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Playing the name game in Georgia

It is the policy of this modest and much-beloved columnist to give you in-depth analysis of the really important issues taking place in our nation. I will leave presidential politics to The New York Times writers, who think their sweat doesn't stink, and that guy on MSNBC who looks like the Pillsbury Doughboy. Here, we cover just the big stuff.

June 02, 2016 | Dick Yarbrough Syndicated columnist | Opinion


City discourages residents from picking up trash

Editor,

May 31, 2016 | Robert J. Wetmore Letter to the Editor | Opinion


Stabler and the righteous renegades

When I was a young sports writer, just beginning an education on the world of sports and the men who made the majors great, I was fascinated with NFL quarterback Kenny Stabler.

May 31, 2016 | By Ronda Rich Columnist | Opinion


More egg-citement coming to Lennox Valley

Iris Long was perplexed. She had just returned home from visiting her sister four hours away, where she realized that egg prices were 19 cents lower than in her hometown of Lennox Valley. A few phone calls to supermarkets and grocery stores in other cities confirmed her suspicion: Egg prices were more than 20 percent higher in her community than anywhere else she had checked.

May 31, 2016 | By Kevin Slimp The Good Folks of Lennox Valley | Opinion


Stabler and the righteous renegades

When I was a young sports writer, just beginning an education on the world of sports and the men who made the majors great, I was fascinated with NFL quarterback Kenny Stabler.

May 31, 2016 | By Ronda Rich Dixie Dvia | Opinion


Keep Liberty Beautiful volunteers recognized

Keep Liberty Beautiful hosted our Annual Volunteer Appreciation Thursday at La Quinta Inn and Suites with our Business After Hours partner, Navy Federal Credit Union and, of course, the Liberty County Chamber of Commerce. I may be prejudiced, but I think that Keep Liberty Beautiful has the best volunteers in the world!

May 30, 2016 | By Sara Swida Columnist | Opinion


Remembering the many who gave their all

On Memorial Day, we pause to reflect, remember, and honor those who paid the ultimate price to protect our freedom. While we recognize this day every year, every single day is an opportunity to remember and give thanks.

May 30, 2016 | By U.S. Sen. David Perdue Guest columnist | Opinion


Will ‘Trump effect’ oust Ga. incumbents?

Whether you like or dislike Donald Trump, there's no question he has pulled off an impressive political feat.

May 27, 2016 | Tom Crawford Syndicated columnist | Opinion


Reader finds SPLOST article 'interesting'

Editor, Interesting article by Tiffany King about SPLOST ("County finalizes list of SPLOST projects," page 1A, May 18). Two out of seven commissioners opposed the project list. One commissioner admits the county has "a serious debt problem … I sat here and helped them make it."

May 24, 2016 | Staff Report | Opinion


Keep rain pure, healthy

This week's rain has been good. Rain is a friend to folks, like us, who live on dirt roads. I hate dust.

May 24, 2016 | By Sara Swida Columnist | Opinion


HFD offers grilling safety tips for Memorial Day

With Memorial Day weekend just around the corner, many are gearing up to celebrate the unofficial kickoff of the summer season by firing up the grill for a backyard barbecue. Be sure to stay safe during the festivities by following these tips.

May 23, 2016 | Buy Kristian Johanson Guest columnist | Opinion


Hometown News editor digs into Raymond Cooper's shenanigans

With six weeks to go until the "election of the century," Raymond Cooper was feeling pretty good about his prospects. His plan, it seemed, was working to near perfection.

May 23, 2016 | By Kevin Slimp Columnist | Opinion


Weigh your vote for sheriff carefully

Editor, It's that wonderful time again when politicians seeking office put on their best (and worst) theatrical performances in an attempt to convince voters to favor them with the currency of political economics we commonly call "votes." Some of us call this time the "promise season" due to the abundance of pledges made concerning taxes, education, crime, entitlements, Social Security, defense spending and so forth.

