Wheat calls it quits as
Fayetteville Mayor Mike Wheat
surprised onlookers Tuesday by announcing he will not
seek reelection Nov. 2.
Wheat pulls liquor question
off City Councel agenda
Mayor Mike Wheat took liquor off
the agenda before Fayetteville's City Council meeting
Tuesday, saying the time is not right to discuss the
Lake disappears; county
A Fayette County public works
project designed to improve the flow of Sandy Creek
under Sandy Creek Road may have had the opposite
effect, causing Lake Bennett on Ga. Highway 54 to dry
up, according to a state Department of Natural
Dozens of fish die,
water plant shuts down as lake empties
Neil Davis hastily rigged a
pump on the lower side of the dam next to Olde
Mill Steakhouse Friday and began pumping water
back to the upper side.
dropping, but not critical
The lack of rain this summer
is taking its toll on the local water supply, but
so far the situation is not critical.
SPLOST backers prepare for
SPLOST (special local option
sales tax) supporters are turning up the heat this
week in their campaign to pass a $90 million combined
sales tax and bond referendum on Sept. 21.
discusses setting November liquor vote
Liquor by the drink was on the
Fayetteville City Council agenda for last night's
meeting (after press time).
Cities short-changed by
Are the residents of Fayette's
cities getting their fair share of services from the
Reception honors Krakeel
It's Jack Krakeel Day in Fayette
Board balks at hiring
consultant to push ROTC
A JROTC program for Fayette
County high school students may be a long time in
coming, according to Dr. John DeCotis, Fayette County
Developers urge caution on
tree preservation law
Saving trees from the bulldozer
is a laudable goal, say local developers, but they
also urge caution as the Fayette County Planning
Commission considers tightening its tree preservation
Board calls civility policy
a matter of simple respect
What Fayette school officials
want from school staff, parents and visitors to
schools is simple, said Board of Education Chairman
Debbie Condon: a little respect.
Four arrested after police
called to store
A single stop Saturday night in
Fayetteville led to the arrest of four people for a
variety of charges.
Fire wreaks costly damage
on Graves Road home
Fayette County firefighters
battled a major house fire late last week that left
virtually nothing untouched by flames.
graphics arts students win nationally
The McIntosh High School Graphic
Arts Department has placed in national competition
with ten pieces of student work produced during the
98-99 school year.
Collins tours farms, calls
Speaking to Georgia farmers hit
by drought and low commodity prices, Rep. Mac Collins
recently told them that any long-term solution to
stagnant farm income must include changes in tax and
The Fayette County
Commissions regularly scheduled meeting has
been cancelled for this week due to lack of agenda
Hecht named to commission
on sentencing of criminals
Gov. Roy Barnes has appointed
state Sen. Greg Hecht to his Commission on Certainty
A story in the Sept. 1 Citizen
incorrectly listed the date of the September NAACP
our community: Time to think about 'Noel
- I know the
weather is still hot really hot but
it isn't too soon to start thinking about
Sales tax makes 'business sense' for county
- For one of the few times in
its history, the Fayette County Board of Realtors
has decided to make its feelings known on a
Point offers lake amenities in a pastoral setting
- Home buyers across the
Atlanta area are finding a crown jewel at The
Point on Lake Kedron in Peachtree City.
pace is brisk at The Courtyards
- The sales pace has been
brisk at The Courtyards, a new community of low
maintenance patio homes in Newnan being built by
southside Coldwell Banker companies complete
- The merger of two Coldwell
Banker franchised companies on the south side of
Atlanta has resulted in the creation of the
largest Coldwell Banker franchise in Georgia.
home sales reach 100
- SummerGrove at Newnan, the
Atlanta area's only community with a
comprehensive technology package, is celebrating
another milestone. Home sales at SummerGrove have
are on for executive homes
- Pre-sales are now being
accepted in McCullough Ridge, Tim Jones
Communities' upscale new community on McCullough
Road in the McDonough area.
