Boosters + beer=big bucks
Candy and citrus fruit sales may
have been enough to finance high school athletic
teams and marching bands in the past, but several
booster clubs in Fayette County are feeling the
pressure to produce big bucks. And how two of the
four booster clubs are raising those big bucks may
surprise many people.
Fayette farmers, homeowners
parched by long, dry summer
The last couple of months have
been devastating for Fayette County's farmers, and
homeowners are having an increasingly hard time as
Despite teen beating, 'no
gangs in schools'
The code of conduct for Fayette
County students states that gang-related activity and
bullying will not be tolerated. However, the teenage
code of silence often supersedes the school rules.
PTC eyes building ban on
If your project generates too
much traffic, we won't let you build it.
No watering violations so
far in 1999, marshal says
The Fayette County Marshal's
Office reports no violations of the county's watering
restrictions up to this point in 1999.
Cable war of words heating
The rift continues to widen
between Fayette County and its largest cable
television franchise holder, MediaOne.
Toddler drowns in swimming
A morning of play at a
neighbor's swimming pool ended in tragedy last
Thursday for a Fayette County toddler.
City workers hoping for
cooler weather inside
Workers and frequent visitors at
Fayetteville City Hall have been having a long, hot
Road construction accident
leaves hundreds phoneless
As many as 1,200 residents near
Ga. Highway 92 and Jimmie Mayfield Boulevard lost
their phone service all day last Thursday when
construction crews sliced a cable.
Homebuilders endorse sales
tax for schools
The Fayette County School
System's proposed special purpose local option sales
tax to provide for new facilities and other
improvements has received the endorsement of the Home
Builders Association of Midwest Georgia.
- New Sams school
ready for students
- A crew of able-bodied
volunteers moved furniture, equipment and
learning materials into the new Joseph Sams
School Saturday in preparation for the opening of
their school year Sept. 7.
NAACP seeking new member,
explores its mission for 1999
Race relations are pretty good
in Fayette County, says Ed Johnson, president of the
local chapter of the National Association for the
Advancement of Colored People.
Brooks neighborhood to get
Brooks Town Council last week
approved a $10,000 loan to help run water lines down
Commission eyes zoning
Four rezoning requests are on
the Fayette County Commission agenda for tomorrow's
regular business meeting, including Thomas Busey's
request for zoning to allow a 155-acre, 61-lot
subdivision on Goza and Old Greenville roads.
Red Cross still seeking
workers for special corps
Recruiting for the 1999-200
AmeriCorps, American Red Cross Rapid Response Corps,
is still open.
Weaver pled guilty Wednesday to statutory rape and
was sentenced to five years probation and a $1,000
fine plus costs.
Future's bright for CCSU,
says interim head
Clayton College & State
University will enter the new millennium and its 30th
year with an extensive review of its academic
programs and an emphasis on the on-going upgrading of
the University's infrastructure.
First student housing
Fayette County students who
don't want to make the daily commute to classes at
Clayton College and State University now have an
Smog casts unhealthy haze
over the city
You are driving to work on I-85.
Ahead is one of those message boards that light up
and tell you of traffic delays. Today it reads:
Tomorrow will be a smog alert day.
exams necessary when it's back to school
- The children have been back
in school for over a week now. You have completed
the back to school shopping, but have you taken
the kids in for their back to school eye exams?
leg screening at FCH
- Seventeen metro Atlanta
hosptitals will conduct free leg screening
programs for people who are suffering leg pain to
determine if they are at risk for a common
condition known as peripheral vascular disease.
Death of a pet
By DR. GREGORY K. MOFFAT
We experienced something new to
our family this summer when our beloved dog Kisses
was hit by a car and died. Our beagle had been with
us for several years and we had raised him since he
was a tiny puppy, small enough to hold in my hand.
Health Department changes
policy on Hepatitis B vaccinations
If you've had a baby recently,
you may have noticed that your child did not receive
a hepatitis B immunization before leaving the
How to prevent pain when
picking up baby
Warning: Babies can be hazardous
to your health. Specifically, it's your back that's
at risk, with all the lifting required when you have
Program boasts "Safe
Return" for Alzheimer's patients to families
The Atlanta Area Chapter of the
Alzheimer's Association and other chapters around the
state are promoting enrollment in the Safe
Return program for the memory impaired.
Hospital's diagnostics finds way to help patients beat
What do you do when 24 hours is
just not enough?
Health and Fitness Fair
Fit for the new
Milennium, the second annual Health and Fitness
Fair sponsored by SE Primary Care Specialists,
(Harsch and Osborne, MD, PC) will be Sept. 18 at the
internists' Fayetteville office.
A web site to answer your
Searching for extensive health
care information on-line used to be a tedious process
involving numerous search engines, directories and
indices, but no more.
Northside offers free
The prevention and treatment of
gynecological cancers will be discussed by Benedict
B. Benigno, M.D., a gynecological oncologist on staff
at Northside Hospital, Tuesday, Sept. 7, 6 p.m. at
The Wellness Community Atlanta Northside.
Deadline draws near for
Spirit of Industry entries
Applicants have just one week
left to supply entries in this year's Spirit of
David vs. Goliath
By GREGORY SMITH
Over the past
decade, countless family-owned and small businesses
have closed their doors, turned out the lights and
gone out of business. A major reason is because of
the growth of superstores in America.
County teams show promise
at Tiger's football jamboree
The Fayette County Tigers
invited two other county teams, the Starr's Mill
Panthers and the Sandy Creek Patriots, and a AAA
powerhouse in the Creekside Seminoles, as they played
host to a high school football jamboree Friday night.
