- F'ville to get a new 'uptown'?
- An ambitious development plan that includes 203 homes plus offices, shops, a hotel
and parks near downtown Fayetteville received tentative City Council approval Monday.
- BOE settles for scaled-down stadium for Starr's Mill
Hardy volunteers train to 'eat smoke,' fight
fires, save lives
- Why would anyone take a job with hours that go beyond "irregular" to "unpredictable"? A job that
may require jumping out of a warm, dry bed to spend the rest of the night on a wet highway, drenched by
spray from passing trucks?
Wanted: volunteers to fight fires in PTC
Accreditation means better fire department, lower
New $12M water plant on tap
- Fayette County's water department hopes to have an additional six million gallons of
water flowing daily into south Fayette homes soon.
PTC agrees to talk with Senoia about providing sewer
County buys water tank site for south side; still studying alternatives for tank in north
- Plans to meet future water needs in south Fayette are moving forward,
but plans for a new water tank on the north side are on hold.
Purse snatching case goes to trial today
- A single bench trial set for today makes up the entire
week's schedule for Superior Court in Fayette County.
Offices + 163 homes at 314, New Hope?
- A concept plan that shows a 17-acre office/industrial park at the entrance to a
163-home subdivision on the west side of Ga.
Highway 314 at New Hope Road is "too
preliminary," said Bob Rolader, agent for S&R Properties.
Giant surplus auction is set
- All five local cities, the county and the Board of Education
are combining their surplus supplies and equipment for an auction
so huge it will be spread between two locations.
Coke bottle orders delayed
- If you ordered a commemorative Coke bottle from the town
of Brooks, expect a delay in receiving it.
Collins casts favorable vote, calls 2000 budget 'historic'
- U.S. Rep. Mac Collins, R-Hampton, voted in favor of
an historic budget agreement last week that he said will
save Social Security, hold the line on federal spending and
Church gets zoning OK for new home
- The Church of Christ of Fayette County can now begin the process of building its
Antique piano to set musical tone for Hollingsworth House
- Volunteers working to restore the historic Hollingsworth
House in Fayetteville are hoping the latest donation to that effort will
set just the right tone.
Council approves one Photocircuits variance, sends another for review
- After nearly two hours of debate, the City Council of Peachtree City decided to vote
on one of the two controversial Photocircuits variances up for approval at last
Thursday's regular meeting.
Commission eyes Wieland's Woodcreek addition
- Residents of 200-home Woodcreek subdivision on Redwine Road are all
for developer John Wieland's plan to add 77.5 acres and 40 homes to their
Edwards settling into his new role on Superior Court bench
- As many have already discovered, Superior Court in the Griffin Judicial
Circuit has more of a Fayette County flavor as of the first of the year.
Fire Department Accreditation
- Peachtree City Fire Department's current volunteer recruitment drive has two goals: lower fire
insurance premiums for residents, and national accreditation.
How to volunteer
- The message Peachtree City Fire Department operations officer Ed Eiswerth wants to get out is
this: All we need is you.
Board of Education prepares budget
- A draft of the proposed 1999 budget for the Fayette County
School System should be ready by mid May, according to Jim Stephens,
finance director for the school system.
Crime victims' symposium is set
- Fayette area law enforcement agencies are offering crime victims a chance to air
Letters From Our Readers
I'm still hoping all will end well, but...
- The president will get his requested $6 billion in emergency military spending
increase... maybe even more.
Spamming the globe . . .
- Now that Clayton the hairless mole has dug himself out of the pollen and didn't see his shadow, we can all breath a little easier that the spring drought
Needed: history lesson on Holocaust, Kosovo
- A recent letter writer ("Civil war argument is the least
convincing," April 14) compared the situation in Kosovo and our reasons
for becoming involved to WWII and the Holocaust.
Another history lesson: It was Reagan who freed E. Germany
- Please allow me the courtesy of replying to the comment by
Dr. Gunther Ruckl concerning Kosovo in your Wednesday, April 14
NATO's charter requires it to stop Serbian attempts at genocide
- I feel that I must respond to some of the rather
more appallingly ignorant references to the American Civil War and
the present crisis in Kososvo.
Thanks for help with PTC Elem. Garden Tour info
- Thank you so much for including the information about the
Garden Tour for Peachtree City Elementary. We have already
received many calls from the news article.
Schools definitely should teach values
- Re: a March 31 letter entitled "Fayette
Curriculum: Is it "character training" or
Schools need to explain 'scary' teaching method
- In regard to the ITI curriculum, Ron and Chris Baran,
John DeCotis, etc.: I am a parent of children at both Booth
Middle School and McIntosh High School.
Bonds are better than sales tax for county projects
- The gradual obsolescence of old facilities combined with the
growing demands of an expanding population mean that, at one
point or another, counties such as Fayette face the need to build
newer and bigger facilities.
Schools should teach academics, not manners
- In 1990 one of our sons took a two week trip to France.
