The Fayette Citizen-Special Sections
Wednesday, August 26, 1998


F'ville to double to 24,000 by 2013?
Fayetteville's population is expected to peak at 23,954 by 2013, more than doubling the estimated 1998 population figure of 9,679.

Tyrone battles on without a lawyer
After a compromise was offered Aug. 10 by Tyrone Councilman Ronnie Cannon, residents of the shamrock village came to last Thursday's town meeting thinking they would finally get an attorney.

PTC buffers survive legal challenges
A revised ordinance for buffer standards in Peachtree City has "largely survived intact" after several legal challenges by development groups.

Planning for cell towers proves complicated
Seven cellular phone companies have already erected about 50 communications towers in Fayette County and have plans for more over the next 18 months.

Fayetteville's finest striving for perfection
Police officers in Georgia are required to have 20 hours of training each year to maintain their arrest powers.

The race is on
Democratic candidates no longer waiting in the wings; begin working toward Nov. 3

Radio silence?
Short of towers, county emergency workers lose contact in parts of south Fayette

Fayetteville Council to Valvoline: Sorry, but try across the street
A Valvoline oil change business and Meineke Muffler shop wouldn't be compatible neighbors for residents of McIntosh Commons, just off Ga. Highway 314 behind Harris Stone Cleaners, the Fayetteville City Council decided last week.

2 arrested for drugs in Fayetteville
The Fayette County Sheriff's Department Drug Task Force made two significant drug arrests Aug. 17 in Fayetteville.

PTC building official featured in 'This Old House' magazine
Peachtree City building official Tom Carty is featured in the July/August 1998 edition of "This Old House" magazine, read throughout the United States and Canada.


If polls rule, who needs a Constitution?

Two weeks ago, I told you I didn't think the Lewinsky scandal would be enough to get President Clinton removed from office.

Once, Fayette Republicans were hard to find
Our Fayette Heritage

No provision was made in the U.S. Constitution for political parties, and almost all of the early leaders of the republic hoped to govern without them.

The difficulties of not writing about a certain topic
Laugh Lines

This will be very difficult but I am not going to write about the Clinton-Lewinsky debacle in this article. Even though everyone is talking, writing, singing and dreaming about the whole situation the last few days, I am going to practice abstinence.

Letters From Our Readers

The new judge says thanks; will be visiting area classrooms
I thank God, and 10,309 voters in Fayette, Spalding, Pike and Upson counties for the sacred trust that I am best able to provide for the safety and security of the law-abiding citizens of our circuit, and to fairly administer justice in civil matters.

Why no raises for loyal F'ville employees?
No departments in the city of Fayetteville, as far as I know, have been getting a "cost of living" raise in many years, until just last month. Thanks to the new city manager, that should have, however, been done long ago.

Late schoolbuses should get tardy slip
For years the bus scheduling has been at least predictable. On the first day of school I had to drive them both.

Thanks for Peeples
To Sandra Watson, principal of Peeples Elementary, her staff and the PTO, thank you very much for all the hard work that went into making our temporary home so comfortable and homey.

Biker looks at life, seeks help in making Fayette riding safer
Biking for life... let's ponder that thought, what does biking for life mean? Does it mean biking to improve the quality of life? Does it mean biking until the end of your life, or does it mean the next time you ride a bike might be your last?

Home schooler: I pay taxes, let me have access
After doing some more research, I have decided that Fayette County is the wrong venue to change an unfair state educational rule. I will vigorously fight current policy that prohibits home schoolers from participating with local schools in competitive activities, but will do it at the state level.

Candidates say thanks to voters for support
From Linda Wells . . .

Candidates say thanks to voters for support
From Fred Brown . . .

Textbook case: Good student falls behind with Chicago Math
This year in my children's schools, once again, I am voicing my disgust over the use of the University of Chicago School Math Project textbooks.

Thanks for math controversy coverage
I am one of the concerned parents for the math curriculum. I just want to tell you how much I appreciate the support you have shown in your paper towards our cause.