Fayette County

Thanks to ‘our wonderful’ Obama

Just yesterday, I opened my mail to find a wonderful $250 check from Medicare.

This came from the Affordable Care Act, a new law passed by Congress and signed by our wonderful President Obama on March 30, 2010.

With all the negativity surrounding this healthcare bill, and the scare tactics used by some to our seniors, the reality is the Democrats are looking out for the seniors.

This rebate of $250 is sent automatically to people enrolled in Medicare Part D who reach the Medicare drug plans coverage gap (doughnut hole) in 2010. Read More»

The rest of the story about Bill of Rights

In response to Mr. Timothy Parker’s letter in last Wednesday’s edition, I hereby submit the following for your consideration.

Mr. Parker sees no historical basis for Dr. Hendrickson’s claim that, “To the founders, government’s sole legitimate purpose is to protect our rights.”

Yet in the Declaration of Independence, Jefferson wrote, “all Men are created equal ... endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights ... That to secure these Rights, Governments are instituted among Men.” Seems to me Jefferson is saying government is supposed to protect our rights. Read More»

Chiropractic story has unscientific basis

I write to question the story in The Citizen Weekend, Dec. 24-25, 2010 with the headline, “Study shows resolution of otitis media with chiropractic care.”

As I’m sure you are aware, “studies” such as the one described are usually classified as “Incidental,” implying they are interesting, but not in the least bit scientific.

Requirements for sound experimental designed studies are as follows: Control groups, placebos or sham procedures, blinded procedures, random assignment of subjects to study groups and adequate statistical power. Read More»

Fayetteville First UMC offers Bible study opportunities

The Fayetteville First United Methodist Church will offer several opportunities for Bible study classes beginning in January.

The Rev. Mark Westmoreland will lead an eight-week study on the Book of Romans beginning Jan 5. Classes will meet Wednesday nights at 6:15. There is no cost for the class. Read More»

Peachtree City UMC will start new GriefShare session Jan. 13

GriefShare meetings Thursday, Jan. 13, at 6:30 p.m. in Room 308 at the church, 225 Robinson Rd., Peachtree City.

This is a support group for persons experiencing grief following the death of a friend or family member.

“Anyone experiencing grief finds sharing with others helpful when the others understand and share that experience,” a spokesperson said. “No one should go it alone.”

The cost is $18 dollars for workbooks. Scholarships are available if needed. Read More»

FFUMC will offer Financial Peace University beginning this month

Fayetteville First United Methodist Church (FFUMC will offer multiple courses in Financial Peace University, a 13-week course, winter through spring 2011. The course benefits couples and individuals of all ages, those with or without debt. Read More»

F’ville to look at business taxes, trespass violations

The Fayetteville City Council at its Jan. 6 meeting will consider a state initiative designed to have the state and cities work together to collect all business tax that are due. The council will also hear the first reading of an ordinance that will put trespassing violations under city court jurisdiction.

City staff are recommending that Fayetteville participate in an initiative by the Georgia Dept. of Revenue (DOR) and the Georgia Municipal Association aimed at collecting all the sales tax due state and local governments. Read More»

PTC to loosen tree requirements

Thursday night the Peachtree City Council is expected to consider a change that will loosen requirements for residents to get a tree removal permit.
Under the current ordinance, a resident seeking to cut down any tree of any size is required to get a tree removal permit from the city. The change would limit the permit requirement to only those trees that are defined as “protected or specimen trees” under city ordinance. Read More»

Police reports - Dec. 28, 2010-Jan. 3, 2011

The following arrests were reported by local law enforcement agencies for the past week. All persons are considered innocent until proven guilty:

Fayette County Sheriff’s Office
Tuesday, Dec. 28 - Monday, Jan. 3
William Charles Adams, Jr., 49, of Lang Drive, Fayetteville, for pointing a gun at another and terroristic threats.
Michael Joseph Agee, 29, of Roxbury Drive, Riverdale, for no insurance and suspended license.
Ricardo Yulian Aragon-Torres, 21, of Treasure Drive, Riverdale, for headlights required and no license. Read More»

Fix foggy window problems in your home

Bill Wincapaw, owner of Capitol Glass, Inc. Photo/Special.

Capitol Glass, Inc. can help clear things up

Do you have a problem with foggy windows?

Foggy windows are caused by excess moisture between window panes in insulated glass units (IGUs). If the air in your double pane window contains moisture, this will result in condensation between the panes of glass, especially in the damp cold weather when the windows contract more and pull moisture through the failed glass seal. Read More»