Election season letters policy

Once upon a time, election season brought outpourings of letters from candidates, supporters and opponents. And once upon a time (late 1990s to mid-2000s), we tried to print most or all of them — page after page after free page. Occasionally, some of those candidates actually bought political ads in the same issues. The Great […]

Fayetteville going berserk with development

The city of Fayetteville has gone berserk over rapidly moving development plans. The City Council and the Development Authority are going all out to create a major urban metropolis in Fayette County to rival Riverdale, Stockbridge, McDonough and east Newnan. Witness the apartments on Ga. Highway 54 just west of town that are built very […]

Randy’s Rules cuts out the taxpayers

A significant number of people are growing weary of the double standards in the county government. The Fayette Humane Society and other animal advocates gave an intelligent and thoughtful presentation at our Board of Commissioners meeting on September 28. A large crowd attended in support as they have previously. Once again, the presenters were rebuffed […]

Destruction of MacDuff Parkway has now begun

So it begins. MacDuff Parkway landscaping to be devastated in the name of progress. So what if the trees will be transplanted to Peachtree Parkway? And what of MacDuff? A residential boulevard, beautifully landscaped, will become a sterile concrete pathway in order to enrich developers and real estate agents. And provide a short-cut from Ga. […]

Christ’s different view of immigrants

Concerning the letter from Kim Carroll (“The left tells lies about immigration issue,” Sept. 20): What an ironic (and to me, sad) opening line, referencing the cross of Christ before his(or her, my apologies) encouragement on strict enforcement of immigration laws. It seems to me that one lesson of the cross is that the law […]

Raising pet adoption fees excludes seniors

Raising the fees for adoption from $20 to $60 for cats and quadrupling it from $30 to $120 for dogs is outrageous. You will not find people willing to adopt animals with those fees. Senior citizens are some of the best candidates as pet adopters. These fees will definitely end their ability to have a […]

E-SPLOST needed to keep Fayette at the top

There is a lot of conversation about the cost of our excellent Fayette County schools. Some suggest that money is “misspent,” although the cost to educate one student full-time equivalent (FTE) is consistently near the average across Georgia while our quality Fayette County Schools are consistently in the top five county systems in the state […]

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