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Diversity: Missing the point

Dave Richardson's picture

It’s amazing how someone can read a column and see something entirely different than what is written. A recent response to my column on diversity and inclusion is a classic example of missing the point.

The purpose of the column was not to deny the reality of a diverse community or to imply that a diverse community is a bad thing. I don’t think that, nor said that. The reason for the column was to show that diversity and inclusion are not important. Read More»

Young professional & Fayette visioning

Jamie Knox's picture

Throughout the Fayette Visioning process that launched in December 2013, there have been frequent references of the importance to attract and retain young professionals living and working in Fayette County. I have had a front row seat for the Fayette Visioning Initiative and have heard open and honest perspectives from both “seasoned” and young professionals. Read More»

Gerrymandering a map swings both ways

Bonnie Willis's picture

There it was, front cover news in The Citizen, “Fayette Commission to ponder court’s district voting map Tues.”

Given the litany of county maps we have seen in recent years, I think it is safe to say that this is a classic example of gerrymandering a map if we have ever seen one, particularly for District 5. Read More»

Men of war

Ronda Rich's picture

We had a funeral at church the other day, which was not unusual. Rodney laid his work aside and came to direct the choir. That, too, was not unusual. I sang in the choir. Now that was very unusual.

Because it was a Saturday and many faithful choir members, including my sister, had obligated to something else a few weeks before, Rodney was a bit worried about having enough people to sing “I’ll Meet You In The Morning.” Though everyone knows that I can’t sing, I can dress up and put on a black suit and move my lips so I quit smack dab in the midst of cleaning my closet and off I went. Read More»

Failing to plan makes Atlanta look bad

John Munford's picture

Let’s dub our Tuesday weather excursion “Freakslick.” Just like the party of the same name, it led to gridlock on Atlanta highways and roads. Heck, our roads here too in Fayette County to a fair extent.

Unleashing that volume of traffic on Atlanta without snow and ice would’ve been bad enough on the finest of summer days. But pile on a heaping helping of nonexistent planning on top of snow and ice ... and you have a national embarrassment for the Atlanta area, and sadly yes that includes you and me. Read More»

Slumber party

Rick Ryckeley's picture

During those seven years spent growing up at 110 Flamingo Street, it’s true that I learned a bunch about life, people, and worldly things. Even so, fully understanding some concepts did escape my grasp. The idea of the slumber party was as baffling then as it is now. Read More»

Snowpocalypse

David Epps's picture

As far as snows go, the recent snow wasn’t much. Where I live, in Coweta County, Ga., the accumulation amounted to 2.5 inches. In northeastern Tennessee, where I grew up, the snow was 5 inches.

Compared to what the folks in the North experience on a regular basis, our local blizzard was a mere dusting. In Colorado, where I used to live, I actually got caught driving a Ford Escort in a blizzard over the Rocky Mountains between Denver and Grand Junction. That snowfall was measured in feet. Read More»

Atlanta image taking a beating in the 2014 Icecapades

John Munford's picture

How bad is it? It's so bad that even folks up north are watching the news, shaking their heads, and saying "Bless Their Heart."

Here in the Atlanta area, there's a different kind of blessing going on, as reporters are channeling the rage of those who were stuck spending the night in schools, on school buses stranded in the road, and commuters who faced times upwards of 7 to 10 and even 12 (twelve!) hours home if not more. The reporters are unleashing on Gov. Nathan Deal, who made the unfortunate remark that this snowstorm was "unexpected." Read More»

Answering some FAQs I get

Bonnie Willis's picture

It has been my honor to write articles that appear in The Citizen for the past year and a half. This paper does a great service to our community by providing this forum for us to engage and dialog on issues of the day. Many people within the community have graciously expressed their appreciation for this column, and for that I am truly grateful.
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Fayette seniors subjected to legal abuse

Claude Paquin's picture

Rule 1.8 (h) of the Georgia Rules of Professional Conduct for lawyers provides that “a lawyer shall not make an agreement prospectively limiting the lawyer’s liability to a client for malpractice unless permitted by law and the client is independently represented in making the agreement.” Read More»

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