OKs liquor-by-the-drink rules
could be pouring liquor by mid-February, now that an ordinance regulating
the process has been approved by the City Council.
allege absentee ballot fraud
Were there shenanigans
involved in Fayetteville's liquor referendum?
city manager gets new job: City clerk
In a surprise move
Thursday night, the Peachtree City Council appointed City Manager Jim
Basinger as its city clerk for the first three months of this year.
voted an exception to PTC multifamily moratorium
moratorium on multi-family housing rezonings has been renewed for another
may scuttle jail pact
Fayette County commissioners
may stir the pot of controversy again this week, taking steps to start
charging local cities per diem fees to house some county jail inmates.
Turn down the volume on disputes
Greg Dunn makes
no bones about the fact he thinks he has his work cut out for him.
Day celebration planned for Jan. 15 at Starr's Mill H.S.
The Fayette Branch
NAACP is planning a Jan. 15 King Day celebration beginning at 10:30
a.m. at Starr's Mill High School.
fight goes to commission Thursday
Residents of Rebekah
Lakes and Surrey Park subdivisions off Ga. Highway 85 south of Fayetteville
probably will be present Thursday when the Fayette County Commission
considers BellSouth Mobility's request for a 253-foot communications
tower near their neighborhoods.
Road will be paved despite residents' objections
Sumner Road, one
of Peachtree City's last unpaved thoroughfares, will still be blacktopped
despite a last-ditch effort from nearby residents to prevent it.
robbery at Fville Pit Stop being probed
this week are investigating an armed robbery that was reported Wednesday
evening at the Pit Stop North convenience store on North Glynn Street.
hails slowed growth as top accomplishment
Growth slowed down
in Fayette County during the two years Harold Bost was chairman of the
named deputy whip
State Rep. Kathy
Cox of Peachtree City has been named a Republican deputy whip in the
House, Whip Earl Ehrhart announced Tuesday.
Education to get a new look
Rep. Kathy Cox joined her colleagues on the floor of the Georgia General
Assembly Monday, prepared to introduce several new bills and fulfill
her duties on the Education, Industry, and Health and Ecology committees.
selected new Peachtree City fire chief
Stony Lohr has been
named Peachtree City fire chief, replacing former Chief Gerald Reed.
steps down, Bowen takes over as Planning Commission chairman
Bob Harbison last
week handed over the reigns of the Fayette County Planning Commission
after serving as its chairman for three years.
subdivision gets P&Z OK
John Wieland Homes'
plan for 14 homes, a recreation center and a school site for 80.65 acres
on the Peachtree City border is fine with the Fayette County Planning
Commission, as long as three conditions are met.
reduces bond for stabbing suspect
Atlanta man in the Fayette County Jail since June for aggravated assault
has had his bond reduced.
fire crews battle attic blaze on Buckeye Lane
unoccupied home on Buckeye Lane was damaged by a fire that extended
into the structure's attic, according to Fayetteville Fire Chief Alan
Education, taxes, Social Security, Medicare at top of Congress' priorities
relief will be high on the legislative agenda, Rep. Mac Collins said
this week after the 434 members of the new 107th Congress were sworn
takes chair at school board
new chairman of the Fayette County Board of Education is two-year member
slates hearing on Fayette impact fees
The Atlanta Regional
Commission will have a public hearing on Fayette County's plan for impact
fees to help pay for fire services Jan. 16.
pilots' union authorizes strike ballot
leaders representing Delta's 9,500 pilots Tuesday authorized a strike
ballot of the membership.
sprouting up in Fayette
- Condominiums are
on the rise in Fayette County and elsewhere, giving residents another
option to apartment living and single-family homeownership.
in remodeling never greater
you know that the average home in the United States is 27 years old?
artist brings walls to life
Nelms paints a pretty picture on your ceiling, if you like.
