Opinion

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»

Jeff Chandler and other names

Sallie Satterthwaite's picture

Funny how you can start out with all good intentions of going one way and then you find yourself somewhere else altogether and don’t have any idea where you are or how you got there. Hmmm.

Cruising the Internet recently I found myself brought up short by a face and name from my adolescent past. Jeff Chandler. There he was, in all his studly glory, pondering the future, which for him was not going to be very long. Read More»

Peachtree City UPDATES - Week of November 7, 2011

Betsy Tyler's picture

Fayette recognized, countdown to election Tuesday, national Emergency Alert System test on Wednesday, and more . . .

Peachtree City & Fayette County – The Next Silicon Valley? Read More»

The Marines need your help

David Epps's picture

U. S. Marines are usually thought of as hard-charging, tough, relentless warriors who, when necessary, wage war and wreak havoc and destruction upon all who oppose freedom.

But try telling that to the children, who see another side of these tough leathernecks around Christmas time. During this time of the year, Marines lend a helping hand to Santa and bring joy and toys to millions of children.

Since 1947, Marines, active, reserve, and veterans have participated in The Marine Corps Toys for Tots program, an IRS-recognized 501(c)(3) not-for-profit charity. Read More»

Sleepless in Senoia

Rick Ryckeley's picture

The sheets slowly rise and fall next to me. The Wife is peacefully asleep. Our two cats are down for the night. They say if you can’t rest, you have something on your mind. I must, because I can’t.

Usually it’s worrying about money (or the lack thereof) that is the thief of my slumber, but not this time. It’s something much more important. Read More»

Who caused the mortgage meltdown?

Terry Garlock's picture

The best lies have a grain of truth, and if repeated enough, become accepted as common knowledge. As Grandma used to say, “A lie travels twice around the world before the truth can tie its shoes.” And as we all know a great lie can be simplified into a convenient sound bite while the truth is a little more complex and messy. Read More»

It’s time to chart a fundamental new course in PTC

Scott Bradshaw's picture

Three candidates are running in the upcoming election for two available posts on the Peachtree City Council. George Dienhart is unopposed for the post being vacated by Doug Sturbaum and his election is certain regardless of his political views or vision of the future of Peachtree City.

There are early indications that his views are more in line with Mayor Don Haddix than with other sitting members of the council. Read More»

Sales taxes: an unfinished story

Claude Paquin's picture

It was three years ago that the citizens of Fayette County raised their sales tax to 7 percent. It stayed at that level for one year, then came back down to today’s 6 percent.

In an effort to ensure our voters were exposed to what he thought might be an informed opinion on the subject before casting an important vote, The Citizen editor, aware of my tax expertise, suggested at the time that I contribute my thoughts on what our citizens were being asked to consider. Read More»

Perry’s flat tax vs. Cain’s 9-9-9

Dick Morris's picture

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»