Fulton city seeks to annex piece of Fayette; Commission will hear arguments
for 22-acre plan
Fairburn wants to
be a Fayette County city, but at least one county commissioner is having
none of it.
School eyes move to Tyrone
School could be on the move from its Fairburn campus, but not anytime
risk law enforcement
The really bad guys
the rapists, murderers, drug dealers don't often turn themselves in.
Typically, the cops have to sniff them out.
PTC's future: Should it look 'like the rest of PTC'?
Take a glimpse into
the future. Imagine what Ga. Highway 54 West will look like in several
chair regional water group, leaving as GRTA head
City resident Joel H. Cowan will be shifting his focus from traffic
set today in day care spanking
Parrish thought her daughter was lying about being spanked in day care
the afternoon of Nov. 27.
suspect forces drive to Atlanta
Peachtree City man was carjacked by a knife-wielding man early Monday
evening in Fayetteville, according to a report from the Fayetteville
path project back on track?
pedestrian/bike path may soon connect Fayetteville with Kiwanis Park
along Redwine Road.
Creek's Warr moving to FCHS
Creek High School Principal Charles Warr, Ph.D., will replace Gary Phillips
at Fayette County High School.
saddles up for new post
the final scene of "The Searchers" arguably the best final
scene of any film in history John Wayne steps off the porch and walks
into the sunset as the door closes behind him.
club teaches kids community service
new club in town is perfect for kids who like digging in the dirt and
water plant almost ready
won't be long now before the South Fayette Water Plant begins pumping
six million gallons of treated water daily.
Fayette watersheds fairly clean
County is doing a good job of keeping its watershed areas clean.
officials may hold off on dredging plans
spectre of drivers being greeted by an empty Lake Peachtree as they
enter Peachtree City on Ga. Highway 54 is prompting county water officials
to move cautiously on their periodic dredging project.
Development Authority to probe its recruitment strategy in the near future
of the Peachtree City Development Authority's work involves the administration
of the city's tennis center and amphitheater.
Starr students cited for writing prowess
students from Georgia have been recognized as the nation's eighth-grade
Most Promising Young Writers and two of them are from Rising Starr Middle
families needed, deadline extended
deadline to sign up to host music students from Scotland for an upcoming
concert has been extended through Wednesday, June 6.
heralds 'victory' for tax relief
Rep. Mac Collins said passage by Congress of tax relief is a victory
for the American people because it will return overpayments to taxpayers
and encourage investment and economic activity that will benefit everyone.
transportation department receives safety award
students safe on the road to and from school is the number one priority
of the Fayette County School System's transportation department.
State University sophomore Cheryl Graham, a graduate of McIntosh High
School, has been named to the Verizon Academic All-District 4 second
team for spring women's at-large sports.
Fayette teacher honored by retirees
The Fayette County
Retired teachers Association recently recognized Fayetteville resident
Jan Puschaver as the teacher making the greatest contribution to education
bus drivers compete
a school bus is a challenging task, but Fayette's school bus drivers
made it look easy as they demonstrated their skillful driving maneuvers
at the annual School Bus Road-E-O at Flat Rock Middle School.
program founder honored
Phillips recently was honored for his special contributions to the Japanese
community in Peachtree City.
students take top three places in district contest
math students recently swept the Griffin Regional Educational Service
Agency math contest, which was open to middle school students.
leaders tapped for regional institute
its monthly board meeting last week, the Atlanta Regional Commission
announced the names of 56 public and private community leaders who have
been selected to participate in the 12th Regional Leadership Institute.
rules for control
GREGORY K. MOFFATT, PH. D
It has been a long
time since I wrote about discipline in this column so I suppose it is
worth bringing up again.
- Each year stroke
kills more than twice as many American women as breast cancer, yet only
one in three women can name a symptom or risk factor.
women reveal new attitude on health and fitness
Here's news in
which many women may take a healthy interest: a recent national survey
found a change in women's health practices and preferences over the
past five years.
the facts: About the birth control pill
Despite its popularity
and 40 years of use, a recent, nationwide survey of women aged 18-35
found that many believe several myths about birth control pills.
to get to the heart of the matter
news women can take to heart as little as 30 minutes of walking and
running three times a week can benefit your heart health.
officials: TB case no cause for alarm
public was never in any danger from the tuberculosis that struck an
employee of a local restaurant recently, health officials said.
recent UF grad
Timothy Winstead was among recent graduates of the University of Florida,
receiving the doctor of audiology degree from the College of Health
Professions May 5.
baby born at SRMC Women's Life Center
first baby born at Southern Regional Medical Center's New Women's
Life Center occurred at 10:21a.m. May 16, officially kicking off the
start of a new era in Women's Healthcare in the Southern Crescent.
