Peachtree City

Remove Fayette from transit plans

If you are planning on living in Fayette County beyond the next five years, this is your decisive warning. I pray to God that you are paying attention and you will act.

On Wednesday, March 2 at 3:30 p.m. (140 Stonewall Avenue; Fayetteville) I am introducing an official resolution asking that Fayette County be removed from all regional government mass transit plans. You need to be at this meeting in a show of support. Read More»

Fayette citizens should mass against transit

A proposal to opt out of mass transit (bus, rail) in Fayette County is being offered today [March 2] at 3:30 in the commissioners’ meeting room.

I generally believe that a large majority of Fayette County citizens are not in favor of mass transit. I would like to see a large turnout to witness where our county commissioners stand on this issue.

The general rule over the last few years is to ignore the will of the people. The people are just not smart enough to understand the issues. Read More»

Fayette citizens should mass against transit

A proposal to opt out of mass transit (bus, rail) in Fayette County is being offered today [March 2] at 3:30 in the commissioners’ meeting room.

I generally believe that a large majority of Fayette County citizens are not in favor of mass transit. I would like to see a large turnout to witness where our county commissioners stand on this issue.

The general rule over the last few years is to ignore the will of the people. The people are just not smart enough to understand the issues. Read More»

Superintendent, BoE send wrong message on school attendance

I was going to write sooner; however, I wanted to see what really happened during the three “make-up” days instituted by the Fayette County School Board and the new superintendent, Dr. Bearden.

I did an informal poll of the middle and high school students in my neighborhood and their parents, and the consensus was that there was little new material taught and much of the school day non-value added.

I am disappointed that our school board and new superintendent took a middle of the road approach to the importance of class attendance. Read More»

Bypass: More roads will bring more growth

Bypasses: East, West, what’s next? I have always enjoyed a Sunday afternoon drive through the Fayette countryside, where one can poke along at a posted speed limit of 45 mph, no hurry, just enjoying the view of the countryside.

They write that bypasses are needed due to growth. A two-lane bypass will invite minimal growth, but growth is “waiting in the wing” for the opportunity of two more lanes being added.

Twenty years down the four-lane road, and bypasses will be needed to connect to those existing. Read More»

Union ‘parasites’ — You mean our teachers, public safety workers?

I wasn’t going to bother to write until I saw the photo in Saturday’s Citizen. The signs said “Time to Stop these Union Parasites” and “Unions Greedy Socialists.”

Terry Garlock wrote about unions in his column. He wrote: “The state collects union dues as a deduction from member paychecks, passing the money on to the unions, who use that money to contribute heavily to Democrat election campaigns”. Read More»

COS announces special services

Christ Our Shepherd Lutheran Church will celebrate the festival of the Transfiguration of Our Lord this weekend.

The Christ Our Shepherd Brass will play preludes at the Sunday morning sanctuary services, and they will join the choir, handbells, organ, piano and congregation in offering a new anthem of praise. The high school clown troupe will provide children’s sermons.

Ash Wednesday services are at 12:15 and 7 p.m. on March 9. A soup supper is provided before the evening service.

The church is on the corner of Ga. Highway 54 and Peachtree Parkway in Peachtree City.

Ferris-High engagement

Jamie Christine Ferris engaged to David Jayson High

Mr. and Mrs. James Ferris of Peachtree City announce the engagement of their daughter, Jamie Christine Ferris of Newnan, to David Jayson High, also of Newnan, son of Jeff High of Lawson, Missouri and Lois Bernard of Peachtree City.

The bride-to-be attended The University of West Georgia and is currently employed at the law office of Bruce Hagen, Attorney at Law in Decatur.

The groom-elect is a graduate of The University of West Georgia. He is currently a corporal serving with the Peachtree City Police Department. Read More»

Electricity in a box

Electricity in a box

At Crabapple Lane Elementary School fifth grade students participated in a hands on Science lesson by creating their own working electrical boxes. As a part of the unit on electricity students designed, created, and then wired shoebox rooms with working lights and home-made switches. This fun project helped reinforce Georgia state standards on electrical circuits in a real-life situation. Pictured here are students Haley Mason and Quinn Maston. These two students recreated a bedroom scene with working lights. Read More»

Georgia’s Inspector General addresses PTC Rotary Club

Deron R. Hicks, Esq. Inspector General of Georgia Speaks to the Rotary Club of Peachtree City. Photo/Special.

Governor Perdue, by executive order in 2003, set up the first office of Inspector General. Deron Hicks is the third Inspector General to hold that office. Read More»