Letters to the Editor

Questions about uses of ‘The Center’

Several years ago a church was brought in packaged in several trailers, not your average church by any means.

We have had our beautiful old Ebenezer Methodist Church here for years and it’s like part of the family.

The other church closed recently and has been vacant for several months and no one could figure out what happened.

Then the other week a sign went up, something like “The Center.”

I stopped by on Thursday since several vehicles were in the parking lot, knocked on the door and a lady came to the door. Read More»

We’ve sent all our good jobs overseas

Tea Party Republicans see the crisis as the government employs too many people. American corporations are making higher profits by not employing Americans but cheaper overseas labor, now their consumers. Read More»

In PTC, too many cop cars & officers

Peachtree City Police maintain 94 vehicles to issue an estimated 7,130 citations and warnings to residents this year.

As of last week, the Peachtree City Police Department had 94 vehicles on its books. Vehicle types include 68 Ford Crown Victoria sedans, 13 sport utility vehicles consisting of eight Ford Explorers, two Ford Expeditions and three Chevy Tahoes, as well as one Ford F-250 pickup truck, a Ford Mustang and a Harley Davidson motorcycle. Ten miscellaneous other vehicles round out the list.

And the Police Department wants more! Read More»

Local shrubs, curb cuts and stupid waste

In a town not far away or long ago, a woman stood on her porch and watched as a state department of transportation truck pulled onto the highway median. Two men with shovels got out and began to work. One man dug a hole; the second man filled it in. They moved about 15 feet. The first man dug a hole; the second filled it in. The woman walked to the edge of the road and called, “What on earth are you fellows doing?”

The first man replied, “The guy who plants the shrubs is out sick, today.” Read More»

Haddix plays political game to city’s detriment

I read with interest Mayor [Don] Haddix’s letter, “Which is the real Eric Imker?” (The Citizen, July 20,2011). Having attended each of the budget meetings last year, some lasting past midnight, the mayor’s letter was a mystery to me.

I had spent many hours reviewing Councilman Imker’s proposed cuts that would have prevented a tax hike for Peachtree City. After carefully reviewing his proposed budget cuts I can categorically state that my opinion is that there was nothing illegal, unfeasible, or not doable as Mayor Haddix states. Read More»

Imker: PTC’s budget plan remains on track

Thank you for your questions, comments and many ideas you have sent and discussed with me over the past year and a half, especially regarding the budget.

And, thank you for allowing me to serve as a council member for the last 19 months. Only 19 months and what a ride it’s been! Read More»

Big boxes are not the answer for PTC

Sales taxes aren’t going to rescue the Peachtree City budget, and selling on the cheap city property near Line Creek so another big box store can be built is a short-sighted plan.

This new shopping center will not generate more sales tax, but only shift sales and sales taxes from the Target and Kedron Kroger, Peachtree Crossing, Westpark, Braelinn, Publix and Peachtree East and other existing shops. (There may be a brief surge as people explore the “new,” but after that, sales will fall to today’s levels.) Read More»

Mayor Haddix: ‘Which is the real Eric Imker?’

“’You ran on the premise of no tax increases,’ Posey said of Imker, ‘... And I think this is the time to rein in the belt, not spend, spend, spend.’”

“Imker later noted that he devised more than $2 million in budget cuts last year that were defeated on separate council votes. And because the city faced a severe projected budget shortfall, the other choice was to raise taxes, Imker said.” Read More»

Thanks for returning driver’s license in S.C.

I recently spent some time in Cherry Grove, S.C. While I was there, I lost my driver’s license at a public fishing pier.

I was beside myself trying to find it, but I just couldn’t remember where I could’ve lost it.

I received an envelope in the mail on Monday, July 11; in it was my driver’s license with a short note that said, “I found this in the public fishing lot in MB, hope you had fun, Tacie from Peachtree City, Ga.”

I would really like to say thank you to this person and may God bless you. There are so few people willing to do the right thing nowadays. Read More»

Obama waging class warfare on unemployed

The Senoia Tea Party Patriots are calling on President Obama to stop waging class warfare on the backs of the unemployed as a smokescreen to keep overspending.

During the debt ceiling debate, the President has cast his opponents as wanting to put “a gun against the heads of the American people to extract tax breaks for corporate jet owners” and the President said he would not “balance the budget on the backs of middle-class families and working-class families.” Read More»

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