comes home to PTC
- A crowd of more than 100 was
on hand for a ribbon-cutting ceremony celebrating
the dedication of the new Siemens 100,000-sq. ft.
corporate U.S. headquarters in Peachtree City.
project earns top award
- A bathroom renovation
project by Atlanta-based SawHorse Inc. received
top recognition in a cover story in the
July/August 1999 edition of Atlanta Homes &
- A rising tide lifts all
boats, the saying goes. But there's a downside to
the booming economy: homeowners are watching
their property taxes hit the high water mark.
proving more popular with builders
- With Corian and other solid
surface countertop materials proving to be among
the most requested items from a high percentage
of today's home buyers, a Fayetteville-based
company is now positioned to meet this need.
get stuck with the wrong home loan
- The mortgage industry is
booming to meet skyrocketing demands for home
mortgage loans. It's a jungle out there. Smart
consumers who do their homework get the best
deals, while complacent consumers risk paying
EMC helping send kids to
Making wishes come true for
children with life-threatening illnesses is just
everyday business for the Make-A-Wish Foundation of
Greater Atlanta and North Georgia.
Wood You Furniture changes
name, but still offers quality service and products
Customers may have noticed a new
name for one of the more established furniture
companies and wondered if anything has changed.
Delta opens new ticket
counter at the airport MARTA station
Delta Air Lines, the city of
Atlanta, the Department of Aviation and MARTA
recently celebrated the opening of a new Delta Air
Lines ticketing and baggage counter at the MARTA
airport station at Hartsfield International Airport.
Huge upsets mark first week
The high school football season
started last Friday and several local teams started
off in the right direction.
Cross country looks forward
to finding path to glory for 99 season
Once children return to school,
athletics are never far behind. The softball season
and the volleyball season begin first,followed by
cross country and football.
Chiefs neeters flourish
despite many injuries
The McIntosh High School
volleyball team is hurting a little bit, literally.
Co-Captain Heather Dockstader and setter Vanessa
Contreras are both still out and Kara Nessing,
another setter, is out three to four weeks with a
- Neil Sedaka brings
thousands of hits to PTC
- There are some songs that
are timeless, spanning generations and uniting
them with their message. Neil Sedaka, performing
this weekend at the Frederick Brown Jr.
Amphitheater, has written thousands of songs in
his career, many of which are such monstrous hits
they continue to entertain almost 40 years after
they were originally written.
- Power of flight to
astound at Wings Over Dixie
- The power of flight has
always astounded man and it wasn't until this
century that flight became possible.
- Puppets tell
- The art of puppetry spans
cultures. No matter what the nationality of the
performers or the audience, the message can be
conveyed through the movements and the facial
expressions of the puppets.
Self-indulgence in sterling
By Sallie Satterthwaite
Dave's mother had a habit that
he used to mimic irreverently. She'd glance at a
calendar and say, Hmmm, today's Aunt
So-and-so's birthday. She'd have been 97. Of
course, Aunt So-and-so had died 15 years earlier.
- Annual festival
says "Long Live the Daisy"
- The fall season approaches
but the Garden Club of Georgia and Stone
Mountain's Yellow Daisy Flower Show will usher in
the sensations of spring this weekend. The Yellow
Daisy Festival, an annual event, brings together
garden clubs and amateur horticulturists from the
19 counties in the district. This year's show is
entitled Vive La Daisy.
Church will receive three into priesthood at ordination
Three local men will be ordained
into the Charismatic Episcopal Church priesthood this
Sunday, in a ceremony scheduled for Sept. 12 at 6
p.m. at the Hopewell United Methodist Church on
Jenkins Road, across from Sandy Creek high School in
Former drug lord to speak
at Braelinn Baptist this Sunday
Former drug lord Jorge Valdes,
now an author and head of a ministry, will be the
guest speaker this Sunday at 9 and 10:45 a.m. at
Braelinn Baptist Church in Peachtree City.
