thieves shop Pavilion
With the onset of
the holiday season, auto theft action is cranking up at Fayette Pavilion.
fee problem to get attention next week
A stalemate between
Fayette County and local cities over plans for impact fees to help pay
for a new county jail will be a hot topic as the Fayette County Commission
meets next Wednesday.
upgrades stalled until Jan.
officials hope to get back to work on upgrading Fayette County's service
in January, a spokesman said this week.
monitor on the other foot for solicitor
Staying on house
arrest isn't as easy as it sounds.
Fayette students get Superstation on-air broadcasting assignments
Fayette County students
have distinguished themselves again, this time on camera.
station contract on commission agenda
four new Fayette County fire stations may begin soon.
focus on enforcing seatbelt use during Thanksgiving travel holiday
It's not quite 6
p.m. on the official beginning of the "dangerous" Thanksgiving
travel holiday, and already Fayette County Deputy Sheriff Doug Hardy
runs into some gruff from a motorist.
Department stays busy year-round
From head to toe,
they look like police officers: with the department-issue handgun tucked
into the gun belt, shiny badge on display and handcuffs at the ready.
emergency officials work together to prevent chemical releases
When it began in
1985, the Fayette County Local Emergency Planning Committee was mainly
focused on identifying trouble areas in the county where a chemical
release could cause a potential disaster.
ordinance up for council review
Less than a month
after a liquor-by-the-drink referendum was approved by Fayetteville
voters, the City Council will consider a first reading of a proposed
liquor ordinance at tonight's workshop and Monday's regular meeting.
work on judicial complex almost finished
design for the planned new Fayette County Jail and Courthouse complex
should be in hand next month, said County Commissioner Greg Dunn.
wants answers before taking action on impact fee proposals
Brooks Town Council
members want some unrelated concerns addressed before they act on proposed
impact fees to pay for a new Fayette County Jail.
board eyes change in exchange policy
heartfelt appeal by a Tyrone family to allow a disenfranchised German
exchange student to attend Fayette County Schools prompted the administration
to rework its existing foreign exchange policy.
students learn from middle school mentors
was difficult for Devon Newsted, 8, to choose a book from the hundreds
of titles available to her at Barnes and Noble in Fayetteville, but
Bryan Watkins, 13, her reading mentor for the second year, patiently
made suggestions, pulling out a variety of paperbacks for Devon to peruse.
sets forum here
Superintendent of Schools Linda C. Schrenko will host a town hall meeting
Thursday, Dec. 7 from 7 - 9 p.m. at the LaFayette Educational Center
son honored by radio group
son John Talbert, 1968-99, recently was honored by WSB Radio for his
design and development of the station's new studios, praising his "attention
to detail and standard of excellence."
night set in Woolsey
Lodge 334 F&AM will have a family night this Saturday, Dec. 2.
to benefit children's hospital
walk-a-thon to benefit the Shriner's Children's Hospital is scheduled
for Saturday at 10 a.m. at Fayette County High School.
sets conference on health care staffing
Atlanta Regional Commission, in cooperation with the Georgia Council
on Aging and more than 30 agencies and organizations, presents "Staffing
Crisis - Staffing Solutions," a forum to offer solutions for problems
in long-term care, will be Wednesday, Dec. 6 from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
at the Loudermilk Center for the Regional Community.
Street Fayetteville hosts 'Breakfast with Santa'
Street Fayetteville is presenting "Breakfast with Santa" at
Fayetteville Elementary School Saturday, Dec. 2, from 8 a.m. to noon.
can register for on-line courses at Ga. colleges
registration for a limited selection of on-line college freshman and
sophomore year core curriculum courses, "eCore," will continue
until Dec. 15 through Georgia GLOBE (Global Learning On-line for Business
and Education). Late registration will be Jan. 25.
Kiwanis officers plan work for 2001
installed officers of the Kiwanis club of Peachtree city are already
at work on plans for the upcoming year.
can compete in science symposium
The University of
Georgia's Office of Academic Special Programs is inviting area high
school students to participate in the annual Junior Science and Humanities
seeks sweets for soldiers
time for "Operation Sweet Delivery," supporting U.S. men and
women in the armed services.
up for better skin
Peachtree City woman looking for relief for her skin has a homemade
remedy that she is now sharing with others via her own home-based
- Shaken Baby Syndrome
(SBS) is a condition that occurs after a baby is shaken so violently
that the blood vessels connecting the brain to the skull are torn.
care in Fayette quite different 50 years ago
1948 Fayette County, like many other counties, was very poor and rural.
It was at the end of World War II, and everything had gone into the
holiday gift ideas for the healthy minded
- Don't panic. There
are still plenty of shopping days left this holiday season. But before
venturing out to tackle your gift list, resolve to shop smarter and
healthier this year.
