Opinion

The wrong road to regional transportation solutions

Benita Dodd's picture

An annual survey of the nation’s roads by the Reason Foundation reveals a lot about congestion in Georgia. The state is ranked 10th in the nation for spending on maintenance but 39th for capital spending. It was No. 1 for the condition of its interstates, but at 31 in the nation for the percent of urban congestion.

Put simply, Georgia’s roads are in great condition because they’re well maintained. But they’re congested because the state lags in adding capacity. And the state’s most congested urban region seems set to miss the best opportunity yet. Read More»

Losing out to an ugly woman

Ronda Rich's picture

Perhaps it isn’t a great mystery of life but it’s certain one of life’s more intriguing questions. At least for us women, that is.

Think about this: Is it easier on your self-esteem to lose a guy to an ugly woman or a beautiful one? Having lost guys in every way possible, I should be able to answer this. After all, I have lost out to beautiful women and once I was jilted in favor of a girl so ugly that even my own father mocked me. Read More»

What a letdown: PTC’s Learnard, like atheist, wants to stop prayers

What a letdown in Fayette County to read in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution where Peachtree City Councilwoman Kim Learnard told a reporter that the city ought to ditch the invocation at City Council meetings in agreement with atheist activist Al Stefanelli.

Councilwoman Learnard and Mr. Stefanelli have an overwhelming desire to drag our local governments out of our Judeo-Christian ideals. Their secular humanist drive against public prayer totally neglects how those same Judeo-Christian ideals shaped our legal system and our societal values here in the United States. Read More»

Is government responsible for adding to burdens of middle class?

This is something that’s been rolling around in the back of my mind for a couple of weeks but didn’t come together until I read your report of the robbery at Target and the comments of readers.

“What’s good for General Motors is good for America.” Misquoted and misunderstood, what Charles E. Wilson, then CEO of GM and later Secretary of Defense, meant was that when America is strong, business is strong; and when business is strong, America is strong. Read More»

‘Color police’ & yellow restaurant blues

The headline on Sandy Coley’s letter to the editor (Aug. 24) asks, “Are F’ville officials responsible for yellow restaurant?”

Are the officials in her hometown of Brooks, Ga., responsible for the color of the car she drives? Or the color of the outfit she wears in public? Does she submit herself to government inspection and approval before she goes out in public each day?

She seems to think the government should be “responsible” for color scheme decisions made by private businesses, so why not private individuals? Read More»

Tell the truth, Rep. Westmoreland

I was one of the many citizens of Georgia and Peachtree City to recently receive the “Update for Seniors” report from the office of Congressman Lynn Westmoreland.

After reading the report that he espouses to be “working to protect and preserve Medicare for our Seniors,” I couldn’t let the Congressman’s information go unchecked. Read More»

Homemade Apple Pepper Pie

Sallie Satterthwaite's picture

How do you think we get new recipes?

Many of us use the recipe for another reader’s great-grandmother’s special chili sauce when she sent it to a magazine competition.

Or Grandpa’s Norwegian Christmas grog that the children should not be offered. Or we have a family classic recipe of renown simply because of a misprint in the directions.

When these became family kitchen secrets they may owe to the fact that they contain a drop of spirits that no one wants to admit. Besides, that just adds to the mystique. Read More»

Good intentions and the law

Cal Beverly's picture

UPDATED OPINION — I filed an Open Records request to Peachtree City Monday afternoon of this week, asking them to produce for inspection all records and documents related to something called “Project Z.” Read More»

Blinded by the light

Rick Ryckeley's picture

It started out as a typical day. The Wife reminded me of something I’d forgotten. Leaving for work, she gave me a hug and said, “Eye doctor’s appointment is at 10 today.” I must’ve had a funny look because then she kissed me and added, “You’ve already forgotten, haven’t you?”

I do that quite often: look funny and forget things. Some say that’s a result of getting older. I think it’s just a result of my forgetting things and, of course, me looking funny. Read More»

The first victim of 9/11

David Epps's picture

Robert Emmett Judge was killed on Sept. 11, 2001. The son of Irish Catholic immigrants, Judge was one of a pair of fraternal twins. He grew up in Brooklyn, N.Y., during the great depression and developed, at an early age, a love for the poor, often giving his last quarter to beggars on the street.

Judge’s father died of a slow and painful illness when the boy was 6 and Judge worked to shine shoes to earn money for the family. At the age of 15, he entered a formation process to become a Franciscan. Read More»