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Budget hearings dominate legislators' week

The work of the 2013 Georgia General Assembly continued last week, even though the House of Representatives and Senate officially were in recess.

January 30, 2013 | By State Rep. Ron Stephens Special to the Courier | Opinion


Many plans for KLB hitting the big 3-0

This year is the 30th anniversary for Keep Liberty Beautiful. KLB is a county program, but is also affiliated with Keep Georgia Beautiful and Keep America Beautiful, which is one of the most successful environmental programs in America.

January 29, 2013 | By Sara Swida Columnist | Opinion


Law-abiding gun owners are not the problem

We had heard that there was a shooting recently at a theater in which an off-duty officer felled a gunman.

January 29, 2013 | Augusta Chronicle | Opinion


Promotion ceremonies are important

Who cares about promotion ceremonies? We all should. For more than 200 years, the United States Army has followed a certain set of traditions. Promotion ceremonies serve as a celebrations for newly promoted soldiers. The purpose of the ceremonies is to render honor, preserve traditions and stimulate esprit de corps.

January 29, 2013 | By Monica Eusebio Guest columnist | Opinion


It's tough to balance family and work

As a working mom, I've come to the conclusion that it's nearly impossible to strike a perfect balance between career and family. Don't get me wrong - I knew it would be tough. I just figured that I'd get the routine down to a science after a few months. I was wrong.

January 28, 2013 | By Hollie Moore Barnidge Columnist | Opinion


Perception should help locate planning workshop

The controversial Liberty Countywide Planning Workshop once again became a topic of conversation last week.

January 28, 2013 | Staff report | Opinion


Lawmakers getting message on lobbying

Don't look now, but I think you are beginning to have some impact on the issue of unlimited lobbying expenditures in the Legislature.

January 24, 2013 | By Dick Yarbrough Columnist | Opinion


Manna House does not base eligibility on age

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January 24, 2013 | Staff Report | Opinion


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


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A young girl and the Georgia Bulldogs

It was an undeniable blessing when I, a college kid and part-time sports writer, was given the assignment to cover a University of Georgia football ...

January 08, 2018 | Ronda Rich | Opinion


Let your Christmas tree keep living on

Nothing is worse in January than the sad looking Christmas tree awaiting its fate in the new year.

January 08, 2018 | By Sara Swida Columnist | Opinion


Bottom line on tax bill

To listen to the Democrats, the American middle class will be lucky to survive the Republican tax bill.

January 06, 2018 | By Rich Lowry Columnist | Opinion


Welcome to the year of the Dog

2018 is the Year of the Dog. That is, if you're Asian and follow the Chinese zodiac. It rotates between the Rat, Ox, Tiger ...

January 06, 2018 | By Bob Franken Columnist | Opinion


2018 will be a year of change in Georgia

This will be a year of major change in Georgia politics.

January 05, 2018 | By Tom Crawford Columnist | Opinion


Next time you see a whale...

Editor: The picture of the whale breaching on the front page of your Dec. 30 edition of the paper is a once in a lifetime ...

January 04, 2018 | Staff Report | Opinion


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