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Government watchdog warns of inaction on fiscal cliff

Recently, a nonpartisan government watchdog issued a report warning of the serious consequences if the nation plunges over the "fiscal cliff."

September 05, 2012 | Jack Kingston U.S. representative | Opinion


Thanks to Hinesville for assistance in time of family crisis

Editor, This is a thank-you note to the residents and officials of your wonderful town of Hinesville. This letter is long overdue, but there is not a day that passes that I do not remember the many kindnesses shown to me when, on March 22, my husband died behind the wheel of our car in Liberty County while traveling from Florida to Philadelphia.

September 04, 2012 | Rita Lederer and the Thomas Lederer family | Opinion


There’s fun outside those four walls

I'm an indoor person. When I feel adventurous, I pick up a book or watch a movie on cable rather than the usual news and food channels. I occasionally go on three-mile "hikes," but that just means four laps around the circle in my neighborhood.

September 04, 2012 | Joselynn McKenna Columnist | Opinion


Getting drilled on oil, gas prices

I am all for "drill here and drill now," assuming that state-of-the-art technology is incorporated to ensure, as best we can, the protection of our fragile environment.

September 04, 2012 | Roy Hubbard Guest columnist | Opinion


Help fund area historic sites before starting new DNR projects

The commissioner of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources says he does not immediately foresee the state making deeper cuts to the operational budgets of its parks and historic sites. His department, like all state agencies, has complied with budget reductions requested by the governor, snipping functions and programs here and there.

September 04, 2012 | Brunswick News | Opinion


Employing veterans important

Picture this: An applicant walks into a job interview, extends a firm handshake, looks the hiring manager straight in the eye and begins to detail her impressive qualifications.

August 31, 2012 | Hilda Solis Guest columnist | Opinion


Sequestration could have catastrophic effects on Hinesville, local community

On Jan. 2, 2013, our city may experience an event that will have negative economic impacts on the community for years to come. Other communities with military installations will experience the same or similar negative impacts because of sequestration. Sequestration is a term that generally means seizure. In this case, though, it means additional budget cuts in the federal budget for the next 10 years. According to Sen. Saxby Chambliss, who recently participated in a news conference at MidCoast Regional Airport near Fort Stewart, our city and surrounding areas could see the immediate loss of approximately 7,000 jobs. The ...

August 31, 2012 | By Mayor Jim Thomas Special to the Courier | Opinion


Skeeter Skates weighs in on Middle East situation

I was in the middle of preparing a PowerPoint presentation for you on why House Speaker David Ralston, R-Blue Ridge, needs a campaign war chest of $356,415.19 to run unopposed for re-election in his district.

August 30, 2012 | Dick Yarbrough Guest columnist | Opinion


Sequestration could have catastrophic effects on Hinesville, local community

On Jan. 2, 2013, our city may experience an event that will have negative economic impacts on the community for years to come. Other communities with military installations will experience the same or similar negative impacts because of sequestration. Sequestration is a term that generally means seizure. In this case, though, it means additional budget cuts in the federal budget for the next 10 years. According to Sen. Saxby Chambliss, who recently participated in a news conference at MidCoast Regional Airport near Fort Stewart, our city and surrounding areas could see the immediate loss of approximately 7,000 jobs. The ...

August 29, 2012 | Jim Thomas Hinesville mayor | Opinion


Employing veterans important

Picture this: An applicant walks into a job interview, extends a firm handshake, looks the hiring manager straight in the eye and begins to detail her impressive qualifications.

August 29, 2012 | By Hilda Solis | Opinion


Program links needy to potential helpers

Most people fall into one of two categories: people who need help but don't know how to ask and people who want to help but don't know how. The people who don't fit into either of these categories fall into a whole different category for self-centered people with no compassion, so I just won't go there.

