Jail oppostion beginning to
Tripling capacity to 300 inmates
PTC firefighters' shaved
heads are tribute to their embattled Chief Reed
For some guys,
the way they wear their hair makes a
statement about how they view themselves.
Picture the flowing locks of a country singer or the
trim coif of a fast-track executive.
Fayette water most
Fayette County residents pay
more for water than their neighbors, according to a
Holyfield's pastor ordered
Superior Court judge ruled Friday that heavyweight
boxing champion Evander Holyfield's pastor would be
required to answer questions relating to the
fighter's divorce proceedings.
1st Thursday prayer meeting
moves to Sams Auditorium
The First Thursday Noon
Community Prayer meeting heads to a new, larger
setting this week.
Fayette students continue
to excel on Scholastic Assessment Tests
SAT (Scholastic Assessment Test)
scores for Fayette County high school students
district-wide climbed 17 points over last year's
scores and remained well above the state and national
averages for the 1998-99 year, according to
information released Tuesday by the school district.
Trees saved, bank's
building plans get Fayetteville P&Z OK
Southern Community Bank can move ahead with
its plans for a two-story, 14,000-sq. ft.
headquarters building at the corner of North Jeff
Davis Drive and Jefferson Avenue, but the bank will
be lacking 11 parking spaces that were part of its
Medical office plans
Two area doctors can move
forward on their plans for new offices near Fayette
Community Hospital now that the County Commission has
approved rezonings for their projects.
Sales tax committee pushing
for 'yes' vote
With just three weeks to muster
support for a $90 million special local option sales
tax and bond referendum, the steering committee
called Fayette Citizens for Continued Excellence in
Education is ready to tell county voters why they
should vote yes Sept. 21.
School board eyes civility
rules for parents
Good behavior is not just for
students in Fayette County schools it's
expected of their parents and other adults as well.
Story of his life
Some things just get better with
time. After initial recognition in 1979 by the
Freedoms Foundation at Valley Forge, Paul Oddo Sr.'s
publication titled Uncle Sam and the Flag
received a McGuffey award in July, exactly 20 years
after its debut.
Student reports theft in
Apparently some local high
school student is pretty serious about raising that
Fayetteville ready for Y2K,
says finance official
Fayetteville government agencies
are all ready and set to have computers
up and running Jan. 1, 2000, said city finance
director Lynn Raven.
Phoenix Star seeks to start
shuttle service to Fort Mac
The road has been rocky so far
for Fayette County's new shuttle bus service to
Hartsfield Airport, but owner Stuart Hoff said the
business is building.
- County school bus
involveed in minor mishap
- A minor accident involving a
Fayette County school bus and car occurred Monday
afternoon in Peachtree City at the intersection
of Ga. Highway 54 and Peachtree Parkway.
Artist honored, mural
unveiled at library
Renowned local artist Patsy
Gullett was honored at the Fayette County Public
Library recently for her painting of a mural on the
School official to address
Fayette County assistant school
superintendent Fred Oliver will address the September
meeting of the Fayette NAACP branch Sept. 1 at 4 p.m.
Chamber backs school tax
The Fayette County Chamber of
Commerce Board of Directors has become the latest
business orgnization to cast its support behind the
Board of Education's sales tax referendum.
ACT tests set in October
The ACT Assessment, a leading
college entrance and placement exam, will be
administered nationwide Oct. 23.
SAT prep classes offered
Preparation classes for the
Scholastic Assessment Test will be offered this fall
through Fayette County Community Schools under the
direction of Thor Hanes.
Forgery draws prison term
A 26-year-old Conyers man was
sentenced Friday to prison on a local forgery charge.
Hearing set on tree
The Fayette County Planning Commission
will have a public hearing Sept. 2 at 7 p.m. on a
proposed new tree preservation ordinance.
Safety urged where school
children, buses and cars are concerned
On the second day of this new
school year, an elementary school student in Fayette
County was struck by a motorist as he dashed across
the street after getting off a school bus.
