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U.S. letting ISIS commit genocide

Editor, My favorite quotation is, "If we do not learn from history, we are doomed to repeat it," by Winston Churchill. We can see that happening today. Just like the Nazis murdered 10 million Jews, ISIS is murdering Christians, Kurds, Turkmen, Shabaks and Yazidis by the thousands. Because of the chaos, the actual number is unknown.

April 05, 2016 | Staff Report | Opinion


Moonshiners had strict ethical standards

When the Chattanooga Better Business Bureau hired me as the keynote speaker for its annual luncheon, the president and CEO was very specific on what he wanted me to talk.

April 05, 2016 | By Ronda Rich Columnist | Opinion


Volunteers help make April Earth Month

There are many opportunities to volunteer in April as Keep Liberty Beautiful observes Earth Month. From litter cleanups and geocache fun, to environmental education disguised as a festival, there will be plenty to do to thank the Earth.

April 05, 2016 | By Sara Swida Columnist | Opinion


Raymond prepares for his greatest performance

July 4, 1998, is a date that will live in infamy in the annals of Lennox Valley. Let's look back at the events that led up to this remarkable date in Valley history.

April 04, 2016 | By Kevin Slimp Columnist | Opinion


Georgia lawmakers don’t follow the clock

Georgia legislators have some problems when it comes to telling time.

April 01, 2016 | Tom Crawford Syndicated columnist | Opinion


Liberty seniors being deceived on school taxes

Editor,

April 01, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Opinion


Sharing life’s bruises with friends

She is not going to be pleased that I have told you this, but we are all family here, even if some of you consider me the illegitimate stepson of the weird cousin that talks with his mouth full.

March 31, 2016 | Dick Yarbrough Syndicated columnist | Opinion


Kerry finally admits the Islamic State is guilty of genocide

Editor,

March 31, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Opinion


Enhance spring's beauty

Our community is beautiful in the spring with all the flowers and trees blooming. It will be even prettier when we cleanup the litter "decorating" our roads.

March 29, 2016 | By Sara Swida Columnist | Opinion


Radio host has major religious awakening

Truman Capote once said that fame is good for only one thing: "They will cash your check in a small town."

March 28, 2016 | By Kevin Slimp Columnist | Opinion


Truth about seniors and school taxes

Editor, This letter is submitted in response to a recent letter to the editor titled "Seniors shouldn't pay school taxes" (March 9). Based on responses my office received, this letter leads some homeowners to accept Mrs. Dot Moss' information as factual. Some homeowners now question whether they have been denied their proper exemption from the school portion of their property taxes.

March 28, 2016 | Staff Report | Opinion


ESPLOST is good if district spends wisely

Editor,

March 25, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Opinion


The seersucker suit and the Book of Life

From the moment Tink visited the Mississippi Delta, he began to long for a seersucker suit. While men in big cities like Atlanta, Memphis, Birmingham and Nashville wear the lightweight, airy suits in the hot, humid Southern summers, it is the men of the Delta who favor them most and keep them trendy.

March 24, 2016 | By Ronda Rich Columnist | Opinion


What Easter is really about

Editor's note: Continuing a long-standing Holy Week tradition in this space.

March 24, 2016 | By Dick Yarbrough Syndicated columnist | Opinion


Ludowici leaders make ignorant statements

Editor,

March 24, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Opinion


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What’s wrong with Ted Cruz?

Editor,

April 15, 2016 | Staff Report | Opinion


181st school district changing young lives

Even the most casual reader of this space knows that I am bullish on public education. But there is one school system in Georgia that ...

April 15, 2016 | Dick Yarbrough Syndicated columnist | Opinion


Elected officials want to keep you in the dark

Editor's note: This column,which was completed Sunday, was revised to indicate that Gov. Nathan Deal signed Senate Bill 323 into law Monday.

April 14, 2016 | Tom Crawford Syndicated columnist | Opinion


Lawmakers declare their independence

This year's General Assembly session could be described as the one where legislators started to declare their independence from Gov. Nathan Deal.

April 14, 2016 | Tom Crawford Syndicated columnist | Opinion


Hateful rhetoric has consequences

Editor,

April 14, 2016 | By Staff Report | Opinion


It’s the principle, not the individual

Editor's note: This op-ed originally appeared in the Washington Examiner.

April 14, 2016 | Sen. David Perdue | Opinion


McKoon defends ‘religious freedom’ bill

A couple of weeks ago, I was highly critical of the efforts of proponents of the Religious Freedom Restoration Act and particularly of state Sen ...

April 14, 2016 | By Dick Yarbrough Syndicated columnist | Opinion


Earth Day will be a blowout with your help

Could there be anything better than being an environmental educator in April, which is Earth Month? Only one thing could make it even better for ...

April 12, 2016 | By Sara Swida Columnist | Opinion


What is worse than a cranky Yankee

A few years ago, a gentleman went to a lot of trouble to write me a simple letter that he sent to the newspaper where ...

April 12, 2016 | By Ronda Rich Columnist | Opinion


Spring is in air; get busy on your garden

Editor, Greetings, all you seed savers and plant rooters.

April 12, 2016 | Staff Report | Opinion


Raymond's Fourth of July fireworks steal show

Raymond Cooper had been priming the pump all week on his daily radio show, "Renderings With Raymond," as he prepared to carry out his evil ...

April 11, 2016 | By Kevin Slimp Columnist | Opinion


Deal's veto of 'religious liberty' bill wrong

Editor, God help Georgia. Gov. Nathan Deal certainly won't. Deal vetoed the "religious liberty" bill, which is a slap in the face to all ...

April 11, 2016 | Staff Report | Opinion


It's the princple, not the individual

Article II, Section 2 of the Constitution is clear.

April 08, 2016 | By Sen. David Perdue Special to the Courier | Opinion


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