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Sixth-grader loves newspapers

I always have liked print newspapers. Partly what inspired me was an American Girl movie about a 9-year-old girl living in the 1930s during the Great Depression. Her name is Kit Kittredge.

April 23, 2013 | By Isabell DeMarco Special to the Courier | Opinion


Independence made me who I am

Nicole and I were working out together one day and for some reason, she brought up a self-help, faith-related book we had both read. The thesis, basically, is how men are born with wild hearts, which should be admired not restrained by women.

April 22, 2013 | By Ronda Rich Columnist | Opinion


Liberty Earth Day needs 'doers,' not 'talkers'

Many people talk a good game about caring for the environment. We hear politicians and Hollywood types and all sorts of "activists" telling us regular folks how to take care of the earth. Sometimes it just cracks me up. One of my favorite environmentalists - and, believe me, I am being very sarcastic - flies around in private jets all the time selling books about the environment and telling people what they should be doing to take care of the environment. Oh yes, he also flits around in his private jets to visit his numerous 10,000-14,000-square-foot homes, too. And this ...

April 22, 2013 | By Sara Swida Columnist | Opinion


Just what is BRAC?

The term BRAC, or base realignment and closure, is familiar to many of us, especially military families and those living in proximity to military bases.

April 18, 2013 | By Friends of Fort Stewart/Hunter Special to the Courier | Opinion


Random thoughts on random subjects

It turns out that you can go home again.

April 17, 2013 | By Dick Yarbrough Columnist | Opinion


'Good, bad, ugly' of ethics reform

"Ethics is knowing the difference between what you have a right to do and what is right to do."

April 16, 2013 | By State Sen. Buddy Carter Special to the Courier | Opinion


No lack of choices for new parents

My daughter continues down her road of "firsts." With Reese's first birthday less than two weeks away, she is becoming more mobile and more communicative. She says "mama" now, and my husband I suspect she may being trying to say cat, although it comes out as "tat."

April 16, 2013 | By Hollie Moore Barnidge Columnist | Opinion


Tackling litter is community job

I wonder sometimes if people who litter think that the fast-food bags or cigarette butts they toss or let blow out of their vehicles just magically disappear. Poof - they are gone!

April 16, 2013 | By Sara Swida Columnist | Opinion


Don't mock how Southerners talk

There I was, sitting at my desk, writing away, bothering no one when my phone rang. It was Hollywood calling.

April 15, 2013 | By Ronda Rich Columnist | Opinion


Senators right to not filibuster gun vote

Bravo to Sens. Johnny Isakson and Saxby Chambliss for declining to play the children's game of Simon Says with their political party. Such blatant display of individualism and individual thought on Capitol Hill could be contagious and suggests there may be hope for this nation yet.

April 15, 2013 | The Brunswick News | Opinion


Re-evaluate infrastructure needs

T-SPLOST may be dead and buried by voters in our region, but that doesn't mean the problems that prompted its appearance on the ballot last year have gone away.

April 15, 2013 | Staff Report | Opinion


You have to love community papers

Most of them are small, although there are two or three larger ones with pictures of my show calves and me. All of them are slightly yellowed and somewhat worn by the weight of many years.

April 11, 2013 | By Larry Walker Guest columnist | Opinion


Top secret equestrian team at UGA

It's the best University of Georgia athletic team you have likely never heard of. It has won five national titles and goes into next week's national championships one of the favorites to win it all again. It's home record is 44-1. It's a model for what all intercollegiate athletics should be but, alas, are not. It brings great credit to its university but has had a hard time getting the recognition due from the media and from those who claim to bleed red and black. It deserves better because its record is better than most of ...

April 10, 2013 | By Dick Yarbrough Columnist | Opinion


Legislators met many objectives

Before the start of the 2013 legislative session of the Georgia General Assembly, I listed priorities for the state and our district. Gov. Nathan Deal already has started the process of reviewing legislation passed by the General Assembly. Many objectives were achieved, and some of those are highlighted here:

April 10, 2013 | By State Rep. Ron Stephens Special to the Courier | Opinion


Festival, new businesses in Midway

At the February Midway City Council meeting, Police Chief Kelli Morningstar promoted Mark Rich to sergeant and Duvalle Page Sr. to senior patrol officer. Congratulations to these exceptional officers, who also received recognition awards for their job performance.

April 09, 2013 | By Len Calderone Columnist | Opinion


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Sheriff draws fire from state lawmakers

It was a sight you very seldom see at the General Assembly - legislators, including Speaker David Ralston, openly attacking a Georgia sheriff.

February 22, 2018 | By Tom Crawford Columnist | Opinion


Sure, throw a military parade

The Pentagon has confirmed that it is in the preliminary stages of planning a military parade down Pennsylvania Avenue - one of President Donald Trump's ...

February 22, 2018 | By Rich Lowry Columnist | Opinion


Robert Mueller is lucky; he's no Ken Starr

No matter the criticisms directed his way by Republicans, Robert Mueller should count himself lucky: He's not Ken Starr.

February 20, 2018 | By Rich Lowry Columnist | Opinion


Spring means time for Great American Cleanup

I do not care about what that groundhog predicted a few weeks ago. Spring is here for Keep Liberty Beautiful. And that means it is ...

February 20, 2018 | By Sarah Swida Special to the Courier | Opinion


We want the best for our kids

The love between a parent and his or her child is the purest, most unconditional love that is ever experienced.

February 20, 2018 | By Maggie Buckner Guest columnist | Opinion


Senate passes bills ahead of Crossover Day

As we complete legislative days 19 through 22, we find ourselves just six legislative days away from the Crossover Day deadline – the date whereby a ...

February 20, 2018 | Sen. Blake Tillery | Opinion


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


Humor: The many faces of Donald Trump

President Trump issued his $2 trillion budget proposal Monday. He pleased Democrats by saluting Black History Month and pleased Republicans by insisting on the wall ...

February 17, 2018 | By Argus Hamilton Columnist | Opinion


Take a break from negativity

Editor: As we enter the Lenten season, I encourage the Courier to take a fast from printing negative political comments in Sound Off. Last Saturday ...

February 17, 2018 | Staff Report | Opinion


Making I-16 ugly, unsafe again

Editor: Old-timers may remember how torn up the forest was during the building of I-16.

February 16, 2018 | Staff Report | Opinion


Money isn't everyting in politics

Money isn't everything in politics. The candidate who raises the most cash isn't always going to be the candidate who gets the most ...

February 15, 2018 | By Tom Crawford Columnist | Opinion


Symposium was gerat success

Editor: I would like to personally appreciate those sponsors and members of the greater Liberty County community for their support on Feb. 5 of the ...

February 13, 2018 | Staff Report | Opinion


Hate, humility and social media

I was a late adopter of Facebook. I had a nagging fear that no one would befriend me, and that my Facebook experience would become ...

February 13, 2018 | By Dr. Gary Welton Guest columnist | Opinion


Trump's impure thoughts on Mueller

President Donald Trump has had impure thoughts about special counsel Robert Mueller.

February 12, 2018 | By Rich Lowry Columnist | Opinion


Building walls, curing baldness

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

February 10, 2018 | By Argus Hamilton Columnist | Opinion


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