Tree Stand: F'ville halts
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
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
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
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.
Catholics to celebrate joint
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
Rapist's bid for new trial
James Carlton Jenkins, serving a
life sentence for rape and several other sex crimes,
was rejected Friday morning in his bid for a new
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
CCSU sets teacher info
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.
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.
By F.C. FOODIE
- And the mail
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.
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
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
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
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.
Storytelling and singing at
second coffee house this season
Many successful musical acts and
poets got their starts in coffee houses.
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
By SALLIE SATTERTHWAITE
- 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
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
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,
Christian Women's Club will have its October meeting
and annual Country Fair Thursday, Oct. 21 at the
Links Golf Course Clubhouse in Jonesboro.
By Judy Kilgore
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
bulletin...it's called `Prayer Power at
Providence. Jim writes:
Cokes Chapel UMC revival is
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
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
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
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.
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
Providence UMC seeking Girl
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
By DAVE HAMRICK
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
By LEE N.HOWELL
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.
fever: Stay outta MY town!
- 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.
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
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
brother decries attact on Tennant
This refers to the opinion piece
by Sallie Satterthwaite entitled Please, not in
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
Candidate Ewing vouches for
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
Sallie is on track with her
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