- More tastes on tap at Pavilion
- Work will begin soon to build a shopping center with four restaurants
behind Publix at Fayette Pavilion now that Fayetteville City Council has cleared
CSX promises to protect Fayette water
- Protection of underground streams, including the headwaters of Line Creek, has been a
priority during construction of the new CSX Intermodal yard in south Fulton County and close to
Fayette County's northern border, a company official says.
A Fairy Tale
- [Editor's note: Usually, Sallie Satterthwaite's column appears on Page C1, our Weekend front. We think you'll see why we wanted
to share her story with our Front Page readers as well.]
Planners face Pine Trail shopping center again
- Residents of Pine Trail Road and Concordia Partners Inc. are back at City Hall looking for common ground on the future of the residential street's intersection with Ga. Highway 85.
Planners: Enforce county mailbox law equally
- Mailbox laws should be enforced and they should
apply equally to everyone in the county, say Fayette Planning
Tower plan targets state highways
- Communications towers will line Fayette's state highways
every mile or so, but will rarely be seen anywhere else if a
proposed new stand-alone ordinance governing the towers is adopted.
Activist group promises facts on Clinton
- Citizens for Honest Government, a national activist
group, promises to tell you more in two hours than you've learned
from six years of television coverage of possible impeachable offenses
by President Bill Clinton.
Board of Education may let Brooks 6th, 7th graders finish at Rising Starr
- A plan to allow 60 sixth and seventh graders from Brooks
to complete their academic careers at Rising Starr Middle School
instead of transferring to Whitewater Middle School
next year will be voted on by the Fayette County School Board
Highway 85 design rules ready for vote again
- New design restrictions for businesses along Ga. Highway 85 north of
Fayetteville appear to be on their way back to the Fayette County Commission.
Congestion, long commutes add to woes
- A public forum on transportation issues drew about 35
Fayette business and political leaders together in Fayette
Community Hospital's community room Friday morning.
Dixon withdraws Burch Road plan
- After almost a year of struggle, developer P.K. Dixon has
withdrawn his request for zoning and annexation in Fayetteville.
Stalled for 10 months, zoning applicants must wait one more
- Fayetteville City Council has packed up the city's new
comprehensive plan and sent it to the Atlanta Regional Commission for approval.
Deregulation will affect gas franchise fees locally
- Deregulation of the natural gas industry will probably change
the amount of money local governments receive in franchise fees, but
how much change is still in question.
F'ville may finalize buy of HollidayHouse in November
- Fayetteville officials hope to finalize the city's purchase of
the historic Holliday-Dorsey-Fife House in November, now that
a $1.15 million bond issue has been approved.
Letters From Our Readers
Some of my conservative friends are pretty mad
- Some of my conservative friends are pretty mad about how Republicans have acted
during the just-finished budget-writing session in Congress, and I don't blame them.
Let's all be sunny and share!
- "Open wide and say, 'Ah,'" is the only phrase more frightening to me than, "Billy, would you like to share your feelings?"
Whatever the buffoons want, just say, 'No'
- As a lawyer, I am often asked by neighbors and friends what I
think of the amendments to the Georgia Constitution we are all asked to
vote on. My general advice is to vote NO on every one of them, and
Credit Carl Wilson for founding WDA
- For the most part [Reporter Kelley] Daugherty's article on Worldwide
Discipleship Association was accurate. However,
she left out one critical person in the
development of the association: the actual founder
and president until about two years ago, Carl Wilson.
Try another sniff of odor in Interlochen
- I just finished reading the article in the Oct. 9 edition of The Citizen Review regarding
the matter of the sewer odor in Interlochen and would like to add our support to Mr.
Bill Whitehouse's complaint about the odor.
GOP school board blows it again
- The redrawing of district lines to send Brooks students all
the way to the other end of the county is just wrong!
Bannister's skills unwanted
- I was a resident of East Point for a number of years before
fleeing to Fayette County.
Home schooling not so cut and dried an issue
- Bill Webster, I commend you for what appears to be
your desire to do the right thing for your children. I, too, am a
home schooling parent.
Webster not spokesman for home school group
- We are writing in response to Bill Webster's letter that
was published in The Citizen on Oct. 14. First, we would like
to correct the phone number that was given in his letter. The
correct phone number for the Peachtree City Home School Group is
770-632-0878. Peachtree City Home School Group exists to
provide information and encouragement to families who have chosen
Questions that beg to be asked in math issue
- As a Ph.D. student in Educational Research and Statistics
at Georgia State, I have followed the Concerned Parents for a
Better Fayette Education with increasing interest.
