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Archive By Author - Jeff Whitten


What kind of soul does this?

Sometimes there's no news.

January 16, 2018 | By Jeff Whitten Columnist | Opinion


Trying to see both sides of commission raises

You know this already, but here goes.

December 18, 2017 | By Jeff Whitten | Opinion


Newspaper has memories, as well as news

In this business, nothing is ever cut and dried and nothing stands still. You can have the saddest story in the world one day and the lunatic actions of local elected officials the next. You report and move on.

December 12, 2017 | By Jeff Whitten | Opinion


Conference championship week is here

If you read this feature regularly, you know the drill. But just in case you're new to the area, welcome to the Coastal Courier's weekly college football pick-em contest, where pickers are competing to win a $2,500 vacation card and bragging rights.

November 30, 2017 | By Jeff Whitten | Sports


What a long, strange week

To paraphrase the Grateful Dead, "what a long strange week it's been."

November 20, 2017 | By Jeff Whitten | Opinion


Running from the Russians

Writing about something before it happens for publication after the fact is a pain in the you-know-what, but here I am doing it anyway.

November 06, 2017 | By Jeff Whitten | Opinion


Close session tape holds a surprises

Say what you want about the current Hinesville City Council, but it makes for interesting copy.

October 30, 2017 | By Jeff Whitten | Opinion


More from the email inbox

If emails were money and worth, say, $1 a pop, I'd be in Aruba right now sipping a cold one and listening to John Coltrane.

October 24, 2017 | By Jeff Whitten | Opinion


Brigade reflags to reflect armor mission

With an eye toward possible adversaries in Russia and China, the Army in December ordered Fort Stewart's 2nd Brigade to convert from infantry to tanks.

October 21, 2017 | By Jeff Whitten | Military


The sadness of this death

Nobody I know takes pleasure in reporting death, no matter how it occurs or what circumstances surround it.

October 16, 2017 | By Jeff Whitten | Opinion


Signs of the apocalypse in crime reports

There's a feature in Sports Illustrated called "This week's sign that the apocalypse is upon us."

October 09, 2017 | By Jeff Whitten | Opinion


Times ain't a changing much

This column was going to be about my gearing up to run the Rock 'n' Roll marathon in November.

October 02, 2017 | By Jeff Whitten | Opinion


Irma, swales and pancakes

Thanks to Irma, I got two days off this week to work on our house, which flooded a bit, and our backyard, which may have been at least partly to blame.

September 25, 2017 | By Jeff Whitten | Opinion


Weather setting new normal for Georgia?

For nearly two decades, Georgia seemed almost bullet proof when it came to hurricanes.

September 19, 2017 | By Jeff Whitten | Opinion


Soldiers prepare for training rotation

An Apache helicopter from the 3rd Infantry Division's 3rd Combat Aviation Brigade interrupted the early afternoon stillness Sept. 1 on Fort Stewart's Red Cloud Range Golf, circling high above.

September 18, 2017 | By Jeff Whitten | Military


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Articles By Author - Jeff Whitten


Maybe we really can't fix stupid

Maybe Forrest Gump's momma was right. Maybe we really can't fix stupid.

February 19, 2018 | By Jeff Whitten | Opinion


Unplanned obsolescence, more

If you haven't met me, know this:

February 10, 2018 | By Jeff Whitten | Opinion


The basketball renaissance at Bradwell

With Bradwell Institute's boys and girls basketball teams heading into today's Region 2-AAAAAA basketball tournaments as No. 2 seeds, here's a question ...

February 07, 2018 | By Jeff Whitten | Sports


Let's all hold hands and fight

I love Hinesville. Always have. It's one of those places that sort of gets under your skin after awhile.

February 05, 2018 | By Jeff Whitten | Opinion


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