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'Shrek Forever After' - Not too shabby

Kevin Thomas's picture

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The first thing I need to say about “Shrek Forever After” is it didn’t suck. Thank God. My mom thought it would stink and my sister, Carol didn’t even go with us. But surprise, the final Shrek movie is well plotted, better written and more laugh inducing. It brings back some of the magic of the first two films. Read More»

A genuine hero

David Epps's picture

He was told he was too small and should go back home. “Go home boy, you’re not 18.” They were right. He was barely 17, having celebrated his birthday just a few months before.

Lloyd Burns was a South Georgia boy who played football at Valdosta High School during the school’s glory days. But there was a new, more sinister, challenge awaiting him. His birth certificate was faked and he held to his story, so Lloyd Burns became one of the nation’s youngest soldiers in 1942. Read More»

Men are just babies

Rick Ryckeley's picture

This is another article that could get me kicked out of the men’s club, but someone has to write about it and it might as well be me.

Old sayings tend to be sprinkled with a lot of truth. Old sayings like, “He married someone that reminded him of his mother.” Let’s face it, guys: when it comes right down to it, we’re all just a bunch of babies. Man babies. Read More»

Peachtree City UPDATES – REALTORS, Memorial Day recognition, & budgets

Betsy Tyler's picture

I’d like to thank the approximately 70 Fayette County real estate professionals who joined us at City Hall yesterday (Tuesday, May 25) to learn more about Peachtree City and to provide input on our web site and brochures. Read More»

VBS Top Ten

Justin Kollmeyer's picture

VBS. Vacation Bible School. No, it’s not mentioned in the Bible per se, but what it is, what it gives to children, and what it accomplishes in families is what the message of Jesus and the Bible is all about. Question: will you be sending your children to VBS this summer? I sure hope so.

Most every church in our community will have VBS this summer. Check The Citizen for dates and times that work for you. Read More»

Memorial Day: Remembering serious people

Terry Garlock's picture

The approach of Memorial Day reminds me of the utter stupidity emanating from Washington, D.C., and TV news reporters that seem complicit in delivering the party line but rarely think of sobering questions to ask. Read More»

Gun license is not license to commit a crime

Senator Mitch Seabaugh's picture

Georgia’s Common Sense Lawful Carry Act protects lawfully carrying citizens from unknowingly becoming criminals by clarifying where they can and cannot carry their weapons. They know all too well that a license to carry is not a license to commit a crime. Restricting the rights of law-abiding citizens does not protect the public from random acts of violence. The Lawful Carry Act works to preserve these rights not restrict them. Read More»

Mayor Haddix on Sany, walking signs, vacant building ordinance

Don Haddix's picture

To say the least, last week was eventful.

There was the Sany development meeting with DAPC. I voiced some expectations to be addressed before coming before the City Council, which seemed well received by the Sany officials in attendance.

I expect the areas still needing work or just clarification will be handled in additional meetings between DAPC and Sany. Read More»

Life can change as fast as a crystal shattering — live it to the fullest

Annie Volk's picture

[Editor’s note: The following essay by Annie Volk was the J.C. Booth Middle School eighth-grade first-place winner in the Peachtree City Rotary Club’s “Laws of Life” student essay contest.] Read More»

How to explain ‘bush hog’

Ronda Rich's picture

Sometimes it takes a well-meaning Yankee to put me in my place. One who will remind me that all things Southern are, by no means, universal. That some things need to be explained.

Like bush hogging.

Now, where I come from – the rural South – the term “bush hogging” is plopped down comfortably in the middle of our everyday language and is used as commonly as “eating” “sleeping” or “breathing.”

To the rural Southerner who is blessed enough to have more than a couple of acres on which to reside, bush hogging is as necessary as eating, sleeping or breathing. Read More»

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