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A dose of Skeeter Skate's political perspective

One of the dangers of providing you with my opinions each week - besides not having a clue where to put commas - is that it is easy to lose touch with reality and start acting like all the media pundits who think they are so smart that their IQs should be measured with a yardstick. My momma didn't raise me like that.

November 03, 2016 | By Dick Yarbrough Columnist | Opinion


Democrats are putting an end to U.S.

Editor: Every time the Democrats do something, it costs the American people money. Locally, SPLOST is a good example. But when Washington does something, it really costs us. The best example is Obamacare. Next year, the rates are going up from 25 to 116 percent. Obama said in a recent speech, "You are getting better quality, even though you don't know that Obamacare is doing it." I'm not too sure about the better-quality part.

November 02, 2016 | Staff Report | Opinion


The GOP of the past is dead

Editor: The party of Lincoln, Eisenhower and Reagan is dead. It has been kidnapped by a lunatic known to his delusional supporters and some others as The Donald. I value a two party system, and believe it or not, this Democrat is saddened to see the GOP's total demise.

November 02, 2016 | Staff Report | Opinion


Georgians might get two senators for the price of one

There's not much suspense about who will win Georgia's senate race.

November 02, 2016 | By Tom Crawford Columnist | Opinion


National parks are our greatest idea

As a newly-formed nation, the United States could not compete with the cultural icons of its mother country. Absent from American lands were castles, cathedrals, and centuries-old cities.

November 01, 2016 | By Grant Mercer University of Georgia/Georgia Political Review | Opinion


Make room for the holidays

Ready or not, it is coming. Only 25 days to the official beginning of the holiday season. This is a perfect time to make room for all of the decorations and new gadgets and other presents coming your way.

November 01, 2016 | By Sara Swida Columnist | Opinion


Veterans Salute to be bigger, better this year

The fourth annual Veterans Salute is less a week away, and the Hinesville Military Affairs Committee is busy finalizing plans to guarantee the event's success. In addition to the motorcycle show, sponsored by Savannah PowerSports Center, there will be a Battle of the Bands competition.

November 01, 2016 | By Michelle Ricketson Guest columnist | Opinion


Legion supports veterans, not candidates

As leader of the nation's largest veterans service organization, I am frequently asked who The American Legion is supporting in this year's presidential election. My answer is simple. "Veterans." And by that answer I am not referring to a candidate's military service (or lack thereof) but to his or her proposals on issues such as VA health care, a strong national defense and border security.

October 31, 2016 | By Charles E. Schmidt Guest columnist | Opinion


Time for HABR's Turkey Trot 5K

Editor, It's that time of year again! Time to dust off that turkey feather tutu and join us for the Hinesville Area Board of Realtors (HABR) 3rd Annual Turkey Trot 5k. This year's event will take place in Downtown Hinesville on Nov. 19. at 8 am.

October 31, 2016 | Staff Report | Opinion


Total bedlam at vote count

Iris counted and recounted the votes during the five-minute recess. It was difficult to concentrate with a room full of Valley residents, all loudly sharing their thoughts.

October 31, 2016 | By Kevin Slimp Columnist | Opinion


Fight over Amendment 1 far from over

In Georgia, it is a political fact of life that whatever the governor wants - no matter who occupies the seat - the governor usually gets. That is because the office controls a lot of money and patronage and can dispense or withhold either, depending on whether or not you support or oppose the governor.

October 29, 2016 | Dick Yarbrough Syndicated columnist | Opinion


The circus is almost over

Editor:

October 28, 2016 | Letter to the Editor | Opinion


The big ballot questions that remain unanswered

As Georgians ponder how they will cast their ballots in this general election, there are only two issues that really have any suspense to them.

October 28, 2016 | Tom Crawford Syndicated columnist | Opinion


Family grateful for love and support

Editor: The Pattman-Jones family would like to take this opportunity to graciously and humbly thank all of you for your generosity during the passing of my husband, our father and grandfather, Sgt. Maj. Nathaniel Pattman Jr.

October 25, 2016 | Staff Report | Opinion


Protect your identity at Shred It! Day

Another Community Shred It! Day is coming. It will be Nov. 19 at the Liberty County Health Department.

October 25, 2016 | By Sara Swida Columnist | Opinion


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Losing home to fire puts life in perspective

Philip Wilheit is a man of no small influence in our state. A community leader and a successful business man - he is president and CEO ...

December 08, 2016 | By Dick Yarbrough Syndicated columnist | Opinion


Things you rarely hear or see anymore

Editor: What happened to politeness and courtesy? You rarely hear, "please," "thank you," "you're welcome" and "excuse me." People have become so egocentric that ...

December 03, 2016 | Staff Report | Opinion


If God can use Peter, he can also use Trump

Editor: Thank you, Will Darsey, for graciously letting me down easy in your response to my letter in the Nov. 16, 2016 edition of the ...

December 01, 2016 | Staff Report | Opinion


Random thoughts on random stuff

God bless America and God bless Mount Paran Christian School in Cobb County. Before a recent football playoff game, every player on the team came ...

December 01, 2016 | By Dick Yarbrough Columnist | Opinion


Remembering Jesup's quirky Roscoe Dean

Friends and relatives who know I work at the state capitol often ask these questions: How can you stand it there? Don't you just ...

November 30, 2016 | By Tom Crawford Columnist | Opinion


America is not a 'safe space,' folks

Pity the anti-Trump protesters thronging the streets of American cities.

November 29, 2016 | By Rich Lowry Columnist | Opinion


Does a woman stand a chance?

Two days goes, it was assumed by just about everyone in Lennox Valley that attention would turn on Friday from the mayor's race to ...

November 29, 2016 | By Kevin Slimp Columnist | Opinion


Plan a 'green' Christmas

Christmas is the most wonderful time of the year, but the unintended consequences of our holiday frenzy can also make it the most wasteful time ...

November 29, 2016 | By Sara Swida Columnist | Opinion


Watch Trump's transition closely

For those millions of Americans who awakened to discover that their Donald Trump nightmare was not just a bad dream, the question is, What to ...

November 29, 2016 | By Bob Franken Columnist | Opinion


How to learn from Trump's victory

Editor: This is a moment when we need to be organizers.

November 28, 2016 | Staff Report | Opinion


Election resulted from Trump's masterful strategy

Editor: I believe I finally have some insight into the shocking 2016 Presidential election results:

November 28, 2016 | Staff Report | Opinion


Have Midway leaders lost their minds?

Editor: I just received today's paper, and saw the front-page article about the Midway "city leaders" proposing a new City Hall. They may need ...

November 25, 2016 | Staff Report | Opinion


With election over, is Penguin Awareness Day soon?

I promised last week that I would share with you the results of the latest patent-pending Wikiwinkwink Political Report, courtesy of my colleague, Junior E ...

November 24, 2016 | By Dick Yarbrough Columnist | Opinion


Media biggest losers in election

Hillary Clinton is not the biggest loser of this election although she is certainly a loser in many ways. I think that there were a ...

November 24, 2016 | By Jimmy Smith Guest columnist | Opinion


Toothpicks needed to get crow from between teeth

Editor: I read with interest and humor the letter to the editor from Lynda Hall in the Nov. 16 issue. Lynda does a fine job ...

November 24, 2016 | Staff Report | Opinion


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