The Fayette Citizen-Special Sections
Friday, March 26, 1999


Watson speaks out
In a voice cracking with emotion, Jim Watson told reporters Wednesday he was "devastated" by the news that his wife's skeletal remains had been found in south Fulton County.

Hotel/Motel Tax
Both the Development Authority of Peachtree City and the Peachtree City Airport Authority told the City Council last weekend that current appropriations from the city's hotel-motel tax are important for the authorities' programs and operations.

Plans for new jail
Fayette County Commissioners, meeting Tuesday with the Peachtree City Council, asked for and received support from the council on building a new county jail in Fayetteville to replace the current overcrowded facility.

Library with the latest technology
If you've wondered why the Peachtree City Library has been closed until 11 a.m. on Wednesdays, it's because the staff is getting more training to help patrons with the latest technology at the facility.

Police news
Peachtree City police arrested a 32-year-old Peachtree City man after receiving a report March 20 on a suspicious person behind the NOAA Weather Center on Falcon Drive, reports show.

News from a council meeting
A Masonic Lodge for the Whitlock Place commercial subdivision has been approved by the Peachtree City Council, but a zoning text amendment to allow private clubs was not extended beyond that use.

Recreation plans discussed
Recreation needs for Peachtree City are changing as its populace ages, but a full-service plan for meeting leisure needs over the next five years will cost more than $7 million, the City Council learned at its annual retreat.

Decreasing pupil-teacher ratio could cost $8 million
While the Vision 2020 plan recently endorsed by the Coweta County Board of Education calls for lowering the pupil-teacher ratio, Superintendent of Education Richard Brooks believes the costs are far too much for the system to absorb all at one time.

County goes to lottery for pre-K classes
For the first time, parents of students looking to get in pre-kindergarten class will have to rely on luck this year.

Two new principals named
It was musical chairs recently at the Coweta County School System.

Charter acquires Helicon for $550 million
Charter Communications, which is one of Coweta County's largest cable companies, announced plans this week to acquire Helicon Cable Communications.

Watson devastated over news that wife's remains are found
In a voice cracking with emotion, Jim Watson told reporters Wednesday he was "devastated" by the news that his wife's skeletal remains had been found in south Fulton County.

Galleries offer something for everyone
Just down Ga. Highway 74 in Peachtree City lies a virtual treasure trove for shoppers.

News from the joint meeting
Peachtree City Council members agree that the county's old Kelly Drive Water Treatment Plant site is an eyesore and should be sold or leased to the city for recreation land, council member Annie McMenamin said Tuesday at a joint meeting of the council with the Fayette County Commission.

Extending TDK Boulevard
Peachtree City and Coweta County are moving ahead at a "governmental pace" toward extending TDK Boulevard into Coweta County, Mayor Bob Lenox told the Fayette County Commission Tuesday.


Barnes brings Ga. GOALS
Governor Roy Barnes introduced the Georgia On-Line Automated License Sales(GOALS) system recently.

Old rivals to meet again
Fayette County and McIntosh have squared off a number of times this school year in several different sports, but it is when the soccer teams battle that the competition reaches a fever pitch.

"Scout About" has lawnmower races at AMS
When the Flint River Council of Boy Scouts of America holds their annual "Scout About" this Saturday at Atlanta Motor Speedway, a strangely fascinating form of racing will be taking place.

Recapping Tuesday nights soccer battles
The Newnan Lady Cougars faced Lovejoy on Friday night and defeated them 6-1. T

Ranking the region