While in France he had the opportunity to attend school for one
week. Upon his return to Fayette we asked our son what the
French schools were like.
Photocircuits should divulge what chemicals it stores at PTC plant
- Recent letters to the editor of this newspaper have
accused Photocircuits in Peachtree City of being a potential hazard to
the safety of the city's residents.
Reading positive better than talking it
- While visiting your office today, I noticed a jar on
General [Manager Jack] Wheeler's desk and it was labeled "positive
pills." I appreciate the need for "positive pills." Dr. Norman
Vincent Peale said, "People who try to think positive have to work
much harder at being positive than those who just allow themselves
to think negative thoughts."
New local bank is coming to town
Fayette County residents who pine for the old days of
locally-controlled banks may soon have their wish granted.
Let's come together for National Day of Prayer and March for Jesus
It was a summer Saturday afternoon in south Florida. A
twin engine plane took off from a nearby airport. Engine
problems developed and the plane crashed into our Baptist
church's preschool building.
State home schooling conference set for April 23-24
Fayette County residents who home school their
children are expected to be among a statewide gathering of parents
for the Georgia Home Education Association's (GHEA)
13th annual Conference and Curriculum Fair this weekend.
PTC priest helps church relocate in Milledgeville
Father Mark Johnson, Curate at Peachtree City's Christ the
King Charismatic Episcopal Church, is assisting a Milledgeville church
in its efforts to relocate to the downtown area.
Fairburn's St. John AME to celebrate Lay Day April 25
St. John A.M. E. Church in Fairburn will have its
third annual Lay Day Celebration Sunday, April 25 at the 8
and 11 a.m. services.
Golf tourney set
A golf tournament sponsored by National Heights Baptist Church
is scheduled for Saturday, May 1 at the Links Golf
Course. Starting time is 9 a.m. rain or shine.
Oasis group offers help for addiction sufferers
Fayette countians suffering from various addictions are invited to join
the Oasis Group, a new ministry of Fayetteville First
Tyrone-based Operation Mobilization provides help to Kosovo refugees
Operation Mobilization (OM), an international Christian mission
agency with its US office in Tyrone, is working directly
with Kosovo refugees in Albania, providing relief supplies
Body of Christ Church sets healing conference
The Body of Christ Christian Church in Fayetteville
will host a "Miracle and Healing Conference" Sunday
through Tuesday, May 2-4 at the church. Special guest speaker will
be Evangelist Tim Story of Hollywood, Cal.
Single parent day May 8
Single parent families in the Fayette County area
are invited to share a day of fun and encouragement
by attending Single Parents Saturday at Fayetteville
First Baptist Church on Saturday, May 8 from 9 a.m. until
Wheelchair drive planned
Next month, Fayette and Coweta residents and businesses will have
an opportunity to participate in an upcoming
wheelchair drive which will help provide wheelchairs to people in
need around the world.
Rejoice with us: The cats are gone.
Science Olympiad Teams headed for Chicago
Science students at three Fayette County schools
are fine-tuning their trajectory calibrations in preparation
for next month's National Science Olympiad to be held in
Georgia Youth Ballet springs into an exciting year of performance and class
The Georgia Youth Ballet Company, under the direction
of Magdalena Maury, is preparing for an exciting spring
Georgia Renaissance Festival makes it's return
They wear earth toned shaded clothes, speak a weird dialect
and hawk their wares to all passersby. If you see these people, you
aren't walking the streets of New York City, you are at the Georgia
Tigers tie Upson-Lee Knights finish season in second
It was the final soccer game of the regular season for both
the Fayette County Tigers and the Upson-Lee Knights.
Locals have gloves and hearts of gold
It is a tight knit group that gathers at Mike Gaddy's house
every week. They work out, lift weights and spar in a boxing ring.
They are training for the Golden Glove fights, and they are training
Diamonds qualify for softball World Series
The Southside Diamonds, a select softball team, recently
traveled to Woodstock,Ga for The Foothills tournament, an
ISA National Qualifier.
Tigers win season finale
Before an enormous crowd and with the heat of the biggest
rivalry in the county between them, the Fayette County Tigers and
the McIntosh Chiefs baseball teams battled for first place in the
sub-region on Friday.
Walk into the Old West at Texas Roadhouse
The South Metro area is virtually exploding with new
restaurants. One of the new "Restaurant Rows" in the area is along
busy Ga. Highway 34 in Newnan near Interstate 85.
Area's best cuisine highlights GrandStand '99 extravaganza
Hotdogs, beer and peanuts will give way to pork tenderloins,
wine and blueberry pound cake at Turner Field this weekend,
when GrandStand '99 takes over the home of the Braves for a
two-day food and fitness extravaganza.
Nick's has something tasty for everyone
Nick Boris wants his restaurant to be known as the place
in town where patrons can get "real food" and lots of
Some pecan recipes to tempt your tastebuds