- Industries: Good help hard to find
- Eighty-three percent of industries in Fayette County have
a hard time finding qualified employees, according to a survey
just completed by the Chamber of Commerce Existing Industry
Committee and the Development Authority.
Senior subdivision, office complex on F'ville P&Z agenda
- Fayetteville Planning Commission will consider plans for a high-density subdivision for seniors at Grady Avenue and Beauregard Boulevard, and a 12-unit office development at Gingercake Road and DeVant Street during their work session next week.
County eyes subdivision expansion, Pine Trail Rd.
- Rezoning for a 20-home subdivision on
Antebellum Way off S. Jeff Davis Drive and new regulations
for communications towers will top the agenda as
the Fayette County Planning Commission meets tomorrow.
Empty store spaces getting attention from F'ville
- The growing amount of empty store space in Fayetteville has not escaped
the notice of city leaders.
New clean fuel rules aim for10+ company vehicles
- When a faxed survey marked "URGENT Please respond by Monday, Oct.
26, 1998" crossed his desk last month, Phil Jackson, co-owner of Nature's
Finding fleets of 10 or more easy? Not here
- Considering that the state registers motor vehicles, you'd
think it would be easy to turn up fleets of 10 or more by computer
cross-referencing. Not so, says Marlin Gottschalk, who is trying to
run the EPD's Clean Fueled Fleet Program without much
information to go on.
Fairburn Hwy. 74 mixed-use development under ARC review
- Fayette Countians have had time to comment on a mixed-use
development on Ga. Highway 74 in Fairburn, but the Atlanta
Regional Commission has not yet determined whether the project is
"in the best interest" of the area, ARC review coordinator Beverly
Council to hear businesses' appeals of Planning Commission decisions
- Two companies bent on opening businesses in Fayetteville
will take their cases to City Council tonight and again Monday.
- Tyrone's future up for discussion Thurs.
- Residents who want to get a glimpse of the future of
Tyrone should head to town hall this Thursday.
PTC Council to hear rezoning request
- A public hearing on rezoning for Cardiff Park, a new
28-home residential area across Planterra Way from the Tennis Center
in Peachtree City is on the agenda for Thursday's City Council
Area man, 28, killed in Tenn. car wreck
- A Coweta County resident who attended Fayette Christian
High School died over the holiday weekend after his car
apparently ran off an exit ramp on Interstate 75 near Chattanooga.
Letters From Our Readers
- We've had the Starr report and we've had the elections, and with the end of
Thanksgiving we are well into the Holiday season,
during which time there will be very little activity
to occupy us nationally.
Let's all be sunny and share!
By JAMES J. JACKSON
- A Nevada mom was arrested for leaving a baby in a car in summer
heat to go gambling. A Midwest mother was arrested after a bystander saw her
swat her kid on the bottom, and called the police. Both women were sentenced
to attend "parenting classes."
- PTC resident objects to Mews shopping center
- After over 10 years of developers' attempts to rezone the
Ga. Highway 54 and Walt Banks Road property, resulting in
several lawsuits which were ruled in favor of existing zoning, the citizens
of Peachtree City are again being subjected to another developer
trying to rezone and complicate this property.
Headstart program wasting money?
- I am writing this article in hope that as Fayette County citizens you will read
and address this problem. My concerns are based on facts.
Something fishy about new middle school attendance lines?
- In June, [Fayette County School Superintendent] Dr.
Dave Brotherton was charged with forming a rezoning committee
for the middle schools. "He said it would consist of residents of
subdivisions that could be affected" (Atlanta
Journal/Constitution, June 18, 1998, p. JM3).
Hate crime law would send message
- I would like to respond to David Constans sarcastic letter
which was headlined "Hate-filled, bigoted killers vs. plain old
Impeachment proceeding in Congress the ultimate farce?
- I sent this off to a talk radio host this a.m. I guess I am
Realtor Irene Schoene
To many, reading a short one-sentence synopsis of Irene Schoene's life
would seem unremarkable. Schoene is married, has three children, lives in
Fayetteville, is active in her church and is a
Resources abundant for tax break information for seniors
"It would be to the benefit of anyone purchasing a home to stop
by or call our office to find out the various benefits. We will be glad to
mail information to anyone who calls," said Tax Commissioner
Prime Timers Calendar
Fayette Senior Services collecting donations for Hurricane Mitch victims
Fayette Senior Services is collecting donations for
victims of Hurricane Mitch.
