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Peachtree City UPDATES: Traffic Alert for May 15, Walgreens concept plan

Betsy Tyler's picture

Hi, there! I apologize for abandoning my “post” the past couple of weeks, but I spent a few beautiful days on the Gulf Coast. While I’m still missing the daily walks on the beach and the constant dolphin swim-bys, I’m happy to be back to daily life in the land of tree-lined streets, sign ordinances, and zoning! Read More»

Welcome to my new Blog

Don Haddix's picture

I would like to thank The Citizen for giving me both Columnist and Blogger space and Betsy Tyler space as well. Read More»

I met a nice lady

Rick Ryckeley's picture

I met a nice lady yesterday. She said she could type over 100 words per minute. While such a task is not so unusual in today’s world of Twitter this and Twitter that, when she does, it is.

She hugs her husband and then types — everything. Everything he says. She even types while hugging him. A strange relationship, for sure, but I guess it works for them. The happy hugging and typing couple have been married now for 20 years. They have five children. Read More»

Hi Mom!

David Epps's picture

It has been said that the largest number of telephone calls made in a given year are made on Mother’s Day. It is also reported that the largest number of collect telephone calls are made on Father’s Day.

Often it is the Dad who buys Junior his first baseball glove, hockey stick, basketball, or football and spends countless hours in the back yard with said kid helping to hone those athletic skills.

Yet, if Dad’s pride and joy makes it to the big time, nearly always he will look into the cameras on the day of the big game, wave, and shout, “Hi, Mom!” Read More»

Serving homeless people gives new perspective on our comforts

[Editor’s note: The following essay was the first place winner in the Peachtree City Rotary Club’s “Laws of Life” student essay contest. The author is Michael Carroll, sixth-grader at J.C. Booth Middle School.]

By Michael Carroll

Everybody thinks they know the true meaning of being grateful; they don’t.

I think the only people who know the true meaning of being grateful are the homeless. Read More»

Before there was 9-1-1

Carolyn Cary's picture

Way back in the year 1975, the state of Georgia decreed that each and every county must have an ambulance system, whether it was paid or volunteer.

Forty hearty Fayette Countians volunteered with about half of them going to school for six months in the evening and the other half during the second half of the year.

I was in the second class and am proud of my EMT number, 5025, indicating that just over 5,000 people in Georgia completed classes that first year. Currently the EMT numbers are reaching the 50,000 mark. Read More»

The state and the National Day of Prayer

Cal Thomas's picture

If one tries hard enough and is clever enough, one can find a federal judge to rule on just about anything.

The Freedom From Religion Foundation, a group of atheists and agnostics based in Madison, Wis., filed a lawsuit asking Judge Barbara Crabb to order the government to cease from its annual National Day of Prayer proclamation. Last month, Judge Crabb ruled in the group’s favor.

Congress established the day of prayer in 1952 and reaffirmed it in 1988. It occurs on the first Thursday of May [May 6, this week]. Read More»

When kids leave the nest . . .

Ronda Rich's picture

Lately, a couple of girlfriends have been lamenting the upcoming going of their children. Both will see their oldest graduate from high school shortly and edge closer to a life independent of Mama.

There have been several lunches and many more phone calls when one or the other has become weepy and said, “I know it’s going to be okay but it’s so hard. I can’t imagine life without my baby at home.”

Both of the children are choosing colleges away from home and one has even chosen to go clear across the country to a university in California. Read More»

The silent economic killer: Obama’s VAT proposal

Dick Morris's picture

When conservatives like Neal Boortz proposed the “fair tax” (a levy on consumption, not on income), we should have known that the Barack Obama left would seize on the proposal not as Boortz intended it to be — a replacement for the income tax — but as an addition to it. Now Obama has let it be known that the value-added tax, or VAT, is “on the table” as he casts about for taxes to lock in his gigantic levels of federal spending. Read More»

Financial meltdown intrigue in Greece: Should we care and why?

Dr. Mark W. Hendrickson's picture

The intertwined worlds of government and finance are swirling with drama not seen since the fall of Lehman Brothers in 2008. The epicenter of the current crisis is Greece.

The Aegean nation’s sovereign debt has been downgraded to “junk” status while talk of outright default by the Greek government has arisen. The very survival of the euro — the 11-year-old currency used by Greeks and over 300 million other Europeans — has been brought into question. Read More»

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