Sewer spill Wednesday
closes Lake Peachtree
- A blocked
manhole is responsible for yet another sewage
spill into the lower reaches of Lake Peachtree,
according to a press release Wednesday afternoon
from the Peachtree City Water and Sewerage
Businesses, cars damaged in
- After a long Tuesday night
dealing with extensive storm damage, emergency
personnel in Fayetteville were preparing for
another possible hit late Wednesday, although
they hoped it wouldn't come.
Residents escape unharmed
after harowing brush with storm's fury
- Jim Helman was working in
his office at PC Haven in Fayetteville Tuesday
night when the roof fell in on him. Literally.
Schools eye stricter dress
- It's likely that Fayette
County high school students will be carrying
their books in their arms when school starts in
August, and all students in the district will be
required to comply with a stricter dress code.
- BOE needs $95
million for 4 new schools
- Classrooms, technology and
security these are the three areas Fayette
County's Board of Education is focusing on
funding through a sales tax or bond referendum in
the neighborhood of $85 to $95 million.
- New school projects will top
$85 million locally
- The Fayette
County Board of Education will seek land to build
two new elementary schools this fall at a cost of
approximately $2 million, provided a proposed
sales tax is passed by the voters.
- Taxpayers face $160
million double whammy
- Fayette County and the Board
of Education are going to be coming to local
taxpayers for mega-bucks at about the same time.
County quietly assembles
Fayette County has spent $1.4
million in hopes of saving millions more on its plans
for a new jail and judicial complex.
- County approves $49
- After poring over the
figures in five special work sessions, Fayette
County commissioners have added almost a half
million dollars to the county budget for fiscal
- $1million FCHS band
trip is off
- Fayette County High School
Band's dream trip to the 2000 Olympics in
Australia is off, according to Jeff Anderson,
co-chairman of the schools' trip committee.
- F'villeplanners: Limit
yard sales to 3 per year
- Fayetteville residents will
be limited to three garage sales per year if the
City Council agrees with the Planning
- School board
approves $114.7 million budget
- The Fayette County Board of
Education voted four to one to approve a $114.7
million budget for fiscal year 2000 Monday night,
which reflects a 3.1 percent over last year's
spending plan and gives teachers and
administrators a 4 percent pay raise.
- Administrators swap
schools prepare for new year
- Nearly 20 principal
transfers, promotions and job titles were
recommended to the Fayette County Board of
Education Monday night by superintendent Dr. John
DeCotis, and approved unanimously by the
- Commission: Fayette
short-changed in state budget
- Fayette County is not
getting its fair share of state funding, a flame
of discontent that is fanned by an
anti-county governor, county
- $4.9 million in
road work on tap for 2000
- Road projects will gobble up
about 10 percent of Fayette County's $49 million
fiscal 2000 budget.
- Fayette schools to
- Second Step, a top-rated
violence prevention program, will be introduced
in seven Fayette County elementary schools during
the 1999-2000 school year.
- New state laws on
school violence effective
- A comprehensive new law,
recommended by the Georgia Emergency Management
Agency to target school violence in Georgia, will
go into effect July 1.
- Plans for 200 homes, plus
offices, shops, parks and a hotel on 110 acres
near Fayetteville's Courthouse Square are moving
along well, said Bob Rolader, who hopes to
develop the property.
- House fire under
- Fayette County authorities
are investigating a suspicious fire that
destroyed a residence last week.
- Farmer can keep
pole barn; county pays for rezoning
- Paul Rivers won't have to
tear down his new pole barn, nor will he have to
pay the costs of having four-generation farm land
rezoned in order to keep it.
- Plans to add onto
GTO's may cost more than expected
- When GTO's Restaurant was
annexed into Fayetteville a few years back, the
development rules were different.
- Car wash, medical
office requests withdrawn
- Developers of a proposed car
wash/auto repair shop in Fayetteville.have
withdrawn their request for a special exception
to allow the facility.
- Bus barn fire still
- School officials believe
they have made some progress in determined the
cause of last week's fire that struck the school
system's bus barn just before midnight June 21.
- Brooks inks
$157,800 spending plan
- Reflecting a 10 percent
increase over last year, the Brooks Town Council
has approved spending $157,800 in fiscal year
- PTC's Pace bows out
- Peachtree City Councilman
Jim Pace has announced that he will not run for a
second term this fall.
- Peachtree City
plans all-day holiday fun July 3
- Peachtree City has a full
day of Fourth of July festivities scheduled
for Saturday, July 3, since the actual
holiday falls on a Sunday this year.
- Youth is
- Glenn Gresham, 16, of
Peachtree City is preparing for the experience of
- Superior Court
- Police Blotter
Stationary store fulfills
Katherine Anliker, 25, of
Fayetteville signed the lease on her dream March 4.
Two months and countless hours of painting, ordering
and organizing later, she opened the doors of her
very own stationery store called `By Invitation
Real Estate company gets
In conjunction with the upcoming
July Fourth holiday, Coldwell Banker Bullard Realty
has announced its intention to help raise American
patriotism in the area it serves, the south metro
region of Atlanta.
