Opinion

The big picture? How about green fuel?

This letter is in response to “Oil spills and the big picture,” by William Murchison in last Saturday’s The Citizen.

Mr. Murchison assumes that the news of the oil spill in the Gulf Of Mexico is the “small picture,” as related to this country’s “need” for the “black, yucky stuff from way below the seabed,” which he describes as the “big picture,” and that our “need” for this black, yucky stuff, is “nonnegotiable.”

Last night on Fox News’ Geraldo Show, Michael Brown, former FEMA director, via telephone call to Geraldo, stated that “there are 4,000 oil wells in the Gulf.” Read More»

Book lover asks for help to save B&N

A month ago I heard sad news for our community that the Barnes & Noble bookstore located in Fayetteville is about to close.

I remember when I first moved to Fayetteville and I did not have a job, friends and family, so I used to go frequently to the bookstore and spent many hours there, lost in the reading of different kinds of books, eating a delicious desert, with the help of such as wonderful workers who were ready to help every customer. Read More»

A hill of crosses

Sallie Satterthwaite's picture

In the photos it looks like a couple of lengths of PVC pipe, and not proportioned quite like the Latin cross Christians revere. It has stood for decades on a small pile of rocks on a craggy hill in the Mojave Desert, and is unadorned. At different times in its embattled 75 years it has been covered with a box or a blanket, with posters announcing that a religious symbol should not be placed on public land. Read More»

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»

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