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Castro’s death sparks hope here and on the island

For me, the death of Fidel Castor was one of those "where were you moments." I was visiting my Cuban-born parents in Chattanooga, Tenn., when the news broke. It was Friday morning, the day after Thanksgiving.

December 21, 2016 | Patty Leon | Opinion


Don't consider your tree trash after Christmas

Merry Christmas! This special day is just a week away, so it is time to get your presents bought and wrapped. And just remember: Christmas is more than a day. It is a time to savor the wonderful feeling the season brings. Enjoy it, enjoy your family, and enjoy your faith! Wouldn't it be nice if we could carry these warm feelings throughout the year?

December 20, 2016 | By Sara Swida Columnist | Opinion


You can do better, Hinesville City Council

Editor: Recently the city council of Hinesville and the Liberty County Board of Education voted to lower the millage rate.

December 20, 2016 | Staff Report | Opinion


Help is on the way for pipeline

One of the Obama administration's core competencies is suspending pipeline projects with no cause.

December 20, 2016 | By Rich Lowry Columnist | Opinion


Hogs make a political statement

Some say it was an act of God. Others claim it was a political conspiracy. Fair officials blamed it on a faulty latch.

December 19, 2016 | By Kevin Slimp Columnist | Opinion


Who thought up taxing property on post?

Editor: Who thought this up?

December 19, 2016 | Staff Report | Opinion


Time for Georgia to embrace space race

America said goodbye last week to one of its great national heroes, John Glenn. For many Americans, John Glenn embodied the American spirit. Honorably serving his country as a fighter pilot in two wars, as a Navy test pilot, an astronaut and a United States Senator, John Glenn answered the call every time his nation needed him.

December 17, 2016 | By State Rep. Jason Spencer Guest columnist | Opinion


Vicksburg reminds that war is cruel

It did not turn out as I intended. Somehow, Tink managed to turn it into what he, with gleeful satisfaction - that is the only way to say it with unvarnished truth though he now says otherwise - called "The Victory Tour."

December 17, 2016 | By Ronda Rich Columnist | Opinion


Dear Santa, please help our teachers

Dear Santa Claus: I am going to forego my usual letter requesting snarky gifts for the humor-impaired. I expect there will be other opportunities in the future to gig them. One thing about the humor-impaired, they are like houseflies. They never go away.

December 16, 2016 | By Dick Yarbrough Columnist | Opinion


Midway investigation needed

Editor, For three years, I wrote the Midway Perspective, detailing the misdeeds of the mayor and city council. I finally gave up because there was a lack of interest by the citizens of Midway. Because of the failure of the citizens overseeing them, the mayor and city council just does whatever they want even if what they do is not in the best interest of its employees and residents, such as spending $1 million for a city hall that they don't deserve.

December 16, 2016 | Staff Report | Opinion


Offers the Donfather has refused

Oh, the games the Donfather is playing. He does know how to take his pound of flesh.

December 15, 2016 | By Bob Franken Columnist | Opinion


Early present for speak Ralston

It isn't quite Christmas Day, but Rep. David Ralston, R-Blue Ridge, the speaker of the Georgia House, has already received probably the best gift he ever got in his life.

December 15, 2016 | By Tom Crawford Columnist | Opinion


Happenstance or divine intervention?

During my lifetime, I've been invited to the White House for dinner with the president, dated an actual princess from a real country, walked across the Rio Grande to swim in the hot springs of Mexico, lived through two earthquakes and driven through more tornadoes than I can remember.

December 15, 2016 | By Kevin Slimp Columnist | Opinion


Reduce your risk of toxic exposure

As we count down the days to Christmas, remember that this holiday season creates extra risks of toxic exposure with decorations, candles and wrapping. Here are some ways to reduce those risks:

December 13, 2016 | By Sara Swida Columnist | Opinion


History's keen sense of humor

President Barack Obama won't explicitly say that Donald Trump is on the wrong side of history, but surely he believes it.

December 13, 2016 | By Rich Lowry | Opinion


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Everyone counts, so lets get counting

When most Americans are asked to define homelessness, pictures of slums, New York City, Atlanta and cardboard boxes often flood their minds.

January 24, 2017 | By Kristin J. Bryant Guest column | Opinion


Adopt an area to keep clean

We invite you to consider a special form of adopting with Keep Liberty Beautiful.

January 24, 2017 | By Sara Swida Columnist | Opinion


State gets more clout

Georgia's clout in Congress has increased with the appointment of Rep. Tom Graves to chair the Financial Services and General Government Subcommittee of the ...

January 24, 2017 | Rome (Ga.) News-Tribune | Opinion


'World class' entertainment?

Editor:

January 23, 2017 | Staff Report | Opinion


Law enforcement deserves penny tax

I live in a fine community where it is quite common for citizens to approach me and ask what they can do to help us.

January 23, 2017 | By Sheriff Steve Sikes Guest columnist | Opinion


Hitting the reset button on Russia

President Barack Obama has finally had it with Russia. It only took eight years of cold reality - topped off by the Russian interference in the ...

January 21, 2017 | By Rich DeLong Columnist | Opinion


President Tweety Bird

Let's call him President-elect Tweety Bird. Donald Trump clearly has decided that he will continue to utilize his stream-of-consciousness Twitter messages to intimidate others ...

January 20, 2017 | By Bob Franken Columnist | Opinion


National issues crowd out thoughts on broccoli

I hope you will forgive me but I am going against my better judgment today and sound like one of those inch-wide, inch-deep political pundits ...

January 20, 2017 | By Dick Yarbrough Columnist | Opinion


Thoughts on the national political scene

I hope you will forgive me, but I am going against my better judgment today and sound like one of those inch-wide, inch-deep political pundits ...

January 20, 2017 | Dick Yarbrough Syndicated columnist | Opinion


Juliet meets her match

1998 was a hard year for Juliet Stoughton. Sure, she almost single-handedly ended the political career of would-be mayor Raymond Cooper, seriously contemplated a protest ...

January 19, 2017 | By Kevin Slimp Columnist | Opinion


Healthcare a potential crisis

To get an understanding of the major problem facing state legislators this year, you have to have been watching a town hall meeting televised on ...

January 19, 2017 | Tom Crawford Syndicated columnist | Opinion


General Assembly gets down to work

The first official week of the legislative session is one that sets the tone for the work that will get done during the Georgia General ...

January 19, 2017 | By State Sen. Ben Watson Special to the Courier | Opinion


Even hypocrisy has a weight limit

Editor:

January 19, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Opinion


Opportunity knocking for state

Opportunity is knocking as the door opens on Georgia's 2017-18 legislative session. In a state with a Republican governor since 2002 and GOP majorities ...

January 17, 2017 | By Benita Dodd Guest columnist | Opinion


Help keep water clean

About 50 years ago, the Environmental Protection Agency was born because of concern about pollution, particularly air and water pollution fears.

January 17, 2017 | By Sara Swida Columnist | Opinion


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