Discipline numbers vary
widely in Fayette schools
- Recent tragedies in schools
across the nation have prompted heightened
discipline and safety efforts in Fayette, as in
education systems across the nation.
- On, off FCHS
Band wonders, What now?
- Fayette County High School
Band's plans to participate in the 2000 Olympic
games are still uncertain. We're on hold at
this point, said band director Kenny Beard.
- Senior Center gets
fresh county look
- When Fayette County
commissioners voted early this year to reverse
the previous commissioners' decision to provide a
specific three-acre parcel for a new senior
center, they promised that the delay would be
- BOE to decide on
$91 million tax options
- Fayette County Board of
Education will plan its course of action for an
estimated $91 million special local option sales
tax and possible bond referendum Monday at 7:30
p.m. at F.A. Sams Auditorium.
- Hospital zoning
rules on F'ville agenda Monday
- Fayetteville's Planning
Commission hopes to act on a new zoning category
to govern office developments in the Fayette
Community Hospital area during a special called
meeting Tuesday, July 13.
- Planners send
development rules for Highway 314 to commission
- The Ga. Highway 314 corridor
should develop in the same way as Ga. Highway 54,
Fayette County's Planning Commission has decided.
Council eyes tax reduction
- Fayetteville residents will
see another reduction in their city tax bills
this year, according to city manager Mike Bryant.
answers councilman in Tyrone funding dispute with
- Tyrone residents receive the
same services that other county residents
receive, says County Commissioner Greg Dunn.
- Discipline crunch
comes in 9th grade
- Based on the 1998-1999
discipline report on Fayette County Schools,
figures show that ninth graders have a
disproportionately high rate of disorderly
conduct, fighting, tobacco incidents and threats
and intimidation offenses.
- Council rejects use
of Meade parking lot for commuter buses
- Stuart Hoff is still looking
for a place to pick up commuters in the southern
half of Peachtree City.
- Planning panel
denies delay request, says `no' to industrial
- Integrated Science and
Engineering company needs to fish or cut bait,
the Fayette County Planning Commission said last
- Commission to
discuss closing county animal shelter Saturdays
- A short agenda will greet
the Fayette County Board of Commissioners at its
- Hecht to help
- Lt. Gov. Mark Taylor has
appointed state Sen. Greg Hecht of the 34th
District to serve as a member of the Code
- Georgia General
Assembly passes tougher traffic laws-
- Several measures that
strengthen Georgia traffic laws, approved during
the 1999 Georgia General Assembly and signed by
Gov. Roy Barnes, took effect July 1.
- Collins announces
support for GOP budget agenda
- U.S. Rep. Mac Collins,
R-Hampton, joined House Republican leaders last
week in front of the U.S. Capitol to rally for
the Republican BEST agenda.
- Boat operators
reminded to carry ID when on the water
- The Georgia Department of
Natural Resources, Wildlife Resource Division is
reminding boat operators age 16 and older that
the law now requires people to carry
identification when operating a boat or personal
- Be aware,' agency
warns during Ga. tornado season
- With the tornado season
under way, the Georgia Emergency Management
Agency is reminding Georgians that preparedness,
as well as awareness of basic safety precautions,
can save lives.
- Superior Court
Unemployment rate continues
its freefall to 1.7 percent in May
Fayette County's unemployment
rate continued to plummet as May's rate fell to 1.7
Real estate agent rescues
the family pet
Jack Finn of the Prudential
Georgia Realty's Peachtree City office became a hero
recently when he ran into a burning house and rescued
the family dog.
EMC president takes his
members' concerns to DC
With the recent deregulation of
the natural gas industry, electric membership
cooperatives are preparing for the possibility of
deregulation of the electric utility industry.
authority to hear agencies' reports on Friday
Members of the board of the
Georgia Regional Transportation Authority will be
briefed on transportation and air quality in the
metro Atlanta region this Friday, GRTA chairman Joel
Cowan announced Monday.
- Fayette's new state
legislator running a different kind of race
- When most people hear that
state Rep. Kathy Cox of the 105th District is
running, they immediately think in terms of
running for election.
- Church league
action heats up
- Church League softball has
been exciting this summer... that is, when the
teams get a chance to play.
- Lady Lakers get new
- The Lady Lakers soccer team
of Clayton College and State University added
sixteen players to their team recently.
