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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.

Challenging ‘the world seen through Steve Brown’s eyes’

With the acceptance of Judge Timothy Batten’s redistricting map, it is time to look at this year’s commission election. Since I live in Peachtree City and reside in the new District 3, as does Steve Brown, that is the focus of this letter.

In discussing Steve Brown with another person, they made an excellent statement. That being, “The world seen through the eyes of Steve Brown,” meaning he does not need engineering reports or any other data to decide the right answer.
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Obama skis through Congress

Obama skis through Congress

Editoral cartoon by Glenn McCoy. Copyright 2014 Tribune Content Agency. "Obama skis through Congress."

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