- It is no secret
that children are concerned about fitting in with their peers. They
want to wear clothes that are similar to their friends' clothes, wear
similar jewelry, and drive cars or ride bicycles that are popular models.
What to know, head to toe
- Sixteen million
Americans have diabetes: but one out of three of those persons does
not know it.
your hearing in good shape
- We all know that
exercise is good for keeping our bodies in good shape.
Physicians at Peachtree City welcomes new doctors
- Frank Alena, M.D.,
Ph.D., a family physician, and Christine Long Choat, M.D., an internist,
both formerly with The Emory Clinic at the Fayetteville Health Center,
will join Piedmont Physicians at Peachtree City beginning Dec. 1 and
Jan. 1, respectively.
study shows benefits of hearing aids
- The Journal of
the American Medical Association in its Oct. 11 issue carried a precedent-setting
article which reported findings from the first carefully controlled,
multi-center clinical trial of hearing aids.
Labor Commissioner Michael Thurmond said today that the unemployment
rate in the metro Atlanta area declined to 3.0 percent in October, down
from 3.2 percent in September. The area's jobless rate was 3.1 percent
in October of 1999.
holds open house
formerly the Enterprise Networks Group of Lucent Technologies, hosted
an open house in Peachtree City Nov. 14 to recognize the company's official
spin-off from Lucent Technologies.
concerned reader recently e-mailed me about a problem he was having
concerning people showing up for night shift work at a boat manufacturing
gives away turkey dinner
Jo-Par Realty recently held a contest to guess the correct weight of
a Thanksgiving Pumpkin that was donated by ERA Mortgage Representative,
Carol Bryant, and the Peachtree City Volunteer Firefighters Association.
cigarettes to minors, revenue agents warn
Commissioner of Revenue T. Jerry Jackson has announced that revenue
agents will be increasing their monitoring of retail establishments
that sell tobacco products.
advance to next round of playoffs following nail-biting wins
The high school
football playoffs are still going on and three of our local teams are
still going as well.
roller hockey season complete
The Peachtree City
Hockey Association (PHA) has concluded the 2000 roller hockey season
with its annual fall tournament. Twenty-two teams in three age divisions
participated in the single-elimination, two-day event.
polls and rankings for high school basketball are in
Atlanta Tipoff Club and the Atlanta Journal Constitution have released
their preseason rankings and all region teams and several teams and
local players are represented.
you're traveling to the games this weekend
you are an East Coweta football fan, you have it easy this Friday because
the Indians are playing at home. If you are a fan of the Northgate Vikings
or the Starr's Mill Panthers, you will have to travel a ways this Friday.
presents &"Rock and Roll Santa" this weekend
'n' Roll Santa," Fayette Community Theatre's current production,
is a musical comedy set in the North Pole in the late 1950s.
prepares for annual production of 'The Nutcracker'
holiday season always seems like a magical time of the year.
presents 'A Winnie The Pooh Christmas Tail'
will be a very merry Christmas party in the Hundred Acre Woods and
you and your family are invited.
By SALLIE SATTERTHWAITE
sale: One quart of semi-gloss paint, never opened. Color: "clay
pot." Will throw in slightly used paint pad free.
from the past
just got back from my high school reunion and boy are my arms tired.
Creek continues a busy fall season with a play in December
has been a busy fall for the drama students at Sandy Creek High School.
year...Y2K, this year...politics... but God is still in control
By REV. JOHN HATCHER
just one year ago? Y2K had many in a dither. The sky was to fall. Water
was to dry up. Food was to be scarce. Bank accounts were to be inoperative.
Many real, real "spiritual" believers were hunkered down in
their bunkers just waiting to be proved right and spiritual. Remember
those folks who told us to store hundreds of gallons of water. They told
us to store enough food for six months. They told us to have at least
$2000 in cash on hand. They told us to be prepared with alternate methods
of heating. They told us to buy gas-powered electric generators to keep
our refrigerators running. They told us, if we were smart, we should have
our own personal stores of gasoline.
Our Shepherd Lutheran will offer special Advent service to help Christmas
blues' Dec. 4
is wonderful, but can be tough when it arouses painful memories. So
say counselors, pastors, and others who are often called upon to help
people come to terms with seasonal sadness.
to host parenting seminar Saturday
First Baptist Church will host a single parenting seminar on Saturday,
Dec. 2, from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. Registration fee is $5 per person.
