Opinion

We must change, protect newborns

Several years ago I wrote a letter to the editor comparing abortion today and pagan child sacrifice of ancient times. The pagan rituals involved killing the innocent little ones in hopes the gods would favor you with a good harvest.

Just as then, today we abort our babies, with our nation’s blessing, for our own “good harvest” (our selfish comforts and desires); and just like then we choose the innocent, the most vulnerable and those with no voice to satisfy our desires. Read More»

The right to grow our own food

The United States Constitution as well as the Georgia Constitution lists the rights of citizens. Among the rights listed are the right of personal security, personal liberty, and the right of private property.

The definition of “personal security” is “The legal and uninterrupted enjoyment by a man of his life, his body, his health and his reputation.”

Furthermore, the definition of “private property” is “The tangible and intangible things owned by individuals.” Read More»

Life by the letters

Sallie Satterthwaite's picture

By a quirk of fate, I’ve come upon a cache of letters that tell the story of moving our family from Haddon Heights, New Jersey, to Peachtree City, Georgia.
Payoff for finally cleaning up my office?

For years I have shrugged off the memories of that time as no big deal, thinking that everybody else who moved here had the same experience, and wouldn’t be interested in ours. That may be true, but the time frame has changed a lot since 1971, and people being what they are, I imagine we all have memories of our first pilgrimage to Peachtree City, no two stories exactly the same. Read More»

Ben Franklin's oatmeal

Rick Ryckeley's picture

What’s for breakfast around our house? Me, I like oatmeal, but I’m not on a diet and I’m not fat. I’m a little pudgy, but I’m not fat.

Just so happens that I’ve liked oatmeal ever since growing up at 110 Flamingo Street. Back then, slinging spoonfuls of the hot stuff and watching it stick to one of my brothers made eating breakfast actually fun, and I’m not alone. One of greatest men in this country simply loved to start the day off right with a steamy bowl of the hot oats. Read More»

Why the Tim Tebow furor?

David Epps's picture

I have watched with interest the furor surrounding Denver Broncos quarterback Tim Tebow.

Few deny that Tebow is a gifted athlete. Tebow was ranked among the top quarterback prospects in the nation as a high school senior and chose to attend the University of Florida.

As a backup, Tebow helped the Gators win the national championship during the 2006 college football season.

Tebow was the Gators’ starting quarterback during the 2007 season and became the first college football player to both rush and pass for 20 or more touchdowns in a single season. Read More»

Lawsuit surrender, Dial’s ambitions, parties

Cal Beverly's picture

The curious and the curiouser: Enquiring minds want to know . . .

The Fayette County Board of Education has snatched defeat from the jaws of victory in capitulating to the NAACP district voting lawsuit shakedown, a suit totally unwinnable by the Democrats on the face of it.

As a result of members Terri Smith, Janet Smola and Leonard Presberg, every Fayette County voter has just been 80 percent disenfranchised. Read More»

The threat

Cal Thomas's picture

LISBON, Portugal — When the Republican presidential candidates tire of bashing each other, perhaps they will start addressing the expansion of radical Islam. Only Rick Santorum raised the issue in last Saturday’s debate in New Hampshire. Read More»

The tempest over Tebowing; TSA travails

Carolyn Cary's picture

I’m confused about all the attention recently paid to Tim Tebow, as regards his religious faith.

While there are not many occasions in which I am asked if I’m a Christian, I do not hesitate to reply yes, if it comes up. While I have been on Atlanta television stations a few times over the last 25 or 30 years, the subject of religion was not the subject of the interview. But if it had, I would not hesitate to discuss the subject. Read More»

The smells of home

Ronda Rich's picture

In accordance to our weekly routine, we gather at my sister’s house every Sunday for dinner following church. Normally she, who does most of the work, chooses the menu but the tradition is that each one of us gets to choose lunch for our birthday. Read More»

Haddix: Welcome to new year, council

Welcome to a new year and new council.

The first council meeting was a busy one. there were a couple of agenda Items, covered by The Citizen, I would like to expand upon.

As I said, in honoring Doug Sturbaum, we first met in 2007 during the interviews to fill Judy Rutherford’s unexpired term. We talked and found we shared much in common on views of Peachtree City, what needed to happen and how to get there. Read More»

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