SPLOST group to BOE: 'Let
us help plan new schools'
To pave the way for another
school sales tax referendum, a citizens group Monday
night asked the Fayette County Board of Education to
share power with them.
MediaOne pledge: 'Things
will get better'
Fayetteville residents will get
a chance to air their complaints about MediaOne cable
television company in a public forum if company
officials follow through on the City Council's
2 Fayette schools #2 in Ga.
Braelinn Elementary School and
McIntosh High School were both ranked academically
second in the state among elementary and secondary
schools this week by The Center for Education Policy
Starr's Mill H.S., Sandy
Creek H.S. both bound for football playoffs
It's a season of firsts for
Fayette County's two newest high schools.
City to Stinchcomb: Clean
up the lake
Fayetteville officials aren't
budging off their determination to force a local
developer to clean up a lake they believe is filled
with silt as a result of construction nearby.
Impact fee study nearing
Fayette's impact fee study
committee will go over its proposals one more time
tomorrow in hopes of presenting its recommendations
to the County Commission Dec. 1.
Robinson: New conduct rules
tougher, but fairer to the athletes
Fayette athletes and other
students involved in extracurricular activities now
have more incentive to behave themselves.
Tree committee starts work
A committee of five is busily
studying a proposed tree protection ordinance in
hopes of making recommendations to the county
Planning Commission soon.
Owners plan mini-warehouse
at Ga. Hwy. 92/85 S. junction
Land owners want to put a
mini-warehouse on 5.75 acres next to the Ingle's
grocery store on Ga. Highway 92 south at Ga. Highway
Variances on City Council
Two variance hearings highlight
a very light agenda for tomorrow night's City Council
meeting in Peachtree City.
Restaurant plan gets a
Developer Stan Thomas is back to
square one after almost four years of efforts to
develop two restaurants on a 3.18-acre parcel next to
Library closed for Y2K
The Fayette County Public
Library will be closed Wednesday, Nov. 17 through
Wednesday, Nov. 24 for upgrades to its computer
system to ensure Y2K preparedness.
School board set roundtable
A community roundtable is
planned Thursday at 7 p.m. at the Lafayette Education
Complex to discuss the proposed Strategic Plan for
the Fayette County school system.
Woolsey Day set in Brooks
The town of Brooks is planning a
day of honor for one of its own, Helen Hardy Woolsey.
Truck hijinks lead to
A nighttime display of his
truck's power landed a Fayetteville teenager in
custody over the weekend.
Local GOP gets advice on
To win the
battle of ideas, Republicans should avoid the mistake
of believing the media is all liberally
biased, was the message Tod Young presented
during a recent Fayette Republican Party breakfast.
nuts over Pecans
- Pecans are as synonymous
with Georgia as Scarlett O'Hara, and this year's
bumper crop will provide 110 to 115 million
pounds of them.
recipes that stand the test of time
restauranters holding their own
By F.C. FOODIE
- Local restaurateurs holding
Gallopade celebrates 20
years of informing kids
One of Peachtree City's newest
businesses has just celebrated a milestone.
Patriots and Panthers are
For the first time in the
history of both Starr's Mill and Sandy Creek high
schools, their football teams are playoff bound.
Patriot to serve up wins
For the last five years John
Bougon has served up an aggressive style of tennis
and now the University of North Florida wants him on
Napa 500 races into town
When the end of a sports season
is over, a part of every fan dies a little death,
knowing that there will be a void while they wait for
the next season to begin.
See the county sights on
the Tour De Fayette bike ride
the historical sights and all the cities in Fayette
County. The ride is approximately 68-75 miles with
convenience stores along the route for breaks. The
ride starts at Stonewall Village at the intersection
of Hwy. 85 and 54 in downtown Fayetteville and begins
at 9AM. For more information and to respond you are
riding with us call Glen Simpson at 770/716-9968.
Nellie Mae Rowe: A folk
artist's work on display
- The whimsical folk art of
Fayetteville-born Nellie Mae Rowe will be
exhibited starting this Saturday at the High
Museum of Art Downtow
- Nellie Mae Rowe:
Fayette County's folk artist
- The truth is out there and
Tom Sheets wants to find it.
- Fayette Ballet's
12th 'Nutcracker' to be danced this weekend
- Visions of sugar plums will
dance this weekend when the Fayette Ballet
presents its 12th annual production of the
holiday classic, The Nutcracker.
- GYB to make
Fayetteville debut with 'The Nutcracker'
- The Georgia Youth Ballet
Company, Fayette County's non-profit regional
ballet company, will bring its production of
E.T.A. Hoffman's The Nutcracker to
Sams Auditorium Dec. 3, 4, and 5.
- The plays the thing
for local high schools
- Not all regional
competitions take place on the athletic field or
in the classroom; some take place on the stage.
