- High noon for
- The Fayette County Board of
Education will meet Thursday at noon to vote on
calling a $90 million school construction
referendum in two months.
- F'ville Council
overturns mayor's annex
- On again and off again, a
152-home subdivision and 17-acre office complex
at Ga. Highway 314 and New Hope Road is on again.
- Planning group
finds tree preservation thorny
- More trees need to be spared
from developers' bulldozers, members of the
Fayette County Planning Commission agree.
- Hearings set on
- The Fayette County Planning
Commission will have a public hearing Aug. 5 to
consider special development standards for the
Ga. Highway 74 corridor and changes in county
rules for building homes on cul de sacs.
- Planners eye `Apple
Orchard' for Beauregard
- Owners of 20 acres on the
southeast corner of Beauregard Boulevard and
Grady Avenue in Fayetteville withdrew their plans
for a 100-home senior subdivision in the face of
strong opposition earlier this year.
- Judge raps rap star
for jury no-show
- Local authorities are
sending a message that even big-time entertainers
are not exempt from their civic duty in Fayette
- Bye, bye, baggies,
- Trenchcoats are out. Book
bags are in but only partly. And tuck in
those blouses and shirts, pull up those baggy
pants, put a belt on, and lose those holey jeans,
- 'Bounty hunter' may
track illegal students
- The Fayette County school
system may hire private investigators to ferret
out students illegally attending classes here,
paying the P.I.s only if they produce
- Krakeel: Fire,
emergency services need impact fees
- Fire fighting and emergency
services are ideal candidates for Fayette's
proposed impact fees, a blue ribbon committee was
told last week.
- Chairmen says
committee is up to the task
- Fayette County's impact fee
has a huge task ahead of it, said Bob Todd, who
was named chairman of the group recently.
- Planners want big
trees saved at new bank site
- Principles of Southern
Community Bank hope to have a place to hang their
hats by March, but there are hurdles to leap at
City Hall first.
- 'Wearhouse' coming
- Men's Wearhouse is expected
to head the list of tenants for Shops at Fayette
Pavilion, a freestanding building that's planned
as part of phase two of Fayette Pavilion.
- Fayetteville budget
- Fayetteville's spending plan
for fiscal 2000 is now in place, including a
slight tax reduction.
- Decision set
Tuesday on GTO;s expansion
- Plans to expand GTO's
restaurant to include indoor seating are looking
more likely to receive approval.
- Church wins as
develper loses zoning battle
- John Wieland's loss was
Heritage Christian Church's gain.
- Two injury crashes
in Fayette last weekend
- Two separate Fayette County
traffic accidents last weekend resulted in
injuries serious enough to require helicopter
transport to Atlanta.
- City agrees to swap
land, resolve boundary dilemma
- Brian McAllister has had a
unique problem, the only one of its kind in
Peachtree City at least, the City Council
hopes it's the only one.
planner takes position in private sector
- Fayetteville planning
director Jahnee Prince has taken a new position
with Cooper Carry, the architecture and municipal
planning firm that developed plans for
Fayetteville's McElwaney property earlier this
- Schools can now
- A policy which adds bullying
as a punishable offense to Fayette County
schools' student conduct rules took effect July
- Schools out: Time
to spruce up
- About a third of Fayette
County's schools are undergoing a summer
spruce-up with fresh coats of paint and new
carpeting being rolled out in preparation for the
start of school Aug. 16.
- Three sentenced in
- Three men were handed down
prison sentences Friday in Fayette Superior Court
after entering guilty pleas in separate cases.
- Collins touts new
- A new tax package sent to
the floor of the U.S. House will strengthen
Medicare and Social Security while granting a 10
percent cut in income taxes, says Fayette
County's U.S. representative, Mac Collins.
- Campaign finance
reports on the Web
- Secretary of State Cathy Cox
has announced that her office has posted
candidate and political action committee
disclosure reports on the agency's web site.
- The labors of spring
planting have given way to the fruits and
vegetables of summer, with an abundance of
produce within picking distance of the backdoor.
Local gardeners are harvesting beans, tomatoes,
squash and cucumbers for use in favorite recipes,
or enjoying them au naturale.
- With the tremendous
population explosion in the Atlanta region in the
last decade, the proliferation of ethnic
restaurants has started giving the region an
Cellular phone store is
ringing up business at the Pavilion
BellSouth Mobility's success for
eight years in Peachtree City has spawned a new
location in the county.
- Local display
street luge wizard
- When we last left our local
street luging firefighter from Fayetteville, he
had just won a race at Mt. Cheaha.
