Hitson’s principal decries Antifa slurs

I would like to comment on the front-page article titled, “Teacher resigns after emails call him a pro-Nazi.” Unfortunately for Mr. Hitson, the Board of Education cannot reply due to privacy restraints. I also am bound by certain constraints as his former principal. The Atlanta Antifascists are well aware of this fact. They can accuse […]

The mounting costs of Lake Peachtree

I read the article dated 8/24/17 titled “Lowering Lake Peachtree begins Aug. 28” and felt that the article could have been more complete had it identified some of the actual project cost information. This first SPLOST project is projected to be $965,850 over the original budget identified in the SPLOST package. The city had budgeted […]

Whatever the enrollment, Fayette schools still a bargain

A recent article reported that our excellent Fayette County Public Schools have the “fewest students in 16 years.” Given the headline, one would reasonably expect to find a decaying system of half-full schools. However, data from the most recent audited financial statements of the Fayette County Board of Education indicates that the enrollment peaked slightly […]

Free speech vs. political correctness

The events in Charlottesville were despicable. How is such hate generated? However, even more telling to me is the general response from the political establishment and the press. So many have raced to be “politically correct.” Are they truly distraught or is it just rhetoric that seems politically expedient to them? Many seem to want […]

Winners, losers: It’s law that keeps us free

What keeps you from being a slave, right here, right now? Law, U.S. law, the 13th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution that says in part: “… slavery shall not exist in the United States….” Why is there a 13th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution? There was this war. The Civil War that produced the Emancipation […]

Kinship Caregivers Month: Help them help children

Across the nation, September is Kinship Caregivers Month, a time we recognize those who provide care to a relative’s child when their parents are not willing or able to do so. Kinship care, aka Relative Care, gives children a sense of family and stability. Child-welfare experts say children fare better in kinship care than in foster […]

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