Opinion

What is special about unspectacular Ray Goff

Loran Smith's picture

Ray Goff’s name never set the record books ablaze, not even in the seventies, his time as Georgia’s quarterback. He didn’t earn his keep by throwing the football, which is the route to statistical honor, but he had abundant passing superlatives as a high school signal caller, which enhanced his quarterback reputation. Read More»

Without cap and tax, U.S. has reduced carbon emissions

Dick Morris's picture

While the federal Environmental Protection Administration is about to impose regulations and taxes on carbon emissions by executive fiat — in the name of stopping global climate change — the United States has already dramatically cut its emissions and probably has already complied with the Kyoto/Copenhagen goals for reduced emissions.

And this has been done without taxes, without regulations and without government intervention. Read More»

The calling of a screen door . . .

Ronda Rich's picture

There is something about the banging of a screen door – soft, sweet and low – that warms the innards of my being.

Perhaps it is that it takes me back through a journey of memories to a time when everyone I loved was still alive. That is, I suppose, the greatest loss of innocence for me, though there have been many. For I failed to realize then that so many folks I cherished would all too soon become mere memories decorated by names etched in stone. Mortality was something I simply did not understand nor cared to comprehend. Read More»

Remove Fayette from transit plans

If you are planning on living in Fayette County beyond the next five years, this is your decisive warning. I pray to God that you are paying attention and you will act.

On Wednesday, March 2 at 3:30 p.m. (140 Stonewall Avenue; Fayetteville) I am introducing an official resolution asking that Fayette County be removed from all regional government mass transit plans. You need to be at this meeting in a show of support. Read More»

Fayette citizens should mass against transit

A proposal to opt out of mass transit (bus, rail) in Fayette County is being offered today [March 2] at 3:30 in the commissioners’ meeting room.

I generally believe that a large majority of Fayette County citizens are not in favor of mass transit. I would like to see a large turnout to witness where our county commissioners stand on this issue.

The general rule over the last few years is to ignore the will of the people. The people are just not smart enough to understand the issues. Read More»

Fayette citizens should mass against transit

A proposal to opt out of mass transit (bus, rail) in Fayette County is being offered today [March 2] at 3:30 in the commissioners’ meeting room.

I generally believe that a large majority of Fayette County citizens are not in favor of mass transit. I would like to see a large turnout to witness where our county commissioners stand on this issue.

The general rule over the last few years is to ignore the will of the people. The people are just not smart enough to understand the issues. Read More»

Tell commission we don’t want mass transit

If you have attended a Fayette County Commissioners meeting lately, you’ll know transparency is a real sore spot with the ones we have in power right now.

Commission Chairman Herb Frady has tried several times to silence his detractors. There have been numerous public comments against the West Bypass for the past several commissioners’ meetings. Mr. Frady admonished the audience at the last meeting because they were clapping, of all things. Read More»

Superintendent, BoE send wrong message on school attendance

I was going to write sooner; however, I wanted to see what really happened during the three “make-up” days instituted by the Fayette County School Board and the new superintendent, Dr. Bearden.

I did an informal poll of the middle and high school students in my neighborhood and their parents, and the consensus was that there was little new material taught and much of the school day non-value added.

I am disappointed that our school board and new superintendent took a middle of the road approach to the importance of class attendance. Read More»

Bypass: More roads will bring more growth

Bypasses: East, West, what’s next? I have always enjoyed a Sunday afternoon drive through the Fayette countryside, where one can poke along at a posted speed limit of 45 mph, no hurry, just enjoying the view of the countryside.

They write that bypasses are needed due to growth. A two-lane bypass will invite minimal growth, but growth is “waiting in the wing” for the opportunity of two more lanes being added.

Twenty years down the four-lane road, and bypasses will be needed to connect to those existing. Read More»

Union ‘parasites’ — You mean our teachers, public safety workers?

I wasn’t going to bother to write until I saw the photo in Saturday’s Citizen. The signs said “Time to Stop these Union Parasites” and “Unions Greedy Socialists.”

Terry Garlock wrote about unions in his column. He wrote: “The state collects union dues as a deduction from member paychecks, passing the money on to the unions, who use that money to contribute heavily to Democrat election campaigns”. Read More»

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