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Legislators crammed a lot into first week

• Day 1 - Monday, Jan. 14: Although we have been out of session since March 29 of last year, it seems that I spent more time in Atlanta than at home during the interim. There only have been two two-week periods when I didn't have to come to the Capitol at least once during the week.

January 23, 2013 | By State Sen. Buddy Carter Special to the Courier | Opinion


Parents must help kids find identity

I am not a Southerner. Born and raised in St. Louis, Mo., I'm a Midwesterner and a city dweller through and through. I'll take a bustling metropolitan downtown area brimming with shops, restaurants and culture to a sandy, sunny stretch of beach any day. After 10 years of living in the Coastal Georgia and South Carolina region, my opinion hasn't changed, and it's not likely to. There are a few Southern customs I'll never get used to, and many who know me would say I have the patience of a Yankee - that is, I have ...

January 22, 2013 | By Hollie Moore Barnidge Managing editor | Opinion


Thank Obama for gun-sales boom

Obama to thank for gun-sales boom

January 21, 2013 | Marietta Daily Journal | Opinion


Communities should have welcoming entrances

Gateways to our county and towns welcome people in to our community. They are like the entryways to our homes. We want them to be inviting so that friends, neighbors and families will feel welcome when they visit.

January 21, 2013 | By Sara Swida Columnist | Opinion


What fiscal-cliff deal tells about Congress

Ordinarily, the start of a new Congress is a time for optimism. Fresh faces and a purposeful spirit combine to get Congress off to a hope-filled start.

January 21, 2013 | By Lee Hamilton Columnist | Opinion


Budget, school safety, guns on legislative agenda

We began the 2013 legislative session under the Gold Dome in the Georgia General Assembly on Monday. My focus is on our district. Many different items and topics are on the agenda - a balanced budget for Georgia, school safety, gun-related proposals and ethics reform.

January 17, 2013 | By State Rep. Ron Stephens Special to the Courier | Opinion


Thanks for supporting church's Christmas store

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January 16, 2013 | Staff Report | Opinion


Newspapers' reporting empowers us

I had the privilege of being with a group of newspaper publishers at the Georgia Press Association's winter gathering in Atlanta this week. It was one of those times I wish my mama and daddy still were around to see the crowd their little boy is hanging out with these days. Mama would be pleased. Daddy would be surprised.

January 16, 2013 | By Dick Yarbrough Columnist | Opinion


OMI contract costs city of Hinesville more than it is worth

Editor, I am writing in reference to the article in last Sunday's paper about the OMI contract. I cannot understand why the city of Hinesville is paying some contractor to oversee the city's public works. The OMI contract is what is costing the city of Hinesville millions of dollars every year.

January 15, 2013 | Joseph Kelly Allenhurst | Opinion


Midway needs to make a few New Year’s resolutions

This is the time of year when we make resolutions that we hope will make us healthier, wiser, richer and more considerate. So why shouldn't a city also have resolutions? If I were making the resolutions for Midway, here is what I would resolve to do:

January 15, 2013 | Len Calderone Guest columnist | Opinion


Involve your church in “Souper Bowl” activities to help feed the needy

Editor, Feb. 3, 2013, is Super Bowl Sunday - a time of parties and celebrations. It is almost a national holiday.

January 14, 2013 | Charles R. Rogers, president Manna House board of directors | Opinion


Teach children personal responsibility early in life

Twice in recent weeks, I've exited the interstate on my daily commute and noticed - in two different places - bags of scattered fast-food rubbish lying in the grass by the side of the road. Both times, the remnants of children's meals - milk cartons and telltale cartoon-character packaging - were among the discarded cartons and wrappers. This tells me that children likely witnessed adults irresponsibly disposing of trash. How sad.

January 14, 2013 | Hollie Moore Barnidge Courier managing editor | Opinion


House majority puts ideology above people

In politics, as in most things, it's not about the guts of an issue - what's good or bad about it - but how the guts look. Seasoned viewers of politics know making law is akin to making sausage. Not a pretty sight. But just as the new year dawned, House Republicans brought out the meat grinders, stuffer machines and casings for all to see. The House GOP majority allowed itself to get caught up in yet another example that reinforces the impression that it cares more about ideology than real people in need.

January 13, 2013 | Macon Telegraph Online: www.macon.com | Opinion


Don’t make mountains of molehills

Editor, The recent Courier articles and subsequent opinions concerning the swearing in of elected officials leave me with mixed emotions - one of joy, the other sadness and dismay.

January 10, 2013 | Bruce A. McCartney Trade Hill community | Opinion


Fiscal-cliff ‘fix’ misses mark

When negotiations began over averting the fiscal cliff, the ultimate goal was supposed to be two-part: addressing tax increases and reducing the deficit.

January 10, 2013 | Jack Kingston U.S. representative | Opinion


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Men, women still have way to go

In 1968, Phillip Morris decided the time had come to market cigarettes toward women, who had begun to make discernible social progress and were finally ...

November 21, 2017 | By Bob Franken Columnist | Opinion


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