City Manager: Raise taxes 24%
To cover a projected
$1.15 million increase in Peachtree City's budget, the City Council
is being asked to approve a 23.7 percent hike in property taxes for
the 2002 fiscal year.
cops handcuffed in fighting crime?
A dramatic carjacking
last week at the Fayette Pavilion Wal-Mart gave rise to speculation
about whether crime is on the increase in local retail areas, and whether
police are being given the resources to keep up.
landowners wary of proposed F'ville historic district
Some people in Fayetteville
are worried that a proposed new historic preservation district could
cost them hundreds of thousands of dollars in property values.
eyed for Fayetteville
over Peachtree City Fayetteville may soon have its own amphitheater.
on West Nile virus is next week
West Nile virus invade Fayette County?
man charged with punching F'ville police officer
Jonesboro man faces numerous criminal charges after he fought with a
Fayetteville police officer who was conducting a traffic stop, police
molester seeking a new trial
man convicted in March of child molestation is asking for a new trial.
eye cluster development
Fayette County allow more "conservation subdivisions," clustering
homes closer together in order to provide more green space?
plans transportation town hall meeting
you want to know what the future holds in store for transportation in
Fayette County, state Sen. Mitch Seabaugh has a meeting for you.
to appoint visiting judge in tax equity case
visiting judge will decide whether to dismiss three Fayette cities'
request for mandatory mediation of their tax equity dispute with Fayette
ready to go, but he'll take it slow
Pfeifer says he knows he has a lot to learn, but he's ready to get started.
paving projects approved
Commissioner Tom Coleman has approved preparation of contracts to resurface
11.8 miles on 19 roads in Fayette County, six streets in Fayetteville,
six streets in Peachtree City and three streets in Tyrone.
a week later, Wal-Mart carjacking supect still critical
suspect who wrecked a Ford Explorer after carjacking the vehicle from
the Fayette Pavilion Wal-Mart last week remained in critical condition
Tuesday morning at Southern Regional Medical Center.
curches building Habitat home for physically challenged man
20 years David Wolfork battled crime as a law enforcement officer in
council training set
for Braelinn Elementary, Whitewater Middle and Starr's Mill high schools
will participate in a system-wide school council training July 30 at
the Board of Education offices in the LaFayette Educational Center,
205 LaFayette Ave., Fayetteville.
Collins visits U.S. troops in Bosnia
Mac Collins, who represents Fayette County, visited Bosnia this past
weekend on a four-day trip to see how Georgia's National Guardsmen are
faring during their peacekeeping mission in the war-torn Balkan nation.
'Fayette Portraits' issued
number 14 of "Fayette Portraits" has been issued with 26 Fayette
countians being featured.
company offers automated bill pay
Broadband®, metropolitan Atlanta's primary provider of Broadband
services, has announced that it recently began offering new automated
payment options for customers.
always looking for new voices
weren't in their usual spiffy attire, but the melodious sounds were
still the same.
Buffet offers international selection
A wide combination
of cuisine is available under one roof at Grand Buffet VII in Fayetteville's
Banks Crossing shopping center.
down this summer
summer really arrived this week with the familiar haze and humidity
that sums up a summer in Georgia.
City CEO living her dream
Vaughn worked in the industrial nursing field behind a desk in the corporate
sector -- for Keebler and Sherwin-Williams.
resident named state's top engineer
Georgia Society of Professional Engineers recently awarded Tammy Griffin
of Fayetteville the 2000-2001 Engineer of the Year Award at the annual
summer meeting in Savannah.
prepare for the Georgia Games
of the Fayette Flames youth track team will be running in the Georgia
Games July 20 and 21 at Life University in Marietta.
South gymnasts perform well for Team Georgia
Girl gymnasts from
Gym South of Fayetteville performed well during the American Athletic
Union's National Gymnastic Meet in Atlanta recently, with two first
place medals and several girls placing in overall competition.
has begun for PTC Classic Road Race
year are celebrating the 20th anniversary of the Peachtree City Classic
15K and 5K road races.
for deer hunters this weekend
and sportswomen should mark their calendars now for this weekend's South
Atlanta Deer Hunters Spectacular.
Creek volleyball begins new season
fall season of high school athletics is right around the corner. In
fact, the Sandy Creek Lady Patriots volleyball team begins conditioning
presents classic tale of "Sleeping Beauty"
evil fairy places a curse on a girl that causes her to sleep until
she is awoken by a prince.
