gets another shot at Target plan
Crowd control will
be a concern Thursday night when the Peachtree City Council is confronted
with a number of high-profile, emotional issues.
cities to meet for tax talks
leaders will gather this afternoon to discuss the countys plans
to call for a Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax vote in November.
welcomes twins in 00, then triplets this year
And baby makes seven.
Fayette to get a big park a very big park
Imagine a park nearly
as big as Atlantas Piedmont Park in Fayette County.
Teen driver got license 1 week before crash
A violent auto crash
on Jeff Davis Drive south of Fayetteville Friday afternoon was caused
by an inexperienced driver who had to abort his attempt to pass another
car, police said.
purchase leads to arrest of home invasion suspect
The third suspect
in a January home invasion in north Fayette County was arrested last
week by the Southeast Regional Fugitive Task Force.
announces for BOE Post 3
Connie Leary, a
resident of Peachtree City, has announced her candidacy for the Post
3 seat of the Fayette County Board of Education, currently held by Marion
Cross hosts CPR classes Saturday at FCHS
still being accepted for those wanting to learn adult CPR at a day-long
event at Fayette County High School Saturday.
Bapt. celebrates 175 years
There are five congregations
in Fayette County this year that will be celebrating 175 years as a
traffic project may be killed
The addition of
another turn lane to north Jeff Davis to improve traffic flow onto Ga.
Highway 85 north may not happen after all.
arrested for violating court order
A Morrow man was
arrested Friday for violating a temporary protective order by assaulting
his wife at her Fayetteville home, according to a warrant filed for
GOP convention this Saturday
The Fayette County
Republican Party will conduct its convention Saturday at Starrs
Mill High School. The doors will open at 9 a.m. for registration and
the convention will begin at 10 a.m. The purpose of the County Convention
is to elect delegates and alternates to represent Fayette County at
the congressional district convention to be held in April.
assumes CAP command
Ryan Fausett of
Peachtree City has assumed the role of cadet commander of the Peachtree
City-Falcon Field Composite Squadron of Civil Air Patrol.
teens complete Youth Challenge
Four Fayette County
teens were among 140 recent graduates from the National Guard-sponsored
Youth Challenge Academy at Fort Gordon near Augusta.
student wins speech contest
Fayette County High School English class participated recently in the
national Voice of Democracy Speech Contest for high school students
sponsored by the Veterans of Foreign Wars. According to this group,
Participants in this national contest build character and good
citizenship while improving skills in communication, writing and public
Web site hopes to improve feedback on curriculum changes
Hoping to make it
easier to get public input into the proposed changes to Georgias
school curriculum, State Supt. Kathy Cox this week launched a new Web
to impose insurance fees
The Department of
Motor Vehicle Safety is preparing to notify motorists who have failed
to maintain continuous liability insurance coverage that they now face
a $25 per vehicle lapse fee. Drivers who dont pay the fee to their
county tax commissioner within 30 days of the date of the lapse
letter will have their vehicle registration suspended, cant
drive the vehicle, and must also pay $60 to have it reinstated.
from Clayton State
Meeting is set March
17 on Fayette credit clases
through a garden
Months of planting,
fertilizing and growing paid off for Rebecca Hellgeth at the Southeastern
Flower Show in Atlanta recently. Hellgeth, owner of Monets
Garden in Peachtree City, and her family created an island of over
1,000 plants, trees and flowers, a water feature and winding paths,
right in the middle of the Georgia World Congress Center. Her hard
work was rewarded. She won the Sock it to the Senses Award
and the Chairman's Award for Distinctive Garden in Landscape
about The Plant Lady
itching to get in the garden this spring, dont miss this months
issue of Fayette Woman magazine.
chosen as top plant
Native Plant Society has announced that sourwood (Oxydendrum arboreum)
has been selected as the organizations 2004 Plant of the Year.
The year-round beauty of this tree enhances natural settings and
from tension and migraine headaches without side effects
my monthly health talk at Heritage of Peachtree Independent &
Assisted Living Center led me to some published articles which I
think are worth sharing with you.
the facts about germs
Whether it is
West Nile Virus, Monkey Pox, Asian Bird Flu, or just that nasty
little bug going around the office, one cannot help but feel surrounded
by germs and often helpless to stop them.
In set for today
coast to coast will hit the scales today to take part in the second
annual American Cancer Society Great American Weigh In.
fall victim to Medicare discount card fraud
they are from Medicare and offering fraudulent Medicare drug discount
cards are victimizing Georgias seniors. These discount cards
have not been approved by the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid
information session set for PTC
As part of Your
Universitys on-going efforts to bring both academic and
continuing education courses to Fayette County, Clayton College &
State University will be holding an information session at the Fayette
County Higher Education Center Mar. 17 at 6:30 p.m.
looking for sponsors
The Fayette Chamber
of Commerce is still looking for sponsors for the 2004 Golf Tournament
March 31. We are also looking for $50 and up gifts for give-a-ways.
