Sheriff gets 15% budget
- Fayette County commissioners will have
to cut $376,000 from a proposed $49 million
fiscal year 2000 budget, or else reduce the
county's reserve fund, after granting Sheriff
Randall Johnson part of his budget request that
had earlier been cut.
`1 set of
taxpayers, 2 major tax
Fayette County's need for a new
jail and judicial complex and the Fayette County
Board of Education's need for local money for two new
schools plus other necessities topped the list of
concerns discussed jointly by the two bodies Monday
Too many garage sales in
Fayetteville planners will give
the matter some more thought before deciding whether
to regulate garage sales.
`No micromanagement' from
GRTA, Cowan says
- Local governments shouldn't
worry about losing local control to Gov. Roy
Barnes' new transportation super agency, Fayette
icon Joel Cowan told The Citizen Friday.
Firemen rescue boy, 7, from
- Firefighters responding to a
call Friday morning in Peachtree City rescued a
7-year-old boy from an upstairs room in a burning
Schools seeking long-term plan to
The positives and negatives of
Fayette County schools were addressed Saturday
morning by about 50 educators, community leaders and
parents invited by Dr. John DeCotis, school
- Car wash/repair
proposal withdrawn after
chilly response in Fayetteville
- Developers have withdrawn a
request for a special exception to allow a
combination car wash, convenience store, oil
change and auto repair shop across Ga. Highway 85
from the north entrance to Home Depot.
- Resident takes
fence gripe to council
- It just made sense to
residents of Stonebriar subdivision on Old Norton
Road to fence in their back yards.
- New zoning category
considered for hospital area
- Requests for annexation into
Fayetteville from potential office developments
near Fayette Community Hospital continue to roll
in, but city planners are taking it slow.
- Prepare children
for life's hardships, judge's panel says
- Parents, after being their
children's primary role models early in life,
need to prepare for when that changes and provide
the proper amount of discipline while allowing
children to make choices early when the
consequences are not as great.
- Peachtree City bus
- Business is building
slowly for a new bus service from Peachtree
City to Hartsfield International Airport, owner
Stuart Hoff said this week.
- County merit pay
system to get more discussion
- Department heads evaluating
the performance of Fayette County workers have a
new tool, but what the new evaluation system
means in terms of salary increases is still up in
- Kroger to close
cooking school end of June
- The popular Kroger Cooking
School in Peachtree City will close its doors the
end of this month, store sources said this week.
- After 100 years,
farm family faces ban on its barn
- Fayette County commissioners
are still trying to decide what to do about Paul
Rivers' pole barn.
- Special Needs pre-K class
- A 4-year old preschool class
composed of special needs students and their
typical peers will open its doors in
August at Fayetteville Elementary-Primary and
Peeples Elementary School.
- State Court
- Police Blotter
Tech firm opens facility in PTC
Transportation pricing, data and
technology provider SMC3 recently dedicated its new
corporate headquarters in Peachtree City.
Summer heat can cause danger in car
interiors, says AAA Club South
AAA Auto Club South is reminding
motorists that summer weather can cause temperatures
inside a parked car to reach dangerous levels.
EMC awards more than $17,000 in
As the school year drew to
close, several area students were beneficiaries of a
unique program sponsored by Coweta-Fayette EMC.
Gold's Gym owner will lead this
year's Heart Walk
J.D. Holmes, owner of Gold's Gym
in Fayette County and Peachtree City has been named
the new teams vice-chair of the 1999 metro Atlanta
American Heart Walk.
Southern Regional set to honor its
Southern Regional Medical Center
is hosting the 28th annual celebration and
installation banquet for its auxiliary tomorrow at
the Atlanta Airport Marriott.
- Silverbacks host
major leaguers this week
- Georgia is
nationally known for its level of play in
soccer. Our high school teams are ranked
in national polls, and our club teams
produce players that play in the
collegiate and professional levels. It
makes you wonder why we don't have a
major league soccer team.
- Poison is deadly in
- Pretty Poison is a
14 and under fast pitch softball team
- AMS' Thursday Thunder
series brings explosive racing action
- Thursday nights used
to be the nights you sat down and watched
NBC's Must See TV lineup.
- Calendar of
- There is
reason to hope
past year of schoolhouse bloodshed has
loosed a torrent of ink in the debate
about what has gone wrong with America.
finale for Stars features stories, folk
duo and jazz quartet
- The final Stars on
the Southern Crescent coffee house of the
season is upon us, and as they say, they
saved the best for last. The acts
scheduled to perform this Saturday
evening include a storyteller, a folk
duo, and a jazz quintet.
Gardens full of recreational
- Now that the kids
are out of school and you've piled up
lots of vacation hours at work, it's time
to start thinking about where to go on
your recreational jaunts. If you're
interested in a trip that doesn't take
you too far away from home, you might
choose Callaway Gardens.
programs keeping all readers cool
- Summer is the only
season that gets attached to the word
reading. Nobody says, Ooh, I can't
wait to get to my fall reading.
Fayette County High School Reunion
- The 1936 Fayette
County High School class had a reunion
Portraits is a publication of the
Fayette County High School and is in its
11th year of publication. Each year a
copy of Fayette Portraits is made to each
one interviewed in a special Reception.
