A really big one that got away …

… or just missed us, depending on your philosophical perspective. As you will read nearby, Facebook, that California-based social media behemoth, had just two places in the state of Georgia in which it wanted to build its newest data center: Fayette County/Fayetteville and Newton County/Covington, 40 miles east of the Atlanta airport. Facebook chose an […]

A parent’s view of a walkout

If you are a parent with a child in a Fayette County public school, it is very likely you received a letter from the superintendent regarding “rumors” about walkouts being planned, locally and nationally, in response to the Parkland shooting last month, and other mass shootings that have taken place in recent years. In the […]

Confessions of a pacifist — Part 2

[Continued from last week.] Following Marine Corps boot camp, I went to a six-month course at the United States Army Quartermaster School at Fort Lee, Va. During that time I was safe with my secret pacifist views. I settled in to a hectic but predictable routine during that period of time. After several months, I […]

Heaven and the Other Place

Despite the title, this story is actually all about the color yellow, but it’s going to take a little while for us to get there. Believe me, during this time of the year; the color yellow is something to sneeze about. And the majority of achooing around our house comes from Yours Truly. Keep reading, […]

Choose one: High achievement or good morals

By John Rosemond Parents of children who habitually lie can breathe a huge sigh of relief – The New York Times says that budding Pinocchios are more intelligent than kids who tell the truth (“Is Your Child Lying to You? That’s Good,” Alex Stone, Jan. 5, 2018). The Grey Lady’s announcement is based on studies […]

Cursive writing returns

A few years ago, I was saddened to hear from my niece, Nicole, that her children were not learning to write cursive because it had been abandoned in school curriculum. It felt like a stab to my heart that something so civilized and beautiful was being discarded. Of course, many young people already disregard thank […]

Let students protest without punishing them

Superintendent Joseph Barrow, I wish to thank you very much for your letter of March 7, 2018, with your thoughts, ideas, and specific information about consequences in reference to possible school “walk-outs.” Like you, I have a child in a school in the county. And, just like you, I have the highest concern for the […]

Logical thinking about gun control

Since we have decided somehow that we must be a 50/50 country aka Us against Them, it is impossible to have a reasonable debate on school shootings, gun control, 2nd Amendment or anything else. Almost everyone that has an IQ above room temperature that is not captive to the NRA or the “All guns should […]

Problems remain with 911, trouble ahead in transit

After reading eight pages of allegations regarding the 911 Call Center Director provided by numerous former employees at all levels, the Board of Commissioners voted 3-2 to not to have an independent investigation. Obviously, I was disappointed. There were comments that what happened was in the past and we should let it go. The Human […]

School discipline takes hit in Ga. bill

There is a bill in the General Assembly that puts preschool and elementary (up to grade 3) students and teachers at risk. The suspension/expulsion rate for students in preschool through third grade has skyrocketed. Instead of asking why this is happening, our representatives did what legislators do, solve a problem they legislated into existence with […]

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