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Jekyll ploy jeopardizes marshes

Georgia's citizens have been kept in the dark regarding two troubling occurrences related to the ongoing update of the Jekyll Island State Park Master Plan:

June 10, 2013 | By David Kyler Guest columnist | Opinion


Public eying more government surveillance

What was thought by many, especially on the left, to be domestic overreach by the George W. Bush administration in the name of national security now appears to be standard practice under the Obama administration.

June 10, 2013 | Marietta Daily Journal | Opinion


Diary details Lincoln assassination

Charlie Tinker, according to his diary, was feeling poorly on the morning of April 15, 1865. He had left the office April 12 and gone home to bed. A doctor visited and said he must stay in bed since he had an intermittent fever.

June 10, 2013 | By Ronda Rich Columnist | Opinion


Sticking up for what is right

I'm a bit old-fashioned when it comes to values. Now, mind you, I'm not talking about politics here; I try to steer clear of hot-button issues when it comes to this column. However, I could see how the two could become easily confused or even intertwined.

June 10, 2013 | By Hollie Moore Barnidge | Opinion


IRS scandal should be rallying cry for tax reform

The more we learn about the Internal Revenue Service targeting groups based on their ideologies, the more chilling the case becomes.

June 05, 2013 | By Rep. Jack Kingston 1st Congressional District of Georgia | Opinion


Tough to be proud of changing nation

Recently, I have been thinking quite a bit about my late father, John Riddle.

June 05, 2013 | By Mike Riddle Coastal Courier correspondent | Opinion


No one can question the wisdom of ‘Answer Man’

Well, boys and girls, I see by the old clock on the wall that it is June already. We know what that means. It is time for Answer Man to dig into the question box and see what is on your hearts and minds and assorted body parts.

June 05, 2013 | By Dick Yarbrough Guest columnist | Opinion


Community newspapers tell our story

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

May 30, 2013 | By Larry Walker Special to the Courier | Opinion


Waiting for atheists to create sunset or duck-billed platypus

Dear God:

May 30, 2013 | By Dick Yarbrough Special to the Courier | Opinion


Learning life’s lessons

In those days - the ones of my cherished youth - my cousin, Ronnie, a year older than I, worked for my daddy. Ronnie had cotton-colored hair and a face that, like mine, was smattered with freckles. He had what the lucky ones on Daddy's side of the family inherit: a quick-thinking sense of humor that is succinct, clever and smart.

May 27, 2013 | By Ronda Rich Guest columnist | Opinion


Play it safe around water

It's Memorial Day weekend, and that means summer is officially here. With the warmer months come opportunities for outdoor fun - trips to the playground, picnics and, of course, swimming.

May 27, 2013 | By Hollie Moore Barnidge Welcome to Motherhood | Opinion


Is your clique as close as a murder of crows?

Which group to fall in? Now that is the question.

May 27, 2013 | By Vic Waters Guest columnist | Opinion


Not all lawmaking is as clear as day

Want to know what's causing a lot of people in Washington to work long hours right now? Here's a hint: it's not immigration reform or gun control or, for that matter, any other legislation coming down the pike. Instead, it's a pair of 3-year-old laws.

May 23, 2013 | By Lee Hamilton Columnist | Opinion


Student loves newspapers

I always have liked print newspapers. Partly what inspired me was an American Girl movie about a 9-year-old girl living in the 1930s during the Great Depression. Her name is Kit Kittredge.

May 23, 2013 | By Isabella DeMarco Guest columnist | Opinion


America needs more voters who actually care

Another member of the U.S. House of Representatives has introduced yet another bill in a futile attempt to limit how long members of Congress can stay in office. The measure, authored by Rep. Matt Salmon, R-Ariz., would limit House members to three terms, or six years, and senators to two terms, or 12 years.

May 23, 2013 | Brunswick News | Opinion


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Candidate's stance on guns, NRA

Editor: I received mail recently that I want to share with my neighbors in Georgia Senate District 1, where I am running to be your ...

March 31, 2018 | Staff Report | Opinion


We live in interesting times, eh?

By now, you've likely read about the Liberty County sheriff's deputy who cuffed a kid as part of a career day demonstration.

March 31, 2018 | Jeff Whitten Coastal Courier | Opinion


Humor: Misty Snow and Drizzly Showers

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

March 30, 2018 | By Argus Hamilton Columnist | Opinion


Repeating kindergarten won’t scar a child

Q: Even though he had an early-August birthday, we started our son in kindergarten this past dall at a private Christian school. They did some ...

March 30, 2018 | John Rosemond | Opinion


Miller left his mark on state

Zell Bryan Miller, the late governor and senator from Georgia, was known throughout his political career by the nickname "Zig-Zag Zell." It was a moniker ...

March 30, 2018 | Special to the Courier | Opinion


There goes the neighborhood

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

March 29, 2018 | Argus Hamilton | Opinion


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