Letters to the Editor

Healthcare bill will lower costs

Georgians don’t just need access to affordable healthcare; Georgians need greater access to meaningful healthcare. The free-market principles of competition can help drive down costs, provide for greater accessibility, and provide Georgians with more healthcare options. Read More»

AP classes: Consider the risks and rewards

Do high school seniors understand fully the risk-reward system associated with signing up for advanced placement classes? A search online will show that nearly 50 percent of students do not earn the 3, 4, or 5 on the exam to be able to earn college credit.

Also, if you plan on going to a division one school, 4’s and 5’s will probably be the only acceptable scores they will give you credit for. Read More»

Thanks for WWII Heritage days

On behalf of the history teachers of the Coweta-Fayette County area, we are most thankful to the men and women of the Dixie Wing Commemorative Air Force for hosting WW II Heritage Days at Falcon Field.

The planes, vehicles, WW II re-enactors, displays, and the entire atmosphere was a fantastic hands-on history experience that goes far beyond what a student would ever encounter in a classroom.

Above and beyond that were the WW II veterans that were able to share first-hand experiences with the public. I particularly enjoyed speaking with Mr. Ron Mooney, a Pearl Harbor survivor. Read More»

Faulty data mask BoE’s problems

At the April 19 Fayette County Board of Education meeting, the board restored effective May 1 the remaining 3 percent of the 4.5 percent pay cut all school board employees took back in 2009. The board previously restored 1.5 percent of the pay cut in February of this year.

The March 2011 fund balance of $19.9 million was at an all-time record high and the balance may reach $21 million by the end of the fiscal year, June 30, 2011. The March balance was almost triple the average fund balance over the past several years. Read More»

3 county emperors dressed in deception

We have three emperors in Fayette County who wear no clothes. They are dressed only in an aura of dishonesty and deception they have woven around themselves

I sat with a large crowd of people at the April 14 County Board of Commissioners meeting. One person after the next went to the podium to complain about the lack of transparency from the three emperors. In fact, “lack” is probably an understatement and “nonexistent” might be more appropriate. Read More»

What motives drive commissioners, Steele to ignore public’s will?

I hope everyone got a chance to read the recent AJC article on gang activity in the MARTA system. A group of young gang thugs assaulted two male Delta employees on a MARTA train.

The fact that violence has been associated with MARTA is nothing new. Several people were shot dead at MARTA stations recently and a woman was kidnapped. Read More»

You want cuts? Here’s a start

Face it. Someone is going to have to eat cat food!

For 30 years the U.S. federal government has spent on ever higher levels of both guns and butter financed by an ever larger deficit. It started during the Reagan years with the military buildup to win the Cold War at the same time that entitlement costs were exploding. Read More»

A McIntosh junior decides to ditch GaGa

This morning, I decided to surf iTunes in search of some new, upbeat music to add to my beaten and shorted iPod Nano, so I quickly browsed the top download section in case there was something new or interesting, and quickly I noticed that Lady GaGa was, once again, the top single on iTunes. I became wary the instant I saw the title name: “Judas.” Read More»

10 unanswered questions for our Fayette County commissioners

The public comment portion of [Fayette County] Commission meetings allows for citizens to voice their opinion or questions. It is a one-sided affair. It would appear that the board members listen but there is no way to know for sure. The board does not get into discussion with the citizens. Many of these opinions lead to questions that never get answered. Listed below are some of those questions. Read More»

Hearn will find he is accountable to voters

Commissioner Lee Hearn was lambasted by the citizens at the last Board of Commissioners meeting for appointing a relative to the Board of Elections. People are saying, call it a real probability or a conspiracy theory, that Commissioner Hearn is working on fixing his re-election campaign for next year. Read More»

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