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TSPLOST: About mobility or money?

Benita Dodd's picture

The “Untie Atlanta” commercials on radio and TV are nothing if not clever. Frustrated commuters can relate to the visual onslaught on TV of roads tangled in a giant knot and the radio announcement, accompanied by blaring horns, that says “Traffic in metro Atlanta is tied up in knots ... Let’s untie the knot. Vote yes for the July 31 Regional Transportation Referendum.” Read More»

Criminal justice reform

David Keene's picture

by David Keene and Randy Hicks

The criminal justice debate is often divided into two camps: “Tough on Crime” and “Soft on Crime.” What we need, however, is “Smart on Crime” – a set of policies that makes a distinction between nonviolent, low-risk offenders and violent, career criminals. Read More»

Congressman Westmoreland, let’s have a debate

Kent Kingsley's picture

Debates have a long and storied history in the politics of America. We have all watched debates and they often help us form our opinions of candidates. Certainly presidential debates are the ones history remembers most often.

The first presidential debate I remember as a young child was the Kennedy/Nixon debate of 1960. Many presidential historians have written that those who saw the debate on television thought Kennedy won. Those who listened to the debate on radio thought Nixon won. The debate was pivotal in the outcome of the election that year. Read More»

Understanding what ‘judicial activism’ means

Lance McMillian's picture

The fate of Obamacare now rests with the Supreme Court, and President Obama knows it. In the strongest language of a president toward the Court since FDR announced his ill-fated court-packing plan in the 1930s, President Obama recently challenged the legitimacy of any decision by the Court ruling Obamacare unconstitutional. Read More»

Daddy’s little book

Ronda Rich's picture

I never took my daddy for the sentimental kind. And in this assessment, I was not alone. He was a man’s man with a generous heart and compassionate spirit but sentiment seemed to have no place in his life.

I suppose it’s because his young life had been so hard, so downright sorrowful that he closed his heart and mind to looking back.

For that’s what we sentimental people do – we look back. We find the tender parts of the past that trails behind us and we hold them dear forever in our memory. We keep those times alive. Read More»

Sweet victory

Sallie Satterthwaite's picture

Inquiries.

Homologated.

Autodidactic.

Tintinnabulation.

What do these words have in common?

Nothing whatever that I know of. Except that they are English words and mean something to me.

The first is simple enough, and represents victory over the longtime Scrabble champion of our household. Daughter Mary and I have been Scrabble antagonists virtually since she could say the alphabet. And about junior high (an early term for middle school), she has won nearly every game we’ve ever played. Read More»

Peachtree City UPDATES - Week of April 16, 2012

Betsy Tyler's picture

Council meets this week, reminder on graduation signs & banners, food drive, tick season, Comprehensive Plan open houses, and more . . . Read More»

Ride of a lifetime

Rick Ryckeley's picture

I must admit, being 8 years old at the time, the new game seemed safe enough. Little did I know just how wrong I was – by the end of the day all of us ended up getting hurt. One of us even took a trip to the hospital. But that’s the end of this story. Here’s the beginning.

The plan:

As soon as Older Brother Richard said it was safe, I started to worry. You see, growing up at 110 Flamingo Street, I learned quickly. When there’s no possible way anyone could get hurt, someone always did. And seeing as I hadn’t been injured in about three weeks ... well, I figured I was about due. Read More»

I am a sacramentalist

David Epps's picture

I am a sacramentalist. I view life as a continuing sacrament and I have a sacramental world view. What is a sacrament?

According to the Catholic Church, “Sacraments are outward signs of inward grace, instituted by Christ for our sanctification” (Catechismus concil. Trident., n. 4, ex St. Augustine, “De Catechizandis rudibus”).

Allow me to simplify that definition. I believe that a sacrament is when “The Divine touches the Common and the result is something holy and/or mysterious.” Read More»

Hey, sports parents, let’s remember — it’s all about the kids

Dr. David L. Chancey's picture

An Easter egg hunt annually attended by hundreds of children in Colorado Springs, Colo., was cancelled this year because of misbehavior. Not by the kids, but by the over zealous parents.

Last year, too many parents anxious to help their children gather plastic eggs filled with candy and store coupons jumped the ropes marking the boundaries. What was designed as a fun activity for kids turned into a fiasco of adults acting badly. Read More»