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I suffer from ERD

David Epps's picture

I have a problem. It’s time I own up to it and confess it. I’ve known about it for some time but only lately has it become a serious issue. This problem affects my communications with others, it hinders my ability to be effective at work and at home, and it causes me a good deal of anxiety and guilt. I have considered getting help for the problem but I don’t know where to turn. I suffer what may be an addiction.

I refer to it as ERD — email retention disorder. Read More»

The art of time management

Rick Ryckeley's picture

This morning, The Wife gave me a hug and kiss as she always does before leaving for work. I watched her walk to the car, and then she turned back around, smiled, waved goodbye and said, “If you have the time, could you put away the dishes? Don’t get too busy and all wrapped up in one of your projects, or they’ll still be there when I get back. I love you, but we really need to work on time management.” Read More»

I know what your Pastor did last year. Do you?

Justin Kollmeyer's picture

A friend of mine told me a story about his father who was an Army Chaplain during World War II. The chaplain said that he was teased with the standard tease of clergy that he sure had an easy job because he only worked one day a week. But the chaplain had a standard answer that kept humor in the conversation and deflected the barb. He’d say, “Well, I put in for pay clerk, but that job was already taken,” referencing that pay checks came out only one day a month, so the pay clerk must have an even better job. Read More»

Campaign money, judges’ resignations, carts

Scott Bradshaw's picture

Georgia has 159 counties and one of the key ingredients to successful state political campaigns is financial support from outside the metropolitan Atlanta area. Recent disclosure reports released by the State Ethics Commission indicate that the campaigns of three Fayette County candidates for state offices have little support from other parts of Georgia. Read More»

With no SPLOST, PTC faces tax hike, service cuts or use of reserves

Don Haddix's picture

An update on the Update. Regarding my “From the Mayor,” it is always over a month old by the time it reaches Peachtree City homes. That is not timely and often more information or changes have occurred since it was submitted. Therefore as long as The Citizen allows me a column I will be using this communications avenue instead.

Concerning a new SPLOST, last week the Association of Fayette County Governments (AFCG) met. The issue was discussed and the majority present did not want to move forward on another at this time. Read More»

Voters should authorize raising school tax by 2 mills

Claude Paquin's picture

Much has been made in recent times about the public debt we might all leave to our children and grandchildren and how we might all tighten our belts by cutting government spending.

For reasons I’ll explain shortly, I plainly disagree with the reasoning of those who rail against our federal government for its valiant attempts to right our financial ship of state. Read More»

Despite little support from school board, Science Olympians excel

Steve Brown's picture

We all know the United States is in nonstop competition with other countries around the world. China and India, in particular, have made tremendous gains in their number of scientists and engineers.

It is extremely difficult to find any kind of report or study on education in our country that does not stress the need to make drastic improvements in science and technology education. Read More»

Arizona takes off its ‘rainbow shades’ and faces border reality

Cal Thomas's picture

Arizona has decided that if the federal government will not live up to its responsibility to control the border, it will.

Governor Jan Brewer, a Republican, signed a bill that allows police officers to inquire about a person’s immigration status if there is reason to suspect that individual might be an illegal immigrant.

The governor correctly noted that the new law “represents another tool for our state to use as we work to solve a crisis we did not create and the federal government has refused to fix.” Read More»

Healthcare: Now what?

Ronald E. Bachman's picture

In polls and elections, a majority of Americans said “No!” to federal healthcare legislation, but it passed anyway. Most still want it repealed, but the time has come to plan ahead and prepare for a very different future.

Even as lawyers and politicians consider “repeal and replace” reform initiatives, individuals and business must consider the impact of the new law and employers and benefit managers must move to implement. Read More»

Why aren’t you married?

Ronda Rich's picture

It was one of those crowded events a while back that I didn’t want to attend. But courtesy and obligation dictated that I put my wants aside and be a big girl about it all. So, I put on a pretty dress, a gorgeous pair of high heels and plunged in. Read More»

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