Build $60M jail without a
How to come up with $60 million
for a new county jail and courthouse will be a hot
topic again at the Fayette County Commission's next
pledges public hearing on jail plans
Residents who are pushing
for a public hearing on plans for a new Fayette
County Jail will get their wish, says County
Commission Chairman Harold Bost.
PTC fumes incident sparks
county concern about HazMat response
The state's finest hazardous
materials disaster response team didn't swing into
action until hours after a release of potentially
deadly chemical gases recently, and Fayette County
commissioners are looking for ways to make sure that
doesn't happen again.
Developer challenges PTC
The county's largest developer
is suing Fayette's largest city in a traffic dispute
a big traffic dispute.
How do you get a dump truck
out of your basement?
A Fayetteville family got a
surprise visitor in its living room Friday evening
a dump truck.
School board, PAC cleared
in ethics complaint hearing
The State Ethics Commission
voted 3-0 Monday to dismiss a complaint filed against
the Fayette County Board of Education regarding a
perceived donation to a political action committee
supporting passage of the special purpose local
option sales tax.
`They're still the best'
Two Fayette retired generals
reminisce, sing praises of U.S. veterans
The American soldier is
the best fighting soldier in the world,
according to Fayetteville's resident four-star Gen.
Bill Livsey (retired).
Choking victim finds help
at fire station
of the Fayette County Department of Fire and
Emergency Services are trained to be ready at all
times for any situation. But occasionally a dire
situation develops right in the station, without a
911 call, as a would-be victim can even appear at the
preparedness plan recognized by federal agency
Another Fayette County emergency
preparedness program has received praise from federal
Planners recommend denial
of 3-acre zoning on Hwy. 92
TCG Holdings Inc.'s plan to put
49 homes on 178 acres on Ga. Highway 92 south is
compatible with the Fayette County's land use plan,
the Planning Commission decided last week.
Commission to United Way:
Sign is fine, but elsewhere
A highly visible poster board
sign in downtown Fayetteville with a thermometer
showing progress in United Way's Fayette fund-raising
efforts is a good idea, county commissioners agreed
Fayetteville City Council
eyes truck parking law
Fayetteville City Council is
expected to decide the fate of local truck drivers
who park their rigs at home during what promises to
be a short meeting Monday.
Talley, Avery prepare for
Candidates Clyde Avery and Bill
Talley are working this week to get their voters to
the polls one more time, as the two are locked in a
runoff in the Post 1 Fayetteville City Council
Mayor-elect Steele getting
up to date
Kenneth Steele is spending a
little more time around City Hall, now that he has
been elected Fayetteville's mayor.
Fayette residents break
record for Heart Walk fund-raising
A contingent of between 50 and
100 walkers from Fayette County joined more than
4,000 Atlanta area walkers at the American Heart
Association's Heart Walk Sunday.
Bob A. Ruppenthal has announced he will
run for magistrate judge in 2000.
Tree committee named today
Fayette County's Planning
Commission will have to have to called meeting to
name a citizens committee to study a proposed new
tree preservation ordinance.
Sheriff to speak to NAACP
Fayette County Sheriff Randall
Johnson is slated to address the Fayette County
chapter of the NAACP at its regular monthly meeting
Saturday, Nov. 13, at 4 p.m. at the Gathering Place
in Peachtree City.
Learning by doing: Students
hone international skills in marketing through Star
Amy Hunter is a Sandy Creek High
School senior and CEO of an international trading
Fayette teacher honored by
Tony Pattiz, a history teacher
at Sandy Creek High School, was awarded the TBS
Superstation Super Teacher award for the 1998-99
school year. Pattiz represented the Fayette County
School District at the Super Teacher Awards ceremony
Recycling Guide seeks info
Fayette County Extension Service
is updating the Recycling Guide to Fayette County.
Commission done for
After meeting for its monthly
work session last week, the Fayette County Commission
is taking the rest of the month off, as far as
meetings are concerned.
Harvesters of pine straw
Entrepreneurs tempted to gather
pine straw from vacant woods and then sell it to
homeowners for their landscaping needs should think
twice, according to the Georgia Forestry Commission.
Coverdell gets seat on
U. S. Sen. Paul Coverdell,
R-Ga., will replace the late Sen. John Chafee,
R-R.I., on the prestigious Senate Finance Committee.