Lady Chiefs start season
The McIntosh Lady Chiefs opened
their season last week at home with two games, facing
the East Coweta Lady Indians and the Berkmar Lady
- Lee Greenwood bring
hits to Amphitheater
- Lee Greenwood possesses many
similar characteristics of other successful
- Vineyard Fest
returns to Chateau Elan
- Georgia is not the first
place that comes to mind when it comes to wine.
People would consider the Napa Valley of
California or the vineyards of France or Italy
before even thinking about Georgia.
- Southern Fried
Music Fest moves away from controversy
- It has all the makings of a
1980s fighting-the-establishment movie. A man
attempts to promote a benefit concert in a
suburban county south of a major city and the
county officials block the event.
Learning to fail
By Sallie Satterthwaite
Home-schooling is on my mind today. And I
Operation Mobilization helps in relief efforts to
earthquake stricken Turkey
Operation Mobilization (OM), an
international Christian mission agency with its U.S.
offices in Tyrone, is working in partnership with
Operation Mercy to bring relief to those affected by
the recent earthquake in Turkey. Operation Mercy is a
relief and development organization headquartered in
God is no fool...You want
the blessings?You pay the price
Rev. Dr. John Hatcher
It seems that nobody wants to
pay the price for what they want. So, they accept
substitutes. In something as simple as weight
control, we don't want to pay the price. So, we take
dream-a-way or we pay for suck-away. How about
walking four miles three times a week? No way!
PTC's First Baptist Church
will offer special interest community classes
Classes in overcoming personal
obstacles, enriching marriages, enhancing parenting
skills and weight management are being offered by the
First Baptist Church of Peachtree City and are open
to the community. Reservations for free childcare may
be made by calling 770-487-8133, ext. 215.
Registration fees vary and will cover the cost of
materials used in the classes. Some of the classes to
be offered include:
New Greater Atlanta
Hadassah group plans organizational meeting in Peachtree
An organizational meeting to
discuss the formation of a new Greater Atlanta
Hadassah group in the South Atlanta area is planned
for Wednesday, Sept. 22 at 7 p.m. in Peachtree City.
The area expansion includes Peachtree City, Newnan,
Fayetteville and South Atlanta. The group is
targeting all ages in the geographical area at this
concert will feature Christian contemporary entertainment
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.
Mills Chapel Baptist plans
Mills Chapel Baptist Church in
Newnan will have a Bible Revival Sunday, Aug. 29
through Wednesday, Sept. 1 with Dr. John Phillips as
the guest speaker.
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.
Providence UMC hosts
viewing of `Matthew' video
The Maverick Sunday School class
at Providence United Methodist Church will host lunch
and a video viewing of Matthew, a
word-for-word visual representation of the book of
Matthew this Sunday, Aug. 29 from 12:15 until 5 p.m.
The video will be shown in its entirety.
Bishop Louis Campese will
visit Anglican Church of St. Francis in Jonesboro Aug. 29
The Rt. Rev. Louis Campese,
Bishop for the Diocese of the Eastern U.S. will make
his first pastoral visit to The Anglican Church of
St. Francis in Jonesboro on Sunday, Aug. 29, to
administer the Sacrament of Confirmation to Rodney W.
Joye and Rodney C. Joye and receive into the Anglican
Church Carla Joye, Biff and Kathy Carmichael.
Stay out of private lives?
Easy to say...
You say you don't care about
politicians' personal lives and you wish the press
and opponents would just stick to the issues?
the globe again...
- Though we have suffered a
2-month drought this summer, there is plenty of
newsworthy chuckles raining down on us. Thank
goodness there's always a monsoon of morons to be
made fun of.
Maybe residents ought to
pay for their garbage
article, County looking for help with trash
troubles [The Citizen, Aug. 11], it was
reported that Fayette County is encountering greater
and greater problems in the disposal of solid waste.
Along with the discussion of where to stash our trash
for perpetuity, waste reduction must become an
equally important factor. Before any attempt is made
to find a suitable location for, and subsequent
creation of, a new landfill, Fayette County residents
need to know that there are serious pollution
problems at the First Manassas Mile landfill, as
there are at many landfills. Then, they can decide
intelligently whether they want an additional
landfill in their backyard.
Give up gas golf carts,
I just read in [The Peachtree
Citizen Review, Aug. 20] that one of the major
pharmacies in Peachtree City is going to move into a
new location so it can provide drive-through service.
With its drive-through service it will also provide
more air pollution.
Kraft Kronies dislike real
I have set in silence reading
the editorials in you paper and several other local
papers which have systematically assassinated the
person and character of Dan Lakly.
Paintball confusion leads
One Saturday, a friends's son
made plans to go to Prime Time Field in Senoia for
some paintball fun. The father of the other boy was
providing transportation. For convenience sake, they
were to meet at Huddleston School parking lot.
PTC Council ignores church
I was appalled at the way in
which the proceedings were conducted at the Aug. 5,
1999 Peachtree City City Council meeting during the
public hearing segment involving the appeals by the
Peachtree City Methodist Church and a homeowner in
the Robinson Road area. I have attended various such
meetings in other counties and never have I witnessed
such inappropriate behavior on the part of some of
the council members or the audience.
Other school tax means must
Once again this county resembles
a house divided over a rather basic and
simple-to-understand issue: Are the citizens willing
to dig deeper (once again) to pay for new physical
plants, teaching facilities, and equipment, and
heaven forbid, athletic equipment.
Yes vote if ugly trailers
are replaced at schools
I can promise my vote in favor
of the SPLOST in September, if the school board can
tell me when the permanent trailers will
be removed from schools like Huddleston Elementary
and Booth Middle School.