- Threats halted Starr's Mill store vote?
- Retiring Fayette County Commission chairman Robert Sprayberry declines to respond to rumors that
anonymous threats prompted his refusal to vote last week
on zoning for a proposed convenience store across
from Starr's Mill.
County Commission zoning votes heavy on denial
- Facing a standing-room-only crowd of petitioners and protesters, the
Fayette County Commission last week denied four controversial rezoning requests.
Planners say 'No' to Mews rezoning
- Another battle shapes up for development of the "Palm Beach" property at
Ga. Highway 54 and Walt Banks Road with the refusal of the Peachtree City
Planning Commission to recommend rezoning for an upscale shopping area.
Wrong-way driver PTC's 2nd traffic fatality
- Prince Dumas, 39, 111 King's Ridge Dr., Peachtree City, became the
city's second traffic fatality of 1998 in an accident last Sunday evening,
Police Chief James Murray reports.
New tower rules approved by county over cell firms' protests
- After hearing from representatives of cell phone
companies who complained that proposed new rules for
communications towers in Fayette were too restrictive, the County Commission
last week made the rules slightly more restrictive, and then
Teen living in car charged with burglaries
- At least four home burglaries may be solved with the arrest
of an 18-year-old who apparently was living out of his car,
according to Lt. Mahlon Donald of the Criminal Investigations
Division of the Fayette County Sheriff's Department.
Highway 85 overlay rules to get still more scrutiny
- Special architectural rules for Ga. Highway 85 north will
get one more look by Fayette's Planning Commission before
the County Commission acts on it.
Brooks votes to oppose Starr's Mill store zoning
- At its recent meeting, the Brooks Town Council
has adopted a resolution opposing a convenience store across
from historic Starr's Mill on Ga. Highway 85 South near the
Brooks Hwy. 85 Connector.
Mistaken identity arrest lawsuit filed against sheriff
- Documents sought by the plaintiff's attorneys in a
wrongful arrest lawsuit against Fayette County apparently have been
provided through the federal court discovery process, after a
failed attempt to get the records via the Georgia Open Records Act.
5-, 10-year plans on Tyrone agenda
- Tomorrow night's meeting of the town council in Tyrone
should provide residents with a glimpse of the town's future.
County adds Red Cross disaster vehicle
- When a certain red-and-white vehicle makes its first run in
Fayette County, it will be loaded with help for disaster victims.
PTC Council targets treetop antennas Thursday
- Treetop antennas, cleanup rezonings and fencing out the
lights and noise from a convenience store are on tap for the Peachtree
City Council Thursday at 7 p.m. at City Hall.
F'ville puts finishing touches on unattended water, sewer failsafe control warning system
- When Eric Wolf, operator of Fayetteville's water
treatment plant on First Manassas Mile Road, answered his pager at
midnight recently, it wasn't a water customer calling to report a
Home Builders Association lends help to restoration project
- The Home Builders Association of Midwest Georgia is providing on-site project
management for the Main Street Fayetteville and Downtown Development Authority
of Fayetteville's Historic Hollingsworth House restoration project.
Your comments follow on some issues I raised here recently.
Questions include massing flowers in church when the money could
benefit worthy causes; slovenly dress in formal settings; applause
during worship; Christmas carols out-of-season.
Burn Foundation gives holiday safety tips
Toys for Tots deadline near
The deadline to drop off toys for the Toys for Tots
campaign, sponsored locally by Coldwell Banker Bullard Realty, is
Monday, Dec. 21.
Thumb massagers top weird, unusual ideas
- This Christmas you can set your thumbs atingle,
hear chimes with no wind, or make your wallet beep
without imbibing too much at your local pub.
Gordon College sets registration
- Registration for spring semester at Gordon College
in Barnesville is Tuesday, Jan. 5, with day classes at the main
campus beginning Jan. 6.
Homeschoolers sail away
The Carnival Cruise Lines' theme song, "Celebrate," blasts
as children wave good-bye to land. It's 3 p.m. on Sept. 26, 1998,
and the MS Imagination is leaving the docks of Miami.
Groundbreaking today for new Kiwanis Club fairgrounds site
- The Fayette County Kiwanis Club will host groundbreaking
ceremonies at their new 60-acre "Kiwanis Fair Complex" today at 4
Students welcome Santa
- Curly white beard and hair tucked under a scarlet cap
couldn't hide the youthful vitality and enthusiasm of McIntosh
High School's senior "Santa" Jonathan Philpot as he intently listened to
a litany of requests for Barbies, Teletubbies, Furbys
and Hotwheels at the first-ever student-sponsored Santa breakfast.
Offshoot auditions Jan. 10
The Nutcracker: 'perfect family entertainment'
- More than 250 dancers from Peachtree City's School of
Dance will take the stage at Starr's Mill Auditorium this weekend for
the classic Christmas ballet, "The Nutcracker," under the direction
of Brenda Hotard.
Stein Mart sponsors Giving Tree holiday project
- Stein Mart, a nationwide chain whose locations
include Peachtree City, will give back to its communities during
the holidays with the annual Stein Mart Giving Tree project.
United Way catalog offers 'gift of community'
- What do you buy someone who can't possibly use another
sweater or matching slippers? United Way of Metropolitan Atlanta is
hoping shoppers will consider giving the gift of community instead.
Metro Atlanta United Way tops 1998 goal
- Move over, Mark McGwire! "Big Mac" wasn't the only slugger to hit 70 this year.
'The Lighting of Wellington' Annual tradition is this weekend
- The annual "Lighting of Wellington" will take place this Saturday and
Sunday from 6:30 to 10 p.m. both nights.
Fayette Community Hospital information is now on the Web
Fayette Community Hospital is pleased to announce that its Web site is now ready for
browsing. Hospital employees and patients, as well as
Fayette County and surrounding area residents, can
now access important and useful information
concerning hospital services and events.
Merrill Lynch offers Fayette's seniors a Christmas present
For the fifth straight year, Merrill Lynch's office in
Peachtree City will opens its doors to senior citizens so they may
use the firm's telephones free of charge to call their loved
ones anywhere in the world.
Tomorrow night's meeting of the town council in Tyrone
should provide residents with a glimpse of the town's future.
When you mention barbecue in the South, you're liable to get in
a long discussion involving everything from the right type of
sauce to whether or not pork or beef is true barbecue.
Publix deli and bakery offers impressive selection
Judging by the lines forming near the deli in the Publix
grocery store everyday at lunchtime, the secret is out. The deli
makes among the best and freshest sub sandwiches around and at a
Visions of sugarplums danced on their bread
Even good old biscuits can get dressed-up for the holidays. "A
basic biscuit can be transformed into a special treat with a few easy
additions and a sweet icing," says Martha White baking expert Linda
Carman. "Our Glazed Sugarplum biscuits are studded with dried fruit bits
and toasted almonds and crowned with a simple almond-flavored glaze."
Christmas: What a unique idea!
Several years ago as I served in south Florida, where
our church adopted The Living Christmas Tree as an
New Hope voting on Starr's Mill facility plans
New Hope Baptist Church is voting this week on proposed
facility plans for its new South Campus at Starr's Mill.
Church plays Santa to inmates' children
Saturday morning, members of Corinth Baptist Church
of Fayetteville will meet at the church, load their vehicles and
set off like Santa's helpers to deliver presents to local children
who won't be spending the holidays with one of their parents.
Christ Our Shepherd Lutheran offers first-ever Christmas worship concerts
The worship and music ministry at Christ Our
Shepherd Lutheran Church in Peachtree City offers its first-ever
Christmas Worship Concerts on Saturday, December 19, at
7:00 p.m., and Sunday, December 20, at 6 p.m.
Women study Esther
A women's Bible study on the book of Esther starts in January
at New Hope Baptist Church. Registration for this winter session
of the Joy of Life Women's Bible Study began Dec. 6 and
continues through Jan. 3. Cost is $15.
River's Edge to present dessert theater with 'Scrooge'
The Drama Ministry of River's Edge Community Church
presents "Scrooge" 7 p.m., Dec. 17-19 in a Dessert Theater format.
"Scrooge" is an adaptation by Associate Pastor Ray Walker
of Charles Dickens' Christmas Carol.
Former Tigers and Chiefs have impact on Highlander soccer
Gordon College's women's soccer team recently
completed its most successful season in history, and the postseason
awards have been pouring in for one of the team's top players.
Injury to Landmark player could shape the way game is played
On October 23, the Landmark Christian War Eagles were
playing the Temple Tigers in football. The War Eagles had a 21
point lead, which started slipping away due to turnovers and onside
Rising Starr ladies are 4-0 after win over Whitewater
The 8th grade Rising Starr Lady Panthers won Friday night
against their rivals, Whitewater Middle School, by a score of 40-12.
Chiefs dominate South Metro
The South Metro Wrestling Invitational took place at
Fayette County High School last Friday and Saturday. There were 20
teams of varying strengths and it was a battle from the opening match
until the last match.
Mix of good and bad for swimming Panthers
The Starr's Mill swim team played host to Greenbriar
and Fayette County on Saturday and Coach Cathy McMullen has
some mixed feelings.
South Metro Wrestling Invitational