The Fayette Citizen-Special Sections
Wednesday, November 4, 1998


Starr's Mill store stirs up neighbors' protests
A controversial plan for a convenience store across from Fayette's most photographed landmark, Starr's Mill, is back on county planners' plate.

Solution for Pine Trail may lie to the north
Fayetteville officials are hoping that plans for one shopping center on Ga. Highway 85 north will help solve problems associated with another.

PTC Council to vote on more apartments while eyeing rezoning halt
Peachtree City has discovered that a moratorium on multifamily development doesn't work, so the city's next move could be a moratorium on multifamily zonings and rezonings.

Cemetery preservationists wage war against weeds, neglect
Most of Peachtree City's old cemeteries are tucked away in the woods and have fallen victim to the "out of sight, out of mind" syndrome, but a determined group of folks is out to change that.

$1.2 million bond closed
The money is in the bank to continue the transformation of downtown Fayetteville using a turn-of-the-century motif.

City council lifts rezoning moratorium in Fayetteville
Developers, restart your engines. Fayetteville is back in the rezoning business.

F'ville condo complex approved
A condominium complex off Knight Way, near Ga. Highway 54 east, could be under construction as soon as next week.

F'ville shoplifting suspect clanks into clink
Lesson One: if you're going to shoplift, pick something that doesn't make noise.

ARC: State water plan unfair to Fayette County
The Atlanta Regional Commission is objecting to language in a proposal from the state of Georgia for allocation of water in the region, saying it unfairly restricts Fayette County's access to water.

Planning panel faces crowded agenda
Here's a rezoning request that's not likely to be controversial.

Calendar sale will raise money for Fayette Historical Society
The Fayette County Historical Society has embarked on a new money-making project, issuing a calendar each year, with a special county theme.

Tyrone to decide on impact fees for new developments
By the end of this Thursday night's meeting, developers in Tyrone should know what kind of impact fees they might be paying next year.

In Brief


You can't get there by going backward

At this writing, John Glenn and the rest of the crew of the space shuttle Discovery are having their traditional prelaunch steak-and-egg breakfast.

Spamming the globe . . . .
Laugh Lines

As I write this, Senator John Glenn has become the oldest man in space. I don't know if I like a 77-year-old man who is in better mental, emotional and physical condition than I am. Thus all my jokes about him leaving the space shuttle left-turn signal on, or "Astronaut Depends" will come out sounding like jealousy which it is.

Letters From Our Readers

PTC's amphitheater not a 'for profit' venture
First, I would like to thank The Citizen for its support of Frederick Brown, Jr. Amphitheater during our 1998 season. We had a great year and owe your news staff many thanks for their coverage of our events.

PTC's amphitheater not a 'for profit' venture
Why don't the Fayette high schools each have an ROTC program?

Look into their eyes and remember
An event occurred on Oct. 23, 1998, that went generally unheeded by national media and the majority of Americans, but for those involved, it was an honor and privilege to participate.

For its own sake, U.S. needs to remain Israel's friend
As we watch the continued efforts at a peace settlement between Israel and the PLO develop, we as a nation would be wise to take a backwards glance at history.


Economic summit convenes next Tuesday
Fayette County's business and political leaders will gather next week to listen to the results of a recently completed survey of the county's economic situation.

EPD announces refunds
The Environmental Protection Division announced that vehicle owners adversely affected by software using overly stringent final cutpoints will be reimbursed for unnecessary repairs.

Rotary Club publishes 25th edition of Peachtree City's telephone book
Twenty-five years ago, some Peachtree City citizens approached the Rotary Club of Peachtree City about publishing a "local telephone book." The idea was to help the small businesses of the city have an effective, but inexpensive, medium for advertising their local services.

Business Briefs

Prime Timers

Former POW carries flame for veterans

Joe Maloy's guiding philosophy in life has always been, "Do the right thing, no matter what." His sense of what is right guided him through his youth in Alabama, service in World War II, almost a full year as a POW, a successful career and retirement.



