- Board of Ed. rescinds Starr's Mill stadium funding
- The proposed $6 million refinancing and construction package which
includes the Starr's Mill High School stadium lies in limbo today, while school board
attorneys investigate the legality of the proposed financing plan.
Plan for 110 acres could set tone for Fayetteville's Main Street
- Fayetteville officials envision a hotel with conference facilities, shops, an
office park, dozens of homes and a park on 110 acres just off the Courthouse
Square on Ga. Highway 54 west.
Boothby: Top prospects put off by lack of support
- Lack of support for economic development efforts by the Fayette County
Commission is working directly against the interests of the county, said a
frustrated John Boothby.
County Commission wants proof new industry is desirable
- Why keep working to attract new industry to Fayette County when the
unemployment rate is less than 2 percent?
F'ville says Barnes & Noble talks going well
- Fayetteville officials, Concordia Partners and Piedmont Properties appear
to be closing in on an agreement that will bring a 40,000-sq. ft. Barnes and
Noble Shopping Center at Pine Trail Road and Ga. Highway 85.
Commission now looking into adding on instead of new jail
- Fayette County officials now have two sets of conceptual plans for a new jail and
judicial complex, but they want yet another.
Schlotsky's plan on agenda Tuesday
- Schlotsky's Deli is the latest proposed occupant of property next door to Picadilly
Cafeteria at Banks Road and Ga. Highway 85.
- The Fayette County Sheriff's Department is investigating the theft of a stereo system from
Fayette Presbyterian Church on Ga. Highway 92 on Feb. 7, and several other thefts and burglaries, according
Environmental suit will affect road-building in Fayette area
- Well, they went and done it. The treehuggers have taken on the feds.
Fayette several times reached highest metro ozone levels
Several local roads named in suit
- The "Lady in Blue" is just one of three of her type still flying, and she had to wait about 10 years to
join that elite group.
Tyrone delays vote on Adams empty-nester development
- Tyrone residents hoping to find out the fate of an
empty-nesters community will have to wait until at least Mar. 18.
Centenarian to have her day next week
- Golda Williams, who turns 100 next week, offers only one simple piece of advice
for those who want to live that long: "Keep
on living," she chuckles.
Stricter codes for older homes on PTC Council
- The Peachtree City Council will consider adoption of
housing codes for older structures at its regular meeting Thursday at 7
p.m. at City Hall.
Letters From Our Readers
Political fixes for education don't add up
- I was the best of students and the worst of students... about as average as you can get.
Things to do while waiting in line . . .
- Have you noticed a sudden lengthening of wait time in lines as I have?
House passes several family- friendly bills
State Rep. Lynn Westmoreland
- Several family-friendly bills were passed over the last several weeks. One was
an effort to encourage civic responsibility and literacy among our young people by
allowing a child under the age of 17 to accompany his or her parent into the voting booth.
Some perspective on PTC police controversy
- A few years ago my secretary's 14-year-old son, Richard, was
playing video games with some friends at an arcade in the Omni in
downtown Atlanta. Suddenly, a gang of teenage boys came up and
grabbed his wallet and ran off.
Starr's Mill student: Stop whining about school inadequacies
- I'm a student at Starr's Mill, and I'm writing this letter in
response to all of the complaints printed about Starr's Mill not
deserving their own high quality stadium.
Taxpayer: Consolidate all high schools into one
- Over the past few weeks, I have read comments from parents
about the athletic facilities at McIntosh and Starr's Mill high schools
in Fayette county.
After Williams' episode, county needs in-house attorney
- I have followed the case of Lee's Mill Road property
and the county's work in taking it from Dave Williams and
Suicide and Ritalin: Is there connection?
- Teen suicide is a horrible tragedy and a community issue. One
of the areas that must be examined in addressing youth suicide
is drugs, in this case the "harmless and helpful" behavior
modification drugs like Ritalin.
Math task force comes up with plans
- We, as members of the Math Task Force and as parent
representatives of those who felt our math curriculum needed immediate
improvement, want to publicly thank and praise the teachers and
administrators who came to the Task Force to tackle some challenging
'To pester and annoy'?
- Ben Gregg's letter (The Citizen, Feb. 10) states the solid
truth. Peachtree City police have become a problem to the citizens
of Peachtree City.
Ten Tips for Finding the Right Speaker
Selecting the right speaker is one of the most important elements in
a successful meeting.
New chairman outlines Chamber plans
Incoming chairman of the Fayette County Chamber of Commerce, Michael
Whiteside officially marked the beginning of the
new year for the chamber by addressing the group at its annual meeting late last month.
Local dentist to address convention
Fayetteville dentist James Dougherty was named recently
to a leadership position with the 1999 Thomas Hinman Dental
Meeting in Atlanta this March.
Finance pro to release county economic report to builders
Neil Wedewer, senior vice president/real
estate finance of SunTrust Bank, will give his
annual "Economic Forecast of the Midwest Georgia
Region" at the Home Builders Association of
Midwest Georgia's February meeting.
Free tax assistance offered by Clayton College officials
For the 17th consecutive year, Clayton College &
State University School of Business faculty and students, in
cooperation with the Internal Revenue Service, will take part in
the VITA -Volunteer Income Tax Assistance- program
offering free tax assistance to the campus and the community.