The new center opened that morning after years of planning and preparation.
Drive coming to Hank Aaron BMW
fifth Ultimate Drive for the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation
will make its way to Hank Aaron BMW in Union City Wednesday, June
City seeks volunteers
City, a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing for the needs
of children, the aged and infirm, seeks volunteers in a variety of
program at Newnan Hospital
diabetes self-help management program is underway at Newnan Hospital.
Classes are being held June 8, 15 and 22 from 9 a.m. until 3:30 p.m.
at the hospital's Wound Treatment Center at 80 Jackson Street. The
program is sponsored by the United Way and the Diabetes Association
of Atlanta. Call 404-527-7150 for fee information and to reserve a
space in this three-session program. All classes are taught by diabetes
City hosts National Senior Health & Fitness Day
Atlanta seniors will gather for the eighth annual National Senior
Health and Fitness Day (NSHFD) today, May 30, at Christian City, the
official host site for Atlantans joining an estimated 150,000 seniors
at 1,500 sites across the nation to walk, dance, play and learn their
way to better fitness and health.
important to sports enthusiasts
baby boomers, many of whom are shifting from team sports to individual
sports such as golf, still have vision demands which may differ from
their everyday activities.
important to state's economy
hospitals contributed more than $26 billion to the state's economy
in 1999, according to a recent report prepared by the Georgia Hospital
leaders urged to get active in the chamber
50 business and community leaders from Fayette and Clayton counties were
on hand earlier this month to hear remarks by Georgia Chamber Chairman
Philip Wilheit, president of Wilheit Packaging Materials Co./Unisource,
and Georgia Chamber President Lindsay Thomas in the meeting room at the
Old Courthouse in Fayetteville.
donates flag to Rising Starr
The gym at Rising
Starr Middle School now has a sparkling new United States flag thanks
to the generosity of Hoshizaki of Peachtree City.
Lighting pitches in more than $14,000 for United Way
United Way of Metro Atlanta received a special Memorial Day greeting
from the Peachtree City plant of Cooper Industries' Cooper Lighting
and national players perform well at Peach State Junior tennis tournament
coillegiate tennis coaches were on hand at te Peachtree City Tennis
Center this weekend for the Peach State Junior Tennis Tournament. The
tournament is on the USTA schedule and 13 USTA sections are represented
from Southern California to New England. Many of our local players played
in the tournament, facing some of the best junior players in the nation.
of summer camps available for young athletes
there an athlete in your family that is looking for an activity to keep
him or her busy during the summer months? If so, there are a plethora
of sports camps available for them.
Triathlon this weekend
10th annual Peachtree City youth Triathlon will be on Saturday, June
2. Applications for this event are available at the Peachtree City and
fayetteville Recreation Departments, libraries, health clubs, the Kedron
Aquatic Center and Publix. The entry fee is $20 and includes a race
t-shirt, a participation medal, water bottle and post-race snacks. Applications
must be received by May 24. The triathlon will start at 7:30 a.m. at
the Glenloch Recreation Center inPeachtree City.
brings his legendary musical career to Peachtree City
Anka started young.
Academy of Dance celebrates with annual concert
Academy of Dance in Peachtree City will present its 11th annual
Celebration Concert featuring the full-length ballet "Alice
in Wonderland" and contemporary dance production
of "This City Never Sleeps" Saturday and Sunday, June
2 and 3.
music on tap this weekend
- There is a relatively
new opportunity for county youth interested in performing classical
music or joining an orchestra.
and Hank - Both in the history books
By SALLIE SATTERTHWAITE
sometimes goes astray when filtered through the memory of those who've
"been there, done that," and occasionally an error gets
by. No harm done, for the most part.
'n' Roll part of the night and party often
- I am currently
doing a series of head and neck exercises so that I will remain in tip-top
condition after tomorrow night's activities.
to raise funds for McIntosh cheerleaders
The Varsity Cheerleaders
at McIntosh High School will hold a Bike-A-Thon to raise funds for its
Cheer Program. The Varsity Cheerleaders have in the past five years
consistently placed first, second or third in Regional and State Cheerleading
Competition. The 10-mile Bike Ride will take place at 1 p.m. on Sunday,
June 10 with a Start/Finish at the Peachtree Crossing Shopping Center
in Peachtree City.
year planned for FCFT
Theatre, Inc. has a full plate. They will have auditions, workshops,
dinner theatre, and an amazing lineup in the coming months.
