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Wool-gathering at the wheel: As dangerous as DUI

Sallie Satterthwaite's picture

This column keeps surfacing from somewhere deep in my online documents while I’m looking for something else, but it’s old. I can tell by the updating I’m doing that at least most of it was written quite some time ago. The content suggests that I was holding forth on communicating while driving. And that was before “texting” was even a real term. Read More»

Fayette’s services to seniors face cuts; town hall meetings start Monday

Debbie Britt's picture

Please help us advocate for Fayette County’s seniors. Be informed. Be proactive. Know what’s at risk. Make plans to attend one of our upcoming “town hall” information meetings at Fayette Senior Services Life Enrichment Center, 4 Center Drive, Fayetteville. Read More»

I never saw it coming

David Epps's picture

“Hey, Dave, would you be willing to help test my first group of students?” The request came in the early 1980s from a fellow karate instructor who was teaching his first class. I was about 30 and he a few years younger. I had been involved with martial arts since I was 15 years old and had my own class. Actually, I had taught karate at one place or another since I was 20, so, for a young man, I was relatively experienced. Read More»

Head voice

Rick Ryckeley's picture

The problem with most relationships is that men don’t use their brains before they speak. Some women will say most men don’t use their brains at all. I’m afraid I can’t argue with that; besides, that would mean I would have used my brain.

Recent studies have shown that women, on the other hand, not only use their brains, but they actually use both sides of their brains.

Guys, let’s face it — this puts all of us at a great disadvantage. So how can we tip the scales back in our favor, you might ask? That’s where I come in – I’ve made a list. Read More»

'Diary of a Wimpy Kid' - Strong movie

Kevin Thomas's picture

***1/2 stars

It seems that every time a person writes a book and it makes the best sellers list, a movie is made out of it a few years later. It can be good or bad. With “Diary of a Wimpy Kid,” it’s good.

The story is that Greg, a small boy going into middle school, is trying to find his place in a society. This isn’t easy, especially since his best friend, Rowley, still acts and dresses like an elementary school kid. To add to the pressure, Greg’s big brother, Rodrick, always tells him to lay low and not to do anything at the school. Read More»

PTC Curbside Recycling: where does it really go?

Betsy Tyler's picture

I've gotten this question a few times lately, and thought the reply was worth posting for all to see. Read More»

Dems pull biggest taxpayer heist in history

Cal Beverly's picture

Courtesy of President Obama, Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Sen. Harry Reid and the Democrats in Congress (only Democrats, not one Republican), below are the new taxes you and I are facing in years to come, as detailed by the nonpartisan Tax Foundation.

Wherever you see fees and taxes on various businesses, manufacturers and industries, put your name in the place of those corporations, including insurance companies, because you and I will be paying those fees and taxes in the form of higher prices for goods and services: Read More»

A nation numbed by Mammon

Ben Nelms's picture

This column is intended mainly for the “Christian nation.” Some who do not subscribe to the Christian belief system and world-view, and some who do, may find what follows a waste of their time. Read More»

Week 7 legislative update: Crossover Day coming soon

Matt Ramsey's picture

This past week the Georgia General Assembly convened for legislative days 25-27. With cross-over day (Day 30) looming, committee activity was incredibly busy this week with members seeking to move legislation to the Consideration Calendar to ensure it is eligible for consideration by the whole House on or before Day 30, the last day for consideration of House bills. Read More»

Inside school system promotion would be bad for taxpayers

Steve Brown's picture

I wish we had a sunscreen to prevent the harmful actions of government from burning us.

At a recent public meeting, a local citizen actually stated she thought the Fayette County Board of Education (FCBOE) had done a wonderful job with the school system’s finances. Her remarks were part of a scheme to cozen the public into accepting the concept of promoting a current administration insider to the post of school superintendent. I was truly amazed that anyone could make such a pronouncement with a straight face. Read More»

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