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U.S. letting ISIS commit genocide

Editor, My favorite quotation is, "If we do not learn from history, we are doomed to repeat it," by Winston Churchill. We can see that happening today. Just like the Nazis murdered 10 million Jews, ISIS is murdering Christians, Kurds, Turkmen, Shabaks and Yazidis by the thousands. Because of the chaos, the actual number is unknown.

April 05, 2016 | Staff Report | Opinion


Moonshiners had strict ethical standards

When the Chattanooga Better Business Bureau hired me as the keynote speaker for its annual luncheon, the president and CEO was very specific on what he wanted me to talk.

April 05, 2016 | By Ronda Rich Columnist | Opinion


Volunteers help make April Earth Month

There are many opportunities to volunteer in April as Keep Liberty Beautiful observes Earth Month. From litter cleanups and geocache fun, to environmental education disguised as a festival, there will be plenty to do to thank the Earth.

April 05, 2016 | By Sara Swida Columnist | Opinion


Raymond prepares for his greatest performance

July 4, 1998, is a date that will live in infamy in the annals of Lennox Valley. Let's look back at the events that led up to this remarkable date in Valley history.

April 04, 2016 | By Kevin Slimp Columnist | Opinion


Georgia lawmakers don’t follow the clock

Georgia legislators have some problems when it comes to telling time.

April 01, 2016 | Tom Crawford Syndicated columnist | Opinion


Liberty seniors being deceived on school taxes

Editor,

April 01, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Opinion


Sharing life’s bruises with friends

She is not going to be pleased that I have told you this, but we are all family here, even if some of you consider me the illegitimate stepson of the weird cousin that talks with his mouth full.

March 31, 2016 | Dick Yarbrough Syndicated columnist | Opinion


Kerry finally admits the Islamic State is guilty of genocide

Editor,

March 31, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Opinion


Enhance spring's beauty

Our community is beautiful in the spring with all the flowers and trees blooming. It will be even prettier when we cleanup the litter "decorating" our roads.

March 29, 2016 | By Sara Swida Columnist | Opinion


Radio host has major religious awakening

Truman Capote once said that fame is good for only one thing: "They will cash your check in a small town."

March 28, 2016 | By Kevin Slimp Columnist | Opinion


Truth about seniors and school taxes

Editor, This letter is submitted in response to a recent letter to the editor titled "Seniors shouldn't pay school taxes" (March 9). Based on responses my office received, this letter leads some homeowners to accept Mrs. Dot Moss' information as factual. Some homeowners now question whether they have been denied their proper exemption from the school portion of their property taxes.

March 28, 2016 | Staff Report | Opinion


ESPLOST is good if district spends wisely

Editor,

March 25, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Opinion


The seersucker suit and the Book of Life

From the moment Tink visited the Mississippi Delta, he began to long for a seersucker suit. While men in big cities like Atlanta, Memphis, Birmingham and Nashville wear the lightweight, airy suits in the hot, humid Southern summers, it is the men of the Delta who favor them most and keep them trendy.

March 24, 2016 | By Ronda Rich Columnist | Opinion


What Easter is really about

Editor's note: Continuing a long-standing Holy Week tradition in this space.

March 24, 2016 | By Dick Yarbrough Syndicated columnist | Opinion


Ludowici leaders make ignorant statements

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March 24, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Opinion


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The PSC should learn how to say ‘no’

Imagine that you are the loan officer at the local community bank.

April 29, 2016 | By Tom Crawford Syndicated columnist | Opinion


Children show visions of peace through art

I believe that each of us has an obligation to leave this world a better place than we found it. Linden Longino is trying to ...

April 28, 2016 | Dick Yarbrough Syndicated columnist | Opinion


Remembering a good neighbor

Editor,

April 27, 2016 | Staff Report | Opinion


Ways to keep litter from hurting community

Somebody made me really mad on Islands Highway this week. Nothing makes volunteers madder than having someone spew litter all over a road right after ...

April 26, 2016 | By Sara Swida Columnist | Opinion


Your safety is HFD's business

The Hinesville Fire Department is dedicated to safeguarding lives, property and the environment. One of the ways we pursue this mission is through educating the ...

April 26, 2016 | By Capt. Earnest McDuffie Columnist | Opinion


Remembering the boy in the coveralls

The other day I had something on my mind, a situation we had just encountered with someone we had sought to help.

April 26, 2016 | By Ronda Rich Columnist | Opinion


Oppose cuts to Post-9/11 GI Bill

Editor, Last month, the House passed a bill (H.R. 3016) that included a 50 percent cut in the monthly Basic Allowance for Housing provided ...

April 25, 2016 | Staff Report | Opinion


Poet laureate aims at Raymond Cooper

Small-town newspapers are a bit different from their counterparts in New York or Los Angeles. That's true today, and it was true in 1998 ...

April 25, 2016 | By Kevin Slimp Columnist | Opinion


Liberty schools about to finish a successful year

The end of the school year is fast approaching, and we have already begun celebrating our many 2015-16 successes. The following are just a few ...

April 21, 2016 | Dr. Valya Lee | Opinion


Now might be the worst time to get a DUI

It's never a good time for a politician to get arrested for driving under the influence, but it's especially bad when the next ...

April 21, 2016 | By Tom Crawford Syndicated columnist | Opinion


Learn water conservation at Earth Day

When the 10th annual Earth Day Celebration takes place on Friday, everyone who attends has the chance to learn easy ways to change our world ...

April 19, 2016 | By Sara Swida Columnist | Opinion


It's best not to know what lies ahead

The other morning, I called one of my best friends. I had a bit of news as well as a piece of advice I wanted ...

April 19, 2016 | By Ronda Rich Columnist | Opinion


'Silver Tongue' Dick Bland begins assault

"Renderings with Raymond" was normally a labor of love for Raymond Cooper. After all, it was his "baby." Started in 1997 as a camouflaged attempt ...

April 18, 2016 | By Kevin Slimp Columnist | Opinion


Why I voted 'yes' on 'campus carry'

Without a doubt, this is a troubling time in America. Mass shootings have been happening with seemingly greater regularity. House Bill 859, the "campus carry ...

April 15, 2016 | By state Rep. Jeff Jones Guest columnist | Opinion


Congress, pass a budget for once

Editor,

April 15, 2016 | Staff Report | Opinion


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