Letters to the Editor

What motives drive commissioners, Steele to ignore public’s will?

I hope everyone got a chance to read the recent AJC article on gang activity in the MARTA system. A group of young gang thugs assaulted two male Delta employees on a MARTA train.

The fact that violence has been associated with MARTA is nothing new. Several people were shot dead at MARTA stations recently and a woman was kidnapped. Read More»

You want cuts? Here’s a start

Face it. Someone is going to have to eat cat food!

For 30 years the U.S. federal government has spent on ever higher levels of both guns and butter financed by an ever larger deficit. It started during the Reagan years with the military buildup to win the Cold War at the same time that entitlement costs were exploding. Read More»

A McIntosh junior decides to ditch GaGa

This morning, I decided to surf iTunes in search of some new, upbeat music to add to my beaten and shorted iPod Nano, so I quickly browsed the top download section in case there was something new or interesting, and quickly I noticed that Lady GaGa was, once again, the top single on iTunes. I became wary the instant I saw the title name: “Judas.” Read More»

10 unanswered questions for our Fayette County commissioners

The public comment portion of [Fayette County] Commission meetings allows for citizens to voice their opinion or questions. It is a one-sided affair. It would appear that the board members listen but there is no way to know for sure. The board does not get into discussion with the citizens. Many of these opinions lead to questions that never get answered. Listed below are some of those questions. Read More»

Hearn will find he is accountable to voters

Commissioner Lee Hearn was lambasted by the citizens at the last Board of Commissioners meeting for appointing a relative to the Board of Elections. People are saying, call it a real probability or a conspiracy theory, that Commissioner Hearn is working on fixing his re-election campaign for next year. Read More»

Ceremony will observe Confederate Memorial Day in F’ville April 26

Confederate Memorial Day, an official state holiday in Georgia, will be observed in Fayetteville on Tuesday, April 26 at 7 p.m.

The ceremonies will be conducted at the gazebo, near Courthouse Square, by members of McLaws Camp of Sons of Confederate Veterans, including a color guard, bagpiper, and a very colorful display of all Confederate state flags.

The occasion has a special significance this year as it begins the Sesquicentennial of the War Between the States which occurred from April 1861 to April 1865. Read More»

Gas prices and lines of cars at elementary schools don’t mix well

I am a senior citizen and I haven’t been to a school since my children graduated. I now have grandchildren and one of my children moved back home with a 10-year-old child.

On Monday he got sick at school and couldn’t ride the bus home, so Grandma went to pick him up at school just when school at Cleveland Elementary was letting children out for the day.

Let me express shock and dismay: Well over a hundred cars lined up to pick up children. Teachers out front of the school calling out numbers for non-bus riders to be picked up in front of the school; each car has a number in the window. Read More»

Are we headed toward civil war?

One hundred and fifty years ago on Tuesday half of America went to war with the other half.

The men on both sides were incredibly similar. Both armies were largely made up of conservative, white, Protestant, males. Both sides believed in capitalism, gun ownership and the military, individual responsibility for one’s station in life, manifest destiny, being engaged in politics, extremely limited government power and spending, and government power being concentrated at the local and state level. They only really disagreed about one issue, slavery. Read More»

Dog-bite boy: Animal Control blows it again

Recently you may have read an article my mother wrote about her disgust how Fayette County Animal Control wouldn’t retrieve a dog that bit her grandson and she just wondered where our taxpayers’ dollars are going if that’s no longer in their job description.

My mother didn’t mean ill feelings towards the owners of the dog. It was just that the dog is tied and exposed to wildlife that carry diseases and he wasn’t current on shots, as confessed by the owner. All she wanted was it to be picked up and tested. Read More»

An open letter to prospective businesses looking at Peachtree City

I write this in hopes that potential entrepreneurs or businesses will overlook the seemingly endless inconsequential soap opera that our current city administration keeps airing out in public. The truth is that our city is, in fact, open for business and despite the anti-business rhetoric espoused by many on The Citizen’s blog, including our mayor, Peachtree City would welcome the opportunity to discuss our merits. Read More»

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