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Liberty Earth Day needs 'doers,' not 'talkers'

Many people talk a good game about caring for the environment. We hear politicians and Hollywood types and all sorts of "activists" telling us regular folks how to take care of the earth. Sometimes it just cracks me up. One of my favorite environmentalists - and, believe me, I am being very sarcastic - flies around in private jets all the time selling books about the environment and telling people what they should be doing to take care of the environment. Oh yes, he also flits around in his private jets to visit his numerous 10,000-14,000-square-foot homes, too. And this ...

April 22, 2013 | By Sara Swida Columnist | Opinion

Just what is BRAC?

The term BRAC, or base realignment and closure, is familiar to many of us, especially military families and those living in proximity to military bases.

April 18, 2013 | By Friends of Fort Stewart/Hunter Special to the Courier | Opinion

Random thoughts on random subjects

It turns out that you can go home again.

April 17, 2013 | By Dick Yarbrough Columnist | Opinion

'Good, bad, ugly' of ethics reform

"Ethics is knowing the difference between what you have a right to do and what is right to do."

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

No lack of choices for new parents

My daughter continues down her road of "firsts." With Reese's first birthday less than two weeks away, she is becoming more mobile and more communicative. She says "mama" now, and my husband I suspect she may being trying to say cat, although it comes out as "tat."

April 16, 2013 | By Hollie Moore Barnidge Columnist | Opinion

Tackling litter is community job

I wonder sometimes if people who litter think that the fast-food bags or cigarette butts they toss or let blow out of their vehicles just magically disappear. Poof - they are gone!

April 16, 2013 | By Sara Swida Columnist | Opinion

Don't mock how Southerners talk

There I was, sitting at my desk, writing away, bothering no one when my phone rang. It was Hollywood calling.

April 15, 2013 | By Ronda Rich Columnist | Opinion

Senators right to not filibuster gun vote

Bravo to Sens. Johnny Isakson and Saxby Chambliss for declining to play the children's game of Simon Says with their political party. Such blatant display of individualism and individual thought on Capitol Hill could be contagious and suggests there may be hope for this nation yet.

April 15, 2013 | The Brunswick News | Opinion

Re-evaluate infrastructure needs

T-SPLOST may be dead and buried by voters in our region, but that doesn't mean the problems that prompted its appearance on the ballot last year have gone away.

April 15, 2013 | Staff Report | Opinion

You have to love community papers

Most of them are small, although there are two or three larger ones with pictures of my show calves and me. All of them are slightly yellowed and somewhat worn by the weight of many years.

April 11, 2013 | By Larry Walker Guest columnist | Opinion

Top secret equestrian team at UGA

It's the best University of Georgia athletic team you have likely never heard of. It has won five national titles and goes into next week's national championships one of the favorites to win it all again. It's home record is 44-1. It's a model for what all intercollegiate athletics should be but, alas, are not. It brings great credit to its university but has had a hard time getting the recognition due from the media and from those who claim to bleed red and black. It deserves better because its record is better than most of ...

April 10, 2013 | By Dick Yarbrough Columnist | Opinion

Legislators met many objectives

Before the start of the 2013 legislative session of the Georgia General Assembly, I listed priorities for the state and our district. Gov. Nathan Deal already has started the process of reviewing legislation passed by the General Assembly. Many objectives were achieved, and some of those are highlighted here:

April 10, 2013 | By State Rep. Ron Stephens Special to the Courier | Opinion

Festival, new businesses in Midway

At the February Midway City Council meeting, Police Chief Kelli Morningstar promoted Mark Rich to sergeant and Duvalle Page Sr. to senior patrol officer. Congratulations to these exceptional officers, who also received recognition awards for their job performance.

April 09, 2013 | By Len Calderone Columnist | Opinion

Parents can't control every situation

My little family is about to make a big change. For the first time in her life, my baby girl is going to go to daycare. We've already enrolled her, and she starts next week.

April 09, 2013 | By Hollie Moore Barnidge Columnist | Opinion

We'd be better off if parties were relevant

A few weeks ago, the Republican National Committee issued a 100-page report aimed at reviving the GOP after its poor showing in last November's elections.

April 09, 2013 | By Lee Hamilton Columnist | Opinion

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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

Adopt a highway, help reduce litter

Liberty County is our home. Just as we take care of our family homes where we live, we need to take care of our community ...

February 27, 2018 | By Sara Swida Columnist | Opinion

Senate tackles tax, broadband bills

This week in the Senate, we heard 19 pieces of legislation on the floor. Our days were filled with long mornings in chamber and longer ...

February 27, 2018 | Sen. Blake Tillery Special to the Courier | Opinion

Fort Stewart is important to state, nation

Georgia is proud of our eight elite military bases that represent every branch of our armed forces. Between our active-duty members, military reserve members and ...

February 27, 2018 | By Casey Cagle Guest columnist | Opinion

A trip to SC and a correction

As I wrote this Friday morning, I felt a good bit under the weather, so excuse in advance whatever silly mess I made of this ...

February 26, 2018 | By Jeff Whitten | Opinion

Arm teachers with these...

You want to arm teachers with guns to stop school shooting and intruders?

February 26, 2018 | By Patrick Underwood Guest columnist | Opinion

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