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Problem is a 'call to action'

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. For too many families, awareness of behind-closed-doors abuse is not an issue; they are all too intimately aware of violence at the hands of family members, spouses or intimate partners. They know its pain, its fear, its humiliation and the irrational shame victims often feel. For too many others, it's somebody else's business and somebody else's problem. …

October 24, 2011 | By Columbus Ledger-Enquirer | Opinion


Cut pollution, don't feed storm drains

Keep Liberty Beautiful will complete the sixth annual Rivers Alive events this week.

October 24, 2011 | By Sara Ann Swida Columnist | Opinion


'Fair tax' actually not fair at all

Editor, I worked hard and saved all that I could during my working years. If something needed done and I could do, it I did - from reroofing the house to replacing the brakes on my vehicles. I already have paid income taxes on the money that I've saved, but the fair tax people would have me pay "income" tax on it again if I buy a new set of golf clubs or a boat or anything else. There is nothing fair about that.

October 24, 2011 | Staff Report | Opinion


Businesses have to pay sales tax, too

Editor, I want to offer a clarification to a statement made by Len Calderone in his column in Wednesday's Coastal Courier on changing the tax code. He favors wiping out the entire income tax code and replacing it with a "consumption tax" or sales tax. He mistakenly states halfway through his commentary that, "Others believe that business owners could make personal purchases and avoid the tax because businesses would be exempt. Businesses are exempt from state sales taxes even now, but they have to prove that what is purchased is for company-only use."

October 24, 2011 | Staff Report | Opinion


Help to ensure all families enjoy holidays

With the holidays fast approaching, many community members are focusing on hosting and attending parties, buying presents and looking forward to family get-togethers. What many people don't realize is that there are others in our community who worry constantly about how to survive from one month to the next - never mind planning for the upcoming holiday season. That's where our local United Way comes in.

October 24, 2011 | By Kathryn Fox Guest columnist | Opinion


Trading up to parenthood

For the last few nights I've been sleeping like a baby. That's right, I'm up every hour or two, either eating, using the bathroom or just restless for no apparent reason. Who thought "like a baby" was a good way to describe deep sleep, anyway? That's more like sleeping "like a teenager" if you ask me.

October 24, 2011 | By Joselynn McKenna Columnist | Opinion


Global pecan demand good for Georgia

It appears that overseas markets are learning about a good thing - pecans.

October 20, 2011 | By Albany Herald | Opinion


Change the income tax code

U.S. Rep. Jim DeMint, R-S.C., said, "The federal tax code, with its 44,000 pages, 5.5 million words and 721 different forms, is a patchwork maze of complexity and a testament to confusion over common sense."

October 20, 2011 | By Len Calderone Columnist | Opinion


Health insurance now manadatory, or is it?

National healthcare, ObamaCare, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act – whatever you refer to it as – the historic legislation passed by Congress in 2010 revolutionizing the American health care system is now law.

October 20, 2011 | By State Sen. Buddy Carter Special to the Courier | Opinion


It's not government schools, it's stupid government

To quote the Church Lady on Saturday Night Live, "Well, isn't that special?" State School Superintendent John Barge and Sen. Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., have asked U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan for a waiver of the controversial No Child Left Behind law and, instead, to measure school performance on a broader basis, consisting of scores on a Criterion-Referenced Competency Test along with other factors in a "performance index."

October 19, 2011 | By Dick Yarbrough Columnist | Opinion


State should protect families, not criminals

An assistant U.S. District Attorney put into words during the sentencing of a bank robber with a frightening criminal background what many have been thinking or saying all along: Georgia's judicial system leaves much to be desired.

October 18, 2011 | By The Brunswick News | Opinion


Thanks for supporting ball for Dorchester

Editor, Thank you to everyone who came out in support of our annual Western Ball. The successful event shed light on the increasing awareness of one of our greatest historical landmarks and its importance, Midway's Dorchester Academy. The profits raised will go toward the restoration and upkeep of the center.

October 18, 2011 | Staff Report | Opinion


Help with Rivers Alive

I like results. I am a product of a generation that wants instant gratification, and I want it now.

October 18, 2011 | By Sara Ann Swida Columnist | Opinion


Consider Chipper's next assignment

Let's talk a little inside baseball today. Let's talk Atlanta Braves baseball and offer an idea for the team as it moves forward from the disappointing late season collapse that kept the Braves out of post-season play.

October 18, 2011 | By Newnan Times-Herald | Opinion


'Tis time (already) to think about charity

Even though the Christmas season still is a few months away, it's not too early to start thinking about those who may not be looking forward to the holidays because of financial hardships. Currently, there are many ongoing charitable campaigns in Liberty County. No matter your income level or time restrictions, it's easy to get involved in some way.

October 17, 2011 | Staff Report | Opinion


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Remembering April 4, 2005

I'll always remember April 4, 2005.

June 21, 2017 | By Lewis Levine Senior contributor | Opinion


Thoughts on Fathers Day from a new dad

Nineteen months ago, my world changed. Nineteen months ago, I became a dad. My world revolves around a tiny human who's made big changes ...

June 20, 2017 | By Kevin Larson Guest columnist | Opinion


The real wonder of ‘Wonder Woman’

In the new "Wonder Woman" movie, the heroine is mystified by the ways of humankind - and she doesn't even read the internet.

June 18, 2017 | By Rich Lowry Syndicated columnist | Opinion


The 'wonder' of a movie

In the new "Wonder Woman" movie, the heroine is mystified by the ways of humankind - and she doesn't even read the internet.

June 17, 2017 | By Rich Lowry Columnist | Opinion


God bless America, and how is everybody?

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

June 15, 2017 | By Argus Hamilton Syndicated columnist | Opinion


Trump's secret weapon against North Korea

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

June 15, 2017 | By Argus Hamilton Columnist | Opinion


Learn from Kansas

One of the most compelling political stories of the past week happened not in Washington, D.C. but out to the west in Kansas.

June 14, 2017 | By Tom Crawford Syndicated columnist | Opinion


Thanks for community support

Editor: On behalf of the board of directors of Seven Ministries of Liberty County, Inc., I would like to once again thank the community for ...

June 13, 2017 | Staff Report | Opinion


America being made great again?

Editor: To the betrayed:

June 13, 2017 | Staff Report | Opinion


People NEATen neighborhoods

In my job I get to hang out with some pretty neat people. Particularly, volunteer leaders, who are not only neat, but who work to ...

June 13, 2017 | By Sara Swida Columnist | Opinion


Covering the POTUS is rarely fun

One of the most coveted jobs in the news business is covering the president of the United States.

June 12, 2017 | By Lewis Levine Columnist | Opinion


Hard telling, not knowing

My dad has a saying that used to drive me crazy when I'd ask him a question for which he didn't have an ...

June 12, 2017 | By Jeff Whitten Columnist | Opinion


What to do when attacked on the job?

I've wrestled with this my entire career: What do journalists do immediately after we're attacked while lawfully doing our jobs? It takes place ...

June 11, 2017 | By Bob Franken Columnist | Opinion


Don't fear or tax the robot

We have seen the enemy, and it is the robot.

June 09, 2017 | By Rich Lowry Columnist | Opinion


Feeling unfailing and unconditional love in America

My high school graduation was on a recent Saturday.

June 09, 2017 | By Jingyue "Jorja" Wu International student and guest columnist | Opinion


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