The Fayette Citizen-Special Sections

Wednesday, October 20, 1999


Tree Stand: F'ville halts devlopment

A moratorium on new development in Fayetteville may not have been what local developers had in mind when they asked City Council to delay action on a proposed new tree protection ordinance.

Clear-cut 17 acres? Stop! says Ed. Board

Board of Education members are balking at the idea that in order for students to study the environment, the board may have to destroy a little of it.

ARC: Transportation plan will solve metro's air problems

Regional transportation planners are hoping to see Fayette and other metropolitan Atlanta residents abandon their cars and use buses or trains over the next 25 years.

'Village' project headed for planners

The Village, an upscale, mixed-use, high-density project that is expected to change the face of downtown Fayetteville, is ready for the next step in a process that began early this year.

Local Lutherans, Catholics eye historic accord

On Oct. 31, local Roman Catholics and Lutherans will join to celebrate an event of historical significance to churches throughout the world when leaders of both bodies meet on the same day to sign a Joint Declaration on the Doctrine of Justification in Augsburg, Germany.

Local Lutherans, Catholics to celebrate joint
declaration Oct. 31

For nearly half of the second millennium, the Christian church has been divided. This month, an event that would have been unthinkable a few decades ago will bring the two sides closer together, church leaders say. Some have expressed hope for real unity in the foreseeable future.

New Fayetteville zoning catergory would replace PUD

Timing is everything as the Fayetteville Planning Commission considers a proposed new zoning category during its business meeting Tuesday.

Rapist's bid for new trial denied

James Carlton Jenkins, serving a life sentence for rape and several other sex crimes, was rejected Friday morning in his bid for a new trial

Hotel proposal gets cool reception from planners

A 60-room, four-story hotel would be the best use of the space behind Fayetteville's new Schlotzky's Deli, developers say.

City planners to take one more look at truck parking law

Fayetteville's Planning Commission wants to take one more look at a proposed new law banning the parking of tractor-trailer trucks in residential neighborhoods before City Council votes on it.

City considering bids for police station design

The City Council of Peachtree City will consider bids for the design of its new police station at tomorrow night's regular monthly meeting.

SPLOST group changes roles

The political action committee that spearheaded the push for a special local option sales tax for school improvements in September will continue as a communications committee, acting as a link between citizens, the school superintendent, school board and staff.

Board gives up state money for elementary school

For lack of $309,000, Fayette County schools have given up $2.7 million.

Planners to discuss tree preservation, portable classroom laws Thursday

Trees and trailers will be on the agenda for the Fayette County Planning Commission in its monthly work session tomorrow.

P&Z sets vote on day care center

Plans for a new day care center on Ga. Highway 54 west near downtown Fayetteville will be on the agenda for the city Planning Commission next week.

FUTURE group hopes to answer tax inequity questions soon

A committee of officials from Fayette County and its municipalities hopes to choose a consultant next month to determine whether county or city residents are being taxed unfairly.

Impact fee group hopes to report soon

A citizens' committee studying the idea of charging developers a special tax to pay the costs of new county services that their developments require hopes to have a recommendation for the County Commission by December.

Second Freedom Fund Banquet set Saturday

More than 200 people are expected to attend the second anual Freedom Fund banquet and dinner Saturday, sponsored by the Fayette County Branch of the NAACP.

Scouting demonstration set Saturday

“It's never too late to join Boy Scouts,” says Michael Reese, district executive for the Flint River Council of the Boy Scouts of America.

Clayton State offers evening hours for student services

New evening hours will help busy local students seeking admission and other services at Clayton College & State University.

Collins to Fayette Republicans: 3rd party could hurt GOP in '00

Fayette County's representative in the U.S. Congress gave a “call-to-arms” talk to Fayette County Republicans at their monthly breakfast recently.

Richard Lackey honored as Firefighter of the year

Lt. Richard Lackey is the Fayetteville Fire Department's selection for Firefighter of the Year. He is to be recognized Thursday, Oct. 21, at 7:30 p.m. at Melear's in Fayetteville.

CCSU sets teacher info sessions

The Office of Teacher Education at Clayton College & State University will have two information sessions on its Middle Level Teacher Education program Thursday, Oct. 21.

Dining Guide

Fayette taking on an international flavor

Fried chicken, black-eyed peas and corn bread used to be the dishes that came to mind when you thought “Southern cooking.” Now, it's likely that corn meal casserole, meat turnovers and yaki soba are also on the menu.

Here and there...
Dining Critic

And the mail keeps coming...

Intercontinenetal cuisine


Spirit of Industry awards to be announced next week

The votes are in and the Spirit of industry winners will be announced at an awards banquet next Tuesday.

