Fayetteville OKs $13.5 million budget quickly

Fayetteville OKs $13.5 million budget quickly

When it comes to approving its budget, Fayetteville wastes no time. The City Council spent less than 10 minutes Thursday night approving its various budgets for the next fiscal year. The general fund budget is $13.5 million, which is about $600,000 or just over 5 percent more than last year’s amended budget of $12.8 million. […]

Fayette commissioners in doghouse after animal shelter vote

Fayette commissioners in doghouse after animal shelter vote

Policy change extends safe shelter stay for animals before considering euthanasia; Humane Society upset at county’s refusal to move toward ‘no-kill’ Four Fayette County commissioners said yes Thursday night to an extended timetable for housing dogs, cats and assorted other animals at the Fayette County Animal Shelter. The change didn’t go far enough for Commissioner […]

Ms. Poole goes to Washington

Ms. Poole goes to Washington

Fayetteville’s director of economic development to work on Global Cities Initiative Fayetteville Director of Economic Development Emily Poole has been chosen to help represent metro Atlanta in a Brookings Institution conference in Washington, D.C., aimed at developing strategies for the Global Cities Initiative (GCI). Atlanta is one of eight city-regions that will participate in the […]

McIntosh boys, girls triumph in Georgia 5-A soccer championships

McIntosh boys, girls triumph in Georgia 5-A soccer championships

McIntosh is again the state’s top soccer program for both boys and girls “Both teams won the state championship for 5A at Mercer University on Saturday night,” reported Dr. Dominick D’Auria of Peachtree City, whose son, Dom, plays for McIntosh. “This is the fourth time in school history that both the boys and girls have […]

PTC cop fired upon, shooter killed

PTC cop fired upon, shooter killed

UPDATED 8:20 p.m., Wednesday, May 3 — Domestic dispute turns deadly as PTC cop shoots shotgun-wielding father. It was a father-son domestic dispute that went bad when the father fired a shotgun at arriving police. Police returned fire and fatally wounded the man, identified as William Deen, a 67-year-old white male, of Gelding Garth, in Glenloch […]

On regarding government as the answer to all our needs

Let me accord the respect due to two letter-writers in this issue and their defense of every American’s “right” to receive healthcare. One says that right is inherent in our founding document, the Declaration of Independence, contained within the phrase, “pursuit of happiness.” His argument is that one cannot very well pursue happiness if one […]

‘Right’ to healthcare? Really?

We have printed several letters recently (and are again this week) from supporters of various forms of government-paid healthcare from before birth (including, presumably, abortion) to last breath, cradle to grave. I’m struck by their shared insistence that healthcare is a “right” to which every human is entitled. In the U.S.A., that comes down to […]

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