Opinion

Library is one of the ‘essential’ services of PTC; don’t cut funds

Re: Cal Beverly’s recent editorial concerning our library. Our Peachtree City Library is not only the heart of this city, but it is her very soul. At no other location do all our citizens, young and old and in-between — of all faiths, all races, of many national origins and native tongues — come together in one place to make use, for free, of a veritable treasure trove. Read More»

Commission’s ‘Gang of 3’ champs at spending

I’m constantly amazed at the liberal leanings of the Gang of Three on our Fayette County Board of Commissioners. The exploits of Chairman Herb Frady, Commissioner Lee Hearn and Commissioner Robert Horgan are proof the gang has little trouble spending our tax dollars as fast as they collect them.

While their constituents were worried about their personal finances, the Gang of Three decided to spend almost $90,000 to pave a dead-end gravel road with only two houses on it. They can’t balance a budget but they can surely waste our money on paving dead-end roads. Read More»

Supports council’s censure of mayor

We commend the City Council of Peachtree City for pursuing the censure of Mayor Don Haddix and representing a large number of voters in our great city.

This strong step hopefully will stop the negative situations, letters, blogs, etc., that he generates and gets involved in while representing Peachtree City.

Ideally the censure can be accomplished with decorum and Roberts Rules of Order in effect at the meeting.

The atmosphere and tension between the mayor and others he “works” with must stop if Peachtree City is to continue as a “best city.”

Dixie and Dave Jennings Read More»

Questions about uses of ‘The Center’

Several years ago a church was brought in packaged in several trailers, not your average church by any means.

We have had our beautiful old Ebenezer Methodist Church here for years and it’s like part of the family.

The other church closed recently and has been vacant for several months and no one could figure out what happened.

Then the other week a sign went up, something like “The Center.”

I stopped by on Thursday since several vehicles were in the parking lot, knocked on the door and a lady came to the door. Read More»

We’ve sent all our good jobs overseas

Tea Party Republicans see the crisis as the government employs too many people. American corporations are making higher profits by not employing Americans but cheaper overseas labor, now their consumers. Read More»

Company's still coming

Sallie Satterthwaite's picture

Company’s coming. I know that’s not news. It’s been the subject of this space plenty of times, and will for many more.

The cleaning has been ongoing for weeks already, and now the parts of the house that were cleaned first are, naturally, ready for dusting again.
There’s no good reason that I should want windows bright and carpets clean. That is by a husband’s reckoning.

“You act like it’s a big deal,” says the aforementioned husband. “It’s only Mary, and she’s only your daughter, after all.” Read More»

Peachtree City UPDATES - Week of August 1, 2011

Betsy Tyler's picture

Council Workshop & Meeting, National Night Out, Community Garden, History Timeline Presentation, and more . . . Read More»

Denis LaLanne and the pain that can’t be spoken of

Loran Smith's picture

BIARRITZ, France – For the first time in almost three decades of a warm and uplifting friendship, Denis LaLanne greeted me with sad eyes. The reason is readily understood, but first, it is appropriate to recall the good times. There were many. Read More»

Bug school

Rick Ryckeley's picture

The first day of school is tougher on some than others. Whether you look forward to this day or dread its dawning depends on where you stand in the pecking order of society.
For the next week, parents will pull kids from one back-to-school sale to the next, trying their best not to lose tempers with offspring who are anything but attentive to the task at hand.

But if we search our memories, our real memories, we’ll remember what it was like and how we too felt on that first day of school. Welcome, dear reader, to the first day at Bug School. Read More»

Listening and doing

David Epps's picture

When I arrived at the rifle range at Parris Island, S.C., the home of the Marine Corps Recruit Training Depot, I had never fired a rifle for any kind of score or on any occasions that really mattered.

Oh, I plunked a few tin cans on my dad’s property, but that was just with a .22. The 11-pound 7.62 mm M-14 rifle was something altogether different. It was a warrior’s weapon and the nation was at war. At 19 years old, I knew I was in over my head and my only chance to qualify was to listen to the instructors and do whatever I was told. Read More»