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Watching London Olympics 16 years after Atlanta games

Hard to believe, but it has been 16 years since the Olympic Games were held in our state. As I watch the festivities in London, I remembered the phone calls I had received during the past year from media members in Great Britain, asking me if I had any thoughts on what was going to happen when the games began in London. Here is what I told them:

August 01, 2012 | Dick Yarbrough Guest columnist | Opinion

Let’s have an update on those projects funded by storm water fees

Editor, The citizens of Hinesville were asked to support a storm water fee to pay for a list of projects in the amount of $15 million a few years ago, which were implemented. This fee was added to every water bill account in the city of Hinesville. The citizens of Hinesville, who have been paying these fees, would like to read in your Coastal Courier the list of projects that have been completed. Please show the list of projects with a cost breakdown by project, project name, location and cost, funded and to-be funded, awarded and the remaining projects on ...

August 01, 2012 | Ricky Parks Hinesville | Opinion

Trip to Midway turns into a highlight

I can't be the only one who has never really noticed Midway before.

July 31, 2012 | Joselynn McKenna Columnist | Opinion

Do your research on T-SPLOST before heading to the polls Tuesday

Editor, I want everyone to know why I will vote "no" for T-SPLOST.

July 30, 2012 | Edgar Alexander Midway | Opinion

T-SPLOST will help local economy, roads

Editor, On Tuesday, the citizens of Liberty County and the entire Coastal region will make a ballot decision on whether to approve a one-penny sales tax for 10 years to fund essential transportation projects.

July 30, 2012 | Leah Poole CEO, Liberty County Chamber of Commerce, Liberty County Convention & Visitors Bureau | Opinion

No new taxes needed with the old ones still in place

Editor, Notice how a chain of falling dominos can be stopped by removing just one or two pieces?

July 30, 2012 | Terry Doyle Midway | Opinion

Many reasons to reject T-SPLOST sales tax

The Georgia Legislature is abrogating its responsibility to lead.

July 26, 2012 | Elliott Brack Guest columnist | Opinion

Taxpayers should think twice before voting to approve TSPLOST

Editor, You have seen all the articles from our state and local government officials on how great TSPLOST will be for you. I suggest you research the Internet and find out what others are saying about TSPLOST.

July 26, 2012 | John A. Tanner Richmond Hill | Opinion

TSPLOST may go splat with Georgia voters

The 10-county, $7-billion metro Atlanta transportation referendum is set to be decided by voters next Tuesday. If passed, the plan will be funded for 10 years by a 1-cent sales tax. Even if your county votes it down, the measure still becomes law if a majority votes for it.

July 25, 2012 | Dick Yarbrough Guest columnist | Opinion

Thanks to all who made former educator’s birthday party memorable

Editor, A few months ago, at the conclusion of Olin Fraser's funeral, two of my former students, Jimmy Smith and Tommy Davis, came up to me and told me they were going to have a birthday party for me the Saturday after my birthday. This occasion happened this past Saturday night, and what a party it was!

July 25, 2012 | Ed Edwards Former Liberty County School System superintendent/educator | Opinion

Identification process is overkill

Several forms of identification are now required from residents applying for or renewing a driver's license in Georgia. The state Legislature adopted it after it was passed by the U.S. Congress, which made the law mandatory across the land. The objective is to keep illegal immigrants from obtaining a valid license to operate a vehicle on roads and highways.

July 24, 2012 | The Brunswick News Online: | Opinion

Bus system does make sense in theory

I'll tell you honestly that I have been more tempted to jump on the bash-the-bus-system bandwagon than I actually have been to jump on the bus. That said, I love the idea in theory.

July 24, 2012 | Joselynn McKenna Guest columnist | Opinion

The private sector is not doing fine

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the U.S. economy created just 80,000 jobs in the month of June, fewer than expected and far lower than the number needed to accommodate population growth, much less begin reducing unemployment.

July 23, 2012 | Jack Kingston U.S. representative | Opinion

LCHS biennial reunion full of fun, entertainment and good memories


July 23, 2012 | Charles Frasier President, LCHS Alumni Association (1953-1972) | Opinion

Time to create a different model for housing

Recently, the story broke that foreclosures were at the lowest level since 2007. That sounds like great news - we're finally cleaning up the mess from the real estate bubble. Except for one thing:, a marketer of information on foreclosed real estate, noted in April that the number of short sales (where a bank allows an owner to sell for less than is owed on the mortgage) were up by 33 percent from last year. In other words, there's still plenty of distressed real estate; the banks are just using a different method to get rid of ...

July 19, 2012 | Doug Pibel Managing editor, YES! Magazine | Opinion

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Right thing, wrong reasons

The recent unpleasantness surrounding Delta Air Lines, the NRA, and a foregone tax break are a telling example of how the right thing often gets ...

March 08, 2018 | Tom Crawford | Opinion

Who you calling a fish wrap?

Editor: Obviously the person referring to our Coastal Courier as a fish wrap does not subscribe to it and probably never has. I'm a ...

March 06, 2018 | Staff Report | Opinion

Senate passes bill creating joint defense commission

This week under the Gold Dome, bills that passed the Senate and the House were sent to the other chamber for consideration on what we ...

March 06, 2018 | Sen. Ben Watson | Opinion

The British are not coming, folks

Editor: The tragedy of repeated school shooting angers and depresses me, as I am sure it does most. I cannot fathom the depth of despair ...

March 05, 2018 | Staff Report | Opinion

Keep trash out of gutters, let rain have the drain

Storm drains. You may take them for granted but you've just got to love them.

March 05, 2018 | By Sara Swida Columnist | Opinion

Bear, Moe, you will be missed

The past couple of weeks have been tough. Two weeks ago, a friend of mine and former co-worker from the Hinesville Fire Department, George "Bear ...

March 05, 2018 | By Mike Riddle Special to the Courier | Opinion

NRA, Delta is ready when you are

If I were running Delta Airline, I'd end discounted tickets for everybody and blame it on Georgia's Republicans. I'd say I did ...

March 05, 2018 | By Jeff Whitten | Opinion

Children would benefit from running their own sports

Thirty years ago, I offered a free (expenses-only) speaking engagement to any community that would abolish adult-organized-and-run children's sports programs (except those run by ...

March 02, 2018 | John Rosemond | Opinion

Adopt a highway, help reduce litter

Liberty County is our home. Just as we take care of our family homes where we live, we need to take care of our community ...

February 27, 2018 | By Sara Swida Columnist | Opinion

Senate tackles tax, broadband bills

This week in the Senate, we heard 19 pieces of legislation on the floor. Our days were filled with long mornings in chamber and longer ...

February 27, 2018 | Sen. Blake Tillery Special to the Courier | Opinion

Fort Stewart is important to state, nation

Georgia is proud of our eight elite military bases that represent every branch of our armed forces. Between our active-duty members, military reserve members and ...

February 27, 2018 | By Casey Cagle Guest columnist | Opinion

A trip to SC and a correction

As I wrote this Friday morning, I felt a good bit under the weather, so excuse in advance whatever silly mess I made of this ...

February 26, 2018 | By Jeff Whitten | Opinion

Arm teachers with these...

You want to arm teachers with guns to stop school shooting and intruders?

February 26, 2018 | By Patrick Underwood Guest columnist | Opinion

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