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Tolerance important on both sides

On Monday, NBA center Jason Collins publicly announced that he is gay. He is the first athlete in one of the four "big sports" - NFL, NBA, NHL and MLB - in the United States to come out of the closet.

May 06, 2013 | By Mike Riddle Columnist | Opinion

Q and A on recyclable items

When you toss those items in the recycling bin, do you ever wonder how much difference that water bottle or aluminum can will make?

May 06, 2013 | By Sara Swida Columnist | Opinion

Get to know Lincoln's telegrah operator

His name is Charles Almerin Tinker, and he was the great-great-grandfather of my beloved.

May 06, 2013 | By Ronda Rich Columnist | Opinion

Good luck to Kingston on campaign

U.S. Rep. Jack Kingston, R-Ga., has a tough road ahead of him, make no mistake about it. Getting elected to any statewide office requires everything an individual has to offer, plus some. Just ask those who have committed to running on the ballot in Georgia's 159 counties.

May 06, 2013 | Brunswick News | Opinion

Legislature moves to protect red drum -- thus, coastal fishing

Some of my fondest memories of growing up in coastal Georgia are of going fishing with my dad.

May 02, 2013 | By State Sen. Buddy Carter Special to the Courier | Opinion

GPB deals with unhappy Big Bird, talking frogs


May 01, 2013 | By Dick Yarbrough Columnist | Opinion

Easy way turns hard

The easy way becomes the hard way

April 30, 2013 | By Ronda Rich Columnist | Opinion

Many helped with Earth Day

April 22 is the date for the annual international celebration for Earth Day - and last Monday, we did celebrate.

April 30, 2013 | By Sara Swida Columnist | Opinion

Prepping for party is not easy

By the time this column makes it into print, my daughter's first birthday party already will have gone down in history as a resounding success - I hope. The Saturday soiree (which was yesterday if you're reading this Sunday) has kept me busy for weeks, sending out invitations, making shopping lists for party food and decorations, tidying up my house, scheduling a landscaper and a carpet steam cleaner, selecting the perfect dress for Reese - even grooming our dog!

April 30, 2013 | By Hollie Moore Barnidge Columnist | Opinion

BRAC 2005 had big impact in Georgia

The most recent round of BRAC (Base Realignment and Closure) occurred in 2005. The Department of Defense is planning another round in 2015. It's a matter of looking at the outcomes of the 2005 process to anticipate possible consequences from the upcoming round.

April 30, 2013 | By Friends of Fort Stewart/Hunter | Opinion

Ties to post are worth fighting for

As a community, we could not be more proud to play host to a major military installation. We have been blessed to have members of one of the Army's finest divisions as neighbors and friends. We should never take this opportunity for granted.

April 29, 2013 | By Clay Sikes Guest columnist | Opinion

Angry air travelers turn up heat in Washington

On Monday, 1,500 air-traffic controllers - 10 percent of the total - were furloughed for the day pursuant to a budget deal Congress agreed on last August that none of the lawmakers or its author - President Obama - thought would ever come to pass.

April 29, 2013 | Marietta Daily Journal | Opinion

Many helped scholarship tourney succeed

Editor, The ninth annual Scholarship Golf Tournament on April 13 was the culmination of several events hosted this year by the Liberty County Dr. M.L. King Jr. Observance Association.

April 26, 2013 | Staff Report | Opinion

Answers to budget shenanigans

With the formal release of President Obama's budget, the pieces finally are in place for a reprise of the Washington drama we've all come to know.

April 25, 2013 | By Lee Hamilton Columnist | Opinion

Community papers can be cog in everyone's life

Buried somewhere in my parents' house in Watkinsville is a stack of aged newspapers - copies of the Athens Banner-Herald, The Oconee Enterprise and the dearly departed Athens Observer.

April 24, 2013 | By Dr. Charles Davis Guest columnist | Opinion

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Humor: We keep sending them overseas

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

March 10, 2018 | By Argus Hamilton Columnist | Opinion

‘Old-fashioned’ child rearing really does work

An individual who occupies a fairly high-level position in the mainstream media recently told one of my associates that I'm "old-fashioned."

March 09, 2018 | John Rosemond | Opinion

The Cleveland Brown’s No. 1 pick?

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

March 08, 2018 | Argus Hamilton | Opinion

Commissioners, call Bruce


March 08, 2018 | Bruce McCartney | Opinion

Tax ‘break’ for the rich, not most of us


March 08, 2018 | Dollie Goldman | Opinion

Right thing, wrong reasons

The recent unpleasantness surrounding Delta Air Lines, the NRA, and a foregone tax break are a telling example of how the right thing often gets ...

March 08, 2018 | Tom Crawford | Opinion

Who you calling a fish wrap?

Editor: Obviously the person referring to our Coastal Courier as a fish wrap does not subscribe to it and probably never has. I'm a ...

March 06, 2018 | Staff Report | Opinion

Senate passes bill creating joint defense commission

This week under the Gold Dome, bills that passed the Senate and the House were sent to the other chamber for consideration on what we ...

March 06, 2018 | Sen. Ben Watson | Opinion

The British are not coming, folks

Editor: The tragedy of repeated school shooting angers and depresses me, as I am sure it does most. I cannot fathom the depth of despair ...

March 05, 2018 | Staff Report | Opinion

Keep trash out of gutters, let rain have the drain

Storm drains. You may take them for granted but you've just got to love them.

March 05, 2018 | By Sara Swida Columnist | Opinion

Bear, Moe, you will be missed

The past couple of weeks have been tough. Two weeks ago, a friend of mine and former co-worker from the Hinesville Fire Department, George "Bear ...

March 05, 2018 | By Mike Riddle Special to the Courier | Opinion

NRA, Delta is ready when you are

If I were running Delta Airline, I'd end discounted tickets for everybody and blame it on Georgia's Republicans. I'd say I did ...

March 05, 2018 | By Jeff Whitten | Opinion

Children would benefit from running their own sports

Thirty years ago, I offered a free (expenses-only) speaking engagement to any community that would abolish adult-organized-and-run children's sports programs (except those run by ...

March 02, 2018 | John Rosemond | Opinion

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