Hospital celebrates birthday with a bash

Fayette Community Hospital is celebrating its two-year anniversary this, and officials from the hospital are quite pleased with the response of the community to the facility.


PTC Classic lives up to its name

The Peachtree City Classic was another resounding success, growing in popularity with runners and fans each year. It also seems that while people come from all over the state and region to compete, the number of locals testing their mettle grows each year as well.

Patriots win other local teams fall

The trend of Fayette's AAA teams performing better than the AAAA teams continued last week, even though Starr's Mill lost its first game of the season.

Fayette County High needs local input for Hall of Fame

Last February, Fayette County High School launched their Sports Hall of Fame. It gave current Tigers and Tiger alumnus a chance to recognize athletes that have excelled both on the field and off. One of last year's inductees included Cecil Travis, a baseball player who went on to a major league career with the Washington Senators. The ceremony was a well attended, catered affair in the Fayette County cafeteria. But this year, they would like your help.

Sports Calendar


Storytelling and singing at second coffee house this season

Many successful musical acts and poets got their starts in coffee houses.

World-renowned pianist sets Gordon College appearance
The works of Mozart and Beethoven are particularly beloved and respected in the classical music world
Many local happenings this Halloween
October is one of the only months in the year that gets to use silly, seasonal plays on words.

The best summer of our lives
Lifestyle Columnist

The Summer of '99 will go down in our personal history as one of the best we've had together.
Book sale at PTC Library Halloween weekend
The Peachtree City Library will hold a book sale on Oct. 30 and 31. There will be books for all ages and all proceeds will go towards enrichment items and activities for the library.
Offshoot Productions is looking for apprentice
Auditions for the March apprentice production of Beanie and the Bamboozling Book Machine, a lively fantasy certain to entertain the whole family, are scheduled by appointment only on Saturday, dec. 4 from 2-5 p.m. at the Peachtree city library, with an additional audition in early January. Apprentice application forms are now available and must be submitted by Dec. 1 in order for the applicant to be scheduled for the December audition and interview.



Take a lesson in life from the lowly ant
By Rev. Dr. John Hatcher
Religion Columnist

The Bible says, “Go to the ant...observe her ways and be wise” (Proverbs 6:6). Well, Sunday afternoon, I did. I got a little wiser. The wisdom: when you observe the ants, keep your distance. Now, I nurse more than six bites on my ankles. My yard has enough ants to paralyze every drug pusher in Atlanta.

Heritage Park 'block party' set for Nov. 13

A number of churches will participate in a block party to be held at Heritage Park in Fayetteville on Saturday, Nov. 13. The event will feature live entertainment from local Christian bands and a drama.

Women's club plans meeting, country fair

The Jonesboro/Fayetteville Christian Women's Club will have its October meeting and annual Country Fair Thursday, Oct. 21 at the Links Golf Course Clubhouse in Jonesboro.

Precious gems
By Judy Kilgore
Religion Editor

Once again, my “Precious Gems” selection for this week comes from the bulletin at Providence United Methodist Church and Rev. Jim Ellison. The Prayer Team at Providence really came up with a neat idea...a devotional booklet written by Providence members to be used in their prayer time during the month of December. In order for you to get the whole picture, I need to reprint the entire selection on the front of the's called `Prayer Power at Providence.” Jim writes:

Cokes Chapel UMC revival is Oct. 24-26

Cokes Chapel United Methodist Church in Sharpsburg invites the community to attend its revival services beginning with the 11 a.m. Sunday morning service on Oct. 24. Services also will be offered Sunday evening, Monday evening and Tuesday evening, beginning at 7 p.m.

Moreland UMC revival starts this Friday

Moreland United Methodist Church in Coweta County invites the community to attend its annual Spiritual Renewal services scheduled for this Friday, Saturday and Sunday at 7 p.m. Former pastors of the church will be featured as guest speakers each night.

Holiday grief support group now forming at PTC Presbyterian

The Stephen Ministers at the First Presbyterian Church of Peachtree City are sponsoring a grief support group aimed at helping to alleviate stress caused by grief associated with the holiday season.

Y2K series continues at New Hope Baptist Church

Dr. John Avant's message series on “What God Says about Y2K and the Future” will continue each Sunday through Nov. 21 at New Hope Baptist Church in Fayetteville.

Rolling Hills Baptist to hold Fall Festival Saturday

Rolling Hills Baptist Church will have it annual Fall Festival Saturday, Oct. 23 from 4 until 7 p.m. Activities will include games, a cake walk, a show by Mr. Puppet, a moon walk, prizes and a hot dog supper.

