Opinion

District voting rests on a lie

Stop the insanity, Ms. Learnard? Accept district voting? Destined to lose? History proves this district voting is how it must be because scores of counties in Georgia have had to accept it?

What I read is that Fayette County should not stand against tyranny that travels under the banner of fairness. It will cost too much? If not Fayette, what Georgia county can afford this stand against untruth? Read More»

Mayor: Consolidation makes sense

Emotions are high in the anti-consolidation faction; there may be more heat than light so allow me to shed some light on the subject from the mayor’s viewpoint.

1. The city of Fayetteville and Fayette County both have outstanding fire departments, as someone pointed out at the joint public meeting held in the county meeting chambers on 4/10/14.

2. In order to be good stewards of our citizens’ tax dollars in this prolonged recession, both the city and the county have very tight budgets, but neither are in any danger of financial collapse. Read More»

The evidence of Christ’s resurrection is compelling

Almost two thousand years ago the single most important and profound event in the history of mankind is alleged to have occurred.

But is the resurrection of Jesus from the dead truly a fact of history or is it a myth that is still around simply because people want to believe it?

Consider that the rise of the Christian faith began in Jerusalem right after the crucifixion with a belief in the resurrection. Read More»

Thanks to Fayette County

This open letter was started as a thank you note and has grown to become a love letter.

I moved my family to Fayette County in 1987. Like most of you, my wife Bonnie and I came for the great schools and the very low crime. We still had young children at home and our last home didn’t feel as safe as it had just a few years earlier. Read More»

DAR honors Carla McMillian

Each year the Peachtree City chapter, Fayette-Starr’s Mill, of the Daughters of the American Revolution select a notable woman of history in Fayette County. March is officially “Women’s History Month” so the chapter uses this occasion to acknowledge the outstanding contributions of the woman of the chapter’s choice. Read More»

Washing dishes: A memory of 1994

Sallie Satterthwaite's picture

They pushed back from the table.
“Would you like us to do the dishes?” one asked, her tone clearly reflecting her enthusiasm.
“Well, you know we usually do them by hand, and I doubt if that’s what you had in mind,” I replied.
“Whatever,” the other shrugged, eyes distant, in that universal teen code that compresses into one gesture the idea that there’s not much she can do about it anyhow, so she might as well bear with this adult and get “whatever” over with. Read More»

The Legion pool

David Epps's picture

When I was a kid, I spent a good part of my summers at the Legion Pool in Kingsport, Tenn. Two or three miles from where I lived, I could get on the city bus that stopped just a few yards from my house and be dropped off at the pool. The pool was large and could accommodate a great many people, although the primary customers were children and youth. Read More»

What do you want?

Rick Ryckeley's picture

Most of the ideas for this column don’t actually come from me. They come from The Wife. Now to many, it won’t come as a surprise that she’s the intelligent one in the family. And why marry a really smart person and not pay attention to what she has to say?
Anytime The Wife and I are together, not an hour goes by without her saying something that’s thought-provoking or funny. She is, by far, the smartest, kindest and funniest person I’ve ever met. Read More»

What will your kids remember about Memorial Day?

Terry Garlock's picture
While Memorial Day is still weeks away, I hope to plant a seed in your mind now before you commit to the beach, pool or BBQ. You can indulge in the first leisure of summer, but with a little planning you can also meet your solemn obligation while teaching your teenagers and younger children a vital lesson of respect.
 
Memorial Day is not about veterans; it is about the ones who did not come home alive from war, never knew the joy of watching their children grow up.

Flight 370 and a sea of questions

Mark Westmoreland's picture

As I write this, the mystery persists with dwindling hopes for closure. An airliner and 239 people have disappeared, vanished from the sky and likely swallowed by the sea.

It is an agonizing ordeal for families of the disappeared and deeply troubling for our thoroughly connected world (Seventeen nationalities are among the missing). “How?” we ask. “Why?” And is it even possible to answer those questions until we know “where”? Read More»

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