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AASU campus here is worth fighting for

Local elected officials and leaders have been lobbying lawmakers to make a Hinesville Armstrong Atlantic State University satellite campus a possibility, and it's a project worth fighting for. Seeing the project through to completion, however, may be an uphill battle.

February 18, 2013 | Staff Report | Opinion


Ditch party line for local offices

If there's one thing most of us will probably agree on, it's that many tend to disagree whenever politics enters a discussion.

February 14, 2013 | Staff Report | Opinion


Peaceful rally ends busy week in Atlanta

Friday in the Georgia General Assembly saw the completion of the 14th day of the 2013 legislative session.

February 13, 2013 | By State Rep. Ron Stephens Special to the Courier | Opinion


Work interspersed with celebrations

• Monday, Feb. 4 - After a short weekend break, we were welcomed back to the Capitol by a sea of green for 4-H Day. The mission of 4-H is to assist youth in acquiring knowledge, developing life skills and forming productive attitudes. The fine young people who gathered Feb. 4 were great examples of this successful program. Rep. Al Williams, D-Midway, and I were delighted to welcome the Leadership Liberty group to the Capitol. At lunch, I was honored to join my friends from Glynn County and the Brunswick area who were there to meet with state officials. Later in the ...

February 13, 2013 | By State Sen. Buddy Carter Special to the Courier | Opinion


Speaker proposes ethics legislation

Are you sitting down? I had a meeting with House Speaker David Ralston last week at the Capitol.

February 13, 2013 | By Dick Yarbrough Columnist | Opinion


No kidding? Tax hikes slow economy

A ton of Americans didn't see the payroll-tax increase coming. Others simply didn't want to believe it when they heard or read about it, upon the rare occasion that the media would report on it. It had to just be right-wing talking points.

February 13, 2013 | Augusta Chronicle | Opinion


Enjoy every leg of the journey

We're in the midst of "birthday season." Last year, several friends and I all welcomed our babies into the world within a few months of each other. We didn't plan it that way, but around this time in 2012, it seemed like someone was always on her way to the hospital for the big event.

February 12, 2013 | By Hollie Moore Barnidge Columnist | Opinion


Tree giveaways, recycling fair highlight month

February is a busy month for us at Keep Liberty Beautiful.

February 12, 2013 | By Sara Swida Columnist | Opinion


There's no lack of communication

My grandmother lived with our family while I grew up in Pennsylvania. She would spend several months with us each year. It was nice having her visit and being able to enjoy her storied memories, wisdom and humor.

February 12, 2013 | By Rich DeLong Columnist | Opinion


Newspapers bring business to cities

Newspaper publishers across Georgia are dedicating a significant bit of time and ink explaining why community newspapers matter. I would like to add my thoughts on the subject.

February 12, 2013 | By Lamar Norton Guest columnist | Opinion


Is the blackout really a big deal?

So the lights went out during the Super Bowl for a few minutes. Big deal.

February 11, 2013 | By Dwain Walden Columnist | Opinion


Homelessness is not a seasonal problem

The city of Hinesville recently observed its first Homeless Persons' Memorial Day, which consisted of prayers, mini-sermons, testimonials, special music and video presentations. The Liberty County Homeless Coalition and the Hinesville Homeless Prevention Program also conducted an unofficial homeless count Jan. 29-Feb. 4, during which participants counted 235 homeless people in Liberty County.

February 11, 2013 | Staff Report | Opinion


Thanks for foster kids' holidays

Editor, Where did January go? On behalf of the Liberty County DFCS board and staff, we would like to express our appreciation for all the individuals, churches and groups that supported our foster children and families during the Christmas season. Your generosity and assistance is greatly appreciated. Thank you!

February 07, 2013 | Staff Report | Opinion


Walking away is not solution for schools

As many of you recall, I opposed the recent charter-school amendment, not because I oppose charter schools - I don't - but because I thought the wording of the amendment was duplicitous. I thought it grossly unfair that Gov. Nathan Deal could wax eloquently on the need for passage of the amendment, but School Superintendent John Barge was not allowed to talk about opposing it. It was like Goliath beating up David.

February 07, 2013 | By Dick Yarbrough Columnist | Opinion


Women deserve opporunity to train for combat

As one of his last acts as secretary of defense, Leon Panetta lifted the ban on women serving in combat roles. Considering that the hue and cry over that prospect - along with the false specter of unisex bathrooms - helped kill the Equal Rights Amendment in the 1970s, the initial public reaction was surprisingly muted.

February 06, 2013 | Marietta Daily Journal | Opinion


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Humor: More immigrants from Norway

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

January 19, 2018 | By Argus Hamilton Columnist | Opinion


More on coming invasion of coast

Editor: There have recently been some interesting events involving the approaching invasion of our coast by seismic testers and oil well drillers.

January 19, 2018 | Staff Report | Opinion


Governor Deal is easing on out

As they near the end of their last term, Georgia's governors usually start running out of gas.

January 18, 2018 | By Tom Crawford Columnist | Opinion


Volunteer opportunities abound

We are already two weeks into a new year, so I have to ask you how are those resolutions going? If like many of us ...

January 16, 2018 | By Sara Swida Columnist | Opinion


What kind of soul does this?

Sometimes there's no news.

January 16, 2018 | By Jeff Whitten Columnist | Opinion


The coming invasion of our coast

Editor: There have recently been some interesting events involving the approaching invasion of our coast by seismic testers and oil well drillers.

January 15, 2018 | Staff Report | Opinion


Marsy's Law will help crime victims

When a violent crime occurs in Georgia, the public hears the story of the perpetrator in the local news. However, in the aftermath, victims and ...

January 12, 2018 | By Kay Godwin Guest columnist | Opinion


Midway residents being ignored

Editor: The Nov. 8, 2016, ballot contained a referendum on SPLOST. On the ballot, it stated where the money can be used. The city of ...

January 12, 2018 | Staff Report | Opinion


County's best is yet to come

Happy New Year, Bryan County. The commissioners, county staff and I hope that you enjoyed your holidays … and the recent snow days as well. While ...

January 11, 2018 | By Carter Infinger Special to the News | Opinion


Funniest jokes of 2017, part 2

HOLLYWOOD - God bless America, and how's everybody? It's time for a week of the funniest jokes of 2017, our annual Year-in-Review.

January 11, 2018 | By Argus Hamilton Columnist | Opinion


Our story so far

If you have been reading "The Good Folks of Lennox Valley" since the first installment, I know how you are going to respond to the ...

January 11, 2018 | Kevin Slimp | Opinion


Lots to do, but will lawmakers do it?

If you ask a state legislator, particularly one who's been around for a few terms, what their priorities are for the upcoming session, they ...

January 10, 2018 | By Tom Crawford Columnist | Opinion


A young girl and the Georgia Bulldogs

It was an undeniable blessing when I, a college kid and part-time sports writer, was given the assignment to cover a University of Georgia football ...

January 08, 2018 | Ronda Rich | Opinion


Let your Christmas tree keep living on

Nothing is worse in January than the sad looking Christmas tree awaiting its fate in the new year.

January 08, 2018 | By Sara Swida Columnist | Opinion


Bottom line on tax bill

To listen to the Democrats, the American middle class will be lucky to survive the Republican tax bill.

January 06, 2018 | By Rich Lowry Columnist | Opinion


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