Letters to the Editor

Garlock’s advice to black sons colored by his prejudice

Several months ago, while reading a book by the late Christian theologian, Krister Stendahl, I came across an influential quote that said, “Our vision is more obstructed by what we think we know than by our lack of knowledge.” Read More»

What’s behind the new $3 ‘leak’ fee?

I have received the Fayette County Water System notice about the Excessive Leak Protection Program and am writing to insist on a public unveiling of supporting data for this new fee.

It seems to me that $3 per month per household is an excessive amount to cover their losses for leaks in residential plumbing. Read More»

$3 water fee ‘scheme’: No customer input

According to a recent notice from the Fayette County Water System to its customers: “Effective July 1, 2014, the Fayette County Water System implemented an excessive Leak Protection Program. We have implemented this program to financially assist our customers in dealing with large, unintentional water leaks.”

Is this program yet another scheme of Steve Brown and Steve Rapson to extract money from paying water customers without these customers’ input? Read More»

Militarized local police? Hard to find information

Militarization of local police departments has become a hot topic due to recent events in Ferguson, Mo., that has lead to a military response to demonstrators in Ferguson by local police forces.

The controversy stems from a federal policy called the 1033 Military Surplus Property Program. The 1033 program allows the Pentagon to send excess military equipment to states upon the requests of their county police departments.

According to the Georgia Department of Public Safety (GDPS) Georgia has received $200 million worth of military equipment since the birth of the 1033 program. Read More»

New PTC budget improved, but what about pensions?

I was pleasantly surprised in the most recent Peachtree City Council meeting. Staff had recommended increasing the millage rate and the PTC budget for Fiscal Year 2015. The actual action was a vote to keep the millage as is, and manage costs better.

This was, I believe, a dramatic improvement over the city staff proposal. Having sat through the entire meeting (yes, until 11:15 p.m.), I was also struck by the dramatic improvement in the PTC Council’s interaction. Read More»

Some PTC ‘angels’ help out grandmother, baby

I would like to bring attention to some very special people who came to the aid of a grandma in distress. Sunday, Aug. 17, I got stranded by a golf cart that refused to shift into gear near the SpeedZone in Braelinn Village. The worst part of this is that I had my 11-month-old granddaughter on the golf cart with me.

Rich Van’t Hof, owner of the SpeedZone, saw my dilemma and without hesitation offered to help me. His top priority (as well as mine) was my granddaughter. Read More»

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»

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