Smith will speak at Inman UMC this Sunday
Loren Smith, author
and co-host of the "Tailgate Show," for the University of
Georgia Bulldogs Football Broadcast Team, will be the guest speaker
this Sunday, Dec. 3, at the 11 a.m. service at Inman United Methodist
invited to join in performance of 'Messiah' this Sunday
usher in the Christmas season, the Peachtree City First Presbyterian
Church will present a performance of Handel's "Messiah" this
Sunday afternoon at 3:30 p.m. Community participation is encouraged.
services planned at Christ Our Shepherd Lutheran beginning Dec. 7
Saint Nick meets
St. Ambrose? And Santa Lucia? St. Thomas? Sounds like Advent at Christ
Our Shepherd Lutheran Church in Peachtree City
the people' was a nice idea, but...
By DAVE HAMRICK
U.S.A., 2020 For
the first time since the founding of our nation, Americans are living
under a dictatorship.
seems to be missing here
By AMY RILEY
The Florida election
was certified on Sunday, Nov. 26. After an initial vote count, a recount,
and in some cases, a third and fourth count, Governor Bush is still
the winner in Florida and has been awarded the electoral votes.
my Rudolf . . .
While we all have
some time, waiting patiently on the edge of our seats on the further
legal actions regarding the presidential election, everyone in our country
should rent and watch the claymation classic, "Rudolf, the Red-Nosed
Reindeer," for in it, we can find direction to the quagmire our
country has become.
Democrats should be ashamed
Enough is enough.
The general election has been over for about three weeks and we're still
waiting to see who is going to be the next President. After weeks of
counting and recounting, Bush has still won Florida. It's time for Gore
to leave. He won't do this as long as he can challenge every count until
he gets a favorable count.
sad to watch our rights be blatantly stolen from us
How shocking and
sad to watch 225 years of American Constitutional law disappear right
in front of us. The sadness is in the realization that our freedoms
have been taken away while we weren't looking and that they will be
nearly impossible to recover.
tables were turned, wouldn't Bush be scrambling for every available vote?
As a Canadian living
in the U.S., I'm both amused and entertained (as are all of you) with
the goings-on in Florida over the past 2 weeks. Canadian elections are
never this interesting! Two letters in last week's Citizen made me laugh
me to write from a mostly nonpartisan viewpoint.
is the word for Democrats' actions
I am outraged by
the actions in Florida by a couple of Democrat-controlled counties and
the Florida Supreme Court which appear to be aimed at making Al Gore
the winner in Florida, regardless of true intent of the voters.
the votes, but keep the ballots secret, protect military
It is my understanding,
or it was my understanding, that we have the privilege of a secret ballot.
I question how we can expect a ballot to be cast in secret when it has
to be witnessed at the time of the ballot, and then the signature has
to be verified by those opening the ballots.
not supporting military
I am outraged that
most Democrats are not supporting our men and women in uniform. Shame
on you for remaining silent.
the next run at elective office, there will be a campaign
My name is Bill
Bryan. During the past six months I ran as a "Goldwater Conservative"
Democrat on the "Choice in Education" platform for the Fayette
County Board of Education, Post #3. Frankly, I ran a terrible campaign.
At a minimum, I should have had a few thousand flyers printed and hand
delivered them or had kids deliver them as I have in other races in
Fulton CountyI did not do that. I should have contacted the Fayette
homeschooling networks and Fayette parents who send their kids to private
or parochial schools (and, whose SAT scores are most probably melded
with Fayette government schools to raise the government schools's overall
SAT scores about 80 points.)I did not do that. I should have tried to
arrange speaking venues at local churches, Rotary, Kiwanis, Chamber
of Commerce, etc.I did not do that.
a difference that day Dec. 7, 1941 made to us
Last year, on Dec.
7, I was bemoaning the fact that no one paid any attention to the anniversary
of the attack on Pearl Harbor any more. I was a freshman at Indiana
University and alone in my dorm room when the radio program was interrupted
to announce the attack. I guess I wanted to find another person that
was alive that day with whom to remember and share recollections and
pupils, some needed rules of the road
This started as
a brief letter, but, like Topsy, it grew... Perhaps instead of a letter,
having a reporter do an article on traffic and public safety in Peachtree
City will be better. Although I believe the following points and advice
are correct legally, getting an expert opinion would be wise. All I
know is that the problem is getting worse. Children and teenagers, out
of ignorance and sometimes to be rebellious, do these things. Nevertheless,
I have seen many adults, who should know better and set the example,
acting even worse.
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