Fayette Commission subverts open records law

After being in government for 20-years, nothing surprises me anymore. However, it was deeply depressing to watch my colleagues squirm in our March 22 Board of Commissioners meeting as they acted to prohibit elected officials and staff from transmitting records subject to the Georgia Open Records Act in official government communication channels such as BOC […]

Garlock, Decker and muzzling

I read with interest Mr. Decker’s request that columnist Terry Garlock be “muzzled” based on his disagreement with the Ken Burns documentary. There are Vietnam veterans who have vehemently disagreed with me for years but few have ever advocated I be “muzzled.” Both these gentlemen are Army Aviation veterans of Vietnam, from what I can […]

Do we really want a data center here?

I read quite a bit of hand-wringing into the loss of a Facebook data center. I have a hard time understanding the overwhelming sorrow. It makes me wonder if people even understand what the giant data centers actually do. I have helped design and manage very large data center environments. If we do our job […]

Bikes and cart path speeding

I would also like to add my story about the tunnel under Cameron Trail. My husband and I were in the tunnel when a teenage girl came barreling into the tunnel from the hill, and we thought we were doomed. We didn’t have time to run back or out of the tunnel in order to […]

Life must be respected

In a recent Washington Post column, Ruth Marcus defended the right to kill a child in the womb if it has been diagnosed with Down Syndrome. She was responding to recent laws or proposals to ban the practice in various states. In so doing, she highlights the moral depravity of the pro-choice position. At one […]

Self-righteous stars sink Oscars

Small wonder at the dismal ratings for Oscar Night! It used to be such a happy occasion when hosted by such as Bob Hope and, more recently, Billy Crystal. Everyone was united in having a good time and celebrating with such outstanding stars as Gary Cooper, Cary Grant, Clark Gable, Elizabeth Taylor, Olivia de Havilland, […]

Garlock’s response to ‘muzzle’ letter

Last month in this paper a fellow Vietnam veteran expressed his disagreement with my Jan. 31 column opining that the Ken Burns/Lynn Novick film on the Vietnam War is more propaganda than history. He asked that I be “muzzled.” Really? However much we disagree, we are each entitled to our views. From this particular column […]

Thanks for helping new group

While I am still embracing military families, this year for Christmas I embraced a new group of families that is equally deserving of our support – Grandparents and Kin Raising Children (a 501(c)3 corporation). As a grandmother, I have known the incomparable joy of a grandchild’s love. And as the old joke goes, you love […]