Opinion

Councilwoman Fleisch: Recalling the days that changed our lives

Early last week, while doing things in and around Peachtree City, I overheard a conversation between two women. They were discussing the 9/11 remembrances going on across the country; the gist of the conversation was this: “that it was time to get over it.”

I was flabbergasted and couldn’t believe what I had heard, “get over it.” As I watched the memorial service at Ground Zero Sunday morning I couldn’t get that conversation out of my mind as I watched the names of those who perished that day scroll across the TV screen. Read More»

PTC needs ‘plastic bag’ law for dog gifts

As the crow flies, the distance from my back door, to the cart path is about the same distance as from the goal post to the 50-yard line.

No referee would be needed to come to the conclusion that my back yard sometimes has the aroma of a cow barn. Many people in PTC have dogs, and I have yet to see more that one dog walker in a hundred with a plastic bag hanging out his back pocket. Read More»

Thanks to friends after a storm

I would like to take this opportunity to thank our friends and neighbors on Journey’s End in Peachtree City for helping my husband and me when storms destroyed our home May 26.

We were at the movies and had no idea that storm had hit our home.

While we were gone, our friends notified authorities, helped emergency personnel secure the home, and removed trees blocking the street.

They opened their homes to us and our pets and showed us such love and support.

As we move back in, we’re daily reminded of their support and want to thank them all for such a generous outpouring. Read More»

Healing began on 9/11 2001

Sallie Satterthwaite's picture

In all of our lives, no matter how young we are now or how much longer we have to go, we will always be hearing new stories from Sept.11, 2001. This is largely a reprise on my column following that date.

First let me tell you what I learned about St. Paul’s Chapel, situated directly across Lower Broadway from the World Trade Center. Before the sun set on September 11, I heard news stories speculating that St. Paul’s – so close to Ground Zero – must have been destroyed. Read More»

Peachtree City UPDATES - Week of September 12, 2011

Betsy Tyler's picture

This week's Council Meeting, weekend full of events, new scam alert, Kedron Pool construction, and more . . . Read More»

Once every third day

Rick Ryckeley's picture

Today, as I sit down in front of the computer, I find myself oddly at a loss for words. As a firefighter for over a quarter of a century and a columnist for the last decade, what do I write about, on this the tenth anniversary of 9/11, that hasn’t already been written?

Long before the attacks I was a firefighter, and I was profoundly moved by the events that happened that day as one could imagine. Instantly the public now saw all firefighters as heroes – a heavy burden to carry and even heavier still to live up to. Read More»

A week of anniversaries

David Epps's picture

This has been and will be for me and my family a week of anniversaries.

Last Monday, my wife and I celebrated our 40th wedding anniversary. I referred to the event in church as the “completion of 40 years of a life sentence without parole.”

Guys grinned, women glared: so I guess I am in trouble — again. Read More»

Peachtree City UPDATES - Week of September 6, 2011

Betsy Tyler's picture

September 11 Tribute Concert, City email update, Planning Commission meeting rescheduled, speed limit on Highway 74 South, golf cart reminders, and more . . . Read More»

Peachtree City UPDATES - Week of September 6, 2011

Betsy Tyler's picture

September 11 Tribute Concert, City email update, Planning Commission meeting rescheduled, speed limit on Highway 74 South, golf cart reminders, and more . . . Read More»

Lamenting the death of common sense

Terry Garlock's picture

Some of you would be itching to report me to the PC authorities if you overheard a conversation with my kids about discrimination. It goes something like this:

“I know everyone else says they don’t, but of course I discriminate. I discriminate based on how people behave, not what they look like, not where they came from, not their accent, not which religion they belong to, not who they love. Read More»

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