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Academician got it right about Woman Who Shares My Name

Several of you got a chuckle over my recent observations on a survey from the College of Family and Consumer Sciences at the University of Georgia that says a good way to improve your marriage is to show gratitude to your spouse. As one reader told me, groveling doesn't hurt either.

November 26, 2015 | By Dick Yarbrough Columnist | Opinion


Giving thanks for those we love

An email arrived in the middle of the night back in August. Its message was to tell me that Randy Parks, one of the dearest friends of my life, was back in the hospital with congestive heart failure.

November 25, 2015 | By Ronda Rich Columnist | Opinion


What should Georgia do with refugees?

Gov. Nathan Deal was adamant when he signed an executive order declaring that no Syrian refugees will be allowed to set foot in Georgia.

November 25, 2015 | By Tom Crawford Columnist | Opinion


New traffic light is big deal in small town

Editor's note: A new feature in our newspaper is a weekly serial named "The Good Folks of Lennox Valley," written by Kevin Slimp. Kevin says the original idea for the serial came while visiting with a friend from the small town of Lennox, South Dakota, several years ago. For five years, he jotted ideas concerning the folks who lived in his fictional hometown and eventually put those ideas into stories you can read each week in this and scores of other newspapers across the country.

November 23, 2015 | By Kevin Slimp Columnist | Opinion


U.S. should not take in Syrian refugees

Editor, How do you commit mass suicide? You bring 10,000 Syrian refugees into the country, as the present administration wants to do. Homeland Security has stated that they are unable to perform proper background checks. Given the abysmal security situation in Syria and the fact that the United States does not maintain a permanent diplomatic presence in the country, it's difficult for U.S. authorities to gather the information they need to thoroughly vet a Syrian applicant.

November 23, 2015 | Staff Report | Opinion


Hinesville still has hospitality

Editor, I came to live in the Hinesville area in 1970, when Hinesville was 6,500 population, and Liberty County was 17,000. Then Fort Stewart was activated, and now Hinesville is greater than 34,000, and Liberty County is greater than 64,000.

November 21, 2015 | Staff Report | Opinion


Support Veterans Memorial Walk

Editor, We had a well-attended Veterans Memorial Walk groundbreaking on Saturday, Nov. 7. It is exciting to see four years of work come to fruition.

November 19, 2015 | Staff Report | Opinion


Unsubstantiated, anonymous sources have no place in journalism

I can't guarantee that I got all the commas where they belong today, but I can guarantee that what you read here is my opinion laid out for all to see.

November 19, 2015 | By Dick Yarbrough Columnist | Opinion


College students, coaches get upper hand

There was an interesting role reversal at the University of Missouri last week.

November 19, 2015 | By Tom Crawford Columnist | Opinion


Legal community mourns loss of Gary Bacon

Editor, On behalf of the State Bar of Georgia, I would like to express condolences to the family, colleagues and many friends of attorney Gary A. Bacon of St. Marys on his recent and very untimely passing.

November 17, 2015 | Staff Report | Opinion


Recycling can save you money and the world its resources

Sunday was America Recycles Day. ARD encourages Americans to recycle and buy recycled products.

November 17, 2015 | By Sara Swida Columnist | Opinion


New GDOT board chair introduces herself

Transportation has always been the driving force of a thriving economy. Here in Georgia, the same holds true. Transportation touches the lives of everyone every day, from people going to work and parents bringing their kids to soccer practice to farmers getting their crops to market and visitors traveling here to experience this wonderful state.

November 17, 2015 | By Emily Dunn Guest columnist | Opinion


Reader endorses Frasier for mayor

Editor, Thank you for allowing me to share my first political experience. I have always voted, but I never did much research on the candidates, until now. I joined #TeamFrasier after listening to Charles Frasier speak about Hinesville at the first kickoff meeting. It was clear to me that he had a true love for this city and he wanted to continue to be a part of the future growth. One point Charles Frasier spoke about was his vision to make Hinesville a place our children will want to come back to and raise their families. A place they can ...

November 16, 2015 | Staff Report | Opinion


The joy of book shopping in person

It was in Oxford, Mississippi, that it came to me so clearly. I knew it, of course. I had known it since I was a child skirted in gingham innocence and trimmed with inexperience.

November 16, 2015 | By Ronda Rich Columnist | Opinion


Candidate thanks people for support

As a candidate of this year's city of Riceboro election, I take this time to give words of thanks to the following: Thank you to the city of Riceboro citizens who graciously supported me during the election.

November 11, 2015 | Louise Brown | Opinion


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Liberty celebrates County Government Month

Liberty County celebrated National County Government Month with a variety of activities throughout April. This was our fourth year participating in the National Association of ...

May 10, 2016 | By Bob Sprinkel Assistant County Administrator | Opinion


'Magic trucks' really just spread litter

The perfect ending to a hectic day: Yesterday, on the way home, I got behind one of those "magic" trucks.

May 09, 2016 | By Sara Swida Columnist | Opinion


Beatrice Justice keeps everyone guessing

Looking over the attendance pads from her first Sunday service, new Methodist Pastor Sarah Hyden-Smith read, "Claire Lapella." Next to the name, the box marked ...

May 09, 2016 | By Kevin Slimp Columnist | Opinion


Ludacris’ demands for G-Day performance were ludricrous and UGA accepted them

Okay, Georgia Tech fans, give me your best shot. I asked for it.

May 06, 2016 | Staff Report | Opinion


Teachers and substitutes often taken for granted

The first week of May marks the National Education Association's National Teacher Appreciation Week, which exists, in part, because teachers are too often thankless ...

May 06, 2016 | By Kendley Davenport | Opinion


It has been a strange election year

When friends ask if I'm ever going to retire as a working journalist, I respond, "how can I leave when I'm having so ...

May 05, 2016 | By Tom Crawford Syndicated columnist | Opinion


Stop the liberal insanity

Editor, I can't help it. I just have to write about the insanity that is engulfing our country today. In my 70-plus years, I ...

May 03, 2016 | Staff Report | Opinion


Zell Miller's mama: Strong mountain woman

The honorable Zell Miller of Young Harris was raised by a remarkable mountain woman. Folks around those parts called her "Miss Birdie," while her son ...

May 03, 2016 | By Ronda Rich Columnist | Opinion


Advice for Sarah Hyden-Smith, new pastor

It had been nine days since the Rev. Sarah Hyden-Smith made her first appearance in the pulpit of Lennox Valley Methodist Church. Her schedule was ...

May 02, 2016 | By Kevin Slimp Columnist | Opinion


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