The Fayette Citizen-Special Sections
Wednesday, September 23, 1998


Chicago math = pluses, minuses
The controversial University of Chicago math program currently used in Fayette County schools was wholeheartedly endorsed by math teachers from elementary, middle and high schools Monday night before the county board of education.

Sewer worries
Mallett and Associates Inc. studied the feasibility of providing sewer service in unincorporated Fayette County 10 years ago, but the County Commission never found the money or the political will to act on the study.

P&Z plan: Put tallest towers on busiest co. roads
Tall communications towers 200 feet or more will congregate along major highways in Fayette if the Planning Commission's early discussions translate into a final master plan for the towers.

Fayette County is going wild
When a black bear passed through Fayette County recently, it was big news.

Cars, deer tangle with regularity
Police agencies in Fayette County are having accidents--dozens of them so far this year.

Sheriff's department to benefit from cash, contraband seizure
Cash and property seized in a drug raid July 23 in a Fayette mobile home park are under litigation for "forfeiture," a process that allows local police departments an additional means of income for "enhancement and equipment," according to Fayette County Sheriff Randall Johnson.

McIntosh High, Kedron Elementary rank in state's 10 best
Three of Fayette County's high schools are ranked in the top 30 high schools in the state, based on their recent test scores, according to a new report from the Georgia Public Policy Foundation.

Thieves strip 4 cars of tape decks, CD players at FCHS parking lot
The parking lot at Fayette County High School was unsupervised for just one hour and 15 minutes one day last week, but in that time, four cars were stripped of tape decks and CD players.

Tyrone to OK same tax rate, 2.5 mills
Tyrone can expect to see the property tax rate to remain the same for the fifth consecutive year, according to city manager Barry Amos.

Phillips named Ga. Principal of the Year
Fayette County High School Principal Gary Phillips has been named the 1998 MetLife/NASSP (National Association of Secondary School Principals) Georgia Principal of the Year by the Georgia Association of Secondary School Principals. (GASSP).

Federal loan may rescue Apex building
More than a year after construction stopped, the half-finished medical office building that has become an eyesore in front of Fayette Community Hospital may be rescued.

Land use plan review progressing
It may be November or later before revisions to five areas of Fayette County's land use plan will be ready for consideration by members of the Planning Commission.

Ga. 85 design rules delayed again; to be studied Oct. 15
A proposed set of special design rules for the Ga. Highway 85 north corridor will be studied at least one more time by the Fayette Planning Commission before being passed on to the Board of Commissioners for final action.

Alton Brown, Fayetteleader, dead at 73
Alton D. Brown, 73, Tyrone, died Sept. 6, 1998. He was born Sept. 17, 1924 in Fayette County, Ga., the son of the late Rev. Favon and Clyde Farr Brown.


Some arguments are just plain stupid

One of the most difficult concepts to get a handle on in the Clinton perjury scandal is whether his crimes fit into the constitutional phrase "high crimes and misdemeanors."

Tax relief, drug control, education topped agenda
3rd District U.S. Congress

Last week, the House of Representatives addressed several issues of great importance to Georgia and our nation. Topping the agenda were tax relief, drug control, and education.

Baseball has been berry, berry good to me . . . .
Laugh Lines

We are in a historic time for baseball. The last days of the season are winding down and Sammy Sosa and Mark McGuire have given us a season to remember.

Letters From Our Readers

Clinton wouldn't qualify as a Ranger
You could never be a Ranger, Mr. Clinton

Clinton: 'President should save dignity and resign'
"Yes, the president should resign. He has lied to the American people, time and time again, and betrayed our trust. He is no longer an effective leader. Since he has admitted guilt, there is no reason to put the American people through an impeachment.

Why doesn't F'ville Council take action against eyesore?
When is something going to be done to rid the area around the new Fayette Hospital of that unsightly shell of a building that stands next to it?

Just try marching in our shoes for a while before criticizing MHS band
I am freshman student at McIntosh High School. I am writing in regard to the letter written by Mr. Bryan on Sept. 2.

Despite assurances, they've sneaked OBE into our schools
The hair on the back of my head was at full attention as my daughter recalled her day at school.

Many kids can't handle 'teach yourself' programs under Chicago math
I read with interest the letter from Leresa Lynch. I am happy for her that she is so pleased with the math education her third and fourth grade children are getting at Kedron Elementary.

