Letters to the Editor

Commission acting like Democrats

It is so discouraging to know that our local Republican elected Board of Commissioners is behaving like the activist ultra-liberals in Washington, D.C., that we have come to despise.

Is there anyone besides the developers who own the land who honestly thinks the West Fayetteville Bypass is a good idea? Please, give us a break! Read More»

Public servants or Caesar Augustus?

It saddens me to see that none of our commissioners are supporting the public the way they used to do. The commissioners run the county, but are supposed to support the will of the majority of voters.

No clearer picture of the will of the voters was painted than the July 20 Republican Primary Election. It was a case where just about everybody who was anybody in Fayette County endorsed the incumbent Commissioners. Read More»

Commissioners bulldoze bypass

County Commission Chairman Jack Smith, Eric Maxwell and the other three sidekicks are hell-bent to get the West Fayetteville Bypass Phase 2 underway before Smith and Maxwell leave the board after being soundly defeated in the Republican Primary on July 20.

The arrogance of Jack Smith continues to shine brightly. You would think he would have gotten the message from his big defeat in the primary that we the citizens of Fayette County do not want the West Fayetteville Bypass. Read More»

We must guard the rights of all citizens

I was disheartened to read David Epps’s opinion piece in last weekend’s issue of The Citizen. It is bad enough that Fox News pundits and self-serving right wing politicians are drumming up Islamophobia in this country. It is more than sad when our religious leaders join in that noise. Read More»

Ramadan dinner & Grandma’s potluck

When I was a child, I spent a lot of time at my grandparents’ Methodist church in Winder, Ga. It was a tiny little church, full of wonderful people with warm hearts who took care of and loved each other. In my 40 years, the church has not changed a bit, and many of the same folks still attend every Sunday. Read More»

Bill sets up 3% national tax

Everyone in America is being set up for a 3 percent tax, and most don’t even know about it.

On Feb. 23, 2010 a bill was introduced in the House of Representatives that will tax every monetary transaction made by anyone in the U.S. This bill must be voted on by Dec. 23, 2010, yet very few people have ever heard of it. Read More»

On private property, land grabs, Founding Fathers: Check history

Two weeks ago I sent you a email letter in response to Terry Garlock’s article about gas golf carts, which you never published. I’m thinking perhaps you may be biased as to its content, but perhaps one more attempt may be worthwhile.

Re: Mr Terry Garlock’s article titled, “Hands off private property like gas golf carts.” Read More»

Thanks, Sallie, for speaking up

My dear Sallie, thank you for expressing what has been a necessary factor for Fayetteville, etc.

The transportation discussion has always been one-sided — never what the people want and need.

As an older citizen, it would allow me to explore the area and not have to worry about driving.

Let us join together and let us see progress!

Sylvia Stroger

Fayetteville, Ga.

Haddix: It’s time for some corrections

The time is right for updates, concerns and corrections.

It took over two years and a new council to effect changes to the Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) that were needed. That authority is now on the right track. Read More»

Fatal junction close to school = asinine

As a parent of a student at Bennett’s Mill Middle School, I am all too familiar with the treacherous intersection at Ga. Highway 54 and Huiet Road. It was already frighteningly risky to make a left hand turn onto Hwy. 54 BEFORE construction began on the West Fayetteville Bypass.

The condition of that intersection when school started prompted me to say prophetically to another mother at Bennett’s Mill just two weeks ago, “Someone was going to be killed there.” Read More»