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Rid EPD of its economic mission

State Sen. Buddy Carter (R-Pooler) deserves thanks for taking a stand against the issuance of another wastewater permit to King America Finishing, the Screven County manufacturer believed to be responsible for the largest fish kill in the Ogeechee River in memory.

May 16, 2013 | Staff Report | Opinion


EPD gets vote of no confidence

Last week, the Environmental Protection Division held a public hearing to solicit comments on the draft wastewater permit for King American Finishing in Screven County. The hearing was held at Effingham County High School in Springfield and, although I was not there, I understand it was well-attended.

May 16, 2013 | By State Sen. Buddy Carter Special to the Courier | Opinion


Dalton mayor mulls challenge to Deal

David Pennington, the mayor of Dalton, is making noises about challenging incumbent Gov. Nathan Deal in the 2014 Republican primary.

May 15, 2013 | By Dick Yarbrough Columnist | Opinion


The plight of Ogeechee River

The Ogeechee River is in southern Georgia, just south of Savannah, where it expands majestically into the ocean near Fort McAllister.

May 15, 2013 | By Marian Rockwood Guest columnist | Opinion


Midway is like a maze

Have you ever tried to figure out a maze? You travel down a path and find yourself at a dead end, forcing you to backtrack to find another way out. Well, Midway is in that maze right now - it's called the city charter.

May 14, 2013 | By Len Calderone Columnist | Opinion


There's no changing Mama's made-up mind

Mama was stubborn. "Set in her ways," is what country folks call it and boy, was she. When she made up her mind, nothing stopped her. Especially when she set her jaw and punctuated her declaration with a firm nod of her head. If she also threw that crooked forefinger in your direction, you knew that it was set in stone. Destined to be.

May 14, 2013 | By Ronda Rich Columnist | Opinion


Georgia court ruling is setback for state

Columbus lost a huge one in court this week, and it wasn't even close. The Georgia Supreme Court ruled unanimously Monday that a 2012 Muscogee County Superior Court decision protecting trees along Georgia rights-of-way is invalid.

May 14, 2013 | Columbus Ledger | Opinion


Hinesville makes mark with water conservation

Congratulations to Hinesville for placing among the top-10 cities in its category for the 2013 National Mayor's Challenge for Water Conservation sponsored by the Wyland Foundation.

May 14, 2013 | By Sara Swida Columnist | Opinion


Thanks to great humanitarian

Editor, Saturday, May 11, was the birthday of well-known Hinesville entrepreneur and philanthropist Gary W. Dodd. I'd like to thank my dear friend and Kirk Healing Center for the Homeless co-founder for all he has done for Hinesville and, especially, for the homeless men and women we serve.

May 13, 2013 | Staff Report | Opinion


Do something, big or small, for mom

Although you, my devoted readers and fans, likely are reading this on Mother's Day, it was written several days ahead of time, so I have no idea what kinds of surprises this special day will hold for me.

May 13, 2013 | By Hollie Moore Barnidge Columnist | Opinion


Fire service fight continues

Editor: I see that Liberty County is still trying to take away Midway's fire department by using fear tactics. If Liberty County wants full-time firefighters in Midway, all the county has to do is send some of Midway's property taxes back to the city so that the city can hire the full-time firefighters.

May 13, 2013 | Staff Report | Opinion


Three years in, Obamacare has little to show

A little more than three years ago, the controversial health-care law known as Obamacare to some and the Affordable Care Act to others was signed into law.

May 09, 2013 | By U.S. Rep. Jack Kingston Special to the Courier | Opinion


Restaurant needs to treat patrons with children with respect

Editor, I am writing to you about what happen to me and my children at a restaurant in Hinesville. First, let me say that I am a mother of four and my husband is currently deployed, so I am doing it all alone.

May 08, 2013 | Staff Report | Opinion


Student triumphs despite adversity

This is the story of courage. This is a story of tenacity. This is the story of Hill Daniel.

May 08, 2013 | By Dick Yarbrough Columnist | Opinion


Extra! extra! newspapers are not dead

"Extra! Extra! Newspapers aren't dead!" This is quoted from a recent headline in USA Today. The article, by Rem Rieder, reports a new business model has taken shape that makes newspapers a mature industry and, at the same time, an emerging industry.

May 07, 2013 | By Neely Young Guest columnist | Opinion


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Senate ends session with budget bill

The 154th General Assembly has officially come to completion and it was a great honor to represent you in the state Senate again this year ...

April 03, 2018 | Sen. Ben Watson | Opinion


The Second Amendment and guns

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April 03, 2018 | Staff Report | Opinion


Plant Vogtle: crown jewel or sow's ear?

When Georgia utility regulators last December gave the Georgia Power Company a green light to keep charging customers to build two nuclear power plants at ...

April 02, 2018 | By Peter A. Bradford Guest columnist | Opinion


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