Show proof or no school
Fayette County students who have
not presented documentation of their residency will
be denied admission to school Jan. 5, according to
Stuart Bennett, assistant superintendent of
curriculum and instruction.
Home Depot appeal goes to
The developers of a proposed
Home Depot in west Peachtree City are set to appeal
to the City Council tomorrow night after having their
site plan denied by the Planning Commission last
This is the first in a series of
articles comparing Fayette County's public and
Get jail out of
F'ville, residents tell comm.
Fayette County commissioners got
an idea what to expect at their upcoming public
hearing on plans for a new jail and courthouse during
their business meeting last week.
King birthday plans on tap
The city of Peachtree City and
the Fayette County Branch of the NAACP will have a
joint press conference tomorrow at 4 p.m. at City
Hall to announce and discuss details of a ceremony to
commemorate the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King
Murder for hire case set
for Jan. special grand jury
The case of a Coweta County
woman who allegedly plotted to kill her husband is
now headed for the Fayette County Grand Jury.
FUTURE group focuses on
tax, service question
Officials of Fayette County and
its cities may soon resolve the burning question of
whether you're receiving all the services you're
Tyrone council expected to
delay 169-home plan
Developer Joel Cowan will
probably not get a final answer for his proposed
subdivision in Tyrone until after the first of the
Ethics panel hears Fayette
The State Ethics Commission will
meet Monday to hear a complaint against Fayetteville
resident Carl Avrit.
Commission delays 178-acre
Plans for a 178-acre, 49-home
subdivision on Ga. Highway 92 south are on hold.
One-car wreck injures four
A mother and three children were
injured after a one-car accident Sunday night west of
County seeking applicants
for assessors board
If you've ever wanted to get
involved in the tax assessment process, now's your
Planners ponder county tree
The Fayette County Planning
Commission will try again tomorrow night to put the
final touches on a proposed new tree protection
Post Office seeks room to
expand in Fayetteville
The U.S. Postal Service hopes to
build a 22,576-sq. ft. annex next year to relieve
overcrowding at the Fayetteville Post Office.
Fence question acted on
Commission probably has denied Diane DuBose's request
for a waiver of the city's fence restrictions,
effectively sending the matter to City Council for a
Dunn leads Bush bid in
The presidential campaign for
Texas Gov. George W. Bush has named Fayette County
Commissioner Greg Dunn chairman of the local Bush for
Optimists honor outstanding
The Fayetteville Optimist Club
has chosen two students from Fayette County High
School as its Outstanding Youth for 1999.
CCSU growth figures above
Enrollment figures for the last
semester of the century are in for the entire
University System of Georgia, and Clayton College
& State University has easily surpassed the
system's average percent change from 1998 to 1999.
Local leaders get firsthand
look at new super train technology
Almost faster than a speeding
bullet, a magnetic levitation (Maglev) train
traveling through the German countryside at speeds up
to 250 miles per hour recently whooshed 19 awe-struck
leaders from the Atlanta/Chattanooga corridor.
Shoppers can aid local
Holiday shoppers can help their
local schools by purchasing presents on-line from
www.shopforschool.com., where every sale earns a
particular school 2 to 50 percent, double the usual
rate of 1-25 percent.
is a Huddleston tradition
- Visitors to Huddleston
Elementary School will be drawn to the third
grade hall today by the spicy aroma of fresh
baked gingerbread set out in slabs on each
chooses the best of '99
By F.C. FOODIE
- Well, it's been a busy year
on the dining scene in Fayette this year.
Restaurants have opened and closed; trends have
been started and dining choices have expanded.
favorites easy to prepare
Chamber vows to be more
proactive in 2000
The Fayette County Chamber
of Commerce is about to become much more visible and
verbal on issues facing our community.
Keeping entry level workers
motivating and retaining entry-level workers can
present a challenge to businesses of all sizes.
conference space now available
A new conference center is
available to area businesses and organizations.
new business analysis
The Atlanta Regional Commission
has established a Business Analysis Center, which
provides demographic and business analysis services
to companies, entrepreneurs, developers and anyone
needing to gain market insight to the Atlanta Region.
Panthers place first at
South Metro meet
25 high school wrestling teams
met last Friday and Saturday for the largest South
Metro Invitational in history.
Fayette Flash sends 10 to
Ben Brantly led the Fayette
Flash in the USATF Region III Cross Country meet last
month in Spartanburg, S.C.
Fayetteville's Martin is
NAC player of the week
Jeremy Martin, a member of the
Houghton College men's basketball team, was named
Northeast Atlantic Conference Player of the Week for
the week ending Dec. 2.
Give the gift of toys to
children of all ages
Most likely you have already
finished the Christmas shopping for your little ones.
