OKs Home Depot/Wal-Mart deal
and Peachtree City Mayor Bob Lenox signed a development agreement yesterday
allowing for construction of the planned Wal-Mart and Home Depot stores
on Ga. Highway 54 west across from the Planterra Ridge subdivision.
carjack suspect nabbed
A Jonesboro woman
leaped to safety from a moving vehicle after she was carjacked early
Sunday morning at the Wal-Mart at Fayette Pavilion, police said.
fall kills water tank worker
A construction worker
fell over 100 feet to his death Monday morning at the site of Fayette
County's newest water tower.
Fulton power plant neighbors get organized
Residents in Fayette
and south Fulton counties have joined forces to try and convince Williams
Corporation to locate a proposed Fulton Energy Center somewhere else.
disputes wetlands violation charge
Manager Barry Amos said his town's environmental record can be matched
up against any entity in the county.
equity dispute heads to court Friday
County's motion to dismiss a request for mandatory mediation of its
tax equity dispute with local cities is scheduled to be heard in Superior
appeals local court's commercial rezoning order to Ga. Supreme Court
Tyrone Town Council is appealing a court order that would force it to
rezone more than 74 acres bordering Ga. Highway 74 and Tyrone Road for
unrestricted commercial use.
Council OKs office rezoning, turns down request to subdivide lot
Peachtree City Council has approved the rezoning of a three-acre tract
on Ga. Highway 74 north near McWilliams Drive for office institutional
panel OKs two-acre zoning on New Hope Road
Sarah Banister asked the Fayette County Commission to approve one-acre
subdivision zoning for her 42.3 acres on New Hope Road near Kite Lake
Road last December, the county Planning and Zoning Commission recommended
two-acre zoning instead.
dream realized; garden railroad on display
City Councilman Glenn Brewer never had an electric train as a child
the family couldn't afford it.
railroad on display Sunday
If you want to get
a look at Glenn Brewer's large scale garden railroad, you'll have a
rare chance this Sunday.
upgrade set July 29 for first 8,000 here
Fayette cable TV customers will have enhanced service available to them
starting July 29.
will get third Kroger at former Harris Teeter site
former Harris Teeter grocery store in Peachtree City will indeed become
lunches available to more parents
for school lunches is going to get easier this year for students at
11 of Fayette's public schools.
Elementary is first school in Fayette to have a mobile computer lab
it is time for students at Braelinn Elementary School to do their computer
assignments, they do not have to go to a lab anymore, the lab comes
hopes to replace Warr
Fayette County Board
of Education hopes to name a new principal for Sandy Creek High School
in a special called meeting Friday at 8 a.m.
officers now on summer patrol at Fayette Pavillion
resource officers from the Fayette County Sheriff's Department are now
patrolling the Fayette Pavillion since school is out of session.
students meet Germany's chancellor
Federal Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder had just put in a typical day's
work: wrestling with shifting political coalitions, preparing for upcoming
summit meetings in Goteborg, and generally attending to the business
of running a nation
Walk getting organized
Organizers of the
annual Alzheimer's Memory Walk will have a kickoff party for team captains
wins in national VICA contest
Bruce of Peachtree City won third place recently in the National VICA
Skills USA competition in Kansas City, Mo.
wins in national VICA contest
Public Service Commission has unanimously approved the agreement between
BellSouth and AT&T that will save Georgia consumers and businesses
$19 million a year in long distance charges.
time to order seedlings from the Georgia Forestry Commission for planting
this fall and winter.
estate help plentiful in Fayette
home sales and construction at a breakneck pace all over the south
side of Atlanta, the real estate industry has grown by leaps and
bounds during recent years.
home ownership a reality for all Americans
you asked most Americans what makes up the proverbial "American
Dream," in addition to listing a successful career and a happy,
healthy family, they would likely also include "owning a home."
named Realtor of the Year
Fayette County Board of Realtors presented its annual Realtor of the
Year award to Michaele Gatheridge of RE/MAX Results at its "June
Jam 2001" general membership meeting.
Night' sessions planned
Bullard Realty's Fayette County and Newnan/Coweta County offices will
host two more "Career Night" sessions this month.
breaks ground in Forsyth County
In 1998, on the
heels of breaking ground for SummerGrove in Newnan, now one of Atlanta's
most successful master-planned communities, Peachtree City Development
Corp. changed its name to Pathway Communities.
