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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 weeks left in the legislative session, we are using our time constructively so that legislation that will ultimately benefit Georgians will be vetted thoroughly.

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 level.

March 16, 2018 | By Tom Crawford Columnist | Opinion


Guns in classroom are not smart

Editor:

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 last year, it might be time.

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 seem to control the classrooms rather than the teachers. If the schools implement any discipline, liberal parents jump up and down that their little snowflakes' egos are being hurt. Social and cultural problems can be resolved with proper discipline.

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 following that had an office in New York as member of the board of a large public relations firm.

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 of legislation, I thought you may enjoy a deeper view on one piece of legislation instead.

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 involves a binge of second-guessing. That's exactly what we are witnessing in the wake of the massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.

March 12, 2018 | By Bob Franken Columnist | Opinion


Humor: We keep sending them overseas

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

March 10, 2018 | By Argus Hamilton Columnist | Opinion


‘Old-fashioned’ child rearing really does work

An individual who occupies a fairly high-level position in the mainstream media recently told one of my associates that I'm "old-fashioned."

March 09, 2018 | John Rosemond | Opinion


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When there's not much else to do

Because there is not much else to do while behind the wheel, I like to think of myself as a law-abiding pillar of my community ...

April 19, 2018 | By Jeff Whitten | Opinion


Random thoughts on preachers, politics and sweet Vidalia onions

Well, the more things change, the more they stay the same.

April 19, 2018 | Dick Yarbrough | Opinion


A blue wave over Georgia?

The pundits say that a blue wave is coming in this year's elections.

April 19, 2018 | Tom Crawford | Opinion


GHSA isn’t committed to balance

Editor:

April 19, 2018 | Alan Henderson or Watkinsville | Opinion


Learn, play at Earth Day Celebration

Next weekend, Liberty County will join millions of people around the world in celebrating the earth for International Earth Day.

April 17, 2018 | By Sara Swida Columnist | Opinion


A serious note, and then not

Whenever I think I have it bad, I know there are those who get it worse.

April 17, 2018 | By Jeff Whitten | Opinion


Vigil organizer grateful for support

Editor: I want to thank Hinesville and surrounding communities, along with Liberty and surrounding counties for supporting our prayer vigil. With word of mouth, the ...

April 17, 2018 | Staff Report | Opinion


What DACA means to me

DACA means the world to me. DACA is more than the political debate in which this country is in as to what to do with ...

April 16, 2018 | By Carlos Segova Guest columnist | Opinion


We need a law against more laws

Do we need any more lawmakers?

April 14, 2018 | By Victor Pisano Columnist | Opinion


You can't swing a medium sized cat...

I hate this time of year. I love this time of year.

April 13, 2018 | By Jeff Whitten | Opinion


Humor: Zuckerberg's role in history is safe

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

April 12, 2018 | By Argus Hamilton Columnist | Opinion


Take it with a grain of salt

Now that the legislative session has ended, the candidates are fanning out across the state as they run for statewide office or for another term ...

April 12, 2018 | Tom Crawford | Opinion


Here’s how to solve crisis with youth angst

Do we - here in the USA, that is - or do we not have a child and teen mental health crisis? And if the answer is ...

April 12, 2018 | John Rosemond | Opinion


Trying men’s souls, and eating them

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

April 12, 2018 | Argus Hamilton | Opinion


Lowry missed mark in column

I was dismayed with the Rich Lowry opinion piece in the April 7 edition of the Coastal Courier. Mr. Lowery criticizes the protesting students as ...

April 11, 2018 | Jimmy Bargeron, Midway | Opinion


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