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Thanks to Hinesville for assistance in time of family crisis

Editor, This is a thank-you note to the residents and officials of your wonderful town of Hinesville. This letter is long overdue, but there is not a day that passes that I do not remember the many kindnesses shown to me when, on March 22, my husband died behind the wheel of our car in Liberty County while traveling from Florida to Philadelphia.

September 04, 2012 | Rita Lederer and the Thomas Lederer family | Opinion


There’s fun outside those four walls

I'm an indoor person. When I feel adventurous, I pick up a book or watch a movie on cable rather than the usual news and food channels. I occasionally go on three-mile "hikes," but that just means four laps around the circle in my neighborhood.

September 04, 2012 | Joselynn McKenna Columnist | Opinion


Getting drilled on oil, gas prices

I am all for "drill here and drill now," assuming that state-of-the-art technology is incorporated to ensure, as best we can, the protection of our fragile environment.

September 04, 2012 | Roy Hubbard Guest columnist | Opinion


Help fund area historic sites before starting new DNR projects

The commissioner of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources says he does not immediately foresee the state making deeper cuts to the operational budgets of its parks and historic sites. His department, like all state agencies, has complied with budget reductions requested by the governor, snipping functions and programs here and there.

September 04, 2012 | Brunswick News | Opinion


Employing veterans important

Picture this: An applicant walks into a job interview, extends a firm handshake, looks the hiring manager straight in the eye and begins to detail her impressive qualifications.

August 31, 2012 | Hilda Solis Guest columnist | Opinion


Sequestration could have catastrophic effects on Hinesville, local community

On Jan. 2, 2013, our city may experience an event that will have negative economic impacts on the community for years to come. Other communities with military installations will experience the same or similar negative impacts because of sequestration. Sequestration is a term that generally means seizure. In this case, though, it means additional budget cuts in the federal budget for the next 10 years. According to Sen. Saxby Chambliss, who recently participated in a news conference at MidCoast Regional Airport near Fort Stewart, our city and surrounding areas could see the immediate loss of approximately 7,000 jobs. The ...

August 31, 2012 | By Mayor Jim Thomas Special to the Courier | Opinion


Skeeter Skates weighs in on Middle East situation

I was in the middle of preparing a PowerPoint presentation for you on why House Speaker David Ralston, R-Blue Ridge, needs a campaign war chest of $356,415.19 to run unopposed for re-election in his district.

August 30, 2012 | Dick Yarbrough Guest columnist | Opinion


Sequestration could have catastrophic effects on Hinesville, local community

On Jan. 2, 2013, our city may experience an event that will have negative economic impacts on the community for years to come. Other communities with military installations will experience the same or similar negative impacts because of sequestration. Sequestration is a term that generally means seizure. In this case, though, it means additional budget cuts in the federal budget for the next 10 years. According to Sen. Saxby Chambliss, who recently participated in a news conference at MidCoast Regional Airport near Fort Stewart, our city and surrounding areas could see the immediate loss of approximately 7,000 jobs. The ...

August 29, 2012 | Jim Thomas Hinesville mayor | Opinion


Employing veterans important

Picture this: An applicant walks into a job interview, extends a firm handshake, looks the hiring manager straight in the eye and begins to detail her impressive qualifications.

August 29, 2012 | By Hilda Solis | Opinion


Program links needy to potential helpers

Most people fall into one of two categories: people who need help but don't know how to ask and people who want to help but don't know how. The people who don't fit into either of these categories fall into a whole different category for self-centered people with no compassion, so I just won't go there.

August 29, 2012 | Joselynn McKenna Columnist | Opinion


Georgia’s jobless situation straining unemployment insurance trust fund

Recently, the Georgia Department of Labor announced that the unemployment rate for July was 9.3 percent, marking the 59th month in a row that Georgia's unemployment rate has exceeded the national average.

August 28, 2012 | Buddy Carter State senator | Opinion


Evaluate parties’ principles before taking side

Editor, In June, I published an open letter to all Americans, which I will summarize now.

August 27, 2012 | The Rev. Gloria Brown Riceboro | Opinion


State representative responds to Dick Yarbrough’s column

I read with interest Dick Yarbrough's Aug. 20 column.

August 27, 2012 | Ed Lindsey House majority whip | Opinion


The ship is about to hit the sand

Just when you think you're through with me, I reappear with a vengeance. It is election-fever season, and I'm running hot. The dog cussing is starting already, and the election is still three months away. I can't carry on a conversation with any of my friends for fear of hurting somebody's feelings.

August 23, 2012 | Vic Waters Guest columnist | Opinion


Debate over charter school amendment getting ugly

I knew it was going to get ugly, but I didn't know it would get this bad this quickly. I am talking about the constitutional amendment on charter schools to be voted on in November that asks, "Shall the Constitution of Georgia be amended to allow state or local approval of public charter schools upon the request of local communities?"

August 22, 2012 | Dick Yarbrough Guest columnist | Opinion


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Welcome to the 'Scouts'

Boys will be boys, and now girls can be, too

October 20, 2017 | By Ted O'Neil Columnist | Opinion


She was supposed to be a statistic

I was supposed to be a statistic, you know? A black girl with very humble beginnings growing up in rural Louisiana. Well, that was how ...

October 20, 2017 | By Sabrina Newby Guest columnist | Opinion


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


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