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Kids shouldn’t have smartphones

The comic strip "There Oughta Be a Law" was popular when I was a child.

August 24, 2017 | By John Rosemond Syndicated columnist | Opinion


Humor: ESPN holds Lee out of Charlottesville

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

August 24, 2017 | By Argus Hamilton Columnist | Opinion


Jimmy Darsey made an impact on me

Since assuming the role as a county commissioner for Long County in January and presiding as that board's chairman, I haven't had much time to do any writing.

August 24, 2017 | By Mike Riddle Guest columnist | Opinion


If only that lottery hit me

By the time this issue hits our newspaper racks and mailboxes, I expect to be booking a first-class flight to Tahiti because I won Wednesday night's $700 million Powerball jackpot.

August 24, 2017 | By Jeff Whitten | Opinion


Edwards made city a much better place

Editor:

August 24, 2017 | Staff Report | Opinion


More support for former city manager

Editor:

August 24, 2017 | Staff Report | Opinion


Civil War may never end

The Civil War is a war that never ends, much to our dismay.

August 23, 2017 | By Tom Crawford Syndicated columnist | Opinion


Hate has no place in our America

Hate has no place in America and being "united" as in the United States to me lately seems like a forgone dream that perhaps never existed.

August 23, 2017 | By Lewis Levine Guest columnist | Opinion


Sounding back at Sound Off

Editor:

August 23, 2017 | Staff Report | Opinion


Time for statue to come down

Editor:

August 22, 2017 | Staff Report | Opinion


Go native in your yard

Go native this fall, native plants that is. This is a g-rated article after all.

August 22, 2017 | By Sara Swida KLB Director | Opinion


Keep gardening in the fall

As hot as July has been, it's hard to believe that it's time to start getting your garden ready for fall.

August 22, 2017 | By Ashley Hoppers Extension Agent | Opinion


It is our duty to protest Nazis

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August 21, 2017 | Staff Report | Opinion


Edwards a true public servant

Editor:

August 21, 2017 | Staff Report | Opinion


Lucky to be alive, and grateful

I owe you an explanation about where I have been or not been - as on these pages. To mangle a bit of Charles Dickens, these could have been the worst of times had it not been for a quick-thinking son, our family doctor who immediately placed me in the intensive care unit at Piedmont Hospital in Atlanta and into the hands of some dedicated professionals there. It is not a stretch to say that had things gone differently - as in slower - we might not be having this conversation today or anytime in the future. It was that close, I have ...

August 18, 2017 | By Dick Yarbrough Columnist | Opinion


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Green up the area with native plants

We are celebrating National Planting Day through September. In the next few weeks, as we enter the cooler temperatures of fall (thank goodness), we are ...

September 26, 2017 | By Sara Swida Columnist | Opinion


Trump needs to stop watching TV

Donald Trump is the first president in U.S. history to have been baited into undermining his own negotiating position by negative TV coverage.

September 26, 2017 | By Rich Lowry Columnist | Opinion


Should parents take 4-year-old to counselor?

Q: Over the past year, our 4-year-old has developed several fears that have become quite disruptive. It started with a fear of dogs, which is ...

September 26, 2017 | John Rosemond Family psychologist | Opinion


Letter: City retirement increase just greedy

Editor, My take on the Hinesville mayor and council voting themselves a nice fat retirement pay increase is they are just plain greedy.

September 26, 2017 | Staff Report | Opinion


Irma, swales and pancakes

Thanks to Irma, I got two days off this week to work on our house, which flooded a bit, and our backyard, which may have ...

September 25, 2017 | By Jeff Whitten | Opinion


Reflections on Irma's lessons

It is hard to know what to write about when you have been through the likes of Irma. Maybe it was "only" a tropical storm ...

September 22, 2017 | By Dick Yarbrough Columnist | Opinion


Humor: In land of 400 channels, no show is king

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

September 21, 2017 | By Argus Hamilton Columnist | Opinion


Player in state politics dies

Tommy Irvin always stood out in a crowd.

September 21, 2017 | By Tom Crawford Columnist | Opinion


Parents do children no favors idolizing them

I am a member of the last generation of American children who were no big deal.

September 21, 2017 | By John Rosemond Family Psychologist | Opinion


Weather setting new normal for Georgia?

For nearly two decades, Georgia seemed almost bullet proof when it came to hurricanes.

September 19, 2017 | By Jeff Whitten | Opinion


Crime reporter's alter ego is superhero fanboy

Hi, my name is Lewis and I'm a workaholic.

September 18, 2017 | By Lewis Levine Columnist | Opinion


Storm focuses 'what ifs' of disability

My family and I transplanted to the Richmond Hill area almost a full year ago, having moved here four days before Hurricane Matthew hit.

September 17, 2017 | By Bridget Gardiner Guest columnist | Opinion


SPLOST reform needed in Georgia

Georgia's special purpose local option sales tax is an optional 1 percent county sales tax used to fund local capital projects for a county ...

September 15, 2017 | BY Ron Sifen and Benita Dodd Guest columnists | Opinion


President Trump gets DACA right

Even in our divided politics, it should be a matter of consensus that the president of the United States can't write laws on his ...

September 15, 2017 | By Rich Lowry Syndicated columnist | Opinion


Storms show the hypocrits

You may have heard this old saying: There are no atheists in foxholes.

September 13, 2017 | By Tom Crawford Syndicated columnist | Opinion


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