouquets that are sure to add that country summer feel to any home. Here are some tried-and-true tips for growing and cutting these bright, beautiful blossoms.
May is National Home Improvement month, and the National Association of the Remodeling Industry is offering homeowners tips for reviewing contracts with their remodeling contractors. Its important to remember to get all the details in writing so that everyone is on the same page.
The Georgia Department of Agriculture has verified the presence of the fungus that causes Sudden Oak Death in eight more Georgia nurseries on camellias imported from Monrovia Nursery in California, a major supplier of plants to nurseries throughout the country.
You have insurance on your life, your home and your car, but do you have insurance on the one possession that may have the greatest long-term effect on you and your familys wellbeing your investment portfolio?
Tips for stressed-out adult children with caretaker burnout
The toughest question any child will ever face is how to best care for their aging parents. Many adult children believe that their love will see them through. But what do you do when love is not enough? Often, care decisions must be made quickly, usually after a life-threatening experience. But caregivers also find themselves stressed out and in the position of having to make decisions after months and years of at-home care when they accept that, finally, they need help.
If youre like most Americans, you plan to remain in your current home when you retire. You may already be thinking about making changes to alter your home so it better suits your future lifestyle.
Recent changes in tax laws have given many Americans greater assurance that their assets will go to their loved ones and not the government. While an estate may not be subjected to taxes, taxation isnt the primary problem.
Compared to previous generations, more of todays seniors have retained their own teeth, avoiding the discomfort of dentures. However, these same seniors are on a variety of prescription and over-the-counter medications that can cause dry mouth (xerostomia), or experience dry mouth as a side effect of head and neck radiation therapy. According to Proctor & Gambles Global Dental Resource, (www.dentalcare.com), about 40 percent of the population over 55 suffers from dry mouth.
By MICHAEL BOYLAN
Now that Im back on the sports beat, not only do I get to enjoy viewing local high school athletes play for pride and not cash, but I also get to enjoy listening to fan chatter; most of it positive, but some of it not. Either way, it can be lots of fun and carry one through some of the lulls in the games.
By MICHAEL BOYLAN
Though they had been eliminated from postseason play, the Patriots from Sandy Creek have been battling as the season nears its end. They played and defeated Pebblebrook last Wednesday, Lithia Springs Thursday and Forest Park Friday.
By MICHAEL BOYLAN
When the Starrs Mill Panthers posted their dramatic, come-from-behind win over the East Coweta Indians earlier this season, Panther fans could not have imagined the next game between these two teams to be anywhere near as compelling. It was.
Ralph Woolfolk has been an Our Lady of Mercy Bobcat since the schools inception and when he heads to Morehouse College next year and into his life after college, he will remain a Bobcat at heart.
The Southern Crescent Lightning kicked off their inaugural season last weekend with a 92-79 win over the Rome Gladiators Friday and a 95-91 loss to the Raleigh Knights Saturday. Though two wins would have been a better way to start the season, the crowds at Starrs Mill High School, home of the Lightning, got a solid performance from an up-tempo team and an entertaining evening for the fraction of the cost for an evening with the NBA.
In its first year as a school, Whitewater High has given students and their parents and fans something to look forward to. Many of the athletic teams surpassed expectations this year, playing junior varisty schedules with teams made up entirely of freshmen. The JV girls soccer team was no exception, going 9-2-4 and playing extremely well against teams that will be region opponents next year.
The second round of games for the local soccer teams in the AAAAA state playoffs were much more competitive than the games in the first round. Fayette County, McIntosh and Starrs Mill picked up wins but the games were close, and in Fayettes case it took two overtimes and a round of penalty kicks to get a winner.
The Starrs Mill varsity boys tennis team opened the AAAAA state playoffs with a 4-1 win last Thursday over the Wayne County Yellow Jackets playing at Whitewater tennis courts.
Sandy Creeks girls track team won three individual region titles at the Region 4-AAAA meet held recently at Woodward Academy. Brandice Ware won the 100-meter dash with a time of 13.02, while Mellany Stanislaus won the triple jump with a jump of 3806. Ware and Stanislaus were also members of the region champion 4x100-meter relay team with Brenay Grimble and Iman Person, which finished with a time of 50.28.
By LINDSAY BIANCHI
It becomes immediately apparent when one talks to Carolyn Cary about history that she has a true passion for the subject. The recent publication of her book, William Thomas Overby: Proud Partisan Ranger, a project Cary has been busy with for six years, bears this out. The book recounts a little known episode in the War between the States which took place in the small town of Front Royal, Virginia. On September 23, 1864, five men who were part of a guerilla outfit know as Mosbys Rangers were killed on what was to become known as Black Friday.
