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2013 has been year of waste

Editor, Recapping 2012 as it comes to an end: mayor and council accept pay raises; city employees do not get a raise; empty buses continue to circle the community; the airport has no flights; the Romeo and Juliet balcony on city hall is completed; we spend money on visiting Chinese; we retreat to the expensive Georgia coast; Hinesville contract employees drive city vehicles home and to work, so we get a nice fat city tax increase. At least we dodged the TSPLOST.

December 13, 2012 | Joe Gillam Hinesville | Opinion


Dooley talks football, history

I called Hall of Fame football coach Vince Dooley this week to get his perspective on UGA's heart-breaking loss to Alabama in the SEC Championship game.

December 12, 2012 | Dick Yarbrough Guest columnist | Opinion


Tax increase demands action

Editor, As the Courier reported Dec. 7, I went before the Hinesville City Council to oppose raising the millage rate. And I did state that the county elected officials (Hinesville, BoE, BoC) don't have a taxing problem, but a spending problem!

December 12, 2012 | Joseph B. Stuart Hinesville | Opinion


The U.S. government is broken, unbalanced

The federal government is not only broke, it's broken. Our founding fathers established three branches of government as a means to keep each one in check. These branches are the executive, the legislative and the judicial.

December 11, 2012 | Len Calderone Guest columnist | Opinion


Ornament night gives families a chance to bond

Lyman Hall Elementary School students had a chance to bond with their families Thursday during the school's 12 annual Ornament Night.

December 11, 2012 | Danielle Hipps | Opinion


Bad habits sure are hard to break

I wish I could pick and choose which of my habits, traits and characteristics my daughter will inherit and pick up. Since Reese was born in April, I find myself increasingly thinking about trying to set a good example. I haven't actually implemented any changes, however. It's much easier to talk the talk than it is to walk the walk.

December 10, 2012 | Hollie Moore Barnidge Courier managing editor | Opinion


Republican party needs direction before it can compromise with Dems

Finding a spokesman for the Republican Party right now is reminiscent of the "Who's on First?" routine made famous by Abbott and Costello.

December 10, 2012 | the Albany Herald Online: /www.albanyherald.com | Opinion


Bradwell football needs a change

The past three years of Bradwell football have been the worst in the history of this once-proud program. Myself and other longtime supporters tried to have something done about this last year. From talking to BI Principal Scott Carrier, school-board members and the school-system superintendent - it fell on deaf ears.

December 09, 2012 | Robert M. Darby Hinesville | Opinion


Some random thoughts on random subjects

Georgia Sen. Saxby Chambliss is catching heat from right-wingnuts for doing exactly what he should be doing - trying to help the federal government find a way out of the financial morass the country is in. The wingnuts want him to honor a 20-year-old no-tax pledge. The senator says he is not talking about tax increases, but tax reform and cites loopholes that need to be closed, such as the current $6 billion annual tax credits for ethanol production. Good for him. I support his efforts 100 percent. Maybe the wingnuts would rather see some moron representing us who thinks rape ...

December 06, 2012 | Dick Yarbrough Guest columnist | Opinion


‘Twas the Night Before Fiscal Cliff

'Twas the night before Fiscal Cliff, and throughout the land,

December 05, 2012 | Nick Thomas Guest columnist | Opinion


Fees should go to port maintenance

Rep. Jack Kingston, R-Ga., is trying to convince other members of Congress to do what's necessary to make sure customs fees collected in the nation's ports go toward their upkeep. It's perfect sense to rational people, to dedicate revenue generated by ports to their proper maintenance.

December 05, 2012 | the Brunswick News Online: www.thebrunswicknews.com | Opinion


Cut parents a little slack in public

Now that I'm a parent, I'm much more willing to cut other moms and dads slack when their children misbehave or become upset in public. As an impatient 20-something, I used to get annoyed when a crying baby drowned out the conversation my husband and I were trying to have over dinner in a restaurant. In grocery stores, I'd roll my eyes in disbelief as a harried mom tried to coax her tantrum-throwing toddler back to a relatively calm state. In malls, I was quick to judge dads who attempted to placate exhausted, teary little ones with ...

