Letters to the Editor

Humana now is ‘in-network’ in Fayette

Fayette County community, we at Piedmont Healthcare are happy to announce some good news for Fayette County seniors, and others in the surrounding area, who wish to use Piedmont Fayette Hospital on an “in network” basis.

Piedmont Healthcare has signed an agreement with Humana to participate in its Medicare Advantage plans. This means seniors who enroll in Humana’s Medicare Advantage plans (HMO, PPO, POS and PFFS) will be considered “in network” for 2012 when they use Piedmont Fayette Hospital, as well as Piedmont’s other three hospitals in Newnan, Atlanta and Jasper. Read More»

It’s time for us to help military families again

The Christmas season is once again approaching, and I for one am so glad to have something joyous to look forward to. This hasn’t been the happiest year for a lot of us, and a season of hope for a brighter tomorrow is just what the doctor ordered.

As many of you know, when the war began, I started a charity called Embracing Military Families. It’s been a long war on several fronts, and while we’re drawing down in one arena, we still have troops defending our freedom and in the line of fire. And most of these brave men and women left families behind. Read More»

F’ville mayor, council actually represent developers, Atlanta cronies

Wouldn’t it be refreshing to have a Fayetteville mayor and City Council that actually represented the citizens of Fayetteville rather than their developer pals and their cronies in Atlanta — the city of failure and $100,000 a year bus drivers?

Let’s look at a few decisions from our mayor and council. Be sure to check off the ones that improved your life and made Fayetteville a better place to live. Read More»

Being led to T-SPLOST slaughter by Judas goat

Peachtree City and other Fayette County voters are being led as if by a Judas goat to the slaughter that is the TSPLOST: the Transportation Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax.

In the first place, the name itself is a lie. It’s not a local option: it’s something cooked up by politicians and consultants in Atlanta who think they know better than we how to spend our money. Only a politician could define “local” as encompassing the entire Atlanta metro area, and include Fayette County in that traffic-mass-transit-cesspool. Read More»

Brown’s ‘camp’ will destroy residents’ peace

I am writing about the rezoning Thursday, Nov. 3, of property on Ebenezer Church Road from agriculture to commercial.

To say I am mad would be putting it lightly. Back in 1964 we sold a house in the city of Atlanta and purchased a house on Ebenezer Church Road to give our children a wholesome, quiet life without the traffic and noise of Atlanta. Every house on Ebenezer Church Road are families that have lived here for years, some passing the property down from parents to children. Read More»

Perry’s flat tax vs. Cain’s 9-9-9

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I used to like the flat tax. In fact, I used to propose exactly what Rick Perry is now pushing: an optional flat tax allowing taxpayers to either make their way through the labyrinth of IRS fine print in search of deductions or simply pay a flat percent of their income in taxes and be done with it. Read More»

Piedmont Fayette not seniors’ friend

As seniors in Fayette County begin the arduous and gut-wrenching (yes, it is for us 65 and over) task of Medicare’s 2012 “open enrollment,” we find ourselves confused and not sure who we can trust in our healthcare community.

Pay attention closely, seniors. Check with all your insurance reps, i.e., Humana, Medicare, Kaiser, United, etc., to know what you’re going to pay for being an “out-of-network” hospitalized senior at Piedmont Fayette Hospital. Read More»

No provisions for the handicapped at FCHS

I visited your [Fayette County High School] stadium on 10-28-2011 for the Sandy Creek vs. Fayette County High football game.

I was appalled when I got there and saw there was no handicapped seating.

I go all over to high school football games in Georgia. I am a 62-year-old amputee in a wheelchair. Every high school stadium I have visited has a section for wheelchairs.

I paid $7 and had to park my wheelchair next to the bleachers on the 10-yard line and could hardly see the game from ground level. Read More»

Imker: ‘Realist’ for doing smart things

The end of the campaign season is near. I’m happy to have had the opportunity to share with the people of Peachtree City the accomplishments and decisions I’ve made while a council member.

In every case my choice has been and will continue to be based on what is in the best interest of the citizens.

I have accepted no campaign contributions. Nor did I two years ago. I wanted to emphasize that I work for the citizens and no one else. Read More»

Allen: Will work for low taxes, consensus

I believe in the following principles of low taxes, keeping our communities safe from crime and limited government.

While on the Peachtree City Council I will:

• Work to gather consensus on our common goals with other Peachtree City Council members.

• Seek input from you, Peachtree City’s citizens, on issues that are important to all of us so that we can work towards our common goals. Read More»