Peeples Elem. late; kids to go to F'ville?
- More than 350 students assigned to the new Peeples Elementary School will
begin the school year in the old Fayette County High School miles away in
Fayetteville unless the Fayette County Board of Education says otherwise, the
school superintendent said at a special board meeting Monday.
Fayette teen dies in fiery SUV crash
- A Fayette teenager died in a burning sports utility vehicle Sunday night as five sheriff's deputies fought the intense flames with small car fire extinguishers, attempting to get close enough to pull the youth from the crumpled wreckage.
Runoff to decide 4 races
- A county commission seat, one judgeship, and two state legislative posts
remain to be decided in Fayette runoff elections next Tuesday, a day that's likely
to see an even more dismal turnout than the 32 percent participation last month.
The great missing political sign mystery
- Disappearing political campaign signs in Peachtree City are frustrating
supporters and candidates alike. Rumors that a city truck was involved has
Veggie thieves escalate war on roadside honor stand
- Dinner on their minds, homeward-bound motorists
welcome the sight of David Pope's vegetable stand on Ebenezer
Road just outside of Peachtree City.
More booze at Brown?
- Tailgate parties at the Frederick Brown Jr. Amphitheater
in Peachtree City may soon be allowed to include alcohol, if a
request by the Development Authority is approved by City
Council Thursday night.
Smoking sign day arrives
- The Aug. 5 deadline to have the new color-coded smoking
ordinance signs posted has arrived.
FUTURE group to discuss growth, shared services
- A retreat Friday for the Fayette Unified Team to Use
Resources Effectively (FUTURE) committee marks the first time the
group holds a quarterly meeting "at home."
Tyrone planners OK variance for Hwy. 74 office park
- The 88-acre office park planned for the Ga. Highway 74
corridor in Tyrone may sit closer to the road than the town ordinance
dictates, but the project's architects and developers must take another look
at reducing the amount of impervious surface, based on Tyrone's
Planning Commission's decisions Thursday night.
Thomas says restaurant plan faces catch-22
- Applebee's restaurant has been replaced by O'Charley's in
Fayette Pavilion developer Stan Thomas' hopes to develop a patch
of land between the Pavilion and an equipment rental business on
Ga. Highway 85.
Fayette night school gears up for fall classes starting Aug. 17
- "Night school is another opportunity in Fayette County to
earn a diploma," said Lois Adams, counselor for the night
school program held at Sandy Creek High School. "It is a school
of choice," she added.
'I erred,' Grunden says, as county dismisses insurance consultant
- An insurance consultant dismissed by the Fayette
County Commission last week said he will give back money he received
for time spent talking to reporters.
Tyrone principal, Coverdell meet in Washington
- U.S. Sen. Paul Coverdell met with Tyrone Elementary
School principal Mary Perry last week to discuss education concerns
Letters From Our Readers
If that's all there is, it just isn't enough
- A majority of Americans don't want President Clinton impeached even if he lied
under oath about Monica Lewinsky.
Veterans' legislation passes House
By REP. MAC COLLINS
3rd District U.S. Congress
- Last week, the House of Representatives mourned the loss of two of our Capitol
Police guardians, who now watch over us from a different post. The lives of Jacob Chestnut
and John Gibson were cut tragically short, but their heroism and protection of our
freedom will long be remembered.
The Machine, local politics and doughnuts
- Who is sick of politicians? Sorry, you guys, but from the lowly local
official right up to the office at Pennsylvania Avenue, I am sick of you guys and
girls and the way you do your business.
Why is Commissioner Gosa in such a rush to change land use plan?
- [Fayette County] Commissioner [Harold] Bost asked a very
good question: Why is there such a rush to review Fayette's land use plan?
Dunn says thanks for victory; pledges 'absolute integrity'
- I wish to sincerely thank all those who gave so freely of their
time and talents during my campaign. I want to also thank the 6,150
citizens who voted for me on July 21.
Check the contributors: Brown is 'developer-oriented good ole boy'
- I said I could not wait to see where [Fayette County
Commissioner Scott] Burrell's financial support came from it
most certainly was not the sign he piggybacked.
Where on Tuesday's ballot is the box for 'none of the above'?
- Although the runoff election is [next Tuesday], those
selecting the Republican ticket face a dilemma in the selection for
Commission Post 4.
BOE's Todd responds to 2 letter writers' charges
- I read with amazement and some amusement the letter
from Bruce Davenport concerning the alleged assessment
"windfall" dirty trick by the Fayette
County Board of Education.
Candidates' supporters sing their varied praises
- It has come to my attention that although Rep. Dan Lakly
received a large vote count, it was not a majority, due to a
Stay-at-home mom wants feedback
- We have three children and one is a newborn. I have
always worked, but we decided for me to stay home because we wanted
to keep the baby at home and not in a nursery. Our other two
children are old enough to stay home by themselves, yet we feel they
need our guidance more than ever now, as they mature.
Sick child well cared for at local hospital
- On June 26, our 7-year-old daughter was taken to the
emergency room of Fayette Community Hospital.
Congressman Collins and a national ID card
- A few weeks ago, I sent an e-mail to our congressman,
Mac Collins, asking what his position was on the Department
of Transportation requirement to have a "National ID
Card" required for every citizen in this country by Oct. 1, 2000.
So far, he has not replied to my mail.
