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Day One in Midway was wonderful

Editor, This is in response to the letter to the editor printed in the Courier's Aug. 11 edition, titled "Enthusiastic start to a new school year shared by First Day volunteer."

August 22, 2013 | Staff Report | Opinion


Superintendent weighs run for governor

If public education in Georgia doesn't have enough problems, there now is a high-profile ruckus between Gov. Nathan Deal and State School Superintendent Dr. John Barge.

August 22, 2013 | By Dick Yarbrough Columnist | Opinion


Program thwarts prescription-drug abuse

True or false: • Prescription-drug abuse accounts for 30 percent of all drug abuse in the United States.

August 21, 2013 | By State Sen. Buddy Carter Special to the Courier | Opinion


Will the sports doping scandals ever end?

Last week, 12 Major League Baseball players agreed to 50-game suspensions with no appeal after being caught in the Biogenesis scandal, the latest performance-enhancing drug case to rock professional sports.

August 20, 2013 | Valdosta Daily Times | Opinion


Simple really is the way to go

It's true what they tell new parents - you can buy your child the fanciest, most expensive toys on the market, but in the end, the kid is probably going to prefer to play with the box the toy came in. So, why shell out all that cash when simple is almost always better than complicated? What parents may not know is that this logic also applies to baby gear.

August 20, 2013 | By Hollie Moore Barnidge | Opinion


Midway has more drama than reality TV

I have been around for a long time, but I have never seen so much drama in a city as small as Midway. The city council was scheduled to take up several important issues at the August monthly meeting, among them are the city charter (dormant for 3½ years), the animal-control ordinance and the transient merchant, peddlers and solicitors ordinance (unfinished for two years).

August 20, 2013 | By Len Calderone Columnist | Opinion


Go native with plants

This fall, Keep Liberty Beautiful will ask you to "go native with native plants!"

August 20, 2013 | By Sara Swida Columnist | Opinion


Turn lane needed for safety

Editor, I am writing to clarify the Georgia Department of Transportation's policy on safety and turn lanes, specifically as it relates to commercial development such as that pending on U.S. Highway 84 near its interchange with Interstate 95 in Midway.

August 19, 2013 | Staff Report | Opinion


Words I write often aren't my own

Before I say this, just know that I am not bragging. I am sure that this is not anything to brag about. But you and I are friends and I always endeavor to be honest with you so you should know the truth.

August 19, 2013 | By Ronda Rich Columnist | Opinion


GOP between rock, hard place

The federal government is running out of money again, and Congress needs to pass legislation to fund fiscal 2014, which starts Oct. 1. Thus, Congress and the president will soon be debating whether to raise the limit on the nation's credit card.

August 15, 2013 | Marietta Daily Journal | Opinion


Church leaders need to follow Jesus

Though I fall short so often, I have never denied my belief in Jesus Christ or the fact that I am a Christian. Fortunately for me, my wife has been the spiritual leader in our home for much of our marriage.

August 15, 2013 | By Mike Riddle Columnist | Opinion


Soggy reminder to be careful what your prayers

You may have read that the United States Supreme Court is going to hear a case about whether or not prayer can be uttered in town councils across America. Last year, a federal appeals court ruled that such a nefarious deed violated the First Amendment's ban on an "establishment of religion."

August 15, 2013 | By Dick Yarbrough Columnist | Opinion


Reform food stamps to fight poverty

There is a misconception among some in Washington that the success of our poverty-assistance programs should be measured by how much we spend on them and how many people receive benefits.

August 14, 2013 | By U.S. Rep. Jack Kingston Special to the Courier | Opinion


KLB has programs for everyone

Whenever we do a program on Keep Liberty Beautiful or an orientation for a new volunteer, someone often says, "I never realized that Keep Liberty Beautiful had this many programs."

August 13, 2013 | By Sara Swida Columnist | Opinion


The train wreck that is Obamacare

On July 29, in a letter to Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, Insurance Commissioner Ralph Hudgens requested an emergency extension to the deadline for approving rates in the upcoming insurance exchange to be implemented in Georgia.

August 13, 2013 | By State Sen. Buddy Carter Special to the News | Opinion


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Work to keep dream alive

We happened upon him in a small gift shop. The clerk recognized me, laughed and said, "What a coincidence! She just bought a copy of your book!" She gestured toward a small woman browsing through a group of men's sweaters.

February 17, 2014 | Ronda Rich Dixie Diva | Opinion


Give kids a dose of culture, fun

My daughter got her first dose of culture last week when my family took advantage of Super Museum Sunday to expand our horizons and learn a bit about regional history.

February 17, 2014 | Hollie Moore Barnidge | Opinion


Fort Stewart recreational activities, restaurants are open to civilians

Readers of the Coastal Courier already know Fort Stewart-Hunter Army Airfield has a lot to offer soldiers and their families. We have great golf courses. We have fun bowling alleys. We have restaurants serving delicious food. We have hunting grounds boasting plentiful game. We have fishing ponds stocked with the finest catches. Yes, this military installation has a lot to offer soldiers and their families. And it offers those same recreational opportunities to golf, bowl, eat, hunt and fish to our neighbors here in Southeast Georgia.

February 17, 2014 | Staff Report | Opinion


Thanks to area EMS personnel for compassion during family emergency

On Feb. 5, our family was struck with a tragedy, during which we had to utilize the services of Liberty County EMS and Liberty Regional Medical Center. From the initial 911 call to the passing of our loved one, we could not have asked for better treatment and care.

February 17, 2014 | Staff Report | Opinion


Thanks to family, friends for kind acts following loved one’s passing

Thanks to family, friends for kind acts following loved one's passing

February 17, 2014 | Staff Report | Opinion


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