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Prayer isn't only for times of tragedy

Last week was a difficult time for our country. With the marathon bombing in Boston and the subsequent violence and manhunt for the suspects, the ricin-laced letters sent to our president and a Republican senator, and now the horrible fertilizer explosion in Texas, it has been a week that always will be remembered.

April 23, 2013 | By Mike Riddle Columnist | Opinion


Being apart, even for a day, is hard

My daughter made it through her first week at daycare, and I think she might have handled it better than I did. As my family piled in the car Monday morning to drop Reese off, I grappled with a sense of dread. I had known this day was coming, and I'd tried my best to prepare for it. But as I dressed her, fed her and strapped her into her car seat, I fought back tears.

April 23, 2013 | By Hollie Moore Barnidge Columnist | Opinion


Sixth-grader loves newspapers

I always have liked print newspapers. Partly what inspired me was an American Girl movie about a 9-year-old girl living in the 1930s during the Great Depression. Her name is Kit Kittredge.

April 23, 2013 | By Isabell DeMarco Special to the Courier | Opinion


Independence made me who I am

Nicole and I were working out together one day and for some reason, she brought up a self-help, faith-related book we had both read. The thesis, basically, is how men are born with wild hearts, which should be admired not restrained by women.

April 22, 2013 | By Ronda Rich Columnist | Opinion


Liberty Earth Day needs 'doers,' not 'talkers'

Many people talk a good game about caring for the environment. We hear politicians and Hollywood types and all sorts of "activists" telling us regular folks how to take care of the earth. Sometimes it just cracks me up. One of my favorite environmentalists - and, believe me, I am being very sarcastic - flies around in private jets all the time selling books about the environment and telling people what they should be doing to take care of the environment. Oh yes, he also flits around in his private jets to visit his numerous 10,000-14,000-square-foot homes, too. And this ...

April 22, 2013 | By Sara Swida Columnist | Opinion


Just what is BRAC?

The term BRAC, or base realignment and closure, is familiar to many of us, especially military families and those living in proximity to military bases.

April 18, 2013 | By Friends of Fort Stewart/Hunter Special to the Courier | Opinion


Random thoughts on random subjects

It turns out that you can go home again.

April 17, 2013 | By Dick Yarbrough Columnist | Opinion


'Good, bad, ugly' of ethics reform

"Ethics is knowing the difference between what you have a right to do and what is right to do."

April 16, 2013 | By State Sen. Buddy Carter Special to the Courier | Opinion


No lack of choices for new parents

My daughter continues down her road of "firsts." With Reese's first birthday less than two weeks away, she is becoming more mobile and more communicative. She says "mama" now, and my husband I suspect she may being trying to say cat, although it comes out as "tat."

April 16, 2013 | By Hollie Moore Barnidge Columnist | Opinion


Tackling litter is community job

I wonder sometimes if people who litter think that the fast-food bags or cigarette butts they toss or let blow out of their vehicles just magically disappear. Poof - they are gone!

April 16, 2013 | By Sara Swida Columnist | Opinion


Don't mock how Southerners talk

There I was, sitting at my desk, writing away, bothering no one when my phone rang. It was Hollywood calling.

April 15, 2013 | By Ronda Rich Columnist | Opinion


Senators right to not filibuster gun vote

Bravo to Sens. Johnny Isakson and Saxby Chambliss for declining to play the children's game of Simon Says with their political party. Such blatant display of individualism and individual thought on Capitol Hill could be contagious and suggests there may be hope for this nation yet.

April 15, 2013 | The Brunswick News | Opinion


Re-evaluate infrastructure needs

T-SPLOST may be dead and buried by voters in our region, but that doesn't mean the problems that prompted its appearance on the ballot last year have gone away.

April 15, 2013 | Staff Report | Opinion


You have to love community papers

Most of them are small, although there are two or three larger ones with pictures of my show calves and me. All of them are slightly yellowed and somewhat worn by the weight of many years.

April 11, 2013 | By Larry Walker Guest columnist | Opinion


Top secret equestrian team at UGA

It's the best University of Georgia athletic team you have likely never heard of. It has won five national titles and goes into next week's national championships one of the favorites to win it all again. It's home record is 44-1. It's a model for what all intercollegiate athletics should be but, alas, are not. It brings great credit to its university but has had a hard time getting the recognition due from the media and from those who claim to bleed red and black. It deserves better because its record is better than most of ...

April 10, 2013 | By Dick Yarbrough Columnist | Opinion


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Senate ends session with budget bill

The 154th General Assembly has officially come to completion and it was a great honor to represent you in the state Senate again this year ...

April 03, 2018 | Sen. Ben Watson | Opinion


The Second Amendment and guns

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April 03, 2018 | Staff Report | Opinion


Plant Vogtle: crown jewel or sow's ear?

When Georgia utility regulators last December gave the Georgia Power Company a green light to keep charging customers to build two nuclear power plants at ...

April 02, 2018 | By Peter A. Bradford Guest columnist | Opinion


Candidate's stance on guns, NRA

Editor: I received mail recently that I want to share with my neighbors in Georgia Senate District 1, where I am running to be your ...

March 31, 2018 | Staff Report | Opinion


We live in interesting times, eh?

By now, you've likely read about the Liberty County sheriff's deputy who cuffed a kid as part of a career day demonstration.

March 31, 2018 | Jeff Whitten Coastal Courier | Opinion


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