May 23, 2016 | Staff Report | Opinion


Support urged for emergency treatment bill

Editor,

May 19, 2016 | Staff Report | Opinion


Random thoughts on random subjects

Rep. Tom Taylor, R-Dunwoody, was arrested in the city of Clayton in early April and charged with driving under the influence, possession of an open container of alcohol and driving 72 mph in a 45-mph zone with four exchange students in tow. Taylor, who is up for re-election, expressed the proper amount of remorse for his action as he should have. We all make mistakes. But since his arrest, media reports say liquor lobbying groups have contributed some $20,000 to his re-election campaign. Oh, did I mention that Taylor is a member of the House Regulated Industries Committee, which ...

May 18, 2016 | Dick Yarbrough Syndicated columnist | Opinion


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Georgia can learn something from Louisiana

This may be the first time I've ever written these words, but here goes: Georgia could learn a lesson from Louisiana.

June 24, 2016 | Tom Crawford Syndicated columnist | Opinion


Daddy's ugly shed will stay with me

Behind the little house in which I spent a happy childhood - where I toted books from one room to another, where I knelt by my ...

June 22, 2016 | By Ronda Rich Columnist | Opinion


Open letter to superintendent

Maybe it's my fault. Maybe it's my fault to expect a superintendent to exhibit excellence. Maybe it's my fault to not only ...

June 22, 2016 | Marcus Scott IV Guest Columnist | Opinion


Vote for Clinton -- or maybe not

Editor, Now that Hillary Clinton is the presumptive presidential nominee of the Democratic Party, I thought that I would give the voters some reasons to ...

June 21, 2016 | Staff Report | Opinion


Support attractive businesses

Hello, my name is Sara, and I am addicted to shopping. I make no apologies for this addiction - I mean hobby.

June 21, 2016 | By Sara Swida Columnist | Opinion


Egg case about to crack wide open

I've always said that gossip in Lennox Valley was born in one of three places: Maxine's weekly column called "Rumor Has It," Raymond ...

June 20, 2016 | By Kevin Slimp Columnist | Opinion


Is Sen. David Perdue aiming for higher office?

During his first 18 months as a U.S. senator, David Perdue had not made much of a splash on the national scene. He was ...

June 17, 2016 | Tom Crawford Syndicated columnist | Opinion


This Sebastian is the real deal — no joke

I don't know how schoolteachers manage to do what they do, and do it as well as they do, given the obstacles tossed in ...

June 16, 2016 | Dick Yarbrough Syndicated columnist | Opinion


Junior E. Lee gives thoughts on election

I had hoped to catch you up on the current status of the presidential race before now, but in order to do so, I needed ...

June 16, 2016 | Dick Yarbrough Syndicated columnist | Opinion


Officers must stop speeders on Rye Patch Road

Editor,

June 15, 2016 | Staff Report | Opinion


Investing in people is not snooping

Over the course of many years, I have spent a lot of time in hospital waiting rooms hoping for good news and, at the same ...

June 14, 2016 | By Ronda Rich Columnist | Opinion


Have you been feeding monsters?

There are monsters lurking around our cities. No, not zombies, but they are just as devastating. These monsters create havoc on our environment because citizens ...

June 14, 2016 | By Sara Swida Columnist | Opinion


Armed with truth, editor ponders strategy

In all the years Iris Long had served as editor of Hometown News, she had never felt faint while covering a story. Never, that is ...

June 13, 2016 | By Kevin Slimp Columnist | Opinion


Tip on preventing thefts from autos

People entering automobiles and taking things that don't belong to them has become all too common. The Hinesville Police Department has handled a number ...

June 13, 2016 | By George Stagmeier Guest columnist | Opinion


DOT: Please pardon our progress

It's springtime in Georgia and summer is around the corner. It is a time when we welcome visitors to our great state, and we ...

June 13, 2016 | By Russell McMurry Guest columnist | Opinion


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