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Many reasons to reject T-SPLOST sales tax

The Georgia Legislature is abrogating its responsibility to lead.

July 26, 2012 | Elliott Brack Guest columnist | Opinion


Taxpayers should think twice before voting to approve TSPLOST

Editor, You have seen all the articles from our state and local government officials on how great TSPLOST will be for you. I suggest you research the Internet and find out what others are saying about TSPLOST.

July 26, 2012 | John A. Tanner Richmond Hill | Opinion


TSPLOST may go splat with Georgia voters

The 10-county, $7-billion metro Atlanta transportation referendum is set to be decided by voters next Tuesday. If passed, the plan will be funded for 10 years by a 1-cent sales tax. Even if your county votes it down, the measure still becomes law if a majority votes for it.

July 25, 2012 | Dick Yarbrough Guest columnist | Opinion


Thanks to all who made former educator’s birthday party memorable

Editor, A few months ago, at the conclusion of Olin Fraser's funeral, two of my former students, Jimmy Smith and Tommy Davis, came up to me and told me they were going to have a birthday party for me the Saturday after my birthday. This occasion happened this past Saturday night, and what a party it was!

July 25, 2012 | Ed Edwards Former Liberty County School System superintendent/educator | Opinion


Identification process is overkill

Several forms of identification are now required from residents applying for or renewing a driver's license in Georgia. The state Legislature adopted it after it was passed by the U.S. Congress, which made the law mandatory across the land. The objective is to keep illegal immigrants from obtaining a valid license to operate a vehicle on roads and highways.

July 24, 2012 | The Brunswick News Online: www.brunswicknews.com | Opinion


Bus system does make sense in theory

I'll tell you honestly that I have been more tempted to jump on the bash-the-bus-system bandwagon than I actually have been to jump on the bus. That said, I love the idea in theory.

July 24, 2012 | Joselynn McKenna Guest columnist | Opinion


The private sector is not doing fine

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the U.S. economy created just 80,000 jobs in the month of June, fewer than expected and far lower than the number needed to accommodate population growth, much less begin reducing unemployment.

July 23, 2012 | Jack Kingston U.S. representative | Opinion


LCHS biennial reunion full of fun, entertainment and good memories

Editor,

July 23, 2012 | Charles Frasier President, LCHS Alumni Association (1953-1972) | Opinion


Time to create a different model for housing

Recently, the story broke that foreclosures were at the lowest level since 2007. That sounds like great news - we're finally cleaning up the mess from the real estate bubble. Except for one thing: RealtyTrac.com, a marketer of information on foreclosed real estate, noted in April that the number of short sales (where a bank allows an owner to sell for less than is owed on the mortgage) were up by 33 percent from last year. In other words, there's still plenty of distressed real estate; the banks are just using a different method to get rid of ...

July 19, 2012 | Doug Pibel Managing editor, YES! Magazine | Opinion


Being a much-beloved columnist is no easy task

Would you allow an unlicensed electrician to install a bug zapper in your living room? Would you let an unlicensed plumber unclog the throne in your reading room? Would you give an unlicensed pilot permission to take you for a spin in his Sopwith Camel and allow an unlicensed insurance agent to sell your significant other a policy that would encourage you to do just that?

July 18, 2012 | Dick Yarbrough Guest columnist | Opinion


County commission chairman race is an important one

Editor,

July 18, 2012 | Jimmy Darsey Hinesville | Opinion


Leaders don’t know how they would spend all the transportation sales tax

Editor,

July 17, 2012 | Joe Gillam Hinesville | Opinion


Bus fund should doom TSPLOST itself

Editor,

July 17, 2012 | Ricky Parks Hinesville | Opinion


Make ‘someday’ today with hurricane preparations

From tornadoes to flash floods and hurricanes to earthquakes, history proves that emergencies can happen unexpectedly and impact communities of all sizes. Many Georgians can attest to that, having experienced their fair share of severe weather in recent years. And with the peak of the hurricane season still ahead, there's a good chance that we'll face more severe weather before the year is out.

July 16, 2012 | Mike Hodges with Charley English Guest columnists | Opinion


Staying on track

I fear routine. I pride myself in being a spontaneous woman, willing to take on a new adventure at any time and make last-minute changes on a whim. Never have I been the one to keep a daily planner or even keep up the calendar on my computer. I don't do schedules.

July 16, 2012 | Joselynn McKenna Columnist | Opinion


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The war has been over 152 yeras, 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


She's very much alive, thank you

Editor: Enjoyed the June 28 article in the Courier headlined "A craft and a passion" featuring a dear friend, David Swinford. However, a couple of ...

July 17, 2017 | Staff Report | Opinion


Depending on the wild Atlantic and Gulf Stream

The Gulf Stream is a virtual river that is 50 miles wide and over a mile deep. It is one of the most studied currents ...

July 15, 2017 | By Roy Hubbard Guest column | Opinion


God bless America, and how is everybody?

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

July 14, 2017 | By Argus Hamilton Syndicated humor columnist | Opinion


Drinking vodka not treason, yet

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

July 13, 2017 | By Argus Hamilton Columnist | Opinion


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