City locks restrooms from its own citizens

We have a group of over 50 casual tennis players that use the Glenloch tennis courts so we do not conflict with the more serious tennis players who use the tennis center.

A few months ago, we tried to obtain a key to the restrooms at Glenloch. We sent emails to the recreation staff that were never answered. We offered to put up a $75 deposit for a key. We sent one of our players to the recreation department, and were told that only people that were doing business with the department could have a key. I guess this doesn’t apply to soccer players — they get a key. Read More»

Healthcare: Why have Ga. Democrats been silent?

For the past year, Americans have heard quite a bit about post-partisanship and the promise of a new kind of politics. During the 2008 campaign season, the rhetoric soared, as did expectations.

Now, as 2010 begins, and we take account of 2009, it is abundantly clear that word has not been met with deed. In fact, the only thing new in Washington is the sheer magnitude of the partisanship, pork-barrelling, and promise-breaking. Read More»

Imker: Never have I supported raises for PTC Council members

I do not and have never supported a pay raise for myself as a city council member. So don’t bunch me in with those that do.

The previous council (2007) authorized the pay raise from $6,000 to $12,000 per year for council members. By choice, I and others have decided to keep the job pay budgeted at $6,000.

I understand the implications of budgeting for all city paid positions. When the economics turn around, then and only then will I consider pay increases. Read More»

Cellphones cause wrecks — here’s proof

On Sept. 10, 2009, I was involved in a rear-end accident. I was traveling north on Ga. Highway 74, traveling in the right lane doing about 50 mph. I had begun to slow down because the traffic ahead of me was slowing down to enter Interstate 85.

All of a sudden I looked into my rearview mirror and noticed a car was right on my tail. In a matter of a microsecond, between my telling my wife that “that idiot is going to hit us,” the actual collision occurred. Read More»

Some bold tax suggestions for legislators

Claude Paquin's picture

It is well known that the Constitution of the state of Georgia requires the legislature to adopt a balanced budget. A balanced budget is one where the projected revenues and the projected expenses are practically equal.

It is also well known that the current tax structure of the state is producing declining revenues. So what can we do?

We have three choices: (1) reduce the expenses so they match the revenue, (3) increase the revenue so it matches the expenses, (3) do a bit of both so the numbers meet somewhere in the middle. Read More»

Officials should encourage input

Steve Brown's picture

I was in attendance for the Jan. 21 Peachtree City Council meeting and was thoroughly pleased. It appears the new group manning the helm is quite capable of piloting our ship.

My main reason for attending was the approval of a new management contract between the city and the Peachtree City Dog Park Association. The contract was approved and 100 percent of the fees collected will go toward operating and maintaining the dog park. Read More»

Peachtree City Girls Softball League honors a soldier

Terry Garlock's picture

Kailani Serapion is a 9-year-old softball player, and a fourth-grader this year at Huddleston Elementary. Her softball experience is a good example of what the Peachtree City Girls Softball League strives for, and the dad she misses a lot is a key part of our league.

Kailani’s dad, Guy Serapion, is a teacher. He is also a U.S. Army National Guard Infantry staff sergeant deployed to Afghanistan since last April, working in the city of Gardez where he is engaged as an advisor to the Afghan National Police Force, which also serves as their military. Read More»

If you can’t tell a story, then just be quiet . . .

Ronda Rich's picture

There is a friend I have who cannot, for the life of her, tell a story.

Sadly, she thinks she can.

This often leads to drawn out phone conversations, dinners and afternoons over coffee that can be nothing less than a yawning bore.

First, she has very little sense of humor. At least when she’s the one doing the talking. Now, she laughs merrily at others and often at my witticisms, proving she knows a good punch line when she hears it. She just can’t conjure up one of her own. Read More»

Ask Father Paul 012710

Father Paul Massey's picture

Answers to your questions about life, religion and the Bible

Pastors get some of the most interesting questions from people they meet and people in their congregations. Here are some questions that I’ve gotten over the years of my ministry and via email for this column. Read More»

Revolution in Massachusetts

David Epps's picture

I am a self-described independent voter who tends to lean toward conservatism. If this were the 1960s, I would be a John F. Kennedy liberal. JFK promoted civil rights, women’s rights, a hand up for the disadvantaged, educational programs that would improve the lot of motivated youth who yearned for success, inspiration to achieve, and the opportunity to serve one’s country and community — this type of liberalism I could buy. Read More»