December 04, 2012 | Hollie Moore Barnidge | Opinion


Kudos to United Way for surpassing goal

Congratulations to the United Way of Liberty County, which recently exceeded its 2012 fundraising campaign goal of $195,000 by raising $205,615 - up $20,589 from the $185,026 raised last year.

December 04, 2012 | Courier opinion | Opinion


Coastal Courier’s Friday tax-hike story was right on the money

Good job on the follow-up story, "Hikes not likely to be averted," in Friday's newspaper. I agree with your headline.

December 03, 2012 | Mike Sebek Hinesville | Opinion


Falling over fiscal cliff could be deadly

One of my favorite movie scenes is in "Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid." Butch and Sundance are surrounded by their pursuers and have no other choice but to jump off of a steep cliff into a river far below. Their conversation goes like this:

November 29, 2012 | Buddy Carter State senator | Opinion


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Humor: Out of shape teens bad news for military

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

October 19, 2017 | By Argus Hamilton Columnist | Opinion


Why coal is dying in Georgia, elsewhere

Donald Trump promised throughout his presidential campaign that he would single-handedly halt the decline of the nation's coal industry and bring back lost jobs ...

October 19, 2017 | By Tom Crawford Columnist | Opinion


Greet fall with a walk on a Liberty nature trail

Ahhh… Do you feel that? The gradual easing away of the constant state of humidity we've been in for the last few months?

October 19, 2017 | By Erin Johnson Liberty County Conventions and Visitors Bureau | Opinion


Parents, don’t worry about kids liking you

I am sometimes asked if I think the "parenting pendulum" is swinging back toward where it was 60-plus years ago or at least toward a ...

October 19, 2017 | By John Rosemond Family Psychologist | Opinion


Only rain should go down drains

Ever wonder what those little drain holes are for in sidewalks and next to streets? Is that where those urban myth alligators are? Or are ...

October 17, 2017 | By Sara Swida Columnist | Opinion


Development, laws make storm damage worse

Editor: We would hope that many would learn from this year's "natural disasters."

October 17, 2017 | Staff Report | Opinion


Media either brave or stupid

Reporters, it's often been said, are either very brave or very stupid, I guess it depends on who you ask.

October 16, 2017 | By Lewis Levine Columnist | Opinion


Connecting hearts and minds

Editor: Sickle cell disease affects the health of some 90,000 to 100,000 Americans, most of whom are African Americans. An additional number of ...

October 16, 2017 | Staff Report | Opinion


The sadness of this death

Nobody I know takes pleasure in reporting death, no matter how it occurs or what circumstances surround it.

October 16, 2017 | By Jeff Whitten | Opinion


Guns can't be legislated away

This gun problem facing us today cannot be "legislated away." It has gone way, way too far past that point.

October 13, 2017 | By Victor Pisano Guest columnist | Opinion


Thanks for supporting film

Editor, The Board of Directors of Seven Ministries of Liberty County, Inc. would like to thank those that supported the documentary "Hell Fire and Glory ...

October 13, 2017 | Staff Report | Opinion


Humor: Hollywood, where 3 movies can get you a PhD

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

October 12, 2017 | By Argus Hamilton Columnist | Opinion


Amazon and Georgia?

The business and political communities are all a-buzz at the news that Amazon, the Seattle-based retailing giant, is looking for a location to open a ...

October 12, 2017 | By Tom Crawford Columnist | Opinion


Single greatest threat to country is debt

The single greatest threat to our national security is our national debt. Last month, the debt topped $20 trillion. This should have sounded alarms throughout ...

October 10, 2017 | By Sen. David Perdue Special to the Courier | Opinion


Make a difference with your environment

Do you keep up with "national" days that are celebrations or reminders of things in our life that we like?

October 10, 2017 | By Sara Swida Columnist | Opinion


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