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The untold truth in the Wilson case

The mainstream media is portraying Genarlow Wilson as a victim and Georgia as a backwater state by oversimplifying this case. There is more to this story than a young student getting 10 years in prison for consensual oral sex. A lot more.

July 03, 2007 | By Eric Johnson Georgia Senate President Pro Tempore | Opinion


It's a bird, it's a plane, it's - who?

Nearly every week, there is another super hero featured in a new movie on the big screen. Well, I would like to introduce you to a different kind of super hero, one you probably never saw in the comics when you were growing up.

June 30, 2007 | By Sara Swida Keep Liberty County Beautiful | Opinion


TV ad cooks up less than truth

Buyer Beware: I'm sure most of you have seen the recent ad showing a lady using a device that looks like a small waffle maker. She mixes concoctions quickly and pours them into a cooker and, voila, in minutes she has produced a tasty meal. Well, I wanted one of them and one night the ad said if you call within three minutes, you can buy one and get one free for only $19.95. I called immediately and ordered the pair - one for me and one for my mom. What a shock when the two cookers arrived. They ...

June 30, 2007 | By Dot Moss Columnist | Opinion


Blog: Bradwell, Liberty rivalry

We need to revisit a new Rivalry with Bradwell and Liberty.

June 28, 2007 | ga4runner Blogger | Opinion


Introducing MovieCare

Imagine turning 65 and finding a letter tucked in your mailbox offering unlimited movie tickets for just $25 a month. You read through the fine print, and amazingly, the offer isn't a scam. It's a new federal program called "MovieCare."

June 28, 2007 | Peter J. Pitts Columnist | Opinion


Remembering Old Glory

Hello. Remember me? Some people call me Old Glory; others call me the Star Spangled Banner, but whatever they call me, I am your flag, the flag of the United States of America.

June 28, 2007 | By David C. Graham Special to the Courier | Opinion


Blog: Can you afford Microsoft?

I've used Windows for years, along with a free alternative that I think could be useful for many. While I have heard much complaining about Windows, most do not know that alternatives exist.

June 28, 2007 | siafulinux Blogger | Opinion


A star is born - maybe

Under the old rules, investigative newsman Dale Cardwell would be treated as a fringe candidate for the U.S. Senate - a TV reporter probably in the throes of a midlife crisis and determined to jump off a cliff.

June 26, 2007 | By Bill Shipp Columnist | Opinion


Blog: Red-light cameras voted down

I would personally like to commend the (Hinesville) city council for their wise review and subsequent vote down for the use of red-light cameras within the city.

June 26, 2007 | Tom Hickey Blogger | Opinion


A word of caution to caring pet owners

It was a lovely fall day when my husband and I headed out for a fun few days away from work. We planned to meet our daughter and her family on Friday evening in Helen.

June 26, 2007 | Patricia Speed Hinesville | Opinion


Bike Ride Across Georgia is coming

B.R.A.G. coming to Hinesville: Little did I know when I started the Bike Ride Across Georgia in 1980, that it would still be going strong in 2007. This year's route will bring them to Bradwell Institute on next Friday. If you've never witnessed 1,600 people on bicycles, now is your chance. Just be kind and give them the right-of-way as they make their way into Hinesville to Bradwell. There will be plenty of festivities and food for everyone. This is the second time the bikers have been hosted by the city of Hinesville. The ...

June 23, 2007 | By Dot Moss Columnist | Opinion


From soldier to teacher

How does a person transition from a life of regimented detail to one of flexible chaos? How does one stop living an ingrained way of life for 27 years and completely become the "anti-you"?

June 23, 2007 | By Bill Haskin Columnist | Opinion


Ten tips to prevent litter

During the three months of the Great American Cleanup, 408 volunteers shared 1,735 hours of their time to improve our world.

June 23, 2007 | By Sara Swida Columnist | Opinion


Immigration's good, bad, silly

The latest immigration deal is not the final deal. There's still time to keep the good, get rid of the bad and put up with the silly.

June 21, 2007 | By Roger Hernandez Columnist | Opinion


Not a poodle, but a bulldog

It is the strange fate of retiring British Prime Minister Tony Blair to be called a lackey for adhering to his own deep-felt foreign-policy vision.

June 21, 2007 | By Rich Lowry Columnist | Opinion


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Georgia icon still giving 'em 'zell'

Nostalgia is popular these days: Retro fashions, disco and '80s pop, "Throwback Thursdays" on social media. What's old is new again, what used to be hip turned square and then back to cool.

