transit to roll into Fayette June 1
- For the first time in recent history, Fayette County
is about to be served by mass transit.
No tax hike?
- Fayette County commissioners are digging into a proposed
$48.6 million budget for fiscal year 2000 that would hold the line on
tax rates with no increase anticipated.
J.C. Booth takes 4th national science title
- J.C. Booth Middle School's science Olympians were welcomed
home to Peachtree City Sunday night with a police escort, and a fire
hose salute after capturing first place for the fourth consecutive year
in the 15th annual National Science Olympiad Tournament in Chicago.
Planners set vote on 163 homes proposed at 314, New Hope Rd.
- Now that Fayette Pavilion's third phase is being developed
in large retail stores, Fayetteville's plan for the west side of Ga.
Highway 314 has to change, says developer Bob Rolader.
City planners taking closer look at hospital area
- An explosion of professional office development around
Fayette Community Hospital, long predicted but slow in coming, is suddenly
bearing down on city of Fayetteville officials like an oncoming freight
County honors 911 operators who helped solve carjacking
- Fayette County officials last week spent some time basking
in the afterglow of a hostage situation in which everything went right
and lives were saved.
City seeking a way out for pair trapped by progress
- When Mr. and Mrs. H. Emory Holbrook moved into their
home on Sandy Creek Road in 1986, they thought it would be the last
time they would have to move.
Commissioners to name impact fee committee next week
- It's not too late to throw your hat into the ring for
appointment to a task force to study impact fees in Fayette.
County, cities ready with joint service agreements
- Governments of Fayette's cities, the county and
the Board of Education are ready to submit a joint service delivery
strategy to the state Department of Community Affairs.
Thomas wins round in battle for phase 3 sewer
- A stumbling block to construction of phase three of Fayette
Pavilion shopping center may be removed soon.
Ground breaking set for county water plant
- Fayette County officials will break ground today for
a $12.3 million water treatment plant at 880 Antioch Road.
Summer school registration under way
- Early registration for middle and high school summer
school classes is now open until June 4 at local schools. The regular
registration date for elementary, middle and high school students is
Students finding best part of day is after bell rings
- For about 1,250 Fayette County Public School children,
the dismissal bell signals the start of their favorite time of day the
after school program.
Only 1 suspect remains free in SUV murder case
- All but one of the suspects law officers believe were
involved in the drug-related murder of a man found March 30 in north
Fayette County in a burned sport utility vehicle are in custody, and
the lone holdout has apparently fled the country, according to authorities.
Collins calls for end to Balkan bombing
- Fayette County's representative in Congress is calling
on President Bill Clinton to stop bombing Yugoslavia.
Drug arrest nets four charges
- A Riverdale man has pled guilty on four counts relating
to a 1996 drug arrest.
Health department to offer vaccine for lyme disease
- The Fayette County Health Department is expecting its
first shipment of LYMErix to arrive sometime during the week of May
17. LYMErix is the vaccine developed by SmithKline Beecham to immunize
against lyme disease.
Safety concerns continue to occupy school board
- In the wake of the Littleton, Colo. tragedy of last month,
safety issues continue to occupy the Fayette County Board of Education.
After-school program now receiving students
- The Fayette County Schools After School Programs are
now accepting student applications for the 1999-2000 school year.
Fayette students outshine state on grad test scores
County students have surpassed the state average in all areas of the
Georgia High School Graduation Test, according to scores released by
Dr. John DeCotis, county school superintendent.
philosophies betray moral beliefs
By DAVE HAMRICK
Sometimes it's useful
to take a step back from the argument of the day and look at basic philosophies.
loss is Clayton's gain
LEE N. HOWELL
That could just
as well have been the headline over the stories I recently read about
John Boothby, an old friend of mine who left his job as executive director
of the Fayette County Development Authority to take a similar position
with the city of Forest Park.
By BILLY MURPHY
Letters From Our Readers
I used to work. I mean really work.
mayor waffling on buildout population, sewer system growth
The recent op-ed
column by Cal Beverly was timely, perceptive and to-the-point.
solution for firing range proximity to McCurry
Resolution of Brendan
Wilson's complaint about the proximity of the firing range and the other
facilities in the McCurry Park area is simple.
vehicles stop for pedestrians
Earlier this month,
a Booth Middle School student was hit by an auto while crossing Peachtree
Parkway. Last week, in another area, two girls were struck by a vehicle
attempting to avoid colliding with a school bus.
military: You don't miss what you had 'til it's gone
Thank you, [Rep.]
Mac Collins, for keeping your constituents informed as to what is going
on in Congress. I may not always agree with how you vote on every issue,
but wholeheartedly agree with you on the support you have given the
military and the support you have given to the people who defend our
of Fayetteville' could use better taste in pizza
I've been down here
for three and a half years now and it's time to go back to civilization.