Local parents invited to
Lunch and Learn
Homework Helpers for Parents is
the first seminar in the popular Lunch and Learn
series provided by Fayette County Schools' Pupil
on Hollis Harris: the "American Dream"
at its best
- It was
apparent within the first few minutes of my
conversation with Hollis Harris that a short
newspaper profile would not begin to do justice
to his life.
has locals get involved in arts
- For those who
are not necessarily artistically, musically or
theatrically talented, but would still like to
support the arts, the Endowment Committee for the
Cultural Arts (ECCA) is as close as you can get
to one-stop shopping. Many local
artists, musicians and talents from all of the
arts are also members of the ECCA.
group going strong in Fayetteville
Community Theater, Inc. is the county's oldest
and largest theater company, offering classic
children's productions, musicals, off-Broadway,
one and two-act comedies, and Christmas
with a flair for art
- For those
with an artistic talent - whether it is in arts,
crafts, music, theater or other cultural arts -
Fayette County has a lot to offer. The following
series of articles highlight some of the
opportunities and some Prime Timer's who are
involved in the arts.
getting into the act
- Dr. Thomas
and Sylvia Wade are well-known names among those
who keep up with local theater.
Unemployment rate drops
Fayette County's unemployment
rate continued its freefall for the second straight
Chamber's Business Expo set
for next Tues.
The Fayette County Chamber of
Commerce hosts its 9th Annual Business Expo at the
Wyndham Peachtree Conference Center next Tuesday from
Keeping your life on-course
By GREGORY P. SMITH
Have you ever
been lost? Do you ever feel like a hamster on a
treadmill? Are you tired of commuting to work and get
only getting further behind with your life?
Medical Arts Center is open
The new Medical Arts Center
building is finally completed and has an orthodontist
as its first tenant.
The beginning of another
year of high school football
Doesn't it feel like the wait
until football season starts gets longer and longer
Local swimmers place at
The Southern Crescent Aquatic
Team and the Peachtree City Pacers have exercised
their dominance in the sport of swimming for a while
now. Every few months their long list of
accomplishments and accolades grows, and with it a
reputation that opponents fear but also admire.
Rec League softball starts
Though the temperature has
hardly gone below 100 degrees lately, the Fall Open
Co-Rec Softball League began last week with four
divisions: an open division, a
church division, a D
division, and a DD division. The teams
will play a shorter schedule against smaller teams.
- Dance troupe's
performances are as good as Georgia Gold
- There is a school in Tyrone,
the Doris Russell School of Performing Arts,
where people of all ages gather to learn the
secrets of dance.
- Power Crossroads
provides fun for 29th straight Labor Day Weekend
- One of the largest fairs in
the state, the Powers Crossroads Festival,
returns this weekend, making its 29th consecutive
- Labor Day: The
three day weekend that the Unions got us
- Labor Day is almost an
oxymoron because most people do not work on the
By Sallie Satterthwaite
She lives at
the corner of our house where the glass room meets
the screened porch, sheltered by the eaves. There she
rests, head down and legs stretched languidly while
we scurry about our busy lives inside.
Brooks United Methodist
Church plans Heritage Sunday Sept. 12 1800s style
Forget the phone, the computer,
the Internet and TVfor just one day. Take a
trip back in time when a batch' was not a
computer file; when booting up was what
you did to go outside; when horsepower
was just one; when fellowship was the main form of
entertainment. How? Come to Heritage Sunday at Brooks
United Methodist Church Sunday, Sept. 12.
Time to correct our
forefather's mistakes... pluck the 'rebel' out of Georgia
Rev. Dr. John Hatcher
The Georgia flag issue. It does
matter to me. I'm white, but my color has nothing to
do with it, for or against. I'm the grandson of a
Confederate soldier, but that does not have anything
to do with it. Come to think of it, however, it may
give me more of a right to be heard.
PTC's First Baptist 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.
New Hadassah group plans
organizational meeting here
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
Providence hosts picnic for
Members of Providence United
Methodist Church in Fayetteville will host a Labor
Day pot luck dinner for the five Kosovo families
living in the area on Sunday, Sept. 5 from 4-7 p.m.
Sponsors from each of the families' respective
churches have also been invited.
Aubrey Johnson is new
pulpit minister at Church of Christ
Aubrey Johnson, former pulpit
minister for the Memorial Parkway Church of Christ in
Huntsville, Ala., has assumed duties as pulpit
minister for the Peachtree City Church of Christ. He
is a published writer for 21st Century Christian and
the Gospel Advocate magazine. Johnson received his
Master's degree in religion from David Lipscomb
University in Nashville, Tenn.
Sherry Tomlinson Silvers to
speak at Sept. Women's Aglow Fellowship
Sherry Tomlinson Silvers will be
the featured speaker at this month's meeting of
Women's Aglow Fellowship International, Peachtree
City Chapter, Monday evening, Sept. 20, and Tuesday
morning,Sept 21. Both meetings will be held at the
Peachtree Christian Fellowship, 1988 Hwy. 54 in the
Governor's Walk Shopping Center, 1/4 mile east of the
Peachtree City city limits.
