- Starr's Mill to get stadium, but field house must wait
- Starr's Mill High School likely will get a stadium but will have to wait for
a field house, Fayette County school officials suggested during a board of
education work session Tuesday morning.
Bost, Dunn to seniors: Trust us
- Fayette County commissioners Greg Dunn and Harold Bost walked into
the lion's den last week.
Seniors may lose transport service under new plan, says FSS director
- Fayette County seniors who use transportation provided by Fayette Senior
Services could see that service reduced under a new state plan, says FSS
director Andy Carden.
Legislator wants to revisit pay for county commission
- State Rep. Lynn Westmoreland doesn't want anybody to have
their salaries cut and is a little concerned about a mini-controversy that
erupted last week.
Cox notes fast pace, cooperative spirit in legislature
- Kathy Cox, R-Peachtree City, is "proud to be a Georgian" following her
first week as state representative from the 105th District.
Off again: Mews won't be on PTC Council agenda
- There are no plans to reopen discussion on a rezoning to
allow The Mews shopping area at Ga. Highway 54 and Walt Banks
Road at Thursday's Peachtree City Council meeting, says City
Manager Jim Basinger.
Fayetteville taps preferred natural gas provider
- Fayetteville residents who haven't signed up with a
natural gas supplier yet can take advantage of a special rate
negotiated by the city.
Commissioners grant temporary reprieve for auto salvage co.
- About two dozen workers at M&S Auto Parts, a salvage yard on Roberts Road just north of
Fayetteville, will keep their jobs while county
officials and company owners work to unravel a red tape dilemma.
Planners to look again at Lowe's plan
- A giant new Lowe's home improvement super store, on the drawing board for more than two
years, may be getting closer to reality.
Charges pending in Fayette's 1st fatal wreck of new year
- Charges are pending against a College Park man involved in
an accident which killed an 84-year-old Jonesboro man Jan. 14,
according to Maj. Wayne Hannah of the Fayette County Sheriff's
2 charged in F'ville burglary
- Two suspects have been charged with burglary in connection
with a break-in Jan. 8 at Advantage Mortgage on Huntingdon
Park Drive, according to reports from the Fayette County Sheriff's
Trammell to build homes in office zoning district
- Tim Trammell can go ahead with plans to build
six homes on 3.11 acres across Commerce Drive from Habersham Park following a close vote on
the Fayetteville City Council.
Watson vigil ends on sour note
- A candlelight vigil last Sunday night, marking the second anniversary of the disappearance
of Fayette resident Beverly Watson, ended on an ugly note, according to Fayette County
Sheriff's Department reports.
Adams 100 home, 20-acre plan on P&Z agenda again Tuesday
- Fayetteville planners and concerned residents
of the Beauregard Boulevard area will take another look at Bob Adams Homes' plan to put 100
senior citizen homes on 20 acres next week.
Commission retreat plans in place
- Fayette leaders will hammer out goals and a work program for
1999 during an annual retreat meeting Feb. 12 and 13 starting at 8 a.m.
Sams School seeks impact fee waiver
- Fayetteville City Council members want to be sure they
don't open Pandora's Box if they approve Joseph Sams School's
request for a waiver of impact fees, so they've delayed action on
Letters From Our Readers
Scorching the earth to save the world?
- Political attack dog James Carvill and his buddy, filthmonger Larry Flynt, are
doing their part to perpetuate the myth that the
Clinton trial is about sex.
Here's a little song called, 'Complaining'
- What we complain about says a lot about who we are as people. There's
that old saying, I complained about not having shoes until I met a man who
had no feet. We can definitely find someone who has it worse than ourselves.
City acting illogically and against long-term interest in nixing Mews
- I attended the Peachtree City Council meeting Jan. 7 when the
Mews shopping center was up for discussion, and I must confess I
believe the council will regret their decision in turning down an upscale
So The Mews would bring traffic...so what?
- The Mews is an upscale, important retail addition that is
much needed by our community.
Teenagers being denied rights in PTC
- Most parents are afraid to speak up because of possible retributions, but there is
strength in numbers.
Y2K doomsayers are part of problem
- It alternately saddens and annoys me when I read the
warnings of the Y2K doomsayers.
Booster responds to letter about Starr's Mill H.S.
- This letter is in response to Tom Dunn's letter. He had some
errors in it. I want to make sure that the misconceptions are cleared up.
It's time for board of education to build facilities, mend fences with citizens
- It's time to mend the fences and move on to the needs of the county.
If you're looking for character models, look to Gen.
- This month many Americans, especially Southerners, will
celebrate the birthday of one of the greatest Americans that ever lived. His
name, Robert Edward Lee. Of course he is known to most simply as
Rourke wrong about McIntosh athletic facilities
- I would like to respond to the recent letter by Bill Rourke
suggesting that athletic facilities were withheld from the Starr's
Mill complex to pay for improvements to the McIntosh High School
Kick off the new year with lots of new ideas
Do you want to begin the new year with a bang? Do
you want to get some new ideas on how to improve your
business? Need some ideas on how to cut costs and improve
New year offers time to plan for getting out of debt
- "This is the year I'm going to get out of
debt." "We just have to get in control of our money
this year." "I've got to make more than the
minimum payments on my credit cards."
