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Men of war

Ronda Rich's picture

We had a funeral at church the other day, which was not unusual. Rodney laid his work aside and came to direct the choir. That, too, was not unusual. I sang in the choir. Now that was very unusual.

Because it was a Saturday and many faithful choir members, including my sister, had obligated to something else a few weeks before, Rodney was a bit worried about having enough people to sing “I’ll Meet You In The Morning.” Though everyone knows that I can’t sing, I can dress up and put on a black suit and move my lips so I quit smack dab in the midst of cleaning my closet and off I went. Read More»

Let there be light at Line Creek Drive

The Peachtree City Council will soon vote on a resolution to ask the Georgia Department of Transportation to install a traffic signal at the intersection of Line Creek Drive and Ga. Highway 54.

Before the vote is taken, the council likely will be bombarded with anecdotes, some of which may be untrue. (Not calling anyone a liar; it’s just that memory and perception are tricky things.) Read More»

Balance page with left-wing cartoons

I am a regular reader of your newspaper and a resident of Peachtree City. I am also a member of a rare breed in this county — a Democrat.

Why does The Citizen publish two conservative political cartoons weekly instead of a more balanced approach with one conservative and one liberal cartoon?

I understand your audience in Fayette County is overwhelmingly conservative, but I would certainly enjoy the conversation that might ensue if your paper allowed an alternate viewpoint. Read More»

How GOP can win national elections

With the start of the 2014 election run-up, I think it is important for those of us who share a belief in small, constitutionally limited government to agree on a strategy to bring as many people into the tent as possible.

This is a reiteration of an earlier letter. For our country to continue to function in a democratic form in the future this is essential. A few more Democrat administrations like Obama’s and we will effectively be a dictatorship.

To win on the national level, we have to restrict which issues we will campaign upon in the national elections. Read More»

Global warming zealots’ first problem: I like it warm

I would like to disagree with Mr. Paul Lentz on several things on global warming. The reason they changed it to climate change is when the left starts getting pushed back from whatever they are pushing, then they change the name to camouflage their agenda.

I noticed Mr. Lentz used the words “arctic vortex” which is an old term in weather circles, and it was used to scare the people . It probably started from the Weather Channel; they like to scare people. I would like to say up front I like warm weather. Read More»

Ga. hospitals say thanks to Gov. Deal

On behalf of all 170 hospitals across Georgia, I want to express appreciation to Governor Deal for his steadfast resolve and determination to ensure the safety and welfare of hospital patients and caregivers during last week’s icy road traffic jam.

His office proactively reached out to me early in the afternoon of the first day to ask if any of Georgia’s hospitals needed help with road access to the emergency room.

Thankfully, our Emergency Preparedness Center reported that all was reasonably accessible. Read More»

Failing to plan makes Atlanta look bad

John Munford's picture

Let’s dub our Tuesday weather excursion “Freakslick.” Just like the party of the same name, it led to gridlock on Atlanta highways and roads. Heck, our roads here too in Fayette County to a fair extent.

Unleashing that volume of traffic on Atlanta without snow and ice would’ve been bad enough on the finest of summer days. But pile on a heaping helping of nonexistent planning on top of snow and ice ... and you have a national embarrassment for the Atlanta area, and sadly yes that includes you and me. Read More»

Slumber party

Rick Ryckeley's picture

During those seven years spent growing up at 110 Flamingo Street, it’s true that I learned a bunch about life, people, and worldly things. Even so, fully understanding some concepts did escape my grasp. The idea of the slumber party was as baffling then as it is now. Read More»

Snowpocalypse

David Epps's picture

As far as snows go, the recent snow wasn’t much. Where I live, in Coweta County, Ga., the accumulation amounted to 2.5 inches. In northeastern Tennessee, where I grew up, the snow was 5 inches.

Compared to what the folks in the North experience on a regular basis, our local blizzard was a mere dusting. In Colorado, where I used to live, I actually got caught driving a Ford Escort in a blizzard over the Rocky Mountains between Denver and Grand Junction. That snowfall was measured in feet. Read More»

Atlanta image taking a beating in the 2014 Icecapades

John Munford's picture

How bad is it? It's so bad that even folks up north are watching the news, shaking their heads, and saying "Bless Their Heart."

Here in the Atlanta area, there's a different kind of blessing going on, as reporters are channeling the rage of those who were stuck spending the night in schools, on school buses stranded in the road, and commuters who faced times upwards of 7 to 10 and even 12 (twelve!) hours home if not more. The reporters are unleashing on Gov. Nathan Deal, who made the unfortunate remark that this snowstorm was "unexpected." Read More»

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