Additionally, we are looking for items for the goody bags; weneed at
least 200 of any one item delivered to the Chamber. All items /gifts
for give-a-ways and goody bags must be delivered to the Chamber by
Sports and Family Chiropractic offers special services
children, women and athletes, Dr. Christopher P. Andreone, of Andreone
Sports & Family Chiropractic in Peachtree City, is seen here adjusting
a woman in her 39th week of pregnancy. Over 50 percent of all pregnant
women suffer from some sort of back pain, and chiropractic care, with
its all natural approach helps provide relief for most women without
Dickson and Son opens Grief Store in Jonesboro
Abb Dickson, owner
of Pope Dickson and Son Funeral Home, recently announced the upcoming
opening of the newest addition to its services, The Grief Store, a specialty
store located in the funeral home in Jonesboro. The store will feature
special books, audio tapes, video tapes, sympathy cards and other items
specifically selected to promote healing, teach about grief, and provide
support for the bereaved. Grand opening, a luncheon and an open house
are planned for April 5.
on to state
brought home plenty of top-5 finishes and a state record from last weekends
state championship meet in Atlanta.
takes 275-lb. mat title
Drake McCoy of Fayette
County High won the AAAAA state wrestling championship in the 275-pound
weight class with a 2:29 pin over Sean Yin of Parkview Saturday in Macon.
moves on to sectional
Fayette was well-represented
in the first round of the state high school basketball tournament, most
local teams found that reaching the second round was a whole other ball
takes over OLM football
Our Lady of Mercy
has hired Curtis Barrineau at its new football coach, replacing Alan
Gordon, who presided over the first two years of the schools varsity
Pioneers host meeting
The SouthSide Pioneers
track club will host an informal Meet & Greet reception
about its Thursday, Feb. 26 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the Peachtree City
Library in the main meeting room downstairs.
still available for AMS race
Sales continue to
be strong for the March 12-14 Golden Corral 500 weekend at Atlanta Motor
Speedway, but tickets still remain for the upcoming race weekend. Fans
can purchase three-day weekend ticket packages for as little as $59
or single-day race tickets for as little as $25.
Let the debate begin
again: Who is the number-one lefthander in professional golf, Mike Weir
or Phil Mickelson?
your favorite mug and wear something green because the
Stars on the Southern Crescent Coffee Houses second
annual St. Patricks Day Festival is right around
the corner. There will be plenty of entertainment to
transport you for an evening to the Emerald Isle. Two
nights of music and dancing, March 5 and March 6 are
planned with fresh and familiar sights and sounds.
November, a benefit held for the Sharpsburg Library
led to the creation of Sharpsburg on Stage, a dinner
theater company helping to bring the arts to Coweta
County. Artistic Director Tammy Barton and Production
Manager Glo Tinsley received such a great response
to their dessert theater benefit Next Victim,
Please that they decided this was something
the community needed.
fuggeddaboutit! The Sopranos, the only friggin
show on TV that tells it like it is comes back to HBO
Sunday for its last season. Just thinkin about
the old crew bitin the big one gets me all choked
up. Its not like any of those other mooks deserves
a spinoff or nothin, but Tony is gonna be history!
Know what Im sayin?
youre a Revolutionary war buff, you need to head
to Omega Books and pick up a copy of a local authors
lists well represented
Honors given to undegraduate students earning a 4.00 GPA were
awarded to Derek Ronald Bankieris, Nathaniel David Bittner,
Bryan Scott Fitzgerald, James Michael Mayo, Aneet G. Patel,
Amanda Marie Thomas, Georgia Institute of Technology.
Passion according to Mark
By JOHN HATCHER
The passion of Christ
as presented in the Gospel of Mark, by most scholarly accounts, the
earliest of the four Gospel accounts:
the King church will offer Ash Wednesday service tonight
Christ the King
Charismatic Episcopal Church will observe Ash Wednesday tonight at 7:30
Grove AME celebrates Black History this Sunday
With the theme of
Her Story: Weve Come This far by Faith, Holly Grove
A.M.E. Church will celebrate Black History this Sunday, Feb. 29, at
11 a.m., tracing the contributions made by women in the African Methodist
Episcopal Church from 1783 to the present.
First Presbyterian Church offers Lenten Devotional book
The First Presbyterian
Church of Peachtree City is ushering in the Lenten season by the publication
of its second annual Lenten Devotional Book, comprised of 40 daily messages
written by members of the church, reflecting on Christs teachings
and the way He has influenced their individual lives.
