The Fayette Citizen-Special Sections
Wednesday, June 2, 1999


Protestor vows fight as county affirms 3-dog limit
Lynn Henning said this week she is nowhere near giving up her quest to keep her dogs
Airport shuttle stalls
Two sleek motor coaches were shined up and ready to roll Tuesday morning at 4:15, and drivers were on hand.
1999 High School Graduates
Complete list of Fayette County, McIntosh and Sandy Creek High Schools graduting class.
Monthly community prayer day begins this Thursday
Several Fayette church and business leaders are urging widespread community support for a monthly community prayer meeting in Fayetteville adjacent to both the county and city government headquarters.
Clamour for uniforms increases
Statewide, the average reduction in discipline problems for school systems that use uniforms is 40 percent, state Rep. Kathy Cox told a group of interested parents and teachers last week.
Cannon fires another volley over county service
Tyrone Councilman Ronnie Cannon's recent charge that Fayette County has shortchanged the town $300,000 in services left some of the county's leaders wondering where Cannon received his information.
Fayette jury awards record judgement to accident victim
A Fayette County State Court jury last week awarded a record judgment in a personal-injury case involving a 1997 automobile accident.
Schools ready for gradution Friday
The familiar strains of “Pomp and Circumstance” will be heard across Fayette County Friday night as three public high schools conduct commencement exercises.
Landscapers planting medians on 54, 85
Six tractor trailer rigs have delivered their loads to Fayetteville's First Manassas Mile Road water plant as the city prepares to decorate downtown roadways in floral splendor.
Streetscape projects underway soon
The next phase in Main Street Fayetteville's multi-year downtown street improvement project should get under construction soon, said the program's director.
Commission sets budget workshops
The Fayette County Board of Commissioners has scheduled a series of four work sessions to go over the details of the county's proposed $48.6 million budget for fiscal year 2000.
Panel of 10 to study impact fees
A committee of ten — four developers or builders and six non-developers — will study Fayette County's need for future services and facilities and look for a way to get new developments to pay some of the cost.
Concerns over history holding up Tyrone development
History may play a big part in whether a new day care center is allowed to be built on Jenkins Road in Tyrone.
Valedictorians, salutatorians lead the way
Fayette County High School's valedictorian, Chang Long Wu, has a 99 grade point average and plans to enter Emory University in the fall. He will major in chemistry and pre med.
Kosovar refugees finding shelter in Peachtree City
The plight of Kosovar refugees has touched the hearts of more than 300 people in Peachtree City who have signed up through their church, Holy Trinity Catholic, to sponsor families.
New tornado forecasting system being tested in Peachtree City
Peachtree City's National Weather Service office is involved in testing that has begun on the next generation of tornado forecasting technology.
Collins honored by watchdog group
U.S. Rep. Mac Collins, R-Hampton, recently was named “Taxpayer Hero” by the Council of Citizens Against Government Waste, America's largest fiscal watchdog group.
Men charged with attempted auto theft
Two McDonough men were charged Thursday in Superior Court in connection with several attempted auto thefts last summer.
Graffiti leads to teen arrests
Three Fayette County youths are in custody in connection with several acts of vandalism throughout the area.
Judge hosts parent workshop on crime prevention
Superior Court Judge Christopher C. Edwards will host a panel workshop for parents on how to detect and prevent criminal behavior in children and teens.
Fayetteville streets to be repaved
Eight Fayetteville streets will be resurfaced soon under a contract between the city and the Georgia Department of Transportation.
School board sets budget meeting
The Fayette County Board of Education will have a called session tonight at 7 p.m. at the school administration building at 210 Stonewall Ave., Fayetteville to approve the proposed operating budget for FY2000 and approve personnel.
American Century renaming bank
More than 250 shareholders gathered May 20 at Eagle's Landing Country Club to attend the first shareholders meeting of American Century Banking Corporation.
Coldwell Banker realtor makes pristigious list
Susan Clowdus of Coldwell Banker Bullard Realty has been selected to Communities Magazine's prestigious “Communities 100” listing for the second consecutive year.
EMC sending students to D.C.
On June 17, two local students are heading to Washington, D.C. for an all-expense paid tour of the nation's capital.
New office, warehouse building set for PTC
Longtime Peachtree City homebuilder Richard Simms recently announced the beginning of construction on a new office-warehouse building.
Unemployment rate on the way down
Fayette County continued to show a strong economic climate this spring as the county's unemployment rate dropped again.
Fayette Biking for Life riding strong
They say that you never forget how to ride a bicycle. It must be true because the Fayette Biking for Life club continues to grow within the community.
Fun run keeps kids healthy and happy
About 200 children 5-12 participated in the annual Peachtree City Kids Fun Run recently at the Frederick Brown Jr. Amphitheater in Peachtree City.
Hutton returns to Lightning
Steve Hutton left the Lightning program in 1997 to serve as director of coaching for the Cobb Union Soccer Club. He has made his return to the Lightning Soccer Club official by accepting a position as director of player development.
Kids can have adventures at wildlife advenuture camp
Parents looking for a fun, inexpensive and educational activity for their kids this summer still have time to sign up for the Outdoor and Wildlife Adventure Camp scheduled for July 19 - 23 at the Georgia FFA/FHA Center in Covington.
Drama camp still has openings
Registration is still open for the Peachtree City Drama Camp, which will run June 14 - 25 at the Frederick Brown Jr. Amphitheater and the Peachtree City Recreation Department .
Success series for women to be offered locally
The Women's Success Network, INC. (WSN) is offering motivational and educational seminars called the Success Series Seminars through Fayette County Community Education. WSN is a nonprofit charitable organization which provides free clothing and motivational seminars to economically challenged women, transitioning from public support to economic independence.
Seasons worth the wait
For everything there is a season, says the Old Testament preacher, a time to plant and a time to pluck up what is planted.
Pigs N' Wheels returns to Newnan
Automobiles and barbecue are both very popular in this region of the country, so it should be no surprise that the annual Pigs n' Wheels festival in Coweta County continues to grow in size.
Twelve bands to rock Hampton Saturday
Atlanta Motor Speedway is known for hosting large racing events that bring hundreds of thousands of raucous, dedicated racing fans.
Jitterbuggers is born through alliances and persistance
Fayette County is a wonderfully designed area with lots of space and opportunities for athletic recreation. There are nice restaurants and shopping areas. The one thing that this county has always lacked, though, is facilities for teenagers.
McIntosh students show economic IQ
When the Dow broke 10,000 in March, adult investors weren't the only ones happy. Local students playing the Stock Market Game were pretty excited too.