Last week, all four local high schools entered
the regional one act competition with hopes of
making the state competition in Warner Robbins.
The kindness of strangers
By SALLIE SATTERTHWAITE
- If you haven't been in
Chattanooga in 10 years or so, you haven't been
- Well-known Civil
War author to speak
- The editor of a newly
released book on Confederate Gen. Patrick R.
Cleburne will speak at the Sunday, Nov. 21
meeting of the Fayette County Historical Society.
Deep, abiding prayer for
community needs can dissolve the barriers
By Rev. Dr. John Hatcher
Unity is sweet. Ask any husband
and wife. Ask any leader about his staff. In fact,
the Bible has something to say about unity: How
good and pleasant it is for brothers to dwell
together in unity...for there the Lord commanded his
blessing (Psalm 133).
Berachah Bible Church plans
Parenting Teens Conference
The argument over the last
donut. The cry of nothing to wear a half hour before
the school late bell sounds. The familiar words,
I'm the only one whose parents make
them... Teen hassles that disrupt parents'
lives? Or prime opportunities to connect with, listen
to and nurture our kids?
Cokes Chapel UMC will host
holiday bazaar in Sharpsburg this Saturday
The ladies of Cokes Chapel
United Methodist Church will have their holiday
bazaar Saturday, Nov. 20 from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. in
the fellowship hall.
Steve Snider will speak at
Fayette Assembly of God
Steve Snider and his wife,
Robin, co-hosts of Trinity Broadcast network's
Praise the Lord Atlanta show, will be
featured this Sunday, Nov. 21, at the Fayette
Assembly of God in Fayetteville. Services are
scheduled for 10:45 a.m. and 6 p.m.
David Chancey is new pastor
at McDonough Road Baptist
McDonough Road Baptist church in
Fayetteville has called Dr. David L. Chancey as
pastor effective Nov. 1. Chancey, who was previously
pastor of Cool Springs Baptist Church in Tate for the
years, delivered his first sermon last Sunday.
Prodigal prayer service
planned for December 2
A Prodigal Prayer Meeting has
been set for Fayette area churches, Thursday, Dec. 2,
at 7 p.m. Unlike other unity events, this service is
designed strictly for parents with children who have
New Hope's 1999 Christmas
It's 1945 and the soldiers are
coming home from World War II just in time for
Christmas. It's a time for swing music, reunions,
family and faith.
Word of Life Family Church
to graduate 13 as ministry school holds its first
Word of Life Family Church's
School of Ministry will graduate 13 students during
its first commencement exercises scheduled for Dec.
We have to start demanding
By DAVE HAMRICK
If you were paying attention,
you may have noticed that I recently labeled some gun
control advocates authoritarians rather
than the commonly used label, liberals.
Despite progress, evil
hatred still here
By LEE N.HOWELL
beginning or When God began to
create, if you prefer that translation of the
Holy Scriptures (for the Bible was written in Hebrew
and God did not speak the King's English)
God created man in his own image.
- What if I wrote an article
asking the question, What If?
concerning a variety of topics?
Homeowners group opposes
The Fayette County Commission
wants to spend over $60 million of taxpayers money to
expand our jail from 75 beds to one that holds 459
inmates. The jail will take in 65 acres of real
estate in downtown Fayetteville; it will dramatically
alter the character of the town we love. It will
burden us all with additional taxes. If newspaper
accounts are correct, the commission may do this
without a public vote. They have made up their minds
on this one. They have already bought the land for
SPLOST supporters should
donate 1% to school board
When one looks up the words
poor loser in a dictionary one will find
a picture of Janet Smola.
Wilden Plastics tells its
side of recent chemical fumes incident in PTC
Wilden Plastics has endured
considerable local criticism for its handling of the
Oct. 29 incident at Wilden's Peachtree City plant.
Does owning a business
disqualify one from running for office here?
I can see as I have read and
reread the articles, ads and editorials in the
Fayette papers during this election period one might
reach the conclusion I have reached. That conclusion
being that a business person that owns and operates
any number of businesses in the city of Fayetteville,
even though they live here, work here and call
Fayetteville home, would be excluded from holding
Here before PTC, why can't
we sell land?
Peachtree City you'll
love to call it home! Hey, you think you like it now,
you should have been here in the 1980s. It wasn't too
small, wasn't too large just right.
Well, I was here, you might say.
I've been living here a long time. How
about the early 1970s? Remember Peachtree City then?
Don't put kids out of bus
when there's lightning about
I agree with
you. You should not drop kids off in lightning. The
driver should have found a safer spot or return to
the school and have the children call their parents.
Home Depot, Wal-Mart, stay
away from PTC
Why Home Depot or Wal-Mart want
come to Peachtree City is beyond me.