Letters to the Editor

An ode to Velveeta

I have — at long last — found a reason for the existence of Sprawl Mart, also known as “China Incorporated.”

If you’re not a Southerner, either by birth or adoption, the following may mean little to you; however, Sprawl Mart seems to be the only place in Peachtree City where one can purchase Velveeta Shredded cheese. Read More»

Picture a big wooden sign off Hwy. 54: ‘Pineywood’

Many are talking about the new Fayette Pinewood Studios. The thinking is that this will open up doors to a lot of new indirectly related businesses in the area and that it will basically change the face of Fayette.

This new industry will not only bring movie production, but spills over with the need for a ton of other business endeavors from hair styling and construction needs to business expertise and entertainment sources, and on and on.

Let’s face it, a whole empire of newness surrounds the movie industry. The face of Fayette most likely will change. Read More»

Lake Peachtree repair is being mishandled

I am very concerned about the the mismanagement of the Lake Peachtree problems. I have 50 years experience in the public works sector and I cannot remember when the public has been so misinformed about a problem that has such a simple solution that it should have been addressed two months ago and the lake refilled back in June.

No one has informed the public that this was a simple maintenance problem that could have been fixed by the county forces within a week of it being found. Read More»

Ms. Willis and Hobby Lobby

This has reference to the article by Bonnie Willis about “Hobby Lobby: Where the real war is,” which appeared in The Citizen Wednesday, July 9, 2014.

The explanation Ms. Willis provided concerning “the federal government case against Hobby Lobby” is the best I have seen any place. For me her explanation was even clearer than I had previously understood. Read More»

Contraception Cause bends the truth, Constitution

The furtherance of contraception has always been accompanied by lies, manipulation, and misinformation, and the recent case with Hobby Lobby and the contraception mandate is no exception.

The first church to officially sanction contraception was the Anglican Church back in 1930 at the Lambeth Conference. They did so on the pretense that it would only be used by married couples “where there is a morally sound reason for avoiding complete abstinence.” Read More»

The benefits of carting PT

When I worked in Peachtree City back in the ’90s, I drove my golf cart to work for about a year. I remember that I felt that I was much more in tune with my surroundings on a golf cart versus driving my car. You’re in the elements on a cart, and I had some neat experiences driving to and from work. Read More»

Starting the 4th at Mimi’s

Trying to avoid the crowds and traffic on the morning of July 4th, I stayed on the back roads through Peachtree City and away from the parade festivities. I stopped for breakfast at Mimi’s on Kelly Drive.

The place was packed as usual, but you never have to wait long. As I walked in, a couple leaving held the door for me, smiled and said, “Good morning.” I smiled, thanked them and said it back. Mimi’s always puts you in a “good morning” mood. Read More»

Lake Peachtree will rise again

There has been a lot written about Lake Peachtree and it has begun to resemble a made for television drama with lots of speculation floating in the air.

I think it is obvious by now that some patience will be required on everyone’s part as all of the parties — county, city and state — work their way through the process.

From the local government perspective, we are all rolling with the punches at this point. Initially, the county government, through the county’s water system, was all geared-up to dredge Lake Peachtree with water in the lake, referred to as wet dredging. Read More»

Disabled veterans’ pay stays on the cutting floor

Some that maintain a sense of humor wear caps embossed with the words, “Dysfunctional Veteran – Leave Me Alone,” but the government won’t leave them alone; because it’s about money.

Others are fitted for prosthesis, feel their bodies deteriorate from Agent Orange, or live in a mindless prison due to what they have seen and cannot process. The government does not want to leave them alone either — because it’s about money. Read More»

‘Little, out of the way church in F’ville’ celebrates nature, diversity

There is a little, out of the way church in Fayetteville that does it with a twist. With a small but very diverse congregation, the Episcopal Church of the Nativity opens its doors and its arms to all who come. And all of those who do come find peace, joy and community.

Reverend Rita Henault stands in front of the altar as she says, “I really like the way nature calls through the windows behind the altar. That seems so much more peaceful even than stained glass windows.” Read More»