Fayette County

Another explanation of the $3 leak fee: More money

Thank you, Mr. Brown, for properly scrutinizing, or should we say ingeniously spinning, the Leak Protection program. I am sure that everyone is removing his hand from his wallet after reading your letter to the editor from Sept. 10.

After all, $36 per year to pay for a service that has been free for the last 50 years is not more than anyone can afford. No one minds if your raise our mandatory bill by almost 15 percent. We all wish that everyone we do business with would do the same (!). Read More»

Obama’s lies keep piling up: Count abortion untruths

This week I wanted to highlight just one example of Obama’s extreme mendacity and cynicism.

In 2009, amid concerns that the healthcare law as written would permit federal funds to be used to pay for abortion in violation of the Hyde Amendment, Obama went into full for finger-wagging mode and said: “And one more misunderstanding I want to clear up — under our plan, no federal dollars will be used to fund abortions, and federal conscience laws will remain in place.”

To be clear, he was saying here that Obamacare would not allow federal funds to be used for abortion. Read More»

Fayette Commission to spotlight national anthem

Fayette Commission to spotlight national anthem

On the heels of the 200th anniversary of the creation of “The Star Spangled Banner,” the Fayette County Board of Commissioners will give special attention to the national anthem at Thursday night’s regular meeting.

Three representatives from McIntosh High School — Jackie Gray, Jennifer Kodak and TaNia Nash - will sing “The Star Spangled Banner” tomorrow night at the Board of Commissioners meeting, scheduled for 7 p.m. at the county’s administrative complex, 140 Stonewall Avenue in Fayetteville. Read More»

How could cop shoot unarmed man 6 times?

I read the letters to the editor by Mr. Terry Garlock and Mr. Anthony Coleman, both concerning events surrounding the shooting of an unarmed young black youth by a police officer. Mr. Garlock defended a previous letter and Mr. Coleman wrote criticizing Mr. Garlock’s letter. Both letters were very well-written but neither really addressed the central issue.

Clearly a capital crime was committed. An unarmed citizen was shot at least six times and killed by a police officer. Read More»

Our challenge: Repent, ask God to forgive us

We are a proud people and rightly so. America has always been at the forefront of all nations, but that position is now challenged. We, as a nation, attained that position because our forefathers were smart enough to realize that strength comes from God. Because of this belief, America was established on biblical principles.

Some will argue, “ain’t so,” but their argument is oh so weak. The truth is explicitly revealed in our founding documents. If a reasonable person will just take the time to peruse these documents, I find it hard to imagine they will not agree. “In God we Trust.” Read More»

Fayette County ethics board has vacancy

There is an open seat on the Fayette County Ethics Board for a three-year term that begins in early November.

The board is made up of three members and two alternate members, all of whom are volunteers, and meets on an as-needed basis but generally no more than once a year, according to county officials. Ethics board meetings take place at the Fayette County Administrative Complex, 140 Stonewall Avenue West, Suite 100, in Fayetteville.

The seat in question is available for a term beginning Nov. 8 of this year and expiring Nov. 7, 2017. Read More»

Richard Hamman of Peachtree City

Richard "Dick" Hamman

Richard "Dick" Hamman of Peachtree City, Ga., passed away peacefully at home on Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014.

Born in Fairmont, W.Va., on Sept. 25, 1928, Dick was the son of the late Roy Silas Hamman and Edna Jane Hamman. He was 85. Read More»

Mary Evelyn Finlon of Fayetteville

Mary Evelyn (Perry) Finlon passed away on September 21, 2014.

She was born in Tifton, Ga. on November 14, 1920. She is preceded in death by her husband, of 53 years, Robert L. Finlon, Sr. Read More»

Things to do-Sept.24-Oct.25

September

September 24

Join Promise Place for an event today at 10 a.m. at Covenant Presbyterian Church
in Fayetteville. The event is part of Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Learn the effects on our community and personal successes.
Light refreshments will be served.

September 26
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Cultural Ambassadors pick fruit for those in need

Members of the Cultural Ambassadors group and their parents shown on the grounds of the Real Life Fruit Orchard where they picked about 124 pounds of grapes that will be distributed to those in need.Photo/Submitted.

The newly formed Cultural Ambassadors group at Peeples Elementary completed its first service project that will bring fresh fruit to community residents who cannot afford to purchase it.

About 50 students and their parents descended on the Harvest for Real Life Fruit Orchard the evening of September 16 and picked approximately 124 pounds of grapes in 30 minutes. The three-acre orchard in Tyrone grows and gives away around 30,000 pounds of fresh fruit to clients of the Real Life Center every year. Read More»