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Once upon a marriage

Sallie Satterthwaite's picture

A glimpse inside close friends’ marriage stirs in me a desire to tell the world about it, and they agreed, under the condition of anonymity. Maybe their story will mean something to another couple struggling with life, then again, maybe not. See what you think.

He was the first guy she met in college that she didn’t try to impress. For one thing, he was all but engaged and, for another, she was painfully aware that her plain features were not enhanced by chlorine-soaked hair and an old sweatshirt, so why waste the effort? Read More»

Peachtree City UPDATES - Week of March 12, 2012

Betsy Tyler's picture

Big week in Peachtree City, with path closure, high school drama performances at both McIntosh and Starr's Mill, St. Patrick's Day drunk driving enforcement, cart path closure for repairs, an update on the Highway 54 East traffic signal timing (thanks Citizen bloggers), a bike safety event, child car seat checks, and more . . .

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Green energy nightlights

Rick Ryckeley's picture

If we’re lucky, some fond childhood memories are carried with us the rest of our lives: pieces of childhood hidden safely away in the darkness that we can, from time to time, bring forth into the light, look at, and smile. I truly believe it’s a way we all can stay young.

This story is about just such a memory — a memory that has followed me into the very house we now live, but The Wife knows nothing of it. It started where a lot of my memories start – in a backyard that bellied out into a swamp just behind 110 Flamingo Street. Read More»

Sponge people

David Epps's picture

While attending a meeting in Orlando a few days ago, one of the speakers used the term, “sponge people.” I had never heard the term before.

He went on to explain that sponge people are those who get close to you and then suck and drain all the life out of you. Like sponges, they absorb whatever you have in you without giving anything back.

The meeting consisted primarily of pastors and I saw nods of recognition and agreement all over the room. Read More»

The big lie: No religion in schools

Dave Richardson's picture

Recent local and national events have raised the ardor of the discussion regarding religion in public life. Whether it is the political debates surrounding the Presidential candidates or the religious beliefs of our school board chairman, the appropriateness of religion in public policy is a hotly disputed subject.

What amazes me is that we miss the obvious when it comes to metaphysics, religion, and theology in public discussions. It is what I call a tale of two assumptions. Read More»

Get out of Afghanistan now

Cal Thomas's picture

Most wars have a turning point that either signals the road to victory or the ditch of defeat. In Vietnam, the 1968 Tet Offensive by communist troops against South Vietnamese and American forces and their allies is regarded as the turning point in that conflict. Read More»

Dixie Dew speaks . . . again

Ronda Rich's picture

Hello, Readers, it’s me, Dixie Dew again.

There was such an overwhelming response to the column I wrote a few months ago, that I was asked to give y’all an update.

For those of you who might be so uninformed as to not know who I am, let me fill you in. Read More»

What’s the Apostles’ Creed?

Justin Kollmeyer's picture

As the Christian church spread throughout the Roman world in the first century, and as the first leaders died out, there was a practical need for local churches to have a basic statement of beliefs. As false teachers began to bring in strange ideas, Christians needed to know “Just what is it that we believe?”
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More letters

Sallie Satterthwaite's picture

Readers, you surprised me by telling me you liked reading the letters Dave wrote when he was here in Georgia on a new plant-startup. Only the US Postal Service connected him with me and the girls, waiting in New Jersey for the completion of our new home in Peachtree City. He writes:

7-23-71
Dear family,
Just getting ready for bed when I realized that I had not written to you all.

I’m so tired! We are working 12-hour shifts 8 to 8. So far I am on the daylight shift. We are working the extra 4 hours really to help keep the hourly Q.C. people out of trouble…. Read More»

Peachtree City UPDATES - Week of March 5, 2012

Betsy Tyler's picture

Election day information, City Council Retreat, greenbelt dumping, graffiti, pill drop, and more . . .

March 6 Presidential Preference Primary
No voting will be held on Monday, March 5. Voters should go to their regular polling places on Tuesday, March 6. Polls will be open from 7:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. For poll locations and sample ballots, visit www.sos.ga.gov/mvp.

City Council Retreat this Friday & Saturday Read More»

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