The Fayette Citizen-Special Sections
Friday, May 21, 1999


Development at Hwy. 54/Walt Banks could be just around the corner
Commercial interest in the corner of Ga. Highway 54 and Walt Banks Road has not waned, although the task force assigned to help find a suitable route for its development is no more.

Man badly hurt in one-car wreck
A one-car accident over the weekend has left its lone occupant in critical condition at an Atlanta hospital.

Rediscovering the aroma of worship: Church, and Heaven, have a smell
A Column by Father David Epps

Lt. Governor Taylor Appoints Senator Hecht to Serve on Code Revision Commission
Lieutenant Governor Mark Taylor has appointed Senator Greg Hecht of the 34th District to serve as a member of the Code Revision Commission.

Avenue retail center plans are moving along
Although it is still a long way from completion, things are progressing smoothly for the developers of The Avenue, a shopping center planned for Ga. Highway 54 at City Circle, just west of Ga. Highway 74 in Peachtree City.

Author to present strategies for dealing with difficult kids
With children killing children, and the adults charged with their upbringing unable to recognize and head off the violence, the guidance of a professional counselor like Joyce Divinyi, M.S., may literally be life-saving.

Don Pablo's opens Monday
Don Pablo's Mexican Kitchen opens for lunch at 11 a.m. this Monday, after a delay of several weeks that caused many local residents to wonder what's going on.

Planning Commission to look at Line Creek Parkway
The agenda for Monday's scheduled Peachtree City Planning Commission meeting includes two items concerning the Line Creek Parkway project that were tabled at the last meeting.

Traffic light approved at Hwy. 54/Flat Creek
The City Council of Peachtree City has given the OK for city staff to finalize plans for a stop light at the intersection of Flat Creek Road and Ga. Highway 54, an area that is becoming more hazardous as the volume of traffic grows.

Senoia not on agenda at Water Authority retreat
A number of important topics are scheduled to be discussed Saturday at the Peachtree City Water and Sewerage Authority's annual retreat at the Wyndham Peachtree Conference Center, but possible sewer service to Senoia is not one of them.

School board refinances bonds, saves $2 million, builds stadium
The Fayette County Board of Education signed off Wednesday evening on a $56 million bond package which refinances a 1994 bond issue and raises $2 million through COPS (certificates of deposit) to build a stadium at Starr's Mill High School.

Elementary schools will not be combined
In a move that left a packed crowd cheering wildly, the Coweta County Board of Education decided not to combine the school populations of Newnan Crossing Elementary and White Oak Elementary.

Henry Bryant road
Residents from the Sargent community pleaded with the Coweta County commissioners Tuesday night to reconsider their position on replacing a bridge on Henry Bryant Road.

Annexation decision still pending
The city of Senoia will have to wait until at least June 1 to see if the Coweta County Board of Commissioners will give final approval to an annexation petition by the city.

Coweta's charter school
Coweta County is set to have the first charter school in the south metro area, but officials won't know for a while if a charter school will open this fall or in 2000.

County gets more than $413,000 in United Way funds
The United Way of Metropolitan Atlanta Board of Directors has approved a $60.1 million donation package for metro Atlanta community programs in 1999-2000, including $413,558 for 15 programs in Coweta County.

Battle brewing over public transit plans
At least two companies are jockeying for position in the race to serve Fayette and Coweta residents with mass transit.

Letter to the Editor
Plant engineer says Southern Mills Treatment plant is not dormant

Feedback needed
Recreation authorities in Peachtree City are stressing the importance of citizen feedback regarding future plans, specifically the ongoing survey being distributed throughout the city.

Clayton State to host MS walk
Clayton College & State University will be the site of the 1999 Jonesboro MS Walk Saturday, May 22.

The walk is being conducted by the Georgia chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society on the main CCSU campus in Morrow.

Town hall meeting to examine school safety, discipline issues
The safety of children in Fayette County schools will be the topic of a town hall meeting conducted by state Rep. Kathy Cox next week.

Join the relay for life
Fayette Community Hospital invites the community to join in its fund-raising celebration for the 1999 Annual American Cancer Society Relay for Life.


Landmark girls set records and take second
The Landmark Christian School girls' track team took second place in the Division A state meet this past weekend in Albany.

Athletic Extravaganza tonight
The McIntosh Athletic Extravaganza will take place today 4:30 - 8:30 p.m. at McIntosh High School.

Wheel fence at AMS to be modified
Speedway Motorsports Inc., owners of several race tracks in the nation, announced that they will be modifying their wheel fences at four of their tracks, one of those tracks being Atlanta Motor Speedway.