The Fayette Citizen-Special Sections
Friday, September 24, 1999


School board accepts sales tax defeat

The mood was somber at the Fayette County Board of Education Wednesday morning, following a night of disappointing election returns on the $90 million sales tax/bond package.

Line Creek apartments to be discussed again

The proposed apartments on Line Creek Parkway make up one of the scheduled topics of discussion when the Peachtree City Planning Commission holds its regular monthly meeting Monday at 7 p.m. at City Hall.

School board sets millage rate

The Fayette County Board of Education Wednesday tentatively set the rate for this year's property taxes at 19.84 mills for maintenance and operation and 3.69 mills for its debt service Wednesday.

Rec commission OKs playground request

The Peachtree City Recreation Commission voted at its regular monthly meeting to recommend the allocation of $5,000 for playground improvements at Peachtree City Elementary School.

Farr recovering from surgery
One of Fayette County's elder statesmen is resting at Piedmont Hospital after having surgery for a blood clot on his brain.

Price touts education reform

The educational system in this country is in serious trouble, but changes are occurring constantly that suggest there is hope for thousands of children, according to state Sen. Rick Price.

Police Blotter

Police vest fund drive now underway

The Peachtree City Police Department is once again raising money to purchase bulletproof vests for its officers

Weather may be the main culprit in Wednesday's fatal plane crash

Investigators from the National Transportation Safety Board and the Federal Aviation Administration are still sifting through the wreckage to determine what caused Wednesday morning's plane crash that took the lives of two Senoia residents.

Millage rate on the way down

Eastern Coweta County residents are probably breathing a sigh of relief this week after several government agencies announced their property tax rates for the next year.

City, county add voluntary water restrictions

Residents worrying about their withering lawns are now faced with a voluntary water restriction to help curb the effect of this year's drought.

Catholic school soon to make home in Coweta

By the early part of the next century, Coweta County could be the home of a Catholic school.

County rejoins planning agency
The Coweta County Commission decided Tuesday night to rejoin the Chattahoochee-Flint Regional Development Center after being “thrown out” of the organization last month.

Commissioner heads to California to discuss economic develoment

Coweta County Commissioner Robert Wood will be attending the National Association of County Community and Economic Development annual conference this weekend in Los Angeles.


Rivalry heats up for Patriots and Panthers

Tuesday saw two titans in 4-AAA softball meet in a highly anticipated contest. The Starr's Mill Panthers hosted the Sandy Creek Patriots in what could be the championship matchup in this weekend's AAA area tournament. Both teams wanted to send a message to their opponents in what quickl became an incredible county rivalry. Sandy Creek edged out Starr's Mill by a score of 2-1 and the message was sent.

PTC girls help Eagles soar

The Emory Cross Country girls team is getting some help from some former McIntosh Chiefs. Nicola Craver and Rachel Olson, both from Peachtree City and McIntosh graduates, have ran well in the Eagles first three meets.

Chiefs keep serving up wins

The McIntosh Chiefs volleyball team continues to play good ball.

'87 Lazers win third straight Atlant Cup

Atlanta Cup sponsors retired the traveling U-13 trophy to the `87 Lazers team upon winning their third “Athena A Division” Atlanta Cup title over Labor Day weekend.


Sending a message to our children

Parents and school administrators are still nervous as schools reopen this Fall across the country. The bitter taste of the killings at Columbine High School and the violence in schools nationwide still lingers. Security experts struggle to ascertain how to keep students safe while social scientists search to determine why such events occur in the most prosperous society in history.


Letter to The Editor

Reform Party supports charter schools

I am Anne Merkl and I represent the Reform Party of Georgia.