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After election, Obama unleashed

Cal Thomas's picture

Politicians and presidents of both parties have occasionally suffered from open-mic syndrome, saying something when they thought the microphone was turned off they wished had not been made public.

The latest to fall prey to that amplification of the mouth is President Obama. The president told Russian President Dmitry Medvedev during their Monday meeting in Seoul, South Korea that once re-elected, he would have “more flexibility” to deal with missile defense. The president asked Medvedev to relay to incoming President Vladimir Putin his request for “patience” and “space.” Read More»

A review of bills passed in busy legislative session

Matt Ramsey's picture

Last Thursday as the clock struck midnight the General Assembly concluded its 40th and final day of the 2012 legislative session. It was a busy session and I believe our continued focus on jobs and the state economy led to some important measures being sent to the Governor’s desk in the final days of the session.

I thought I would quickly summarize a few of the measures that received final passage in the last week of the session.



FY 2013 Budget Act, HB 742
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No tax can ever be ‘fair’ that wastes our money

Claude Paquin's picture

Some people believe everything they’re told. Others are not so gullible.

About a week ago, my representative in Congress, Lynn Westmoreland, mailed me a large postcard purporting to offer Tax Tips, A Resource Guide for Your 2011 Tax Return. The card clearly indicated it was prepared, published and mailed at taxpayer expense.

The first “tip” was the headline Tax Day: April 16th.

That was dead wrong. The deadline this year is April 17. Read More»

Easter & Mama’s cake

Ronda Rich's picture

It started with Mama. All good stories and jokes in our family, including me, started with her.

Like many women, Southern ones particularly, she enjoyed reading recipes. When she died, I mined through hundreds of recipes torn from newspapers and magazines. I saved every one, organizing them, and even tried an incredibly good recipe for beef roast. Finally, after years of trying, I can make a delicious rump roast. Read More»

Walt Disney and Easter

Justin Kollmeyer's picture

Ed Young, Christian pastor, author, and speaker, writes in his book The Creative Leader:

“Following his stint in World War I, Walt Disney stepped into the American entertainment business with dreams of becoming a cartoonist and animator. Despite setback after setback, Disney persisted with his vision to produce groundbreaking entertainment through the creative medium of animation. Read More»

Mary's view from the South

Sallie Satterthwaite's picture

Found a goldmine of letters the girls wrote back and forth to their parents while Dave was helping start the production of fiberglass insulation in Fairburn. I was at home in New Jersey, readying the house for sale, while they spent the summer swimming or wishing they could. It’s interesting to see their perception of their new home in Georgia.

Aug. 3, 1971, from Mary, 13, to me:
How’s everything up north? Things are fine down here, though slightly boring. The house really looks great. Hope it gets finished on time. Read More»

Peachtree City UPDATES - Week of April 2, 2012

Betsy Tyler's picture

Council meets Thursday, vehicle and equipment auction underway, Planning Commission meets next Monday, safety reminders about foxes, underage golf cart drivers, and those turning from Crosstown to Highway 74, summer camps, and more . . . Read More»

I've finally lost it

Rick Ryckeley's picture

Ask The Wife, she will tell you. I haven’t lost my memory. One must actually have one first in order to lose it.

Funny, I can remember the details of things that happened over 45 years ago as clear as if they happened just last week. The first time I was chased, caught, and beaten by Down the Street Bully Brad is pounded painfully into my memory. That and I still carry the scar on my chin. Read More»

A church united this coming Friday

David Epps's picture

This coming Good Friday, April 6, will mark the 31st Annual Community Good Friday Service in Peachtree City.

It is not unusual for churches to celebrate Good Friday. It is not rare for a few churches, usually of like or similar theology, to combine for a Good Friday observance.

It is very unusual, however, for very diverse churches to meet together year after year for over three decades. A wonderful anomaly will take place once again next Friday. Read More»

Remembering Furman Bisher

Loran Smith's picture

[On the Friday before he died] I called Furman Bisher from Ft. Myers, Fla., to tell him about the showcase Red Sox training facilities, which were officially christened in February. He was an eager listener.

No sportswriter enjoyed spring training more than did Furman whose friends gathered to say goodbye to the esteemed and accomplished columnist on a recent Saturday. We talked about a lot of things in that final conversation, which centered primarily on his missing the forthcoming Masters for the first time since 1949 and his objective to have his ailing back fixed. Read More»

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