believe, or pass on, all you read
By DAVE HAMRICK
This is a column
about intellectual honesty.
year later, school reform reexamined
By AMY RILEY
It has been a year
since Governor Barnes' hotly contested A-plus Education Reform Act was
unveiled. It eventually passed muster and became law. Since the 2000
legislative session, educators and parents have scrambled to understand
the law and just how the new rules may impact their local systems.
post office support group
This is no joke.
I am starting a support group for victims of post office stress syndrome.
There are support groups for other abuse victims, so if you have had
to experience the long lines, discourteous service and overall bad "vibes"
in the government's equivalent to Russia's Gulag, then please join me
in mutual therapy.
LETTERS TO THE EDITOR
Lenox responds to column, commission
note: The Citizen received two faxes Monday from Peachtree City Mayor
Bob Lenox. The first is addressed to the publisher and the second to
Fayette County Commission Chairman Greg Dunn.]
Definition of gall?
Bob Lenox's questions and comments regarding the rezoning of Fayette
County land on Ga. Hwy. 74 for a proposed commercial endeavor: I am
wondering if Webster's would include his photo as an illustration for
gall, impudence, impertinence, effrontery, audacity, brashness, etc.,
commissioners, for doing your jobs well
No news is usually
good news when we're talking about people who serve in elected office
and the job they do taking care of their responsibilities.
needs bike lanes
Thanks so much for
your forward-looking article on bike lanes. Statistics say that almost
every home in the state has a bicycle stored away; people are afraid
to ride on the roads with cars, and rightly so.
can any fair-minded person approve of current state flag?
Thank you for the
courage of saying what so many of us black folks feel about the state
flag. As a Viet Nam veteran, a retired firemen of 28 years, and a productive
Georgia citizen, I feel insulted, sometimes angry, each time I see the
current state flag.
is compassionate party?
And Democratic leaders
say they are the compassionate party. I don't think so.
explains his vote on city clerk
At the last city
council meeting, council voted 4-1 to appoint City Manager Jim Basinger
city clerk while the city charter is reviewed. The role of the city
clerk is among those things being reviewed.
are lame ducks tinkering with PTC's charter?
This Thursday the
Peachtree City Council will begin discussions on making changes to our
city charter. I believe that our charter does need some changes. However,
I want to see changes that give the citizenry more power like the ability
to have a popular vote on annexation requests.
board, county need better planning for the future
I have been a resident
of Peachtree City since 1970, when the official U.S. census reported
the population to be 793 persons. Today I am highly pleased to be living
in a residential community so desirable.
Americans may need to reexamine our definition of 'success'
I have spent a significant
portion of my work life in efforts to develop leaders in nonprofit settings
(particularly ministries and churches). Yet I write to question the
perspectives of an opinion piece by the Reverend David Epps in the Jan.
5 edition of your newspaper concerning 10 common traits of "America's
most successful people." I do not mean to be merely contentious
or even quibbling, but I have serious reservations about the underlying
thought and value structures in the article.
gets another shot
occurrences took place during December since the announcement of the
closing of Jitterbuggers Teen club due to the building it was located
in being sold.
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