Learn to get along without SPLOST

Cal Beverly is voting “Yes” on the SPLOST. What a shame. I remember all the other SPLOSTs that he opposed. He stood for common sense and fiscal conservatism. But alas, no more. Who could forget SPLOSTs from the past? The Fayette County Board of Education convinced us that we needed a SPLOST that built a […]

Article misstates P&Z timeline

Your article titled “South F’ville Rezoning case headed to Fayette Court”, dated March 8, 2017, incorrectly implies that I was a planning and zoning commissioner in 2014. I did not join the P&Z board until 2015, and I recused myself and left the room for the entire hearing when the annexation and rezoning agenda items […]

Reasons for yes vote for SPLOST

Why vote YES for the SPLOST? Here is why. We must not neglect our infrastructure. The current corrugated metal pipes under our roads are decades old and have caused huge problems throughout Fayette County. If you can recall the 2015 Christmas flooding, at that time a subdivision road collapsed and left residents stranded. In all, […]

Yes on SPLOST: The P’s have it

If you are still undecided about your position on the March 21 SPLOST referendum, please consider three big P’s before you vote: Namely Pavilion, Piedmont and Pinewood. Regardless of how you feel about the Pavilion and whether you personally shop there, if you drive through any time of day you will notice a large percentage […]

Alzheimer’s disease: The impact on one local family

The Alzheimer’s Association’s “2017 Alzheimer’s Disease Facts and Figures” report says that, in Georgia, there are 140,000 people living with Alzheimer’s dementia. My husband was one of these. I am concerned for the future care of those still living with Alzheimer’s and those yet to be diagnosed. Alzheimer’s is the most expensive disease in the […]

Healthcare should not be insurance event

Well, at last, finally we are getting a look at what congressional Republicans consider to be a suitable replacement for Obamacare. Looks to me like it is not much of a change at all, and certainly no improvement. The only good thing about it is that Obamacare will be trashed. The bad thing is that […]

We are now a dysfunctional democracy

In the history of the American presidency the tendency of the American people has been to exaggerate both the virtues and flaws of their presidents. Our presidents have become – whether earned or not – the secular icons of the republic; emblems of nationhood embodying the values Americans have claimed to cherish. At the same […]