The passing of a hero

Deacon Bill Shelton died this past Sunday morning. Bill was born in Atlanta, Ga., on June 26, 1947, and was the middle child of Bill and Christine Shelton. He, an older sister, Patsy, and a younger brother, Roger, would spend the better part of their childhood in east Atlanta. Bill was greatly influenced by his […]

World’s best babysitter

Grumpy Grandpa’s Daycare is now open for summer registration! With 24-hour care that includes fun activities and educational games; nature hikes; field trips to local splash pads, play parks, Fernbank, the Atlanta Zoo; and three well-planned nutritious meals along with healthy snacks sprinkled throughout the day, a space at Grumpy Grandpa is in high demand. […]

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 […]

Who is responsible?

I just finished reading a wonderful book entitled “Shattered.” This book follows the Hillary Clinton campaign from its inception through post-election. The 2016 presidential campaign is one that will get significant attention in history books. It was the first time a woman had a legitimate shot at becoming president and the first time a complete […]

How to live in peace

Millions of people love Apple computers and wouldn’t be caught using a PC. By contrast, there are many millions of PC users who feel the same way about Apple computers. Many men like double-breasted suits, but I wouldn’t be caught dead in one. Some people swear by Cadillac cars, but my favorite is Mercedes-Benz. Despite […]

Hack attack on healthcare

GLASGOW, Scotland — The ransomware cyberattack that wormed its way into at least 74 countries recently exposed new vulnerabilities in the UK’s National Health Service (NHS), as if it weren’t vulnerable enough. Hospital systems in England and Scotland were taken offline. Major operations were delayed, causing frustration and additional worry to patients who spoke to […]

Will Christians survive in today’s secular world? A review of ‘The Benedict Option’

Rod Dreher’s new book “The Benedict Option: A Strategy for Christians in A Post-Christian Nation” (Sentinel, 2017) is an account of how, he says, America’s “culture wars” have ended. He thus suggests a way Christians can live in a post-Christian society. Before considering those propositions from Dreher, we first might consider what “culture wars” means. […]

The unused obituary

One of the dearest and oldest friends I have recently had a close brush with death. He didn’t just stand on the banks of the River Jordan and cast a longing eye to that other shore, he waded right into its sparkling, clear waters. It was in God’s hands, not man’s, no matter how capable […]

Graduates — the six best questions

I have not been asked to deliver a commencement address this year, but if I were, here is what I would say. You might share this with your graduate. Wise decisions. You graduates here today have obviously made some very wise decisions already, decisions that have brought you to this day of accomplishment. Congratulations. But […]

Assessing agenda of each appraisal

A 12 percent increase in home values in Fayette County? Let’s look at the facts regarding home valuations. Each and every appraisal/valuation is subject to the purpose for which it is being done. In the past many appraisals were done to reap the highest value possible for the buyers, lenders, mortgage companies, etc. This practice […]

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