Brokers changes affiliation to GMAC Real Estate
Homes and Gardens, one of Metropolitan Atlanta's largest residential
real estate companies, recently announced that the company has changed
its name to Metro Brokers/GMAC Real Estate.
picks up Cendant award
Bullard Realty was honored for the company's outstanding performance
at the 2001 Cendant Mobility Broker Network International Conference,
held recently in Phoenix.
gets new sales manager
As SummerGrove at
Newnan nears its 500th home sale, Pathway Communities, the developer
of SummerGrove, has named Linda Nettleton as the community's sales manager.
receives ABR designation
Myra Burn with Coldwell
Banker Bullard Realty's Fayette County office has been awarded the Accredited
Buyer Representation designation by the Real Estate Buyer's Agent Council
of the National Association of Realtors.
agents qualify for Diamond Society
sales associates from Coldwell Banker Bullard Realty have earned membership
in the Coldwell Banker network's 2000 International Diamond Society,
an honor bestowed upon the top 20 percent of the more than 72,000 Coldwell
Banker sales associates worldwide.
listed on Model Homes Tour
model home at Cedarcroft, Ravin Homes' new single-family residential
community in the western part of Peachtree City, has been entered in
Communities Magazine's annual Model Homes Tour, which opened July 10
and continues through Aug. 31.
Park sales manager selected
Communities, the developer of Avery Park in historic Newnan, announces
the appointment of Mike Johnson as Avery Park's sales manager.
agents in the area
H. Parker is a new agent with the Fayette County office of Coldwell
Banker Bullard Realty.
awarded LTG designation
Connell, associate broker with Re/Max Results in Peachtree City has
been awarded the Leadership Training Graduate designation from the Women's
Council of Realtors National Association.
Village sales manager named
Communities, the award-winning developer responsible for Monarch Village,
a 440-acre master-planned community in Stockbridge, has named Nancy
Craze as the community's first sales manager.
energy usage, save on monthly bills
home energy usage can add comfort, provide long-term financial gains
for consumers and cut down on monthly bills. "Energy conservation"
means taking steps and adopting habits that decrease the amount of energy
used to operate one's home. "Energy efficiency" means using
improved technology to decrease energy demand. Both of these ideas offer
homeowners ways to reduce their energy bills - ranging from very simple
efforts like closing windows and turning off lights to installing new,
high-efficiency heating and cooling equipment and using energy-efficient
Pointe hosts preview
crowd of approximately 100 visitors turned out for a recent Realtors
Preview of Waterford Pointe, an upscale new community in Henry County
marketed by Custom Community Marketing.
Manor now open
Tidwell & The HomeTeam from Coldwell Banker Bullard Realty's Henry
County office have been selected to market the homes in Hampton Manor,
a new single family residential community in Henry County.
Airways signs big cargo contract
City's World Airways Inc. recently announced that it has signed a three-year
contract with Pan Airlines Cargo to operate two DC10-30F aircraft, which
will fly from Miami and Los Angeles to cities in Central and South America.
leaders tour The Avenue
Avenue, a new retail shopping center in Peachtree City, recently conducted
an open house in conjunction with the Fayette County Chamber of Commerce.
County Black makes opponents see fireworks in Fourth of July Shootout
Fayette County High School black squad ended its summer schedule in
the Fourth of July Shootout in Carrollton and, according to coaches,
team members played their best baseball of the season.
League baseball tournament in PTC
Peachtree City Baseball and Soccer Complex on Ga. Hwy 74 South wil
be the site for this weekend's State Big League Baseball Tournament.
The Big League tournament is for 16-18 year olds and is a division
of the Little League program. Games on Friday and Saturday, July
13 and 14 will be at 5 and 8 p.m. Sunday's game will be at 2 p.m.
The Championship game is scheduled for Monday evening, July 16,
at 7 p.m.
for the family at this year's July Jam
entire family is invited to come out to Heritage Park and Stonewall
Village in downtown Fayetteville Saturday, July 14 for a day full
of fun, games and entertainment.
presents 'The Fantasticks,' the longest running musical ever
best way to get children to do something is to tell them not to
Theatre Guild brings Charlie Brown and friends to life with classic
you were watching Linus wait for the Great Pumpkin in the Charlie
Brown Halloween special or you were more familiar with the Peanuts
comic strip, Charlie Brown and his friends have endeared themselves
to fans all over the world.
By SALLIE SATTERTHWAITE
depressed. His flat monotone has become even flatter. He knows his
time is running out, I swear he does.
scouts enjoy jamboree in Canada
Boy Scout Troop
212, affiliated with Rolling Hills Baptist Church, currently has
14 scouts and seven leaders north of the border.
of discipline is child abuse too
By REV. JOHN HATCHER
child needs a spanking." Ever said that? I have on numerous occasions.
