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Economic boom leaving workers behind

As we enter the new year, the economy is booming for big businesses and the stock market is at an all-time high. But many of us have friends, family or neighbors who lost their jobs in 2017 through no fault of their own. Take the 52 workers who lost their jobs at Invista on December 12, two weeks before Christmas, when their carpet factory shut down in Athens because their companion business relocated to Monterey, Mexico.

January 23, 2018 | By State Sen Nan Grogan Orrock and state Rep. Dewey McClain Special to the Courier | Opinion


4-H is ready for your soldes

Our 4-H'ers want your soles - your shoe soles, that is. Kasey Bozeman and her energetic 4-H students are kicking off a project and they need your help.

January 23, 2018 | By Sara Swida Columnist | Opinion


Letters about coastal invasion have been inflammatory

Editor: In a recent Letter to the editor, the author claimed that the "sky is falling" due to the recent announcement to open up leasing opportunities in the waters around the United States. I don't know what's more egregious, the lack of information behind his arguments or the inflammatory nature and false facts being pushed in his diatribe. I'd like to address some of his concerns and points and present the facts on the matter.

January 23, 2018 | Staff Report | Opinion


Georgia lawmakers have unfinished business

Part two of Georgia's two-year legislative session is under way. Weather delays notwithstanding, campaign fundraising for this year's elections is on legislators' minds, so expect a quick 40 days.

January 22, 2018 | By Benita Dodd Guest columnist | Opinion


Thanks for saving a child

Editor: I and the family of 2-year-old Lane Tomlinson would like to publicly express our sincerest thank you to the kindest lady, whom I have never met, named Ms. Rhonda Loyd for her heroic role in saving our sweet little angel. Without Ms. Loyd acting so courageously and quickly, I could possibly no longer be a mother.

January 22, 2018 | Staff Report | Opinion


Yes, take Oprah seriously

If Hillary Clinton could deliver a political speech half as effectively as Oprah Winfrey, she might be president today.

January 20, 2018 | By Rich Lowry Columnist | Opinion


Humor: More immigrants from Norway

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

January 19, 2018 | By Argus Hamilton Columnist | Opinion


More on coming invasion of coast

Editor: There have recently been some interesting events involving the approaching invasion of our coast by seismic testers and oil well drillers.

January 19, 2018 | Staff Report | Opinion


Governor Deal is easing on out

As they near the end of their last term, Georgia's governors usually start running out of gas.

January 18, 2018 | By Tom Crawford Columnist | Opinion


Volunteer opportunities abound

We are already two weeks into a new year, so I have to ask you how are those resolutions going? If like many of us, some of your resolutions are floundering around Neverland already, I would like to share a couple of options for you to consider that will ease your conscience.

January 16, 2018 | By Sara Swida Columnist | Opinion


What kind of soul does this?

Sometimes there's no news.

January 16, 2018 | By Jeff Whitten Columnist | Opinion


The coming invasion of our coast

Editor: There have recently been some interesting events involving the approaching invasion of our coast by seismic testers and oil well drillers.

January 15, 2018 | Staff Report | Opinion


Marsy's Law will help crime victims

When a violent crime occurs in Georgia, the public hears the story of the perpetrator in the local news. However, in the aftermath, victims and their families receive little attention, if any, as they deal with the criminal justice process - traumatized, frightened and with fewer rights than the criminals who harmed them.

January 12, 2018 | By Kay Godwin Guest columnist | Opinion


Midway residents being ignored

Editor: The Nov. 8, 2016, ballot contained a referendum on SPLOST. On the ballot, it stated where the money can be used. The city of Midway is supposed to use the SPLOST money to improve city roads, the acquisition of public safety equipment and police vehicles, the acquisition of land and public facilities along with the new city hall.

January 12, 2018 | Staff Report | Opinion


County's best is yet to come

Happy New Year, Bryan County. The commissioners, county staff and I hope that you enjoyed your holidays … and the recent snow days as well. While it is a rarity to see snow and ice on the ground here in Coastal Georgia, last week's wintry weather served as a great reminder to us that it can (and does) happen, so it's best to be prepared. I commend our road crews and emergency services personnel for doing an excellent job pre-treating the roads and bridges as well as they could, and for reacting quickly and efficiently when accidents did occur.

January 11, 2018 | By Carter Infinger Special to the News | Opinion


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When your teen threatens to drop out

Q: Our 17-year-old son is flunking his junior year in high school. Flunking is not a possibility; it is a definite, a done deal.

April 24, 2018 | John Rosemond | Opinion


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


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