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New approach to an old problem

Why would we try solving society's most ancient problems with worn-out solutions? Sexual harassment and assault are as old as any issue can get. What do you think would have happened if the Garden of Eden had an HR department? Actually, nothing, just like today. These days, however, Eve would have decided that in the process of starting the human species, Adam acted inappropriately when he took a bite from the apple. Adam would be fired, and Genesis would have removed his blog.

December 31, 2017 | By Bob Franken Columnist | Opinion


Give Trump credit where it is due

Republicans have tried, on and off, to open the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge for oil drilling since the 1980s. The effort has always engendered intense opposition and always been abandoned. A provision for drilling in ANWR is included in the Republican tax bill almost as an afterthought.

December 30, 2017 | By Rich Lowry Columnist | Opinion


As the year swiftly goes bye-bye

Observations at the end of a year, apropos of nothing much.

December 29, 2017 | By Jeff Whitten | Opinion


You can't fix stupid PSC

When Georgia legislators passed a bill a few years ago to make fireworks legal, I remember talking to one of the bill's supporters.

December 29, 2017 | By Tom Crawford Columnist | Opinion


Humor: What riding a mechanical bull tells about you

HOLLYWOOD - God bless America, and how's everybody?

December 27, 2017 | By Argus Hamilton Columnist | Opinion


Mulch your tree to stay green

The Christmas tree is such an iconic part of modern Christmas celebrations. Do you ever consider how it became such an integral part of how we celebrate our holidays?

December 26, 2017 | By Sara Swida Columnist | Opinion


Humor: Flying Amtrak, difference in political parties

HOLLYWOOD - God bless America, and how's everybody?

December 25, 2017 | By Argus Hamilton Columnist | Opinion


I wish I had been there

These words are dedicated to the memory of my friend, the late Otis Brumby Jr., publisher of the Marietta Daily Journal. He encouraged me to run this column each Christmas season. It is also dedicated to those who believe.

December 24, 2017 | By Dick Yarbrough Columnist | Opinion


1984 showing up 33 years late?

Editor: 1984 has issued an apology for showing up 33 years late. Although tardy to the party, it made a big splash last week when it did arrive with the order from the Trump administration to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention that its personnel can no longer use the following eight words in any research papers, warnings or other communications with the public:

December 23, 2017 | Staff Report | Opinion


'Twas the week before Christmas

"T'was the week before Christmas,

December 22, 2017 | By Victor Pisano Columnist | Opinion


Thanks, and see you next year

Editor: The board of directors of Seven Ministries of Liberty County, Inc. would like to once again thank the community for helping make our Annual Christmas Giveaway a success.

December 22, 2017 | Staff Report | Opinion


A good but unrealistic goal for rural Georgia

A group of legislators called the Rural Development Council spent several months looking for ideas to reverse the flow of people and businesses away from Georgia's rural counties.

December 22, 2017 | By Tom Crawford Columnist | Opinion


Humor: We shall fight them on Twitter

HOLLYWOOD - God bless America, and how's everybody?

December 21, 2017 | By Argus Hamilton Columnist | Opinion


Season's greetings for Christmas eating

If you are not feeling the Christmas spirit by now, you might better start looking for a visit from some Christmas spirits (I mean the ghostly kind, but for some folks, the bottled kind might be helpful, too) to get the Scrooge out of your system.

December 19, 2017 | By Sara Swida Columnist | Opinion


Councilwoman has toy drive

Editor: City of Hinesville Councilwoman of District 3 Vicky Nelson hosted a successful toy drive on Dec. 9 at Irene B. Thomas Park to benefit the Coastal Georgia Area Community Action Authority.

December 18, 2017 | Staff Report | Opinion


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Thanks for saving a child

Editor: I and the family of 2-year-old Lane Tomlinson would like to publicly express our sincerest thank you to the kindest lady, whom I have ...

January 22, 2018 | Staff Report | Opinion


Yes, take Oprah seriously

If Hillary Clinton could deliver a political speech half as effectively as Oprah Winfrey, she might be president today.

January 20, 2018 | By Rich Lowry Columnist | Opinion


Humor: More immigrants from Norway

HOLLYWOOD - God bless America, and how's everybody?

January 19, 2018 | By Argus Hamilton Columnist | Opinion


More on coming invasion of coast

Editor: There have recently been some interesting events involving the approaching invasion of our coast by seismic testers and oil well drillers.

January 19, 2018 | Staff Report | Opinion


Governor Deal is easing on out

As they near the end of their last term, Georgia's governors usually start running out of gas.

January 18, 2018 | By Tom Crawford Columnist | Opinion


Volunteer opportunities abound

We are already two weeks into a new year, so I have to ask you how are those resolutions going? If like many of us ...

January 16, 2018 | By Sara Swida Columnist | Opinion


What kind of soul does this?

Sometimes there's no news.

January 16, 2018 | By Jeff Whitten Columnist | Opinion


The coming invasion of our coast

Editor: There have recently been some interesting events involving the approaching invasion of our coast by seismic testers and oil well drillers.

January 15, 2018 | Staff Report | Opinion


Marsy's Law will help crime victims

When a violent crime occurs in Georgia, the public hears the story of the perpetrator in the local news. However, in the aftermath, victims and ...

January 12, 2018 | By Kay Godwin Guest columnist | Opinion


Midway residents being ignored

Editor: The Nov. 8, 2016, ballot contained a referendum on SPLOST. On the ballot, it stated where the money can be used. The city of ...

January 12, 2018 | Staff Report | Opinion


County's best is yet to come

Happy New Year, Bryan County. The commissioners, county staff and I hope that you enjoyed your holidays … and the recent snow days as well. While ...

January 11, 2018 | By Carter Infinger Special to the News | Opinion


Funniest jokes of 2017, part 2

HOLLYWOOD - God bless America, and how's everybody? It's time for a week of the funniest jokes of 2017, our annual Year-in-Review.

January 11, 2018 | By Argus Hamilton Columnist | Opinion


Our story so far

If you have been reading "The Good Folks of Lennox Valley" since the first installment, I know how you are going to respond to the ...

January 11, 2018 | Kevin Slimp | Opinion


Lots to do, but will lawmakers do it?

If you ask a state legislator, particularly one who's been around for a few terms, what their priorities are for the upcoming session, they ...

January 10, 2018 | By Tom Crawford Columnist | Opinion


A young girl and the Georgia Bulldogs

It was an undeniable blessing when I, a college kid and part-time sports writer, was given the assignment to cover a University of Georgia football ...

January 08, 2018 | Ronda Rich | Opinion


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