Branch development honors old hometown
Branch, in Screven County in eastern Georgia, was a thriving little
rural community in the 1960s.
codes discussed at HBA meeting
officials from the area were on hand at the Home Builders Association
of Midwest Georgia's November meeting to discuss recent changes in
achieves specialist designation
Lester, Tri-City Realty Services, Inc., has completed the educational
requirements necessary to achieve designation as a Certified International
Property Specialist. Also required was a demonstration of experience
in international real estate transactions and participation in related
agents attend orientation
- Three new agents
from Coldwell Banker Bullard Realty's Newnan/Coweta County office recently
attended the two-day Bullard College orientation program.
join Bullard after merger
Banker Bullard Realty's Fayette County office has added three members
due to the recent merger with Joyce Faulkner & Associates.
attends national conference
Mitchell, president of the Newnan/Coweta Board of Realtors and managing
broker of the Newnan/Coweta County office of Coldwell Banker Bullard
Realty, was among the 23,000 Realtors and guests attending the National
Association of Realtors Conference and Expo in San Francisco.
picks up awards
Communities, the developer of SummerGrove and Avery Park in Newnan
and Monarch Village in Henry County, impressed the Greater Atlanta
Home Builders Association with its marketing, public relations and
advertising efforts. Pathway was awarded five gold and five silver
Professionalism awards at a recent banquet held at the Georgia World
Congress Center in Atlanta. The Professionalism awards recognize excellence
in home building, marketing and advertising.
to speak at HBA meeting
members of of Georgia General Assembly from this area are scheduled
to speak at the Home Builders Association of Midwest Georgia's first
meeting of 2001, scheduled for Thursday night, Jan. 18, at the Peachtree
Wyndham Conference Center in Peachtree City.
makes 'Book of Lists'
Jones Communities, which has its offices in Jonesboro, is among the
Atlanta area businesses featured in the Atlanta Business Chronicle's
annual "Book of Lists," which was published on Dec. 22,
Knight Group, a Jonesboro-based home builder and developer, was included
in the Atlanta Business Chronicle's annual "Book of Lists,"
which was published on Dec. 22, 2000.
reflect on 2000, prepare for 2001
its annual Christmas buffet, the Fayette County Board of Realtors announced
the cash awards to three county nonprofit organizations as well as new
officers for the coming year.
staging job fair
is the last day for residents to check out the job fair at the new Kohl's
department store at the Fayette Pavilion.
action heats up as second half of season begins
The Starrs Mill
Panthers boys basketball team finished third in the University City
Roundball Classic Basketball Tournament in Charlotte, N.C. during the
meet at Duals after successful holiday schedule
The County Duals
were held at Sandy Creek High School last night and all four local high
schools sent their wrestling teams to compete. The results will most
likely be in Friday's paper and on the internet.
for spring season of youth sports begins this month
You'd never know
it by the weather, but the little league athletic season is right around
teams perform well at indoor championships
Several local teams
fared well in the 2001 Indoor Championships at The Soccer Centre in
Fayetteville over the holiday break.
man sets two new records in 2000
Two thousand was
a good year for fishing for Fayetteville's Thomas Elkins.
men get first conference win of season
& State University mens basketball team to its first Peach Belt
Conference win of the season Saturday, defeating Francis Marion University
presents "The Wizard of Oz" at Sams Auditorium
Wizard of Oz" is one of the most beloved fairy tales of all time.
house kicks off busy january for Offshoot Productions.
Productions will start the new year with a Stars on the Southern Crescent
coffee house lineup that is chock full of entertainment.
Bug to save the day at Center for Puppetry Arts
Up in the sky! It's a bird, it's a plane, it's Mighty Bug!
is not a 4-letter word
By SALLIE SATTERTHWAITE
commentaries caught my attention recently: one by Washington Post
political reporter David Broder, the other by Gordon Sinclair, a Canadian
television commentator, quoted in the Congressional Record.
cold weather and having a cold
everyone who complained about the weather being too hot last summer
(was I one of them?) and said that they couldn't wait for winter,
I'm giving you the frowning of a lifetime, as I sit in front of this
to hold auditions for 'Dearly Departed' soon
Community Theatre, Inc. will hold auditions for its spring production
of the comedy "Dearly Departed" by David Bottrell and Jessie
Jones Monday and Tuesday, Jan. 22-23. Auditions will be conducted
at Sams Auditorium in Fayetteville at 7:30 p.m. both evenings.
offers classes for kids
Community Theatre Company, Inc. has revamped its Kidsplay program.
