Maybe not the best words I could've used. I think a lot of us have held that title at some point!!! LOL
This is part of the point of the District 5 issue..it is about Suburban vs urban and lower class vs upper middle class...yes..I am a snob and want the folks in my neighborhood to be of the same economic class. I don't want my neighborhood to have a bunch of Section 8 families or 3 families sharing a single rental home
Goldminer I agree. I'm the oppostie of you. My kids started in Coweta and are now in the Starr's Mill area. It is important to look at demographics. Especially the number of kids in each school on free and reduced lunch. The top 5 high schools for SAT scores in Fayette and Coweta have the lowest levels of kids on free and redcued lunch. However, Newnan has almost double the number of kids on free and reduced lunch as Sandy Creek, but has the same SAT average. The same for East Coweta. EC has higher rates of poverty than Fayette county but significantly higher SAT scores. It looks like Coweta is overperforming in certain schools and Fayette County is underperforming. Below are the % of kids on free and reduced lunch at each school, and the SAT scores by rank.
1. Starr's Mill (9.5%,1623); 2. McIntosh (10.9%,1618); 3. Whitewater (14.1%,1537) 4.Northgate (23.8% 1518); 5. Sandy Creek (27.8%,1485); 5. Newnan (49.7%,1485) 6. East Coweta (39.0%,1485); 7. Fayette County (34.5%,1445)
I agree with your summation. Your answers have always been thoughtful and akin to what I think on a lot of topics.
I feel also, Trump would never have lashed out at McCain if he hadn't called Trump voters 'crazies'. That was very careless and I think Trump is protective of people he believes in. I don't think is all show. I think be wants to help and protect, the American people.
I think what he is doing is dangerous to the point that I wouldn't at all be surprised if someone kills him. He is a big threat for the DC cartel and the drug cartel.
I think he speaks from the heart, and ours are aching for that. Commentators are in awe of the fact that he is in Scotland relaxing while other contenders are memorizing their scripted answers. I think he is alone, clarifying his thoughts. He is a leader and I'm so grateful he cares enough to go to battle for us. To me, he is my hero in that respect. He is losing a large amount of money by running. His whole family, as well as him, are being scoured for any trash that can be dug up. He is not a perfect man, none of our famous heroes in history were. Yes, he has an ego, but I have no doubt he is also brilliant, has a good heart and is trying with all that big ego and heart to do right by us at great peril to himself.
Pretty much agree with all your cmts--dn't know if I'd call him a loose cannon (I seem to remember wearing that tag in yrs gone by!) but so what--I think our political system could use a good cage rattling!
Savannah River harbor dredge let's see. Starting 3 months late. Check. $706 million deepening. Check. Dig down to get 4 more feet of depth. Check. Took 10 years to plan and get approvals. Check. Needs more oxygen to help fishes breathe. Check. Oh wait, silly me. I meant Lake Peachtree.
So Sorry! What a loss. What a tragedy!
While I don't condone what Trump said about McCain, I think to put the comments into full context you need to remember that he was responding to comments from McCain calling Trump's followers "crazies". Yet nobody wants to mention that. I have a lot of respect for McCain's militiary record, not so much for his political record. In some ways a Trump may be what this country needs. Yes he is a lose cannon but he won't be bought. And he won't back down. All these years we the voters have voted for Democrat or Republican career politicans and expected change. I saw somewhere that it was said that " voting democrat then republican hoping to save the country is like deciding between McDonalds or Burger King for a healthy diet." The GOP better take him seriously. If he breaks lose and runs as an independant he will cost the GOP the election. He excites me and scares me at the same time.
I've lived in District 5 for almost 30 years and I really hope the judge votes at large..
Comedy Central! I wish it was funny. But thanks for the laughs guys!
"....the good die first. And they whose hearts are dry as summer dust burn to the socket." - Wadsworth
We could all get along if I did not have to pay for your food, rent, medical care, day care for your kids, nail salon, tatoos, etc..
"Can't We All, Just Get Along...?"
It's on the facebook page now, so must be true. How sad. Sorry for the family.
Really ptc_golfer?? Another suicide just down the road from that one from last year by Huddleston or are you being sarcastic??
Only renters from District 5 will be allowed to vote since those of us who own property are part of the rich folks who need to give to those less fortunate..:)
Suicide I believe.
In honor of new Chief Moon, tonight PTC and surrounding communities will celebrate a blue moon. Yes, PTC likes to do it up big when we change chiefs every blue moon ( or sooner), so we thought we would just put one up there tonight to celebrate a new era. Senoia, in honor of her love of farming, will have fireworks at Marimac Lake Park tomorrow evening. It's gonna be a hot one, but should be a fun weekend!
Do not know. However, if it's not on their facebook page, it never happened. Tomorrow is the fishing derby there for the kiddos. Could they be rounding up all the criminal carp and housing them offsite to protect those mini anglers? I mean, this is the safest community on the planet.
Are the police investigating a crime scene at Luther Glass?
One big variable was not mentioned. Demographics. My children have attended school in both counties starting in Fayette and ending in Coweta. In both counties they were in the gifted and/or advanced programs. In this context Coweta actually is better in my opinion. The difference in overall test scores is easily explained if you look at the demographic breakdown of the students in the two counties. Income levels, education levels, and other variables of the parents make a huge difference in the make up of the student bodies in the two counties.
Mudkitty--No, no, I won't promise to vote for ANYBODY until I hear their positions on issues & problems we face in the countyand she's NOT Black!
Ok, problem solved. Those of us in the county promise to vote for Angela Bean if we are allowed to do so. Then we have satisfactory replacement who I assume is black and the world can keep on spinning.
One caution using SAT scores has to do with number of students taking the test. If you look at some of the "best" states, they all have a low percentage of juniors/seniors taking the test.
During the last ESPLOST discussion we looked at the Coweta rates and it appeared that approximately 50-60% of the seniors/juniors took the test at the same time, Fayette was near 80%. If we took the best 50-60% of Fayette, we can extrpolate even higher results for Fayette.
To be clear, Coweta is a quality system, however Fayette still rates higher in a number of measures.