The Fayette Citizen-Special Sections
Wednesday, November 18, 1998


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 the way.

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 Commission members.

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 next month.

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After almost a year of struggle, developer P.K. Dixon has withdrawn his request for zoning and annexation in Fayetteville.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.


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!
Laugh Lines

"Open wide and say, 'Ah,'" is the only phrase more frightening to me than, "Billy, would you like to share your feelings?"

Letters From Our Readers

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 here's why.

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 to home-school.

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 the region.

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 Video Project.

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.


The Dress
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 Mother-of-the-Bride.

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 in Georgia.

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 Atlanta.

Dining Guide


Headline: After all these years Golden Chopstix is still satisfying diners
For the last few years on the southside of Atlanta, ethnic dining has usually centered around two possibilities: Chinese and Italian.

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 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.