Readers have their say on tax assessments

Readers have their say on tax assessments

Last week we asked our readers to email their responses to property tax assessments recently mailed in Fayette County. Below are emails we’ve received since then, closing in on three dozen so far. One thing to keep in perspective: Property owners who received little to no increases probably would not object, whereas those who got […]

Politics, the poor and you and me

Match the statement with the ideology/politics: 1. “Mind your business, obey the laws, show respect and don’t hurt other people.” 2. “Mind your own business, don’t tell me what to do, and we’ll get along just fine.” 3. “I’m a better, more moral person than you. Therefore you should do as I say.” 4. “I’m […]

The Middle East’s siren call

In Greek mythology, sirens were beautiful creatures that lured sailors to their doom with their hypnotic voices. In Homer’s epic, “The Odyssey,” ships came to ruin on jagged reefs, following siren song, the pull of the beautiful voices so strong that the hero Odysseus, in order not to succumb, commanded that his crew lash him […]

What’s the big deal about sewer sales, and why should you care?

What’s the big deal about sewer sales, and why should you care?

Peachtree City sewer service customers pay some of the highest rates in Georgia, with the cost of sewer often nearly doubling the cost of treated water on the joint bills. So why wouldn’t Peachtree City want to sell some of its sewage treatment capacity to customers outside the city? Might that not spread the fixed […]

Fayette schools closing two hours early.

Fayette schools closing two hours early.

“Students will be dismissed two hours early Friday. Elementary after-school program services are canceled,” according to a posting Friday morning on the school system’s website (fcboe.org). “Due to the likelihood of frozen rain and/or snow (Friday) afternoon, and the concern about school buses and high school students being able to safely travel on the roadways, […]

UPDATED | 2-4 inches of snow forecast for Fayette, Coweta Friday night

UPDATED | 2-4 inches of snow forecast for Fayette, Coweta Friday night

UPDATED FORECAST, Friday, Jan. 6, 2017, 8:30 a.m. — There’s a winter storm warning for Fayette and Coweta counties and most of north-central Georgia beginning at 4 p.m. Friday, according to the National Weather Service Forecast Office in Peachtree City. The NWS is predicting from 2 to 4 inches of snowfall beginning Friday evening, with […]

Republicans sweep local races: Maxwell, Marchman, Anderson, King win

Republicans sweep local races: Maxwell, Marchman, Anderson, King win

Fayette contests County Commission, District 1 12 of 12 precincts reporting Eric Maxwell (R) — 8,871 (66.07%) Pam Reid (D) — 4,555 (33.93%) Board of Education, District 1 12 of 12 precincts reporting Barry Marchman (R) — 8,402 (62.68%) Melissa Lohr (D) — 5,003 (37.32%) Board of Education, District 5 10 of 38 precincts reporting […]

Trump’s 6 transformative ideas

The best analysis I’ve seen anywhere about Donald Trump, Hillary and her Democrats and the hapless Republican Party comes — wait for it — from a Georgetown University professor writing in Politico Magazine. Yes, Politico, that bastion of liberal political thought. Yes, a professor. Excerpts are reprinted nearby. He asserts that in the entire 20th […]

Let’s talk about reading

I’m a reader. You’re here, so you are too. So what do you read? Fiction, news, techie stuff, entertainment, sports? I once was a voracious reader of fiction. Not so much anymore. My morning ritual is coffee, ham and eggs and The Wall Street Journal. The print edition, the one that lands in my driveway. […]

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