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Senoia museum worthy of note

David Epps's picture

Not long ago, while traveling through the town of Senoia, Ga., I decided to stop at the Senoia Area Historical Society Museum. I had passed by the place many times and had always thought, “Hmmm. I should stop in there sometime,” but I was always in a hurry. This time, even though I didn’t have a great deal of time, I decided to stop anyway. I was glad I did.

Senoia, Ga., is a town with more than a 150-year history. When my family moved to Georgia in 1983, Senoia appeared to be a tiny, sleepy village with, in essence, a Main Street with a few businesses. Read More»

A few questions about T-SPLOST

Terry Garlock's picture

I know some good people support the upcoming T-SPLOST vote, but I remain unconvinced. Since I am admittedly a mere novice on local transportation issues, I’ll tell you the questions that still trouble me, just in case someone can convincingly clear away my fog.

Why is more tax and more government always the answer? I am reflexively troubled when told we must create yet another level of government, a region of 10 metro Atlanta counties, to make decisions on spending a new sales tax of 1 percent on transportation projects. Read More»

Promote, not provide, healthcare

Dave Richardson's picture

Unless you were deep sea diving, in the jungles of the Amazon, or lost in space, you heard the Supreme Court has upheld the controversial Affordable Care Act. I don’t want to get into whether it is good law or bad law (it’s bad). Nor do I want to talk about alternative legislation to this government monstrosity.

I want to ask the question we seldom ask: Should the federal government be involved in the healthcare business? What is the role of government? Read More»

Elections, your mother and other deep thoughts

Claude Paquin's picture

In a July 3 column by Scott Bradshaw, we’re asked to consider whether having unopposed local incumbents in our elections is a blessing or a problem.

Let me first explain the obvious: for an unopposed incumbent, being unopposed is largely a blessing. I have yet to see one who openly challenges anyone to “bring it on” before the qualification period expires. Read More»

Remembering the Fourth in red, white and black

Bonnie Willis's picture

Like most there are so many things I love about the fourth of July — seeing the vibrant red, white and blue colors; grilling meat, meat, and more meat; having cookouts with family and friends; and watching amazing fireworks.

This year my children and I had the opportunity to be on the Tea Party float in the Peachtree City parade. It was a magnificent float replicating the ship from the Boston Tea Party. Read More»

Grammar vs. truth in telling

Ronda Rich's picture

Someone wrote to complain about my grammar. This isn’t new, though it doesn’t particularly irritate me. This gentleman was especially kind in his admonishments, noting first and foremost how much he enjoys my writings.

“I would never presume to edit your excellent work,” he wrote. “But I would like to recommend a book for you.” It was a book on proper grammar.

He was so gentle in his suggestion that I took the time to write back and explain that, basically, I know better than I do. I just choose not to do better. Read More»

Ask Father Paul

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 a few that I have received in my ministry over the years and via email for this column.

 Dear father Paul:  Why was Mary being a virgin so important?  I don’t get it. — Susan
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Montserrat visited

Sallie Satterthwaite's picture

Montserrat, Barcelona, Spain

We debarked from our cruise ship eagerly, glad to be back on dry land and to see what Barcelona was all about. We met Mary there; she had flown in from her home in Germany to spend a few days with us before we all flew on to our next stop.

Barcelona is the best example we’ve seen of an Olympic city that got it right. Outdoor statuary, foot bridges, green parks – they’ve maintained most of the more interesting Olympic legacies. Read More»

Stolen valor

Kent Kingsley's picture

On the same day the Supreme Court released their ill-advised opinion about Obamacare, another bad decision was released.

That decision was to find the Stolen Valor law unconstitutional due to First Amendment rights of free speech. Unbelievable!

We all know there are exceptions to the free speech part of the First Amendment. You can’t yell fire in a movie house is the classic example; but the Court finds that it is alright to claim the Medal of Honor when you haven’t served in the military. Unbelievable! Read More»

The third step

Rick Ryckeley's picture

Growing up at 110 Flamingo, my three brothers, sister and I had summers packed full of one adventure after another. For seven years, we had dirt clod and water balloon battles, did flips off of rope swings into the cool waters of Cripple Creek, and rode trees in the Haunted Forest.

Unfortunately, in the middle of all those adventures, a few times things went horribly wrong. Those misadventures scared even us. When that happened, we never told our parents for fear they would never let us out of our rooms again.

This story is one of those misadventures. Read More»

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