Opinion

Study history to discover future of our own country

The resurgence of our country can’t begin by siding with the Republicans or the Democrats. I am not saying that there aren’t good principles and good people in each party. What I am saying is that, over time, power and human nature tend to corrupt people and their policies.

Many politicians often put a “spin” on facts, so that neither present not future conditions in our country can be determined by what they say. For these reasons, I am neither a Republican nor a Democrat: I am a historian and, for this reason, I am a passionate conservative. Read More»

Healthcare put on ice here

Ordinarily, the superior, readily accessed medical services in Fayette County, from 911 emergencies to specialist care, give us a warm, fuzzy, protected feeling.

You know, someone else is ready to take care of this, we don’t have to worry?

Well, Friday morning, my husband and I both felt ill. We were nearing the weekend, doctor’s offices were closing, perhaps it would improve by itself, if not we would see our doctors Monday.

On Monday we were worse, with severe bronchitis. And functioning doctors’ offices seemed to have vanished with house calls. Read More»

Starr’s Mill-McIntosh basketball ‘Battle of the Bubble’ pure entertainment

As a long-time resident of Peachtree City, I was delighted again this year to attend the annual Starr’s Mill-McIntosh basketball extravaganza held on Jan. 4th at McIntosh High School.

This intense cross-town rivalry provides some of the best pure entertainment and visuals to be found anywhere on the unfashionable southside of Atlanta. Some of the highlights from this year’s event: Read More»

Praise for Ben Nelms’ Fluoridegate column

I just received a copy of Ben Nelms’s article “Emergence of Fluoridegate (Part I)” and I would like to tell you how much I appreciate Ben for writing this piece.

I am a parent of two children and I have been researching and aware of the dangers of fluoride for a couple of years now.

I have raised my concerns with my local water district as well as my state representative and senator and received only polite nods in response before I was pointed to the same outdated information on the CDC website. Read More»

The other story

Michael Boylan's picture

In a recent column I talked about playing games with my five year old son. In the column I mentioned my daughter and stated she was another story. She is. And that is an understatement.

My daughter is two, as in terrible two, which many people will try to tell you is a myth. Prior to her, my wife and I thought it was just an old wives tale. After all, our son didn’t have terrible twos. He had what we called “terrible threes” although now, comparing them to what our little girl is giving us each day, we realize he was giving us a walk on the beach in happy, dappled sunshine. Read More»

Time for a real champion

David Epps's picture

Auburn University is the national champion and the best team in college football. Or are they?

This week they were 2 seconds and 3 points better than the University of Oregon. Certainly, they are the best in the Southeastern Conference, which can, without much doubt, lay claim to being the best college football conference in the United States, having won five national championships in a row. Read More»

The ugly hat

Rick Ryckeley's picture

It was last century since a winter storm brought this town to its knees for more than just a day. Back in ’94 it went by several names.

Dubbed the snow storm of the century, or Snow Jam, it slowed traffic on all the major freeways to a crawl and kept motivated students from school for a few days, but it was nothing like the ice storm that hit us Sunday night.

I think it’s safe to say that, for those of us who didn’t know already, one inch of ice on the streets and this town shuts down. And this time it lasted for three glorious days. Read More»

Emergence of Fluoridegate (Part II)

Ben Nelms's picture

“We are governed, our minds molded, our tastes formed, our ideas suggested, largely by men we have never heard of.” — Edward Bernays, the “father of public relations” (Propaganda, 1928, ch.1)

If there’s no problem with fluoride, then why is the warning label on you tube of toothpaste? Unless you use fluoride-free toothpaste, you are supposed to call your doctor or poison control if you, or your child, swallow more than a pea-sized amount. The reason: fluoride is a poison. Read More»

About buffaloes, metro politics and transportation issues

Scott Bradshaw's picture

A couple in White County, Ga., found a roaming buffalo trapped in their back yard swimming pool last October. County rescue workers removed the buffalo and returned it to the owner who sadly had to euthanize the injured animal.

It occurred to me, after reading the newspaper story, that a section of House Bill 277 is the “buffalo” in Fayette County’s swimming pool and deserves the poor buffalo’s fate when the legislature convenes. Read More»

Explaining evil

Cal Thomas's picture

In the aftermath of the senseless wounding of Representative Gabrielle Giffords, Democrat of Arizona, and the murder of six others, including U.S. District Judge John Roll and 9-year-old Christina Green, there will be many who will use this tragedy to advance their own political agendas. Read More»