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 […]

Public invited to Christian City Open House March 16

Public invited to Christian City Open House March 16

If you’re like most people who live or work on the south side of metro Atlanta, you have heard of Christian City. Some know about the 52-year-old nonprofit’s mission to care for abused and abandoned children, while others know Christian City as a faith-based senior living community. To celebrate newly completed renovations to the Assisted […]

The doctor and the SPLOST

Picture this: Paramedics wheel in to the hospital emergency room a grossly obese man in obvious distress (his name could be anything, even Cal). “Doc, his heart just stopped and he needs help right now,” the EMT says. “No, get him out of my ER until he loses at least 150 pounds,” the ER doc […]

Starr’s Mill Deaf and Hard of Hearing Academic Team headed to nationals

Starr’s Mill Deaf and Hard of Hearing Academic Team headed to nationals

Laim O’Connell Named Most Outstanding Player For the eighth time in the past 12 years, deaf and hard of hearing teacher Cindy Hartpence has coached a team to the National Academic Bowl for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing High School Students that is sponsored each year by Gallaudet University. This year’s team placed in the […]