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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


The importance of hospice care

November is National Hospice and Palliative Care Month, and I encourage everyone to increase their understanding and awareness of care at the end of life.

November 11, 2015 | Staff Report | Opinion


Say goodbye to Pinkie’s, a Savannah institution

From one of my favorite cities, Savannah, comes the sad news that Pinkie Master's Lounge will close at the end of the year.

November 11, 2015 | Tom Crawford | Opinion


Thanks, UGA, for study on marital bliss

There are many good things happening at my alma mater, the University of Georgia, these days. Unfortunately, not much of it is occurring on the football field. But please remember that football is only a game and that we are first and foremost an academic institution. (I usually say that when we lose to Florida. I don't say that on the rare occasions when we lose to the You-Know-Where Institute of Technology. That is because I go into a fetal position. It is hard to say anything meaningful when in a fetal position.)

November 11, 2015 | Dick Yarbrough | Opinion


It takes time to be a proper Southerner

It takes a lot of time to be the proper Southerner, the kind respected for thoughtfulness and kindness. In fact, it takes so much time that it's looking like I may have to give up my job just to act like Mama raised me and Daddy expected.

November 10, 2015 | By Ronda Rich Columnist | Opinion


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Plant a tree for Arbor Day

In our little corner of the world, trees are an essential part of life. We may take them for granted, but if they were not ...

February 02, 2016 | By Sara Swida Columnist | Opinion


On being orphaned late in life

No one, regardless of how old we are, likes to be an orphan. It feels oddly like a ship that has been securely moored in ...

February 02, 2016 | By Ronda Rich Columnist | Opinion


It's probably best to stay on Claire's good side

Perry Pratt was the kind of man everyone would want living in their hometown. As owner of Valley Country Store, Perry was a friend of ...

February 01, 2016 | By Kevin Slimp Columnist | Opinion


Grumpy pol seeks to support disabled people

Republican State Sen. Fran Millar represents Georgia's 40th District in the north Atlanta suburbs and is not your typical glad-handing, hail-fellow-well-met kind of politician ...

January 28, 2016 | By Dick Yarbrough Columnist | Opinion


Who wins in this fight over freedom?

This is a fight over "freedom" that legislators don't really need. It's a fight they could have avoided. But it seems to be ...

January 27, 2016 | By Tom Crawford Columnist | Opinion


Here is why your tax bill is late

Editor, The end of the year comes with the very important duty for the Tax Commissioner's Office to issue property tax notices to our ...

January 27, 2016 | Staff Report | Opinion


Hollywood gets it wrong -- again

It was a rare, precious afternoon for me. Dixie Dew and I were settled deeply into an easy chair with legs flopped across the ottoman ...

January 26, 2016 | By Ronda Rich Columnist | Opinion


De-clutter your life for a fresh new year

This is a great month for de-cluttering your life. Although any month will do, January is a fresh year.

January 26, 2016 | By Sara Swida Columnist | Opinion


Radio host calms listeners' nerves

Her intentions were innocent enough as Claire Lapella purchased her very first copy of The Lennox Valley Hometown News on Tuesday, May 5, 1998. She ...

January 25, 2016 | By Kevin Slimp Columnist | Opinion


Jefferson's words continue to ring true

Editor, One of the greatest statesmen this country has ever known is Thomas Jefferson, who lived from April 13, 1743, to July 4, 1826. He ...

January 24, 2016 | Staff Report | Opinion


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