- Don Pablo's
- Residents who want a quick
trip south of the border should not worry about
contacting their travel agents for weekend rates
- Bush's Barbeque
- Bush's Baked beans recently
surveyed a cross-section of Americans about their
burning passion for open-flame cooking. Whether
it is hostong or attending summer barbecues, an
overwhelming 78 percent of
Americans plan to participate this summer.
- Meat and the grill:
a match made in heaven
- The official arrival
of summer and Father's Day celebrations just cry
out for a slab of beef cooked outdoors on the
grill. Try to ignore the cows' directive to
eat more chicken and head to the
market for some red meat.
- Layered Barbeque
- Saturday evening worship
celebration can sometimes offer break from
traditional Sunday service
- The Rev.
Dr. John Hatcher
Can I tell you about a new
thing at River's Edge Community Church? I usually
don't brag or inform what's happening at my
church in this column, but permit me this
Christian rock concert 'The Coming
Rain' set for Monday at F'ville's Grace Evangelical
A rousing Christian rock
concert, The Coming Rain, will be
presented at Grace Evangelical Church on Monday, June
21 beginning at 7 p.m. With musicians from all over
the world, as well as local talent, the concert is
expected to attract a wide audience in the Southern
Crescent area. We hope to attract many
teens, says Cathy Hicks, publicist for Grace
Evangelical, but we want adults to come
Prophetic evangelist Johnson will
hold services in Fairburn
The newly established Prince of
Peace Charismatic Episcopal Church (CEC) in Fairburn
(formerly St. Matthews) will offer prophetic services
conducted by the Rev. Dr. James A. Johnson, D. Min.,
D.D., Thursday and Friday, June 17 and 18 at 7:30
p.m. Rev. Johnson, pastor of Messiah CEC in
Nashville, Tenn., is a well known prophet and
evangelist, according to a spokesperson.
PTC First Baptist 5-session marriage
seminar starts today
Married couples who want to
enrich their relationships are invited to attend a
five-session class at the First Baptist Church of
Peachtree City beginning Wednesday, June 16 from
9:30-11 a.m. The course is based on Dennis Rainey's
book, Staying Close.
Providence UMC will sponsor refugee
family from Kosovo
The Missions Committee at
Providence United Methodist Church in Fayetteville is
sponsoring a refugee family from Kosovo, in
conjunction with the Christian-based World Relief
Organization. Approximately 25 families will be
relocated to the Atlanta area over the next 2-3
Vacation Bible School Schedule
Summer Music Camp set at
Fayetteville First Baptist
Children and adults alike are
invited to participate in a new feature this summer
at Fayetteville First Baptist Church. Music Camp will
be offered on Wednesday evenings from 6-7:30 p.m.
beginning June 23 with classes offered for those age
three years through adult.
Bethany ladies will visit
The Circle of Love at Bethany
United Methodist Church has scheduled at trip to the
Andersonville National Cemetery Thursday, June 24.
The group also will have lunch at a Mennonite
restaurant in Montezuma. To reserve a spot on the
bus, call Ruby Thompson at 770-964-2498.
- Weddings & Engagements
- Education study: Solutions,
On first glance, it
looks as if our new governor, Roy Barnes, is
going to try and solve all of Georgia's
problems by studying them to death.
PTC sewer spill: the rest of
have been receiving more than our usual share
of nonsense from some of the local government
City and, like, hot fries
- Peachtree City. If
you are not familiar with us, we are just
a humble little community. We are truly a
throwback to simpler times. Where the
rest of the city of Atlanta is caught in
traffic driving at a snail's pace, 15
miles per hour, we in Peachtree City
won't put up with such metropolitan
rubbish; we are traveling along the
beautiful scenery in our golf carts,
at... uh... 15 miles per hour. We have,
like, 15,000 golf carts in Peachtree City
and, like, 200 golfers.
Letters From Our Readers
With voter approval needed, school
board can now redeem itself
Fayette County Schools are big
business and require careful and prudent management.
They are not only big business, they are public
business and as such need the active and
knowledgeable attention of citizens.
Voters sent message: slow down
Re: Article on school board
needing to revisit SPLOST/bond issue.
send by the voters when they turned down the school
board's SPLOST is to slow down development. The
development of Fayette County has become a big
opportunity for developers at the expense of the
Leadership needed: 'In total, the
school system is a mess'
Education is one of the most
significant undertakings of our society. Everyone,
either directly or indirectly, benefits from the
education that we choose to provide for our young
people. The quality of that education is returned to
us via inventions, new businesses and jobs, and
improved processes that make goods and services more
affordable for us all.
PTC police 'protect' citizens from
Boy Scout's archery, BBs
I guess that all the
citizens of Peachtree City can rest easy, now that
their police chief has threatened the arrest of Cub
Scouts and their leaders at this year's day camp.
After-school program needs your help
Two days before school was out
for the summer, I was informed that the Fayette
Middle School's After-School Program (ASP) was in
jeopardy and may not be offered next year. Upset, I
spoke with Ms. Julie Simpson, Fayette County's ASP
coordinator and was told that only three parents
preregistered their kids and the program needed 15 in
order to fund it.
You can help women make work
I wanted to take a moment to let
you know of an organization that helps economically
challenged women make the transition from welfare to
work. It's called the Women's Success Network and is
located in Fayetteville. I think it's a great idea
and there are a number of ways you can become