Fayette County

Another perspective on liberals and fairness

These past two weeks (09/29 and 10/06/2010) two letters appeared from liberals, one saying he couldn’t trust The Citizen politically and the other still trying to lay the blame for our current situation on Bush and the Republicans.

Personally, I’ve always found the opinions and predictions of our venerable editor to be right on the money. If memory serves, he recommended electing Steve Brown and he warned us what we should expect if Logsdon was elected. (I hope those of you who voted for Logsdon feel appropriately contrite.) Read More»

Judge’s ruling sidesteps constitutionality of law

In the matter of the State of Michigan v. the United States government regarding the constitutionality of Obamacare, a Michigan judge recently ruled in favor of the Justice Department allowing the federal government to require its citizens to purchase health insurance. The judge was asked by the state of Michigan to rule on the constitutionality of this requirement.

In his essay in support of his ruling the judge cited his belief that Obamacare can’t work without the requirement that all citizens be required to buy health insurance. Read More»

Remember how Democrat Barnes gerrymandered; vote Deal

Only a few more weeks and November will be here. So will the opportunity to exercise the voting franchise that so many of us take for granted. Even with early voting and absentee ballots readily accessible, we still don’t seem to get more than half of eligible voters to the polls in a good year. Sometimes we have to learn the hard way that every vote counts. Read More»

Anti-cyclist, pro-gas carts writer should practice what he preaches

With all due respect to Mr. Allen and his reply to my letter, I think he is missing the larger point. I believe most of us would support his position with respect to gas-powered golf carts, but this seems to be devolving into a personal dislike of cyclists who ride on our local roads.

Georgia law allows for this, and has some specific requirements. The fact that some cyclists do not follow the legal requirements won’t surprise any of us who have ever driven on I-285. Plenty of drivers do the same. There are always some who will flout the law, cyclists and drivers. Read More»

Why arts deserves a cut of the sales tax

Would you vote to support the arts with a one-tenth of a cent of sales tax? I ask this question because there is legislation in the works that could lead to such a referendum.

So why vote for this? Public support of the arts? You probably feel using public funds is fine for law enforcement, fire and emergency service since they physically protect us. But what about the cultural arts?

The answer is something we don’t often link together. Simply put, the arts help protect an area’s economy. Read More»

Pumpkins on sale at Hopewell

Shown unloading and setting up the pumpkins (L-R) are Scott Pickering, pastor at Hopewell, and Sharon Pierce and Jeanie Kemp.

Hopewell United Methodist Church in Tyrone is selling pumpkins again this year. The Patch hours are Sunday through Friday, noon to 7:30 p.m., and Saturday 10 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Shown unloading and setting up the pumpkins (L-R) are Scott Pickering, pastor at Hopewell, and Sharon Pierce and Jeanie Kemp, The church uses the proceeds from pumpkin sales to fund the missions and programs of the church. Hopewell members invite the community to stop by and buy pumpkins to decorate for the upcoming holidays. The church is at 351 Jenkins Rd., across from Sandy Creek High School. Read More»

COS will take on projects this weekend

Christ Our Shepherd Lutheran Church in Peachtree City will spend Oct. 22-24 tackling 19 projects during the second annual Servant Weekend. Projects range from golf cart path and roadway clean-up, to clearing two lots at Christian City, to painting fingernails and singing for residents at a local retirement facility.

The public is invited to participate in seven events at the church. One requires an appointment (call 770-487-8717): free glaucoma testing offered by “god’s eyes” and PTC Eye Clinic, Oct. 22, 2:30-5:30 p.m. Read More»

Symphony returns to FFUMC

The Southern Crescent Symphony Orchestra will perform a return concert at Fayetteville First United Methodist Church Sunday, Oct. 24, at 3 p.m.

Tickets are $12 for adults and $10 for students and will be sold at the door. Admission is free for students enrolled in the SCS’s orchestra program.

Selections include Schubert’s “Unfinished” Symphony, Holst’s St. Paul Suite, van Suppe’s “Poet and Peasant” Overture, and Saint-Saens’s “Danse Bacchanale.”

Greek appetizers available

St. Christopher Hellenic Orthodox Church Philoptochos Society (Friends of the Poor) is offering its annual Greek Appetizers and Pastry Sale just in time for holiday entertaining.

Offered for sale will be Spanakopita (filo pastry filled with spinach, feta and onions) and Tiropites (filo pastry filled with cheeses and herbs) for $10 per dozen and Baklava (filo and nut filled sweet pastry) for $18 per dozen. Read More»

PTCUMC will offer ‘Surviving the Holidays’ seminar Tuesday

Peachtree City United Methodist will sponsor a “Surviving the Holidays” seminar Tuesday, Oct. 26, from 7-9 p.m.

The seminar is for both those that have lost a loved one and those that have experienced a divorce. The two seminars will be separate but run at the same time.

“The holiday season is approaching and we are aware of how difficult this time of the year is for those experiencing losses,” a spokesperson said. “This seminar is designed to help those going through these difficult ‘firsts’ to make decisions ahead of time.” Read More»

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