Opinion

Legislative update: Cross-state health insurance bill advances

Matt Ramsey's picture

Last week the House convened for legislative days 28 through 30. As I have previously mentioned, Day 30 of the legislative session is referred to as “Cross-Over Day,” as it is the final day of the session that a bill can move out of the House or Senate and still be considered by the other body before the end of the session on Day 40.

It is always a long and late day with dozens of bills being considered on the floor of the House, and this year was no different. Read More»

Southern men & new clothes for Easter

Ronda Rich's picture

Years ago, before fuel conservation became popular and trendy, I was a forerunner to saving gas by combining errands. When I go into town, I spend several hours doing errands that I have been waiting to do. It saves both gas and time.

One of those combination trips always includes the beauty shop and having my car serviced simultaneously. The other day, I stopped in to Harrison’s where those folks who have become good friends, take good care of both me and my car.

“Can I get a ride to the beauty shop?” I asked Roger, while several other customers milled around. Read More»

Imker: Just straight talk on PTC budget

Peachtree City has about a $25 million annual budget. Of this, $12 million is for police and fire/EMS, $3 million for public works, $4 million for recreation (including library) and $4 million for everything else (finance/purchasing, engineering, planning, zoning, code enforcement, court, IT, public relations, HR, etc.) Please excuse the rough numbers as they are for discussion purposes only.

Some of you just added those numbers up, and it only came to $23 million. The rest is debt payment. Read More»

Wherever ‘Little House on the Prairie’ went, we need to go back

What happened to “Little House on the Prairie”?

In the mid 1980s it was in the top 10 list of most watched programs. Today, it has been replaced in popularity by “Desperate Housewives.”

This is so symptomatic of our times. It seems we are focused to ensure everyone is special, no one is to blame, and when times get tough enough someone will be there to bail you out. Are these the qualities we want to embrace for our future?

Forget Wisteria Lane, Walnut Grove is looking better by the minute. Read More»

Official county information documents faulty reasons for bypass

Many letters and articles about the West Fayetteville Bypass have criticized the county for building a “road to nowhere.” Let’s take a look at the language the Fayette County Road Department has actually published as a rationale. This is available online at the Fayette county government website under SPLOST Project R-5, items #15-16. Here’s what the county says: Read More»

Parallels between Rome, U.S. eerie

Many years before there was the United States of America, there was a republic called Rome. Actually, I never realized that “Ancient Rome” as we’ve come to know it existed in three phases that spanned the course of almost a thousand years.

It was founded sometime between 758 and 728 B.C. and existed as a monarchy for over two centuries. It then became a democratic republic, which lasted for 460 years, and finally transitioned to an empire for the final 200 or so years. Read More»

Free Speech 03/31/10

To the person who commented on Fayette County and the “more diverse” community potentially having something to do with an increase in crime: I just have one question. Do you teach your children to be racist, too? How awful.

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Peachtree City UPDATES for March 29

Betsy Tyler's picture

Hopefully, most folks have seen the notice about the Wisdom Road project getting underway today.

It will reduce the roadway to one lane for most of the 45-day project, but the road will only be completely closed during Spring Break, April 3 – 11. Read More»

Wool-gathering at the wheel: As dangerous as DUI

Sallie Satterthwaite's picture

This column keeps surfacing from somewhere deep in my online documents while I’m looking for something else, but it’s old. I can tell by the updating I’m doing that at least most of it was written quite some time ago. The content suggests that I was holding forth on communicating while driving. And that was before “texting” was even a real term. Read More»

Fayette’s services to seniors face cuts; town hall meetings start Monday

Debbie Britt's picture

Please help us advocate for Fayette County’s seniors. Be informed. Be proactive. Know what’s at risk. Make plans to attend one of our upcoming “town hall” information meetings at Fayette Senior Services Life Enrichment Center, 4 Center Drive, Fayetteville. Read More»