Prime Timers

Active senior couple gives new meaning to 'involvement'

Chances are, if you live in Peachtree City and possibly anywhere in Fayette County, you have encountered at least one of the Allens.

Research finds hearing aids provide important benefits

Hearing aids are remarkable devices. These small electronic devices can make the difference between hearing and not hearing.
Harmony is the key to this club's success

It's not necessary to be able to read music or have a trained voice to be a member of the Southland Chorus.


The 'herd' mentality: Where do you get your identity

Ten years ago, Chinese students and workers, staging a pro-democracy rally in Tiananmen Square, were killed by the hundreds as troops opened fire. The brutal assault by the government provided new evidence to the place of individual human rights in the most populous nation on earth.

Local churches seek volunteers for Habitat for Humanity 'blitz' house

Two Fayette County churches are seeking volunteers to give of their time, skills, food to be supplied to the worksite and/or building materials to “blitz build” a home for the Southern Crescent Habitat for Humanity during the week of July 23-31.


Open Door Baptist will host gospel music concert June 3

A Southern Gospel Music concert is planned for Thursday, June 3, at 7 p.m. at Open Door Baptist Church in Senoia. The concert will feature the Perrys and Second Coming.


Mexican dinner at Rolling Hills to raise funds for youth missions

The youth of Rolling Hills Baptist Church will have a Mexican dinner on Friday, June 11, at 7 p.m. at the American Legion Post House in Fayetteville.


Vacation Bible Schools scheduled for this summer





what Political Side
This is the fourth in a series in which we are examining the basic philosophies at work in politics, just for the fun of it. How many columns will be included in the series is anybody's guess.

In the last three weeks we've examined socialism and communism and why they don't work, and we've dabbled around the edges of American politics.

The Good and Bad of Kid Trips
Laugh Lines
Summer vacation is upon us and that means traveling. This article is for anyone seeking to find some good in taking trips with kids and maybe to prepare for the bad that may ride shotgun. So, here's the “Good and Bad” of traveling with your kids:

Letters From Our Readers

Editorial cartoon shows poor taste, judgement
I can't imagine anyone finding any humor in the comic that you allowed to be published Wednesday, May 26 — the one with the school child on her knees and the other child on the floor with the gunman above with a gun.
3-dog limit seems dictatorial; will limit on kids be next?
How dare the Fayette County Commission even consider enforcing the three-dog limit law!
Voluntary prayer in schools: we need it, our nation needs it
We have a government that condones the teaching of homosexuality in schools, a government that believes that it's all right for a teenage girl to get an abortion without her parents' knowledge or consent and a government that does not allow voluntary prayer in our schools.
Why is PTC allowing 54/74 project?
In an article The Citizen dated May 21, [Peachtree City's director of planning and development] Jim Williams is reported to have said that city got involved in tenant matters because we lacked tenant interest for The Mews project at the intersection of Walt Banks Road and Ga. Highway 54.

Here are 12 tips on how to raise yourself a juvenile delinquent
Someone gave me a copy of “How to raise a Juvenile Delinquent” several years ago and I have carried it in my Bible for quite sometime. I thought that your readers might enjoy it. In light of recent events in the lives of teenagers everywhere, our parents need to take a better look at who we are, what our priorities are, and where our priorities begin.

'Court catches EPA in scientific lie
Last month's action by the District of Columbia Circuit Court of Appeals invalidating the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) new air quality standards gives the taxpayers additional ammunition to fight costly legislation that will raise taxes on gasoline and SUVs.
Parent responds to charge of McCarthyism on ITI curriculum
Since I have written previously with concerns about ITI I am probably one of the McCarthyites Assistant Principal Plauche refers to (Letters, May 26).
Why no FCHS web page on the internet?
It is interesting to note that, with Fayette County being one of the fastest growing counties in Georgia, there is not more information available on the [Internet] about the schools.