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Enjoying the return of laughter

Ronda Rich's picture

You know how it happens. You go to the funeral home to pay respects and run into people you haven’t seen in ages. Many years have passed but yet y’all begin telling stories – always the funny ones – and, there in the midst of grief, you begin to laugh. Read More»

‘We must address transportation’

While the discussion is about things ... roads, bridges, paths, the REAL conversation is about people. And the people who live or work in Fayette have some key things in common regarding what’s important to us now and as we look into the future.

1. First, we are united in our desire for Fayette to be a safe place to live.

2. We want excellent education and good jobs to provide for ourselves and our families.

3. We want a healthy environment for our home and business. Read More»

Candidate Clifton: F’ville Council needs some ‘beneficial friction’

We the citizens of Fayetteville both value and have generally enjoyed good government. However, I have spoken with many in Fayetteville who think things are not heading in the right direction.

They think, and I agree, that the long-running establishment has lost [the] small-town vision that makes our Fayetteville special. We do not want to be like the rest of metro Atlanta; that’s why we live here. So let’s do something about it. Read More»

Allen: Come to PTC Village Plan update

Peachtree City was chartered in 1959. The original vision was “a complete, well-designed and self-contained unit of human settlement” ... a planned community.

Some of the goals of this original vision have been retained; other goals have changed over the first 50 years of our city. What goals will be retained and which ones will be changed over the next 50 years? Read More»

Haddix’s shadow falls on Allen-Imker race

Open letter to Steve Allen, running against incumbent Eric Imker, Peachtree City Council, Post:

I have read both of your letters to the editor in The Citizen announcing your candidacy. The only consistent theme you seem to have is that you disagree with anything Imker does or wants to do that is in opposition of Peachtree City Mayor Don Haddix. Read More»

Referendum on mayor, politics of meanness

One of the primary reasons my family and I love Peachtree City is the friendly and kind atmosphere. So why don’t we want and expect the same from our elected officials?

Although the Nov.8, 2011 election is for two city council seats, this election is very much a referendum on our mayor, and it is clear that Mayor Haddix is behind the scenes pushing his politics of meanness at one council member who is running for re-election, Eric Imker. Read More»

Fayette’s celltower rules skewed, unfair

I would like to respond to the recent article published in the Fayette Citizen about the celltower being built on Crabapple Road. While I appreciate that the article correctly voiced my opinion about the lack of notification to the surrounding neighbors near the cell tower and the need to change the ordinance, significant issues were omitted from the article. Read More»

Belated thanks part II

Sallie Satterthwaite's picture

Here are a few more messages you have sent me in response to something you saw in this column, edited for space and anonymity. Sorry I have to pass by some good words, but there is so much I want to thank you for. Maybe later.

A local confessed gadget-lover empathized when I wrote of my love/hate relationship with electronic correspondence. “Four solid years of heartbreak ensued,” he/she commented.

“Three times I have lost everything…EVERYTHING…from my planner (but hey, I’m savin’ hundreds of dollars. Read More»

Peachtree City UPDATES - Week of Oct. 3, 2011

Betsy Tyler's picture

Peachtree City Bond Rating, Council Workshop & Meeting, Leash Law and Path Rules reminder, and more . . . Read More»

The fountain

Rick Ryckeley's picture

Finished with the morning walk, the old man slowly sat down on the one of eight wooden benches bordering the emerald grassy courtyard. The artificial knee was supposed to put an end to his leg pain, but it wasn’t living up to what the surgeon had claimed.

The seasons were changing, or at least that’s what he thought, because his leg was aching something terrible. Or maybe it was a storm rolling in or he had overdone his walk again, or perhaps it was all three.

He sighed and rubbed the 10-year-old scar. If he were honest, the knee hurt all the time. Read More»

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