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Board’s new visitor policy doesn’t just boil down to safety

A great deal of controversy has arisen in the wake of a policy put into place by the Liberty County School System. This policy affects a parent's ability to access his or her child's classroom for the purpose of observation.

August 21, 2012 | the Rev. Tim Byler Guest columnist | Opinion


It’s time to break through the hug barrier

Sitting somewhere near the top of the list of things I miss about living near family is frequent hugs.

August 21, 2012 | Joselynn McKenna Columnist | Opinion


Safe gun practices prevent tragedies

Two young lives have been lost recently, and these tragedies could have been avoided. A 2-year-old girl in Pooler accidentally shot herself in July with a gun she found on her father's nightstand. Last week, a 2-year-old boy was fatally shot in a home in Hinesville's Eagles Landing subdivision. Authorities still are in the early stages of the investigation, but the gunshot is thought to be self-inflicted. The boy's father was outside mowing the lawn.

August 20, 2012 | Courier editorial | Opinion


Olens’ political star getting brighter

The political star of Georgia Attorney General Sam Olens seems to be getting brighter every day.

August 20, 2012 | Newnan Times-Herald | Opinion


LCSS response to policy in entirety

Editor's note: Liberty County School System Deputy Superintendent Dr. Cheryl Conley on Friday, Aug. 17, issued the following statement in response to parents' complaints about the new visitor policy. Her response appears unedited in its entirety below.

August 17, 2012 | Staff Report | Opinion


Providing economic certainty takes more than a few temporary measures

In the recently released July jobs report, we found out that almost as many people gave up looking for work all together in the month of July as were able to find a job. In total, 23 million Americans are struggling to find work.

August 16, 2012 | Jack Kingston U.S. representative | Opinion


Hold legislators to their promises regarding gifts

Are you sitting down, dear reader? House Speaker David Ralston, R-Blue Ridge, has announced he will propose a full ban on gifts from lizard-loafered lobbyists in the next session.

August 15, 2012 | Dick Yarbrough Guest columnist | Opinion


Continued support of Morrill Act, land-grant universities is important

Editor, In June, the World Food Prize Foundation awarded land-grant universities with the Norman E. Borlaug Medallion in honor of the 150 years of agricultural growth under the Morrill Act of 1862. This prestigious award has been presented to only three additional world initiatives since its creation in 2006.

August 15, 2012 | Buddy Carter State senator | Opinion


Faced with crisis, Congress plans a long vacation

As measured by a recent Gallup poll, the U.S. Congress has a public approval rating of 17 percent. It is a dubious honor the lawmakers have worked hard to earn.

August 14, 2012 | Marietta Daily Journal | Opinion


T-SPLOST defeats were Tea Party victory

The voters spoke in the Georgia primary elections, and there were no surprises.

August 14, 2012 | Newnan Times-Herald | Opinion


Community service humbles student

Editor, My name is Aaron Vaughn. I am a ninth-grader at Liberty County High School. Every student in Liberty County has to complete a minimum of 20 hours of community service in order to graduate. On June 9, I got a jump-start on my community service hours.

August 13, 2012 | Aaron Vaughn Hinesville | Opinion


Are the Stooges running Midway?

Lake Gale Road needed repair work, and the Midway City Council agreed to have the work performed. So far, so good. Although the city has an agreement with the county to do such work at no additional cost - other than existing payments to the county - Mayor Clemontine Washington had the city hire a contractor without informing the council of a verbal agreement with the vendor.

August 13, 2012 | Len Calderone Columnist | Opinion


It was nice to have tax-free holiday back

It's back! This weekend, the sales-tax holiday for back-to-school shopping returned to Georgia.

August 13, 2012 | Buddy Carter state senator | Opinion


Recent trip a reminder to take nothing for granted

I have just returned from a memorable trip to Valdosta. I went there to speak to the Rotary Club. The members laughed in all the right places, which not only was memorable, but downright remarkable. What made the trip even more special were two visits I made while there. I dropped by to see my beloved college professor, Dr. Raymond Cook on his 93rd birthday. My detractors will find little comfort in this but I would not be where I am today had I not been assigned Dr. Cook's English Literature course in the Spring term of my freshman ...

August 09, 2012 | Dick Yarbrough Guest columnist | Opinion


Thanks to those who worked on, supported and voted for T-SPLOST

Editor, As the voters of Liberty County are aware, the T-SPLOST did not pass in many regions of the state, including the Coastal Region (Region 12). There were high expectations that it would pass in Region 12 and lower expectations for other regions. Not passing in Region 12 was a great disappointment; however, all is not lost in the efforts to approve the TIA project list for this region. Each of the 10 counties in the Coastal Region has identified transportation-improvement projects that are important to their needs.

August 09, 2012 | John D. McIver Chairman Liberty Co. Board of Commissioners | 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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