Fayette County

Sen. Chance: HOPE scholarship funding on the line

State Senator Ronnie Chance (R-Tyrone)

The state budget will be the dominant issue of this year’s legislative session, by far, according to Ga. Senator Ronnie Chance (R-Tyrone).

December’s state revenue figures came in about 10 percent above last year, about three times more than expected, Chance said. Still, the state is looking at having to make a budget cut between $1 billion and $1.5 billion, he added. Read More»

Hwy. 138 clerk grazed by robber’s gunshot

A Fayetteville K-9 unit followed the gunman’s trail to a nearby road, leaving officers to conclude that he left the area in an automobile. Photo/Mike Clifton/KombatKamera.com.

Fayette County sheriff’s detectives are looking for a gunman whose shot grazed a convenience store clerk Monday afternoon at the BP/Amoco gas station at the intersection of Ga. highways 138 and 279 on the county’s northern border with Fulton and Clayton counties.

The gunman entered the store around 2:10 p.m. talking on a phone, and waited inside the store about 15 minutes before approaching the counter and displaying a handgun, sheriff’s detectives said. Read More»

Ice Storm 2011 stops Fayette cold

No serious injuries or major property damage reported during worst ice storm to hit Fayette this decade; schools closed

UPDATED 6:33 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 12 — Despite major and secondary roads being mostly clear and ice-free Wednesday afternoon, the Fayette County School System will be closed Thursday for what may be a record fourth snow day in a row. However, local government offices in Fayetteville and Peachtree City will be open for business on Thursday. Read More»

Fayette, Coweta schools remain closed on Wednesday, Fayette gov't offices open

Representatives from the Fayette County and Coweta County school systems said Tuesday afternoon that both systems will remain closed on Wednesday. Read More»

Frady, 2 sidekicks out to bamboozle

More gloom fell over Fayette County on Jan. 5. On that day, three of our county commissioners (Frady, Horgan and Hearn) proved they could care less about the responsibilities a local government has to its constituents.

On that day, Herb Frady finally reached his 18-year-long dream when he was elected chairman on a 3 to 2 vote with new commissioners, Steve Brown and Allen McCarty voting in opposition. Read More»

Politicians have been lying about Medicare

This is in reply to the Jan. 4 letter to the editor, “Thanks to ‘our wonderful’ Obama.” A reader thanked the President for an increased Medicare check she recently received.

Here’s the thing: The money didn’t come from Obama. As my parents taught me, money doesn’t grow on trees. All money in the government treasury comes from taxing, and borrowing against future taxes.

Ms. Zeldin, decades ago, before I was old enough to work, politicians told you a lie. They said that if you would just pay your Medicare taxes into the system, they’d pay you back when you got older. Read More»

It’s not Obama’s money to give away

I think the record needs to be set straight where the $250 that ”Our Wonderful Obama” sent to the lady really came from.

First of all the federal government owes $14 trillion. Everyone knows that if you owe $14 trillion you do not have any money to send to anyone unless it is borrowed.

Then the question is how can the government force someone to lend them the money.

This is an easy question to answer. They have the guns and the will to use them if taxes are not paid.

The answer as to where the $250 came from then becomes everyone working and paying taxes. Read More»

Bill of Rights issue arose — not at convention — but later during ratification

Mike Taylor in his reply to my letter of the previous week seemingly skimmed my thoughts to invent an issue. I suppose I can take that but I can’t accept a misrepresentation of history.

In referring to the Constitutional Convention Mr. Taylor stated: “Thus a compromise was reached that a Bill of Rights, detailing the most critical rights, would swiftly be added.” He is incorrect. George Mason of Virginia first brought up the idea of a Bill of Rights in the Constitution on Sept. 12, 1787. Read More»

PTC Civic Association’s (successful) 2010

Do you want to be involved and stay abreast of the ins and outs of all Peachtree City local issues, but cannot get to all of the city’s meetings?

Are things happening in your community or neighborhood that you would like to change but feel you lack a voice that will be heard?

Encourage your neighborhood to join us. Read More»

It's a 'Jungle' in there

Pictured are Urban Jungle staff members Marshall Seelye, Corey Mathias, Alexa Hall and Samuel Hannon. Photo/Michael Boylan

Urban Jungle offers laser tag, indoor rock climbing and more

Todd Hannon, owner of Urban Jungle in Peachtree City, loved playing laser tag with his sons as they were growing up. First there was the play at home option and later playing in Dixieland in Fayetteville’s arena. When Dixieland remodeled, the laser tag arena left but Hannon has brought the concept back with Urban Jungle, a modern looking building that contains top of the line arcade games, a 24’ rock wall with four climbing lanes of varying difficulty, a two story professionally created laser tag arena and Laser Frenzy, a game that puts the player inside a scene straight out of the movies. Read More»

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