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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»

The Crab Effect

David Epps's picture

When I was at East Tennessee State University working toward my Bachelor of Social Work degree, I learned of the “Crab Effect.”

The Crab Effect can be illustrated in the following story:

While vacationing in Florida, a man observed a bucket of crabs on a fishing dock. While all of the crabs were either motionless or squirming at the bottom of the bucket, one little crab kept crawling up the side in an effort to reach the top. Read More»

Here’s paper trail of Eric Imker’s lies about taxes and self-importance

I really hate beating a dead horse, but here we go again ...

Reading Candidate Imker’s most recent letter to The Citizen, the first thought that came to me is 2009 all over again; by that I mean here are promises made and promises broken. Read More»

Conservatives should oppose death penalty

Terry Garlock's picture

Now that Troy Anthony Davis is executed and debates over his case are moot, perhaps my fellow conservatives will listen to reasons we should oppose the death penalty.

As conservatives we strongly believe each individual should bear the consequences of their actions, including severe punishment for crimes. For decades I supported the death penalty and came to my reversal slowly, and reluctantly, so I hope you will hear me out. Read More»

The EPA puts the screws to power plants

Lynn Westmoreland's picture

I’m sure most of you are well aware of the activist stance the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has taken, especially under the direction of Lisa Jackson.

Over the last two years, they have proposed some of the most controversial rules and regulations that, even by their own accounting, have the potential of costing American companies tens of billions of dollars. Read More»

Texas (partially) explained

Cal Thomas's picture

The cultural and media snobs are trying to explain Texas to those who don’t know the difference between a steer and a bull. If you fall into this category, a steer has been castrated — a bull has not. I’ll leave any analogy to East and West Coast elites for you to sort out. Read More»

Young at heart . . . and looks

Ronda Rich's picture

One morning, I received an email from a reader who began by explaining that her 81-year-old mother was a devoted reader of this column and my books. Read More»

The fix was in for T-SPLOST ‘forum’

The Atlanta Regional Commission (ARC) touted last week’s event at the county’s Stonewall Avenue HQ as a public meeting, but instead presented a two-hour, Madison Avenue sales pitch.

ARC provides technical and staff assistance to the Regional Transportation Roundtable, which is directed by state law to approve a $6.1 billion list of transportation projects that taxpayers in the 10-county Atlanta metro region will be asked next year to pay for. So far, so good. Read More»

Just because we can doesn’t mean we should

“... can you give any plausible reason why a creature with your swinish, apish, jackal tastes should be permitted to live, infest the earth, and breathe a pestilential breath upon suffering humanity?” A rival newspaper editor wrote those words about Elwood Pleas. It was politically protected speech. Elwood wrote equally pointed words in reply. Read More»

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