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There’s still time to make a difference

It's gratifying that generous Georgians raised almost $800,000 in one 24-hour period recently to benefit various nonprofits across the state.

December 17, 2012 | Columbus Ledger-Enquirer Online: www.ledger-enquirer.com | Opinion


2013’s top issues include transportation

In a little more than a month, on Jan. 14, the Georgia General Assembly will go back into session for 40 days of work.

December 13, 2012 | Buddy Carter State senator | Opinion


2013 has been year of waste

Editor, Recapping 2012 as it comes to an end: mayor and council accept pay raises; city employees do not get a raise; empty buses continue to circle the community; the airport has no flights; the Romeo and Juliet balcony on city hall is completed; we spend money on visiting Chinese; we retreat to the expensive Georgia coast; Hinesville contract employees drive city vehicles home and to work, so we get a nice fat city tax increase. At least we dodged the TSPLOST.

December 13, 2012 | Joe Gillam Hinesville | Opinion


Dooley talks football, history

I called Hall of Fame football coach Vince Dooley this week to get his perspective on UGA's heart-breaking loss to Alabama in the SEC Championship game.

December 12, 2012 | Dick Yarbrough Guest columnist | Opinion


Tax increase demands action

Editor, As the Courier reported Dec. 7, I went before the Hinesville City Council to oppose raising the millage rate. And I did state that the county elected officials (Hinesville, BoE, BoC) don't have a taxing problem, but a spending problem!

December 12, 2012 | Joseph B. Stuart Hinesville | Opinion


The U.S. government is broken, unbalanced

The federal government is not only broke, it's broken. Our founding fathers established three branches of government as a means to keep each one in check. These branches are the executive, the legislative and the judicial.

December 11, 2012 | Len Calderone Guest columnist | Opinion


Ornament night gives families a chance to bond

Lyman Hall Elementary School students had a chance to bond with their families Thursday during the school's 12 annual Ornament Night.

December 11, 2012 | Danielle Hipps | Opinion


Bad habits sure are hard to break

I wish I could pick and choose which of my habits, traits and characteristics my daughter will inherit and pick up. Since Reese was born in April, I find myself increasingly thinking about trying to set a good example. I haven't actually implemented any changes, however. It's much easier to talk the talk than it is to walk the walk.

December 10, 2012 | Hollie Moore Barnidge Courier managing editor | Opinion


Republican party needs direction before it can compromise with Dems

Finding a spokesman for the Republican Party right now is reminiscent of the "Who's on First?" routine made famous by Abbott and Costello.

December 10, 2012 | the Albany Herald Online: /www.albanyherald.com | Opinion


Bradwell football needs a change

The past three years of Bradwell football have been the worst in the history of this once-proud program. Myself and other longtime supporters tried to have something done about this last year. From talking to BI Principal Scott Carrier, school-board members and the school-system superintendent - it fell on deaf ears.

December 09, 2012 | Robert M. Darby Hinesville | Opinion


Some random thoughts on random subjects

Georgia Sen. Saxby Chambliss is catching heat from right-wingnuts for doing exactly what he should be doing - trying to help the federal government find a way out of the financial morass the country is in. The wingnuts want him to honor a 20-year-old no-tax pledge. The senator says he is not talking about tax increases, but tax reform and cites loopholes that need to be closed, such as the current $6 billion annual tax credits for ethanol production. Good for him. I support his efforts 100 percent. Maybe the wingnuts would rather see some moron representing us who thinks rape ...

December 06, 2012 | Dick Yarbrough Guest columnist | Opinion


‘Twas the Night Before Fiscal Cliff

'Twas the night before Fiscal Cliff, and throughout the land,

December 05, 2012 | Nick Thomas Guest columnist | Opinion


Fees should go to port maintenance

Rep. Jack Kingston, R-Ga., is trying to convince other members of Congress to do what's necessary to make sure customs fees collected in the nation's ports go toward their upkeep. It's perfect sense to rational people, to dedicate revenue generated by ports to their proper maintenance.

December 05, 2012 | the Brunswick News Online: www.thebrunswicknews.com | Opinion


Cut parents a little slack in public

Now that I'm a parent, I'm much more willing to cut other moms and dads slack when their children misbehave or become upset in public. As an impatient 20-something, I used to get annoyed when a crying baby drowned out the conversation my husband and I were trying to have over dinner in a restaurant. In grocery stores, I'd roll my eyes in disbelief as a harried mom tried to coax her tantrum-throwing toddler back to a relatively calm state. In malls, I was quick to judge dads who attempted to placate exhausted, teary little ones with ...

December 04, 2012 | Hollie Moore Barnidge | Opinion


Kudos to United Way for surpassing goal

Congratulations to the United Way of Liberty County, which recently exceeded its 2012 fundraising campaign goal of $195,000 by raising $205,615 - up $20,589 from the $185,026 raised last year.

December 04, 2012 | Courier opinion | Opinion


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Single greatest threat to country is debt

The single greatest threat to our national security is our national debt. Last month, the debt topped $20 trillion. This should have sounded alarms throughout ...

October 10, 2017 | By Sen. David Perdue Special to the Courier | Opinion


Make a difference with your environment

Do you keep up with "national" days that are celebrations or reminders of things in our life that we like?

October 10, 2017 | By Sara Swida Columnist | Opinion


Why Oct. 8 is so important

Once a year, all over America, we observe fire prevention week during the week of Oct, 8.

October 09, 2017 | By Fire Chief Lamar Cook Special to the Courier | Opinion


Signs of the apocalypse in crime reports

There's a feature in Sports Illustrated called "This week's sign that the apocalypse is upon us."

October 09, 2017 | By Jeff Whitten | Opinion


Humor: When world leaders dated

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

October 07, 2017 | By Argus Hamilton Columnist | Opinion


Sovereignty is not a bad word

To listen to the commentary, Donald Trump used an inappropriate term at the U.N. - not just "Rocket Man," but "sovereignty."

October 06, 2017 | By Rich Lowry Columnist | Opinion


Local media always running for re-election

This may come under the heading of home cooking but this is National Newspaper Week, something we should both be celebrating. Me, because I get ...

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


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