The Fayette Citizen-Special Sections
Wednesday, January 20, 1999


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 Department.

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 Department.

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 the request.


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'
Laugh Lines

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.

Letters From Our Readers

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 shopping center.

So The Mews would bring 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. R.E. Lee
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 "General Lee."

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 campus.


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 productivity?

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 Associates.

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

Religion Briefs

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 in Fayetteville.

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.

Wyatt, Cox
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.

Sports Calendar

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.

Military Briefs

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 Science Challenges."

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 participating.


Dining Guide

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.