The Fayette Citizen-Special Sections

Wednesday, July 7, 1999


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 only temporary.
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.
Fayetteville Council eyes tax reduction
Fayetteville residents will see another reduction in their city tax bills this year, according to city manager Mike Bryant.
Commissioner answers councilman in Tyrone funding dispute with county
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 park rezoning
Integrated Science and Engineering company needs to fish or cut bait, the Fayette County Planning Commission said last week.
Commission to discuss closing county animal shelter Saturdays
A short agenda will greet the Fayette County Board of Commissioners at its meeting today.
Hecht to help revise code-9
Lt. Gov. Mark Taylor has appointed state Sen. Greg Hecht of the 34th District to serve as a member of the Code Revision Commission.
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 watercraft.
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 percent.

Business Briefs

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.

New transportation 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 blood
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 summer.
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.

Sports Calendar


Magic of theater to entertain locally

A 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 With People

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 culture-free area
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

by Sallie Satterthwaite
Staff Writer

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 went well.

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.

River's 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 wants?

The Rev. Dr. John Hatcher
Religion Columnist

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 format.

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 Christian leaders


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 Constitution.

President came late to Medicare reform
3rd District U.S. Congress

I want to welcome President Clinton to the debate on Medicare reform.

Love letters in the laundromat
Laugh Lines
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.

Letters to the Editor

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 cutting

Next to 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.