The curriculum has been expanded to include several production and
technical classes, all taught by Artistic Director Dale Lyles. The
classes will be offered one day a week from 4:30-6 p.m. and will be
offered throughout the year.
the Arbor Day Foundation and get 10 free trees
free flowering trees will be given to each person who joins The National
Arbor Day Foundation during January, 2001. The free trees are part
of the nonprofit Foundation's Trees For America campaign.
Creek Chorus to perform at prestigous concert
Sandy Creek High School Select Mixed Chorus, under the direction of
Millie Turek, will present a pre-convention concert Tuesday, Jan.
16, at Spivey Hall on the campus of Clayton College & State University
'purpose' for existence is perfectly clear
By REV. JOHN HATCHER
Church members of
a certain church in Columbia can tell anyone their purpose with five easy
statements. The statements are so easy and yet so profound that I wanted
to share them with you as we enter the first official year of the new
millennium (I heard Dr. Michael Brown give these five statements).
First Baptist to offer classes for fitness, better relationships
The First Baptist
Church of Peachtree City will offer two fitness programs starting this
month, with emphasis on spiritual and physical health in both. In addition,
a class will be offered for those going through difficult relationships.
gospel music lovers can hear the Perrys in Senoia next week
The Southern gospel
singing group "The Perrys" will appear at the Open Door Baptist
Church in Senoia on Thursday, Jan. 18 at 7 p.m. and will feature their
third number one hit song, "Praise God, It's Settled, I'm Saved."
Viljoen to speak at next week's Women's Aglow Fellowship meeting
Tammi Viljoen will
be the featured speaker at this month's meeting of Women's Aglow Fellowship
International, Peachtree City Chapter, next Monday evening, Jan. 15,
and Tuesday morning, Jan. 16. Both meetings will be held at the Calvary
Temple Assembly of God, 202 Robinson Rd. in Peachtree City, next to
Mowell Funeral Home.
Baptist Women's Ministry will conduct Bible study Jan. 14, 16
Women's Ministry of Woolsey Baptist Church will conduct the recently
released Bible study by Beth Moore, "Jesus the One and Only,"
beginning Sunday, Jan. 14 at 5 p.m. and Tuesday, Jan. 16 at 9:30 a.m.
of PTC mayor's tinkering with city charter
Happy New Year!
For one who still hasn't fully embraced the 1990s, it seems strange
to be living in 'aught-one,' as our grandchildren might refer to our
olden times at the beginning of the new millennium.
our reps prove themselves this year?
By DAVE HAMRICK
Hang onto your wallets, folks,
the state Legislature's in session.
11th-hour treaty threatens U.S.
By AMY RILEY
While we were ticking
off the final minutes of the millennium, President Clinton was ticking
off yet another order for his already dubious legacy. In the late hours
of Dec. 31, 2000, President Clinton made a call from Camp David to David
J. Scheffer, the U.S. Ambassador-at-large for war crime issues.
my mouth is . . .
I will get on with
this article, because time is money and that is what everyone is thinking
about today: money. Seems there is all this nervousness over where the
economy is heading and whether or not we are all going to still have
money to burn, like it's been for a while. I think I am dead on the
money to say everyone is confused.
LETTERS TO THE EDITOR
places public good on back burner
I have a philosophical
question for your children to take back to political science class in
high school or college. Is it the role of government to: (1) promote
individual rights while defending the common good or (2) promote the
common good while defending individual rights?
I know nobody will
ever say why we should not do away with the electoral college vote,
so I will try to shed a little more light on it.
park in fire zones at Starr's Mill
I sure would like
to know were to get the special parking permits allowing me and my wife
to park our car in the fire zones at the Rising Star/Starr's Mill school
complex. The entire front entry circles of the two schools, on both
the outside and inside curb, were filled with parked cars at a recent
middle school Christmas Choir Concert.
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