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Odds are Will the Winner wishes he was Mork from Ork

For a guy more uptight than a bullfrog in boiling water, state Senate Majority Leader Chip Rogers, R-Woodstock, can be a hoot.

June 14, 2012 | Dick Yarbrough Guest columnist | Opinion


Plan has vision of new Midway

How would you like to live in a city that has a historic turn-of-the-century charm? How would you like to live in a city with a downtown park, bike trails and well lit streets? How would you like to live in a city that would attract businesses and jobs?

June 13, 2012 | Len Calderone Guest columnist | Opinion


Area needs TSPLOST

Editor,

June 13, 2012 | Allen Brown Hinesville | Opinion


‘Recovery summer’ fizzles again

Two years ago President Obama kicked off "Recovery Summer," promising the American people that we would really start to see the impact of his "stimulus" and economic policies. If May's jobs report is an indicator, it looks like we'll be waiting again this summer.

June 13, 2012 | U.S. Rep. Jack Kingston Guest columnist | Opinion


Downtown Hinesville on a Thursday p.m.

Maybe not everyone's idea of a perfect date is a city council meeting and a stroll through the farmer's market. Then again, I'm not everyone.

June 12, 2012 | Joselynn McKenna Columnist | Opinion


End lobbyist gifts to lawmakers

There are those who believe the state and the majority of its citizens are at a serious disadvantage when it comes to lawmaking during the 40-day session of the Georgia General Assembly.

June 12, 2012 | The Brunswick News | Opinion


Minimum wage turns 100

June marks the 100-year anniversary of the first minimum wage law passed in the United States. And while there is nothing new about low-wage work, we should take this occasion to recognize an even more dispiriting fact about the low-wage work: It could have been a thing of the past.

June 11, 2012 | By Christine Owens Special to the Courier | Opinion


Midway’s water stinks

Editor,

June 11, 2012 | Len Calderone Midway | Opinion


U.S. destroying self for energy

Anyone who has witnessed the coal extraction process known as mountaintop removal has been shocked. The name is perfectly descriptive - tops of mountains are blasted away and bulldozed into valleys to expose underlying coal seams that can be cheaply and efficiently extracted. MTR is violence and destruction on a scale we associate with war, not industrial activity.

June 07, 2012 | By Bruce Ferguson Guest columnist | Opinion


Golden Isles don’t need ‘Dr. Beach’s’ approval

Have you ever heard of Florida International University? I must admit it doesn't come to mind when talking about institutions of higher learning.

June 07, 2012 | Dick Yarbrough Guest columnist | Opinion


Unemployment worries include shortages in skills

Even with Georgia's and the nation's employment picture slowly getting brighter, there still aren't enough jobs. But what's at least as much a problem, certainly in the long term, is that there are high-skill jobs available and a shortage of workers qualified to do them.

June 06, 2012 | Columbus Ledger-Enquirer | Opinion


Homelessness is local issue we can help with

I lived in Hinesville for more than a year before I knew there were any homeless people in the community.

June 05, 2012 | Joselynn McKenna Columnist | Opinion


Jekyll just getting started

Editor,

June 05, 2012 | Steve Croy vice chairman, JI Authority | Opinion


School choice will improve education

America has tried everything to improve its educational system, and it has failed. Everything.

June 05, 2012 | The Augusta Chronicle | Opinion


Don’t accept D.C. scandals

Americans rightly get angry when they learn of government bureaucrats spending lavishly in Vegas or Secret Service agents consorting with prostitutes. Such conduct wastes money and drains Americans' respect for government.

June 04, 2012 | Lee Hamilton Guest columnist | Opinion


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Thanks for helping students learn to grow

Editor: The Long County High School Career Technical and Agriculture Education Department would like to thank the Coastal Soil and Water Conservation District for their ...

April 14, 2017 | Staff Report | Opinion


Remembering what Easter week is all about

I wish I had been there. In Jerusalem. With Jesus.

April 14, 2017 | By Dick Yarbrough Columnist | Opinion


Enacted bills impact health care, education jobs

The 2017 session of the Georgia General Assembly adjourned during the early morning hours of March 31 and many bills have been sent to Governor ...

April 13, 2017 | By State Rep. Ron Stephens Special to the Courier | Opinion


GOP in a fight in the sixth

There's never been an off-year election like the one happening in the 6th Congressional District, where voters will pick a replacement for departed congressman ...

April 13, 2017 | By Tom Crawford Columnist | Opinion


Hinesville cleanup will be April 29

We are in the middle of our part of the national Great American Cleanup. Hundreds of area residents have joined up to cleanup more than ...

April 11, 2017 | By Sara Swida Columnist | Opinion


A reason to be 'Liberty County proud'

Editor: The theme for National County Government Month for 2017 is "Brilliant Ideas at Work." This theme could easily have been written to acknowledge the ...

April 11, 2017 | Staff Report | Opinion


In praise of 'Bull Dog' Leon

Editor: My oh my, this BoE fiasco seems to be like the Energizer Bunny - it just keeps going and going and going.

April 10, 2017 | Staff Report | Opinion


Piling on is fun

Let's dispense with the sanctimony and admit it: Most of us really enjoy piling on. I know I do. There are few things more ...

April 09, 2017 | By Bob Franken Columnist | Opinion


Veterans deserve expanded choice, better VA

During his campaign, President Trump repeatedly made a commitment to our veterans to improve the way our nation takes care of them.

April 08, 2017 | By Sen. Johnny Isakson | Opinion


Republicans can't do much worse

There's stumbling out of the gate, and then there's what Republicans just did on health care.

April 08, 2017 | By Rich Lowry Columnist | Opinion


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