Opinion

I quit

Rick Ryckeley's picture

Quit, give up, or surrender. No matter how you say it, I’ve had enough and I’m doing it.

Growing up at 110 Flamingo Street, Dad used to say, “Winners never quit, and quitters never win.” Now that I’m an official quitter, I’ve got news for Dad: He was right.

I’m not trying to win anymore – just trying to survive. So what has pushed me out of the winner’s circle, you may ask? I’ll give you a hint: growing up it usually came either in black, white, or avocado. Read More»

Southern snowfalls

David Epps's picture

On Wednesday morning, the area was under a winter storm watch. All area school and colleges were closed, motorists were being advised to stay home and truckers were warned that they may be denied access to the interstate highways in Georgia.

At 9:30 a.m., the temperature was 32 degrees Fahrenheit and nary a snowflake nor rain drop was anywhere to be found in the local vicinity.

On Tuesday evening, the weather gurus were saying that the snow would begin by 10 a.m. By Wednesday morning, the predicted snowfall was to be at 6 p.m. Read More»

Who loves America?

Cal Thomas's picture

Rudy Giuliani, the former mayor of New York City, is taking some heat — and winning praise in some quarters — for remarks he made at a private dinner last week at which he questioned President Obama’s love for America. Read More»

Who Rudy was talking about

Dr. Paul Kengor's picture

[Editor’s note: This article first appeared at The American Spectator.]

Rudy Giuliani is being roundly criticized for several recent statements he has made about President Barack Obama, including the claim that Obama in his youth was influenced by a literal communist. I cannot address all of Giuliani’s remarks, but I can certainly speak to the influence of the communist he referred to. In short, Rudy was correct and he even had Obama’s exact age (9) right when he was first introduced to this person. Read More»

Vacation Bible School

Ronda Rich's picture

Coming home one Sunday from the family dinner after church, I said, out of the blue, “I feel like we should volunteer for Vacation Bible School.”

Without hesitation or discussion, Tink nodded. “That’s fine.”

And so, we did. There’s not a lot they could find to do with us because we aren’t particularly skilled or gifted, but they were loathe to turn away willing volunteers, so they gave us the registration table to handle for two nights. Read More»

Midway point of Ga. legislative session

Matt Ramsey's picture

Monday, Feb. 23, marked the 20th day, the half-way point for the 2015 legislative session. The doors of our state Capitol are always open to the people of Georgia, and I have had the privilege of meeting with multiple impressive individuals and groups from the 72nd district.

I have enjoyed the company of the Youth Equine Champions, the Fayette County Realtors, and the Newnan Youth City Council. In addition to my own district, legislators are visited by numerous associations, colleges, and departments which take the time to share their insight and expertise. Read More»

Water park offers immediate blight

When I drive by Dolce or look at aerial photos of the property, I see trees. When I look at the conceptual drawings of the water park, I see what must be acres of buildings and blacktop parking lot — a perfect design for an urban heat island. When I look at topographical maps, I see stormwater runoff from impervious surfaces onto a floodplain that is already overloaded.

I find it unconscionable that the trees at Dolce are apparently going to be sacrificed on the altar of commercialism. This is especially puzzling in a city that is so strict on tree removal by property owners. Read More»

GOP head shows why district voting is needed

I would like to personally thank Scott Fabricius, chairman of the Fayette County Republican Party, for his letter to the editor last week. I could not have done a better job justifying why Fayette County needs district voting.

His statement regarding Leonard Presberg’s dutiful election, “Does anyone really believe that Fayette voters outside of District 5 would have elected an admitted non-Christian member of the Free Thought Society to our school board” is both shocking and disturbing. Read More»

PTC’s Imker: How to run for City Council

City Council posts 1 and 2 are up for election this coming Nov. 3. This letter is for you, the citizens, to encourage you to consider running for office. It may appear unconventional that someone in office would advise others to run for that office. But if you know anything about me, you know I don’t fit the mold of a typical politician. Read More»

Local legislators are voting for weaker student tests

If you think Fayette County students should graduate with the ability to read, write, and do math, then you will want to know that Representatives Matt Ramsey (R–Peachtree City) and John Yates (R–Griffin) both voted to completely eliminate the High School Graduation Test when they voted for House Bill 91. Read More»

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