- BOE adopts new
- Come dressed to
learn. That's the message sent to parents
and students Monday night by Fayette County
school superintendent Dr. John DeCotis following
approval of a dress code that allows shirts to
remain untucked, minus belts.
Board taps new
principals for MHS, Flat Rock M.S.
McIntosh High School's
new principal is Greg Stillions, former
assistant principal and athletic director at
the Peachtree City secondary school.
- FCHS Band still on
hold for trip to Australia
- Fayette County High School
band members and their parents should decide
early next week whether to accept an offer to
play at the 2000 Summer Olympic Games in Sydney,
- Old time fair gets
- A new fair site promises to
provide not only a bigger, better Fayette County
Fair in 1999, but also more money for local
charities and a facility that Fayette
organizations can use for a variety of functions.
rides, entertainment, set for 48th fair
With a new facility and
oodles of space, the 1999 Fayette County Fair
promises to grow by leaps and bounds in
coming years, organizers say.
has given almost half a century of service
Next year, Fayette
County Kiwanis will celebrate its 50th year
as a civic club in Fayette County.
- Local churches
prepare mass mailing of `Jesus' video to area
- Jesus is coming
to your mailbox in October.
- County to decide on
jail plan soon
- A committee studying options
for a new county jail and courthouse hopes to
present a site plan for County Commission action
- Jail funding
options still up in the air
- If you have an extra $60
million lying around, the Fayette County
Commission wants to talk to you.
- Peachtree City
victim of Buckhead massacre laid to rest this
- A Peachtree City woman was
among the victims last week of one of the worst
mass killings ever in the metro Atlanta area.
- Tyrone may have
sewer before year 2000 dawns
- By the beginning of next
year, the town of Tyrone could be hooked up with
a sewer line from the city of Fairburn.
- Residents in flood
zone won't see relief soon
- It will be some time yet
before residents of 24 homes in the Ginger Cake
Creek flood plain see any relief.
- Bank robber suspect
- A suspect in
last week's Fayette County bank robbery is now in
- New zoning for
hospital area gets thumbs up
- Fayetteville's new Medical
Office zoning category, designed to encourage a
campus-like setting for offices in the Fayette
Community Hospital area, is now in place.
- Homeowner sees
fence issue from other side
- While residents of a
Fayetteville subdivision continue to look for
ways around the city's ordinance banning fences
in some of their back yards, Mike DeLisle of
McIntosh Woods subdivision says he sees the issue
from the other side of the fence.
- P&Z to bank:
Find a way to save trees
- Concern for several large
trees on their building site has delayed the
start of construction for local business people
trying to get a new bank off the ground.
- Kedron area
residents to present apartment protest to City
- Residents of two
subdivisions in northern Peachtree City plan to
make known to the City Council at tomorrow
night's meeting their concerns over planned
apartment and road development in the area.
- Apple Orchard plans
go to Fayetteville Council
- Owners of 20 acres on the
southeast corner of Beauregard Boulevard and
Grady Avenue in Fayetteville will now approach
City Council with their plans to build 54 homes
in a neotraditional neighborhood at
- GTO's expansion
gets planners' OK
- Owners of GTO's restaurant
can now move forward with plans for an expansion
to allow inside dining.
- Men's wearhouse
- Developers of Fayette
Pavilion will wait another month for approval of
their plans for a freestanding building with five
shops including Men's Wearhouse.
- Schools revise
plans for open house visits
- The schedule for open house
in Fayette schools has been revised.
- County tag office
to close for upgrade Sept. 7
- The Fayette County tag
office will be closed Sept. 7 for a system
- Vo-tech students
can earn double credit
- Dual credit classes will
offered through the Fayette County's high school
vocational education department and Griffin Tech
starting this school year.
- Bus service
extended to Whitewater students
- The Fayette County Board of
Education Transportation Department will provide
bus service for middle school students living
south of Rising Starr Road and east of Ga.
Highway 85 who are rezoned to attend Whitewater
Middle School this fall. This will be a
Whitewater Middle School bus only. To take
advantage of this service, you must call and
identify your student(s), with their name(s),
address and phone number. Call 770-460-3520. The
bus driver will notify you with the bus number
and morning pickup time after compiling the
information and preparing the route.
stay busy on the ground and in the air
- When Marion
Forehand walked by Jim Friday's Jacksonville,
Florida home almost 43 years ago on her way to
school she didn't realize she was soon to meet
her future husband. Jim saw her walk by, was
compelled to fall in behind her and
follow her to school. He says he's been following
her ever since. Per Jim, She was a cute
Wing keeps flying for history's sake
- The Dixie
Wing is the Atlanta branch of the American
Airpower Heritage Foundation (AAHF). The
Foundation is more commonly known as the
Confederate Air Force (CAF), although the name
does not accurately portray the scope or purpose
of the group.
