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Tax for cop salaries would not work

Editor: Please, not another tax! This one does not pan out for me. I see a large county with sales outlets like Fulton County collecting more from the one cent than would be needed to balance their law enforcement salaries while a smaller county might not have the necessary funds from their tax.

January 31, 2017 | Staff Report | Opinion


Recycle, Shred It day on Feb. 18

Our quarterly Recycle It! Fairs are scheduled for 2017. The first will be 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 18, in three locations; the Liberty County Health Department, Walthourville City Hall, and the Liberty County Community Complex in Midway.

January 31, 2017 | By Sara Swida Columnist | Opinion


Boost economic value of Stewart, Hunter

Editor: Each year individuals and businesses start off the new year with goals to focus on for a better quality of life. Unfortunately, by this time of the year, many of them have already jumped shipped and abandoned their resolutions.

January 31, 2017 | Staff Report | Opinion


Penny tax for cop raises is a good idea

Like many people I know this side of jail, I'm a fan of good law enforcement.

January 31, 2017 | By Jeff Whitten | Opinion


Questions for those who oppose Trump

Editor: I am at a complete loss as to why Democrats - and especially African-Americans - are so determined to fight President Trump on every single policy and executive action he has put forth.

January 30, 2017 | Staff Report | Opinion


Trump winning war against press

The best thing that happened to Donald Trump the other week is that BuzzFeed published the raw Russia dossier about him.

January 29, 2017 | By Rich Lowry Columnist | Opinion


Trump gives great sound bites

Donald Trump should do press conferences more often. Not for the country's sake, certainly not for the media's sake, but for his. He really shouldn't have waited 167-plus days to hold one, because the man gives great sound bite.

January 28, 2017 | By Bob Franken Columnist | Opinion


Time to unite, be civil and move forward

Editor:

January 27, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Opinion


Georgia learns hard lesson about education

Education is all about learning. The defeat of Amendment 1 last fall by Georgia voters was a lesson for its proponents, including Gov. Nathan Deal, who invested a lot of political capital into its passage.

January 27, 2017 | Dick Yarbrough Syndicated columnist | Opinion


Budget takes up much of General Assembly's week

This week at the Georgia General Assembly the budget was given close consideration.

January 26, 2017 | By State Sen. Ben Watson Special to the Courier | Opinion


Complaining as an artform

If you lived in Lennox Valley during my childhood, you were familiar with A.J. Fryerson. And if you knew A.J. Fryerson, you knew one thing above all: He complained about everything.

January 26, 2017 | By Kevin Slimp Columnist | Opinion


Rep. Carter, you should be ashamed

Editor:

January 26, 2017 | Staff Report | Opinion


Sonny will be right at home

The new president has finished filling the vacancies in his cabinet by nominating Georgia's own Sonny Perdue as the secretary of agriculture.

January 26, 2017 | By Tom Crawford Syndicated columnist | Opinion


In support of Planned Parenthood

Editor:

January 25, 2017 | Staff | Opinion


Everyone counts, so lets get counting

When most Americans are asked to define homelessness, pictures of slums, New York City, Atlanta and cardboard boxes often flood their minds.

January 24, 2017 | By Kristin J. Bryant Guest column | Opinion


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Dr. Melvin Pender is bona fide hero, y'all

Dr. Melvin Pender Jr. is a bona fide American hero: An Olympic gold medalist (4x100 relay in the 1968 Mexico City Games at 31 years ...

February 23, 2017 | By Dick Yarbrough Columnist | Opinion


Election will indicate Trump's standing

During the first weeks of the Trump administration, a recurring theme has been the president's sinking popularity in the polls.

February 22, 2017 | By Tom Crawford Columnist | Opinion


Senate amends budget to give raises to LEOs

It was a very busy and productive week at the state capitol as we are nearing the halfway mark this legislative session. We deliberated legislation ...

February 22, 2017 | By State Sen. Ben Watson Special to the Courier | Opinion


Maj. Cribbs was one of the best

Count me as one of the many saddened Monday to learn of the death of Maj. Thomas Cribbs, perhaps the finest cop I ever knew ...

February 22, 2017 | By Jeff Whitten | Opinion


Grow your own insect repellent

I had three bug run-ins this week. Today I was attacked by fire ants and my foot is swollen. A couple of days ago, I ...

February 21, 2017 | By Sara Swida Columnist | Opinion


Administration is stirring hate

With his executive order to build that southern-border barrier, President Donald Trump simply was keeping his campaign promise, placating his millions of anti-Latino bigot followers ...

February 18, 2017 | By Bob Franken Columnist | Opinion


Perdue already knows how to drain swamps

You may have read that unusually cold winter in parts of Europe as well as drought conditions in the southwest United States have created a ...

February 18, 2017 | By Dick Yarbrough Columnist | Opinion


Judge Gorsuch is the anti-Trump

If President Donald Trump is a budding authoritarian, as his critics allege, one of the safeguards is Judge Neil Gorsuch.

February 17, 2017 | By Rich Lowry Columnist | Opinion


Thanks for history symposium support

Editor: I would like to personally appreciate those sponsors and members of the greater Liberty County Community for their overwhelming support on February 6 to ...

February 17, 2017 | Staff Report | Opinion


State Senate honors firefighters, Girl Scout cookies

The Senate assembled this week to consider a wide range of legislation and we passed several bills that could affect our district. We also had ...

February 16, 2017 | By State Sen. Ben Watson Special to the Courier | Opinion


Alternate-facts on McCain, Lewis, evolution

Editor: Doesn't mixing blue and red get purple? Not at the White House - alt-fact - it's orange.

February 16, 2017 | Staff Report | Opinion


Would someone actually kill A.J.?

Three weeks had passed and still no one had seen or heard a peep from A.J. Fryerson. Something was amiss and the good folks ...

February 16, 2017 | By Kevin Slimp Columnist | Opinion


Laws may be decaying away

What should be the priority for state legislators -helping their poorest constituents avoid pain and suffering, or protecting the financial status of their most affluent ...

February 16, 2017 | By Tom Crawford Columnist | Opinion


An open letter to NAACP leader

Editor and President Rev. Dr. Francys Johnson: I read with great embarrassment the article in the Feb. 1 Coastal Courier outlining your comments during your ...

February 14, 2017 | Staff Report | Opinion


Paying down national debt is win-win

Editor: I think that Professor Winter Nie missed the mark in her column from Wednesday Feb. 8. She stated that China would win a trade ...

February 13, 2017 | Staff Report | Opinion


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