Opinion

15 years later, another Christmas

Cal Beverly's picture

The opinion reprinted below first appeared in The Citizen Christmas week, 1999.

In the year of our Lord 19 hundred and 99...

Many cultural commentators argue that the United States has entered the post-Christian era, and many applaud that transition as a desirable change in an increasingly multicultural society with diverse religious viewpoints. Read More»

Who’s responsible?

Thomas Sowell's picture

The cold-blooded murder of two New York City policemen as they sat in their car is not only an outrage but also a wake-up call. It shows, in the most painful way, the high cost of having demagogues, politicians, mobs and the media constantly taking cheap shots at the police. Read More»

Who’s the ‘extremist’ around here anyway

William Murchison's picture

Among the journalistic takeaways from the late Congress’ death frenzies is the equivocal plight of the two parties — the grown-up deal makers in both cases squeezed by hardcore, do-it-our-way extremists. On the Republican side John Boehner beset by Ted Cruz, in the Democratic camp the pragmatic Hillary Clinton wing forced to contend with the true-believing fans of Elizabeth Warren. Read More»

2014: O Christmas Tree

Ronda Rich's picture

It was late in the summer of my parents’ lives that I was born into a family with three children well on their way to being grown and done with home.

Life had been a struggle for Mama and Daddy en route to escaping completely the poverty of their Appalachian childhoods. They were married for 12 years before they owned their first lamp (I have and cherish that piece of earthly gain) which was acquired through the generosity of a church congregation that pooled its money and bought it for them. Read More»

In at-large voting, ‘I had 0/5ths vote’

In response to Mr. Mike Mahoney’s claim to have lost four-fifths of his vote, I say I am so sorry for your loss. It must be terrible to lose four-fifths of your vote so we both can equally have one vote for our county commission and school board.

Ironically, the Voting Rights Act was passed 50 years ago because elections had been “rigged” in favor of white candidates for centuries. District voting is an appropriate remedy for government to be inclusive rather than exclusive. Isn’t that fair? Read More»

Ga. Baptists stand with Atl. Fire Chief Cochran

The Georgia Baptist Convention (GBC) is calling on the Christian community to “stand up for biblical principles and fellow believers who are punished or marginalized for their faith.”

The Duluth agency, which represents 1.4-million members statewide, felt called to respond to the recent 30-day suspension of Atlanta Fire Chief Kelvin Cochran by Mayor Kasim Reed. The statement was issued by the GBC’s Public Affairs Committee on Dec. 9. Read More»

PTC boy, 12, examines what makes the holidays special

My name is Archie Chaudhury and I am 12 years old. I live in Atlanta, U.S., and currently studying in Grade 7 at Booth Middle School. I have written an article about my thoughts on the holiday season and request you to consider and publish in any corner of your newspaper. I want to share my thoughts with all kids of Peachtree City. Read More»

Keep investigating water odor complaints

My sincere gratitude to County Commission Chair Steve Brown and to Fayette County Water System Supt. Lee Pope for their positive attitudes and prompt actions during the recent “smelly water” episodes.

The frequent incidents of contamination of our water are of critical concern to every single one of us and deserve our very best efforts at monitoring and control — especially since there is rapidly increasing demand on an already overstrained system.

We must make sure that our analytical efforts include application of the fine arts of sampling, open-minded persistence and replication. Read More»

Without politics, Obama is empty golf shorts

Who didn’t see this coming? Two New York police officers murdered in their car in cold blood? Just last week “Rev” Al Sharpton protesters were chanting, “What do we want? Dead cops.”

How has it come to this? We elected a community organizer to be President. Not a leader or a patriot. A community organizer! One who has done everything in his power to divide us. Cops vs citizens. Doctors vs. patients. Haves vs. have nots. Etc.

Now that he has been reelected and the 2014 elections have passed he believes he may do whatever he wants. Read More»

Christmas traditions

Rick Ryckeley's picture

If asked, most folks will say they have traditions surrounding the holidays unique only to their family.

Some have ugly sweater parties, others collect nutcrackers from all corners of the world, and at least one neighbor decorates their house with so many lights that the display can be seen from outer space.

While growing up at 110 Flamingo Street, my family was no exception when it came to having family traditions.

Although, looking back, some of those traditions might seem downright strange. Read More»

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