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Vote no on city annexation

Editor, Allow me to express my concerns over the proposed annexation by the city of Hinesville of parts of the western end of Liberty County.

November 04, 2013 | Staff Report | Opinion

Water-projects bill is good news

Finally, just when we thought it would never happen again, it does - we get some good news out of Washington, D.C.

October 31, 2013 | By State Sen. Buddy Carter Special to the Courier | Opinion

Government back open for business

The government is open once again, and all furloughed employees have been sent back to work.

October 31, 2013 | By Anita Hughes Friends of Fort Stewart/Hunter | Opinion

Immortalizing our great leaders

"Hello, Gov. Deal's office. May I help you? One moment, please. Governor, you have a call on line one."

October 30, 2013 | By Dick Yarbrough Columnist | Opinion

Caller needs to expose boss' practices

Editor, This is to the Sound off caller in Sunday's Coastal Courier who referenced a supervisor who apparently marks the time card of a county employee as worked, even though she does not show up for work.

October 30, 2013 | Staff Report | Opinion

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

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Swarm of gnat nation has arrived

Just a wisp of time elapsed, and the almighty sand-gnat is back with a vengeance. Like a swallow returning to Capistrano or a martin to a gourd, the little varmints are back just in time for the Blessing of the Fleet. They just refuse to give up.

April 09, 2014 | By Vic Waters Columnist | Opinion

No point fighting desire to help others

They all come with some kind of a price and all with a certain amount of disappointment, but still, Rodney keeps trying.

April 08, 2014 | By Ronda Rich Columnist | Opinion

Don't be at kid's beck and call

Call me an old-timer, but moms and dads just did things differently when I was a child. The overall approach to parenting seems to have changed so much. My parents fostered independence in my siblings and me. They wanted us to learn early on that we needed to be able to speak and do things for ourselves, and the sooner we understood that, the better off we'd be.

April 08, 2014 | By Hollie Moore Barnidge | Opinion

Effort to eradicate blight won't work

Editor, Hmm. I read in the Coastal Courier that Liberty County's government and various cities' political leaders have declared a war on blight. You know - yada, yada, yada.

April 07, 2014 | Staff Report | Opinion

Time to fix government is overdue

In 1965, Wilbur Mills, the chairman of the powerful Ways and Means Committee, brought legislation establishing Medicare and Medicaid to the floor of the U.S. House.

April 07, 2014 | By Lee Hamilton Columnist | Opinion

Elected leaders need backbrones


April 03, 2014 | Staff Report | Opinion

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

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