Opinion

Spring's marching orders

Sallie Satterthwaite's picture

Okay, readers, listen up. You can put it off no longer. Spring is here and waiting for you to get with it. And no, hammock time does not count.

Get those birdfeeders cleaned out and and filled, but I’ll let you off light if you want to taper off feeder food. Dave, our bird guy, says feeding birds is for our pleasure in seeing them close-up. Winter through mid-spring is when they need us to help feed them. Take your cue from the weather, especially the temperature. Read More»

A day of new beginnings

David Epps's picture

Every society incorporates certain times into its calendar as “new beginning” possibilities. New Year’s Day is one such day.

People look forward to a new year, unscathed by the scars, failures, and disappointments of the previous year. One fellow at the gym said that he dreads the first three weeks of January. “It takes about that long for all the new sign-ups who have made resolutions to ‘lose weight and to get fit’ to go back to their normal patterns.” Read More»

The viability of healthcare reform

D.W. MacKenzie's picture

Now that the healthcare reform bill has been signed, it will face legal challenges in courtrooms. However, the judges in these cases do not possess the authority needed to render a final verdict on healthcare reform.

The success or failure of healthcare reform ultimately depends upon whether or not it conforms to economic laws, rather than with the opinions of judges. Read More»

The Boy

Rick Ryckeley's picture

Although it was many years ago, it seems just like yesterday. In a cold hospital room, I held in my nervous hands for the first time what would turn out to be my only child.

He would have neither brothers or sisters to spend time with, learn from, or call for help in times of need. For 23 years, his story has been the same. He has been alone.

Today, at 10 o’clock in a brightly lit commission chambers, that all changes. The Boy will finally have brothers and sisters he can call family. Read More»

Columnist Cal Thomas interviews Newt Gingrich: 'What would Newt do?'

Cal Thomas's picture

Sitting in his spacious Washington, D.C., office on K Street, the leader of the last Republican revolution, former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich, ponders the future and likes what he sees. The intensity and commitment by the tea partiers to “throw the bums” out, seems to him as strong as the 1994 revolution that swept Democrats from power and gave Republicans an opportunity Gingrich readily admits they squandered. Read More»

Peachtree City: Share the path — safely

Betsy Tyler's picture

Peachtree City’s path system is probably one of our most popular amenities, whether you use it for recreation, transportation, or both.

Whether you are on foot, bike, or golf cart, path users need to remember that they share the path with other types of users. This requires knowing and following the rules, as well as a little bit of consideration for others. Read More»

The debt storm threatens America’s future

Steve Brown's picture

Someone hands you a photo of a horrific car crash, broken glass everywhere, steel frames in twisted little balls. The person then tells you this is your car several years down the road and your entire family was in it. Studying the picture more intently, you realize it is your car right down to the bumper stickers and the license plate. Read More»

Numbed by Mammon, Part 2

Ben Nelms's picture

Historian Will Durant once said, “Caesar hoped to reform men by changing laws and institutions; Christ wished to remake institutions and lessen laws by changing men.”

Who is Caesar? Does he not live today, and in every day? Or are we to believe that the spirit of anti-Christ has vanished? Do you really believe that some of the authorities and powers and world rulers of the darkness that exist all live in nations other than the U.S.? And with us being the most powerful nation in the world? Read More»

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»

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