Some thoughts on sexual harassment

Is it any surprise that we’re hearing so much about sexual abuse and harassment in Hollywood and Washington, D.C., when 25 years ago many in our country turned a blind eye to the very serious allegations against candidate Clinton? Or when those same folks pretty much dismissed what he did with Monica Lewinsky in the […]

Tax reform bill helps only the well-off

I cannot imagine how or why any right-minded American could support the Republican-proposed tax reform bill. It is nothing more than a thinly veiled monetary reward to upper income earners who generally are Republicans. In fact it so favors the rich and wealthy that it is odious to most others. The bill as it stands […]

Fire TSA screeners, hire Walmart greeters

The TSA failed a recent Homeland Security audit by not detecting 80 percent of “test weapons” smuggled through Airport Security checkpoints. They beat their own 2015 record of a 95 percent flunk rate. TSA screeners earn $20-plus per hour ($40,000-plus a year), plus all of the taxpayer funded gimme government benefits. It takes many to […]

Note to officials: Don’t try to change ‘face of Fayette’

A couple of weeks ago, after the intergovernmental meeting, Fayette County Commissioner Eric Maxwell hinted at a possible new development that he said would change the face of Fayette County forever. I would inform Commissioner Maxwell and any of the other county commissioners and Fayetteville City Council members that there are those of us constituents […]

Kudos to Senoia for animal friendly rules

Kudos to the Senoia City Council for their recent unanimous approval of progressive animal ordinance changes, including restricting the use of tethering and the sale of animals at pet stores. Pet store lobbyists are pushing for state legislation (H.B.144) that would prevent any Georgia county or city from banning sales of dogs in pet stores. […]

Big day for Fayette at Whitewater High

[Recently] the Georgia Court of Appeals presided over three cases in front of over 500 high school students in Fayette County. It was an incredible learning opportunity for our high school students to see their government in action and witness a live judicial proceeding. I want to express gratitude to the Georgia Court of Appeals, […]

Consider meaning of Veterans Day

Nov. 11 is Veterans Day and honors the men and women who have served in the United States Armed Services. It is a federal holiday. Originally, Nov. 11 was called Armistice Day to commemorate the end of World War I. It is celebrated in Canada as Remembrance Day for those who died in WWI. Veterans […]

Our school system has wronged expelled girl

RE: “Attorney: Girl, 16, reports sexual assault at FCHS, but she gets expelled,” Thursday news story. The decision to expel a girl who was sexually assaulted is in no way okay. She was choked and forced against her will to take place in sexual contact with a boy. She deserves to be heard and Fayette […]

Satisfied customer: PTC Post Office does good job

I was surprised to read that the Peachtree City Post Office had come under negative scrutiny recently. Since I rarely do business at the office location, my sample size there is small but I don’t recall ever leaving frustrated. As for delivery of mail, our family does receive a significant amount of packages from online […]

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