Fayette County

Why mass transit for Fayette is a bad idea

Commissioner Allen McCarty and I were the only commissioners to vote in favor of keeping Fayette County free from the intrusion of mass transit as we have enjoyed throughout the generations.

One of the themes behind the regional transit plan dubbed “Concept 3” is providing a unified, seamless transit network which incorporates the development of land use regulations that encourage high density, urbanized development around the proposed transit nodes, including Fayette County. Read More»

Get Fayette out of ARC, or ARC out of Fayette

On March 3, 2011, Commissioner Steve Brown addressed the Fayette County commissioners. He attempted to fulfill his campaign promise of fighting mass transit by proposing a resolution to ban mass transit projects in Fayette County.

He eloquently showed how the Atlanta Regional Commission (ARC) is trying to network mass transit and development throughout greater Atlanta. He focused upon our low population density and quality of life as distinguishing factors unique to Fayette County. Read More»

Help Mexico solve illegal immigrant problem

I watched a very sad movie on Netflix recently, titled “Which Way Home.” It was a social and cultural documentary about the plight of the children of Mexico and Guatemala, left behind when their families travel to the land of opportunity to find work.

These children decide to take it upon themselves, to “ride the rails” of Mexican trains, atop railroad boxcars. Read More»

Neither unions nor Democrats are solely to blame for financial woes

Please, if you failed to read Dr. Mark Hendrickson’s article of the week past, go back and read it. Dr. Hendrickson has a few themes which I would like to discuss.

1. The nation is in a financial crisis because public unions have held government and the people hostage to lavish pay and benefits packages.

2. These lavish packages were made possible by the mandatory appropriation of union members’ dues, which then go to Democrats who turn around and grant huge remunerations to the favored unions. Read More»

Parents preached unions, but public unions must sacrifice too

My parents too came from very poor families. My dad was raised in Rex, Ga., and mother in Tucker, Ga. Neither finished high school, but my dad did have enough math training to help me with my algebra. He didn’t arrive at the answer like I did but he got the right answer.

When I saw Timothy J. Parker’s letter to The Citizen, March 2, 2011, I felt I had to respond.

Dad and Mother both worked in a hat factory for a while. Then sometime early in life Dad joined the union and when I was 6 he was sent to Savannah to work in the shipyards building ships for World War II. Read More»

All Saints, Word of God join for Ash Wednesday service

All Saints Anglican Church in Peachtree City and the recently formed Word of God Lutheran Church will conduct joint Ash Wednesday services March 9. Services will begin at noon and 7 p.m. in the All Saints multi-purpose room at 225 South Peachtree Parkway. The Rev. Michael Fry of All Saints and the Rev. Larry Lystig of Word of God will both officiate.

Ash Wednesday begins the season of Lent — the 40 weekdays before Easter. As Jesus fasted 40 days in the wilderness before embarking on his ministry, so Christians have long undertaken a 40-day preparation for the Easter celebration. Read More»

Lenten lunches begin today at Fayetteville First Methodist

The Lenten Lunch program held annually by Fayetteville First United Methodist Church will begin today, March 9, at noon with a light lunch and a brief program given by the Rev. Mark Westmoreland, senior minister at FFUMC. Cost of the lunch is $2.

Lunches will continue each Thursday during Lent, beginning March 17, with a different speaker each week and light lunch provided by the United Methodist Women’s circle groups.

The Ash Wednesday worship service, with imposition of ashes, will be held this evening at 6:30 p.m. Read More»

Holy Trinity’s Dia de la Familia Health Fair set for March 26

Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Peachtree City will hold its ninth Annual “Dia de la Familia” Health Fair on Saturday, March 26, from 8 a.m. until noon.

Once again the fair will offer a variety of free health screenings for such things as breast cancer, diabetes, cholesterol, vision, hearing, dental and much more.

Representatives will be on hand from many local associations such as United Way, Head Start, Life Link and many others explaining to participants how they can benefit from the free services they offer. Read More»

PTC First Presbyterian preschool, kindergarten opens registration

Registration for the Peachtree City First Presbyterian Kindergarten and Preschool is now open to the general public on a first come first serve basis. Morning classes are offered for children ages 2-5.

The purpose of the school is to nourish spiritual, intellectual, emotional, social and physical growth in the students. Individual teaching is stressed so each child progress at his/her own speed.

To receive an application or to tour the facility located in the heart of Peachtree City, call 770-487-3699. Read More»

Brown says there’s hope for an I-85, Hwy. 74 fix

According to Fayette County Commissioner Steve Brown, there is hope after all for improvements to the often-clogged interchange of Interstate 85 and Ga. Highway 74. Read More»

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