- Tough ethics rules eyed
- County commissioners and key employees could be fined up to $1,000
for ethics violations if a proposed new ordinance is adopted by the Board of
- PTC denies rezoning for city's biggest shopping center
Mayor on Mews vote: 'Hope you don't regret'
- When 11 p.m. rolled around last Thursday, the Peachtree
City Council was bound by ordinance either to take a vote or suspend
debate on "The Mews" shopping center, postponing it until the Jan.
County puts senior center on back burner
- Senior citizen advocates are hoping that consultants working on plans for a
new Fayette County jail and judicial complex will work quickly. Their hopes for a
new senior center have been put on a shelf until that planning work is done.
Bost named commission chairman; Wells, Dunn sworn in
- Fayette County Commissioners have named Harold Bost
their chairman for 1999, with newly elected Commissioner Greg
Dunn vice chairman.
BOE's Condon: 'We're willing to listen'
- After her surprise election last week to head the embattled Fayette County
Board of Education, The Citizen's Pat Newman asked newly elected Chairman
Debbie Condon to share her thoughts and opinions on current issues facing the
Fayetteville to consider office complex
- A new medical/professional park just east of Fayette Community Hospital will be on
the way if the Fayetteville City Council approves Hayes Development company's
annexation and rezoning request Monday.
F'ville has rash of burglaries
- Fayetteville police are investigating a rash of burglaries
over the past week, including three at homes on Landing Drive.
Fires damage 2 Fayette homes
- A firefighter was treated for smoke inhalation as a result of
the first of two major residence fires in Fayette County last weekend.
Planning panel nixes Wieland rezoning
- John Wieland Homes won the support of the Wood
Creek Homeowners Association for its plans to add 77.5 acres to
the subdivision, but couldn't convince the Fayette County
County eyes Sumner Rd. office park
- Fayette County commissioners will consider the fate of 3.33
acres on Sumner Road, just off Ga. Highway 54, again
PTC Lutherans complete 3rd church expansion
- Finally, the addition has been completed.
FCHS to induct members to school's Athletic Hall of Fame
- The Fayette County High School Booster Club is
launching its Hall of Fame with the 1999 Sports Hall of Fame Banquet.
Rep. Collins holds town hall meetings today and tomorrow
- Town hall meetings with U.S. Representative Mac Collins are
continuing today and tomorrow in the Third District.
Letters From Our Readers
Will we see a true vote of conscience?
- As the Senate moves on with its historic, unwanted task, I'm struck by the lack of
original thought on either side of the aisle.
King: deep convictions along with a deep faith
By SHAUNNA HOWAT
- His wasn't the first voice for freedom. His wasn't always
the loudest call for civil rights. But his was the voice that changed
Murphy's Annual Movie Ratings the winner is . . .
- It's time for my annual rating of the best local movies theaters. As fast as
you can whip out $7.85 to pay for a coke and popcorn, I can tell you THE best
place to go for that fun (and affordable) inside movie experience.
Starr's Mill students being held hostage to a grander school plan?
- I read with dismay the latest comments by our new school
"chief" regarding her desires "to improve the board's image and find ways
to pay for new construction."
PTC Council made right call on Mews
- On Jan. 7 the Peachtree City Council made the decision to turn down [developer
John] Callaway's rezoning request at Walt Banks Road and Ga. Highway 54 (The Mews).
School board is right to question expensive Starr's Mill athletic project
- I have read with great interest the articles and letters
regarding the building of a stadium complex at the South Complex,
particularly the recent letter by Mr. Cary Rogers.
South school complex situation is better than many schools in Fayette
- I am writing in response to a letter in your paper from
Carol Jenson-Linton concerning athletic facilities in the county
PTC police seem to be rough on teenagers
- "To Serve and Protect" is the motto on the side of each
police car in Peachtree City. Have they lost sight of their job?
