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Medical benefits of coffee, for real?

Lovers of a cup of java first thing in the morning got an extra little pick-me-up with a report that finds that coffee drinkers tend to live longer than their non-coffee-drinking counterparts. ...

May 28, 2012 | Albany Herald | Opinion


Memorial Day is close to us

If you're like most Americans, you're likely spending this weekend celebrating the first full holiday weekend of the summer. Perhaps now that school is out, you're taking a family vacation. Or maybe you're staying at home, happy to escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life. We hope you enjoy the holiday.

May 28, 2012 | Courier editorial | Opinion


A new, electronic age twist on an old evangelical gimmick

I got an email today suggesting that in the November election we should write in "Jesus" for president. This note came from Bill Keller, proclaimed to be the world's leading internet evangelist.

May 24, 2012 | Dwain Walden Guest columnist | Opinion


Open letter to Georgia’s public school teachers

I write to applaud you for having made it through another year in Georgia's public schools. Good for you. Frankly, I wonder sometimes why you do what you do and then I remember that you are changing young lives for the better. Not many of us can make that claim.

May 24, 2012 | Dick Yarbrough Guest columnist | Opinion


Long County sheriff does actually live in the county

Editor, There has been a lot of discussion among the candidates that are running for Long County sheriff regarding my residency. I would like to take this opportunity to set the record straight.

May 23, 2012 | Craig W. Nobles Long County Sheriff | Opinion


South Georgia losing political influence

Going into the 2010 census, it was generally understood that Southwest Georgia, with its population stagnant, would take a political blow once the numbers from the census were used to determine the distribution of seats in the General Assembly and Congress.

May 22, 2012 | Albany Herald | Opinion


Control your weight; don’t rely on others

Imagine the federal government of the United States came to your door with a national security problem - and asked you to handle it.

May 22, 2012 | The Augusta Chronicle | Opinion


Congressional gridlock to continue into foreseeable future

It's hard to understand how members of a lawmaking and policy-making body with an approval rating that's lower than 20 percent can keep their jobs.

May 22, 2012 | The Brunswick News | Opinion


Excited about the future for our graduates

As tassels are pulled from one side of the graduation cap to the other, another generation leaves high school and enters into adulthood.

May 22, 2012 | Joselynn McKenna Columnist | Opinion


Save HOPE, keep students here

More than 100 Long County teenagers this weekend and more than 600 of Liberty County's next weekend will take what likely is one of their first rites of passage into adulthood, walking across stages to receive their high-school diplomas.

May 21, 2012 | Courier editorial | Opinion


Community made scholarships possible

Editor,

May 21, 2012 | Gary Gilliard President/CEO Seven Ministries | Opinion


Tax reform targets online sales

Ed: Hey, Susie. What brings you to the shopping mall today?

May 17, 2012 | State Sen. Buddy Carter Guest columnist | Opinion


Skeeter Skates has lot to learn about politics

Skeeter Skates, owner of Skeeter's Tree Stump Removal and Plow Repair in Metropolitan Pooler, called me this week. That was an historic occasion. Maybe not man-landing on-the-moon historic, but pretty close to it.

May 17, 2012 | Dick Yarbrough Guest columnist | Opinion


Congress should stop taxes on dead soldiers’ debts

In February 2011, Marine Lance Cpl. Andrew Carpenter was shot and killed while on patrol in Afghanistan.

May 16, 2012 | Marietta Daily Journal mdjonline.com | Opinion


Transportation tax vote facing a hostile, confused public

Were it not for jawboning by the state and local chambers of commerce, plus quite a few hometown newspapers such as ours, the ballot question on July 31 regarding a special added penny of sales tax that will run for 10 years solely for transportation projects wouldn't have a prayer of carrying in most of the state. It still may not.

May 15, 2012 | Rome News-Tribune/The Augusta Chronicle | Opinion


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Some on both sides want to stifle the press

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Humor: Where to film the sequel to ‘Animal House’

HOLLYWOOD - God bless America, and how's everybody?

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Humor: Russia behind missing socks

HOLLYWOOD - God bless America, and how's everybody?

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Help homeless kids in our region

Editor:

August 03, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Opinion


From television star to preacher

Mama was always proud for people who pulled themselves up and did well in life. She rooted for them, bragged on them and delighted in ...

August 03, 2017 | By Ronda Rich Syndicated columnist | Opinion


Buddy Carter’s big moment

The biggest political story in the nation, the defeat of Obamacare repeal legislation, featured an unlikely appearance by a person you would never expect to ...

August 02, 2017 | By Tom Crawford Syndicated columnist | Opinion


Lead, follow or get out of the way

Is it just me? Is it my imagination that since the slow poke law was enacted last year, more drivers took it to mean they ...

August 01, 2017 | By Lewis Levine Columnist | Opinion


Downside of heavy rain is stormwater runoff

I have never seen this much rain in the summer. Brief summer thunderstorms are certainly common, but these recently are gullywashers and go on for ...

August 01, 2017 | By Sara Swida Columnist | Opinion


Reading is fundamental to liberty

"Reading is fundamental" was a popular slogan when I was an elementary student in Los Angeles during the 1970s. Today, parents, teachers and tutors stress ...

August 01, 2017 | By Gerard Robinson Guest columnist | Opinion


The knot that tolls for thee

Uh-oh. U.S. Rep. Buddy Carter said somebody needs to snatch a what out of who?

July 31, 2017 | By Jeff Whitten | Opinion


Fighting family violence

Wearing the uniform, the respect, the benefits, the purpose; serving in the United States military is a commitment that comes with great admirability. Military families ...

July 30, 2017 | By Misti Darden Guest columnist | Opinion


Were it not for 'Trees,' this might not be

If you are a regular observer of this space, you are no doubt familiar with the story I am about to share. I have told ...

July 29, 2017 | By Dick Yarbrough Columnist | Opinion


The septic tanks of Glynn

In the news: If you think you're getting overdeveloped in our area, imagine being in Glynn County, where county commissioners recently approved a developer ...

July 28, 2017 | By Jeff Whitten | Opinion


Kemp’s early season errors

When you look over the Republican field of candidates for the governor's race, two names stand out as front runners: Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle ...

July 28, 2017 | By Tom Crawford Syndicated columnist | Opinion


State tax breaks seem only for the wealthy

Is Georgia doling out too many tax breaks?

July 28, 2017 | By Tom Crawford Columnist | Opinion


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