Gas deregulation is off to a roaring start
With nearly 100,000 customers already making the switch from Atlanta Gas Light Company to
one of the Georgia Public Service Commission's approved marketers, gas deregulation in Georgia is
off to a record-breaking beginning.
Petrol prices plunge to lowest level in more than a decade
Fayette motorists travelling this weekend will be
paying nearly 15 cents less per gallon for regular unleaded
gasoline than they did in December of last year.
Poll shows Americans have mixed feelings about technology's impact
- Americans have conflicting feelings toward technology,
with most predicting it will be an equally positive and negative
force in the future. This and other similar findings are part of the
latest edition of The Shell Poll, a quarterly survey of Americans
conducted by Shell Oil Company by Peter D. Hart Research
Chamber ends first year in new digs
- The Fayette County Chamber of Commerce has ended its first full year in its new
headquarters, the 1825 county courthouse and is
making plans for its annual meeting to celebrate the year's accomplishments.
Rally to teach neighborhood prayer
Prayer will be used to prepare hearts for the March mailing of the
'Jesus' video to every home
Bob Tyler resigns as pastor of PTC Christian
The congregation of Peach-tree City Christian Church
was saddened to hear Sunday that their pastor of nearly 20
years, the Rev. Bob Tyler, has resigned.
'Perspectives' of world missions outlined
"Perspectives on the World Christian Movement," a
dynamic course that will help you understand God's plan for our
world and possibly your life, is being held Feb. 1 through May 10
Find 'exodus' from strongholds
How many of us have made New Year's resolutions that
have already failed? Wouldn't you rather be set free from
unwanted habits and behaviors?
Kidz Blitz returns to Fayette
Kidz Blitz is coming back to Fayette County Feb. 21 at 6
p.m. at Kenwood Christian Church.
Ladies' studies beginning
Braelinn Baptist Church in Peachtree City is
offering two ladies' Bible studies.
Mr. and Mrs. William Parkinson Wyatt of Fayetteville, and
Mr. and Mrs. Jay Thomas Tolar of Panama City, Fla., announce
the forthcoming marriage of their daughter Tracie Jean, to Tripp
Cox of Peachtree City.
Tsunami of wins for Chiefs
There was no home field advantage for Fayette County
or McIntosh Friday evening, when the two teams collided for the
first time this year at the Kedron Aquatic Center. Both teams
use the Aquatic Center as their practice and home facility.
Tigers tops this weekend
Friday night saw the Fayette County wrestling team take
on Perry High School and Cook County in a duals meet.
McIntosh duals prove to be tough for all
McIntosh played host to 14 other wrestling teams on
Saturday for the McIntosh Duals. Along with McIntosh were
two other top ranked AAAA squads; Harrison and Etowah.
In the Jan. 6 edition of The Citizen, there was an
incorrect statement in an article about sports in 1998. It was stated
that Starr's Mill did not field varsity soccer teams in 1998. Starr's
Mill did in fact field both a varsity and junior varsity boys team and
a varsity girls team.
'Get your programs, here!'
Now that the Falcons have made the Super Bowl, you
can have the game experience at home by ordering the official
Super Bowl program.
Among the pleasures of being a semi-quasi-sorta-public figure is a certain celebrity and access to a platform
from which to ask for help. (If you don't read the rest of this, at least check the appeals at the end.)
Spivey Hall to host acclaimed pianist, soloist
ß Internationally acclaimed pianist Evgeny
Kissin will perform an all-Chopin program at Spivey Hall Feb. 2 at 8:15 p.m.
Spivey Hall is located on the campus of Clayton College & State
University in Morrow.
'What Doesn't Kill Me...' set to premiere Jan. 29
The cast and crew of Offshoot Productions' winter
presentation of "What Doesn't Kill Me..." are gearing up for
the Jan. 29 opening at the Fayetteville Depot.
Chili heats up a rainy day
It was billed as a chili "cook-off," but
somehow everybody had such a good time, they never
got around to a judging.
'Shine a lucrative Fayette business
Fayette County has the dubious distinction of having led the state a time or two in the
production of moonshine. The time period generally
runs from the 1930s to the mid- l960s.
Popular author delivers as writer, speaker
Author Terry Kay met some old friends and made some new ones
during his book-signing stop in Peachtree City last week.
Need for blood urgent: you can give on Jan. 27
The American Red Cross will be having a blood drive
Wednesday, Jan. 27, from 2-7 p.m. at The Gathering Place, 203
McIntosh Trail, Peachtree City.
Oak Grove Elementary site of 'Mr. Wizard's Science Challenges'
On Jan. 22, the mysteries of science will be explored at
Oak Grove Elementary when ECA Educational Services, in
conjunction with the Mr. Wizard Studios, presents "Mr. Wizard's
Blood drive set for Jan. 21
In conjunction with LifeSouth Community Blood
Centers (Georgia Division), the Fayette Crisis Pregnancy Center will
host a Blood Drive Jan. 21. Donors will receive a free gift for
A Taste of the Old World in Fayette
One of the great joys in travelling in Europe is
wandering through the historic streets and stumbling across a cute little
cafe. A cup of cappucino and a slice of thick hearty bread is all you
need to sustain you as you watch the colorful drama on the streets.
The Rosemary Cafe has new look, new menu
The Rosemary Cafe will be welcoming patrons back
today after two weeks of extensive renovations, giving the restaurant
a fresh new look.