Field a strong asset for Fayette County
City-Falcon Field Airport has a strong history in
the Fayette County area. Founded in 1968 by
developer Joel Cowan, it was acquired by the
Peachtree City Airport Authority in 1987 with the
express purpose of supporting the industrial,
commercial and recreational aviation community in
Fayette County and the surrounding areas. Those
flying in and out for conferences at Aberdeen
Woods or the Wyndham Peachtree Conference Center
also take advantage of the conveniently located
crowds expected for Wings over Dixie this fall
- The reasons?
One is the demise of the Dobbins Air Show.
According to Ross Berry, Co-Chair of the
Sponsorship Committee, We will now be the
only air show in the Atlanta area.
homes meeting huge county needs
- Although Jim
Friday's participation as a juror on a child
abuse case and his subsequent curiosity are the
known beginnings of the Fayette Youth Protection
Home, Inc. Friday gives credit to a higher power.
He says the roots of the Home can be traced
directly back to a prayer he made in anger.
school off and running
- The Peachtree Flight School
began offering lessons at Falcon Field on June 1,
filling the void when Falcon Flight School closed
their doors. The school also continues to operate
out of Griffin as the Griffin Flight School.
Harris Teeter expected to
revitalize shopping center, says memo
A memo sent to Peachtree
Crossing shopping center tenants in Peachtree City
from a property management company is urging
retailers to consider expanding and upscaling their
New study says hospitals
play a big part in Maintaining Georgia's healthy economy
Georgia hospitals contributed
almost $25 billion to the state's economy in 1997,
according to a report prepared by the Economic
Forecasting Center at Georgia State University.
Deadline draws near for
natural gas marketing selection by customers
As the Aug.11 deadline draws
near, Atlanta Gas Light Company is leaving no stone
unturned in its drive to ensure the transition of
400,000 customers to natural gas marketers goes
- Hunting safety
classes offered locally
- Hunting education classes
will be offered by the Extension Services of both
Fayette and Coweta County. The classes in Coweta
County will run the first Friday and Saturday of
each month, with the exception of September and
October at the Coweta Extension Office. The first
class will be offered August 6 and 7 from 6-10
p.m. on Friday and from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on
Saturday. Call 770-252-1823.
- Sports Briefs
- Last fling of the
- Though it certainly does not
feel like summer is nearing an end, the 10th
annual Last Fling signals the beginning of a new
- Twain's greatest at
- The characters of
Huckleberry Finn and Tom Sawyer are legends in
American Literature. Their adventures spanned two
novels by Mark Twain and now are combined in the
Fayette Community Theatre production of the
musical Huckleberry Finn.
- Stay cool with
winter themed videos
- The Weekend section is often
used to give the citizens of the county some
suggestions of what to do for entertainment and
Supper may be leftovers but
the plates are clean
What are you doing?
- Georgia Academy of
Dance co-hosts dance conservatory
- The Georgia Academy of Dance
along with LaGrange Ballet hosted a three week
intensive dance workshop on the campus of
Fayetteville Church of God
plans Unity Tent Revival August 8-14
The Fayetteville Church of God
and its youth ministry will sponsor a Unity Tent
Revival at 895 Hwy. 85 South in Fayetteville,
beginning Sunday, Aug. 8 at 7 p.m. and continuing
through Saturday, Aug. 14. Several guest speakers are
Camp Meeting '99 is Aug.
8-13 at Fayetteville's Word of Life Church
Members of Word of Life Family
Church in Fayetteville are gearing up for Camp
Meeting `99, scheduled for Sunday, Aug. 8 through
Friday, Aug. 13 at the church. Services will be held
at 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. each day. .
Registration closes August
8 for 'Marriage Enrichment Weekend'
Couples at Fayetteville
Christian Church have until this Sunday, Aug. 8, to
sign up for the church-sponsored Marriage
Enrichment Weekend planned for November 12 and
13 at the Simpsonwood Conference and Retreat Center
in Norcross. Michael and Susan Keane, who minister in
Cartersville, will lead the retreat.
Body of Christ Christian
schedules Campmeeting '99 for August 8-13
guest speakers will be featured when the Body of Christ
Christian Church holds its Campmeeting '99
scheduled for Monday, Aug. 8 through Friday, Aug. 13 at 7
A 'special' that never
expiresfree ticket to Sunday school, church
Rev. Dr. John Hatcher
You know it. I know it. And God
knows it! You need to get your children in church.
Every week that you put it off, it gets harder. Now
is the absolutely right time to start attending a
church in which you and your family will fit. So,
just do it.
