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Commissioner Wise, thank you for the courtesy of responding to my email regarding the higher and higher cost of electricity provided by Georgia Power.

I read and reread your response several times and unfortunately, I must admit, I’m a little bit baffled by your comments.

Essentially, I believe you are espousing the belief that we the people (that live in Georgia and other Southern states) chose over ten years ago not to have competition in the area of retail electricity providers and that essentially you believe that we are better off for it. Read More»

Gifted students skipping grades? That’s a bad idea for many reasons

I am responding to Matthew Boyle’s letter that suggested gifted kids skip grades in order to save money.

Your opinion has to be one of the most short-sighted letters I have ever read. I have two children in the Fayette County Schools who could most likely be chosen to skip grades. First of all, the vast majority of gifted kids are NOT Albert Einstein. They are just extremely smart, quick and hard-working kids who need extra challenges in school. Read More»

Fired employees not only ones treated shoddily by PTC Council

The City Council’s controversial action in approving a sweeping revamp of Peachtree City municipal programs — in the process ousting Randy Gaddo, director of leisure services, and Scott Christopher, recreation facilities manager, from their jobs and demoting City Planner David Rast — highlights the urgent need for improvement of Georgia’s open meetings law. Read More»

Why would 3 commissioners ignore public?

The June 23, 2011 Board of Commissioners meeting will long be remembered as the most well-attended meeting in a very long time. Every seat was taken and people had to stand in the back of the room. But before you get too impressed, that crowd of people from all over the county ended up leaving disheartened and aggravated once again. Read More»

Are PTC drivers ignorant of pedestrian laws?

To the residents of Peachtree City and surrounding areas, do any of you know what the Georgia law is concerning pedestrians in a crosswalk?

The law states: “Drivers must ‘stop and stay stopped’ for pedestrians, not just yield to them.”

Many of us work on Ga. Highway 54 near the Chase Bank. Because of the various restaurants in our area, we are asked to park in the Office Depot parking lot and walk across the street (the road that goes into Walmart). We each walk across that street at least twice a day, many times four times a day. Read More»

If you can’t afford tip, stay out of restaurant

Since I retired five or six years ago, one of the things I like to do is go out to eat, particularly at a local Waffle House.

I’ve thought about what I’m going to say for a long time, and the time is now. Plain and simple — if you can’t afford to tip the waitress, you shouldn’t be in the restaurant.

I understand the occasional bad service issue, but this is quite another matter.

Today, as I sat in one of my usual spots, I overheard someone mention, “So the bill is $21, so the tip would be $3.” Read More»

PTC Councilman Imker seeks budget input

Please join me Saturday, July 9, between 10 a.m. and noon at City Hall to discuss the city’s proposed Fiscal Year 2012 budget. It is on the city’s website.

Council has scheduled a budget workshop for Monday, July 11, 6 p.m. at City Hall where details will be discussed.

Although no votes will be made at the workshop, compromises will begin to take shape as we move towards two public hearings in preparation for a final vote on establishing the FY2012 budget at the Aug. 4 City Council meeting. Read More»

Summer mission

 Standing at the entrance are, front row, (L-R),  Dara Dyer, Winnie Mask, Maddi Poff, and Pete Smith. Back row (L-R), Carolene Thames, Cathy Kinsey, Debbi Smith, Robin Austin, Phyllis Morgan, Lexi Smith, Logan McMillin, Julie Herbert, Jonnie Hale, Sammie Simmons, Jackie Weldon, Karol Smith, Daran Paden, and Debi Paden. Photo/Special.

Volunteers from McDonough Road Baptist Church in Fayetteville served at Camp Hawkins in Mount Airy, Ga., June 21-26. Camp Hawkins is a ministry of the Georgia Baptist Children’s Homes and Family Ministries. Standing at the entrance are, front row, (L-R), Dara Dyer, Winnie Mask, Maddi Poff, and Pete Smith. Back row (L-R), Carolene Thames, Cathy Kinsey, Debbi Smith, Robin Austin, Phyllis Morgan, Lexi Smith, Logan McMillin, Julie Herbert, Jonnie Hale, Sammie Simmons, Jackie Weldon, Karol Smith, Daran Paden, and Debi Paden. Photo/Special.

All Saints’ music camp starts July 11

All Saints Anglican Church in Peachtree City will conduct its annual free children’s Music Camp July 11-15. The featured theme, “Sing To The Lord A New Song,” will be evident in traditional hymns and praise songs, as well as scripture verses and messages.

Curriculum for the camp is a potpouri of music, singing, dancing, and instruction in various instruments, composition, and art.

It also features contests, games and snacks. The program is intended for children ages 4-11. No previous experience is required. Read More»

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