Seniors get fit through exclusive exercise class at Club Peachtree
A Senior's Exercise Class has begun at Club Peachtree as a part of its senior
Tips for Seniors on Buying and Selling a Home
Some of Fayette County's leading real estate agents are
lending tips to seniors looking for a new house.
Fake it: you just might make it in the 'church zone'
Vince Lombardi counseled his football players that
upon taking a ball into the end zone to score a touchdown, don't
act like you've never been there before.
Christian churches present plays
The children of Heritage Christian Church are
presenting their holiday performance, "The First Christmas," 6
p.m. Sunday at Braelinn Elementary School.
National Heights Baptist members author annual Advent booklet
Members of National Heights Baptist Church in
Fayetteville have completed their annual Advent Devotionals booklet.
Holy Trinity presents 'Messiah'
Holy Trinity Catholic Church is hosting an ecumenical
performance of the oratorio, "Messiah" by George Frideric Handel, at
3 p.m. Dec. 13.
Youth to learn witnessing skills at seminar
Cahill says 60-80 percent of the believers who hear his message share their faith within 24 hours, feeling 'totally empowered by God to reach the lost.'
Tigers ready for B-ball
Though they are not as deep as last year's team, the
Fayette County Tigers are ready for their upcoming regular season.
Thanksgiving tournaments over, regular season tips off this week
Thanksgiving tournaments give teams time to gel with
each other before they enter the rigorous regular season.
Honorable mention for local athlete
Ben Simpson, a senior defensive lineman for the Navy
Midshipmen, from Fayetteville,Ga., earned an honorable mention
for the All-Collegiate Sprint Football League.
Waggoner doctors defense for Alabama Crimson Tide
Six years ago, a young man from Fayetteville began
attending Landmark Christian School in Fairburn. The young man
was quite athletic and committed to his academic achievements.
His name was Clint Waggoner and he wanted to be a doctor.
Chiefs win first meet but are not pinning hopes on a state championship this year
The McIntosh Chiefs have had a strong wrestling program for
the past several years but Coach Marty Hutsell does not want to
oversell his team this year.
Tipping over sacred cows...
Toys for Tots: 'What the holiday spirit is all about'
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 Christmastime.
Parade to feature Santa, angels, music and more
Main Street Fayetteville's annual Christmas parade is set for Dec. 5,
offering plenty to hold the attention of parade-goers of all ages: angels, elves,
beauty queens, bands, floats, fire trucks and more will be helping to get people in the
Fayette literacy program in need of volunteers
Community Literacy Action is a tutoring program
designed to help students who have been identified as behind in
grade level in reading ability or adults from the community
working on their G.E.D. Currently there are more students than
volunteers to work with them.
Share the spirit of the season in Fayette
>With the frenzied rush of holiday shopping and celebrating in full swing, it's easy for the less fortunate to
be forgotten. Yet the community here in Fayette County has pulled together to bring the joy of the season to
Integrative Studies degree program expanded at CCSU
The Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia
has announced the unanimous approval of Clayton College &
State University's proposal to expand the university's offerings of
both the BA and BS degrees in Integrative Studies (IS) via distance
Santa hotline set for Dec. 15
Call-A-Claus, a special holiday hotline, will be open
Tuesday, Dec. 15, from 5:30-8:30 p.m.
Brooks bottle benefits complex
Looking for an unusual gift idea? Advance orders for
the Brooks Commemorative Coke Bottle, a fund-raiser to benefit
the future Brooks Recreation Complex, will be taken through
Cast announced for Offshoot's winter production
Fayette County-based Offshoot Productions has announced
its professional cast for the winter theatrical presentation of
"What Doesn't Kill Me...," which consists of three dark comedies
by artistic director Susan M. Steadman, Ph.D. All of the
performers have previously worked with Offshoot.
Southland's Stocking Tree lets people 'Give-A-Gift'
Southland Nursing Home is sponsoring a "Give-A-Gift"
Christmas program using a Stocking Tree located at the main
Toy time: the 'I want' pressure is on
Today's kids still like the "tried and
true" stand-bys under the tree, but collectors
seem ready to get Mattel's Barbie out of her pink palace and into a leather jacket.