Opinion

PTC Councilman Imker draws jeers for budget stands

I voted for Don Haddix because of his campaign promises and how he handled his agenda when he was a council member. The other council members, Fleisch, Learnard and Imker, also made and projected similar agendas during their campaigns and so being somewhat like-minded, I thought, I also voted for them.

The latter three, however, have proven to be a big disappointment on many levels. In particular, Mr. Imker.

First, Imker pledged, “No tax increase,” yet authored a 1.25 percent tax increase. He claimed, “... it will even out with the decreases in the rest of the tax bill.” Read More»

PTC Councilman Imker draws cheers for budget stands

I am writing to express my sincere gratitude to Eric Imker for his positive leadership as Peachtree City Council member. In his council role, through personal commitment and self-sacrifice, he brought focus and energy to the task of ensuring efficient and transparent PTC government operations.

Until Mr. Imker arrived on council, citizens had no meaningful means of addressing budget concerns in a constructive way (two minute sound bites by citizens at public meetings do not allow meaningful input). Read More»

Debt debacle: Tea Party has done lasting harm

The Tea Party and its assemblage of semi-informed radicals likes to reflect upon the Founding Fathers. Sometimes they have trouble with just who comprised those Founding Fathers. They seldom have trouble finding a quotation out of context on a subject out of context with an interpretation in conflict with the body of work which otherwise comprised that founding father’s ideas of government, governance, and life. Read More»

Councilwoman Fleisch: PTC great in many ways

Peachtree City is such a great place to live, we all know it, and the rest of the country is learning it too.

We were recognized by Family Circle magazine as the second-best place to live in the country for families. Of course, anyone who lives here knows that PTC should have come in 1st place.

“Drop Dead Diva” and other film/TV productions continue to find their way to our area, and the SANY Corporation is still building its facility, which means more jobs for our beautiful city.

There are good things happening across the city that sometimes get overlooked. Read More»

PTC Library much more than ‘nice to have’; it’s vital to city

The Peachtree City Library is much more than a “nice to have” place. It is a vital part of our community.

The library is essential to children whose school libraries are open for only 30 minutes or so after school hours and not at all on weekends.

The library’s 96,000 books, music CDs, movies on DVD, and audio books are checked out nearly a half a million times each year by the more than 250,000 people who visit the library.

The 2011 Vacation Reading Program saw 1,921 children and teens sign up, to read more than 15,000 hours and over 240 books, respectively. Read More»

Library is one of the ‘essential’ services of PTC; don’t cut funds

Re: Cal Beverly’s recent editorial concerning our library. Our Peachtree City Library is not only the heart of this city, but it is her very soul. At no other location do all our citizens, young and old and in-between — of all faiths, all races, of many national origins and native tongues — come together in one place to make use, for free, of a veritable treasure trove. Read More»

Commission’s ‘Gang of 3’ champs at spending

I’m constantly amazed at the liberal leanings of the Gang of Three on our Fayette County Board of Commissioners. The exploits of Chairman Herb Frady, Commissioner Lee Hearn and Commissioner Robert Horgan are proof the gang has little trouble spending our tax dollars as fast as they collect them.

While their constituents were worried about their personal finances, the Gang of Three decided to spend almost $90,000 to pave a dead-end gravel road with only two houses on it. They can’t balance a budget but they can surely waste our money on paving dead-end roads. Read More»

Supports council’s censure of mayor

We commend the City Council of Peachtree City for pursuing the censure of Mayor Don Haddix and representing a large number of voters in our great city.

This strong step hopefully will stop the negative situations, letters, blogs, etc., that he generates and gets involved in while representing Peachtree City.

Ideally the censure can be accomplished with decorum and Roberts Rules of Order in effect at the meeting.

The atmosphere and tension between the mayor and others he “works” with must stop if Peachtree City is to continue as a “best city.”

Dixie and Dave Jennings Read More»

Questions about uses of ‘The Center’

Several years ago a church was brought in packaged in several trailers, not your average church by any means.

We have had our beautiful old Ebenezer Methodist Church here for years and it’s like part of the family.

The other church closed recently and has been vacant for several months and no one could figure out what happened.

Then the other week a sign went up, something like “The Center.”

I stopped by on Thursday since several vehicles were in the parking lot, knocked on the door and a lady came to the door. Read More»

We’ve sent all our good jobs overseas

Tea Party Republicans see the crisis as the government employs too many people. American corporations are making higher profits by not employing Americans but cheaper overseas labor, now their consumers. Read More»

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