Nationally renowned soprano Arietha Lockhart will join the Southern Crescent Chorale for the season finale in An Evening of Gershwin and Berlin, May 8 at 8 p.m. Arietha was a featured performer at the 1996 Olympic Games opening ceremony, and has graced audiences from Austria to Italy with her exquisite voice.
Readers, save Sunday May 16 for a very special event. On that date the McIntosh Chapter of The Daughters of the British Empire invite you to afternoon tea and a delightful stroll through historic Dunaway Gardens near Newnan. The McIntosh Chapter, comprised of women with British heritage, is a charitable organization, principally raising funds for The Mountbatten House retirement home in Texas, but also donating to local charities in Coweta and Fayette counties from which it draws the majority of its members. Meetings are held once a month along with numerous social events throughout the year. Anyone interested in learning more should call Shona Schmidt at 770-487-6501.
The Fayette County Cattle Barons Ball is more than an evening of entertainment, food, and fun. 2004 Co-chair MarySue Goza, has been involved with the benefit since its inception.
Meghan Bowra, a fashion merchandising junior from Fayetteville is the recipient of the prestigious Baxter-Bryan Scholarship at the Womens College of Brenau University. The scholarship provides Bowra full room, board and tuition for her senior year at Brenau.
By JOHN HATCHER
Dr. Luke recalls the story of Jesus visiting in the home of Martha, Mary, and Lazarus (three siblings). Because Martha was busy making preparations for supper, she protested to Jesus that her sister, Mary, was not doing her fair share. Mary was quietly sitting at the feet of Jesus just listening to his every word. At that time, Jesus made a call, a decision that has forever shaped whats important although we have to re-learn the lesson again and again. He told the hurried Martha that only one thing was necessary, for Mary has chosen the good part, which shall not be taken away from her (Luke 10: 42).
The new building for St. Mary Magdalene Catholic Church in Sharpsburg may be seen on its 40-acre site much sooner than anticipated. The initial capital campaign, Our Faith, Our Future has raised more than 73 percent of its goal of $1.2 million in just five weeks.
First Baptist Church Peachtree City is sponsoring Lets Go A.W.O.L* (*Away With Our Lord), as an introduction to silent retreats, Monday and Tuesday, May 17-18. The 28 hour retreat, with 24 hours of silence, introduces the silent retreat experience at an Atlanta retreat center on a bluff overlooking the Chattahoochee River.
The Rev. Dr. Mark Outlaw, presently the minister at Bethany United Methodist Church in north Fayette County, will move to Mt. Bethel United Methodist Church near Ola in Henry County next month. The move comes as a part of the North Georgia United Methodist Conferences annual church reappointments.
Life Line Family Worship Center will have a Holy Spirit Explosion, revival Thursday, May 13 and Friday, May 14, at 7:30 p.m. nightly Corporate Prayer begins 30 minutes before each service.
The Mission Store Vintage and Thrift Shop is now accepting applications for volunteers to help sort, clean and mend clothes, restock racks and do miscellaneous other jobs.
District Four Health Services and its collaborative partners will host a three-day conference titled Aligning Faith and Health: Seasons of Opportunities,Wednesday through Friday, May 12-14, on the campus of Gordon College in Barnesville.
If straight talk of savagery offends you, if you believe in ethnic and gender diversity but not diversity of thought, or if you think there is an acceptable gray area between good and evil, then turn to the funny pages, and take the children, too. This piece is not for you.
By Sen. Mike Crotts
Recently the Georgia General Assembly approved Senate Resolution 595, which I proposed, to allow the people of Georgia to vote for a constitutional ban on same-sex marriages.
By DYLAN GLENN and LARRY LINDSEY
Special to The Citizen
When we worked together at President Bushs National Economic Council, there was no higher priority than fighting for the Presidents economic growth package. It is gratifying to see the payoff today from that effort in both family budgets and the national economy.
By EARL TILFORD
I teach courses in humanities and military history at Grove City College, an enthusiastically Christian college in rural northwestern Pennsylvania. This morning I concluded my Humanities 302 course with the Home Box Office movie, Conspiracy, which depicts a conference held on Jan. 20, 1942, in a mansion in the posh Berlin suburb of Wannsee.
By RONDA RICH
Mama always claims that I dont appreciate her. I do. She grouses that I take her for granted. I dont.