Cox fund-raising dinner
Supporters will have a
fund-raising reception for state Rep. Kathy Cox
Tuesday from 6 - 8 p.m. in the Woodcreek subdivision
boomtime for commercial projects in Fayette
- Just look at all the dirt
moving in Fayette County and you'll quickly
realize that commercial real estate is booming
now for a fabulous spring
Home Builders Association of Midwest Georgia
- When you first moved into
your new home, you received information on how to
care for the refrigerator, the range and the
heating and cooling system.
housing market continues its boom as hottest
market in the country
- A recent survey of
home-building activities in 13 Atlanta counties
confirms that builders and buyers are continuing
to take advantage of the current economic cycle.
name, same results
- CitiStar Realty opened for
business last month and is anxious to meet the
real estate needs of its customers.
set tech discussion
- The Home
Builders Association of Midwest Georgia will hear
about Technology Affecting Your Business in
the Future at the association's November
meeting, which will be held Thursday night, Nov.
18, at WhiteWater Country Club.
at Biscayne Pointe are expected to top 125
- Biscayne Pointe, The Knight
Group's highly-successful residential development
in the Rex area of Clayton County, is on a pace
to record over 125 new home sales during 1999.
a corner lot carefully before you buy
- Homebuyers don't like to
compromise. When it comes to the yard, the bigger
builders receive kudos for "barn
- The Home Builders
Association of Midwest Georgia has earned a
coveted Georgia Outstanding Association
Leadership award from the Home Builders
Association of Georgia (HBAG).
sets eyes on Henry County
- Pathway Communities, the
company responsible for the development of
Peachtree City, one of America's most successful
master-planned communities, is bringing its
vision of creating unique living environments to
Stockbridge in Henry County.
County's unemployment rate
is lowest in region
Fayette County's unemployment
rate is the star of the region.
Mentoring helps reduce
By GREGORY SMITH
have discovered that the use of a mentor for new
employees not only helps them settle into their job
and company environment, but also contributes to a
lower turnover rate.
Tigers win crosstown
rivalry with Chiefs
The game had no playoff
implications, but that didn't dampen the spirits of
either the Fayette County Tigers or the McIntosh
Chiefs when they met Friday night. The stadium was
packed and the crowd, coaches and players were
energized. The game became rather one-sided rather
Panthers lose, Patriots
edge out Eagles
As the season winds down for the
county AAA teams, the stakes get higher. Starr's Mill
traveled to Woodward Academy on Friday night to put
their 7-1 record on the line. The Panthers knew they
had a good shot at making the playoffs with only two
games remaining in the season, but they never
expected to come out so flat.
Teams give a good showing
at state meet, War Eagles are state champs
The state cross country
championships were held on Saturday in Carrollton.
Some of the results were what you expected, Landmark
Christian's boys won the Class A championship, while
other results had some of our local teams falling
Last race of the century
held at AMS
When the Winston Cup series
wraps up their season on Sunday, it will also be the
last NASCAR race of the century. The sport has been
exceedingly popular over the last few years, growing
in fan attendance and average purse winnings. The
20th century has been good to NASCAR and the 21st
century could be even better.
Escape to the South bike
ride to be held this weekend
will be a 50-mile Moderate/Strenuous ride on the lightly
traveled roads of Fayette, Spalding and Pike Counties,
including some of the Wilson and Pine Mt. Rides, on
Saturday, Nov. 13
Tryouts for Bulls baseball
will be tryouts this Saturday and Sunday for the Spring
2000 13 year old and 14 year old Bulls. The Bulls are
county based Georgia Baseball Association traveling team
Local girl to enchant
audiences in 'The Nutcracker'
- When Hayley Stevenson was 5
years old, she saw a performance of The
Nutcracker in Sacramento. After the show,
she turned to her mother and said, I want
to do that.
- MUFON looks for
answer to the UFO question
- The truth is out there and
Tom Sheets wants to find it.
- Theaters to be
swamped by Pokemon movie
- If you're a parent, you've
probably been hearing about this day for weeks;
the day Pokemon's First Movie comes
Transportation in Fayette
By SALLIE SATTERTHWAITE
- A recent article about the
opening of Arbor Place Mall struck me as ironic.
It seems that the big new Douglas County mall may
be remembered as a landmark on the road to
smarter access planning.
- Great American
Train Show rolls into town this weekend
- The Great American Train
Show will be held in the Gwinnett Civic and
Cultural Center from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m on both
Saturday and Sunday.
- Callaway Gardens to
hold special wine reception
- The 1999 Beaujolais Nouveau
is on its way and is scheduled for arrival at
Hartsfield International Airport on Thursday,
Prayer can bring the
By Rev. Dr. John Hatcher
know a prodigal? A son? A daughter? A spouse?