The park this Saturday and spend time with the family, community
is National Parks and Recreation Month and in an effort to promote
it the Fayette County Recreation Department will offer Pack The
Park Saturday, July 21.
filled with activites for the family in and around Atlanta
are still a few more weeks before school starts again and you and
your children may have exhausted the local entertainment venues.
a matriarch is hard
By SALLIE SATTERTHWAITE
there the mom, with soul so dead, who never to herself hath said,
"This matriarch stuff is not all it's cracked up to be"?
girl raises funds for Animal Shelter
- Emily Long loves
whom the wedding bell tolls
- This will be my
last column for a couple of weeks.
hymns vs. new songs? The music wars rage on ...
By REV. JOHN HATCHER
are fighting music wars. The first skirmishes were seen in the 1960s as
Jesus Freak music began to show up in church on Sunday nights. The youth
liked songs like "Pass It On" because they contained contemporary
lyrics and a little more beat than "Holy, Holy, Holy."
your favorite faith-based show for AIB Allen special recognition awards
you have a favorite TV show that is not only a quality show, but also
one which you think "inspires and uplifts the human spirit?"
City Church of God seeks donations of empty printer cartridges
Members of the Peachtree
City Church of God are seeking local businesses to "adopt"
their church for a recycling program that offers free playground equipment
for the children in exchange for empty laser and inkjet cartridges.
Door Baptist to host The Bishops
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.
Heights plans Camp Meeting
Members of National
Heights Baptist Church will have their annual Camp Meeting Sunday, July
29, at 10:55 a.m., during the regular Sunday worship service. Favorite
hymns selected by the congregation will be sung.
care: Philosophies drive debate
By DAVE HAMRICK
Let's explore a
little further this idea of the government as cradle-to-grave care giver.
people to save people . . .?
By AMY RILEY
It probably was
a surprise to few last week when scientists at the Jones Institute for
Reproductive Medicine in Norfolk, Va., spoke publicly about being the
first group in the world to create embryos for the sole purpose of harvesting
stem cells for use in medical research.
vs. dogs: 2nd oldest war
The battle over
which animal is better, the cat or the dog, is as old as time, or at
least as old as jokes about how George W. Bush is so dumb. Some people
are cat people, some people are dog people. Rarely is anyone, other
than a naive child, both.
LETTERS TO THE EDITOR
plant story got facts, figures wrong
I want to correct
a series of errors from your previous story on the Fulton Energy Center.
First, your story said that our facility would be "the largest
power plant in the country."
depending on paper to cover power plant story
plant rhetoric is getting shrill; how about facts?
All that I am hearing
is how bad this power plant is going to be and the rhetoric is getting
shriller. The more I hear, the more I think things may be getting carried
Historic District: A lose-lose proposition for landowners, taxpayers
Certainly the Mayor
and the Fayetteville City Council are men of honor, character and integrity
and intend nothing but the best for the citizens of Fayetteville. However,
even those with the best intentions sometimes overlook things. In this
case, it's the financial effects on the citizens of Fayetteville that
have been overlooked.
next to a power plant, you will get the tailpipe
We are residents
of western Coweta County, severely and negatively impacted by the construction
and operation of the recently completed Tenaska and Dynegy natural-gas-fired
merchant power generation plants, operating in Heard County, virtually
on the Coweta County line.
vs. Brown: Ease up
A couple of Saturdays
ago a group of like-minded citizens spent a hot day helping to build
a children's playground behind City Hall. Two of the volunteers were
Steve Brown and Bill Aleshire.
tired of 'stepchild' status, gears up to oppose 107-home addition
Perhaps you missed
the very small notice in the local paper concerning yet another planned
subdivision on the west side of Peachtree City. If some in the city
and the developers have their way, it will be built at the north end
of Wynnmeade subdivision.
traffic study based on flawed assumptions
There were a few
of us that noticed some flaws in the traffic data gathered in March
2001 by the city's traffic consultant, URS Corp. Many of the figures
failed to add up. I began asking what methodology was used to collect
the data and the city staff did not know.
Baptist will make a good community center
I was very heartened
to read in John Munford's article, "Auditorium plans to go before
voters," which appeared in the Citizen Review that Peachtree City
is seriously considering purchasing the Braelinn Baptist Church for
a multiuse community center.
commissioner Pfeifer says thanks to supporters
I owe my thanks
to many people after the election of last Tuesday. First, I'll repeat
what I said Tuesday night: I thank the Lord, the voters, my family and
all those who helped the campaign.
response time means lives saved
Let's take an objective
look at EMS services and response time. When I started work in that
field we had nothing but advanced first-aid cards. Our usefulness was,
at best, marginal.
reasons can't justify abortion
I can't help but
feel sorry for people like Suzanne Sports [Letters, The Citizen, July
11] who have no regard for human life and are willing to kill their
babies for purely selfish reasons.
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