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T-SPLOST defeats were Tea Party victory

The voters spoke in the Georgia primary elections, and there were no surprises.

August 14, 2012 | Newnan Times-Herald | Opinion


Community service humbles student

Editor, My name is Aaron Vaughn. I am a ninth-grader at Liberty County High School. Every student in Liberty County has to complete a minimum of 20 hours of community service in order to graduate. On June 9, I got a jump-start on my community service hours.

August 13, 2012 | Aaron Vaughn Hinesville | Opinion


Are the Stooges running Midway?

Lake Gale Road needed repair work, and the Midway City Council agreed to have the work performed. So far, so good. Although the city has an agreement with the county to do such work at no additional cost - other than existing payments to the county - Mayor Clemontine Washington had the city hire a contractor without informing the council of a verbal agreement with the vendor.

August 13, 2012 | Len Calderone Columnist | Opinion


It was nice to have tax-free holiday back

It's back! This weekend, the sales-tax holiday for back-to-school shopping returned to Georgia.

August 13, 2012 | Buddy Carter state senator | Opinion


Recent trip a reminder to take nothing for granted

I have just returned from a memorable trip to Valdosta. I went there to speak to the Rotary Club. The members laughed in all the right places, which not only was memorable, but downright remarkable. What made the trip even more special were two visits I made while there. I dropped by to see my beloved college professor, Dr. Raymond Cook on his 93rd birthday. My detractors will find little comfort in this but I would not be where I am today had I not been assigned Dr. Cook's English Literature course in the Spring term of my freshman ...

August 09, 2012 | Dick Yarbrough Guest columnist | Opinion


Thanks to those who worked on, supported and voted for T-SPLOST

Editor, As the voters of Liberty County are aware, the T-SPLOST did not pass in many regions of the state, including the Coastal Region (Region 12). There were high expectations that it would pass in Region 12 and lower expectations for other regions. Not passing in Region 12 was a great disappointment; however, all is not lost in the efforts to approve the TIA project list for this region. Each of the 10 counties in the Coastal Region has identified transportation-improvement projects that are important to their needs.

August 09, 2012 | John D. McIver Chairman Liberty Co. Board of Commissioners | Opinion


New school year brings optimism

This week, school bells rang and the 2012-13 academic year began. Some kids welcome it, others don't. Parents also likely have mixed feelings about the start of another term.

August 08, 2012 | Courier editorial | Opinion


Thanks to Long County deputies, tow-truck driver for help, kindness

Editor, We would like to thank two Long County deputies, Robert Poppell and Jeff Dawson.

August 08, 2012 | Penny Flowers Midway | Opinion


Second chance to support law enforcement

As a cop's daughter, I'm more supporting of police officers than most. I appreciate the work they do for the community and individuals. That's probably why I think National Night Out is such a great idea.

August 07, 2012 | Joselynn McKenna Columnist | Opinion


New commission chairman eager to lead, seeking community involvement

Editor, I want to thank everyone for voting in this year's primary election. I am humbled by your votes of confidence in me and my ability to lead our county for the next four years.

August 07, 2012 | Donald Lovette Commission chairman-elect | Opinion


Stop running from minimum-wage issue

Recently, Rep. Sean Duffy of Wisconsin ran away from a veteran who was trying to ask him about what he was going to do about raising the minimum wage.

August 06, 2012 | Jon Soltz chairman, VoteVets.org | Opinion


Help eatery get kids ready for school year

Editor, On behalf of GWD Management/McDonald's restaurants, we are requesting help from local business owners with providing back-to-school supplies for children throughout Liberty County and Hinesville. We would love for your businesses and customers to help us reach our goals.

August 06, 2012 | By McDonald’s owner/operator Gary Dodd, marketing manager Danielle Yates and restaurant manager Rene Cook | Opinion


Thanks for back-to-school rally support

Editor, Project Reach G.A.N.G. Inc. and Executive Director Lavonia LeCounte give all credit to God for inspiring them to host this year's back-to-school rally. More than 1,500 people attended. A special thanks goes out to all of the program participants, sponsors, booth participants, youth and parents. There would not have been a rally without you. The 2012 rally was dedicated to Mother Anna Overstreet of Riceboro, the oldest honorary member of Project Reach G.A.N.G. Inc.

August 06, 2012 | Lavonia LeCounte Project Reach G.A.N.G. executive director | Opinion


Scrap-tire programs reduce waste, save tax dollars

Ten million vehicle tires are discarded in Georgia every year. That's more than 27,000 tires scrapped every single day of every single week. What to do with them, how to pay for it and how to prevent more than a million of them from being illegally dumped are questions that have frustrated the tire industry, environmentalists, and state and local governments for years.

August 02, 2012 | Thomas Howell and Eric Pitts Georgia Dept. of Transportation | Opinion


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


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Depending on the wild Atlantic and Gulf Stream

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God bless America, and how is everybody?

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Drinking vodka not treason, yet

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July 13, 2017 | By Argus Hamilton Columnist | Opinion


A dozen gardening hacks to keep things pretty

When I was growing up, the word "hack" meant a couple of different things: cutting something, like hacking a log, or someone that is unprofessional ...

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It is time to end the partisanship

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It really isn't cooler in...

If you read Wednesday's paper, you likely saw the letter from longtime Midway critic Len Calderone comparing that city to Pooler.

July 10, 2017 | By Jeff Whitten | Opinion


Successful PBJ campaign keeps it simple

Editor: I'm not sure who coined the phrase "keep it simple," but we did, and the community response was tremendous. During the past three ...

July 10, 2017 | Staff Report | Opinion


Humor: Tech support suggesting USA reboot

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July 07, 2017 | By Argus Hamilton Columnist | Opinion


City council holding Midway back

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July 07, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Opinion


The good Rotary does locally shows

Editor:

July 06, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Opinion


God bless America, and how is everybody?

HOLLYWOOD - God bless America, and how's everybody?

July 06, 2017 | By Argus Hamilton Syndicated columnist | Opinion


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