What is justice and who gets to define it?

The massacre in Las Vegas trumps all of the foolishness of the athletic and media celebrities related to professional sports. It is so very sad that a person would be motivated, for unknown reasons, to take so many lives. Perspective is so very difficult and the silliness of the professional sports players seems so much […]

Whitewater students choose royal homecoming king

Whitewater students choose royal homecoming king

Corbett Dishman dressed for royal role as Whitewater High School Homecoming king. Photo provided by Steve Henderson. Just when we old cynical people think that the next generation is hopeless, we get to witness the events of Friday night at the Whitewater High School homecoming game. As the homecoming court was being announced to the […]

Outpouring shows community that cares

It is heartbreaking to see the devastation and the lives impacted so powerfully by the recent hurricanes in Texas and Florida, but it is so heartwarming to see how our community has responded to meet the needs of those who struggle. Over the past month, I have witnessed first-hand the generosity of our community. Midwest […]

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 […]