Opinion

PTC is NOT a private business; budget must maintain services

Now that the Peachtree City budget is in the forefront of city government once again, it seems appropriate to offer an alternate opinion to the philosophy of “I disagree with city employees who feel they should not contribute more to solving the problem. What would they do if they worked in the commercial/business world?”

The fact is that local government is not the commercial/business world. Read More»

Save the Gulf; shut down all oil wells

“Murphy’s Law” has smacked British Petroleum in the jaw.

I find it hard to believe that people are still supporting continued drilling in the Gulf, once this leak is stopped (if it ever does stop). As of this typing, we are at day 39.

There are more than 4,000 oil wells in the Gulf. A strong hurricane, aided by Murphy’s Law, could cause even more destruction along the Gulf.

It is time to close ALL of these wells, and concentrate on avenues of clean energy.

Hugh Buchanan

Peachtree City, Ga.

Former Mayor Brown a con man with trail of ethics problems

Commissioner Jack Smith has made some decisions I haven’t agreed with, but I believe him to be honest and genuinely concerned about the county and its citizens. He will receive my support in the primary election for county commission.

Steve Brown is another story all together. Brown is very personable, but so is a con man. He talks a good game, but so does a con man. And just like a con man, Brown is out for what he can get for himself. We know, similar to a con man, Mayor Brown was ethically challenged. Read More»

Brown: Chairman Smith misleads on ties with developer-driven bank, mass transit

Several key points were made at the last candidates’ forum that distinguishes me from the incumbent Jack Smith. I will offer a few of those points in this correspondence. Video clips from the forum are available on my campaign website at www.sb4faycom.com. Read More»

Smith, Maxwell taking lots of credit for other folk’s prior accomplishments

I went to watch the “Fayette County Tea Party” County Commission Forum on May 24. It wasn’t amusing, but it was entertaining, and a learning opportunity.

What did we learn? Well, it was clear that any good thing happening in Fayette County is the result of the efforts of the current commission. And, everything bad that’s happened in Fayette County is the fault of previous commissions. Especially the one just prior to this commission. Read More»

A genuine hero

David Epps's picture

He was told he was too small and should go back home. “Go home boy, you’re not 18.” They were right. He was barely 17, having celebrated his birthday just a few months before.

Lloyd Burns was a South Georgia boy who played football at Valdosta High School during the school’s glory days. But there was a new, more sinister, challenge awaiting him. His birth certificate was faked and he held to his story, so Lloyd Burns became one of the nation’s youngest soldiers in 1942. Read More»

Men are just babies

Rick Ryckeley's picture

This is another article that could get me kicked out of the men’s club, but someone has to write about it and it might as well be me.

Old sayings tend to be sprinkled with a lot of truth. Old sayings like, “He married someone that reminded him of his mother.” Let’s face it, guys: when it comes right down to it, we’re all just a bunch of babies. Man babies. Read More»

Peachtree City UPDATES – REALTORS, Memorial Day recognition, & budgets

Betsy Tyler's picture

I’d like to thank the approximately 70 Fayette County real estate professionals who joined us at City Hall yesterday (Tuesday, May 25) to learn more about Peachtree City and to provide input on our web site and brochures. Read More»

Memorial Day: Remembering serious people

Terry Garlock's picture

The approach of Memorial Day reminds me of the utter stupidity emanating from Washington, D.C., and TV news reporters that seem complicit in delivering the party line but rarely think of sobering questions to ask. Read More»

Gun license is not license to commit a crime

Senator Mitch Seabaugh's picture

Georgia’s Common Sense Lawful Carry Act protects lawfully carrying citizens from unknowingly becoming criminals by clarifying where they can and cannot carry their weapons. They know all too well that a license to carry is not a license to commit a crime. Restricting the rights of law-abiding citizens does not protect the public from random acts of violence. The Lawful Carry Act works to preserve these rights not restrict them. Read More»

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