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Humor: What riding a mechanical bull tells about you

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

December 27, 2017 | By Argus Hamilton Columnist | Opinion


Mulch your tree to stay green

The Christmas tree is such an iconic part of modern Christmas celebrations. Do you ever consider how it became such an integral part of how we celebrate our holidays?

December 26, 2017 | By Sara Swida Columnist | Opinion


Humor: Flying Amtrak, difference in political parties

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

December 25, 2017 | By Argus Hamilton Columnist | Opinion


I wish I had been there

These words are dedicated to the memory of my friend, the late Otis Brumby Jr., publisher of the Marietta Daily Journal. He encouraged me to run this column each Christmas season. It is also dedicated to those who believe.

December 24, 2017 | By Dick Yarbrough Columnist | Opinion


1984 showing up 33 years late?

Editor: 1984 has issued an apology for showing up 33 years late. Although tardy to the party, it made a big splash last week when it did arrive with the order from the Trump administration to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention that its personnel can no longer use the following eight words in any research papers, warnings or other communications with the public:

December 23, 2017 | Staff Report | Opinion


'Twas the week before Christmas

"T'was the week before Christmas,

December 22, 2017 | By Victor Pisano Columnist | Opinion


Thanks, and see you next year

Editor: The board of directors of Seven Ministries of Liberty County, Inc. would like to once again thank the community for helping make our Annual Christmas Giveaway a success.

December 22, 2017 | Staff Report | Opinion


A good but unrealistic goal for rural Georgia

A group of legislators called the Rural Development Council spent several months looking for ideas to reverse the flow of people and businesses away from Georgia's rural counties.

December 22, 2017 | By Tom Crawford Columnist | Opinion


Humor: We shall fight them on Twitter

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

December 21, 2017 | By Argus Hamilton Columnist | Opinion


Season's greetings for Christmas eating

If you are not feeling the Christmas spirit by now, you might better start looking for a visit from some Christmas spirits (I mean the ghostly kind, but for some folks, the bottled kind might be helpful, too) to get the Scrooge out of your system.

December 19, 2017 | By Sara Swida Columnist | Opinion


Councilwoman has toy drive

Editor: City of Hinesville Councilwoman of District 3 Vicky Nelson hosted a successful toy drive on Dec. 9 at Irene B. Thomas Park to benefit the Coastal Georgia Area Community Action Authority.

December 18, 2017 | Staff Report | Opinion


Trying to see both sides of commission raises

You know this already, but here goes.

December 18, 2017 | By Jeff Whitten | Opinion


Let the church bells ring, Hinesville

Dear Hinesville community family: After more than 35 years of service, the church bells at First Presbyterian Church are in need of restoration and replacement. For centuries, bells have played a major role in our lives - giving voice to the church. It's a tradition that runs deep and inspires the whole community. Our bells at First Presbyterian Church ring on Sunday mornings to call our Hinesville family to remember that God is in our midst and all are welcome at His table. This is the Day when we put aside everything else to turn our attention toward God. We ...

December 18, 2017 | By Miriam Hudson Guest columnist | Opinion


The two Trumps

The president of the United States wakes up some mornings seemingly determined to convince as many people as possible that he's unsuited to high office. Fortunately for him, he has a Twitter account allowing him to act on this impulse immediately and without any filter.

December 16, 2017 | By Rich Lowry Columnist | Opinion


Humor: Roy Moore, Gloria Allred and Dennis Rodman

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

December 15, 2017 | By Argus Hamilton Columnist | Opinion


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New approach to an old problem

Why would we try solving society's most ancient problems with worn-out solutions? Sexual harassment and assault are as old as any issue can get ...

December 31, 2017 | By Bob Franken Columnist | Opinion


Give Trump credit where it is due

Republicans have tried, on and off, to open the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge for oil drilling since the 1980s. The effort has always engendered intense ...

December 30, 2017 | By Rich Lowry Columnist | Opinion


As the year swiftly goes bye-bye

Observations at the end of a year, apropos of nothing much.

December 29, 2017 | By Jeff Whitten | Opinion


You can't fix stupid PSC

When Georgia legislators passed a bill a few years ago to make fireworks legal, I remember talking to one of the bill's supporters.

December 29, 2017 | By Tom Crawford Columnist | Opinion


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