Back to the books
20,000 students will return to Fayette County public
schools Monday for the start of the 1999-2000 academic
Stricter dress code greets
Fayette County students returning to
school Monday should come dressed to learn,
according to Dr. John DeCotis, Fayette County school
County looking for help
with trash troubles
Finding a place to put the trash
gets more complicated all the time... so much so that
Fayette County is looking for a consultant to help
sort out the future of solid waste management here.
Elderly resident to
parents: `Get your teens under control'
Pauline Pullan is mad and
officials take MediaOne to wood shed
MediaOne cable company needs to
get its act together, Fayetteville officials told
company representatives last week.
SPLOST supporters getting
A grass roots
effort by Fayette County parents and citizens pushing
for passage of a $90 million special local option
sales tax and bond referendum Sept. 21 is taking
- Traffic offense
sparks federal lawsuit
- Apparently displeased with
the disposition of his case last year, a former
defendant in Fayette County State Court has filed
a federal lawsuit against virtually everyone
involved in the prosecution of the case.
- Goza Road plan gets
P&Z thumbs down
- Integrated Science and
Engineering will get no help from the Fayette
County Planning Commission in its quest to build
a 61-home subdivision on 155 acres on Goza Road
at Old Greenville Road.
- Shoppers get free
fireworks as car bursts into flames
- Shoppers in Peachtree City
got a free pyrotechnic display Sunday evening as
a car burned to a crisp in a local parking lot.
- Dog lover gives up
fight with county
- Dog lover Lynn Henning is
giving up in her fight with the Fayette County
government over its limit on the number of pets
each local family can own.
- State Court
Tag office to close Sept. 7
The Fayette County tag office
will be closed Sept. 7 for a system upgrade
Clayton State taking `TEAM'
concept to new levels
Clayton State TEAM Students Lend
Talent to University Website
Collins Black Hawk bill
goes to House floor
- The House Judiciary
Committee has approved legislation introduced by
U.S. Rep. Mac Collins, R-Hampton, to address a
tragedy that occurred April 14, 1994 when two
U.S. Army Black Hawk helicopters transporting
foreign and U.S. personnel over Iraq were shot
down by two U.S. Air Force F-15's.
- New program offers
ride home for car poolers stranded at work
- If you've been avoiding car
pooling or public transit because of fear
something will happen to your ride and you'll be
stranded, the Atlanta Regional Commission has a
new program you may like.
- A fleet of 161 yellow school
buses operated by the Fayette County School
District will start their daily routes Aug. 16,
first day of the new school year.
bus routes now available on Worldwide Web
- The Fayette County School
District now offers cyber help for parents who
need information on their children's school bus
set open houses
- Open house dates for Fayette
County Public Schools have been announced with
all elementary schools hosting parents and
students Thursday, Aug. 12 from 3-6 p.m.
more hi-tech than ever
High tech schools offer an
educational edge. Students today require more than
pencils and paper to be successful
brings out interesting facts on realtors
- A new survey by the National
Association of Realtors is causing many of the
stereotypes surrounding Realtors to fall by the
model homes show full range of SummerGrove styles
- SummerGrove at Newnan, the
first master-planned community in Atlanta to
offer a combination of ultra-fast Internet
connections, structured wiring in every home, and
an interactive community intranet, is celebrating
Private Property Rights
- When Congress begins to
consider federal tax legislation, most
industries, like a bride-to-be planning for her
wedding, put together their wish
lists. Many also put together a needs
list that they hope might be more in line with
what is possible.
Group starts work on Popular Pointe
- The Knight Group, one of the
Southern Crescent's most active home builders,
has entered the Spalding County market with the
opening of Poplar Pointe, a 47-home community in
Park open for business
- Ravin Homes has recorded its
first three sales in Brechin Park, a modern
neighborhood in Fayette County named for an
ancient city in Scotland called Brechin.
