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Many made scholarship walk-a-thon successful

Editor, Webster's defines success as the satisfactory completion of something. The board of directors of Seven Ministries of Liberty County Inc. defines that successful something as the community coming together to support the third annual Jackie Gilliard-Henderson Memorial Scholarship Walk-a-Thon - and what a success it was.

June 13, 2013 | Staff Report | Opinion

It's time to clear VA claim backlog

Sixty-nine years ago last Thursday, Allied forces stormed the heavily fortified beaches of Normandy. Through their courage and sacrifice, they cut a foothold in Northern France and began a march that culminated in victory.

June 12, 2013 | By U.S. Rep. Jack Kingston Special to the Courier | Opinion

Charter-school commission in good hands

I have said it before, but let me repeat: I have no problem with charter schools. I did have a big problem with the ham-handed way last November's charter-school referendum was rammed through by proponents.

June 12, 2013 | By Dick Yarbrough Columnist | Opinion

Help seniors know of identity theft

Identity theft continues to be a real problem in the United States - and our senior population is at extreme risk.

June 11, 2013 | By Rich DeLong Columnist | Opinion

Politicians needed to adress issues

Boy, some politicians are thin-skinned. If a politician does not want to be held to a high standard, he or she shouldn't run for office. Mayor Pro-Tem Curtes Roberts and Councilman Levern Clancey Jr. got their feathers all ruffled because I took them to task for walking out of a city council meeting rather than doing their duty. Oh well, I guess they wrote their letters to the editor to make a good impression with the voters in case they decide to run for office again in November.

June 11, 2013 | By Len Calderone Columnist | Opinion

It's Win-dex Awards time again

Creating an attractive Liberty County is good for all of us who live here.

June 10, 2013 | By Sara Swida Columnist | Opinion

Jekyll ploy jeopardizes marshes

Georgia's citizens have been kept in the dark regarding two troubling occurrences related to the ongoing update of the Jekyll Island State Park Master Plan:

June 10, 2013 | By David Kyler Guest columnist | Opinion

Public eying more government surveillance

What was thought by many, especially on the left, to be domestic overreach by the George W. Bush administration in the name of national security now appears to be standard practice under the Obama administration.

June 10, 2013 | Marietta Daily Journal | Opinion

Diary details Lincoln assassination

Charlie Tinker, according to his diary, was feeling poorly on the morning of April 15, 1865. He had left the office April 12 and gone home to bed. A doctor visited and said he must stay in bed since he had an intermittent fever.

June 10, 2013 | By Ronda Rich Columnist | Opinion

Sticking up for what is right

I'm a bit old-fashioned when it comes to values. Now, mind you, I'm not talking about politics here; I try to steer clear of hot-button issues when it comes to this column. However, I could see how the two could become easily confused or even intertwined.

June 10, 2013 | By Hollie Moore Barnidge | Opinion

IRS scandal should be rallying cry for tax reform

The more we learn about the Internal Revenue Service targeting groups based on their ideologies, the more chilling the case becomes.

June 05, 2013 | By Rep. Jack Kingston 1st Congressional District of Georgia | Opinion

Tough to be proud of changing nation

Recently, I have been thinking quite a bit about my late father, John Riddle.

June 05, 2013 | By Mike Riddle Coastal Courier correspondent | Opinion

No one can question the wisdom of ‘Answer Man’

Well, boys and girls, I see by the old clock on the wall that it is June already. We know what that means. It is time for Answer Man to dig into the question box and see what is on your hearts and minds and assorted body parts.

June 05, 2013 | By Dick Yarbrough Guest columnist | Opinion

Community newspapers tell our story

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

May 30, 2013 | By Larry Walker Special to the Courier | Opinion

Waiting for atheists to create sunset or duck-billed platypus

Dear God:

May 30, 2013 | By Dick Yarbrough Special to the Courier | Opinion

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Humor: the peephole, for the peephole

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

April 20, 2018 | By Argus Hamilton Columnist | Opinion

When there's not much else to do

Because there is not much else to do while behind the wheel, I like to think of myself as a law-abiding pillar of my community ...

April 19, 2018 | By Jeff Whitten | Opinion

Random thoughts on preachers, politics and sweet Vidalia onions

Well, the more things change, the more they stay the same.

April 19, 2018 | Dick Yarbrough | Opinion

A blue wave over Georgia?

The pundits say that a blue wave is coming in this year's elections.

April 19, 2018 | Tom Crawford | Opinion

GHSA isn’t committed to balance


April 19, 2018 | Alan Henderson or Watkinsville | Opinion

Learn, play at Earth Day Celebration

Next weekend, Liberty County will join millions of people around the world in celebrating the earth for International Earth Day.

April 17, 2018 | By Sara Swida Columnist | Opinion

A serious note, and then not

Whenever I think I have it bad, I know there are those who get it worse.

April 17, 2018 | By Jeff Whitten | Opinion

Vigil organizer grateful for support

Editor: I want to thank Hinesville and surrounding communities, along with Liberty and surrounding counties for supporting our prayer vigil. With word of mouth, the ...

April 17, 2018 | Staff Report | Opinion

What DACA means to me

DACA means the world to me. DACA is more than the political debate in which this country is in as to what to do with ...

April 16, 2018 | By Carlos Segova Guest columnist | Opinion

We need a law against more laws

Do we need any more lawmakers?

April 14, 2018 | By Victor Pisano Columnist | Opinion

You can't swing a medium sized cat...

I hate this time of year. I love this time of year.

April 13, 2018 | By Jeff Whitten | Opinion

Humor: Zuckerberg's role in history is safe

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

April 12, 2018 | By Argus Hamilton Columnist | Opinion

Take it with a grain of salt

Now that the legislative session has ended, the candidates are fanning out across the state as they run for statewide office or for another term ...

April 12, 2018 | Tom Crawford | Opinion

Here’s how to solve crisis with youth angst

Do we - here in the USA, that is - or do we not have a child and teen mental health crisis? And if the answer is ...

April 12, 2018 | John Rosemond | Opinion

Trying men’s souls, and eating them

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

April 12, 2018 | Argus Hamilton | Opinion

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