Co-author of 'Left Behind'
series will autograph books August 6 & 7 in Morrow,
B. Jenkins, coauthor of the bestselling Left
Behind series of books, will be on hand to
autograph copies of his latest release,
Assassins, Friday, Aug. 6 from noon-2 p.m. at
Berean Christian Bookstore on Cleveland Ave. in Atlanta,
and on Saturday, Aug. 7 from 1-2 p.m. at Barnes &
Noble bookstore on Mt. Zion Rd. in Morrow.
Assassins is the sixth installment in the
series which has sold 8 million copies nationwide.
Vacation Bible School
Tyrone's First Christian to
offer Back to School seminar Aug. 21
The First Christian Church of
Tyrone will sponsor a Back to School Seminar
for Parents Saturday morning, Aug. 21 from 9-11
a.m. The seminar will focus on helping parents become
better equipped to deal with the challenges of
Dee Baxter will speak at
Women's Aglow Fellowship International's Aug. meeting
Baxter will be the featured speaker at this month's
meeting of Women's Aglow Fellowship International,
Peachtree City Chapter, Monday evening, Aug 16, and
Tuesday morning, Aug. 17. Both meetings will be held at
the Peachtree Christian Fellowship at 1988 Hwy. 54 in the
Governor's Walk Shopping Center, 1/4 mile east of the
Peachtree City city limits.
Heritage Christian plans
land dedication ceremony, picnic
of Heritage Christian Church will have a dedication
ceremony and church picnic Sunday, Aug. 22, to celebrate
the recent purchase of 77 acres on the corner of Redwine
and Bernhard roads.
New Hope Baptist Church
blood drive is August 25
Red Cross Bloodmobile will be at new Hope Baptist Church
in Fayetteville on Wednesday, Aug. 25 from 2:30-7:30 p.m.
For more information, call Heather at 770-461-4337.
continues worship amid construction, remodeling
of Covenant Presbyterian Church in Fayetteville are
continuing with their summer worship schedule despite the
inconveniences of remodeling woes.
School system on right
track with dress code
By CAL BEVERLY
Our Letters pages have been
filled in recent weeks with opinions about two
separate but important issues involving the Fayette
County school system: a $90 million special local
option sales tax referendum for new school
construction and a stricter dress code for students.
What is Atlanta's mayor so
What a mess!
Their actions say board of
education disdains environment
By DENNIS CHASE
It has been
several months since I discussed the many
environmental issues involving our Fayette County
Board of Education. Over the last year or two, I have
had a number of direct encounters with a board member
as well as staff responsible for construction and
maintenance of the school grounds. I felt that these
encounters have been mostly unproductive.
- My wife Julie and I just got
back from camp. We were program directors for a
three-day First Timers Camp which
consists of first through third graders. The
point of the camp is to provide a pleasurable
first-time experience for kids so they will come
back to camp over and over.
On dress code, board should
listen to students
The letters from the students
responding to the dress code proposals for Fayette
County students in the July 28 edition of The Citizen
Board is already using
Scare tactics already being used
Bonds are still better than
This is about the selling of the
school sales tax, and smarter alternatives.
'Elitist' wants to shut
county's open doors
I read with great amusement the
homilies spouted by Bob Craft in your editorial
column. It seems he has proclaimed himself king
maker in Fayette County and watchdog of our
taxes. It is incredible how he picks on former county
commissions and blames them for the growth in this
county. You see, Mr. Craft would have preferred it if
we had just shut the door 20 years ago and let no one
else in. That, my friends, is the definition of an
Code will bring increased
I am proud of the young people
of our county who have used this forum to express
their objection to the proposed dress code changes to
be implemented in our schools. They have shown that
they are literate, civic-minded citizens despite
their preference for a style of clothing which I as
an older citizen do not personally choose. These
young men and women deserve to be listened to. We
should appreciate them and applaud them for their
merits, rather than seeking to alienate them because
of their dress.
Board must remember
different is not dangerous
The proposals recently presented
to the Fayette County Board of Education by the
Safety Task Force are so misguided and pompous, they
should be laughable. However, the gravity inherent in
the current path tread by this county is no laughing
FCHS band leader makes
lemonade out of disinvitation lemon
I must admit I was initially
upset about the Fayette County High School Band being
disinvited to play in the 2000 Olympic Opening
Ceremonies and was against accepting a different
Congress msut investigate
The Congress should take
immediate action to investigate the Clinton-Gore
administration's relationship to the Communist
The kids aren't all right
I am grateful that the Fayette
County Board of Education is looking out for the
safety of its students, but the dress code is
addressing the wrong issue. The problem is not the
presence of weapons at school, but the students in
Why don't schools punish
It has occurred to me that no
comment us students make about the strain that these
new dress code rules put on our wardrobes will sway
the school board's decision. It doesn't matter if the
new rules are ludicrous to us or not. You need a
quick solution and this was all you can come up with.