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LCSS response to policy in entirety

Editor's note: Liberty County School System Deputy Superintendent Dr. Cheryl Conley on Friday, Aug. 17, issued the following statement in response to parents' complaints about the new visitor policy. Her response appears unedited in its entirety below.

August 17, 2012 | Staff Report | Opinion


Providing economic certainty takes more than a few temporary measures

In the recently released July jobs report, we found out that almost as many people gave up looking for work all together in the month of July as were able to find a job. In total, 23 million Americans are struggling to find work.

August 16, 2012 | Jack Kingston U.S. representative | Opinion


Hold legislators to their promises regarding gifts

Are you sitting down, dear reader? House Speaker David Ralston, R-Blue Ridge, has announced he will propose a full ban on gifts from lizard-loafered lobbyists in the next session.

August 15, 2012 | Dick Yarbrough Guest columnist | Opinion


Continued support of Morrill Act, land-grant universities is important

Editor, In June, the World Food Prize Foundation awarded land-grant universities with the Norman E. Borlaug Medallion in honor of the 150 years of agricultural growth under the Morrill Act of 1862. This prestigious award has been presented to only three additional world initiatives since its creation in 2006.

August 15, 2012 | Buddy Carter State senator | Opinion


Faced with crisis, Congress plans a long vacation

As measured by a recent Gallup poll, the U.S. Congress has a public approval rating of 17 percent. It is a dubious honor the lawmakers have worked hard to earn.

August 14, 2012 | Marietta Daily Journal | Opinion


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


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Local media always running for re-election

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October 05, 2017 | By Dick Yarbrough Columnist | Opinion


Old adages fit the bill

In my latest book, "Grandma Was Right After All!," I take the top 25 parenting sayings of my youth and explain what they really meant.

October 05, 2017 | By John Rosemond Family psychologist | Opinion


Changes coming to city website

Beginning on Oct. 8, the city of Hinesville's website will go through some changes in regards to how our users log on to use ...

October 05, 2017 | By Brittany Denney Guest columnist | Opinion


Speaking out on the issue of the flag

Editor: After writing two letters to the editor last year concerning our 2016 presidential election, I said I would not do that again, but in ...

October 03, 2017 | Staff Report | Opinion


Cleanup keeps rivers alive and healthy

You're invited to wade into Rivers Alive with us this month as we focus on protecting our many diverse waterways throughout Liberty County.

October 03, 2017 | By Sara Swida Columnist | Opinion


Statue at courthouse honors all veterans

Editor: Just before daylight the other morning I went downtown to visit a fellow old solider. I've seen him many, many times but never ...

October 03, 2017 | Staff Report | Opinion


That's no way to run a bus service

Editor: On Tuesday, Sept. 18, I missed an appointment in downtown Hinesville because the bus servicing the area was 25 minutes behind schedule.

October 03, 2017 | Staff Report | Opinion


Times ain't a changing much

This column was going to be about my gearing up to run the Rock 'n' Roll marathon in November.

October 02, 2017 | By Jeff Whitten | Opinion


Former city manager: 'I am truly humbled'

Editor, The day I graduated from college, Mayor Carl Dykes, along with council members Frank Bagley, Ben Darsey, Bobby Fussell, W.I. Stafford and Alonzo ...

October 02, 2017 | Staff Report | Opinion


Never too late to think legacy

Do me a favor, will you? I would greatly appreciate it if you would see that my obituary gets printed as is, just in case ...

September 30, 2017 | By Dick Yarbrough Columnist | Opinion


Does therapy help kids?

Q: Over the past year, our 4-year-old has developed several fears that have become quite disruptive. It started with a fear of dogs, which is ...

September 29, 2017 | By John Rosemond Family psychologist | Opinion


Humor: President Trump vs. NFL and NFL vs. us

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

September 28, 2017 | By Argus Hamilton Columnist | Opinion


Lawmakers shirk duty to serve

On the seventh day of November, elections will be held in Atlanta and many other cities across Georgia as voters elect such local officials as ...

September 28, 2017 | By Tom Crawford Columnist | Opinion


A good man needs help

I'll keep this brief. I stumbled across a gofundme page late Wednesday set up for longtime Bryan County firefighter Otis Willis, who is suffering ...

September 28, 2017 | By Jeff Whitten | Opinion


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