Fayette County

Remembering those who have gone on

Remembering those who have gone on

A family member writes on a wall of remembrance Saturday morning at the 11th Annual Southern Crescent Alzheimer’s Memory Walk held outside the Frederick Brown, Jr. Amphitheater in Peachtree City. The 5K walk/run brought families from across metro Atlanta’s Southern Crescent to the event intended to continue the awareness of and foster research for the disease that has claimed the lives of more than 200,000 Georgians. Photo/Ben Nelms.

Gas carts, bikers: Both involve rights

Daniel Allen’s letter on Sept. 29 both resonates and disturbs me. I agree with him that residents with gas-powered carts should not have to worry about a vote to outlaw them.

That issue is to me, an example of our council hard at work on a non-issue.

While I don’t like gas powered carts, the noise or their smell, I don’t support taking that right away. Read More»

Transportation plan: Have your input now

I am extremely concerned that other Fayette citizens won’t have the opportunity to submit comments concerning the latest Fayette County Transportation Plan within the specified time period.

If folks don’t know to look on the county website for this latest transportation plan, they won’t be able to take advantage of the opportunity. I have no hopes that anyone’s comments will amount to a hill of beans where our current commissioners are concerned, but at least the citizenry will have been informed about the plan. Read More»

The GOP philosophy: Same old bad ideas

Cal Thomas’ article published in Wednesday’s Citizen is a very well articulated argument that people should be educated (by Republicans once they are back in power) to fend for themselves in a world dominated by wealthy corporate interests who relentlessly endeavor to mold government into something ineffectual that can be manipulated by them.

It is just another well argued bad idea in a seemingly endless stream of propaganda generated by the conservative right that seeks to improve the circumstances of the wealthy at the expense of the majority. Read More»

Who fought costly battle against Ga.’s voter ID law? Roy Barnes

In 2005, the Georgia Legislature passed the “Voter ID” Bill that requires voters, when they vote, to present photo identification of the voter.

This is a common sense requirement to protect the value of the votes of the legitimate folks. When non-qualified people vote (dead or alive), or when qualified people vote multiple times, the votes of genuine Georgia voters are cancelled. That’s us. Read More»

Democrat Carroll presses case against Rep. Yates

As a candidate for the Georgia House of Representatives, I would like to make the citizens of Fayette County aware of the national non-partisan voter education movement called Project Vote Smart (www.votesmart.org).

This group, together with CNN, sent out questionnaires for the 2010 Political Courage Test to all candidates nationally, asking them to take a stance on tough issues and submit their responses for publication on the Project Vote Smart website, where voters can familiarize themselves with the candidates and make informed decisions. Read More»

Remembering the homeless shelter

In seventh and eighth grade, I was completely infatuated by this beautiful young lady named Melissa. She had it all with angelic features, a warm personality and a sincerity that I adored.

Melissa and I were in the same school and attended the same church, Embry Hills United Methodist Church in DeKalb County. Read More»

Our ‘sacred lands’: One requires a little history for complete picture

When I was a young boy, we used to go to the local theater every Saturday to watch cowboy and Indian movies. Those “savages” were always the bad people, killing people that were heading westward on wagon trains. In those years, I had also heard the term “Indian giver,” but rarely gave any thought to its true meaning: Native Americans, on a routine basis, were tricked into surrendering their valuable “untitled” real estate, for trivial items of low value. Read More»

PTC Presbyterian youth will receive Eagle Scout Award

Jackson Cole Frawley of Peachtree City

Jackson Cole Frawley of Peachtree City, a member of First Presbyterian Church, Peachtree City, has earned the highest advancement award the Boy Scouts of America offers to Scouts, the Eagle Scout Award.

Frawley will be recognized in ceremonies this fall at First Presbyterian Church in Peachtree City.

A member of Flint River Council Troop 211, Frawley is one of approximately four percent of all Boy Scouts who attain the Eagle rank, according to Scoutmaster Jeff Roberts. Read More»

Order Greek appetizers now for holiday entertaining

St. Christopher Hellenic Orthodox Church Philoptochos Society (Friends of the Poor) will hold its annual Greek Appetizers and Pastry Sale just in time for holiday entertaining.

Offered for sale will be Spanakopita (filo pastry filled with spinach, feta and onions) and Tiropites (filo pastry filled with cheeses and herbs) for $10 per dozen and Baklava (filo and nut filled sweet pastry) for $18 per dozen.

Also featured this year are Kourambiethes (a rich, buttery cookie topped with powered sugar) for $15 per dozen. Read More»