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GEFA loans $1.4M for Hinesville improvements

Last week, I was honored to be appointed by the House Democratic Caucus as ranking member of the House Transportation Committee. As a senior Democratic member of the committee, this assignment involves serving as a liaison and advising the caucus leadership on key transportation-related legislation on a daily basis throughout the session.

February 06, 2013 | By State Rep. Al Williams Special to the Courier | Opinion


Hospital provider fee passes House

Last week saw the completion of the first nine days of the 2013 legislative session in the Georgia General Assembly. Now that any new chairman and committee members have been announced and assigned, the committee process is full speed ahead with many pieces of legislation awaiting action.

February 06, 2013 | By State Rep. Ron Stephens Special to the Courier | Opinion


Budget, seafood mark Senate's first days

Day 5: As outlined in our state's Constitution, we begin our legislative session on the second Monday of each January. As was the case last week, we are in recess during the third week of January in order for the House and Senate Appropriations committees to review the governor's proposed budgets. Each state department head presents their budget to the joint committee to explain the proposal and answer legislators' questions.

February 06, 2013 | By State Sen. Buddy Carter Special to the Courier | Opinion


There are no instant replays in real life

Super Bowl XLVII was Sunday, and you can bet there will be at least one major call by instant replay that will impact the game tremendously.

February 05, 2013 | By Rich DeLong Senior moments | Opinion


'Militia' meaning isn't what you think

I was a "Little Tiger," a member of Fred Garis' Tiger Athletic Club for boys. When it rained we couldn't play football or softball at Daffin Park, so we'd go to the attic at Stubbs Hardware in downtown Savannah and take target practice, shooting .22 rifles at paper targets.

February 05, 2013 | By Montford S. Ray Guest columnist | Opinion


Parents need one another, too

Growth of any type tends to require an adjustment period, and the expansion of a family is no exception. My husband and I were more than ready for our daughter's birth last year, and we knew there would be ups and downs, new experiences and some big lifestyle changes. Altering our schedules and rearranging our priorities to make our daughter's care our primary focus hasn't been too difficult - and, truthfully, we've enjoyed just about every minute of parenthood so far - but there certainly are things I miss, such as sleep and, especially, time to enjoy my ...

February 05, 2013 | By Hollie Moore Barnidge Columnist | Opinion


Chambliss' retirement is a warning

The recent announcement by U.S. Sen. Saxby Chambliss that he will not seek another six-year term in the U.S. Senate was indeed a surprise to many. More than that, it was a warning of what might lie ahead for the nation, a country of 300 million Americans hobbled by partisan fighting.

February 05, 2013 | The Brunswick News | Opinion


After-school programs benefit everyone

Editor, As any working parent in Liberty County can tell you, the hours immediately following the regular school day can be a time when parents worry about what their children are doing - whether they're safe and constructively engaged, or getting into trouble. Over the past two decades, after-school programs have helped millions of families in Liberty County and across the nation.

February 04, 2013 | Staff Report | Opinion


Celebrate the importance of trees

Since trees are such a valuable part of our landscape and our lives, it is natural that we celebrate them on a special day.

February 04, 2013 | By Sara Swida Columnist | Opinion


Allowing women in combat is solid decision

Women can now stand proudly with the men who defend our nation's freedom by serving on the front lines in military combat zones - and not a moment too soon.

February 04, 2013 | Staff Report | Opinion


Senate needs more people like Chambliss

The recent announcement by U.S. Sen. Saxby Chambliss that he will not seek another six-year term in the U.S. Senate was indeed a surprise to many. More than that, it was a warning of what might lie ahead for the nation, a country of 300 million Americans hobbled by partisan fighting.

February 03, 2013 | Brunswick News | Opinion


Resident has solutions for city's problems

Editor, I have some notes and solutions. I'm only blaming myself regarding the last Hinesville City Council election. I admit - I talked the talk but did not walk the walk. I almost voted for myself as a write-in candidate for a council seat. My wife was present, so that's two votes.

January 30, 2013 | Staff Report | Opinion


GPB 'welcomes' new executive producer

Knock! Knock! Knock!

January 30, 2013 | By Dick Yarbrough Columnist | Opinion


Budget hearings dominate legislators' week

The work of the 2013 Georgia General Assembly continued last week, even though the House of Representatives and Senate officially were in recess.

January 30, 2013 | By State Rep. Ron Stephens Special to the Courier | Opinion


Many plans for KLB hitting the big 3-0

This year is the 30th anniversary for Keep Liberty Beautiful. KLB is a county program, but is also affiliated with Keep Georgia Beautiful and Keep America Beautiful, which is one of the most successful environmental programs in America.

January 29, 2013 | By Sara Swida Columnist | 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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