Design joins Tim Jones group
- Conceptual Design
Engineering, a full-service civil engineering
consulting firm, is the newest member of the
Jonesboro-based Tim Jones group of companies.
breaks lure first-time home buyers
- The idea of owning a first
home gives many home buyers a strong dose of
backslide on a reverse mortgage
- Paying off a
home mortgage loan can take up a big chunk of
your life and finances. A reverse mortgage loan
turns the tables you actually get money
back from your loan provider to use however you
choose. All those years of monthly payments have
created equity and a source of income.
cooperative have different meanings
first-time home buyer has enough to worry about,
right? Why worry about what makes a condo
different from a co-op? Because the legal
definitions are very different as they apply to
ownership and management of your property.
begins at Governor's Square Office Park
- Pre-leasing has begun in
phase one of Governor Square Office Park, off Ga.
Highway 54, just each of the Peachtree City
is takes to be a home builder
- Today's homes resemble
multifaceted machines and the successful home
builder has the knowledge, organizational skills
and drive to build them. A home builder must
understand how the home's complex systems work,
pay attention to detail, and coordinate various
contractors in a team effort to build and sell a
quality product. To coordinate this process,
builders must think on their feet, plan ahead and
do a number of tasks simultaneously.
are being accepted for The Magnolias of Eagle's
- Home site reservations are
now being accepted in The Magnolias of Eagle's
Landing, the newest neighborhood in the master
planned community in the Stockbridge area of
EMC chief says company is
ready for Y2K
With less than five months to go
before the millennium, Coweta-Fayette EMC CEO Micheal
Whiteside says the company is well prepared to deal
with the problems the Y2K bug might cause.
LaPetite aquires Bright
La Petite Academy, Inc., the
nation's second-largest provider of early childhood
education, announced recently it acquired
Minneapolis-based Bright Start, Inc., which operates
44 child care/preschool facilities in four state.
Classics in hunt for
The Atlanta Classics have done
everything they can to reach the W-League finals and
exact revenge on the rivals the Raleigh Wings. The
Classics, currently 11-5, have had an excellent
season and possess a stellar offensive weapon in the
W-League's points and goals leader, Kerry Gragg.
Gragg has scored 18 goals this season while recording
eight assists. Her last goal was the only goal in the
Southern Conference Final.
Wolf Creek shooters stay
hot, finish near top
The Wolf Creek Young Shooters
continue to set their sights on winning. They hosted
the 34th Junior International Air Pistol competition
recently, welcoming their guests with tough
competition at nearly every level.
Local boys take home medals
Ross Bittner and Matt Kelley,
both from Peachtree City, won a silver and a bronze
medal respectively, in the swimming competition of
the 1999 Junior Goodwill Games Nationals Finals last
weekend. The games were held on the campus of Georgia
Tech and Bittner and Kelley placed in the 25 yard
It's Valderrama-rama at
Silverbacks on Sunday
If you are a fan of soccer, you
have seen the bright golden curls of Carlos
- Shirrelles bring
legendary sound to PTC
- What is a Shirelle? To shirr
means to either draw cloth together along two or
more parallel lines or to bake eggs, removed from
their shell, until they are set.
- Local couple
working hard for 3 Day Event
- There are not many degrees
of separation between you and someone who has had
their lives touched by breast cancer. Chances are
it has affected either you, a member of your
family, or one of your friend's and their family.
- Six Flags open
daily for one more week
- You know all about Six Flags
Over Georgia. It's approximately 45 minutes away
from Fayette County, it has a number of great
rides and there are costumed merchants and
gigantic cartoon characters swarming the park.
Tribute to Goodness
With news of murder and mayhem
now a virtual staple of daily life, it's easy to
throw up one's hands and say, Enough. Turn off
the box. Discontinue the paper. I can't stand another
interview with neighbors, sheriff's deputies and numb
Wednesday night church is
forgotten in today's hectic scheduling
Rev. Dr. John Hatcher
My friend and fellow minister,
Dr. Justin Kollmeyer, made some serious suggestions
in light of the new dress code promulgated by the
school board (The Sunday Citizen, August 1, 1999). In
his column, he supplicated the schools to make
Wednesday nights off-limits for meetings, programs,
or anything that called for student/faculty
participation. He said Wednesday nights are a key
time for religious education and inspiration for
youth in our churches and students should be
encouraged to participate in religious activities
that night. That's the way it was when I grew up:
principals and teachers never even thought about
planning any sort of activity on Wednesday night. Not
only did they know that many of their students went
to church, but also most of them did (many sang in
the choir and choir practice was always on Wednesday
Jodeco's `Joyfest' outdoor
concert will feature Christian contemporary music,
Middle and high school students
and single adults from all over the Atlanta area are
invited to attend Joyfest...A Celebration of
Hope, an outdoor concert and block party,
Saturday, Aug. 28 from 6-11 p.m. at Jodeco Baptist
Church in Stockbridge. Since the event will be
outdoors, those attending are invited to
BYOBbring your own blanket.
