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The library

Rick Ryckeley's picture

The questions seemed simple enough, or at least I thought they were. Still, the only answer given was a blank look of confusion from the front desk attendant.
Last week, The Wife was doing research at the Vanderbilt Library in Nashville, Tenn., and I had tagged along for the ride. Who knew it would bring back memories from a research trip to another library some 45 years ago? That trip didn’t end well for yours truly. Read More»

At-risk veterans & their healing dogs

Terry Garlock's picture

Since 9-11 we have asked a great deal of our all-volunteer military. Over a decade of deployments to war zones make our present force the most combat-experienced ever, but sending individual troops on three, four, five or more combat tours levies immeasurable cost to them and their family.

It should be no surprise that we have a spike in the number of veterans with post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) issues and traumatic brain injury (TMI), wounds that are not outwardly visible, and sometimes the care they receive just isn’t enough.
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‘To equality!’

Editorial cartoon by Chip Bok. Copyright 2014 Creators Syndicate. President Obama toasts French President Hollande: "To equality!"

Editorial cartoon by Chip Bok. Copyright 2014 Creators Syndicate. President Obama toasts French President Hollande: "To equality!"

Fayette County is at a crossroads

Matt Forshee's picture

During the recession, something huge happened in Fayette County, the impact of which has not truly been felt: The “Developer of Peachtree City,” Pathway Communities, closed up shop.

Whether you agree with the choices that were made or not by them when they were developing, the entity was constantly impacting the community with the addition of residential, commercial and industrial space.

During the development of the city, Pathway and its predecessors developed the largest industrial park on the south side of Atlanta, the 2,200-acre Peachtree City Industrial Village.
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A word worth saving

Mark Westmoreland's picture

Graffiti (“Who needs you?” “Not so high-and-mighty now, are you?” “Serves you right!”) cover its once-majestic walls. It used to be so beautiful, so solid, but these days it’s crumbling from neglect — gutters hanging, stained glass windows broken. No one seems to want to take responsibility for it.

Actually, I’m talking about a word here, and the word is religion (cue the boos), that ancient bastion of truth now ridiculed by believers and non-believers alike.

Well, call me passe; call me stodgy even; but I think the word is worth saving. It just needs some sprucing up.
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Do you really hate slavery?

Walter Williams's picture

Evil acts are given an aura of moral legitimacy by noble-sounding socialistic expressions, such as spreading the wealth, income redistribution, caring for the less fortunate, and the will of the majority. Let’s have a thought experiment to consider just how much Americans sanction evil.

Imagine there are several elderly widows in your neighborhood. They have neither the strength to mow their lawns, clean their windows and perform other household tasks nor the financial means to hire someone to help them.
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A heroic family

Ronda Rich's picture

It happened recently. The 20th anniversary of the death of stock car racer Davey Allison. Maybe you remember him. Maybe you don’t.

But I shall never forget him.

The first time I met him was when he won an ARCA race at the track then called Atlanta International Raceway. I was a sports writer covering the event. He was happy but his joy was marred by the death of another driver that day. The next time I saw him was a couple of years later in Talladega. Never have I seen anyone as happy, just bursting with unbridled joy, as Davey was that day.
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King: Reasons to OK new light

Having served as a councilman for the past 90 days, by any standard, makes me no expert in all things Peachtree City.

The experience and wealth of knowledge possessed by Mayor Fleisch and council members Learnard and Imker along with their willingness to work in harmony for our city is a rare commodity as compared to other locales.

Couple this with being able to work alongside my long-time friend Terry Ernst makes this experience that much more enjoyable.
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Rep. Westmoreland MIA on farm bill vote

“Catfish are jumping and the cotton is high” are lyrics from the song “Summertime.” I think this is the way all of the benefactors feel after pushing the farm “pork” bill through.

This is the condition of the benefactors of the latest government giveaway — pure lard in the form of the just passed farm bill with our tax dollars given to cronies, special interests, big agriculture, and campaign contributors.
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Chance phone call

Majority Leader Ronnie Chance is my state senator.

He does not return my phone calls.

Am I the only one?

Gloria Ferrell

Peachtree City, Ga.

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