Opinion

Fatal junction close to school = asinine

As a parent of a student at Bennett’s Mill Middle School, I am all too familiar with the treacherous intersection at Ga. Highway 54 and Huiet Road. It was already frighteningly risky to make a left hand turn onto Hwy. 54 BEFORE construction began on the West Fayetteville Bypass.

The condition of that intersection when school started prompted me to say prophetically to another mother at Bennett’s Mill just two weeks ago, “Someone was going to be killed there.” Read More»

Now what, Frady, Horgan and Hearn?

A public appeal to commissioners Frady, Horgan and Hearn:

For years, neither Jack Smith nor Eric Maxwell ever responded substantively to Letters To The Editor or LTTE comments regarding the West Fayetteville Bypass. We are supposed to have open government. The West Bypass and SPLOST have been disguised under exhibits and general classifications in order to avoid being specifically identified in the voting booth. However, many projects appear in the same package that are actually needed. Read More»

Imker: PTC taxpayers will end up paying less this year than last year

The result of the budget discussions over the past seven months, culminating with the decisive tax rate vote last Thursday, unfortunately resulted in the Peachtree City tax rate being increased.

Yes, I voted to increase it by 1.25 mills. I will not hide or disguise my vote. This means the average home with a value of $260,000 will be taxed $108 more for the services provided by Peachtree City government. Read More»

PTC right to regulate nuisance gas golf carts

Your tiresome screed against the ban of gas-powered golf carts misses the point. I generally agree that government ought to leave people to their own devices and stay out of people’s private affairs (such as who they choose to marry, if they choose to own a gun, where they choose to build a church or mosque, where they choose to live and work, etc.). Read More»

Actual data shows complainers are wrong

The recent letter of Mr. Schultz screaming like Chicken Little was filled with a lot of innuendo but little fact. Mr. Schultz is apoplectic about the carbon monoxide emissions of a golf cart.

Guess what, Mr. Schultz, the PTC police motorcycle on the front page produces more CO per mile than any golf cart, as it has no emission devices either.

Mr. Schultz wails about the smell and the CO in the tunnels. I decided to replace Mr. Schultz’s innuendo with a data set. I took my battery powered CO detector and my 1991 Yamaha to a tunnel. Read More»

We should remember, honor WWII sacrifices

Golly, I hate to leave this astute conversation we’ve been having about the rights of gas-powered golf cart owners to continue spewing their half-burnt hydrocarbons and filling our otherwise bucolic paths with their amazingly loud symphonic engine noise. I see that Terry Garlock was just warming up to some libertarian rant about giving choice to his neighbors. How about Harleys on the golf cart paths? No problem getting up hills with a hog and I wouldn’t want to limit my neighbor’s choices to merely the road. Read More»

Help Fayette Hospital keep fragile Fayette newborns in Fayette

Dear Fayette Community Friends and Neighbors:

We need your support! Piedmont Fayette Hospital recently filed an application with the state of Georgia to expand our existing five-bed Level II neonatal unit and to establish a Level III neonatal service, ensuring our capacity to care for those fragile newborns who are born in our community.

Unfortunately, Southern Regional Medical Center has opposed our request to expand these services, which could result in the continued need to separate delicate newborns from their mothers and families. Read More»

FreeSpeech for 08-25-10

I want to take a moment to thank the Fayette County deputy who blasted through the RED light at Ga. Highway 92 and Rivers Road around 8:40 p.m. Sunday (Aug. 15) and did not take the time to use sirens to warn us of his approach as we crossed 92 during a GREEN light. I guess you thought the lights that you turned on as you reached the intersection before your left turn onto Rivers Road were enough of a warning. I am pretty sure the key is to turn the lights on BEFORE you get to the intersection with a RED light, but what do I know? I am just the private citizen who pays your salary. Read More»

Life isn't always manageable

Sallie Satterthwaite's picture

This week’s column is highly personal. If “personal” bothers you, stop reading now. I intend this to celebrate the power of a single word: Manageable.
For the first few years, I wouldn’t call my demon by its rightful name. When you may be in the grip of an incurable disease, what’s a little denial? Can’t make things worse or better. Read More»

Peachtree City UPDATES - Week of August 23, 2010

Betsy Tyler's picture

Path safety reminder, update on Hwy 74 widening & road closing, Patriot Day events, and lots to do this week! Read More»

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