Holyfield' s pastor ordered
A renowned local pastor was
found in contempt of court Tuesday morning after his
latest refusal to appear for a deposition in the
Evander Holyfield divorce case.
Parents eye high church
This is the second in a series
of articles comparing Fayette County's public and
Home Depot approval hinges
on DOT favor
It took four hours of
discussions Thursday night, but the developers of a
proposed Home Depot on the west side of Peachtree
City got the go-ahead from the City Council over the
objections of many residents in the area.
Governor's plan to cost
local schools $4 million
Barnes' proposal to revise the formula for state
school funding grants could cost the Fayette County
School District $4 million if passed, according to
Dr. John DeCotis, Fayette school superintendent.
Thomas takes Fayetteville
Developer Stan Thomas has filed
suit against the city of Fayetteville to get
restaurant zoning restored on a 3.18-acre tract next
to Fayette Pavilion.
'Village' zoning still
Fayetteville officials are
hoping that the dawn of 2000 will bring closure to a
project that is expected to set the tone for the
Ethics Commission cites
anti-SPLOST action committee
Ethics Commission Monday cited anti-sales tax
advocate Carl Avrit for failure to identify his
organization in phone messages last September, but
chose not to levy a fine.
Fence question goes to
Robert Holmes says he just wants
to keep his dog in the backyard and thieves and
County tree law ready for a
A new Fayette County ordinance
designed to save more mature specimen trees from
developers' bulldozers is pruned and ready for
Apple Orchard passes next
Future residents of Apple
Orchard, a 50-home subdivision planned on 20 acres
just south of downtown Fayetteville, will be able to
enjoy a small park, complete with a gazebo and a
small waterfall, next to a lake on the property, plus
an additional park at the center of the development.
Title I funding bypasses
The Georgia Department of
Education has released its list of schools receiving
Title I funding, and the progress they have made in
improving their performance levels.
Woman charged with forgery
in check spree
A Riverdale woman faces 12
forgery charges in connection with an alleged
check-writing spree at the Fayette Pavilion last
Three enter guilty pleas
Three men pled guilty last week
in Fayette County Superior Court and received
probated sentences on unrelated offenses, according
to court documents.
Brooks seeking cleaning
The Brooks Town Council has put
out a bid sheet for a contractor to clean the
interior of Hardy Hall and the City Hall, as well as
Local fireman gets
Fayette County Department of
Fire and Emergency Services announced last week that
Lt. Steve MacFall is the latest recipient of a $1,000
Metro Fire Chiefs Scholarship for his continuing
Collins' equal compensation
bill for friendly fire victims enacted
U.S. Rep. Mac Collins succeeded
in securing compensation for the families of American
personnel who were killed in a case of friendly fire
Hecht offers mentoring bill
State Sen. Greg Hecht has
introduced proposed legislation to establish
statewide voluntary mentoring programs in schools.
Shell buys Peachtree
Natural Gas accounts
With winter's chill just around
the corner, many residents are gathering firewood and
breaking out the sweaters to ward off the chill.
Recognize, Reinforce and
Reward the Right Behavior
was Mark Twain who once said; I can live for
two months on a good compliment.
provides helping hand to the hospital
The Fayette Community Hospital
(FCH) Auxiliary recently received a helpful hand from
the Fayetteville Home Depot.
million taking to the roads this holiday season
A near record 44.6 million
Americans are expected to travel 100 miles or more
from home during the Christmas-New Year's holiday
Panthers pound out another
Starr's Mill High School's
wrestlers continued their winning pace over the
weekend as they hosted the Starr's Mill Invitational
and won it all.
Panthers and Tigers split
Starr's Mill met Fayette County
for the second time this season last Friday and for
the girls the results were pretty much the same.
Lightning showcases talents
at Adidas soccer meet
Eighteen of the top U-17 boys
soccer teams in the nation competed in the Adidas IV
showcase in conjunction with the NCAA Men's Final
Four in Charlotte, N.C.
Fayette Youth track looks
toward successful year
Beginning this fall, the Fayette
County Track Association Inc. has organized as a
newly formed, independent track club, the Fayette
Flames, for runners of all ages.
Clayton State to hold 5K
There will be a 5K for H2K at
CCSU on 2/12.
Christmas traditions have
evolved from all over the world
- Christmas, a holiday
celebrating the birth of Jesus Christ, has
endured and evolved over the last 2,000 years,
spreading traditions around the world and
creating the largest religious holiday in the
- Stuff your family's
stocking with great little gift ideas
- The presents underneath the
tree may draw most of the attention on Christmas
morning, but the stocking stuffers are just as
- Theaters heat up
during busy holiday film season
- The kids have torn through
all of their gifts underneath the tree and the
big meal is long over. It is still very early in
the day and it is not like you can go back to bed
just yet, so why not go to the movies?
Proving the unprovable
By SALLIE SATTERTHWAITE
Well! Don't you look
spiffy? Who tied your bow for you?
No matter how you look at
it, or how you express it, Jesus Christ is behind
By Rev. Dr. John Hatcher
Let me shake you up a little and
then settle you down a little as my way to say
something significant about Christmas.
Bah humbug? Nah, Just a
By JUDY KILGORE
Well, it's almost here. Another
Christmas is upon us. I confess I am not ready.
