Cowan brews Tyrone zoning
After more than 90 minutes of a
sometimes heated discussion, the Tyrone Planning
Commission decided to table a rezoning request from
Joel Cowan Jr. for a new 169-home subdivision in the
PTC's 'delima': How to
spend tax surplus
Thanks to an accounting
adjustment in the city's favor, Peachtree City
officials must decide whether to reduce the millage
rate or put a substantial amount of unbudgeted funds
into some deserving project.
Prove you live in Fayettem
BOE orders parents
In an effort crackdown on
non-Fayette County residents attending Fayette County
schools, students have been asked to provide their
school with an original copy of a gas or electric
bill between Oct. 1 and Oct. 15. The Board of
Education wants to ensure that as taxpayers, you are
only providing an education for students who are
legitimate residents of Fayette County,
Superintendent John DeCotis wrote in a letter sent
home with students last week.
Changes in graduation
requirements to be aired
A community roundtable
discussion on the latest changes in state-mandated
graduation requirements for Georgia high school
students will be held Thursday evening at 7 p.m. at
the Lafayette Education Complex (old Fayette County
High School) in Fayetteville.
F'ville sets jail monitor
committee; seeks 'input'
Wanting to keep a close eye on
county developments as they pertain to the proposed
new jail, the Fayetteville City Council Monday night
announced that a jail committee would be formed by
the city to monitor the situation.
Big rig parkers get
grandfathered in F'ville P&Z decision
New residents who move into
Fayetteville will have to leave their tractor
trailers parked somewhere else.
Fire strikes convenience
Monday morning commuters on Ga.
Highway 54 at Robinson Road in Peachtree City got an
unexpected fireworks show, as flames shot from the
roof of the Village Store on the southwest corner of
Trash truck, van collision
A Fayetteville man is dead after
a head-on collision Monday morning on Tyrone Road
between a trash truck and a van.
3 face drug charges after
Three men face drug charges
after a traffic stop for a seatbelt violation Sunday
morning in Fayetteville.
Georgia's Y2K Task Force:
Some agencies still not ready
The Georgia Citizens Y2K Task
Force told Governor Roy Barnes that Georgians should
have little or no worries about possible year-end
computer failures impacting their essential services.
Fruit of vine at peak of
perfection at local vineyard
Just outside Brooks on Ga.
Highway 16, there is a modest fruit stand fronting
the Ison's family vineyard of muscadine grapes. Every
season, Leola Ison Hugeley sells between 300 and 400
boxes a week to motorists passing by who want fresh
fruit or culls, the overripe grapes or those stung by
bees, to make wine.
Juries rule on court cases
A pair of convictions were
handed down by juries Tuesday in two separate
criminal trials in Fayette County Superior Court.
New batteries needed for
An average of three children a
day approximately 1,100 children under the age
of 15 die each year in house fires in the
Flat Creek Nature Center in
Peachtree City is flourishing just three years after it
Three years ago, the Flat Creek
Nature Center was just a dream. Today, Marcia Brown,
founder and environmental educator of the center,
welcomes about 6,000 visitors annually.
and Catrina Krakeel: together through thick and
- If there is
one characteristic that comes through loud and
clear when talking with Jan and Catrina Krakeel,
it is strength strength of character, of
commitment, to their values and to their family.
boat, the beach and growing up
- A constant in
the Krakeels' lives has been camping. Many
weekends the family would load up their
belongings and head for the lake to camp. They
didn't have a boat or any of the things many
consider standard now.
changes, but club keeps going
- When Fayette County Bank
became Regions Bank, the names of many things
changed. However, Nancy Price and the bank's
commitment to seniors remained.
County's unemployment rate
Fayette County's unemployment
rate continues to be one of the lowest in the region.
up set to open store
The Great Frame Up, a national
franchise chain of art and custom framing stores,
announced this week it will open a store in
Fayetteville Oct. 18.
Communication tips for
By GREGORY P. SMITH
Voice messages, electronic
e-mails, video conferences, speakerphones and
cellular/portable phones--all part of the modern
AAA teams remain unbeaten,
The fifth week of the high
school football season gave good results to the local
AAA teams and not so good results for the AAAA teams.
Starr's Mill and Sandy Creek both celebrated their
homecoming on Friday night with wins to keep both
teams undefeated, while McIntosh took on the top team
in 4-AAAA, Lovejoy, and Fayette County felt the wrath
of a Stockbridge team searching for their first win.
