Letters to the Editor

Thanks and an invitation from Fayette CARE Clinic

As we celebrate our 10-year anniversary this year, we must reflect on how far we have come from our humble beginnings.

In 2004, the Fayette CARE Clinic began in a renovated house with a $2,000 grant, and one donated exam table. The Fayette CARE Clinic was founded on a simple belief that every Fayette County citizen should have access to quality healthcare.

Today that dream has become a world-class medical office facility that in 2013 served 3,434 Fayette County citizens. Read More»

Fayette Samaritans needs your help after the holidays are over

For over 20 years, Fayette Samaritans has served families in our county that are in critical need of food, clothing and emergency financial assistance.

During 2013, donations remained consistent but families needing assistance nearly doubled. In October through December of 2013, Fayette Samaritans provided assistance to families on over 700 occasions.

With such a demand our resources were depleted. The cupboard was bare.

When our situation became known, the people of Fayette County responded with generous hearts and open hands. Read More»

Many military families had happy holidays because of you

As many of you may know, for the past 12 years I have, with your help, made it my mission to help the children of deployed and wounded service members through my charity, Embracing Military Families. And every year, I am overwhelmed by the generosity of our community.

In the fall, I wrote to you asking once again for your support. I offered this quote, often erroneously attributed to George Washington, but true nonetheless: Read More»

Unused W. Bypass funds should be used to build bicycle lanes

Now that the Road to Nowhere is mostly complete, I have a suggestion for using some of the money that will be saved by not building the full length of this boondoggle.

The recent opening of the road section between Eastin and the traffic circle at Lees Mill Road has resulted in minimal traffic on the road, although that may increase when the section on to Ga. Highway 92 is completed. Read More»

Chief: F’ville one of safest cities

According to a recent safety poll conducted by the national security firm SafeWise, the city of Fayetteville was named as one of the top 50 safest cities in the state of Georgia.

SafeWise compares data from the FBI Crime Reports and other in-house research of Georgia cities with a population of 5,000 or more to compile an annual list of the safest cities in Georgia. Read More»

Climate change: 97% of scientists agree

There has been a heated battle for years between the backers of scientific climate change and the deniers.

A much cited peer-reviewed scientific literature, examining 11,944 climate abstracts from 1991 to 2011 matching the topics “global climate change” or “global warming” determined that among abstracts they expressed a position on, 97.1 percent endorsed the consensus position that humans are causing global warming.

Wow, I would think only the theory of gravity may have a higher consensus. Read More»

Both sides are lying about global climate change

Our chief executive officer, Barack Obama, has again shown that any leadership he might exercise is based on fear. It’s an ancient ploy: make people afraid of something, and then tell them that you (and only you) can save them.

Like others before him (Al Gore comes to mind), Obama appealed to fear by saying in a Feb. 14, 2014 news conference: “A changing climate means that weather-related disasters like droughts, wildfires, storms, floods are potentially going to be costlier and they’re going to be harsher.”

That is, in my opinion, duplicitous to the point of being a lie. Read More»

King and the Hwy. 54 traffic light

This is in response to Councilman Mike King’s letter to the editor in the Feb. 19 issue of The Citizen.

After reading Councilman Mike King’s letter I can only say this is his attempt to schmooz the way, however lamely, for yet another traffic light along the 54 West corridor.

Am I missing something here? What sane-thinking person, anyone who has experienced the grid lock and colossal inefficiency of this traffic nightmare, could possibly even imagine yet another traffic light let alone suggest “reasons” for one. Read More»

King: Reasons to OK new light

Having served as a councilman for the past 90 days, by any standard, makes me no expert in all things Peachtree City.

The experience and wealth of knowledge possessed by Mayor Fleisch and council members Learnard and Imker along with their willingness to work in harmony for our city is a rare commodity as compared to other locales.

Couple this with being able to work alongside my long-time friend Terry Ernst makes this experience that much more enjoyable.
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Rep. Westmoreland MIA on farm bill vote

“Catfish are jumping and the cotton is high” are lyrics from the song “Summertime.” I think this is the way all of the benefactors feel after pushing the farm “pork” bill through.

This is the condition of the benefactors of the latest government giveaway — pure lard in the form of the just passed farm bill with our tax dollars given to cronies, special interests, big agriculture, and campaign contributors.
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