God for heroes
By REV. JOHN HATCHER
my father-in-law for about 27 years as long as I have known his only daughter.
He's Howard Emerson Blackburn and he's a World War II veteran. Often we
have talked about the mundane matters of life, but seldom about the war
in which he was wounded. Not until I asked him to talk about it. I found
the truth: real heroes don't brag, but take inner, deep satisfaction that
they did their duty.
to perform at SPRY meeting for seniors June 5
Hallberg of Peachtree City will provide the entertainment for the monthly
meeting of Senior Presbyterians Remaining Young (SPRY) at the First
Presbyterian Church in Peachtree City Tuesday, June 5, at 11:30 a.m.
is guest speaker at Body of Christ Church
Dr. Bob Harrison
of Harrison International Ministries will be the guest speaker at the
Body of Christ Christian Church on Sunday, June 10, at special services
scheduled for 8 and 10:30 a.m., and 7 p.m. There is no admission and
all in the community are invited.
City UMC plans 'Soncreek Junction' VBS
Peachtree City United
Methodist Church will have Vacation Bible School Monday, June 18 through
Friday, June 22, from 9 a.m. until noon. This year's theme is "Soncreek
Junction," and children ages four years through fifth grade are
invited to attend.
coffeehouse features Ken Kington
The Gathering Grounds
Coffeehouse, a gathering place for young singles, will feature Kenn
Kington, Christian comedian, author and motivational speaker, on Friday,
June 1, at Crossroads Church, 2564 Highway 154, in Newnan.
Dukes band to be featured at singles meeting on June 15
a monthly gathering for single persons 30 and older, will feature the
Danny Dukes Band, a popular praise and worship group, on Friday, June
15, at 7:30 p.m., at Crossroads Church, 2564 Highway 154, in Newnan.
youth plan mission to Memphis
There are only a
few spots left, but youth at Providence United Methodist Church in Fayetteville
are encouraged to sign up for the Memphis mission trip scheduled for
the week of June 2-9.
crisis dredges up painful memories
By DAVE HAMRICK
How well do I remember
the gas lines and the rationing during the energy crisis of the '70s.
of traffic and the PTC bubble
By AMY RILEY
The three biggest
issues in Peachtree City today are traffic, proposed capital expenditures,
and the looming blight on the extreme west side of town in the form
of two unwanted big box stores.
A few years back
when the book "Prozac Nation" came out, I became a missionary
of sorts trying to get as many people to read it as possible.
LETTERS TO THE EDITOR
lesson learned: Remove golf cart keys
Fifty months ago,
my son died in my arms. Joe had experienced an asthma attack at the
age of 14, and neither I nor the arriving paramedics were able to save
him. It was, as you might imagine, the most tragic event that can occur
in one's life, and I realized shortly thereafter that the worst thing
I would ever have to experience was behind me.
cut is illusion; don't you realize that's your money?
There is turmoil
in the land! There is a shift of power that can be devastating to the
world! The end of an era is at hand!
PTC fund 54-74 traffic improvements to give break to big boxes?
It is my sincere
hope that our city government in Peachtree City is not trying to bill
the citizens for traffic improvements that will entitle the big box
developer to build a Wal-Mart and a Home Depot.
baseball kids healthy
Recently a Fayette
baseball parent wrote a very good letter to the paper and its readers
explaining the necessity for warming up young players properly and watching
pitch counts in order to maintain healthy arms.
student defends his Confederate heritage
Upon reading Marc
D. Michael's controversial and highly misinformed letter that was printed
in the May 2 edition of The Citizen, I have taken it upon myself to
defend my Southern heritage and rectify the many mistakes that were
present in his letter.
keep commemorating our Confederate heritage
While I have written
several letters about the slavery-Confederate flag issue, one letter
written by Marc D. Michael is beyond any understanding. He has decided
to play God and banish all Confederate soldiers to hell. He said God
wiped them from the face of the earth. So, if there is an ounce of truth
in his judgment theory, then relax, they are all in hell.
My name is Kenneth
Gosnell. I am the son of Judy Robinson and brother of Kevin Robinson.
I know that at times the Army sends out Home Town news bulletins about
how we, "the local soldiers," are doing. I thought that I
would send one out myself because I want to say thank you.
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