F'ville honors citizens' sense, Bill of Rights
The Wednesday edition of your paper contained a heartening article to this old-time believer in the individual freedoms guaranteed by our forefathers against overpowering governments in the Bill of Rights, the first 10 Amendments to the Constitution of the United States.

Schools' good scores come from good parents, teachers, not good curriculum
It is very good to hear that Leresa Lynch is experiencing good results for her children in our schools. But one thing I have had to learn and some teachers have pointed out to me is that often what you see in the classroom is not the curriculum, but very effective teaching by individual teachers.


Peachtree City company says losses temporary
Peachtree City's Crown Andersen Inc. has laid off six workers as a result of third-quarter losses, but the company's finance officer says he believes that the situation is temporary.

New Kroger anticipates spring opening
Kroger officials project a March 1999 opening for the company's newest south metro store at Ga. Highway 85 and Ramah Road in Fayetteville.

Pathway Names New Land VP
Daniel Camp, former vice president of Jack Nicklaus Development Corp. and Nicklaus/Sierra Development, has joined Pathway Communities Inc. as vice president of land acquisition.

Business Briefs

Disney opens location at Southlake
The metro area's eighth Disney Store location opened to good crowds last weekend at Southlake Mall in Morrow.

Pathway and Morrison form alliance
Pathway Communities, formerly Peachtree City Development Corp., recently announced it has formed an alliance with Morrison Homes.


Sharpsburg Baptist 'Olive Branch group ministers here, worldwide
The official name of the group is "The Olive Branch," but most folks at Sharpsburg Baptist Church call them "the Olive Branch ladies."

Local pastor on mission trip to Africa
The Rev. David Epps of Sharpsburg, pastor of Christ the King Charismatic Episcopal Church in Peachtree City, left recently for a two-week mission in the East African nations of Kenya and Uganda.

New Hope starts community women's Scripture studies
An interdenominational, community-wide women's Bible study called "Joy of Life" starts tonight at New Hope Baptist Church in Fayetteville.


Cross country season keeps on running
Cross Country action heated up last week as Starr's Mill ran against Sandy Creek and Woodward in a tri-meet last Tuesday before participating in the Carrollton Invitational on Saturday.

A suspension for coach of Sandy Creek
Sandy Creek football coach Don Tyre began a ten day suspension without pay on Tuesday for allegedly making improper physical contact with a player on his team.

How the local football teams fared Friday

Where your teams are playing tonight

Panther mascot to be donated
On Friday, Sept. 25 the Panther will arrive.

Before Starr's Mill's game against Eagle's Landing at Fayette County High School's Tiger Stadium, a panther mascot will be donated to the school.

Area girls play hard ball
Last week was a big week for softball. Many local teams faced off against each other in regional action in games that may determine seedings in the state tournament.

Sports Calendar

Girls power Panthers through junior year
If you have seen a Starr's Mill Lady Panther softball game, you have inevitably heard the chants. The girl's in the dugout constantly cheer the person at the plate, with a brand of rhymes that put Snoop Dogg to shame.


This means war
Warning! Warning! That wimpy little dishrag stretched idly over the kitchen faucet can be lethal. Ditto for the grungy sponge on the counter. Killer germs are taking over our kitchens and according to the contamination commandos, we'd better disinfect or die.

It's 'Bark' time for fun with four-footed friends
Fayetteville is going to the dogs, but it's all for a good cause. Bark in the Park 1998 is scheduled for this Saturday in McCurry Park starting at 11 a.m.

Jazz a fitting season finale
An autumn evening of jazz provided by Spyro Gyra will close this performance season at the Frederick Brown Jr. Amphitheater on Oct. 3, beginning at 8 p.m.

Fair is part of Fayette history
Monday, Sept. 28, will see an historic event for the county: the Fayette County Fair will begin and when it ends Oct. 3, it won't ever be on that spot again.


Military Brief

Yard sales: adults learning to share their 'stuff' for a negotiable price
You can't buy a collection of swizzle sticks acquired over years of travel in a retail store; nor can you pick up a set of hand-thrown pottery dishes for $10. The only source for these treasures, if you're lucky, is your neighborhood yard sale.

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