By JUDY KILGORE
From the Alliance for Children's
Enrichment in Newnan:
Fayetteville First Baptist
offer 'Single Parents Saturday' November 13
Fayetteville First Baptist
Church will offer a one-day seminar addressing the
needs common to single parents on Saturday, Nov. 13
from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. in the church's Fellowship
Ebenezer UMC sets Fall
Festival Nov. 13
Ebenezer United Methodist Church
will have its Fall Festival Saturday, Nov. 13 from 9
a.m. until about 5 p.m. featuring garage sale and
craft items for sale.
Conference planned at Atlanta City Church
Atlanta City Church (formerly
Atlanta Christian Center) in Fairburn will have a
one-day CharismaLife Regional Teacher Training
Conference on Saturday, Nov. 13, from 8 a.m.-3 p.m.
at the church. The conference is geared toward those
who work with children from preschool through junior
Block party this Saturday
A number of churches will
participate in a block party at Heritage Park in
Fayetteville on Saturday, Nov. 13. The event will
feature live entertainment from local Christian bands
and a drama.
Author Peter Lord will lead
revival services at Fayetteville First Baptist Church
Fayetteville First Baptist
Church will hold revival services Sunday through
Wednesday, Nov. 14-17, featuring minister and author
Peter Lord as guest speaker.
appear in concert at Lisbon Baptist Church Sunday
The Revelations, a family
ministry from Riverview, Fla., will appear in concert
this Sunday, Nov, 14, at 7 p.m. at Lisbon Baptist
Church in Fayetteville.
Lalla Marsh to speak at
November Women's Aglow Fellowship meeting
Lalla Marsh will be the featured
speaker at this month's meeting of Women's Aglow
Fellowship International, Peachtree City Chapter,
Monday evening, Nov. 15, and Tuesday morning, Nov.
16. 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.
Why is the U.S. silent on
By DAVE HAMRICK
Have you heard much about what's
going on in Chechnya?
Hillary not the first N.Y.
By LEE N.HOWELL
The off-year elections are now
history and the 2000 political season has begun. Of
course, politics will not really heat up until next
summer, but as we all know campaigning
for the major offices up for grabs then has already
like school spirit
- I must brag that during one
of the pep rallies when I played football in high
school I won Mr. Sexy Legs. What
seemed to be a fun time, turned about to be a
curse, though. I have fought all my life against
being just a sex symbol. Yet, I loved the school
spirit we had back then when it was a simpler
time. There was not the muss and fuss like now
when cheerleaders have the extra hassle of
getting their cell phones through the metal
detectors or with the football team carrying the
extra weight of flak jackets. But can we expect
school spirit to really be the same?
Bond of faithful service
links America's veterans
By ALAN G. LANCE, SR.
What is it about America's
veterans that brings us together on Veterans Day? Are
we living in the past attempting to capture a
fleeting moment in time that has long since passed?
I would like to take this
opportunity to thank the residents of Fayetteville
for their dedication, enthusiasm, and gratifying
support at the polls Tuesday.
`Most likely, I will run
I wish to thank all Peachtree
City citizens who assisted me and voted for me in my
candidacy for City Council Post 2. A special thanks
to my wife, Myrna, for putting up with the campaign
since July, and my son David, campaign chairman.
Cree: Sour grapes or
When I read David Cree's letter
to the editor in the Nov. 5 edition of The Citizen,
my first thought was that it was sour
grapes from a supporter of a political
candidate who finished last in the recent election.
After examining his letter a bit further, I felt
compelled to respond to a few points he raised.
endorses Talley for Fayetteville Council
The Nov. 2 Fayetteville city
election resulted in the election of Ken Steele as
our new mayor and a runoff for the position of
Fayetteville City Council Post One. Again we have an
opportunity on Nov. 16 to elect the best possible
candidate to join the fine team we have in our new
mayor and current city council.
Watch out for fox in
chicken coop with Avery as councilman
In the 14 years I have lived in
Fayette County, I have watched, in horror, our lovely
community overtaken by commercial and residential
growth which roads and schools are unable to support.
President surely could find
1% to cut somewhere in these departments
If the President can't accept a
1 percent cut in government funding to avoid dipping
into Social Security and Medicare funds, he could
look to Department of Housing and Urban Development
(HUD) for the extra savings.
About Veterans Day holiday:
Regarding your article about
Fayette County observing Veterans Day on Nov. 11: I
have seen, nor heard, nothing in any media, except
The Citizen, that Monday, Nov. 8, will observed
Veterans Day by anyone, much less the U. S. Federal