Dumbing down our kids starts with using classroom calculator
- Consider the following rationalization. In the last ten years, as
I have previously addressed, the current trend in math
education has been to de-emphasize basic skills and computation in favor
of a predominant emphasis on problem solving and conceptual
More boosts for runoff
Wells or Brown to face Bannister in Commission Post 4
- Fred Brown and Linda Wells will face off Aug. 11 in a runoff for the
Republican nomination for County Commission Post 4. Steven Kiser was eliminated
in the General Primary July 21.
Cox, Lakly working hard in House District 105
- The runoff for the 105th District seat in the state House of Representatives
pits incumbent Dan Lakly, a mortgage broker, against challenger Kathy Cox,
a teacher at Sandy Creek High School.
Bonner, Johnson emerge from field of 4 in Senate 34
- Bill Bonner, owner of a commercial real estate
management and investment firm in Fayetteville, faces Don Johnson,
a Clayton County lawyer, in a runoff for the Republican
nomination for the 34th District state Senate seat.
Edwards, Fowler engage in battle of endorsements in runoff
- As Aug.11 draws closer, the race for the Superior Court
Judge is starting to heat up.
Remember, you'll need ID to vote
- Carolyn Combs, manager of the Fayette County elections office, said
she hoped she could head off some of the questions that seem to arise every
time there is a primary runoff as there will be next Tuesday, Aug. 11.
Questions, answers: If you didn't vote last month, you can in runoff
Group looks at current events relating to end-time prophecy
"An in-depth look into current events relating to end-time
Bible prophecies" will be featured at this month's meetins of
the Peachtree City chapter of Women's Aglow.
Live from day to day
Can you believe that summer is almost over? In a couple
of weeks the 1998-99 school year will begin. It seems
just yesterday most of us were planning for our summer
vacations and activities.
Prayers answered at Gospel singer's services
Calvary Temple in Peachtree City hosted Gordon Jensen,
gospel singer and songwriter, July 19 to perform and preach at both
the morning and evening services.
Parenting series begins at PTC Christian Aug. 19
Parents of any age may be interested in a new series of
Wednesday evening workshops being presented at Peachtree City
Auxiliary announces 1999 executive board
Jo Ann Piet has been named as the new president of
the executive board for the Fayette Community Hospital
Auxiliary for 1999.
Clayton College joins forces to offer classes on the 'Net
Clayton College and State University, along
with nine other state colleges and universities, will
be offering their courses over the Internet this fall.
More than 150 Kroger stores throughout Georgia, Alabama and South Carolina will participate
in the 1998 National Night Out event tomorrow night.
Survey says MBAs are valuable for finance and accounting pros
Nearly 70 percent of respondents in a recent poll believe
it's valuable for an accounting or finance professional to have
a master's degree in business administration.
Travel strategies seminar set
Concerned with helping businesses to better utilize its
travel budget, Dan Solly of Classic World Travel will hold a
symposium Aug. 19.
Unemployment rate takes big June jump
Fayette County's unemployment rate jumped in June, but state officials are
saying the rise was merely seasonal.
American Hearing Centers open new Fayette location
ENT of Georgia and American Hearing Centers on July
23 had their official open house introducing their new
Fayette location, 1260 Ga. Highway 54 West, Suite 102, across
from Fayette Community Hospital.
The McMenamin's look back
John "Mac" McMenamin was born and raised in
Philadelphia, Penn. Annie Petersen was born and raised in Pensacola, Fla.
Both are the second oldest. Annie had eight brothers and sisters,
Mac had four. Both attended Catholic schools. It seemed obvious
from the beginning they had a lot in common.
Prime Timer Club boasts membership over 2,000 citizens
You won't be bored with a monotone speaker when
attending Fayette County Bank's Prime Timer Club events. According
to Nancy Price, club coordinator and marketing officer, "Variety
and entertainment are two important qualities I look for when
planning our bimonthly events."
CCCS offers money advice for seniors
The American retirement dream is to trade the stress of the workaday world for a
new life of relaxation and leisure. But for
seniors on a fixed income, the retirement reality
can be a nightmare of constant worries about stretching limited dollars.
Commissioner clarifies VA enrollment info.
"Georgia's veterans are not going to lose their VA medical
benefits of they do not enroll with the VA by Sept. 30," Georgia
Commissioner of Veterans Affairs Pete Wheeler said in response to
false information that has been circulating on the Internet and in
other media outlets.
I'm outta here. Maybe it's the gypsy in my blood or an
incurable case of wanderlust, but this ol' gal is heading off
into the great unknown. Well, not exactly unknown.
Historical Society hosts autograph tea
The Fayette County Historical Society announces an Autograph Tea for Karen Holliday Tanner
on Aug. 16. It will be held at the historical
society building at 190 Lee St., Fayetteville, from 3-5 p.m.
So silly to worry...
Mothers worry. It's what they do best. But I'll jeopardize any maternal reputation I may have by admitting that I don't worry
Terror revisited on Flight 925
When Jo Carol Trenfel Whitlock boarded Eastern Airlines Flight 925 on
September 7, 1969, it was just like any other work day. But before the flight would end,
a nightmare would begin which would last 28 years.
Opening This Week
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Starr's Mill 'maximizing'
They may be young, but they're not soft.
Not having a senior class from which to draw experience is
not going to stop the newly formed varsity Starr's Mill High
School Football team, said Starr's Mill Head Coach Mike Earwood.
F'ville Lightning 80 No. 1 in the nation
"I told the kids that was the best they played ever. It was unbelievable; the
best they've every played, ever. They could have won 8-1. They were brilliant,"
enthused David "Chaddie" Chadwick, coach of
the national champion Fayetteville Lightning Soccer 80 team.