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Get jazzed for some good tunes

Music helps so many of us get through the everyday grind - the early morning sound of the alarm, the boring paperwork, the stinky diaper changes and washing the dishes. This week, people in this community have some great opportunities to dive head-first into the music scene with the wonderful combination of the Savannah Jazz Festival from Sept. 23-30 and Hinesville's ninth annual Blues & BBQ on Saturday night, Sept. 29.

September 23, 2012 | Joselynn McKenna Columnist | Opinion


We’re still living in a dangerous world

If there is anything that last week reminded us, it is that we still live in a dangerous world.

September 20, 2012 | Rep. Jack Kingston Guest columnist | Opinion


For the legislature, this party just may be over

When the gavel bangs to open the 2013 session of the Georgia General Assembly, I would suggest the first order of business be to have Willie Nelson serenade our solons with "The Party's Over."

September 20, 2012 | Dick Yarbrough Guest columnist | Opinion


Liberty County must bring back Freedom Walk to remember heroes

Editor, What happened to the Sept. 11 Freedom Walk on Fort Stewart? I heard through the grapevine that it may have been canceled due to a "lack of cost effectiveness."

September 19, 2012 | Dennis P. Fitzgerald Riceboro | Opinion


Job-creation numbers still are weak

For all the political splash, pomp and circumstance during the past two weeks as America's two major political parties patted themselves on the back and hobnobbed with celebrities and the like, the jobs numbers that came out Sept. 7 should have been a dose of sobering reality.

September 18, 2012 | Albany Herald | Opinion


Children know where it’s at

Our kids teach us so many lessons, don't they? Recently my daughter reminded me about the importance of taking nothing for granted.

September 18, 2012 | Joselynn McKenna Columnist | Opinion


We’ll never agree on the role of government — and that’s fine

The conventional wisdom has settled on the subject of this year's presidential campaign: It's about the proper role of government in our nation's life.

September 17, 2012 | Lee Hamilton Guest columnist | Opinion


Follow volunteers’ example and support United Way campaign

As part of its platform, the United Way continually calls on communities to give, advocate and volunteer. Liberty County clearly has the market cornered when it comes to advocating and volunteering, and now local residents, businesses and organizations are hard at work on the giving aspect, too.

September 17, 2012 | Courier editorial | Opinion


America can do better for its veterans

Despite a decade of discussion and advocacy, testimonials by politicians, and T-shirts and bumper stickers displayed everywhere, American veterans continue to struggle and pay for their sacrifice on behalf of the nation. Seldom does one meet someone who does not profess respect and admiration for those who served. Yet the statistics and struggles of America's veterans, highlighted today by those returning from Iraq and Afghanistan, tell another story. America is not doing well by its veterans.

September 13, 2012 | Christopher Miller Guest columnist | Opinion


Charter amendment advocates state their case

Rep. Edward Lindsey, R-Atlanta, majority whip of the Georgia House of Representatives, asked me if I would talk to the proponents of the upcoming constitutional amendment on charter schools and get their side of the story. This was after Lindsey and I had publicly crossed swords over the issue.

September 13, 2012 | Dick Yarbrough Guest columnist | Opinion


Fishing rodeo is a great way to thank the area’s wounded warriors

On Saturday, more than 100 soldiers will meet up at the crack of dawn at Fort McAllister Marina for a day of offshore fishing with some 55 captains from around the area.

September 12, 2012 | Courier opinion | Opinion


Visit, don’t just drive through

Imagine holding hands with someone special, strolling down a boardwalk late in the afternoon at Cay Creek Wetlands Interpretive Center as the tide moves in. Trees tower above, shading you as you leisurely wander above and next to ponds that cover the marsh some days and expose tree roots other days.

September 10, 2012 | Len Calderone Columnist | Opinion


A salute to those who saluted a winning team

Editor, On behalf of our nonprofit, Seven Ministries of Liberty County, I thank the community for the support of our AAU National Champion South Georgia Kings 13 and under boys basketball team. Winning a national title is about as big as it gets and recognizing the accomplishments of these young men was the least we could do.

September 10, 2012 | Gary Gilliard, president\CEO Seven Ministries of Liberty County | Opinion


Waging the eternal battle versus mosquitoes

I enjoy watching different people respond to mosquitoes. Here in Coastal Georgia, mosquitoes reside somewhere around the top of the food chain, and we, their prey, all have very diverse reactions to the pests.

September 09, 2012 | Joselynn McKenna Columnist | Opinion


Working around a failing economy

Editor, There is a lot of work that needs done in Hinesville and Liberty County. There are a lot of people in the unemployment line here. And there shouldn't be.

September 09, 2012 | Robert J. Wetmore Hinesville | Opinion


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The two Trumps

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Humor: Roy Moore, Gloria Allred and Dennis Rodman

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

December 15, 2017 | By Argus Hamilton Columnist | Opinion


An empty chair and a desk

There is an empty chair and desk at the Hinesville Pre-K center where once sat a bright eyed little girl named Cambria Shuman.

December 14, 2017 | By Lewis Levine Columnist | Opinion


Dooley's fighting bulldog

While the Bulldog Nation rightfully exults over possibility of a national championship, I have been talking to the man that delivered the last one in ...

December 14, 2017 | By Dick Yarbrough Columnist | Opinion


Women make political gains in Georgia

It has been a good year for women in politics.

December 14, 2017 | By Tom Crawford Columnist | Opinion


Locals earn recognition for environmental work

One of the hardest things I have to do as director for Keep Liberty Beautiful is to select groups and individual volunteers for additional recognition ...

December 12, 2017 | By Sara Swida Columnist | Opinion


Newspaper has memories, as well as news

In this business, nothing is ever cut and dried and nothing stands still. You can have the saddest story in the world one day and ...

December 12, 2017 | By Jeff Whitten | Opinion


Time to stop opioid abuse, harm

Georgia, unfortunately, is no stranger to the malicious effects of the epidemic. In Georgia alone, from June 2016 to May 2017, the total number of ...

December 11, 2017 | By Sen. Johnny Isakson and Chris Carr Special to the Courier | Opinion


Unintended consequences of criminal reform

It's hard to fathom the depth of the pain and suffering of crime victims and families left behind. For Henry Nicholas, the experiences of ...

December 09, 2017 | By Benita Dodd Columnist | Opinion


Health care for rural Georgia

If you get sick or badly injured in Georgia, you could find yourself slap out of luck if you live in one of the state ...

December 07, 2017 | Tom Crawford | Opinion


For Christmas, press 1

"Hello, you have reached the offices of Santa Claus at the North Pole."

December 07, 2017 | By Dick Yarbrough Columnist | Opinion


Writer: ‘Do not feed the wildlife’

Editor:

December 07, 2017 | Judith Herren of Liberty County | Opinion


They’re just words, right?

Russia. Fake news. Hate. Collusion. Flynn. David Duke. Republican. Treason. Conservative. KKK. Misogyny. Roy Moore. Religion. Rich people. Plea deal. Twitter. Obstruction. Guilty. Guns. Racism ...

December 07, 2017 | Will Darsey of Midway | Opinion


The good news is it’s not Christie

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

December 06, 2017 | Argus Hamilton | Opinion


Some abused kids thrive later

In a letter to the editor of the La Crosse (Wisconsin) Tribune, psychologist Afton Koball and two colleagues objected to a recent column in which ...

December 06, 2017 | John Rosemond | Opinion


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