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Vacation observations

Rick Ryckeley's picture

After four days in Savannah, I learned many things. Spending time together is the most important thing you can do for the relationship with the one you love. And four days in Savannah is simply not enough time spent in this wonderful city. Read More»

Ask Father Paul - 05/19/10

Father Paul Massey's picture

Answers to your questions about life, religion and the Bible

Pastors get some of the most interesting questions. Here are a few that I’ve gotten over the years and via email for this column.

Dear father Paul: What about people who have never even heard about Jesus or God? Will God send them to Hell? — Mike.

Dear Mike: Good question. I get this one a lot. Read More»

Help welcome Home Lt. Dan Berschinski on Memorial Day Weekend

Betsy Tyler's picture

All of Fayette County is invited to help welcome Lt. Dan Berschinski home on Saturday, May 29. Read More»

Essay winner: What I learned from my sister about serving others

Brittany Butler's picture

[Editor’s note: The following essay by Brittany Butler was the J.C. Booth Middle School seventh-grade first-place winner in the Peachtree City Rotary Club’s “Laws of Life” student essay contest. Not long after she wrote and submitted this essay, Brittany’s sister drowned in a tragic swimming pool accident in Florida.]

Everyone has their own set of laws for living life, but how we understand them and what we do with them makes them special. I got mine two months before my third birthday. My little sister was born. Read More»

Our environment in Fayette is under attack: A tale of two roads

Dennis Chase's picture

The West Fayetteville Bypass project has developed into a significant election issue for all of us. Eric Maxwell and Jack Smith, County Commission incumbents, are up for re-election and both are staunch supporters of this project. Candidates running against them are Allen McCarty and Steve Brown. Mr. McCarty and Mr. Brown stand very much against the proposed bypass.

Following are some details that will help you understand the problems I see and I think the new candidates will agree with my analysis: Read More»

Public transport is needed in Fayette

Claude Paquin's picture

With a fine intuitive sense of what might be his final destination, my friend and colleague, county commissioner Eric Maxwell, tells us he’ll fight MARTA till hell freezes over, and then he’ll fight it on the ice.

For a guy who, unlike me, is unlikely to have ever played ice hockey, that’s a bold challenge which I am willing to take up. I’ll do it right now, as I am not sure to be in Eric’s venue of choice later on.

Transportation is a vital need for all of us, from the first trip from the maternity ward to the last one to the graveyard. Read More»

Simple days, but great days

Ronda Rich's picture

My friend, Michelle, emailed me one day after we had run into each other at a trunk showing of new clothes where we shared enthusiasm over the pretty fashions and helped each other decide what we should buy or shouldn’t.

She explained that she left the show, had lunch with friends, picked her little boy up at school who had scratched his arm but not too badly, returned home to find that their new, curious puppy had slept the entire time, not making one bit of a mess and that her husband had come home early from work. She ended by saying, “What a great day!”

I loved that. Read More»

U.S. buys into Greek tragedy; where is outcry?

Dr. Mark W. Hendrickson's picture

The sovereign debt crisis — centered on Greece for the moment, but bound to spread to other heavily indebted national governments — has taken an ominous turn.

The European Central Bank (ECB), the Federal Reserve, and the International Monetary Fund unveiled a trillion-dollar bailout package for the bankrupt Greek government. The intent was to defend the euro, which has been depreciating rapidly vis-a-vis the dollar.

Indeed, the bailout worked—for all of a few hours. Then the market dismissed it as ineffectual and the euro resumed its downtrend. Read More»

To the Class of 2010: Some thoughts from a conservative

Cal Thomas's picture

Looking at the list of commencement speakers this year, one finds them predictably liberal. Glenn Beck spoke at Liberty University, but that’s a conservative school. Read More»

Federal healthcare reform about to hit retirees hard

John C. Goodman's picture

There are 78 million baby boomers and a very large number of them have retirement on their minds. If the past is a guide, more than 80 percent of them will retire before they become eligible for Medicare (at age 65).

Although about one-third of U.S. workers have a promise of post-retirement healthcare from an employer, almost none of these promises are funded and, as is the case of the automobile companies, are likely to be broken in whole or in part. Read More»

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