Raise my credit limit

Raise my credit limit

Raise my personal debt limit. Editorial cartoon by Glenn McCoy.

"Hello? Visa? I'd like to raise my personal debt limit from $5,000 to $500,000. Hello? Hello?"

Beyond SPLOST: Getting radical

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Local environmental activist Dennis Chase has been submitting opinion columns to The Citizen since the mid-1990s, longer than most local officials have been in politics.

So when Dennis asked me a couple of questions about the upcoming county-wide sales tax referendum, I emailed him my opinions. Read More»

Editorial cartoon by Glenn McCoy 06-19-13

Editorial cartoon by Glenn McCoy 06-19-13

Wow! When I lie, my nose gets bigger. Editorial cartoon by Glenn McCoy.

Editorial cartoon by Chip Bok 06-18-13

Editorial cartoon by Chip Bok 06-18-13

I'm not Dick Cheney. Editorial cartoon by Chip Bok (06-18-13).

The editor responds to BoE member Presberg’s letter

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This response is directed not to his wife and children but to Mr. Presberg, who holds (appointed) public office and should know better than to expose his “progressive” worldview for Fayette voters to examine.

Mr. Presberg essentially makes three points:

1. How dare any student report such negative information about Sandy Creek High School to a parent?

2. How dare the parent write a letter based on that information to a newspaper?

3. And — most egregiously, in Mr. Presberg’s opinion — how dare this newspaper print such a letter? Read More»

Election season and letters’ policy

As the local political season gets started, we’ve seen an increase in letters to the editor from announced candidates. To maintain a level playing field, here are the ground rules for local political letters through December.

From this point on until qualifying day, no candidates for any local office will be given free print space to publicize their campaigns (with one exception, described below). Things like websites and campaign email addresses will be deleted from letters. Read More»

Going to funerals

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I sure have been to a lot of funerals in the past year. I guess when you become older than dirt, that happens.

One funeral was conducted by a preacher who loved to sing. Not only did he lead the congregation in song, but when he followed the deceased up the aisle, he was belting out a song with all he had. And yes, he was good at it.

At another funeral, the deceased for decades had always sat in the same seat. If you’re a church-goer, you know that the faithful will always sit in the same spot, and woe be to those who dare to occupy that spot. Read More»

Mike’s last column for The Citizen

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[Editor’s note: Last week, we here at The Citizen said goodbye to one of our family members, Michael Boylan. He is taking over responsibility for producing the content of several local magazines stretching across north Georgia. This is Mike’s last column for The Citizen.]

To the new guy at my (very big) desk:

Over the past week and a half I have been trying to tell you everything I learned in my 14 years at The Citizen. Read More»

20 years later, it’s still a rollercoaster

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The title atop the column in this space two decades ago was, “The rollercoaster ride begins.”

It was my first column in the first issue of this newspaper — Feb. 10, 1993.

Most of the names on that first masthead are gone, including one signally important one — Dave Hamrick, the first managing editor of what was then called The Fayette Citizen.

He died in 2002 at age 51 as he was playing soccer in a local over-40 league, after getting the paper out earlier that Tuesday. After getting the paper out. Read More»

Remembering Sambo

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I moved to Fayetteville in April 1966. While in the process of moving boxes in, my 6-year-old son fell off his tricycle onto the concrete driveway, causing a few gashes on his forehead.

I don’t remember who we called to find a doctor, but we were led to a small white clinic that sat beside the Fayetteville Methodist Church.

Forty-eight years later, my son still has a couple of thin scars from that event.

This was my first introduction to Dr. Ferrol Aubrey Sams, Jr. For the next 40 years I or my children were a patient of his. Read More»