Opinion

County made us an offer we couldn’t refuse

Here we are now, two-and-a-half years after we received formal notification from Fayette County that our property would either be taken peacefully for the West Fayetteville Bypass, or forcefully by condemnation.

The county commissioners at that time were totally reprehensible in their refusal to see the vast public opposition to the project. It was like talking to five stone faces. I may have well as spoken to Generals Robert E. Lee and Stonewall Jackson by going to Stone Mountain with my megaphone. Others feel the same way. Read More»

A tragedy at Toomer’s Corner

Today I am an Auburn fan. Now I am a UGA grad and proud member of the Bulldog Nation, but today I join everyone in the South to mourn the potential loss of the 130-year-old live oaks at Toomer’s Corner on the Auburn campus after a misguided individual poisoned the trees with herbicide.

You might not consider this event a “tragedy.” No one was killed or injured. But there are levels of tragedy and this one is sad on many levels. Read More»

GOP is ‘spinning, outright lying’ about budget

The budget crisis presently facing the nation is monumental and perplexing. Revenues are down and virtually all government organizations are struggling to meet their fiscal obligations.

I have to say, however, that the elaborate charade being played out in the Congress is absolutely ridiculous.

On the left we have the Democrats being accused of trying to stimulate the economy by spending tax revenues to create jobs. Read More»

Residents ask PTC Council to do nothing: Leave Crosstown Rd. as is

Peachtree City Council seems ready to run a STOP sign as it deals with the question of the Peachtree Parkway-Crosstown Drive intersection. Council appears to have forgotten that the first decision to be made, always, is whether “improvement” is really needed or whether someone is proposing change for the sake of change. Read More»

The perfect parent

Greg Moffatt's picture

Her son was only eighteen months old. He was a feisty child with quite a temper, but otherwise perfectly normal. Even his temper was well within the normal range of emotions for a child his age. Mom was new at the job and deathly afraid of making a mistake. I walked her to the door of my office and she looked up at me with the most desperate eyes.

“I just want to be a perfect parent,” she said. “I know I’ll make mistakes, but I don’t want to make any big ones.” Read More»

Peachtree City UPDATES - Week of Feb. 21, 2011

Betsy Tyler's picture

Flat Stanley visits PTC, stormwater bills and credit applications, Georgia Work Ready program, and more . . . Read More»

It done got complicated

Rick Ryckeley's picture

Mrs. Newsome would have a duck fit over the title of this story. She was my tenth-grade English teacher at Briarwood High School, home of the Mighty Buccaneers. After berating me once again about how I, single-handedly, hath destroyed the Queen’s English, she would quickly follow up by asking, “And just how does a duck have a fit?” Read More»

Taming the telephone

David Epps's picture

I am grateful that we live in the modern technological age. Growing up in East Tennessee, I had first-hand experience with outhouses, homes without air conditioning, telephone party lines, dirt and gravel roads, three channels on the black and white TV, and putting clothes outside on the line to dry. I agree with Carly Simon who once sang, “These are the good old days.” Read More»

How bad is it? Well, just let me tell you . . .

Cal Beverly's picture

Just for fun, here is a gleaning of opinions that go under the general headings of “How bad is ...?” and “What now?”

How bad is our national jobless situation? This from Mort Zuckerman of U.S. News and World Report:

“Altogether, the 9 percent headline figure is an illusory portrait of the situation across the country, representing 13,863,000 men and women out of work. What happens if you add to that the 8.4 million ‘involuntary’ part-time employed, whose hours have been cut back? Then you get a household unemployment rate slightly under 17 percent. ... Read More»

U.S. dim bulbs & Egypt’s dim future

Cal Thomas's picture

The events of recent days in Egypt offer a sober lesson to westerners who think the uprising that ousted President Hosni Mubarak resembles the American Revolution.

Much of the television commentary revealed complete ignorance about the history of the region and of Egypt and especially the clear and present danger of a theocratic coup by the Muslim Brotherhood. Read More»

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