Busy travel weekend
expected for July 4
More than 37 million Americans
are set to hit the roads and airways this weekend for
the July 4 holiday.
New warehouse facility
under construction in PTC
Construction has begun on the
first dock-high speculative warehouse to
be built in Peachtree City in 12 years.
Buckarama coming with award
- The dates have been set for
the 1999 Atlanta Buckarama.
- Junior shooters hit
- The Wolf Creek Young
Shooters Association is right on target with its
methods of teaching junior shooters.
- Ladies and beanies
at Collector Convention
- Sports has become a big
business in America and as its popularity has
risen, sports collectibles have become
increasingly popular and profitable as well.
Holiday is bursting with excitement
- Who knew when we as a nation
defeated the British that we would still be
celebrating with food, drink and fireworks more
than 200 years later?
Medallions swing into town
Summertime in the South means
hot weather, cool beverages, Braves baseball, and The
- Stay cool with cinematic
- Though we haven't actually
been inundated with extra hot weather yet, it is
still necessary to seek refuge in air conditioned
areas. Some of us enjoy strolling through malls
or grocery stores, while others, like this
reporter, head directly to the movies. There are
plenty of options this summer too, whether you
head to the local stadium style theater, the
dollar theater, the Fabulous Fox, or the Kedron
The next boat comes home
So. We'd found
and agreed upon The Next Boat.
Need a miracle? Jesus Christ is
still in the business
- The Rev. Dr.
debate continues: do signs and miracles still
attend the Christian revelation? Some say,
Absolutely not. They contend that
once the calendar had closed on the first
apostlesPeter, James John, et.
al.that God closed down his business of
miracles. Some say, Yes, but... The
but has to do with the extent and
kinds of miracle signs. They contend that
miracles continue but in a different form.
Fayetteville First Baptist Church
sets special activties July 4
Members of Fayetteville First
Baptist Church will celebrate July 4 in special
day-long activities beginning with special worship
leaders featured at the 11 a.m. service.
1st Thursday Noon Community Prayer
time begins in Fayette
Something new has begun in
Fayette County and the entire community is invited to
participate. A Community Prayer time began last month
and will continue the first Thursday of each month at
the American Legion Log Cabin in Fayetteville from
noon until 1 p.m. The next scheduled meeting is this
Thursday, July 1.
Saint Gabriel's gears up for annual
Even though summer has barely
begun, it's time for area crafters to make
reservations for booth space at one of the most
popular holiday craft bazaars in the area. The
Catholic Church of Saint Gabriel in Fayetteville will
again host its annual Fall Craft Bazaar on Oct. 22
and 23 at the church on Antioch Road. The number of
craft booths as well as the number of attendees has
doubled in size over the past years, organizers say.
Summer camps set
New Hope Baptist Church has
several summer camps for children scheduled
throughout the summer months.
Vacation Bible School Schedules
Bethany UMC getting ready for fall
Members of Bethany United
Methodist Church are invited to participate in Craft
Night each Wednesday at the church at 6:30 p.m. The
goal is to make crafts for the church's fall bazaar.
Friends are welcome. Bethany is at 607 Rivers Road in
north Fayette County.
Let's try these common sense reforms
House Republicans last week laid
out their domestic agenda, preempting the president,
who presented his domestic agenda shortly afterward.
How do you define 'freedom'?
By MARY ANN DIORIO, Ph.D.
The Amy Foundation
In his recent appearance on Meet
the Press, Bill Bennett commented that something is
radically wrong with a nation in which students can,
with impunity, walk the halls of a school building
shouting, Heil, Hitler!, while other
students can be taken to the principal's office for
walking those same halls shouting praises to Almighty
- For traffic, Atlanta joins
- New York City and Los
Angeles dance the tango when it comes to
garnering national headlines for every important
issue known to man. From business to media to
entertainment, N.Y.C. and L.A., always lead the
How can Americans 'rescue'
Kosovo, but ignore Rwanda?
Genocide and other abused of
political and military power are not by and means
newcomers to the world. From biblical times to Nazi
Germany to the present, we have been given countless
horrific examples of how the powers that be are again
and again able to get away with the murder of
thousands or even millions of people. Genocide
surfaces from the depths of evil blindly; it is not
forbidden to any cultures or class. We cannot explain
why it happens, but we can only be shocked that it
was allowed to happen. Adolph Hitler raising an army
against the Jewish people is not as appalling as the
fact that millions of Germans allowed it to happen.
Unkind justice over
Fayetteville Pavilion speeding ticket?
Way back in November of this
past year I was driving down Ga. Highway 314 in
search of the Office Depot in town. Having not been
in the area for almost 10 years, I noticed a lot of
changes around what is now Pavilion Parkway.
Stop Cramming houses in
every PTC corner
I read the letter about
unchecked growth in Peachtree City and Mr. Jansen's
views on our great city, and agree with him
Yard sale limits are
intrusions not needed
I read your headline in the
Wednesday, June 16 edition: Too many garage
sales in Fayetteville?
Who is protected?
We kill children inside and
outside the womb in the name of equal rights. For
whom? We are certainly not protecting the innocent.