Opinion

Schools teaching ‘7 Deadly Sins’ laws 1 year too late for many

Today my 8th-grade, 14-year-old daughter presented me with a permission slip to attend a teaching segment on the “Seven Deadly Sins.” As stated in the permission slip, juveniles who are at least 13 years old in Georgia “must be prosecuted as adults if they are charged with one of the Seven Deadly Sins.” Read More»

Instead of rejoicing about tax collections, let’s reduce our tax rates

While reading state Senator Ronnie Chance’s article, “Notes from the Senate: Double-digit revenue increase best in 24 months,” published in last week’s The Citizen, Sen. Chance seemed rather exuberant about the fact that the state of Georgia was having a tremendous increase in its tax revenues. Read More»

Mary's life in Europe

Sallie Satterthwaite's picture

“Had my first grits, thanks for everything!”

Mary’s post-Christmas letter started with that heraldic proclamation. Our gifts to “our German daughter” in Düsseldorf were mailed from here in the first week of December. On that very day, she mailed gifts to us. Read More»

Peachtree City UPDATES – Week of Jan. 31, 2011

Betsy Tyler's picture

Council looking at building permit fees in tomorrow's workshop, Sims Road extension and tree removal moratorium on Thursday. Plus, survey still underway, Library e-books, and the November municipal election. Read More»

Actions have consequences

David Epps's picture

A few years ago, while on study leave in Ireland, I had a few moments to relax at an outdoor cafe one January evening in Dublin. It was around 5 p.m. and very dark except for the lights of the city. Suddenly, the offices closed and young professionals streamed out onto the city’s streets. Read More»

Questions from The Boy

Rick Ryckeley's picture

The first time I saw him his blue eyes looked up at me as a small hand wrapped around my finger, and I knew nothing for either of us would ever be the same again. The Boy doesn’t remember that day, the months or even the years that followed. But I was there. So it’s left up to me to give him a glimpse into his past, to show him where he came from, so he’ll know where’s he’s going and what awaits him when he gets there. Read More»

Creating jobs or laughs?

Terry Garlock's picture

All the presidential posturing about creating jobs is high comedy. Or tragedy. Or irony.

You probably know the president doesn’t create jobs. The business world creates jobs when a profit-seeking entrepreneur takes a risk on a new or expanded venture and needs new employees to get the job done. When entrepreneurs feel the threat of losses, they protect their capital with caution, contracting and laying off employees, destroying jobs. Read More»

38 years and 50 million killed

Cal Thomas's picture

When the leadership of the new Republican majority in the House of Representatives decided as their first act to have members read the U.S. Constitution aloud, there were some who wanted to emphasize that part of the original document which, for taxation, enumeration and representation purposes, decreed that slaves had only “three-fifths” the value of whites. That formula between Southern and Northern states, reached during the Philadelphia Convention of 1787, came to be known as the Three-fifths Compromise. Read More»

Mayor Steele: Looking ahead for 2011 in F’ville

Ken Steele's picture

As we begin 2011, it might be useful to share a brief recap of 2010 prior to looking ahead to 2011.

Very few individuals, companies or governments have been immune from the lengthy slowdown of our economy. Your city of Fayetteville has been no exception, although we are pleased to report that we have fared better than most.

Much to the credit of senior staff and our employees, we saw indications of the slowdown several years ago and responded proactively to ensure that we could maintain our high level of service to the city. Read More»

Mayor Haddix: Errors by The Citizen and Imker

Don Haddix's picture

I had no intention of writing a column until I read the Jan. 22-23 edition of “The Citizen.” Several points have to be made.

I will begin with the simple one. Concerning the Hotel/Motel Tax increase, John Munford wrote, “Haddix, however, joined Fleisch in voting against the increase of the tax from 6 to 7 percent.” Councilman Sturbaum and I voted against the increase. Councilwoman Fleisch voted for the increase. Read More»

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