When death knocks, answer with compassion
Death knocks on life's door. Nobody wants to open it. But, for sure, he keeps knocking. Surer than taxes. At least the tax on groceries is gone. Not death.

Maxwell: Leadership is key to success
Noted author speaks as Landmark Christian School celebrates 10 years

Religion Briefs

African-American churches to benefit from fire safety education
A church fire safety education program is being launched in the Atlanta area as part of a new joint program, the Community Safety Network, coordinated by Allstate Insurance Company, the International Association of Black Professional Fire Fighters and the Atlanta Fire Department.


Peachtree City couple To wed April 1999
Mr. and Mrs. Bruce Jantosciak of Peachtree City and Mr. Charles Gibbs of Jacksonville, Fla., announce the engagement of their daughter Leslie Christina Gibbs to Charles Francis Haberman, son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Haberman of Old Mystic, Conn.

Graves, Merritt to wed
Ms. Linda C. Merritt of Peachtree City and Mr. Larry H. Merritt of Irmo, S.C., announce the engagement of their daughter Jessica Suzanne Merritt to Jason Brett Graves, son of Ms. Margaret Manto of Peachtree City and Mr. Larry B. Graves of Fayetteville.

Eagle's Way holds marriage workshop
An interactive marriage workshop is being held at Eagle's Way Church in Fayetteville Nov. 13-15, led by Bob and LaRue McDaniel of Insight Ministries.

Religion Briefs


Seminar to help single parents with holidays
"Single Parent Families and the Holidays" is the theme for the sixth Single Parent Saturday at Fayetteville First Baptist Church Nov. 14.


Chiefs are region champs again
The McIntosh boys and girls cross country squads continue to run their best races of the year. On Saturday, the Chiefs captured the boys and girls region 4-AAAA championship and prepare for the state meet this Saturday in Carrollton, Ga.

Locals make good on a national level
Some hometown kids are making good through their sports of choice and deserve to be mentioned and heralded.

NAPA 500 cruises into town
Jeff Gordon may have clinched the Winston Cup Championship this past weekend at North Carolina Motor Speedway but that doesn't mean the NAPA 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway won't be fun.

Big wins and tough losses last week

Brooks to get recreation complex
The Brooks recreation department was allocated 12 and a half acres of land behind where the new firehouse is being built in Brooks.


A cook 'of the moment'
At last, in an article in a recent Food Section of the Big City Daily, I learned of a culinary category in which I belong. Jim Peterson, a cookbook author, brags that he never cooks the same thing twice. I haven't seen his book, but I gather that "Vegetables" is more of a collection of ideas than recipes.

Auditorium honors popular native son
The F. A. Sams Auditorium, built in 1963, is named for an illustrious native Fayette Countian, Ferrol Aubrey Sams Sr. He was born in 1892 in the house in which his mother had also been born and where three of his four children were born. It is currently the residence of a grandson, Dr. Jim Sams.


F'ville's Todd Thaxton opens 'Tuna'
The Clayton State Theater will be visiting Tuna, Texas, for the opening of its 1998-99 season.

Daniel Jackson a Hall of Famer
Fayetteville's Dr. Daniel Jackson, division chairman of Natural Sciences and Nursing at Gordon College, has been inducted into the United States Army Criminal Investigation Command Hall of Fame.

Time to buy fashion show tickets
Tickets are now on sale for the annual Fashion Show, Silent Auction and Luncheon to benefit the Fayette County Council on Domestic Violence.

'Stephanie Hero' opens tomorrow
A typical day for Mary DeWerff starts at 7 a.m. and ends at 11 p.m.

'Pinocchio' comes to life in Fayette
Fayette Community Theatre Inc. will bring the story of "Pinocchio" to the stage, starting Friday, for two weekends in November.

Renovations nearly complete
A new and improved Ferrol A. Sams Auditorium is rising from the old cinder blocks and mortar which formed the foundation of the center, built around 1960.