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Rivers Alive battles travelling trash

Trash travels. That is why Keep Liberty Beautiful is running our local Rivers Alive campaign for 2013.

October 29, 2013 | By Sara Swida Columnist | Opinion


How to improve future sessions

One of the more amazing spectacles in the days after the government shutdown ended was the obsession in Washington with who won and who lost in the showdown. Yes, the capital is focused on next year's elections, but honestly! There was only one real loser, and that was the American people.

October 29, 2013 | By Lee Hamilton Columnist | Opinion


Don't fall for silly scheme

Editor, Citizens of Hinesville beware. There is a company that goes by the name Registered Disbursement Division, and it is sending out letters stating that you have already won large sums of money and all you must do is send them $20 or $25 to process the check.

October 28, 2013 | Staff Report | Opinion


Junior analyzes reaction to shutdown

I called Junior E. Lee, general manager of the Yarbrough Worldwide Media and Pest Control Company in greater Garfield to see what kind of reactions he was getting from the public to the recent shutdown of the federal government.

October 24, 2013 | By Dick Yarbrough Columnist | Opinion


Put officials pay on hold will end crisis

Editor, Why is the country in this continuing resolution/debt-limit mess?

October 23, 2013 | Staff Report | Opinion


Thanks for helping family in time of need

Editor, There are no words to express my sincere gratitude for the outpouring of love, care and concern after the loss of my daughter, Allyson Burrill, in June. My family was honored and humbled by the overwhelming level of support from the Hinesville community, Air Force Detachment 607, the University of North Carolina at Pembroke and many others who provided prayers; words of comfort; served as pallbearers or honorary pallbearers; sent food, flowers or cards; provided personal services; shared their remembrances; or otherwise assisted our family during this time of sorrow.

October 22, 2013 | Staff Report | Opinion


Votes really do count, use them

Editor, The city of Midway's elections are coming. I was told by many people that their votes wouldn't change anything, so they don't plan going to vote. This is where our system fails.

October 22, 2013 | Staff Report | Opinion


Athletes' minds work in fascinating ways

My parents told great stories. I've told you that. How they would both weave long, intriguing tales from not much of a story or one that was so good to begin with that it took little embellishment.

October 22, 2013 | By Ronda Rich Columnist | Opinion


Athletes' minds work in fascinating ways

My parents told great stories. I've told you that. How they would both weave long, intriguing tales from not much of a story or one that was so good to begin with that it took little embellishment.

October 22, 2013 | By Ronda Rich Columnist | Opinion


Midway offers spooky adventure

On Saturday, plenty of area residents will enter the graveyard across the street from the Historic Midway Church. Yes, it is again time for the Midway Museum-sponsored cemetery tour.

October 22, 2013 | By Len Calderone Columnist | Opinion


Don't trivialize any mother's role

There's a topic I've always shied away from in this column - that of the working mom vs. stay-at-home mom debate. I never felt the need to broach this subject before because, honestly, I didn't really feel it was an issue anymore. I thought we, as parents, had moved past all that trivial nonsense and decided all mothers play important roles. Period.

October 22, 2013 | By Hollie Moore Barnidge | Opinion


Old bowl symbolizes family history

Just as my husband, Tink, started up the stairs, stepping slowly and carefully to keep the contents of his bowl and coffee cup from sloshing, I appeared around the corner. I paused, watched and debated silently whether to speak.

October 22, 2013 | By Ronda Rich Columnist | Opinion


Help waterways, wetlands in Rivers Alive

Liberty County's eighth annual Rivers Alive cleanups are scheduled for Saturday, with registration starting at 8:30 a.m. at more than 40 locations around the county.

October 22, 2013 | By Sara Swida Columnist | Opinion


Debt 'deal' fails to address spending

While much of the media attention over the past two weeks has been focused on the government shutdown, the real story is why it was shutdown: We have a spending problem in this country.

October 21, 2013 | By U.S. Rep. Jack Kingston Special to the Courier | Opinion


Parties are failing to represent America

Democrats and Republicans in Congress finally compromised Wednesday to end the shutdown of the federal government and to prevent the nation from being pushed into default.

October 21, 2013 | Brunswick News | Opinion


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Irritating, you got to love it

Even by my impossibly high standards, this has been a good week. It began with a whack upside the head from a reader in South Georgia after I opined that those who want to change the way we teach our children in public schools ought to have their kids in public schools. I was referring to the efforts led by Sen. William Ligon, R-Brunswick, to overturn the Common Core curriculum in the recent legislative session.

April 02, 2014 | By Dick Yarbrough Columnist | Opinion


Legislative session was an embarrassment

Having had time to reflect on the recently completed 2014 session of the Georgia General Assembly, it is with great regret that I have to say it was the most embarrassing performance by your state legislature that I can remember.

April 02, 2014 | By State Rep. Al Williams Special to the Courier | Opinion


Congratulations to HomeProud winners

Sometimes, I think I focus too much on the litter. But it is the nature of what I do.

April 01, 2014 | By Sara Swida Columnist | Opinion


Long County, let us have our guns

Editor, I travel a lot and have written on the subject of gun rights before. Recently in Atlanta, they locked down a school because a neighbor was squirrel hunting nearby. Those people in Sandy Hook, Conn., are getting a new school because one of their own citizens committed murder there. Pretty soon, local commissioners are going to be sending drones through the community to look for zoning violations.

April 01, 2014 | Staff Report | Opinion


April is Month of the Military Child

Editor, April marks the nation's "Month of the Military Child" - a time to honor youth and their service to our country. On Tuesday, April 15, as a visible way to show support and thank military children for their strength and sacrifices, the public is invited to "Purple Up! For Military Kids." Everyone in the community is encouraged to wear purple shirts, scarves, shoes, buttons and pants. If it's purple, or can be turned purple, make it happen.

April 01, 2014 | Staff Report | Opinion


Losing friends hurts; laughter will return

It happened recently - the 20th anniversary of stock-car racer Davey Allison's death. Maybe you remember him. Maybe you don't. But I shall never forget him.

April 01, 2014 | By Ronda Rich Columnist | Opinion


Put kids' safety above all else

There is nothing more important than the safety and protection of innocent children. Not constitutional rights, not animal rights, not thoughts, opinions, feelings or political beliefs. The lives of children must be given top priority.

April 01, 2014 | By Hollie Moore Barnidge | Opinion


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