- 'In the Fullness of
Time' celebrates true spirit of the holiday
- It is the largest community
Christmas musical in the Southern Crescent and
has been attended by over 35,000 people.
- Georgia Dance
Theatre's 'Nutcracker' takes stage this weekend
- The Georgia Dance Theatre
will perform The Nutcracker Dec. 18,
the 105th anniversary of the classic ballet's
Rainer, the vital link
By SALLIE SATTERTHWAITE
Our daughter's significant
other, Rainer, keeps us informed about what Mary's
doing, how she is, the weather, the music scene.
The best Christmas gifts
can't be put in a box
By Rev. Dr. John Hatcher
Christmas is all too much about
what you gonna, get? Well, I hope that
someone, somehow, will give you some of the most
wonderful gifts of Christmas.
Holidays are tough if
you've lost a loved one
Ahhh the holidays! The most
festive time of year for most of us...Christmas
trees, presents, family get-togethers, special church
services...and the music! Lots and lots of
programs....caroling. Gives you goose bumps just
thinking about it all, doesn't it?
River's Edge sets day camp
for kids Dec. 20-21
River's Edge Community Church
will have a two-day children's day camp on Dec. 20
and 21. Parents may leave their children at the
church at 8 a.m. and pick them up at 4 p.m.
Providence UMC youth to
offer Parents Day Out December 18
The youth of Providence United
Methodist Church will offer a Parents Day Out on
Saturday, Dec. 18 from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. This will
be a Christmas Celebration Day for children through
Special Holiday Services
`Out there' is where our
By DAVE HAMRICK
Every time any little thing goes
wrong in the space program, the same nattering nabobs
rise up with the same tired refrain.
`Miranda' and that pesky
By LEE N.HOWELL
All of us who
have watched those gritty television police dramas
like Hill Street Blues or NYPD Blue or who are
fanciers of those action-packed cops movies
are familiar with the scene where the officers of the
law finally get their man (or, woman, as the case may
year in the life of the Murphys
- Merry Christmas. Here are
some of the highlights of Julie, Billy, Olivia (4
1/2) and Davis (22 months) from this past year.
How many officials live
close to jail expansion?
I am writing this letter in
regards to the jail that is currently being proposed.
I am really amazed that the elected officials would
agree to have this huge eye sore right in
the heart of Fayetteville.
F'ville jail plan is
My family moved to Georgia 16
months ago. We left south Florida purely by choice,
sick of the congestion, fed up with the poor school
system, and finally appalled by the violence and lack
Alcohol attitude is
Fayetteville's paranoid attitude
concerning alcohol would be amusing except for the
fact that it hurts all county residents. No? Then
what about the lost tax revenues when county
residents go to neighboring counties to do their
Fayette County should
donate Dorsey house to F'ville Main Street program
I'm saddened to hear the
historic Dorsey house may be demolished to make room
for a jail. It was interesting to read in the paper
that architect Neel Reid had a hand in the existing
design. His buildings are precious Georgia resources.
Alcohol penalties too hard
I am a retired human resource
professional, having moved here to Fayetteville
several years ago. I retired from a division of
Kroger in Colorado; prior to that I worked for a
grocery chain in California that also sold alcoholic
PTC leaders have done poor
job of planning to anticipate `big box' stores
Over a year ago, after
conducting some research, I made the statement that
Peachtree City is the hazardous chemical and
hazardous waste capitol of Fayette County. Following
that announcement, someone told me that a city
councilman, Dr. Robert Brooks, was greatly angered by
reading my letter in the newspaper. I asked if they
knew if he was enraged because someone made this
information public or was he enraged because he
thought the statement was false. Federal and state
data proved the statement was in fact true and the
city has (at times begrudgingly) begun addressing the
PTC leaders should consider
safety 1st, developers 2nd
City officials met with members
of the traffic task force recently to discuss the
upcoming city council vote on the Home Depot/Super
Wal-Mart big boxes. If what was said in that meeting
is any indication, we can look for the developer
winning out again when the appeal is heard before
city council Dec. 16.
Punish the servers who sold
beer to minors
Add my vote to those who oppose
the very harsh actions of the city fathers against
the various merchants who have been caught in the
sting operation of the local police in
their zealous enforcement of the sale of alcohol to
I applaud the
magistrate for not being intimidated by the law
officer in the sheriff's department. Too many times
law officers want to be the judge and jury for all of
Moved to Canada but still
cares for PTC
I recently moved to British
Columbia, Canada, but nevertheless, much of my heart
is still with Peachtree City. As well as subscribing
to The Citizen, I also hear from concerned citizens,
and naturally that encourages me to express my views
to you, as I have done in the past.