Opinion

Anti-cyclist, pro-gas carts writer should practice what he preaches

With all due respect to Mr. Allen and his reply to my letter, I think he is missing the larger point. I believe most of us would support his position with respect to gas-powered golf carts, but this seems to be devolving into a personal dislike of cyclists who ride on our local roads.

Georgia law allows for this, and has some specific requirements. The fact that some cyclists do not follow the legal requirements won’t surprise any of us who have ever driven on I-285. Plenty of drivers do the same. There are always some who will flout the law, cyclists and drivers. Read More»

Rep. Yates: Opponent distorts record

I am state Representative John Yates, District 73. I have served the citizens conservatively and faithfully for about 20 years.

This email is to correct the inaccurate statements emailed to you by Mrs. Rose Carroll on Oct. 5, 2010.

Mrs. Carroll spent most of her time bragging about how many polls she answered and stating that I did not answer polls. The truth is I answered every one that I received.

Also she asked for votes, but gave no reason why the voters should vote for her. Read More»

Why arts deserves a cut of the sales tax

Would you vote to support the arts with a one-tenth of a cent of sales tax? I ask this question because there is legislation in the works that could lead to such a referendum.

So why vote for this? Public support of the arts? You probably feel using public funds is fine for law enforcement, fire and emergency service since they physically protect us. But what about the cultural arts?

The answer is something we don’t often link together. Simply put, the arts help protect an area’s economy. Read More»

Autumn elegy

Sallie Satterthwaite's picture

The leaves fall early this autumn, in wind.
The paired butterflies are already yellow with August
Over the grass in the west garden;
They hurt me. I grow older.
Ezra Pound

Something stirs painfully this time of year. I think it has to do with the conflicting messages autumn sends to the subconscious. Read More»

Peachtree City UPDATES - Week of October 18

Betsy Tyler's picture

Sewer rate discussions, Council Meeting agenda, gang education web site, and a host of events this weekend! Read More»

Kelly makes a big splash on "The Apprentice"

Michael Boylan's picture

I know that technically Fayetteville resident Kelly Smith Beaty has already made her television debut in the previous episodes of “The Apprentice,” but last night’s episode marked her coming out of her shell party and it couldn’t have gone any better. Read More»

Those who wear no masks

Rick Ryckeley's picture

Mid-afternoon wind brought with it the crispness of another late October day and the promise of cooler temperatures. Asheville, North Carolina in the fall is the perfect place for a vacation with the one you love. You can walk the streets and take in the eclectic sights the mountain city has to offer. A quick getaway with The Wife and a perfect time to forget about the problems of the world for a while — or was it? Read More»

Members of the family

David Epps's picture

I don’t remember how old I was when Butch died but I remember that I was devastated. He had been my constant friend and playmate and filled the hours during the summers and after school.
I remember him being a bulldog but black and white photos found recently reveal that he was some mixed version of a pit bull. My mother cried too even though she always maintained that she didn’t like the dog.

My dad buried him next to the dog house in the back yard where, I suppose, he still lies, unbeknownst to the current occupants of the house where I grew up. Read More»

Tea Party AWOL on local nanny governments

Cal Beverly's picture

Query: If all politics is local — as many say — have local Tea Partiers gone blind to over-reaching government in their own backyards?

Or are Tea Partiers effectively co-opted by local pols’ self-serving participation in the local Tea Party groups and thus prevented from seeing any evil in governments smaller than state level?

If so, smaller-government activists are missing prime targets for their blunt weapons.

Exhibit in point: Peachtree City’s government by survey. Read More»

The illogic of ObamaCare

Ronald E. Bachman's picture

In most families, moms are the caregivers, and most moms have a medicine “box” or tray with all kinds of cures for middle-of-the-night pains and fevers. If it’s not in the “box,” a quick trip to a local 24-hour pharmacy usually secures the needed treatment. When that doesn’t work, a doctor’s visit secures a prescription to be filled at the local pharmacy.

But for most situations a caring mom, Mother Nature and over-the-counter medications get children well and avoid unnecessary physician visits and expenses.

Under ObamaCare, much of that is about to change. Read More»

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