The Fayette Citizen-Special Sections
Wednesday, August 19, 1998


BOE eyes 2 more schools by 2002
As Fayette County Department of Education personnel scramble to finish last minute projects and prepare classrooms for Monday, the first day of school, the board of education is already looking ahead to 2000 and funding for two new schools.

Tiger Trail, Booth bus access will be ready, BOE says
Yes, Booth Middle School's bus loop will be accessible and yes, Tiger Trail leading to Fayette County High School will be paved for school Monday, Dr. Dave Brotherton assured worried parents and administrators Monday night.

PTC residents: 'No annexing without a plan'
Inviting public discussion on proposed annexations is a good indicator of the amount and quality of work residents expect from their city governing bodies, the Peachtree City Council learned last week.

'It's a family thing'
Through hours of tedium, moments of terror, officers work together

Too much in the 'zone in beautiful Fayette
With a sense of innocence lost, Fayette County citizens are learning that they can no longer think of their mostly-rural county as distant and thus removed from Atlanta's air quality problem.

Check ozone daily via phone and Web
To listen in to updates on statewide air quality, updated hourly, call 404-362-4909.

Stage is now set for November races; Demos staring uphill
It's on to the next round for Bill Bonner and Linda Wells, who won the Republican Party nominations for state Senate and County Commission seats in Tuesday's General Primary runoff.

New judge has no time to waste
Superior Court Judge-elect Chris Edwards says he is determined not to waste the time between now and his swearing in next January.

DOT says Hwy. 54 East bridges will be ready by spring '99
New bridges over the Flint River, Camp Creek and Morning Creek on Ga. Highway 54 between Fayetteville and Jonesboro will be open for traffic next spring, Ga. Dept. of Transportation (DOT) officials say.

Commission delays four tower requests pending master plan
Fayette County commissioners will delay requests for four communications towers until October, following the Planning and Zoning Commission's lead.

PTC Development Authority takes alcoholic beverages off the tailgate
The question of allowing tailgate parties with beer and wine in the parking lot at Brown Amphitheater is now officially as dead as last season's programs.

F'ville restaurant request is tabled again
Owners of City Cafe in Fayetteville will have to wait until mid-September to find out whether City Council will give them a rebate on water and sewer fees.



If I were king, we'd get some things done

Sometimes I like to fantasize about what I would do if I were king.

Me, myself, and eyes
Laugh Lines

Pablo Picasso once said, "If only we could pull out our brain and use only our eyes." This quote again proves that he was about as wacked out as the Halloween psycho on a double cappuccino.

Letters From Our Readers

BOE short-sighted to refuse cart path help
It struck me as more than just a little bit irony that on the same day that The Peachtree Citizen Review ran a front-page article on "Fayette's 'bad' ozone woes likely to affect our lifestyle," there was also the front-page article "PTC to build path outside city School board, county say, 'No thanks,' to paying costs."

Fayette drivers are mostly courteous to bike riders
Recently I read an article on the perils of bicycling in Atlanta. It brought back vivid memories. I lived in Virginia-Highland for a number of years, and bicycled regularly on the mean streets of the city.

Letourneau to run for Tyrone post
Please consider this to be the official announcement of my candidacy for Tyrone Town Council Post Two in the upcoming election.

'DFACS victims' site up
Due to popular and overwhelming demand, Georgia's Victims of DFACS now has its own Internet address.

Todd replies to 2 readers' criticism of board of education
Now Mr. Bill Webster has resorted to name-calling in his letters and I will not dignify that type behavior with a response. I will, however, respond to other parts of his letter.

Band parent takes exception to parade column
As president of the McIntosh High School Band Boosters I would like to respond to your comments regarding the participation of school bands in the Peachtree City Fourth of July Parade.

Teachers caught in a 'catch-22' over Chicago math debates
Are our teachers situated somewhere between a rock and a hard place? Are they being positioned to take the heat for the Chicago math problem?

Looking at universe logically: Mormans believe matter precedes 'Creation'
I find it curious that some of your readers still wish to continue writing their concerns about Mormonism being Christian

And how's your dog?
Cat Spat

Furniture ad needs clarification
This letter is written to insure that a misinterpretation of an advertisement is not made regarding McElroy Furniture Company''s going out of business sale.

