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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 also entering an excellent time to start planting. Planting isn't just for spring.

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 inconvenient given that there are lots of dogs in our neighborhood. Since then she's become afraid of noises at night, wind (she thinks a hurricane is coming), and dying in her sleep. Needless to say, she is anxious a lot of the time. We've talked to her, reassured her, and so on, but nothing has worked. She's becoming a wreck, and so am I. Should I take her to a counselor? If ...

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 been at least partly to blame.

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 when it hit Georgia and not the powerful hurricane that ripped through Florida, but it was bad enough as many of you can attest. I will return to my acerbic roots soon, I promise, but not today. Nothing funny about disasters.

September 22, 2017 | By Dick Yarbrough Columnist | Opinion


Player in state politics dies

Tommy Irvin always stood out in a crowd.

September 21, 2017 | By Tom Crawford 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


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 and participating municipalities. Thirty-two years after lawmakers passed the SPLOST law, lessons learned prove the SPLOST is sorely in need of some updates.

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 own.

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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Rhetoric and reality are different

As the country begins to digest the revelations in the new offshore tax haven leak known as the "Paradise Papers," it's important to not ...

November 17, 2017 | By Gary Kalman Columnist | Opinion


Signs of life for Democrats

Georgia Democrats have not had much to smile about in recent election cycles. Republicans have tended to dominate legislative races, and they also have a ...

November 17, 2017 | By Tom Crwaford Syndicated columnist | Opinion


You don’t have to live with sassy child

Q: Our 8-year-old has suddenly developed a very sassy mouth. She picked this up from a new neighborhood friend who speaks to her mother in ...

November 16, 2017 | By John Rosemond Family Psychologist | Opinion


GOP has folded up its big tent

Some will remember that Ronald Reagan used to describe the GOP as a "big tent," meaning it had room for a large spectrum of approaches ...

November 14, 2017 | By Bob Franken Columnist | Opinion


Celebrate recycling at Saturday fair

Happy America Recycles Day! This Wednesday is America Recycles Day. This day is the only nationally recognized day that promotes and encourages recycling in the ...

November 14, 2017 | By Sara Swida Columnist | Opinion


Don't cut taxes on backs of retirees

Editor: As a member of the federal community who served our country for 40 plus years, I am deeply concerned that my hard-earned benefits will ...

November 14, 2017 | Staff Report | Opinion


Trump is mainstream GOP

The showdown between President Donald Trump and Sen. Jeff Flake turned out to be no contest. It wasn't Trump who was out of the ...

November 13, 2017 | By Rich Lowry Columnist | Opinion


What's better than a PhD?

Wednesday on this page we ran Mike Royko's classic column about veterans.

November 13, 2017 | By Jeff Whitten Columnist | Opinion


Humor: Unlocking Weinstein's cell phone

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

November 11, 2017 | By Argus Hamilton Columnist | Opinion


Humor: Graduating from school in three terms

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

November 10, 2017 | By Argus Hamilton Syndicated columnist | Opinion


Time for Mr. Answer Man

Hey, what time is it, boys and girls? It is time for Answer Man! The show that gives you the straight skinny to whatever has ...

November 09, 2017 | By Dick Yarbrough Columnist | Opinion


Royko’s classic on Veterans Day

Editor's note: The late and great Chicago Tribune columnist Mike Royko, a veteran of the Korean war, wrote this column in 1993 about Veterans ...

November 09, 2017 | By Mike Royko Guest columnist | Opinion


Bipartisanship is still possible

Back in 2001 and 2002, there was no Democrat more hated by Georgia Republicans than Roy Barnes, who was then the state's governor.

November 09, 2017 | By Tom Crwaford Syndicated columnist | Opinion


Increased police presence will cut crime

Editor: I am writing to discuss safety in Liberty County neighborhoods, particularly those neighborhoods of Hinesville.

November 07, 2017 | Staff Report | Opinion


Clear out clutter to make room for holiday gifts

What is in your closet? My hall closet is a mysterious place. I do not know what happens every few months. All sorts of things ...

November 07, 2017 | By Sara Swida Columnist | Opinion


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