Bring back the Jesus method
The church has only itself to thank for its "bear" pews
because it's definitely a bear market for most churches. Now, isn't it
a tragedy that when I say, "most" churches, that I am right.
The meaning behind Lent From "The Messenger" of National Heights Baptist Church:
From early Christian times the significance of Easter has been
underscored by the importance of the liturgical season leading up to it. This
has come to be called Lent (from the Anglo-Saxon word "lencten"
"to lengthen"), because at this time of
year the days begin to lengthen noticeably.
Jesus video update corner
Lady Chiefs are regional champs
Lady Tigers and Lady Indians going to the dance, too
Tigers open season with wins
The Fayette County High boys soccer team opened up the
1999 season with a preseason jamboree at Woodward Academy
on Friday night and a game against Collins Hill at home on
Flat Rock wrestlers pin a big finish on a super season
The Flat Rock Middle School wrestling team recently
finished a successful season. The team took fourth place at the
Junior Chattahoochee wrestling tournament, finishing with five
Laker boys and girls outlast USCS
The Clayton College and State University women's
basketball team set or tied four different records in a 68-61 win over
USC-Spartanburg on Saturday night.
Sheppard is let go by Hawks
Jeff Sheppard has been waived by the Atlanta Hawks.
The McIntosh Super Skills clinic returns
The second annual McIntosh super skills clinic returns on
Saturday, Feb. 27 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m..
Local players honored by Atlanta Tipoff Club
Kelli Hogan of the McIntosh Lady Chiefs, Jessica Pritchett
of the Fayette County Lady Tigers and L.T. Lockett of the
Sandy Creek Patriots were named Atlanta Tipoff Club Metro
Atlanta Prep Player honorees for the month of February.
Chiefs in Top 10 with a state champ, Panthers nab fifth place
Both the McIntosh and the Starr's Mill wrestling teams
finished where they expected to in their respective state meets
THE HOUSE GUESTS
Poor ol' Peaches didn't deserve this vexation in his dotage. Not enough
that he's deaf and has that shriveled, unsteady look the elderly
Clayton College & State U. hosts open house
- High school students and their parents will have a chance to find out about
academics, college life, notebook computers and
scholarships at a series of Open Houses on the Morrow campus of Clayton College & State
Cycle show this weekend
The ninth annual Cycle World International Motorcycle
Show presented by Toyota Trucks will be at the Georgia
International Convention Center Feb. 19-21.
Brain Compatible Learning
- The word "failure" is not in Debbie Wheat's vocabulary.
Calling fans of Dr. Seuss
The Fayette County Public Library will participate in the
National Dr. Seuss Day Read-A-Thon March 2 from 9 a.m. to
Luncheon, fashion show Sunday
"Simple Abundance," a luncheon and
fashion show to benefit Hope House, a ministry of Southwest Christian Hospice, will
Sunday, Feb. 21. It will be at the Atlanta Airport
Hilton from 12:30-3:30 p.m.
'Tis the season to order...the fertilizer?
The annual fertilizer sale sponsored by the men of the
Peachtree City United Methodist Church is under way. Volunteers will
be canvassing area neighborhoods through Feb. 21. Deliveries
will be made Feb. 27 and March 6.
Fayette AHA asks us to 'Have-A-Heart'
- Businesses throughout the area are participating in
the Fayette County American Heart Association's annual
Lots to do at the library
- The Fayette County Public Library and The Friends of The Fayette
County Public Library recently sponsored a brunch as a way of thanking the
library's staff and volunteers.
Microfilm at library
- The Fayette County Public Library recently added to its microfilm collection
by adding 1,027 rolls containing federal census records for all Georgia
counties during the years 1820 to 1920.
Stars on the Southern Crescent coffeehouse offers tales and tunes
- Stars on the Southern Crescent, the southside
coffee house, resumes operations at National Heights
Baptist Church in Fayetteville Saturday, Feb. 27 . On the bill
are Atlanta storyteller Connie Dodge and the Voice of
the Southland Band, with additional entertainment to be
Winning Science Fair projects cover spectrum
- The Fayette County Science Fair Awards were issued recently
to middle and high school students competing at a county-wide level.
Scouting for Food concludes Saturday
- The annual Scouting for Food Land Rush, a collaborative effort of Kroger and hundreds
of Fayette and Coweta Boy Scouts to restock local food pantries, will conclude this
Saturday, Feb. 20.
- The correct spelling of the word "cumbersome" clinched the
Fayette County Spelling Bee for Mohua Basu, a seventh
grader from J.C. Booth Middle School.
International sound at Spivey
Record crowd at talent show
- A record crowd gathered last week to watch some of
the county's best young performers at the annual Kiwanis Talent
Show at Starr's Mill High School.
Take measures to prepare for severe weather
- Next week is "Severe Weather Awareness Week," says
Capt. Pete Nelms of the Fayette County Department of Fire and
New Creations Bulk Foods
At last! Fayette foodies sigh contentedly. There's a place
to buy natural and organic foods in bulk without trekking all
over. And it's only a few minutes west of Peachtree City on Ga.
On the Plate
In the past few months, the restaurant scene has virtually
exploded in Fayette County. New eateries are opening virtually
every month and the scene is becoming more varied with an
infusion of ethnic restaurants joining the fray.
Georgia Pecan Salad recipes