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Investing in people is not snooping

Over the course of many years, I have spent a lot of time in hospital waiting rooms hoping for good news and, at the same time, dreading the bad. I can remember clearly moments of time suspended by a pounding fear resounding in my ears like a thunderous cannon firing relentlessly.

June 14, 2016 | By Ronda Rich Columnist | Opinion

Have you been feeding monsters?

There are monsters lurking around our cities. No, not zombies, but they are just as devastating. These monsters create havoc on our environment because citizens are feeding them.

June 14, 2016 | By Sara Swida Columnist | Opinion

Armed with truth, editor ponders strategy

In all the years Iris Long had served as editor of Hometown News, she had never felt faint while covering a story. Never, that is, until she stood on Marvin Walsh's porch and listened as Elbert Lee Jones placed the blame for inflated egg prices directly on the shoulders of Raymond Cooper, local celebrity and aspiring politician.

June 13, 2016 | By Kevin Slimp Columnist | Opinion

Tip on preventing thefts from autos

People entering automobiles and taking things that don't belong to them has become all too common. The Hinesville Police Department has handled a number of cases that could have been avoided if certain precautions had been taken. Most thefts from automobiles are crimes of opportunity through unlocked doors and open windows.

June 13, 2016 | By George Stagmeier Guest columnist | Opinion

DOT: Please pardon our progress

It's springtime in Georgia and summer is around the corner. It is a time when we welcome visitors to our great state, and we start thinking about hitting the roads with family and friends for fun and vacations. For the Georgia Department of Transportation, this also means it's time for road work. GDOT forecasts one of the busiest construction seasons that Georgia has seen in a long time, and we want you to know what work we've scheduled, so you can plan ahead.

June 13, 2016 | By Russell McMurry Guest columnist | Opinion

Some good guys leave the Capitol playing field

We've spent a lot of time talking about people running for office this year, but I want to note the departure of a few who are running away from public office.

June 10, 2016 | Tom Crawford Syndicated columnist | Opinion

Liberty Transit does not have enough routes


June 09, 2016 | Staff Report | Opinion

UGA athletic director does right thing

I haven't met University of Georgia Athletic Director Greg McGarity, but I give him high marks for the way he has handled the blowback from the ludicrous Ludacris debacle.

June 08, 2016 | Dick Yarbrough Syndicated columnist | Opinion

Someone is watching, so make your place attractive

Someone is watching you. Whether you are a business or a neighborhood or just a homeowner, someone around you notices how your property looks and whether you are taking care of it.

June 07, 2016 | By Sara Swida Columnist | Opinion

Reformed Yankee loves Southern connections

Sitting in for Ronda Rich this week is her husband, John Tinker ... "Tink"

June 07, 2016 | By John Tinker Guest columnist | Opinion

Renewable energy must be our future

Earth is not ours to simply take from and destroy. Do we not share responsibility in stewarding what God has provided? During this now lengthy life, I have learned a few lessons: What I take for granted can be taken away, awakening me to improper care and attention to matters of great importance.

June 06, 2016 | By Clay Sikes Guest columnist | Opinion

Egg farmers have some 'splainin' to do

Raymond Cooper was feeling pretty good about himself as he took to the airways on Friday, July 17, 1998. After all, with just five weeks until the mayoral election, Cooper felt like he could almost hear the victory celebration that would take place at the VFW Post on Highway 11, just south of town.

June 06, 2016 | By Kevin Slimp Columnist | Opinion

Playing the name game in Georgia

It is the policy of this modest and much-beloved columnist to give you in-depth analysis of the really important issues taking place in our nation. I will leave presidential politics to The New York Times writers, who think their sweat doesn't stink, and that guy on MSNBC who looks like the Pillsbury Doughboy. Here, we cover just the big stuff.

June 02, 2016 | Dick Yarbrough Syndicated columnist | Opinion

City discourages residents from picking up trash


May 31, 2016 | Robert J. Wetmore Letter to the Editor | Opinion

Stabler and the righteous renegades

When I was a young sports writer, just beginning an education on the world of sports and the men who made the majors great, I was fascinated with NFL quarterback Kenny Stabler.

May 31, 2016 | By Ronda Rich Columnist | Opinion

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Hurricane evacuation preparedness is key

There are several lists available across the web that help you prepare for a hurricane.

October 05, 2016 | By Kristian M. Johanson Guest columnist | Opinion

Learning from the Great Depression

It was the Great Depression that shaped my parents and would, in the years to come, shape my life as well. Because they saw first-hand ...

October 04, 2016 | By Ronda Rich Columnist | Opinion

Help for state's working poor

On any given day in Georgia, hundreds of working families walk through the doors of nonprofit food banks in our communities. A young mom earning ...

October 04, 2016 | By Wes Tharpe Guest columnist | Opinion

Snuff out cigarette litter

In the past decade, cigarette smoking in America has decreased 28 percent, yet cigarette butts still remain the most littered item in the U.S ...

October 04, 2016 | By Sara Swida Columnist | Opinion

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