August 28, 2014 | Gainesville (Ga.) Times | Opinion


EPD marsh ruling creates a 'fine mess'

For many environmental organizations in Georgia, Earth Day will never be the same.

August 28, 2014 | By Buddy Carter Guest columnist | Opinion


Wounded Warriors don't help older vets

Editor, My hat goes off to the Tri County RC Flyers for their recent airshow and the thousands of dollars they raised for wounded veterans. Unfortunately, the Courier's story contained a description of the Wounded Warrior Project organization that was misleading and is inaccurate. It read "… which helps veterans wounded in conflict…"

August 28, 2014 | Staff Report | Opinion


A little help from one mother to another

Editor, My wife went grocery shopping the morning of Aug. 21 with our 2-year-old son. While shopping, she bumped into another shopper along the way several times and made small talk. My son started to get bored and upset, so my wife cut her trip short and headed to the checkout.

August 27, 2014 | Staff Report | Opinion


Teens, this is series -- text less, live more

It is a potential killer whose numbers rival the deadly Ebola virus and it doesn't get near the attention it should. Unlike the dreaded illness currently ravaging West Africa this is one with a quick cure.

August 27, 2014 | By Dick Yarbrough Columnist | Opinion


Show your 'recycle heart' at fair

I am fascinated by how other countries approach recycling. I recently visited a website called Recycle More from Ireland. Their approach, like so many European countries, is detailed. They expect their citizens to make the effort to recycle as many items as possible. And they certainly don't limit their recycling to plastic bottles and aluminum cans. There is no one-stop drop-off for many items. If you are Irish, you take electronics back to electronic shops, batteries to shops that sell them, etc.

August 26, 2014 | By Sara Swida Columnist | Opinion


Learn from those who've gone before us

As an unusually mild, rainy summer was melting away - or rather, frosting its way into autumn - I took to noticing signs that our mountain people always have used to judge the forthcoming severity of winter.

August 26, 2014 | By Ronda Rich Columnist | Opinion


Let children choose own interests

Football season is upon us. I'm sure some of you are thrilled about its arrival. I am not.

August 26, 2014 | By Hollie Moore Barnidge | Opinion


Journalist also face dangerous world

We are constantly reminded that the world is a very deadly place - not just for our military personnel - but also for members of the Fourth Estate. Some journalists working in dangerous regions in a globe full of conflict will not return home. The latest: 40-year-old James Foley. His gruesome death at the hands of ISIS has been available for all to see.

August 25, 2014 | Macon Telegraph | Opinion


State must get transportation in order

The regional transportation sales-tax referendum failed two years ago across most of Georgia. So it's encouraging to see movement again, in the form of a joint study committee on transportation funding that met Aug. 5 for the first of seven meetings around the state before the legislative session.

August 21, 2014 | By Benita Dodd Guest columnist | Opinion


Most recent Long Co. audit is a joke

Editor, I would like to respond to the Long County audit for the year ending June 30, 2013, which is - needless to say - a joke.

August 20, 2014 | Staff Report | Opinion


Not even the liberals want him

Rap! Rap! Rap: "The special called meeting of the Loyal Order of Liberals will come to order. Let's begin the meeting as we always do - with the Liberal Pledge of Allegiance:

August 20, 2014 | By Dick Yarbrough Columnist | Opinion


County employee was trailblazer, good guy

Editor, I lost a friend last week. I lost a longtime coworker. I lost an Army comrade, though we never served together nor did we share "war stories." And Liberty County lost someone who was a loyal, extremely dedicated and tireless worker until his "untriumphant" retirement last year.

August 19, 2014 | Staff Report | Opinion


Grab uncomfortable situations by horns

A while back, a messy problem loomed ahead. I don't like confrontation. If that makes me less than a person then consider me to be itty bitty. Life, I figure, is too short for squabbling. My motto is "whenever possible, step out of the way."

August 19, 2014 | By Ronda Rich Columnist | Opinion


Some things are tough to explain

My 2-year-old daughter, Reese, adores the Disney movie, "Frozen." I admit, it's a cute flick with plenty of catchy tunes and even a few good one-liners. There's one part, however, that I'm having trouble explaining to Reese, and I fear I'll have even more difficulty with it as she gets older.

August 19, 2014 | By Hollie Moore Barnidge | Opinion


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