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We the Unwashed wouldn’t call lawmaker lobbying reform ‘silly’

Everyone seems comfortable with the relationship between lawmakers and lizard-loafered lobbyists except We the Unwashed. But then, what do we know?

July 05, 2012 | Dick Yarbrough Guest columnist | Opinion

TSPLOST has ‘local’ in mind

In just under four weeks, Georgia voters will weigh in on a referendum that will have profound impacts on their wallets, their roads, local jobs and regional transportation.

July 04, 2012 | Courier editorial | Opinion

Sales tax will help Georgia’s economy


July 04, 2012 | Leah Poole CEO Liberty County Chamber of Commerce | Opinion

Keep spice out of communities

Last week, the Georgia State Board of Pharmacy adopted an emergency rule classifying newly discovered compounds of synthetic marijuana, commonly known as spice, as Schedule I substances under the Georgia Controlled Substances Act.

July 04, 2012 | State Sen. Buddy Carter Guest columnist | Opinion

Getting outside big part of area’s appeal

Long days at the beach, leisurely walks in the early morning hours, nights of fireworks surrounded by men and women who serve or have served our nation - what's not to love about the first week of July in Coastal Georgia?

July 03, 2012 | Joselynn McKenna Columnist | Opinion

TSPLOST asks more than it would return


July 03, 2012 | Mike Sims Blairsville | Opinion

Another knife for all occasions

I thought I had seen about all the "super knife" commercials that there could possibly be with all the marvelous things a blade could do illustrated in high definition.

July 02, 2012 | Dwain Walden Guest columnist | Opinion

Health reform, road tax are Democrat scams


July 02, 2012 | Roger A. Wells Liberty County | Opinion

Obamacare should be repealed no matter what Supreme Court rules

While popular opinion has already coalesced against the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, the final answer may come soon.

June 28, 2012 | U.S. Rep. Jack Kingston Guest columnist | Opinion

Menu isn’t what’s threatening women’s longevity — men are

I recently read several news reports about a study from the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation at the University of Washington and the Imperial College in London that says while women are still expected to live longer than men, the gap is closing. The study concludes that the life expectancy for a woman in Georgia increased by fewer than three years, while a man's expectancy increased more than 5 1/2 years.

June 27, 2012 | Dick Yarbrough Guest columnist | Opinion

Southeast Coast needs more deepwater ports

Warning: Deepwater ports along the nation's Southeastern coast must have more depth. Failure to do so could be hazardous to the country's economic health.

June 27, 2012 | The Brunswick News | Opinion

Seeking justice in ‘fast, furious’

In the early morning hours of Dec. 15, 2010, border patrol agent Brian A. Terry died in the desert of Peck Canyon near Rio Rico, Ariz. Terry had been shot during a firefight with five suspected illegal aliens.

June 26, 2012 | U.S. Rep. Jack Kingston Guest columnist | Opinion

School reform is in the air

The statewide results for the Criterion-Referenced Competency Test were released June 14 by the Georgia Department of Education. John Barge, the state school superintendent, is happy and hailed the good work of Georgia teachers.

June 26, 2012 | Macon Telegraph | Opinion

Center thanks donors


June 26, 2012 | Dr. Alan Baroody LMFT Executive Director, Fraser Counseling Center | Opinion

How do you read this area’s economy?

Too many "for sale" and "for rent" signs make me nervous. Since my husband and I invested in the community with our first home purchase last July, I'm often thinking about home values and "rentability."

June 25, 2012 | Joselynn McKenna Columnist | Opinion

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Humor: We keep sending them overseas

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

March 17, 2018 | By Argus Hamilton Columnist | Opinion

Voters to get choices in 2018 elections

There have been many predictions in the national media that we are potentially headed for a "blue wave" election year at the state and local ...

March 16, 2018 | By Tom Crawford Columnist | Opinion

Guns in classroom are not smart


March 15, 2018 | Staff Report | Opinion

Let's talk about gun control

Editor: Let's talk about gun control. Since three of the top 10 deadliest gun massacres in U.S. history have occurred since October of ...

March 13, 2018 | Staff Report | Opinion

We need to control people, not guns

Editor: We don't need gun control - we need people control. This starts in school. There is no discipline in today's schools. The students ...

March 13, 2018 | Staff Report | Opinion

'Plogging' improves you, your community

I have been helping with volunteer litter cleanups since I was in my mid-20s, which was a long, long, long time ago.

March 13, 2018 | By Sara Swida Columnist | Opinion

Delta execs can’t seem to navigate turbulence of external environment

For a number of years, I supervised a staff in Washington - first with BellSouth Corporation and then with Atlanta Committee for the Olympic Games - and ...

March 13, 2018 | Dick Yarbrough | Opinion

How HB 831 made it to the Senate

At this point in the session, bills are flying back and forth between chambers in a constant state of change. Rather than my usual list ...

March 13, 2018 | Sen. Blake Tillery | Opinion

Senate welcomes Malcom J. Mitchell, Father Schreck

This week in the Senate was spent working in our respective committees considering the bills that were passed by the House of Representatives.

March 13, 2018 | Sen. Ben Watson | Opinion

Second guessing the second-guessers

Allow me to play devil's advocate. It's what I do as a journalist, plus I personally enjoy taking on orthodoxy, particularly when it ...

March 12, 2018 | By Bob Franken Columnist | Opinion

Humor: We keep sending them overseas

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

March 10, 2018 | By Argus Hamilton Columnist | Opinion

‘Old-fashioned’ child rearing really does work

An individual who occupies a fairly high-level position in the mainstream media recently told one of my associates that I'm "old-fashioned."

March 09, 2018 | John Rosemond | Opinion

The Cleveland Brown’s No. 1 pick?

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

March 08, 2018 | Argus Hamilton | Opinion

Commissioners, call Bruce


March 08, 2018 | Bruce McCartney | Opinion

Tax ‘break’ for the rich, not most of us


March 08, 2018 | Dollie Goldman | Opinion

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