Letters to the Editor

Lessons I learned in school

So much talk about Common Core and the academic progress of students. It sounds like we are now thrust into teaching kids toward “the test,” whatever the test of the day is.

Thinking back to the highlights of my education, I wrote down the first thing that popped into my head for each grade. Oddly enough, the academic points didn’t score high for even one year. Read More»

PTC budget and personal agendas

What is going on with the [Peachtree City] budget process requires some comments. There needs to be a review of what has happened to put us in the position we are in now.

It is essential everyone recognizes what the City Council has been doing, this year, is not only a continuation, but making it worse. And finally, taking a serious look at where we are heading under their thinking. Read More»

Fluoride and my thyroid: Clean our poisoned water

I attended the Fayette County Board of Commissioner’s meeting on Aug. 14. At the meeting there were two interns speaking about the fluoridation of Fayette County water. This letter, in part, is to thank each intern for speaking. I also want to thank the commissioners and the chairman for allowing the interns to speak.

This is also to alert and inform those who are on city water in Fayette County that their drinking water is being poisoned by the applications of chemical fluoride. Read More»

Why am I being drugged without my consent?

To anyone consuming water in Fayette County, anywhere USA, I question everything these days. I refuse to be a victim, I refuse to be tricked any longer when my health, my liberty, my happiness is at risk. I refuse to allow my freedom to be hijacked.

I question who has the authority to place a toxic chemical, a medication of sorts, a poison, in drinking water for human consumption. This is a fraud against consumers. Who has the authority to do this? Read More»

About the Lake Peachtree dam issue and stormwater ‘fees’

I’d like to add my thanks to Mr. Charles Phillis for his very informative letters and constructive criticism of the way the Lake Peachtree dam issue is being handled. It seems that the city-county is at least appealing the EPD’s classification, no doubt due in some part to Mr. Phillis’s first letter. Read More»

It’s long past time to repair the spillway and fill the lake

My great-great-great-grandfather and his two brothers joined a group of right wing radicals that became a group of clandestine rebels who believed it was wrong for the governing authority (Britain) to levy a tax on every implement they bought, any food or drink they bought, any spices, cloth, or land they bought, and for the privilege of having a business. Read More»

Encourage creativity, develop interpersonal skills in young people

The county’s team of high school interns gave their presentations at our Aug. 14 Board of Commissioners meeting. There was a large audience in attendance and everyone was very impressed by the quality of the presentations.

John Hlas, Haider Khan, Vanessa Johnson, Kyra Parks, Tessa Strickland and Khalil Coleman worked throughout the month of July researching their issues and preparing presentations. They interviewed experts in various fields, worked in conjunction with our professional staff members and reviewed numerous studies. Read More»

Liberty charter vote a wise financial decision

Recently our neighbor Dr. Dana Spears, Ph.D. expressed her concern that our Fayette County Board of Education decided not to make Liberty Tech Charter School part of our excellent Fayette County public school system, but rather supported Liberty’s goals and expressed hope that the state of Georgia would approve Liberty as a state charter school. The difference is money. Read More»

‘Mean’ headline for Little League story

My son is a player on the PTCLL team which won the Georgia State Championship. I’m writing to let you know how disappointed I am at the headline that was chosen when they were disqualified from the Southeastern Regional Tournament. Read More»

New EPA regs could affect rates

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is planning to release regulations to limit carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions at existing power plants. The result could be more expensive electricity for Coweta-Fayette EMC’s service area residents. This means less money in your pocket.

On July 29, the EPA held their first “listening session” in Atlanta. At the meeting, many electric cooperative and utility leaders from Georgia and other surrounding states voiced their deep concerns about the economic and other unintended consequences that the carbon dioxide emission regulations could bring about. Read More»