Bendiberg to give performance at National Heights
National Heights Baptist Church
will have a special service on Sunday, Sept. 19 at
10:55 a.m. featuring professional storyteller Tersi
Bendiberg. The Sanctuary and Children's choirs will
present A Celebration of the Arts with
Storytelling and Music: Parables, Poetry and
Landmark students help
clean up drug infested West Va. community
Helping a drug-infested
community get back on its feet became the mission of
some 24 students from Landmark Christian School in
Fairburn as they dedicated their summer to working
with residents of the Cora Bottom community in Cora,
Wednesday evening communion
Wednesday evening communion
services have resumed at Christ Our Hope Lutheran
Church. The services are 20 minutes in length and
give the opportunity for silent prayer and meditation
as well as receiving communion. Christ Our Hope is
located at 2165 Hwy. 138 in Riverdale. For more
information, call 770-997-7117.
youth plan all-night outing at Six Flags
Middle and high school youth at
Fayetteville Christian Church are invited to an all
night outing at Six Flags Friday, Sept. 24 following
the Fayette County football game. Youth for Christ
has reserved the park for teens from around the state
to bring their unchurched friends and enjoy Christian
fellowship and live Christian bands.
Beer, boosters, hacks,
means and ends
By Cal Beverly
I thought I was just a wide-eyed innocent shocked
to learn that some local high school booster clubs were
selling alcoholic beverages to raise money for
Lesson of Waco revelations:
Calls for U.S. Justice
Department maven Janet Reno's resignation are once
again resonating in the halls of Congress.
is my wallet?
- If you could look inside the
typical man's brain it would read: Girls,
sports, food; girls, sports, food; girls, sports,
food. Wait! Where's my wallet... Whew! I got
it!... Girls, sports, food; girls, sports,
Shame on Citizen for
Shame on you for running the
front-page article, Boosters + beer = big
bucks, in the Aug. 25 edition of The Citizen as
a news story.
`Pollution' shown in photo
was just common water vapor
In the Aug. 25 issue of The
Citizen in section B is a story on smog. As an
environmental consultant to industry, it really bugs
me when the media shows pictures of the discharges
from cooling towers and implies that this is
Who gave the right to judge
ethics of boosters selling beer?
I also read the article
entitled, Boosters + Beer = Big Bucks, as
well as the response from Dr. [Knox] Herndon [The
Sunday Citizen, Aug. 29]. I feel that there are a few
things that need to be said.
Homeowner gets runaround
from officials on siltation problem
In the mid 1960s, Earl Strother,
Sr., and myself built Lake Stephens. It was
beautiful, all natural and all spring-fed clean
water. The creeks that entered the lake on the north
had high banks on both sides. Everything was all a
person could want, which is why we all moved to
Social Security plan pales
beside what private investments could produce
It was quite a shock to read
[Edward] Ramey's letter (Repair, don't destroy,
Social Security). The idea that we cannot produce
enough to have security unless we depend on the
government to do it for us is insulting to me.
Don't rezone for higher
Do we really need this rezoning,
is there a compelling benefit for the current
citizens, will it reduce taxes, will it improve the
quality of life for all of Fayette County?
Will 75% of apathetic
voters determine outcome of SPLOST?
In the Wednesday, Aug. 11,
edition of The Citizen, there was an
article SPLOST supporters getting
organized. The part that gives the statistics
about the voting public in this county ... goes on to
say there are about 50,478 registered voters in the
SPLOST is no fix; instead,
stop all development
The claim that the SPLOST tax
will increase the quality of education by building
more schools is illogical. Building more schools will
only be a temporary fix, even if the environmental
aspects are ignored.
Public education is
rewarded by gullible parents for undereducating kids
1993 was a seminal year. A
womanizing, corrupt, traitor was sworn into the
office of President of the United States.
Yes to SPLOST is green
light to developers, more growth
There are indications that
supporters of SPLOST are hoping for a low turnout of
voters on Sept. 21. They think this is their best way
of passing an unpopular tax.
If you can't handle heat, don't write
I take offense to the letter
written by Mr. Harold Harrison and his
mischaracterization of the so-called Kraft
We're already paying too
much for trash
I take the comment from Pamela
Martin of Peachtree City in great distaste, or maybe
contempt would be a better word, in her letter
stating, If people were required to pay for
their trash by the pound, I believe we would see a
great reduction in solid household waste.