19 bands to play at Sandy
Creek on Saturday
Lasting throughout a football
game takes endurance. First, there is the weight of
the uniform and equipment to contend with, and second
is dealing with the amount of effort it takes to go
full speed through drills and then the game. Yes, the
high school marching bands put a lot of time and
energy into their programs and this weekend, they
will take center stage.
PTC's Pretzer is IronKids
Kirsten Pretzer, a fourth grader
at Braelinn Elementary school,recently competed in
the IronKids Bread Triathalon National Championship
in San Antonio. The race was held on the campus of
Palo Alto College and over 250 boys and girls ages
7-14 competed in the event
- Peter Pan keeps
- Think of a wonderful
thought, any merry, little thought. Once a little
fairy dust is added, it is said you can fly.
- Callahan shows the
evlution of Atlanta in latest series
- Sometimes we notice the
minute changes in the appearance of an object
when it is affected by a change of some sort, but
typically, the object remains the object for us
and we take that unique vision for granted. For
Harry Callahan, a change in light, time or camera
position, would create fantastic new objects and
scenes out of what seems ordinary or plain. The
High Museum of Art Folk Art and Photography
Galleries will be displaying his work from
1981-1996 through Nov. 7.
- Wilson's Jitney
starts in Atlanta
- Playwright August Wilson has
explored the African American experience with the
seven plays that he has written. The Piano
Lesson and Fences may be the
more famous of his plays, but all of them include
important themes in any person's life. In his
play, Jitney, Wilson explores the
late 1970's and the struggle between fathers and
- According to John
plays Kiwanis Fair
- The four young men who
comprise the compelling new Christian modern rock
group According top John seem like ordinary
American youth. With the exception of an earring
or two, standard gear for today's musicians, they
somehow elude the status trappings of the typical
rock ensemble. They are four guys from Georgia on
a spiritual mission.
- Woodruff Arts
Center to enlighten students
- How many Atlanta youngsters
never have the opportunity to experience the
splendor of a full symphony orchestra? Or, gaze
upon an authentic Monet canvas? Or, sit in a dark
theatre and ride the emotional waves of a
compelling stage drama? The Ford-Woodruff Center
Academy for the Arts will provide a group of
metro Atlanta high school juniors with cultural
arts experiences as well as an appreciation for
Falling apart like the
By Sallie Satterthwaite
Have you heard of the wonderful
one-hoss shay, That was built in such a logical way
It ran a hundred years to a day...?
I humbly take my
rebuke...now may I submit my applicator?
By Rev. Dr. John Hatcher
Several readers thoughtfully
responded to my column concerning the issue of the
Georgia flag. In that column several weeks ago, I
gave support to taking the Confederate emblem out of
the state flag. Even a pastor friend took the time to
write a respectful rebuke. One reader wrote me and
said he grieved for the memory of my grandfather who
fought for the South. Some responses were from Sons
of the Confederacy. They even invited me to one of
their meetings. Now, I want to share my heart.
Fayetteville First UMC
small group sessions start tonight
Mission 2000: Sharing
God's Gifts is the theme for the 1999 small
group class session to be held at Fayetteville First
United Methodist Church beginning today. Topics,
facilitators, locations and times are as follows:
Senoia's Open Door Baptist
will host the Greenes in Southern Gospel singing
Open Door Baptist Church in
Senoia will present its final concert of the year
when it welcomes The Greenes, a gospel singing trio
from Boone, N.C., Thursday, Oct. 7 beginning at 7
p.m. The doors open at 6 p.m. and a love offering
will be accepted.
Cathedral of Praise will
have Homecoming this Sunday
The Cathedral of Praise Assembly
of God will have its Homecoming service on Sunday,
Oct. 10 at 10:30 a.m. with worship and special music
provided by local singers and musicians. The
Homecoming message will be given by the Rev. Kamail
Campbell of Mobile, Ala. He and his wife also will be
ministering in music.
Evolution?" seminar to be offered at Cornerstone
Mike Riddle of the Institute for
Creation Research in conjunction with Creation
Presentations will present a seminar on
Creation or Evolution? Sunday, Oct. 10 at
9:45 and 10:50 a.m. at Cornerstone Bible Church.
Resource materials will be available.
Cornerstone Bible Church
plans World Mission Conference
Members of Cornerstone Bible
Church will have their 18th Annual World Missions
Conference Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 16 and 17 with
various scheduled activities and speakers throughout
the two-day event. The theme is Redeem the
Time...Touch a life.