Greentree Church to host
The entire community is invited
to Greentree Church in Tyrone on Saturday, Aug. 14 at
7:30 p.m. for the Southside Gospel Sing. Featured
performers will be The Dove Brothers. Admission is $5
at the door, and a love offering will be collected.
Greentree Church is at 414 Jenkins Rd. in Tyrone. For
more information, call the church at 770-969-0255.
F'ville Christian sets ice
cream social, variety show Aug. 15
Persons living in the vicinity
of New Hope and Hickory Roads in Fayetteville have a
special treat coming up Sunday evening, Aug. 15.
Dee Baxter will speak at
Women's Aglow Fellowship International Aug. 16 & 17
Dee 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
District workshop on
growing the small congregation scheduled for Aug. 21 at
Fayetteville First UMC
for Growing the Small Congregation, a workshop
sponsored by the LaGrange District of the United
Methodist Church, will be hosted by Fayetteville
First United Methodist Church on Saturday, Aug. 21
from 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Chairpersons and members of
all committees, church governing board members, and
pastors of any denomination are invited to attend.
Rolling Hills Baptist plans
The adult Sunday School classes
at Rolling Hills Baptist Church will have a
church-wide yard sale Saturday, Aug. 21 from 9 a.m.
until 4 p.m.
Heritage Christian will
offer `Walk Through the Bible' seminar Aug. 29
A seminar covering the Old
Testament entitled Walk Through the Bible
will be offered at Heritage Christian Church on
Sunday, Aug. 29 from 1-5 p.m. The seminar will be
preceded by lunch from 12:30-1 p.m.
Holy Trinity schedules
Holy Trinity CatholicChurch in
Peachtree city will have a Stand Up! Sing
Out! youth rally for Catholic youth Sunday,
Sept. 12 from 2-9 p.m
Rev. Fleenor is new
minister of music, youth at Calvary Temple
The Rev. Rick Fleenor has
assumed duties as youth pastor and minister of music
at Calvary Temple Assembly of God in Peachtree City.
It's time for tough talk on
In all the discussion about tax
cuts versus Social Security up there in Washington,
in all the interviews with candidates for president,
in all the talk shows and column writing, I keep
looking in vain for some hope that this albatross is
going to be lifted from our necks.
affects us all
By DENNIS CHASE
Opinion articles about the
governing ability with Peachtree City can be tricky
since a lot of things they accomplish are outstanding
when it comes to environmental matters.
- This article could be the
most important, significant 600 words you will
read before the end of the millennium.
House tax package tackles
serious national debt issue
By REP. MAC COLLINS
3rd District U.S. Congress
It is surprising to me that the
issue of returning taxpayer overpayments has become a
partisan issue in Washington, D.C.
Which Big Mac?
It is so disgusting to watch the
disingenuous Democrats fight so hard against the
minuscule tax bill that has been proposed by the
The bit dog hollers
It was interesting to note Donna
Lakly's letter in response to Bob Craft's letter
which pointed out why this county is becoming so
overcrowded, and the cost to taxpayers.
Dress code's not the answer
I am writing to you, as a parent
whose kids have been in the Fayette School System for
23 years, with some concerns in regards to the
proposed dress code change and book bag issue.
No one got the message
In the next issue of the Fayette
Citizen when addressing the pros and cons of SPLOST,
I think it would be appropriate to include a picture
of Spring Hill Elementary with the school sign which
states John Wieland Your Partner in Education
with the full view of a beautiful new school
entering only its fifth school calendar year with
unsightly trailers out front.
Elitist? I just want a good
My-My. I have just been called
an elitist by the wife of former state Rep. Dan