- All ages can learn
to play golf
- Andrew Schneider, PGA
professional, former college coach, and host of
the radio program Doctor Golf with the PGA
Minute, will be busy in Peachtree City this
- Local racers shoot
for Legend status at AMS
- Thursday Thunder at Atlanta
Motor Speedway has been a blessing for regional
racing fans. Drivers from all over the state and
Southeast compete each Thursday in a ten-week
Legends car racing series.
- Neighborhood swim
team pools talent
- Sports and competition can
thrive on any level. In fact, often, the higher
levels of athleticism and drive exist on a local
level, where dreams start out small and the
dedication is to the pure ideals of the sport,
the athlete and his or her surroundings.
Magic of theater to
long time ago, back when nobody really populated this
country and England was the toast of the world, the main
form of entertainment was theater.
PTC girl to tour with Up
If you have been breathing for
any period of time in the past 30 years, you probably
have seen or heard about Up With People.
- Culture free in
- If you have not been to the
recently renovated Sams Auditorium in
Fayetteville yet, this Friday night might be a
great time to check it out.
Maiden voyage of Alice III
Dear Mary and Rainer,
Gosh it has been a long time
since I have written. Your Mom and I just completed
our first cruise in our new (secondhand) boat. It
The victorious floats from
the PTC parade
The winning floats in the July 3
parade in Peachtree City were announced that day by
the Recreation Department.
Edge Church featured on national television today
- Millions of TV viewers
across the nation will get a glimpse of the day
to day activities and community involvement of a
church in Fayetteville this week.
Is your worship service what you
want... or what God
The Rev. Dr.
Heard this true story about a
pastor and church member in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida.
This Methodist church was offering two Sunday morning
services, one traditional at 11 a.m. and a
contemporary at 9:30 a.m. They had just recently
converted the 9:30 a.m. service to the contemporary
McDonough Road Baptist
offers children's summer activities
McDonough Road Baptist Church
has announced several outings for children this
summer as part of its children's summer program.
Women's Aglow July meeting
to feature evangelist Cindye Coates
Evangelist Cindye Coates, a
frequent keynote speaker for the Fellowship of
Christian Athletes, will be the featured speaker at
this month's meeting of Women's Aglow Fellowship
International, Peachtree City Chapter, Monday
morning, July 19, and Tuesday evening, July 20.
Give blood at McDonough Road Baptist
The LifeSouth bloodmobile will
be at McDonough Road Baptist Church Wednesday, July
14 from 4:30-8:30 p.m. All donors will receive a free
cholesterol test and a free gift. Donors also will be
eligible for the Blood Donor Benefit Program.
Vacation Bible School Schedules
Fayetteville First UMC
announces upcoming Disciple Bible Study
Members of the Fayetteville
First United Methodist Church are invited to enroll
in upcoming Disciple Bible Study classes, a 34-week
series of classes designed to develop strong
Has the AJC gone
conservative on us?
My boss, Cal Beverly, who is
even more conservative than I am, tossed my way an
editorial that had caught his eye from the Atlanta
President came late to
By REP. MAC COLLINS
3rd District U.S. Congress
I want to welcome President
Clinton to the debate on Medicare reform.
letters in the
- I wonder how much someone
would pay for any of my old love letters? If you
haven't heard, a techno-tycoon from Intel paid
$157,000.00 for some old love letters from hermit
author J.D. Salinger to a former girlfriend some
27 years ago.
Real school growth problem is development
Here they come again, this time
looking for a mere $95 million dollars to keep our
schools running for another five years. When will the
politicians learn? We the taxpayers do not have a pot
of gold we can tap into whenever they have a whim.
Their first SPLOST request was defeated; why would a
new one succeed?
Flat Rock student: Bag ban,
dress code misses the point
I am a student at Flat Rock
Middle School. Due to your recent reports on the
possible outcome of the discussions on regulating and
confining our schools and students' rights, I feel it
is necessary for someone to speak up before the final
decision is made.
Reader deplores tree
McIntosh High School on Walt Banks Road, a huge grove
of trees has been destroyed. Along with them went
unknown numbers of wildlife and their habitats.
Sandy Creek student
dislikes proposed ban on backpacks
This letter is an exact copy of
one I sent to the Fayette County Board of Education.
It is in response to [The Citizen] article [June 30]
on the ban on backpacks.