First UMC will offer Lenten luncheon series
The United Methodist
Women at Fayetteville First United Methodist church will once again
sponsor a Lenten luncheon series, beginning Wednesday, Feb. 25, from
noon until 1 p.m. in the church Fellowship Hall. The cost is $2 per
to lead Lenten retreat in Atlanta
The Rev. Bob Hudak,
rector of The Episcopal Church of the Nativity in Fayetteville, will
lead a Lenten Retreat on Saturday, Feb. 28. Sponsored by The Cathedral
of St. Philip in Atlanta, the retreat will be at the Lanier House on
the cathedral grounds. The retreat will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The
public is invited to attend; reservations are required. The cost is
$10, which includes lunch. For more information and reservations, call
Margaret Lias at The Cathedral of St. Philip, 404-365-1034.
installed as new pastor at North Fayette
of North Fayette United Methodist Church recently installed and welcomed
the Rev. Doug Burrell as its new pastor. The installation ceremony was
performed Jan. 25 by the Rev. DeDe Leetch, LaGrange District Superintendent.
Editorial: What about our rights?
this how 2,000 years of cultural history gets trashed? Without any of
us ordinary citizens getting even one chance to vote whether to keep
traditional marriage as is or to redefine civilized societys
most basic unit?
Editorial: The gay marriage debate: Some servants and some mis-representatives
State Senator Mike
Crotts, who represents a portion of southeastern Fayette, introduced
the same-sex marriage ban in the upper house and has served as the lightning
rod for predictable bashings by activists and gay marriages biggest
cheerleader in Georgia: The AJC.
the minimum driving age to 18
The little boy stood
in the middle of the bedroom he shared with his twin brother and sobbed.
He knew what he had done was a bad thing, but not knowing how to fix
it was worst. His mom and dad had told him not to play with his brothers
toys, but like most 5-year-olds, he didnt listen. Now his twin
brothers much beloved toy, Ultra Man, lay at his feet, broken
into many pices.
gay people marrying: It was all so normal
Well, Im back,
sort of, and Im here to tell you that Ive been in the belly
of the beast, my friends. Ive been front and center in a place
that apparently is the most terrifying, doom-bringing, hell-hole on
the planet these days. And Im not talking about Buckhead, either.
Thats right. Im talking about a gay wedding.
- LETTERS TO THE
the real power behind the push for county police force?
I think many people
dont realize the real issue behind the commissioners wanting
the marshals to be county police. Its about politicians with
no experience in law enforcement wanting to control the lawmen who
police our county.
must decide on county police
Please allow me
this opportunity to offer a short response to many recent articles regarding
the county commission filing a law suit against Sheriff Randall Johnson.
a conflict of interest for lawyers to vote on tort reform
costs run off another Georgia doctor.
masochistic Christianity is grotesque
For Lent, why not
meditate on Mel Gibsons horror movie, The Passion.
Is there something inherent in our Judeo-Christian culture and psyche
which is demonic, that is, obsessed with incivility, brutality, oppression,
violence, torture, bloodshed, inhumanity, barbarism, cruelty, war, and
meant to provoke questions, discussions
I saw this movie
Thursday and it literally took my breath away. I encourage those who
might be on the fence to see it, if only once, to gain a true understanding
of this historically accurate event.
done it? Consider some distinctions ...
With the advent
of Mel Gibsons The Passion of The Christ comes a barrage
of media coverage to match the hype surrounding the film. The movie
explicitly depicts the torture of Jesus Christ in gruesome detail. One
reviewer writes, The agony is graphically and excruciatingly portrayed.
must show love to gays
This is in response
to Mr. Jeff Elliss letter [The Citizen, Feb. 18, 2004].
misused in gay rights debate
The gay and lesbian
marriages that are taking place in this country right now angers me.
These activist elected officials are breaking the law. My first concern
is nothing is being done legally to stop this. Why are these activists
not being arrested and the marriages performed not annulled? What is
happening to this country?
T-shirts represent proud, cherished past
A fiery, but unknown
and thus probably not very brave writer in the Free Speech
section of your paper took offense to the fact that children in our
local schools wear the very popular Dixie Outfitters T-shirts, with
their Confederate flags, and symbols, to local schools.
Target: Traffic safety must rule
Peachtree City officials,
I am writing to express my views to each of you regarding Councils
March 4 meeting to discuss Faisons appeal of the Planning Commission
action denying Faison approval of their conceptual site plan for the
Kedron shopping center expansion.
article contained erroneous info
I wanted to bring
to your attention some errors and misleading information contained in
an article Feb 11 [about] registration for Pre-K and Kindergarten classes.