Religion Briefs

Word of Life Church's 2nd Harvest Festival is set for October 30

Word of Life Family Church in Fayetteville invites the community to attend its second annual Harvest Festival on Saturday, Oct. 30 from 4-8:30 p.m.

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.

Greentree Church plans Gospel Sing October 30

Brian Free will be featured at the Southside Gospel Sing hosted by Greentree Church in Tyrone on Saturday, Oct. 30 at 7:30 p.m

Men's group forms at Christ the King Church

The newly organized Men of Christ the King recently began monthly breakfast fellowship meetings at Shadow's Restaurant in Peachtree City.

Providence UMC seeking Girl Scouts, Brownies

Girls in kindergarten through 12th grade at Providence United Methodist Church who are interested in joining Girl Scouts or in finding out more information about the Girl Scouts program, or adults interested in becoming Girl Scout leaders or volunteers are asked to contact PUMC member Ann Scott at 770-631-1493.


Flogging nonvoters: Back off, Mayor Bob

Peachtree City Mayor Bob Lenox — a well-off entrepreneur — has a few good ideas. And a lot of bad ones.

New transportation plan = new power grab

If the Atlanta Regional Commission's new Regional Transportation Plan reveals anything, it's the degree to which our governments are mired in self-perpetuating bureaucratic muck.


President shares blame for treaty
Politically Speaking

The defeat last week of the latest nuclear non-proliferation treaty brings to a screeching halt — and possibly slams the door shut completely — on the long commitment by the United States to reduce the threat of nuclear war by redu cing the numbers of weapons that are built or tested.

Grumble fever: Stay outta MY town!
Laugh Lines
Even the mosquitoes in Peachtree City are elitists. They seem to be carriers of a communicable virus that strikes almost every person who moves into town before the engine on their SUV gets cold.

Letters to the Editor

Lenox vote threat smells of Orwellian Big Brotherism

This morning's edition of the Fayette County section of the Atlanta Journal Constitution alluded to your “new plan to encourage higher voter turnout.” By obtaining a list of voters who participated in elections (or conversely, who don`t participate), you are apparently going to determine who will merit your attention and support. Woe be unto them who fail to vote. Will a permission slip suffice if on Nov. 2 one is in the hospital or out town on an emergency?

Tennant responds to columnist' charges

An article by a lifestyle columnist in the Oct. 13 edition of The Citizen contained several highly inflammatory and offensive labels regarding my character. I have never met nor have I ever spoken to the columnist, but I was very disappointed with her remarks. Fortunately, in the same issue, the newspaper's editor and publisher wrote an editorial in my defense. He rightly proclaimed the columnist's remarks to be “mean-spirited, self-righteous, and insupportable... and a fatuous leap of ideology-blinded illogic.”

'Liberal journalist' brother decries attact on Tennant

This refers to the opinion piece by Sallie Satterthwaite entitled “Please, not in Peachtree City.”

Sallie's column against Tennant fails the elementary logic test

It was quite a surprise to open the Oct. 13 Citizen and encounter a lively political article by the Lifestyle columnist Sallie Satterthwaite. My wife and I enjoy Ms. Satterthwaite's lifestyle columns. I especially delight in her travelogues about her journeys abroad.

Sallie's should have checked with Village residents

Sallie Satterthwaite certainly wrote a venomous column for the Oct. 13 Citizen. I have to take issue with her comments on people she meets on the path and her observations of what is obviously the community where I live, Village Park.

Column hit too close to home for Cal

My mother was a wise woman and she often would tell me that the truth can hurt. From your editorial on Sallie Satterthwaite's article, “Please, not in Peachtree City,” it was obvious that the truth pained you to the point that you felt justified in trashing one of your employees opinion. Isn't journalism suppose to present all sides or have my notion of the press been misconstrued.

Candidate Ewing vouches for Tennant

As a conservative Christian candidate running for election, I know that character plays an important role in getting elected. Unfortunately, there are times when the debate over the issues dwindles away and accusations about the character of the candidates take its place. When dealing with a candidate's reputation in the public arena, it is of the utmost importance to insure that the information that you are providing is completely accurate.

Sallie is on track with her criticisms

Peachtree City has evolved into the wonderful place it is today through the efforts of several decades of dedicated and diverse public officials and volunteers. Sallie Satterthwaite, by the way, is the consummate example — councilwoman, EMT, churchwoman, etc. for approximately 30 years. I am a 27-year resident who never fit into all the categories of Mr. Tennant's definition of the type of person who should be on the city council. I resent his narrow perspective and fear he cannot represent all the citizens of Peachtree City.