- Lawsuit: 4 road projects here 'illegally' OK'ed
- Yesterday may go down in environmental history as the day the battle for clean air shifted to the court room. Fayette County
drivers likely will feel the impact.
- Ozone is the culprit, metro drivers are the
offenders, environmentalists charge
- Yesterday four environmental advocacy organizations
announced their intent to sue transportation planners for alleged
illegal road construction in Georgia.
F'ville:What to do about traffic woes?
- Transportation possibly is the biggest long-term challenge facing the city of Fayetteville, the city's leaders have concluded.
Flat Creek student gets bus suspension after fracas
- The fatal bus stop attack on a 13-year-old Cherokee County boy by
a 15-year-old has one Fayette County parent asking questions.
Planning Commission: 'Yes' to Hwy. 85-Starr's Mill store
- Commercial activity may be coming to the
Starr's Mill area despite the protests of residents
and Fayette County's planning staff.
Planning panel recommends rejection of increased density on Antioch Road
- Bobby Jackson's plan to put 53 homes on 135.5 acres on Antioch Road is about
16 homes too dense, the county Planning Commission decided last week.
Tyrone sets impact fees for new residential development
- Developers could soon start paying impact fees to the town
of Tyrone after the Town Council gave their blessings to an impact
fee ordinance last Thursday.
County expresses concerns over 488-home plan for Highway 74
- Fayette County officials are expressing concerns about
a planned 180-acre, 488-home mixed use development in
the city of Fairburn, but the county's comments may have little
impact at this point.
Planners ready new 'visual' rules for Hwy. 85 developers
- New design restrictions for businesses along Ga.
Highway 85 north of Fayetteville are on their way back to the
Fayette County Board of Commissioners.
Brooks Council to attend BOE meeting on school zones to protest middle school move
- The Brooks Town Council, in an unusual move, has moved
it's regular meeting of Nov. 16th to Wednesday, Nov. 18.
Kiwanians seek cooperative effort on fairground plan
- Members of the Fayette County Kiwanis Club and Fayette County officials
are working to find ways the county can help develop a new fairground for the club.
County planners now studying designation of Pine Trail Road
- Controversy over development plans for a Pine Trail Road
shopping center has crossed Fayetteville's city limits and
involved Fayette County.
Fayette needs more industry?
- Fayette County faces an uncertain economic future because it is
"extremely dependent on other counties for its economic quality of life,"
an economic expert says.
Democrat Senator-elect Hecht to focus on red tape, tax cuts
- Between now and the crack of the gavel opening the
Georgia General Assembly in January, state senator-elect Greg
Hecht plans to meet with virtually everyone responsible for leading
the 34th district into the next millennium.
Gov.-elect Barnes taps PTC's Cowan to co-chair air quality task force
- After decades of shunning the public spotlight, Joel Cowan
appears headed for a meaningful role in the administration of Georgia's new
governor, Roy Barnes.
PTC Council approves 217 upscale apartments in Kedron
- A 217-unit apartment complex will be built at Ga. Highway
74 and Kedron Drive, but if Peachtree City officials get their
way, few travelers on Hwy. 74 will notice.
Cox aims for education or industry committee
- When the Georgia legislature convenes in January, Kathy
Cox, state representative for the 105th district, will get to practice
what has until now been largely theoretical for Kathy Cox,
Sandy Creek High School government and world history teacher.
Council meetings cancelled
- The Fayetteville City Council's work session scheduled
for tonight and regular business meeting scheduled for
Monday have been cancelled due to lack of agenda items.
Letters From Our Readers
- The media used words like "bombshell"
and "shock" to describe Newt's resignation.
Newt acted like a statesman, not like many politicians
REP. MAC COLLINS
3rd District U.S. Congress
- I was very disappointed and surprised by the news that [6th District Rep.] Newt
[Gingrich] has stepped down as Speaker of the House.
The new definition of good character
By JOHN MOSQUEDA
- Somewhere in the 1960s when social revolution struck
the cultural landscape with hurricane-like intensity a new
definition of the word "character" began to emerge.
Honor veterans on Veterans Day1998
By HAROLD L. "BUTCH" MILLER
American Legion National Commander
- Democracy reigns on lands consecrated by the sacrifice of
ordinary men and women who served in the U.S. armed forces. We call
these special people "veterans."
Murphy comes out of the closet
- I want to say something to gays and lesbians worldwide. You don't own the closet and you never did.
Cover eyesore pipe with foot bridge at Starr's Mill
- I lived in Fayetteville for a year and a half, then my wife and
I moved to Senoia, where we now live. Every day on my way
to work I pass Starr's Mill. It is a beautiful picturesque scene.
At least it used to be.
Need info on FCHS Class of '79
- I am very interested in finding out details for the next 20-year
school reunion for the class of 1979. I have lived abroad for most of the
last 20 years and no longer have any contacts with Fayette County
High School, its staff, faculty or students.
Any cemetery help in Woolsey?
- I'm trying to find out for our friends about the Woolsey
Baptist Church. If anyone there can help her find someone who has a
listing of all who are buried in the Woolsey Cemetery.
Southside business leader starts new scholarship at Clayton College
A successful local businessman and former continuing education student recently established
a new scholarship at Clayton College & State
Leadership Needed More Than Ever
- What is the difference between a manager and a leader? Answer: EVERYTHING. The lights are on, but nobody is home.
Siemens selects EMC as electricity provider
When Siemens Electromechanical Components Inc. executives moved into their new
90,000-square-feet headquarters building in Peachtree City
this month, their electric power was provided by
Hospital announces two new trustees
The Fayette Community Hospital board of trustees
announced two new board members recently.
Local church deserves support first
By REV. DR. JOHN HATCHER
These are busy days for churches. These are also busy
days for charitable, nonprofit groups like the Salvation Army
and even local charities.
Hopewell UMC Fall Revival begins Sunday
- Hopewell United Methodist Church in Tyrone is hosting a
Fall Revival beginning this week, featuring renowned evangelist
Rev. Bob Nelson of Lexington, Ky.
Women's Aglow features speaker who overcame childhood abuse
Benji Clark Mallory is guest speaker at the November
meetings of the Peachtree City chapter of Women's Aglow
Upcoming seminar teaches how to become 'contagious Christians'
"Becoming a Contagious Christian," a seminar that shows
believers how to share the Gospel in a natural way while being the
person God made them to be, is being offered at Braelinn Baptist
Church starting Nov. 22.
Churches gathering to pray and fast
By SAVANNAH ROGERS
The next great spiritual awakening may be just around the
corner, and thousands of Christian across the country are
gathering this week in prayer and fasting in an effort to bring about that
national spiritual revival.
World missions is focus of brunch
- "Touching the World" is the theme for Saturday Brunch at
First Baptist Church of Peachtree City this weekend, featuring
popular speaker and worldwide mission worker Wanda Lee.
Protecting Private Property Rights
Since buying a home is probably the single largest investment most people will ever
make, the $200 to $500 expense of a professional home inspection is well worth the cost.
Charitable Real Estate Agencies
- Not only does the real estate market continue to draw
people from all over to the homes of Fayette and Coweta counties,
they are giving back to the community through various fund-raisers
and charity benefits.
1998 Decorator Showplace opens to benefit charity
- Visitors will line the curbs of the 1998 Decorator
Showplace Nov. 14-22 for a tour with proceeds benefiting the Boys &
Girls Club of Newnan. Newnan Junior Service League members will
be guiding the tours to raise funds for the new club's facility that is
set to open next spring.
