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The private sector is not doing fine

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the U.S. economy created just 80,000 jobs in the month of June, fewer than expected and far lower than the number needed to accommodate population growth, much less begin reducing unemployment.

July 23, 2012 | Jack Kingston U.S. representative | Opinion


LCHS biennial reunion full of fun, entertainment and good memories

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July 23, 2012 | Charles Frasier President, LCHS Alumni Association (1953-1972) | Opinion


Time to create a different model for housing

Recently, the story broke that foreclosures were at the lowest level since 2007. That sounds like great news - we're finally cleaning up the mess from the real estate bubble. Except for one thing: RealtyTrac.com, a marketer of information on foreclosed real estate, noted in April that the number of short sales (where a bank allows an owner to sell for less than is owed on the mortgage) were up by 33 percent from last year. In other words, there's still plenty of distressed real estate; the banks are just using a different method to get rid of ...

July 19, 2012 | Doug Pibel Managing editor, YES! Magazine | Opinion


Being a much-beloved columnist is no easy task

Would you allow an unlicensed electrician to install a bug zapper in your living room? Would you let an unlicensed plumber unclog the throne in your reading room? Would you give an unlicensed pilot permission to take you for a spin in his Sopwith Camel and allow an unlicensed insurance agent to sell your significant other a policy that would encourage you to do just that?

July 18, 2012 | Dick Yarbrough Guest columnist | Opinion


County commission chairman race is an important one

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July 18, 2012 | Jimmy Darsey Hinesville | Opinion


Leaders don’t know how they would spend all the transportation sales tax

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July 17, 2012 | Joe Gillam Hinesville | Opinion


Bus fund should doom TSPLOST itself

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July 17, 2012 | Ricky Parks Hinesville | Opinion


Make ‘someday’ today with hurricane preparations

From tornadoes to flash floods and hurricanes to earthquakes, history proves that emergencies can happen unexpectedly and impact communities of all sizes. Many Georgians can attest to that, having experienced their fair share of severe weather in recent years. And with the peak of the hurricane season still ahead, there's a good chance that we'll face more severe weather before the year is out.

July 16, 2012 | Mike Hodges with Charley English Guest columnists | Opinion


Staying on track

I fear routine. I pride myself in being a spontaneous woman, willing to take on a new adventure at any time and make last-minute changes on a whim. Never have I been the one to keep a daily planner or even keep up the calendar on my computer. I don't do schedules.

July 16, 2012 | Joselynn McKenna Columnist | Opinion


Cheese in the health care reform Medicaid trap

On June 28, in one of its most anticipated rulings ever, the U.S. Supreme Court upheld the constitutionality of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.

July 12, 2012 | State Sen. Buddy Carter Guest columnist | Opinion


Midway scrapes by with discount-store economy

Midway is growing dollar by dollar. If you can't find what you are looking for in the Dollar General, you will soon be able to walk next door and shop in a Family Dollar.

July 12, 2012 | Len Calderone Guest columnist | Opinion


Plum Nelly Pitts predicts Higgs boson still won’t fix stupid

News bulletin: "Scientists working at the world's biggest atom smasher near Geneva have announced the discovery of a new subatomic particle that looks remarkably like the long-sought Higgs boson. Sometimes called the 'God particle' because its existence is fundamental to the creation of the universe, the hunt for the Higgs boson involved thousands of scientists from all over the world."

July 11, 2012 | Dick Yarbrough Guest columnist | Opinion


Outreach for youth asking for donations

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July 11, 2012 | Irene Myers Hinesville | Opinion


Freedom can also lead to bad behavior

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July 10, 2012 | Joseph B. Stuart Hinesville | Opinion


Government reform should be on every candidate’s agenda

As the presidential candidates go at it over the next several months, we'll be hearing a lot about what the federal government ought to be doing. Unfortunately, we'll likely hear next to nothing about how it should go about it. The need to reform how the federal government operates ought to be high on the campaign agenda every four years. Instead, it rarely gets mentioned.

July 10, 2012 | Lee Hamilton Guest columnist | Opinion


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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


Meet Mr. Grump Driver

It's an awful thing, being old before my time and evidently not only resembling Grumpy of Seven Dwarfs fame but also acting the part.

December 05, 2017 | By Jeff Whitten Columnist | Opinion


Stay 'green' giving and wrapping gifts

The Christmas countdown has begun! Are you ready? With a little bit of planning, we can all make this the "greenest" Christmas ever. Santa makes ...

December 05, 2017 | By Sara Swida Columnist | Opinion


The greatest power is not financial power

Editor: I don't know who invented the political system, but maybe it's time to change it. Politicians are egotistical and are in office ...

December 05, 2017 | Staff Report | Opinion


City being poorly operated

Editor: I feel this letter is way overdue, for I know most of the employees who work at City Hall, past and present.

December 05, 2017 | Staff Report | Opinion


Local deputies, police need your

Editor's note: The following is an open letter from Liberty County Sheriff Steve Sikes.

December 04, 2017 | Staff Report | Opinion


Can't even trust catfish anymore

You would figure that as a purebred and proud son of the South, I would know all there is to know about catfish. I have ...

December 01, 2017 | By Dick Yarbrough Columnist | Opinion


Humor: Congress A-OK shutting government down

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

November 30, 2017 | By Argus Hamilton Columnist | Opinion


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