Good for you, stay-at-home mom
I want to praise you and your husband for choosing your children first. I feel that when you choose to have children you should be willing to put them first and not "things."


Business Briefs

Travel company breaks ground on new facility
Under cloudy skies, city dignitaries and business leaders broke ground Friday on Peachtree City's newest office building.

Survey says job seekers should avoid e-mailing their resumes
A new survey suggests that a trip to the corner mailbox is still the best way for job prospects to make a good impression with prospective employers.

Starbucks joins hands with Egleston to provide books
As kids around the country head back to school, local Starbucks Coffee Company locations are providing opportunities for customers to give kids the tools they need to read and succeed.


Coming together as one 'that the world may believe'
A water-lover and a land-lover went out fishing on a small boat one day. After a few moments out on the water the land lover, not familiar with appropriate small-boat safety, stood up in the boat and fell over into the water.


Religion Briefs

Church of Fayette gathers in unity
Starr's Mill High School Auditorium will host the largest unity service in Fayette County history next Sunday, Aug. 23.


Pacers bring home the state title from Carrollton
For the third consecutive year, the Pacers swim team won the state meet. The team qualified 68 swimmers at the district meet at Kedron to swim at the state meet last weekend in Carrollton.

Sports Calendar

Dining Guide

Atlanta Bread Company offers healthy alternative
One of the latest trends in restaurants is providing hot, fresh bread and gourmet coffee to patrons and among the many full-service bakeries, the Atlanta Bread Company was the one of the first to take off.

Classic Apple Pie: An American tradition
Apples are a healthful fruit that make an excellent base for some of the most appreciated desserts.

Culinary Calendar

Ethnic restaurants usher in delightful cuisine of El Parian
The signs are becoming more apparent that Fayette's ethnic mix is slowly beginning to change. Walk into any grocery store and the choices of ethnic food, especially Hispanic, have increased dramatically in the last few years.

Marshmallow Recipes


Whippersnapper to perform
Whippersnapper, the Peachtree City-based punk band with a CD and European tour to their credit, will perform live Saturday at 2 p.m. at the Last Fling. The group is currently on tour with Humble Beginnings, a "Jersey" band also scheduled to play.

Last Fling is fun for families
Families suffering from terminal summer boredom, take heart! Peachtree City's 9th Annual Last Fling , scheduled for Saturday from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m., will lift you out of your seasonal doldrums and set you up for the start of school on Monday.

Sightseeing in the south of France
After a week canoeing on the Dorogne, Mary and Rainer went sightseeing in the south of France....

Special Olympics
The Fayette County Special Olympics Committee will begin its 1998-99 season Friday with an open invitation to special olympic athletes to start aquatic training at the Kedron Center in Peachtree City. Practices will be held every Friday from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m.until October.

Teen idol trio to perform at amphitheater
There will be a "kind of hush" all over Peachtree City when Peter Noone of Herman's Hermits takes the stage with fellow teen idols from the '60's and 70's, Davy Jones of The Monkees, and singer and actor, Bobby Sherman.

Opening This Week

School Life

AAA school safety patrols get high grades
(NAPS)Experts report that the trip to school is now a safer one and point to school safety patrols as one of the major reasons for that.

Fayette County parents Know your child's bus route

McIntosh Chiefettes selling school calendars
The McIntosh Chiefettes Dance Team will once again be selling their School Year Calendars.

Fighting first day of school fears

Staff Writer

It's your child's first day of school and you're both a little nervous. Don't despair. With a little pre-planning, you and your child can have a successful school debut.

Fayette County 1998-99 School Calendar

Coping with violence

Staff Writer

Twenty years ago, a teacher's stern glance was enough to stop a student's disruptive classroom behavior. Today, a teacher is more likely to encounter students who are immune to warning looks, words of correction and punishment.

What's cool for back to school?

Staff Writer

(NAPS)A lime green T-shirt under a denim jumper. Boarding shorts and cargo pants. Canvas tennis shoes. Inflatable furniture and lanyards.