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PTC Council action revealed as illegal

Cal Beverly's picture

With the publication of the GIRMA letter online and in this week’s print edition, the last quasi-legal pretense of the Peachtree City Council majority has been thoroughly discredited.

According to City Councilman Eric Imker, Mayor Don Haddix “stole” nearly $10,000 from the city Read More»

You gotta move it, move it to see ‘Europe’s Most Wanted’

Kevin Thomas's picture

*** 1/2

Seven years ago, I wrote a film review of “Madagascar.” The Citizen was having a contest where they wanted a kid to send in a review of a new film. I wrote one (Not my best, but hey, I was 10), and sent it in. The paper liked it so much that they wanted to talk to me. So, my mother drove me up to The Citizen and we talked to Michael Boylan for a few minutes. He liked me so much that he gave me a job as a reviewer for kids’ films. I love what I do and, though the first “Madagascar” might not be the best animated film in the world, it will always be special to me. Read More»

Introvert or extrovert?

David Epps's picture

Are you an introvert or an extrovert? The popular notion of an introvert is that of a shy person, one who keeps to one’s self, a person who shuns the limelight and so on.
An extrovert, it is thought, is that Type A personality who is gregarious, always the center of attention, one who mixes easily with others, the obvious leader, and is the life of the party. Read More»

Nothing to sneeze at

Rick Ryckeley's picture

Sleep has evaded me more nights than I care to count – a severely broken nose being the culprit. Breathing with mouth closed has now become almost impossible.

Trust me; it’s nothing to sneeze at. Not being able to breathe that is – especially at night. It’s something most of us take for granted. At the end of the day, going to bed, sleeping and breathing.

So why would a story about a broken nose from years past be interesting you may ask? Because how my nose was broken, and who actually did the dastardly deed you’re just not going to believe. For you see, you already know his name. Read More»

I need to talk about Kevin

Michael Boylan's picture

Ten years ago, when I was just a fresh-faced lad of 27, I was approached in my duties as Names and Faces Editor by a boy who wanted to write movie reviews. I thought it was a great idea. It would be something cute for the readers and a badge of honor for this little guy who had dreams of becoming a movie critic. I didn’t expect that Kevin Thomas would harbor those dreams for very long. Read More»

5 ways to move on transportation

Benita Dodd's picture

Given the wall-to-wall coverage of the upcoming regional transportation sales tax referendum, Georgians could hardly be blamed for believing that all transportation improvement in the state, and especially metro Atlanta, hinges on voter approval of the 10-year, penny sales tax on July 31.

In fact, there are ways to improve transportation policy and funding that can and should be implemented, whether the tax passes or not. Read More»

The citizen and the government

Cal Thomas's picture

In the Aesop Fable “The Grasshopper and the Ant,” there are moral, economic and political lessons for our time, or any other.

As the story goes, the lazy grasshopper wiles away his summer days singing and hopping and having an all-around good time while industrious ants work and march and struggle to carry kernels of corn to their anthills, storing up for the winter to come. Read More»

Where in the 3rd District is Mr. Westmoreland?

Kent Kingsley's picture

For months I have stressed the importance of debates between political candidates. History is replete with examples of the public’s will hinging on debates. I suggested and challenged Mr. Westmoreland to debate 13 times, once in each of the 13 counties in the Third Congressional District.

I am happy to report that Mr. Westmoreland has accepted three debate appearances as of today, June 15. That is a good start, but it isn’t nearly enough with the July 31st election just over six weeks away. Read More»

Good old King James

Ronda Rich's picture

Perhaps you’ve heard. It’s been the source of newspaper, magazine and television stories as they all pay tribute to the anniversary of the King James Bible. It’s a sprightly 400 years old.

On one point do all writers and reporters seem to agree: It’s old but not particularly cherished because few people read that version of the Bible these days. It’s once solid popularity has been eclipsed by the wildly successful New International Version (NIV). Read More»

Communications guide just in time for summer vacation

Dr. David L. Chancey's picture

A wife returned home from work and found her husband sitting in his favorite chair reading the paper. After rummaging around in the kitchen for awhile, she said, “Honey, I read today that men speak 2,000 words a day and women speak 4,000 words each day.

Preoccupied with the paper, he muttered, “Uh-huh, I wonder why that is?”

After a pause, she said, “I guess it’s due to the fact that women have to repeat everything twice to their husbands.”

The husband responded, predictably, “What did you say?” Read More»

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