Having just gotten out of the hospital (again!) and
suffering driving restrictions, I have just not been
able to do any shopping at all. There is no Christmas
tree in my living room and the usual decorations are
still in their boxes in the computer room/dog
room/junk room. (Doesn't everybody have one of
those?) So, I will just have to bah
humbug! another one and say, well...maybe
Christ Our Shepard Lutheran
announces Christmas services
Christmas will be celebrated at
Christ Our Shepherd Lutheran Church in four Christmas
Eve services, beginning at 4:30 p.m. Friday
afternoon. On Christmas morning, a worship service
with Holy Communion will be celebrated at 10 a.m.
National Heights Baptist
Church to have special services for the holidays
National Heights Baptist Church
in Fayetteville has scheduled several special
services for the holidays.
St. Andrews sets special
St. Andrew's in-the-Pines
Episcopal Churchwill have three special services of
Holy Communion for the Feast of the Nativity.
First Christian Church of
Tyrone plans music, communion for Christmas Eve
The community is invited to
attend Christmas Eve Candlelight Communion Services
at the First Christian Church of Tyrone on Jenkins
Road. Services will begin at 7 p.m. and will be
preceded by a 30-minute prelude of Christmas music
played by the church family's musicians.
Holy Trinity Catholic
Church is seeking aid for Venezuelans
Holy Trinity Catholic Church is
appealing to local residents for help in
St. Gabriel's Catholic
Church plans community dinner, midnight Mass to usher in
the year 2000
Pope John Paul II has declared
the new year as Jubilee Year 2000 and the Catholic
Church of St. Gabriel has a celebration of its own
planned to bring in the millennium.
Bible Baptist Church in
Newnan schedules 'Sword of the Lord' conference Jan. 2-4
Bible Baptist Church in Newnan
will celebrate the new year with Fresh Start
Sunday, Jan. 2, featuring a Sword of the
Lord conference extending through Tuesday, Jan.
4. Guest speaker for three services will be Dr.
Shelton Smith, noted author and editor of the
international revival publication, The Sword of
the Lord. Dr. Smith will speak on Issues
which 21st Century Christians Must Face, during
the Sunday school hour on Jan. 2, and will preach the
sermon at the 11 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. services.
Edge Community Church will offer membership classes
River's Edge Community Church
will offer a class in church membership, C.L.A.S.S.
101, Discovering Church Membership, the first in a
series of classes known as Christian Life And Service
Seminars, beginning Wednesday, Jan. 5 and continuing
each Wednesday through Jan. 26.
Seniors share Christmas
spirit at Catholic luncheon
In the spirit of Christmas,
parishioners of St. Philip Benizi Catholic Church in
Jonesboro sponsored lunch for over 100 senior
citizens Wednesday, including Adult Protective
Services (APS) clients of Clayton County Department
of Family and Children Services (DFCS).
In the year of our Lord 19
hundred and 99...
Many cultural commentators argue
that the United States has entered the post-Christian
era, and many applaud that transition as a desirable
change in an increasingly multicultural society with
diverse religious viewpoints.
No room at the inn? Look in
By DAVE HAMRICK
To those of us who thought
Christmas was too commercialized before, there's no
doubt that the phenomenon has set a record in this
last year of the 1900s.
Barnes likely to get his
wish: more power
By LEE N.HOWELL
Roy Barnes is making up his wish list
and he is checking it twice though he
will not be getting the gifts he wants
- Have you ever realized how
many batteries per person in the United States
The most important things
are Y2K compatible
With all the hype about Y2K
compatibility I thought I would throw in my two
cents; actually maybe it's closer to one cent.
Alcohol revenue not more
important than tough laws
In the 12 years we have lived in
Fayetteville, we have been elated that there is an
alcohol law. In the letter Mr. Coursey wrote, he
seems to think revenue for the local government is
more important than having dives serving
drivers and minors.
Where are the outraged
parents in F'ville?
I am writing in support of the
work of the Fayetteville Police Department in having
the guts to stand up against the sale of alcohol to
minors in Fayette County. Every Fayette County
citizen should let his or her voice be heard in
support of this outstanding work by law enforcement.
Instead we hear the outcries of those who were busted
in the sting operation.
Police should probe for
illegal alcohol sales
It seems from following the
articles and letters that the general public is not
very supportive of the way the sting
alcohol sale matter was handled by the police
department and the city of Fayetteville.
McCurry Park firearms range
still poses big threat to kids, neighborhood
Last spring I wrote several
letters pointing out the hazards caused by the
firearms range near McCurry Park. I said that it was
too close to the playing fields, and that there was a
danger of both stray bullets and overly loud noise. I
have since exchanged letters with the County
Administrator, [Bill] Beckett. He acknowledged that
the range is a problem and agreed to look into
options to relocate this facility. When the range was
still open in September, I wrote him again, but
received no response.
'Big box' decision should be blamed
on past PTC councils' failure to plan
Well Peachtree City has its
first big box Home Depot. Unless
the City Council takes measures to restrict the
dimensions of these developments, we can expect to
see the next big box next to Kroger on Peachtree
Parkway since the site is not impacted by the traffic
impact ordinance. God forbid that Lowe's also comes
to town as part of their rivalry with Home Depot and
we end up with 400,000 square feet of home
improvement retail in Peachtree City.
Whiney PTC citizens, get
over big box!
It is not the developers who are
the spoiled brats. The developers purchased the land
in good faith and as long as they develop the
property within the zoning restrictions, they should
have the right to do so.
We will regret losing
control of Canal
It is with a great deal of
concern that we should note the passing of the Panama
Canal Dec. 14 from U.S. to Panamanian control. Of
particular concern is that a Chinese corporation,
Hutchison-Whampoa Ltd., who bribed Panamanian
legislators to get the contract, will run Panama's