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Junior E. Lee discusses recent election results

I have just received Junior E. Lee's analysis of the recent elections. Junior, as you know, is general manager of the Yarbrough Worldwide Media and Pest Control Company, located in Greater Garfield, and a certified pest-control professional. When not trying to get rid of termites in Arveen Ridley's barn, Junior manages one of the most highly respected polling organizations in the country, Round or Square Polls, Inc. His motto is, "We will cook the results as long as you've got the dough."

November 14, 2012 | Dick Yarbrough Guest columnist | Opinion


Manna House unable to provide holiday meals for local families in need

Editor, It is with regret that the board of directors of Manna House announces that it may be unable to provide Thanksgiving turkey baskets to needy Liberty County families. Manna House depends upon community, United Way and federal funds to support our mission. While the community has remained generous in their donations, the hoped-for federal funds for this year have not materialized. Without this money, our ability to purchase turkeys has been curtailed.

November 14, 2012 | Charles R. Rogers president, Manna House board of directors | Opinion


Friendship Missionary Baptist changes name to Thee Living Word of Georgia

Editor, I am to inform the community that Friendship Missionary Baptist Church is changing its name to Thee Living Word of Georgia. Our church was established in 1892 and has been known as the little church on the corner. During our 120 years of service, we have been deemed a strong pillar of the community.

November 13, 2012 | Pastor Curtis Thomas Pastor, Thee Living Word of Georgia | Opinion


I’ve waited a long time to brag

I brag too much about my baby. I also email and post too many photos of her on social-media sites. I can't help it. That might not seem out of character for a new parent, but it is for me. I spent all of my adolescent years and a good chunk of my adult life claiming I didn't want children. So, it seems to outsiders that I've done a complete 180, although that really isn't the case.

November 13, 2012 | Hollie Moore Barnidge | Opinion


Mommy play dates are important

Motherhood seems to make it nearly impossible to keep and make friends. It's not that old friends aren't still amazing. But if they don't have children, it can be hard to find any common ground. Chances are non-parents and single women don't find discussions about teething and diapers very interesting.

November 13, 2012 | Hollie Moore Barnidge | Opinion


Being thankful is a family tradition

Editor, It's that time of year when families gather together to give thanks. This was my late father's favorite time of year. It was a yearly tradition that my father would submit to the local paper a list of things for which he was thankful. As his daughter and in his honor and memory, I would like to carry on that tradition. I hope it touches the lives of those who didn't know him and brings a smile to the faces of those who did.

November 12, 2012 | Becky Chambless and Bill Owen Ludowici | Opinion


Midway City Council has no sense of urgency

The wheels of government move slowly, especially in Midway. I've attended city council meetings and have seen mundane projects voted through while important issues just languish.

November 12, 2012 | Len Calderone Columnist | Opinion


Let’s reassert the value of hard work

It is a paradox: Everywhere I go, supervisors tell me they can't find enough quality workers. Yet, the unemployment numbers hover at record highs. How is this possible?

November 08, 2012 | Tim Echols Guest columnist | Opinion


Salute to the heroes who did and did not make it home

Because of the timing of my column deadline, I defer comment on the elections until next week. I can say this much, however: We cast our votes freely and with no tanks in the street.

November 08, 2012 | Dick Yarbrough Guest columnist | Opinion


Put politics aside and move on with business of running the nation

Barring a repeat of the 2000 presidential election, with its hanging chads and recounts, the worst of this election season is over. Thank heavens for an end to robo calls and TV ads and a mailbox full of promises from candidates of all political stripes.

November 07, 2012 | Courier opinion | Opinion


Maybe mom isn’t always right

I think my husband and my daughter's pediatrician are in cahoots. Before I elaborate, let me stress that I like our pediatrician very much. He's been practicing for more than 20 years and has raised five healthy children of his own. He previously served as chairman of Memorial University Medical Center's Department of Pediatrics and definitely seems to know his stuff.

November 06, 2012 | Hollie Moore Barnidge | Opinion


Well, now who’s your English-speaking daddy?

I was rumaging through an old box of pictures and useless memorabilia yesterday and found my senior year report cards. Yes, I had two of them - one for the regular school year and one for summer school, which I had to attend in order to get my diploma signed by the school system superintendent. I flunked English and, unless I made up for it, I wasn't going to graduate. Oh the humility.

November 05, 2012 | Vic Waters Guest columnist | Opinion


Retired educators do not support charter-school amendment

The Liberty/Long Retired Educators Association would like to go on the record as recommending a "no" vote on the charter-school amendment. The following news release from the Georgia PTA outlines some reasons why voters should join us in our fight to defeat this attempt to divert needed funds from our local school boards.

November 05, 2012 | Don Melton President, Liberty/Long Retired Educators Association | Opinion


Medicare Part D needs to be left alone

Democrats in Washington, D.C., aren't being honest with the American people. Medicare is in big trouble. According to the latest report from the program's Trustees, Medicare is facing a $38 trillion shortfall and will be out of money in just 12 years.

November 01, 2012 | Buddy Carter State senator | Opinion


Ten reasons to vote ‘no’ on charter-school amendment

The charter school amendment will be decided Nov. 6. If it doesn't pass, it will be the greatest upset since David conked Goliath with a rock.

October 31, 2012 | Dick Yarbrough Guest columnist | Opinion


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Things to remember from past Septembers

As September makes its annual appearance my thoughts go to two events .

September 03, 2017 | By Lewis Levine Columnist | Opinion


Tough situation for Long County Board of Education

Benjamin Franklin wrote "in this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes."

September 03, 2017 | By Jeff Whitten Managing Editor | Opinion


We need to act to save oceans

Editor: The phytoplankton in the ocean produce 50 to 85 percent of the oxygen in the Earth's atmosphere. No oxygen, no life.

September 02, 2017 | Staff Report | Opinion


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