Candidate Allen: Imker’s hotel tax increase hurts PTC businesses

Eric Imker voted to increase Peachtree City’s hotel/motel tax rate from 6 percent to 7 percent this year. Due to state of Georgia requirements for this tax, it must be approved by the Georgia state legislature, which they did not.

However, this tax increase can be brought up for another Peachtree City Council vote and be resubmitted to the Georgia state legislature again for their approval. Read More»

Candidate Imker: 2 years not enough to get budget under control

I welcome my opponent to the race for City Council Post 1. I wrote a letter to the editor a few months ago outlining how to become a Peachtree City Council member (“PTC’s Imker gives step-by-step plan to becoming council member,” The Citizen, 01/18/2011) in hopes that more citizens would become involved in their government at the local level. Having contested races promotes open conversations between candidates which is a necessary and beneficial part of the election process. Read More»

Candidate Johnson brings ‘fresh perspective’

Ed Johnson, a 17-year resident of Fayetteville, is the newest candidate for Post 1 of the Fayetteville City Council.

Ed has tirelessly served Fayette County and has been dedicated to building bridges of brotherhood and understanding throughout the community. Read More»

Hendrickson touting ideas ruinous to U.S.

Mark Hendrickson is a fellow of The Center for Vision & Values, a nonprofit dedicated to the encouragement of Christian-based values and truth in America. That is to say, “their” ideas regarding Christian values and truth. I just looked up their website and read their relatively innocuous mission statement. Who could possibly be against Christian values and the truth? Certainly not I. Read More»

TSPLOST is about many things, but transportation is last on list

The Kingston Trio in 1959 sang about a man named Charlie who lacked a nickel to make the fare necessary to get off the Boston Mass Transit Authority (MTA) subway. Charlie was doomed forever to ride the subway, the “Man Who Never Returned.”

Today, it’s hard to relate to Charlie’s problem: a 15-cent subway fare (the total Charlie needed) is in the far past. On the other hand, the more I learn about the Transportation SPecial Local Option Sales Tax (SPLOST) and the uses for which it is intended, the more I feel like I was trapped in a maze of politics worse than the MTA tunnels under Boston. Read More»

London, Paris, Rome, and…?

Sallie Satterthwaite's picture

There are so many interesting places to visit in the world, and life is so short, one wonders how to choose.

There are those who believe travel should begin and end in their native land, thus depriving selves and families of the rest of it. And there are those who travel only in faraway places on the assumption that they can always travel “locally” when their health or money runs out. Read More»

Life's not a spectator sport

Rick Ryckeley's picture

There’s crispness in the air once again that can only mean one thing – it’s football time!

Future superstars in elementary and high schools took to the fields around our fair county last month. Practices now grind on for hours and hours, long after the other students have gone. Once finally back home, tired football players wolf down dinner and then struggle to finish piles of homework before falling asleep. Some things haven’t changed in 40 years. Read More»

The Daughters of the American Revolution

David Epps's picture

A couple of months ago, I received a call from Susie Morrison who asked if I would be willing to be a guest speaker at the Fayette Starr’s Mill Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution. The requested topic would be “The Constitution and God,” since the members of the DAR would be kicking off Constitution Week. I immediately accepted. Read More»

Coweta letter to editor - Tea Party Patriots are non-partisan

When you hear the words “Tea Party” do you immediately think about politics?  Do you think the Tea Party is politically tied to any political party? One day a few weeks ago, I went to our downtown businesses on Main Street and I asked the owners or managers if they would allow me to put a flyer in their window. The flyer was announcing that our Mayor and a State Representative would be the guest speakers at our next meeting. Read More»

Georgia Special Session legislative wrap-up

Matt Ramsey's picture

The Georgia General Assembly concluded the 2011 Special Session last week, completing the most transparent and inclusive redrawing of Georgia’s political boundaries in modern history. This session was also the shortest special session in Georgia’s history. The work of crafting House, Senate and Congressional maps was completed in half the time it took a decade ago, saving taxpayers considerable money. Read More»

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