Opinion

Reading the obits

Ronda Rich's picture

Oh, the ironies of life.

My godmother and I were going somewhere one day when she said, “Did you read the obituaries this morning?”

“Yes, I did.” I read two newspapers every morning and check the obituaries for national and local deaths.

“Who is being buried at Mount Vernon?” she asked, referring to a local church cemetery. Read More»

In PTC, too many cop cars & officers

Peachtree City Police maintain 94 vehicles to issue an estimated 7,130 citations and warnings to residents this year.

As of last week, the Peachtree City Police Department had 94 vehicles on its books. Vehicle types include 68 Ford Crown Victoria sedans, 13 sport utility vehicles consisting of eight Ford Explorers, two Ford Expeditions and three Chevy Tahoes, as well as one Ford F-250 pickup truck, a Ford Mustang and a Harley Davidson motorcycle. Ten miscellaneous other vehicles round out the list.

And the Police Department wants more! Read More»

Local shrubs, curb cuts and stupid waste

In a town not far away or long ago, a woman stood on her porch and watched as a state department of transportation truck pulled onto the highway median. Two men with shovels got out and began to work. One man dug a hole; the second man filled it in. They moved about 15 feet. The first man dug a hole; the second filled it in. The woman walked to the edge of the road and called, “What on earth are you fellows doing?”

The first man replied, “The guy who plants the shrubs is out sick, today.” Read More»

Haddix plays political game to city’s detriment

I read with interest Mayor [Don] Haddix’s letter, “Which is the real Eric Imker?” (The Citizen, July 20,2011). Having attended each of the budget meetings last year, some lasting past midnight, the mayor’s letter was a mystery to me.

I had spent many hours reviewing Councilman Imker’s proposed cuts that would have prevented a tax hike for Peachtree City. After carefully reviewing his proposed budget cuts I can categorically state that my opinion is that there was nothing illegal, unfeasible, or not doable as Mayor Haddix states. Read More»

Imker: PTC’s budget plan remains on track

Thank you for your questions, comments and many ideas you have sent and discussed with me over the past year and a half, especially regarding the budget.

And, thank you for allowing me to serve as a council member for the last 19 months. Only 19 months and what a ride it’s been! Read More»

On being little

Sallie Satterthwaite's picture

Height is one of those givens most of us live by. All hail, consistency! At some point around puberty we stop growing and start filling out applications with the same numerals as ever. You don’t have to look it up.

Right there among some other knowns, it’s written on the wall of our skulls.

Our height.

But, eye color? Blue.

Hair? Brown (maybe).

Height? Five feet, 6 1/2 inches.

Weight? 124 pounds (unless you live in Europe, where your weight is logged in stones.) Read More»

Peachtree City UPDATES - Week of July 25, 2011

Betsy Tyler's picture

Peachtree City in the news, National Night Out, Traffic advisories for Crabapple Lane and North Hill, and more . . . Read More»

A random series of events

Rick Ryckeley's picture

Some believe there is no such thing as a random event, that all things happen for a reason. Others believe we’re just down here lumbering along with no more control over what happens to us than we have control over the wind. What do I believe? Read More»

Losing the 'Space Race'

David Epps's picture

A few years ago, our church men’s softball team won the league title and went 9-0 on the season. The schedule actually called for a 10-game season, but the toughest team in the league had a mission trip planned, and we mutually called off that game at their request. They finished 8-1. Two other teams failed to field a full team on the night of our games with them and so they forfeited.

It is entirely possible that, had the three teams showed up to play, we could have lost one or all three games and the title might have gone to another team. When you fail to play, someone else wins. Read More»

A teaching moment from a scam report

Claude Paquin's picture

What are we to make of a recent report in The Citizen that a 78-year-old woman had been scammed out of $4,000? It seems she was approached at the Fayette Pavilion by two women who, under pretense of obtaining reimbursement for an alleged flat tire repair to her car, drove her to the bank where she withdrew the cash and handed it to them.

A lot of people would simply buy this story, and of course think this is awful. Read More»

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