150 years of Southern tradition and heritage marks Fairburns sesquicentennial
By LINDSAY BIANCHI
Times have changed since the building of the Atlanta and West Point Railroad led to the incorporation of Fairburn in 1854. Thanks to the efforts of the Fairburn United Methodist Church, founded the same year, and the Old Campbell County Historical Society, the spirit of those early days has been well preserved. The 150th sesquicentennial Celebration of the City of Fairburn June 5 offers its citizens and all those interested in the citys rich heritage a chance to relive pastimes from the past.
By JOHN MUNFORD
Deputy sheriffs believe a city of Atlanta employee has gotten rich by selling thousands of pounds of brand-new unpainted metal street and traffic signs at a Fayetteville scrap yard.
By Fulton County Commissioner Robb Pitts
District 2, At-Large
News reports tell us daily that local governments are struggling financially to pay for the same services.
Drug abuse has its own set of problems. So does mental illness. But when a person has both, the problems can get worse and even create new ones.
The Fulton County Board of Commissioners approved a resolution urging the Georgia Environmental Protection Division (EPD) to reconsider its March 2004 approval of a request by the City of Atlanta to discharge untreated sewage into Peachtree Creek.
The Fulton County Board of Commissioners approved tentative millage rates for the Countys 2004 General, Bond, and Special Services District Funds today, Friday, May 21, 2004, during a Special Call meeting at the Government Center. The total combined millage rates for the three funds will be reduced by .251 mills.