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Hogs make a political statement

Some say it was an act of God. Others claim it was a political conspiracy. Fair officials blamed it on a faulty latch.

December 19, 2016 | By Kevin Slimp Columnist | Opinion


Who thought up taxing property on post?

Editor: Who thought this up?

December 19, 2016 | Staff Report | Opinion


Time for Georgia to embrace space race

America said goodbye last week to one of its great national heroes, John Glenn. For many Americans, John Glenn embodied the American spirit. Honorably serving his country as a fighter pilot in two wars, as a Navy test pilot, an astronaut and a United States Senator, John Glenn answered the call every time his nation needed him.

December 17, 2016 | By State Rep. Jason Spencer Guest columnist | Opinion


Vicksburg reminds that war is cruel

It did not turn out as I intended. Somehow, Tink managed to turn it into what he, with gleeful satisfaction - that is the only way to say it with unvarnished truth though he now says otherwise - called "The Victory Tour."

December 17, 2016 | By Ronda Rich Columnist | Opinion


Dear Santa, please help our teachers

Dear Santa Claus: I am going to forego my usual letter requesting snarky gifts for the humor-impaired. I expect there will be other opportunities in the future to gig them. One thing about the humor-impaired, they are like houseflies. They never go away.

December 16, 2016 | By Dick Yarbrough Columnist | Opinion


Midway investigation needed

Editor, For three years, I wrote the Midway Perspective, detailing the misdeeds of the mayor and city council. I finally gave up because there was a lack of interest by the citizens of Midway. Because of the failure of the citizens overseeing them, the mayor and city council just does whatever they want even if what they do is not in the best interest of its employees and residents, such as spending $1 million for a city hall that they don't deserve.

December 16, 2016 | Staff Report | Opinion


Offers the Donfather has refused

Oh, the games the Donfather is playing. He does know how to take his pound of flesh.

December 15, 2016 | By Bob Franken Columnist | Opinion


Early present for speak Ralston

It isn't quite Christmas Day, but Rep. David Ralston, R-Blue Ridge, the speaker of the Georgia House, has already received probably the best gift he ever got in his life.

December 15, 2016 | By Tom Crawford Columnist | Opinion


Happenstance or divine intervention?

During my lifetime, I've been invited to the White House for dinner with the president, dated an actual princess from a real country, walked across the Rio Grande to swim in the hot springs of Mexico, lived through two earthquakes and driven through more tornadoes than I can remember.

December 15, 2016 | By Kevin Slimp Columnist | Opinion


Reduce your risk of toxic exposure

As we count down the days to Christmas, remember that this holiday season creates extra risks of toxic exposure with decorations, candles and wrapping. Here are some ways to reduce those risks:

December 13, 2016 | By Sara Swida Columnist | Opinion


History's keen sense of humor

President Barack Obama won't explicitly say that Donald Trump is on the wrong side of history, but surely he believes it.

December 13, 2016 | By Rich Lowry | Opinion


Democrats get schooled

Wow, what a surprise the Electoral College was! Who knew that a candidate could win the race for the presidency even though he didn't get a majority of the actual national vote, like Donald Trump did? Somehow, that possibility evaded all the advisers buzzing around Hillary Clinton, who constantly and smugly assured everyone that they were the modern experts with the superior grasp of data, so worry not about Trump defeating Clinton.

December 12, 2016 | By Bob Franken Columnist | Opinion


Plight of black landowners is real

Editor: Below is an excerpt from an article at www.BBC.com, which was shared this week on Facebook:

December 12, 2016 | Staff Report | Opinion


An open letter to Rep. Buddy Carter

Dear Rep. Buddy Carter:

December 10, 2016 | By Roy Hubbard Special to the Courier | Opinion


Tom Price and health care

Back when he was serving in the Georgia Senate, Tom Price acquired a nickname among the capitol crowd: Ned Flanders.

December 09, 2016 | By Tom Crawford Syndicated columnist | Opinion


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Volunteer to help clean up the county

The last few weeks have been busy for Keep Liberty Beautiful volunteers.

March 14, 2017 | By Sara Swida Columnist | Opinion


Changing consumer protection is bad idea

Editor: Senators Isakson and Perdue have proposed a bill for turning control of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) over to Congressional oversight rather than ...

March 13, 2017 | Staff Report | Opinion


Deconstruct the administrative state

Steve Bannon blew a dog whistle for constitutional conservatives when he spoke of "deconstructing the administrative state" at the Conservative Political Action Conference.

March 12, 2017 | By Rich Lowry Columnist | Opinion


Muckraking is tradition in America

OK, OK, OK, you say. Enough already. We in the media have made our point. In fact, we have made it ad nauseum. We are ...

March 11, 2017 | By Bob Franken Columnist | Opinion


Darts and daisies, daisies and darts

At my first paper some 20 years ago there was a middle-aged, bespectacled and be-permed teacher named Ginger something-or-the other who regularly wrote a column ...

March 11, 2017 | By Jeff Whitten | Opinion


Learn about the new chamber

As a spouse of a retired U.S. Army veteran, I have traveled the world and in my travels I have achieved many successes.

March 10, 2017 | By Sabrina Newby Guest columnist | Opinion


Legislation targets low-performing schools

Don't look now, but the initiative to deal with low-performing schools in Georgia has taken a big step toward becoming law. Last week, the ...

March 10, 2017 | By Dick Yarbrough Columnist | Opinion


School board has gotta be kidding with payout

Editor: Either your reporting of the "BoE, superintendent to part ways June 30" had an error or this is another one of those "you gotta ...

March 10, 2017 | Staff Report | Opinion


Shaking the money tree

The General Assembly session is more than two-thirds done and on track to adjournment.

March 09, 2017 | By Tom Crawford Columnist | Opinion


Crossover Day is benchmark for Georgia legislation

The Georgia General Assembly ended the week on what is known as "Crossover Day." This is the 28th legislative day in which bills that passed ...

March 09, 2017 | By State Sen. Ben Watson Special to the Courier | Opinion


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