- Division races heat
up in church league softball
- The Fayette County
Recreation Department's church softball league is
nearing the end of its regular season. After this
week, teams will have only two games left before
- Diamonds go
worldwide, heading to world series
- It has been a busy summer
for the Southside Diamonds. The Diamonds are an
under 18 softball team made up of players from
Fayette County and their play has taken them to
the NSA State Tournament, as well as across the
Atlantic Ocean on a European tour. The team is
full of some of the more premier players from the
local high school programs and they are used to
- Lightning 83 play
gold ball and finish bronze
- Oklahoma, the state that
launched one of the most famous musicals of all
time, hosted the Region III soccer championships
recently. Fayetteville's AFC Lightning 83 Gold
team, the Georgian U16 Boys champions, traveled
to Edmond, Okla. with dreams of winning big.
- Amusement to be
found at Dixieland
- You've probably seen some
new things at DixieLand Amusement Park if you've
driven past it this summer.
- A bewitching
- In 1994, three student
filmmakers entered the woods in Burkittsville,
Md. to make a film about the legend of the Blair
Witch. A year later, their footage was found.
- Seniors get a
history lesson on Fayette County
- The Fayette County
Recreation Department plans a tour each month for
senior citizens in the county. Last week it
offered a historical bus tour of Fayette county
and 34 interested persons participated.
- Breakfast for
contractors and public at Home Depot
- Each Tuesday 8-10 a.m. The
Home Depot store in Fayetteville hosts a
- Offshoot presents
special Matinee on Thursday
- In addition to its regular
weekend performances, Offshoot Productions is
presenting a special matinee of its lively
audience participation play,
Cinderella,Cinderella at 10 a.m. on
Thursday, july 22 at McIntosh High School. Large
groups can be accommodated at this time, as well
as individuals and families. Tickets are
available in advance for large groups and at the
door for individual purchase.
- Women authors'
- River's Edge Publishing
Company, Georgia Branch, is seeking submissions
from Georgia women for the second in its
Women Speak series of anthologies.
- Lost in the black
hole of family history
- Do you
remember back in the 1980s, how friends would
suddenly disappear for months, even years, later
to surface with the explanation: I got a
refugees to arrive in Peachtree City
- Two refugee families fleeing
their war-ravaged homes in Kosovo will soon be
starting their lives anew in Peachtree City,
sponsored by Braelinn Baptist Church.
Nine churches will combine
in 'unity' service this Sunday at River's Edge
Nine churches will gather as one
this weekend for a Unity Celebration of Christ.
The special service is scheduled for Sunday evening,
July 25, at 6 p.m. at River's Edge Community Church,
1091 Jeff Davis Dr., South in Fayetteville.
Vacation Bible School
Revival...God given or
The Rev. Dr.
Charles Finney, American
revivalist who lived 1792-1875, went to great lengths
to discount the idea of God's sovereignty as being
the sole source of revivals. He contended that
Christian believers had a great deal to do with God
blowing the winds of revival over a church and/or
over an entire community.
F'ville UMC will offer
swing dance classes
Swing dance classes will be
offered by Fayetteville First United Methodist Church
each Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. from July 27-Aug. 31.
Classes are held in the gym and are $30 per person.
Pairs are best but singles are always welcome.
Balance is key element in
quality of life
Fayette County Planning
Commission is looking into possible changes to the
county's tree preservation ordinance, and the process
is engendering some interesting discussion.
getting too old for
- For those people who have
seen me in person, you know I look pretty good
for a 54-year-old man. Problem is, I'm 41.
JFK Jr.'s loss, we remember Camelot
By LEE N. HOWELL
- Not since the senseless
death of Princess Diana in a car crash in Paris
nearly two years ago has there been such an
outpouring of international grief and concern as
has been expressed since the world learned of the
disappearance of a small planed piloted by John
F. Kennedy Jr. Friday night (or, for those who
were not listening to CNN's graveyard
shift Saturday morning).
With new taxes ahead, where
are officials who created this problem?
Now is a good time to be living
in Fayette county. Our roads are in gridlock, our
drinking water is being polluted by sewage spills,
our schools are overcrowded, 10 percent of our
classrooms are trailers, we need a new jail and our
taxes are going up.
Further sewage spills into
Lake Peachtree unacceptable
I attended the July 12 meeting
[of the Peachtree City Water and Sewerage Authority]
which dealt with the recent three sewage spills into
PTC church, find an open
Think you know what the initials
E-R stand for in real estate zoning
restrictions? Think again, if you live in Peachtree
City. The zoning commissioners recently tagged that
restriction with a new meaning: Except
Instead of SPLOST, we opt out of
As the parents of three children
who attended Brooks Elementary, we are appalled at
the Fayette County School Board's nerve to ask us the
taxpayers for additional monies to build additional
facilities in this county.