Citizens want, deserve input on animal shelter policies

For some reason, the other Fayette commissioners have changed the dynamics of the animal shelter argument. This is not an “our hands are tied and there’s nothing we can do” kind of argument. The Humane Society and other animal advocacy groups are asking for simple, straightforward changes to make county government’s practices more humane, less […]

Hwy. 54 should be widened, not just repaved

I live, work and play between Peachtree City and Fayetteville, and have to enter Ga. Highway 54 at least three times a day. The traffic along this corridor is getting more and more congested, and it will only get worse as the region grows. The Georgia Department of Transportation has scheduled Hwy. 54 to be […]

Medical, biologic aspects needed in LGBTQ discussion

Recently our school system has taken upon itself, without our input, to instill LGBTQ educational information to our school nurses. Much like the ill-fated and unproven adoption of Common Core, the education system has proceeded with its own agenda, with no true understanding of what it is imparting to the school staff members and being […]

Commission insulted those who elected them

I was infuriated at the civic breakdown at the Board of Commissioners July 13 meeting, witnessed by an overflow crowd and people live streaming. The meeting is now available for viewing on the county’s website at under the “Agendas/Minutes” tab. The worst humiliation the citizenry can face is to be not taken seriously by […]

‘Euthanasia’? Call it what it is: killing

Like many fellow Fayette County taxpayers, I was disappointed in the July 13 decision by the Fayette County Board of Commissioners, despite listening to hours of respectful, heartfelt, insightful opposition statements, to vote 4-1 in favor of a regressive “euthanasia” policy for population management in the Fayette County Animal Shelter. That was their right, and […]

Sad day for animals

[The July 13] vote on the euthanasia policy is a sad day for Fayette County animals and the residents of Fayette County. There was apparently a plan to approve the policy before the meeting, and it appeared that they left Commissioner Steve Brown out of the decision. Underhanded politics were on display at its finest […]