Bethany UMC will have yard
sale October 8 & 9
Bethany United Methodist Church
will have a yard sale Friday, Oct. 8 from 8 a.m.
uhtil 2 p.m. and Saturday, Oct. 9 from 8 a.m. until
Atlanta City Church to host
Worship Weekend Oct. 8
Atlanta City Church in Fairburn
will host a Worship Weekend featuring
recording artist and worship leader Kent Henry on
Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 8-10 at the church
on Jonesboro Road. Junior and senior high students
ages 12-18 attend the entire weekend free of charge.
Also, one senior pastor from each church may attend
at no charge.
are worth passing along
By Judy Kilgore
Okay. Don't anybody laugh. Yes,
it's me. That used-to-be-young, energetic,
ambulance-chasing, relentless, snoopy-nosed reporter
of yesterday who worked for the other
paper. I am now your religion editor. Actually, I
have been doing this for a few months now. I just
hoped you wouldn't notice who was doing it.
Christian City to host
annual awards banquet
Christian City's annual dinner
and awards banquet is scheduled for Friday, Oct. 15
at the Georgia International Convention Center in
Carriage Lane plans Fall
Festival Oct. 30
Carriage Lane Presbyterian
Church has scheduled its Free Fall Festival for
Saturday, Oct. 30 from 3-6 p.m. at the church.
Positive character costumes are encouraged.
Bills come back from
conference with too much pork
By REP. MAC COLLINS
3rd District U.S. Congress
We have passed a continuing
resolution to continue funding for the government
while we work to pass the appropriations needed to
run government. The legislative process starts in
GOP uses big gov't when it
By LEE N. HOWELL
Perhaps I am a
little weird and I am sure that those who know
me best would probably agree with that statement
but I have always believed that consistency is
of the year
- As we end baseball season
and start football, our minds are all directed to
stories of victory yanked from defeat. Thus I
have compiled my Comebacks of the Year Awards for
three entities that were up to their eyes in
alligators and somehow have made it back into the
canoe. They are an airline, a movie theater and a
Voters rejected money for
schools; BOE got it
I would like to respond to the
volume of letters addressed to the citizens of
Fayette County and to the Board of Education
explaining the messages sent by the defeat of SPLOST.
Why should we give more
money to 3rd-rate system?
In the Sept. 29 issue of The
Citizen is a letter from H. Dwight Wilson who wants
to lay a guilt trip on those who voted against
SPLOST. He equates education spending with education
Anti-SPLOST votes won't
In 1990 I moved to Fayette
County for a couple of reasons. First and foremost
was that with school-age children, Fayette offered
one of the best school systems in the state.
Secondly, the quality of life is outstanding. Thirdly
it is close to the airport and, yes, I am a pilot.
History lesson is in order
on issue of `Confederate' Ga. flag
The Rev. Dr.
John Hatcher stated in his column on the Georgia flag
issue, It would be a good thing if . . .
Christian Georgians could pluck the rebel flag out of
our state flag. However, I find that most of
his persuasive points are based on common assumptions
that are not historically accurate and crumble when
faced with facts.
Student urges BOE to cut
back on homework load
To the Fayette County Board of
I am writing you to inform you
and ask you to consider changing the homework polices
of our schools. From research and personal
experience, I have found that homework does more harm
to school studies than good. Most students have busy,
after-school schedules that compete with homework:
part-time jobs, extracurricular activities, church
activities and family responsibilities.
Educator offers suggestions
for avoiding crib deaths
I appreciated the SIDS article
in this week's Healthwise section. Not enough parents
are aware of the ways they can help reduce their
chances of SIDS happening to their baby. I would like to add to
your article some important, and proven, ways that
are often overlooked
The boys who cried Floyd:
Overreacting to nature's events
The Boys Who Cried Floyd.
I was hoping
that my days of panic mongering were over. Since I
made the big move south, I was dreaming of serene
hours parked in front of the television,
uninterrupted by weathermen.
Vote wasn't anti-school; it
was just anti-growth
It amazed me to see how the
members of our school board reacted when
their SPLOST was defeated. Tears and
embarrassment for School Board Chairman
Debbie Condon, threats of more trailers and
less for our schools, and of course plans
to try for a third time next year to get county
voters to approve another SPLOST. These elected
officials, so-called representatives of the countys
seem to have a clue.
Healthcare can be less
This is in response to Mr.
Lathern's letter to the editor on Sept. 22 where he
cautioned that community hospitals are in danger of
Healthcare and patient's
rights at risk
Recently, visiting a western
state where I had worked as a registered nurse in a
general hospital for many years, I spoke with
colleagues who are still working mostly in the
intensive care units and post surgical areas.