Too many able-bodied drivers are using handicapped spaces
- Last October, my daughter (who is wheelchair bound) and
I went to Wal-Mart. When we arrived, there were no vacant
handicapped parking spaces.
Former reporter heartened by selection of Bost as chairman
- As a former Fayette County reporter for The Citizen and as
a former county resident, it's tremendously heartening news
to hear that Harold Bost is the new commission chairman by
the election of his peers.
Synovus is country's top place to work
Synovus Financial Corporation was named the best company to work for in America, according
to the Jan. 11 issue of Fortune magazine.
First Citizens set to pay higher dividends this week
First Citizens Corporation an president Tom Moat
announced it will pay dividends Jan. 15 to shareholders
who owned the company's stock as of Dec. 31.
Chamber of Commerce Annual Meeting
If you're looking for an out of this world evening,
you won't want to miss the Fayette Chamber of
Commerce annual meeting set for Jan.30 at the Wyndham
Peachtree Conference Center.
Wish you were here ...
As you read, I'm in Israel, the land of the Bible. It's
my first trip. Not until four or five years ago did I begin to
thirst to see the land of Jesus, always believing and still do
that where the Spirit of the Living Lord is, it is Holy.
Y2K Overcoming Uncertainty
In Matthew 24:37-39, Jesus said, "For the coming of the
Son of Man will be just like the days of Noah. For as in those days
which were before the flood they were eating and drinking, they
were marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noah entered
the ark, and they did not understand until the flood came and took
them all away; so shall the coming of the Son of Man be."
Y2K seminars teach preparing for the worst
When Joseph of the Bible received word from the Lord
that there would be a seven-year famine in the land after seven years
of plenty, the king gave him the responsibility of preparing.
Colombian speaker leads Women's Aglow
The Peachtree City chapter of Women's Aglow
Fellowship International is featuring special guest speaker
Cecilia Lozano, a native of Colombia, South America, next
First Baptist hosts women's studies
All women in the community are invited to participate in
Wednesday Bible studies, from Jan. 13 to May 13, at First Baptist Church
of Peachtree City.
Mr. and Mrs. Steve Davis of Fayetteville announce the
engagement of their daughter Teresa Renee to Mr. Walt Ellison, son
of Mr. and Mrs. Calvin Ellison of Tyrone.
Tigers wrestlers take second in Murray duals, sixth place in regular tournament
Fayette County traveled to Murray County for a
dual tournament on Friday and a regular tournament on
Saturday. Murray County, ranked first in AAA, took first place on
Friday, as the Tigers captured second place.
Wild night for Chiefs and Tigers
McIntosh traveled to Fayette County High School on
Friday night for what is typically their biggest game of the year.
Panthers fight but drop two
Coach Tim Miller is pleased with the direction of the
Starr's Mill Panthers in their first varsity season. "We are competitive
in every game and never stop fighting." On Friday night, the
Panthers faced Woodward Academy.
Panthers win the Yellow Jacket Invitational
Starr's Mill's wrestling team is off to an impressive 17-1
start. The Panthers traveled to the Yellow Jacket Invitationals this
past weekend and won it all.
Chiefs take third at War Eagle meet
The McIntosh Chiefs put their first loss ever at the county
duals behind them last weekend and traveled to Woodward
Academy for the War Eagle Classic.
Board of Realtors installs new president
Carolyn McCullough was installed as the new president
for 1999 by the Fayette County Board of Realtors, last Thursday in
the annual inaugural ceremony.
Home ideas revealed at the Garden & Patio Show
Southerners are just as enamored with backyard living as
the rest of the country seems to be perhaps even more so, when
you consider that we spend more on lawn and garden products
than any other region of the United States.
The Real Estate Scene...
Four agents join Easter Seals' Circle of Givers
Four real estate agents from Century 21 Southern
Crescent in Fayetteville have joined the Circle of Givers program for
the Easter Seals North Georgia.
