The Fayette Citizen-Special Sections
Friday, July 23, 1999



School board wants sales tax on ballot

The Fayette County Board of Education voted 5-0 Thursday to ask the voters Sept. 21 for a $90 million special local option sales tax and a $50 million bond sale to construct new schools and upgrade technology and security measures at existing schools.

Bye, bye baggies, saggies

Editor's note: Because of a production error by the Editor, the continuation of this story was left out of Wednesday's Citizen. This is the story in its entirety.

Trench coats 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, students.

City budget discussions underway

Peachtree City officials had their first joint meeting yesterday to begin hammering out the specifics of what is expected to be a combined budget of just under $23 million for fiscal year 2000.

Apartments on Line Creek Pkwy. up for discussion
A major development planned for the proposed Line Creek Parkway is among the items slated for discussion at Monday night's regular Peachtree City Planning Commission meeting.
Hyde property dispute resolved; few happy
While admitting that not everyone would be pleased by the outcome, the City Council of Peachtree City took what it believed to be the best step in resolving a contentious issue that has plagued the city for several years with a 4-0 vote to rezone the Hyde/Palmer property abutting Carriage Lane and Stagecoach Road, just off Ga. Highway 54.

City approves two preferred providers for trash pickup

There are now two preferred providers for trash pickup in Peachtree City.

Hilton Head firm working on Walt Banks design plan
Representatives of Wood and Partners Inc. from Hilton Head, SC, met with Peachtree City officials and landowners last week to begin working on a design plan for the northwest corner of Ga. Highway 54 and Walt Banks Road.
Injuries too frequent, building official says
The tragic death of a construction worker last week is the fourth accident at Peachtree City building sites in the past three months, according to a city building official.
Commission on Children & Youth reorganizing
The Peachtree City Commission on Children and Youth has downsized while in the process of reorganizing and taking another look at its mission and overall goals.

Silicon South? Count hopes to land several high-tech firms
Is Coweta County going to be the next Silicon Valley?
Bryant Bridge battle heats up
A small bridge in the Sargent community is still giving the Coweta County commissioners a case of heartburn.
Newnan gets ready to start streetscape improvements
By the time the 2000 holiday season rolls around, shoppers in Newnan's historic downtown will notice a drastic change in the town's look.

City, county continue annexation dispute

It now appears that the first case of mediation on an annexation dispute on Rockaway Road between Senoia and Coweta County will go the distance.

City manager could be in Senoia's future

After years of discussion, Senoia could have a city manager on board by the middle of next month.
Tennis Center serving up super tennis action
The week started with the second day of qualifying at The Peachtree National bank USTA Challenger of Peachtree.
Go, Speed Racer, go!
If you like many forms of auto racing, the Trans Am 100 is for you. The race will be at Road Atlanta and promises a weekend full of SCCA Pro Racing excitement.
Sports Calendar


As a son leaves for the Air Force, a father gives some advice for success
Guest Columnist

It was the last time I would be with him in the old ways that had lasted for over 18 years. Significant changes were about to take place and I felt that I had to have some words of wisdom for him as I drove him to the drop-off point.