Clairmont styled with seniors needs in mind
- Visitors to Clairmont, the new Fayetteville community for citizens age 55 or older,
will sense a feeling of both Southern hospitality and nostalgia as they traverse streets
named Biltmore Drive, Clairmont Court, and
Reverse mortgages help older Americans stay at home
- In this day and age, people are living longer
and healthier than ever before. For most home owners, the question isn't "Will
I continue to live in my home after retirement?" but "How long after retirement
will I be able to stay in my home and continue living independently?"
Class action lawsuit with Masonite OmniWood settled
- It has been determined that Masonite OmniWood
Siding was distributed and used extensively in the Atlanta area.
More families can become homeowners
- "Many people in our community have been waiting for
the announcement which came this week from the Federal
Housing Administration," said Martha Fulmer, president of
Mortgage Matters, Inc. in Fayetteville.
The Real Estate Scene...
Chiefs and Tigers reflect as season ends
The season is over for both the McIntosh Chiefs and the
Fayette County Tigers. Logistically speaking, it was over about a week
and a half ago.
Regular season ends for AAAA, one week left for Patriots, Panthers and War Eagles
Chief girls champs as county gives good showing at state meet
Last spring, Coach Charles Buckle, the coach of the
McIntosh cross country team , heard he had an outside shot at the
state championships this fall, if his team of incoming freshmen could
gel quickly enough and work hard enough.
Doing it right
We parked our little motor home on the lawn of a friend's cottage on Prince Edward Island and spent half of August waiting for summer in Georgia to be over. That was long enough to make numerous day-trips
and longer excursions to find out what the islanders are doing right.
HOPE eligibility changing
Every Georgia high school freshman, sophomore and
junior should have received a mailed reminder that eligibility
for Georgia's HOPE scholarship has changed.
Participate in America Recycles Day contest
Keep Fayette Beautiful is coordinating a
variety local activities between Nov. 14-21 to
help Fayette residents learn more about recycling and the availability of products made
from recycled materials.
Parade applicants sought
- The fifth annual Main Street Fayetteville Parade is set
for Saturday, Dec. 5, beginning at Jeff Davis and Kathi Avenue.
Historical Society hears families' stories
The Fayette County Historical Society recently had its monthly meeting at the newly
refurbished Inman Train Depot. Fayette natives Rob
Minter and wife Jana, (of Inman and Kenwood, respectively), and Rob's father, Jim Minter,
have turned the old depot building into a music studio
Club's 'delicate' work on display
The Delicate Brush China Club's exhibit of hand-painted, fired, porcelain art is on
display at the Fayette County Public Library in Fayetteville through Thursday, Nov.
Concert/chili supper tomorrow for Olympics-bound FCHS band
The Fayette County High School Band has been chosen
to perform at the Sept. 15, 2000, opening ceremonies for the
Olympics in Sydney, Australia. According to band director
Kenny Beard, the FCHS band was selected by World
Projects Corporation, based in California, from "the five best
bands in Atlanta."
Local eatery is helping the fight against AIDS
- Hungry residents who also want to do a good deed
should head to Agnes & Muriel's restaurant in Peachtree City today.
'Heartfelt' essay a winner for girl, teacher
- Cathleen McKernan, a seventh grader at J.C. Booth Middle
School in Peachtree City, never considered herself a gifted writer, but
her winning essay on her favorite teacher, Harriette Murray,
Santa to visit Noel November
- A visit from Santa is just part of the fun scheduled for this Saturday's Noel November A Celebration of Trees and Wreaths, the annual fund-raiser sponsored by the Fayette County Board of Realtors.
Pine straw certificate required
- The Georgia Forestry Commission has issued a seasonal
reminder that anyone gathering pine straw without a "Certificate
of Harvest" from the rightful landowner is guilty of a
misdemeanor under Georgia law. Pine straw in recent years has become an
important product of Georgia's forests, used as a mulching
material that is in high demand by gardeners, landscapers and others.
Women to light up 'Stars' Nov. 21
- Several talented women will take the stage for the
Saturday, Nov. 21, Stars on the Southern Crescent coffee house.
Movies--Opening This Week