Board of Realtors presents check to youth protection home
The Fayette County Youth Protection Home Inc. received a
generous holiday present from the Fayette County Board of
Realtors in the form of a $15,000 check.
New branch office to open in Newnan
Griffin Financial Services Inc. has announced that its
new Newnan branch office will be open by Friday, January 15.
Home Builders Association discusses 'smart growth'
Members of the Home Builders Association of Midwest
Georgia received a presentation on "smart growth" at
the organization's recent meeting, held at WhiteWater Country Club.
Professional home builders construct homes
Everyone interested in buying a new home wants to find a
quality house built by a professional. But professionalism is one
of thise concepts where you know it when you see it, but you may
have trouble defining it.
Centex Homes named 'Builder of the Year'
This month, Centex Homes was the recipient of high
honor. At the 18th Annual Professionalism Awards, Centex
Homes was named Builder of the Year by the Greater Atlanta
Home Builders Association.
Atlanta-based company wins top honors for remodeling
The year 1998 continues to bring top honors to
Atlanta-based SawHorse Inc., for its work in the remodeling industry.
Professionalism Awards Banquet honors Tim Jones Communities
Tim Jones Communities Inc. of Jonesboro was the recipient of a top award at the annual
Professionalism Awards Banquet, held recently at the
Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta.
Trying to get Dave gussied up
for his role as father of the bride, and with Christmas as an excuse, I
bought him a couple of neckties to go with his new gray suit.
Children's ballet has a beet with feet
- The green onion has escaped! The tomatoes on guard were asleep! Whatever
shall we do?
Bus drivers quietly show big hearts
He's come to trust her, through several years of looking at the back of her
head twice a day on his school bus because when he does see her face, she smiles and
he knows she cares.
Celebrate: fine amnesty, new programs
- The Fayette County Public Library celebrates its second anniversary in its new building today.
Lots to do at the library
Scheduled events at the Fayette County Public
Library, located at 1821 Heritage Park Way in Fayetteville, are
McIntosh H.S. open house set for Feb. 22
McIntosh High School will host a Second Semester
Open House on Monday, Feb. 22, from 7-8:30 p.m. Open
House will begin in the gym with a brief presentation by the
school's principal, Stuart Bennett.
Jan. 21 program features music to be presented at Savannah conference
Sandy Creek High School and Fayette County High
School will present a joint choral program at Sams
Auditorium Thursday, Jan. 21, at 7:30 p.m.
Peeples hosting 'Dads and Doughnuts' Friday
- Peeples Elementary School will host a "Dads and
Doughnuts" breakfast Friday, Jan. 15, from 7:45-8:30 a.m. in
the school cafeteria. This is an opportunity for fathers and
their children who are students at Peeples to begin their day
together and for the dads to get a little flavor of what
their children's school life is like.
Workshops offered for area thespians
- Offshoot Productions begins its winter series of acting
workshops with "Making Characters Come Alive," set for Jan. 17, from
2:30-5:30 p.m. at The Gathering Place in Peachtree City.
Robot Rally at SciTrek Jan. 30
- SciTrek, the Science & Technology Museum of Atlanta, will be hosting the third annual
Robot Rally Jan. 30 from 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
It's Tea Time!
- The David L. Harris Jr. Foundation Inc. will host the
4th annual Teddy Bear Tea Party on Saturday, Feb. 6, at
The Gathering Place in Peachtree City.
Free thyroid screenings set
- Thyroid disease affects between six and eight million Americans;
as many as four million remain undiagnosed and untreated because
of the condition's slow onset and insidious symptoms.
Veterans: keep copy of DD 214 at court house
- The most important document for veterans applying for
federal or state veterans benefits is their military discharge form DD
214, which they were issued when they left military service.
YMCA offers tips for turning resolutions into reality
- According to Pam Young, branch executive of the Fayette Family YMCA, a
recent study revealed that only 10 percent of
Americans keep the New Year's resolutions for a whole year. To help ensure a better
success rate, she has offered the following tips: