Opinion

Challenging ‘the world seen through Steve Brown’s eyes’

With the acceptance of Judge Timothy Batten’s redistricting map, it is time to look at this year’s commission election. Since I live in Peachtree City and reside in the new District 3, as does Steve Brown, that is the focus of this letter.

In discussing Steve Brown with another person, they made an excellent statement. That being, “The world seen through the eyes of Steve Brown,” meaning he does not need engineering reports or any other data to decide the right answer.
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Obama skis through Congress

Obama skis through Congress

Editoral cartoon by Glenn McCoy. Copyright 2014 Tribune Content Agency. "Obama skis through Congress."

February, short but sweet

Sallie Satterthwaite's picture

Portions of this column appeared in 2002.

My old copy of Bartlett’s Familiar Quotations surprised me: No entry for February among its vast hoard of words, except for the nursery rhyme, “Thirty days hath September….”
The framers of our calendar were merciful in dealing to this wintry month only four rounded-off weeks of weeping skies. Would they have been so thoughtful with January. Read More»

Fairytale romance

Rick Ryckeley's picture

To live everyday full of romance, endless love, and laughter are ingredients of days only found in fairytales.
Experiencing the same unconditional love of a sleeping infant in a mother’s arms or the joy received from the whole-body hugs from a child just doesn’t exist for us adults.
But what if it did? What if everyday could be a fairytale romance like Valentine’s Day? Read More»

Snowpocalypse

David Epps's picture

As I write these words, the logs on the outside woodpile are covered with ice. As is my rear deck, my car, the trees in the yard, and the driveway which, effectively, isolates us and confines us to the house.

The American flag that I fly every day is as stiff as cardboard and even the squirrels have stayed in their nests.

Newscasters are calling the impending ice storm “catastrophic” and “historic.” The governor of Georgia and even the President of the United States have declared “states of emergency” not for what has happened but for what people say is about to happen. Read More»

Unemployment rate becomes ‘liberation from work’ rate

Unemployment rate becomes ‘liberation from work’ rate

Unemployment rate becomes ‘liberation from work’ rate

Editorial cartoon by Chip Bok. Copyright 2014 by Creators Syndicate.

17-year cooling trend ‘the elephant in the room’

17-year cooling trend ‘the elephant in the room’
Global warming scientist at podium: “Why’s everyone snickering?”
Editorial cartoon by Glenn McCoy. Copyright 2014 by Tribune Content Agency, LLC.

17-year cooling trend ‘the elephant in the room’

Global warming scientist at podium: “Why’s everyone snickering?”

Editorial cartoon by Glenn McCoy. Copyright 2014 by Tribune Content Agency, LLC.

Weathering the economic storm

Bonnie Willis's picture

We are now approaching five years since the recession has supposedly ended, but it just doesn’t feel like it.

Husbands and wives are fighting about finances more than ever. Children are losing their homes and seeing their families torn apart. Small businesses are cutting back work hours trying to keep afloat. And fewer large businesses are talking about significant growth. Read More»

A potpourri of thoughts, local and otherwise

Scott Bradshaw's picture

Sometimes newspaper contributors have several things to say that are worthy of mention but don’t require the space for a full column. February is one of those months and I share a few random and unrelated thoughts with readers. Read More»

Answering some Fayette Visioning FAQs

Robert Ross's picture

Bob Ross and Trey Ragsdale

As the visioning process continues to move forward, new phases bring new interest regarding where we are in the process, how citizens can engage, and what results have emerged so far. We’d like to take this opportunity to answer some of those questions here.

Where are we in the visioning process? Read More»

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