It's `revival, not
sports, filling up stadiums these days
By Rev. Dr. John Hatcher
It's a football game, or better
stated, it's a gladiatorial demonstration of muscle
and guts. The goal: one of the teams to walk off the
field of combat in disgrace and defeat. Broken bones
are always happening. Blood frequently flows. Curses
fly. Men are often crippled for life either
physically or emotionally.
Small group studies begin
Sept. 15 at Fayetteville First UMC
Six- and eight-week small group
studies on varying topics will begin Wednesday, Sept.
15 in the Family Life Center classrooms at
Fayetteville First United Methodist Church. The
classes are open to the community and there is no
Fayetteville First Baptist
to offer Bible study
Bible study classes for men and
women will begin Thursday, Sept. 9, from 6:45 until 9
p.m at Fayetteville First Baptist Church. The 11-week
course is entitled Lord, Where Are You When Bad
Things Happen? and uses the book of Habukkuk.
Faith Bible Church to offer
two ladies' Bible study groups in PTC
Faith Bible Church in Peachtree
City is sponsoring two ladies' Bible study groups
beginning Wednesday Sept. 15.
Kids for Christ
starts today at Fayetteville First United Methodist
Kids for Christ, a
program for children ages three years to fifth grade
will begin Wednesday, Sept. 8 at the Fayetteville
First United Methodist Church. Children's choir
begins at 6:30 p.m. with bells or crafts and stories
at 7 p.m. Parents may register their children at the
Community classes offered
at PTC First Baptist
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.
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
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.
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 High School 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
Award speaks volumes about
To get some perspective on the
recent announcement that Fayette County's top
firefighter, Jack Krakeel, is now the nation's top
firefighter, it's necessary to think about what the
lives of emergency workers are like.
There's life left in
2-party system yet
By LEE HOWELL
For years, we
have been told by this land's preeminent political
prognosticators ranging from James J.
Kirkpatrick on the right to David Broder in the
middle to Molly Ivins on the left that
America's historic two-party system is sick.
- Why, today, is everyone so
stressed out? Almost every event of the hour is
approached with a feeling of dread and urgency
that everything is about as bad as a Bill Gates'
haircut. What is it, that sends dads right past
their child's newest refrigerator art to get that
beer to relax? How is it that traffic figures as
a leading cause of high blood pressure? What is
it that prompts people today to have no sense of
humor at all, about anything?
F'ville restaurant's drink
A couple of weeks ago my family
and I went to Tanner's Restuarant [in Fayetteville]
for lunch. I noticed that the cooler behind the bar
held several bottles of mixer for various cocktails.
I was aware of liquor by the drink being voted down
several times by the good citizens of this county and
I became concerned that maybe the city council or
county commissioners had decided to find a way around
`Crazed gunman' cartoon
should offer a fourth choice
cartoon in The Citizen [Sept. 1] asked what people
would likely be thinking if a crazed gunman invaded
Despite growth-happy city
officials, no choice but to vote `Yes'
I saw a letter
to the editor giving the board of education a rash of
grief for SPLOST. I am certain the BOE can and should
cut expenses in many areas, especially in athletics.
These people need to find out that an education is
more important than athletics.
Why is nobody talking about
hidden, double fees?
The difference between honesty
and dishonesty should be readily apparent to honest
folks, and with all the churches in Fayette County,
one might think folks would spot, and denounce,
dishonesty as soon as they see it.
Never-ending cycle needs to
I read the article in The
Citizen (Sept. 1) outlining the plan of attack for
the Fayette Citizens for Continued Excellence in
Education and was struck by how odd a choice of a
name for this group Continued excellence in
education. Get real.
Officials missing point:
The Wolfpac is a gang
My children are now adults, so I
do not know any of the young people involved in the
recent fight that broke out while camping at Thompson
Road. However, as a parent and former teacher, I do
have some thoughts regarding this incident.