Residents can now pay their cable bill while they food shop
MediaOne, metropolitan Atlanta's primary provider of Broadband services,
announced late last week that it has reached an
agreement with Winn-Dixie stores to give MediaOne customers the option of paying their
monthly bill at any of the supermarket's 57 stores in
Chamber announces new incentive program
A new program started by the Fayette County Chamber of Commerce is
offering chamber members a chance to boost their sales and increase their visibility.
Car dealers are aiding Boy Scouts
Peachtree and Southlake Mitsubishi, dealerships who
have operated in the area for 8 years, recently partnered in a joint
venture with Mitsubishi Motors of America to lease the Boy
Scouts of America 31 all-new revolutionary 1999 Mitsubishi Galants.
Happy workers equal profit
Employees who like where they work will help the company make more money.
Toy drive starts
As a Toys for Tots sponsor, Coldwell Banker Bullard
Realty, in cooperation with the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve, is once
again collecting toys to benefit children in need at Christmas time.
Baptists to deal with controversial issues
"Way down in Columbus, Georgia; way down in
the Columbus Stockade..." Thus the song begins about
the "stockade blues."
'Jesus' coming to every Ga. home
This Sunday, many Christians in Fayette County will be
introduced to the largest evangelism project in Georgia's history, the Jesus
Graves, Merritt Wedding
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.
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.
Bridal publications and etiquette mavens discourse at length about the responsibilities of members of the wedding, but there is a whole 'nother category that it seems to me receives short shrift: Friends of the
Rebecca Levin ready to shine at Nov. 21 'Stars
Stars on the Southern Crescent coffee house, noted for its eclectic mix of performers and styles
since 1993, will present Atlanta actress-singer Rebecca Levin performing Broadway and jazz favorites
Saturday, Nov. 21.
State observing Education Week
State Superintendent of Schools Linda C. Schrenko is
recognizing this week, Nov. 15-21, as American Education Week
Diabetes Walk a winner for all
Walkers from Coweta, Fayette, Clayton, Henry and south
Fulton counties helped make the 3rd annual Walk for Diabetes the
largest grossing American Diabetes Association walk in the metro
Atlanta area with a 1998 grand total of more than $31,000.
Bicycle club gets moving
The inaugural meeting of the Biking for Life in Fayette
County Bicycle Club included the nomination and acceptance of the
club's slate of officers, an open discussion to address club mission
and goals, and the introduction of guests Susan Snead of the
Newnan Bicycle Club and Dennis Hoffarth of the Atlanta Bicycle Club.
Fine Arts Festival is Thursday at FCHS
Fayette County High School will present their 1998
Fine Arts Festival on Thursday, Nov. 19. Due to renovations
taking place at Sams Auditorium, the festival will take place in
the school cafeteria.
City closes on Holliday House
City of Fayetteville officials, along with Main Street officials, closed out the purchase of the Holliday-Dorsey-Fife House Monday morning.
Mentors = Friends for area students
In March of 1993 Fayette County began a volunteer
mentoring program in Fayette County Schools.
Pennies being pitched for literacy
To promote literacy, the K Kids Club of Fayetteville
Elementary Intermediate School is conducting a Penny Pitch this week,
which is National Children's Book Week.
Firefighters grateful for community support
The members of the Peachtree City Volunteer
Firefighters Association would like to thank area citizens for their
patronage of the annual Halloween pumpkin sale and for the
contributions made from their community newsletter.
Anonymous windfall for Sams School project
The Joseph Sams School of Fayetteville has announced
the receipt of a $200,000 Anonymous Foundation Grant to
be used in funding the construction of their new facility.
Home on Christmas Tour a showcase for hobby: artistic reproductions
Some men take up golf when they retire; Bill Jones of Fayetteville decided to build furniture. His pieces are showcased in the modest but simply elegant home he shares with his wife, Nancy.
Kristi McMahan new area director for United Way
Kristi McMahan has been named area director for Fayette
and Coweta counties for the United Way of Metropolitan
Headline: After all these years Golden Chopstix is still
For the last few years on the southside of Atlanta, ethnic
dining has usually centered around two possibilities: Chinese and
Treating your family to dinner
Treating your family to a gourmet dinner can be as easy as signing up for a class at
the Kroger School of Cooking, where you can learn to
cook up everything from crawfish pie to Russian tea cakes
to sugar cane skewered shrimp with mango mojo.
TURKEY CORN SOUP
Turkey Pot Pie perfect for after the holidays
Tired of turkey sandwiches? The Martha White Kitchen
has a delicious answer for all that leftover holiday turkey.