I've decided to return to the mid-Hudson Valley in New York for a number
of reasons. I'd like to share them with your readers in the hopes that
some eyes will be opened, seeing as you are in the process of unbridled
growth and doing nothing effective to slow it down.
of life in U.S. has declined
The reports of the
killings at the school in Colorado are a sad reflection on the declining
value of a life in the U.S.A. Many reports question what would make
young people do this. The influence of the violence in music, movies
and video games have been suggested as the possible reason. In recent
years the focus on death these types of entertainment have taken are
undermining the efforts of many parents to instill a respect for life
in their children.
Driscoll's Strawberries in Lemon-Lavender
Dock your hunger at Red Lobster
- After spending four days on the Gulf Coast recently,
I still had the taste for fresh seafood assaulting my tastebuds.
- Ripe and ready
Strawberries they're red, ripe and ready for picking.
Travel & Leisure
north Georgia parks spruced up
Parks and Resorts has completed a $2 million renovation program
at three resorts at North Georgia state parks.
camp options for parents and children
It is almost
time for summer vacation for school children all over the country.
Forge offers big fun for summer travelers
want to add big fun to their summertime travels will find exactly
what they're looking for in Pigeon Forge, one of the nation's top
A & P Closing
- Within two weeks, the bones should be picked clean and
the corpse of one of Peachtree City's oldest grocery stores should be
laid to rest.
Griffin Financial Services
- Michael Glynn is a new loan officer with the Fayetteville
office of Griffin Financial Services.
- Honda safety
More than 1 million children are killed or injured each year in preventable
traffic, household and recreational accidents.
on, Christians! Let's march together this Saturday!
will march for Jesus Saturday, May 22, provided he doesn't come between
now and then. The march will bring together, under the banner of Jesus
Christ, the wide diversity known as the Christian church. You will
see Baptists and Catholics marching shoulder to shoulder. You will
see liturgical church members marching in rank with Pentecostal church
members. That's why it's so exciting. All of us folks marching to
the beat of the same drummer.
for Jesus in F'ville this Saturday
say the May 22 March for Jesus in Fayetteville will take place "rain
or shine." Already more than 30 churches on Atlanta's southside
plan to participate in the march
celebrates his 25th anniversary of his ordination
John Hatcher, pastor of River's Edge Community Church, was honored
by the congregation recently on the 25th anniversary of his ordination.
Weekend at First Baptist
Renee Coates Scheidt
will be the featured guest speaker when ladies of the Fayetteville
First Baptist church gather at the church for two days of testimony,
discussion and refreshments.
1st Presbyterian celebrates 30th anniversary
Sunday, June 6
will be a special day for members of the First Presbyterian Church
of Peachtree City. The church will be celebrating both the 30th anniversary
of its senior pastor, Dr. Donald W. Smith, and its own affiliation
with the Presbyterian denomination.
When he was 11 years old, his dad bought
him his first real boat, an
- 11-foot catboat. It was very old, in bad
shape, but it sailed.
I have just returned from an
exciting trip to Brazil in which I enjoyed Sao Paulo, the fourth largest
city in the world, Santo Andre, a city of 200,000 people just 20 miles
from Sao Paulo, where I lived for a week, and Americana, also a city
of 200,000 people.
scene comes to Fayette County
- The Stars on the Southern Crescent
Coffee House returns this Saturday at National Heights Baptist Church.
Crescent Symphony to perform famous operetta
- The Southern Crescent Symphony
Orchestra will present a concert version of Gilbert and Sullivan's comic
operetta "Trial by Jury" on Friday, May 21 at 8 p.m.
Community Theatre serves up comedy, murder, and dessert
This weekend, the Fayette Community
Theatre will present the comedy "Next Victim Please."
to serenade Ampitheater this weekend
The Webb, Stuckey
and Lindsey, Attorneys at Law, Summer Concert Series continues at the
Frederick Brown Jr. Ampitheater this weekend with music legend Judy
It's finally here.
The wait has seemed excruciatingly long and the hype has been piled
higher than a ton-ton's nostril. Today, "Star Wars: Episode I
The Phantom Menace" opens
Lakers add two more to team
A.C. McCullers, new head coach
of the Lady Laker basketball team at Clayton
and State University, announced his first two signees, Chelle Warren
and Sequicia Lowe, to the program last week.
Peachtree City chiropractor has married his vocation and his avocation
in a way that has given birth to the realization of a dream.
triathletes going for the glory
It begins with a rampant swim
as hundreds of competitiors dive in, swimming, grasping and clutching
towards the finish. The finish of the swimming event is merely the
beginning of a bike race, where the top half of the body gets a
few moments of relaxation as the legs pedal and pump for all they
Soccer Club has hired Brian Kohen as the new director of coaching.
He comes to Lightning after six years as the director of coaching
at the Centerville Soccer Club in Ohio.
races to second consecutive top finish
of Fayetteville won his second consecutive race at Rome International
Speedway Saturday. Williams drives in the Super Late Models Championship
division. He won the previous week when Granger Howell was disqualified
for not participating in a post race inspection.