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Excited about the future for our graduates

As tassels are pulled from one side of the graduation cap to the other, another generation leaves high school and enters into adulthood.

May 22, 2012 | Joselynn McKenna Columnist | Opinion


Save HOPE, keep students here

More than 100 Long County teenagers this weekend and more than 600 of Liberty County's next weekend will take what likely is one of their first rites of passage into adulthood, walking across stages to receive their high-school diplomas.

May 21, 2012 | Courier editorial | Opinion


Community made scholarships possible

Editor,

May 21, 2012 | Gary Gilliard President/CEO Seven Ministries | Opinion


Tax reform targets online sales

Ed: Hey, Susie. What brings you to the shopping mall today?

May 17, 2012 | State Sen. Buddy Carter Guest columnist | Opinion


Skeeter Skates has lot to learn about politics

Skeeter Skates, owner of Skeeter's Tree Stump Removal and Plow Repair in Metropolitan Pooler, called me this week. That was an historic occasion. Maybe not man-landing on-the-moon historic, but pretty close to it.

May 17, 2012 | Dick Yarbrough Guest columnist | Opinion


Congress should stop taxes on dead soldiers’ debts

In February 2011, Marine Lance Cpl. Andrew Carpenter was shot and killed while on patrol in Afghanistan.

May 16, 2012 | Marietta Daily Journal mdjonline.com | Opinion


Transportation tax vote facing a hostile, confused public

Were it not for jawboning by the state and local chambers of commerce, plus quite a few hometown newspapers such as ours, the ballot question on July 31 regarding a special added penny of sales tax that will run for 10 years solely for transportation projects wouldn't have a prayer of carrying in most of the state. It still may not.

May 15, 2012 | Rome News-Tribune/The Augusta Chronicle | Opinion


Lessons from your mother can be used throughout life

Your mother tried to teach you some valuable lessons. Moms have a unique ability to impart essential wisdom. Unfortunately, most of us were too young to really appreciate their value. Mother's Day is a great time to review.

May 15, 2012 | Bryan Golden Guest columnist | Opinion


Mothers Day finds new mother torn between hometown and home

This Sunday marks my first Mother's Day as a mom. Never before have I had more respect for all the work that goes into being a good mom.

May 14, 2012 | Joselynn McKenna Columnist | Opinion


City’s spending doesn’t seem to be for the residents

Editor,

May 14, 2012 | Daniel Rico Hinesville | Opinion


City should meet citizens needs

Whenever I need a nap, I attend the monthly meeting of the Midway City Council. I have yet to see the council discuss important issues, or anyone on the council motion to do something really important, except Councilman Doyle.

May 10, 2012 | Len Calderone Guest columnist | Opinion


UGA team goes fishing with speaker’s lobbyists

Just when my life seemed to have lost all meaning, up jumps Ambassador to Outer Space Cynthia McKinney, who has announced her intentions to run for Congress as a member of the Green Party this fall in Georgia's 4th District.

May 10, 2012 | Dick Yarbrough Guest columnist | Opinion


No proof of excessive traffic violation enforcement by Midway Police officers

Editor,

May 09, 2012 | Terry Doyle Midway | Opinion


Is money a problem in politics? Depends on where you sit

The role of money in politics needs to be better understood. Does it make the political system work better, or is it a problem - and if so, how much of one?

May 08, 2012 | Lee Hamilton Guest columnist | Opinion


Military lifestyle coming to an end

It's hard to believe this is my last military spouse column. My husband receives his bulldog stamp this Wednesday and will be honorably discharged after 3 1/2 years of service. These last few years have been a wonderful, terrifying, challenging and fulfilling adventure. While I'm not sad to be moving onto something new, I'm very grateful for all the opportunities the Army has given us over the years.

May 08, 2012 | Joselynn McKenna Army spouse | Opinion


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No, President Trump is not a neocon

With U.S. missiles flying in Syria, the "mother of all bombs" exploding in Afghanistan and an aircraft carrier strike group heading toward North Korea ...

April 29, 2017 | By Rich Lowry Columnist | Opinion


Trump playing high-steaks global game

Only a few people know what a "GBU-43/B" is. A bunch more will figure it out if we use the official designation: "Massive Ordnance ...

April 28, 2017 | By Bob Franken Columnist | Opinion


Vote was all about Trump

The first round of voting in the 6th Congressional District special election was a giant exercise in sorting.

April 28, 2017 | By Tom Crawford Columnist | Opinion


Every year, around Earth Day it happens

Every year around Earth Day (April 22), people everywhere are harshly reminded just how "unnatural" environmentalists consider humans. Humans, they argue, are against nature, and ...

April 27, 2017 | By Harold Brown Guest columnist | Opinion


When the political process stinks

There is a saying that the two things you don't want to see made are law and sausage. Sometimes, they are hard to tell ...

April 27, 2017 | By Dick Yarbrough Columnist | Opinion


You make it possible to save lives

Editor: For the sixth year, the people of Liberty County have shown their concern and compassion for their brothers and sisters in need by joining ...

April 24, 2017 | Staff Report | Opinion


Hinesville's cleanup is Saturday

Saturday, Keep Liberty Beautiful will partner with the city of Hinesville for the last citywide cleanup in Liberty County for this spring.

April 24, 2017 | By Sara Swida Columnist | Opinion


Playing politics with missiles?

We don't know if President Donald Trump was purely motivated to fire cruise missiles at a Syrian military airfield. Was he genuinely horrified by ...

April 23, 2017 | By Bob Franken Columnist | Opinion


Obama a Russian stooge, too?

The circumstantial evidence is mounting that the Kremlin succeeded in infiltrating the U.S. government at the highest levels.

April 22, 2017 | By Rich Lowry Columnist | Opinion


PSC about to face reality of nuclear energy

On St. Patrick's Day in 2009, the Public Service Commission decided one of its most important cases ever.

April 21, 2017 | By Tom Crawford Columnist | Opinion


Questions about BoE keep cropping up

Editor: My, oh my, it sure seems as if the dark storm clouds that have settled over the board of education are not soon to ...

April 20, 2017 | Staff Report | Opinion


Giving Georgia's first ladies their due

You may have read about the sudden resignation of Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley last week. The "Luv Guv" as he was known in the local ...

April 20, 2017 | By Dick Yarbrough Columnist | Opinion


Return insurance regulation to states

Much of the impasse in Washington regarding health care reform relates to health insurance regulation and mandates. There is a very simple solution: Return the ...

April 18, 2017 | Ralph Hudgens | Opinion


Legion here to help with U.S. flag etiquette

Editor: As veterans residing in a military community, we are amazed at the number of unserviceable American flags flying from various flag poles.

April 15, 2017 | Staff Report | Opinion


Trumpism is in crisis already

This isn't a function of poll numbers, or any melodrama of the past months, but something more fundamental: No officeholder in Washington seems to ...

April 15, 2017 | By Rich Lowry Columnist | Opinion


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