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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


The Cleveland Brown’s No. 1 pick?

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

March 08, 2018 | Argus Hamilton | Opinion


Commissioners, call Bruce

Editor:

March 08, 2018 | Bruce McCartney | Opinion


Tax ‘break’ for the rich, not most of us

Editor:

March 08, 2018 | Dollie Goldman | Opinion


Right thing, wrong reasons

The recent unpleasantness surrounding Delta Air Lines, the NRA, and a foregone tax break are a telling example of how the right thing often gets down for all the wrong reasons.

March 08, 2018 | Tom Crawford | Opinion


Who you calling a fish wrap?

Editor: Obviously the person referring to our Coastal Courier as a fish wrap does not subscribe to it and probably never has. I'm a subscriber, always have been.

March 06, 2018 | Staff Report | Opinion


Senate passes bill creating joint defense commission

This week under the Gold Dome, bills that passed the Senate and the House were sent to the other chamber for consideration on what we refer to as Crossover Day.

March 06, 2018 | Sen. Ben Watson | Opinion


The British are not coming, folks

Editor: The tragedy of repeated school shooting angers and depresses me, as I am sure it does most. I cannot fathom the depth of despair the loss of a child must bring to people, especially when I think of my own daughters and my grandchildren.

March 05, 2018 | Staff Report | Opinion


Bear, Moe, you will be missed

The past couple of weeks have been tough. Two weeks ago, a friend of mine and former co-worker from the Hinesville Fire Department, George "Bear" Screws, passed away, and then this past week another friend and co-worker, Earnest "Moe" McDuffie also passed.

March 05, 2018 | By Mike Riddle Special to the Courier | Opinion


Keep trash out of gutters, let rain have the drain

Storm drains. You may take them for granted but you've just got to love them.

March 05, 2018 | By Sara Swida Columnist | Opinion


NRA, Delta is ready when you are

If I were running Delta Airline, I'd end discounted tickets for everybody and blame it on Georgia's Republicans. I'd say I did it because, thanks to them, my gas bill went up.

March 05, 2018 | By Jeff Whitten | Opinion


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Humor: ...by the peephole, for the peephole

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

April 20, 2018 | By Argus Hamilton Columnist | Opinion


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


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