August 29, 2012 | Joselynn McKenna Columnist | Opinion


Georgia’s jobless situation straining unemployment insurance trust fund

Recently, the Georgia Department of Labor announced that the unemployment rate for July was 9.3 percent, marking the 59th month in a row that Georgia's unemployment rate has exceeded the national average.

August 28, 2012 | Buddy Carter State senator | Opinion


Evaluate parties’ principles before taking side

Editor, In June, I published an open letter to all Americans, which I will summarize now.

August 27, 2012 | The Rev. Gloria Brown Riceboro | Opinion


State representative responds to Dick Yarbrough’s column

I read with interest Dick Yarbrough's Aug. 20 column.

August 27, 2012 | Ed Lindsey House majority whip | Opinion


The ship is about to hit the sand

Just when you think you're through with me, I reappear with a vengeance. It is election-fever season, and I'm running hot. The dog cussing is starting already, and the election is still three months away. I can't carry on a conversation with any of my friends for fear of hurting somebody's feelings.

August 23, 2012 | Vic Waters Guest columnist | Opinion


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Thank you from Project Reach

Editor: Thank you Liberty County and surrounding areas.

July 25, 2017 | Staff Report | Opinion


Prescription for tackling litter in our county

I am not a doctor and don't play one on TV, but I do understand how to heal a littered community. And I have ...

July 25, 2017 | By Sara Swida Columnist | Opinion


Neighbor's flag upsets woman

Editor: On June 15, I got new neighbors. It was a joyous day. The neighboring house has been vacant for months. To know that the ...

July 25, 2017 | Staff Report | Opinion


Social media is actually dividing us

Judging by what I read on Facebook and other social media, this country is headed for trouble.

July 24, 2017 | By Lewis Levine Columnist | Opinion


The war has been over 152 years, y'all

My son, a learned philosopher, says of an impending competition between two football teams he particularly dislikes: "May they play a zero-zero tie in the ...

July 22, 2017 | By Dick Yarbrough Columnist | Opinion


Young ‘thief’ needs to learn value of things others own

Q: We've just been informed that our 7-year-old son has been effectively "expelled" from the private school he attended last year because of repeated ...

July 21, 2017 | By John Rosemond Family psychologist | Opinion


Spaceports have not worked, neither would Camden's

Editor: Some writers and elected officials have extolled the virtues of spaceports as if they were general manufacturing industries producing industrial or consumer products. Apparently ...

July 21, 2017 | Staff Report | Opinion


Georgia's own 'The Donald'

For those Georgia voters who couldn't get enough of Donald Trump in last year's election, fear not.

July 20, 2017 | By Tom Crawford Columnist | Opinion


Humor: Ford luring young buyers with pot?

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

July 20, 2017 | By Argus Hamilton Columnist | Opinion


Disappointed for county's children

Editor: It appears, according to recent reporting, the BOE is considering expanding extra-curriculum sports programs down to the middle schools. Programs that help build character ...

July 20, 2017 | Staff Report | Opinion


Liberty County’s new Extension agent introduces herself

Good day, Liberty County! My name is Ashley Hoppers, and I work with the University of Georgia Cooperative Extension Service.

July 19, 2017 | By Ashley Hoppers Guest columnist | Opinion


Be a voice for those without one

Mahatma Ghandi once said, "The greatness of a nation can be judged by the way its animals are treated."

July 18, 2017 | By Lewis Levine Columnist | Opinion


Editor missed point of previous letter

Editor: This is in response to your staff column on July 9. I am afraid that you missed the point of my letter of July ...

July 18, 2017 | Staff Report | Opinion


Summer reading list with environment-friendly books

If you are already looking for ways to keep your kids busy and avoid the dreaded "Mom, I'm bored. I don't have anything ...

July 18, 2017 | By Sara Swida Columnist | Opinion


Gestures drive relations home

If you see a balding curmudgeon driving around somewhere with a certain finger extended at the world, pay no mind. It's just me, having ...

July 17, 2017 | By Jeff Whitten | Opinion


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