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Excited about the future for our graduates

As tassels are pulled from one side of the graduation cap to the other, another generation leaves high school and enters into adulthood.

May 22, 2012 | Joselynn McKenna Columnist | Opinion

Save HOPE, keep students here

More than 100 Long County teenagers this weekend and more than 600 of Liberty County's next weekend will take what likely is one of their first rites of passage into adulthood, walking across stages to receive their high-school diplomas.

May 21, 2012 | Courier editorial | Opinion

Community made scholarships possible


May 21, 2012 | Gary Gilliard President/CEO Seven Ministries | Opinion

Tax reform targets online sales

Ed: Hey, Susie. What brings you to the shopping mall today?

May 17, 2012 | State Sen. Buddy Carter Guest columnist | Opinion

Skeeter Skates has lot to learn about politics

Skeeter Skates, owner of Skeeter's Tree Stump Removal and Plow Repair in Metropolitan Pooler, called me this week. That was an historic occasion. Maybe not man-landing on-the-moon historic, but pretty close to it.

May 17, 2012 | Dick Yarbrough Guest columnist | Opinion

Congress should stop taxes on dead soldiers’ debts

In February 2011, Marine Lance Cpl. Andrew Carpenter was shot and killed while on patrol in Afghanistan.

May 16, 2012 | Marietta Daily Journal | Opinion

Transportation tax vote facing a hostile, confused public

Were it not for jawboning by the state and local chambers of commerce, plus quite a few hometown newspapers such as ours, the ballot question on July 31 regarding a special added penny of sales tax that will run for 10 years solely for transportation projects wouldn't have a prayer of carrying in most of the state. It still may not.

May 15, 2012 | Rome News-Tribune/The Augusta Chronicle | Opinion

Lessons from your mother can be used throughout life

Your mother tried to teach you some valuable lessons. Moms have a unique ability to impart essential wisdom. Unfortunately, most of us were too young to really appreciate their value. Mother's Day is a great time to review.

May 15, 2012 | Bryan Golden Guest columnist | Opinion

Mothers Day finds new mother torn between hometown and home

This Sunday marks my first Mother's Day as a mom. Never before have I had more respect for all the work that goes into being a good mom.

May 14, 2012 | Joselynn McKenna Columnist | Opinion

City’s spending doesn’t seem to be for the residents


May 14, 2012 | Daniel Rico Hinesville | Opinion

City should meet citizens needs

Whenever I need a nap, I attend the monthly meeting of the Midway City Council. I have yet to see the council discuss important issues, or anyone on the council motion to do something really important, except Councilman Doyle.

May 10, 2012 | Len Calderone Guest columnist | Opinion

UGA team goes fishing with speaker’s lobbyists

Just when my life seemed to have lost all meaning, up jumps Ambassador to Outer Space Cynthia McKinney, who has announced her intentions to run for Congress as a member of the Green Party this fall in Georgia's 4th District.

May 10, 2012 | Dick Yarbrough Guest columnist | Opinion

No proof of excessive traffic violation enforcement by Midway Police officers


May 09, 2012 | Terry Doyle Midway | Opinion

Is money a problem in politics? Depends on where you sit

The role of money in politics needs to be better understood. Does it make the political system work better, or is it a problem - and if so, how much of one?

May 08, 2012 | Lee Hamilton Guest columnist | Opinion

Military lifestyle coming to an end

It's hard to believe this is my last military spouse column. My husband receives his bulldog stamp this Wednesday and will be honorably discharged after 3 1/2 years of service. These last few years have been a wonderful, terrifying, challenging and fulfilling adventure. While I'm not sad to be moving onto something new, I'm very grateful for all the opportunities the Army has given us over the years.

May 08, 2012 | Joselynn McKenna Army spouse | Opinion

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Transparency is vital to good government

The average Georgian has never been under the Gold Dome. Many have vague memories of a two-headed calf on display during a State Capitol school ...

March 20, 2018 | By Benita Dodd Guest columnist | Opinion

Clean up your block for Great American Cleanup

In the spring, we annually participate in the national Great American Cleanup, which is the largest community improvement effort in America. More than 20,000 ...

March 20, 2018 | By Sara Swida Columnist | Opinion

Senate hears veterans foundation, rural health bills

Last week in the Senate, we continued to work in committees considering the bills that were passed by the House of Representatives. With only two ...

March 20, 2018 | Sen. Ben Watson | Opinion

St. Patrick's Day is too much fun

The question almost always comes up.

March 19, 2018 | By Jeff Whitten | Opinion

Protest should have been allowed

Editor: I was across the street from Bradwell Institute at 10 a.m. Wednesday, March 14.

March 19, 2018 | Staff Report | Opinion

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

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