At supermarkets and department stores. You've seen the same kid. He throws
a fit, throws himself on the floor with parent looking on with embarrassment.
The store's other patrons feign disinterest, but all the time thinking,
"That kid needs a spanking."
gospel artists to be honored in Griffin this weekend
local pioneers of gospel music will be honored at Griffin's Summer Celebration
Saturday, July 14. Deacon Clinton Watson, formerly of The Son-Lights
quartet, now deceased, and Rev. Willis, the only living original member
of The Griffin Gospel Singers, will be honored by Glory to God Ministries
and Pope Broadcasting, hosts of the celebration which will be held in
Griffin City Park from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and at the Griffin Auditorium
beginning at 7 p.m.
Door Baptist presents The Bishops August 3
Open Door Baptist
Church in Senoia will present its third gospel concert of the year with
a performance by The Bishops scheduled for Friday, Aug. 3, at 7 p.m.
it ... pendulum no longer swings
By DAVE HAMRICK
Have we reached
the point in this still-new experiment we call the United States that
we're afraid to make a real, positive change?
Tyrone, who regulates the regulators?
By DENNIS CHASE
Irony comes in many
forms and all too often at the expense of taxpayers. That is exactly
what is happening with recent events in Tyrone. The city of Tyrone,
long known for being a very nice place to live, has a problem. Actually,
they have several problems, and I have not been shy about passing this
message along to them directly and bluntly. Telephone calls, fax messages
and statements at their city council meetings have proven to be useless.
They prefer to believe their city manager and now well, now comes the
clever old Nostalgia guy, he has a way of getting deep into our pockets
By AMY RILEY
I met someone a
while ago. You may know him, too. His name is Nostalgia, and he is the
most talented, charismatic, and poignantly direct person I have ever
If you think a black
and white lab is a speckled dog and not a place to develop monochrome
photographs, then you are in the same boat as me. I learned that I have
a lot to learn about the tide of studio photography in the 21st century
when I visited "Images by Rainy" in Fayetteville.
LETTERS TO THE EDITOR
will never get it about legal abortion
I am convinced that
men (and women, alas) such as Father [David] Epps [in The Citizen Review,
July 6] will never begin to understand what an agonizing decision it
is to seek an abortion, nor the horrific circumstances that accompany
it. Can there be no understanding and compassion for the woman involved?
light for Wal-Mart
So, another "evaluation"
has been made for the Ga. highways 54-74 area in Peachtree City, finding
that it will meet the traffic ordinance. Maybe, like some weather forecasters
should, they should stick their heads out window and take a look.
4th Parade has become embarrassing 'gimme fest'
I think the good
people of Peachtree City have confused the Fourth of July with Halloween.
My family and I attended the parade, and it was like no other July 4th
parade I've ever seen.
care: Why emulate Russia, Canada, Mexico?
Re: "We need
a strong patients' bill of rights now."
care plan is just fancy income redistribution
Like many seniors,
I sacrificed and worked hard for over 40 years with certain goals in
mind. One of those goals was not to be a burden to my children. I saved,
invested, bought health and long term care insurance and, most importantly,
lived a healthy lifestyle so that I would not cause myself physical
problems in the long run.
health care will be mediocre
why did you choose to come to America and practice medicine instead
of practicing under a superior European system? Was it the higher salaries
that doctors command in this country or the freedom to be your own boss?
Please elaborate because you don't seem happy with our system.
Let's discuss health care
I am not alone with
my very strong opinion that a progressive society help everyone who
is ill. I just wish a few readers find something to comment or criticize
in my article in order to get the discussion going, no matter how limited,
no matter how small the circle.
closer examination, maybe lawyers aren't the problem after all
Rejoice, you all!
We don't have a Lawyers' Day, but we do have the nearest thing, namely
Law Day, on May 1 of each year. This day, which we honor by working,
recognizes our system of law, our Constitution and Bill of Rights, and
the liberty we all enjoy under our system of government. Many communities
take advantage of that day to honor and thank law enforcement officers
and others whose devotion to the law and personal courage deserve our
stick to the real issues
I would like to
personally thank Mr. Aleshire for his critical evaluation of my criticisms
regarding certain critical aspects of our local government (The Citizen,
June 27). His cynical commentary on pessimism is reminiscent of the
man that once stated that there is absolutely no such thing as absolutes.
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