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Judge clears way for police to check for undocumented immigrants

Those seeking stronger enforcement of this country's laws against illegal immigration - which is long overdue - can take heart from a decision this week by U.S. District Judge Tom Thrash in Atlanta and, prior to that, a decision by the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.

December 25, 2012 | Marietta Daily Journal, Dec. 14 Online: www.mdjonline.com | Opinion


The labor battles in Michigan

Michigan gave birth to the United Auto Workers. The union was founded at a convention in Detroit in 1935. After its famous sit-down strike in 1937 in Flint, Mich., the UAW won recognition by General Motors and, in the next several years, by Chrysler and Ford. It was the advent of an era of industrial unionization that may be coming to a symbolic end in the same place it started.

December 25, 2012 | Rich Lowry Guest columnist | Opinion


Community came through

Editor, On behalf of the Manna House Board of Directors I wish to say thank you to all the individuals, groups and churches that provided assistance to us in the form of money or food items at Thanksgiving.

December 24, 2012 | Charles R. Rogers President, Manna House Board of Directors | Opinion


Season is for hope, renewal, redemption

There seems to be a lot wrong with the world today. Just in recent weeks, the deranged among us have killed our children en masse and individually. Our business and political leaders seem to be unable to represent our best interests.

December 24, 2012 | Courier editorial | Opinion


Make road grant money available for all

There are some 20,000 miles of federal and state highways in Georgia - the interstate system and major roads that link our cities one to the other, carry our commuters to and from employment centers, and give structure to our thriving logistics industry and interstate commerce.

December 21, 2012 | Todd Long Guest columnist | Opinion


I wish I could’ve been there in Bethlehem

This column was a favorite of my friend, Otis Brumby Jr., publisher of the Marietta Daily Journal and Neighbor newspapers, who passed away earlier this year. It is dedicated to his memory.

December 20, 2012 | Dick Yarbrough Guest columnist | Opinion


Budget challenges facing our state

When the Georgia General Assembly convenes in January in Atlanta, revenue - or the lack thereof - may decide what gets done.

December 19, 2012 | Newnan Times-Herald Online: www.times-herald.com | Opinion


Build stronger educational, financial base for children

With the holiday season upon us, most Georgians are thinking about celebrations with family and friends, holiday breaks and, of course, gifts.

December 18, 2012 | Dr. John Barge Guest columnist | Opinion


Parents and children from all types of families need to ‘play’

The differentiation between stay-at-home moms and working moms may not be as pronounced these days as it has been in the past, but I do believe it still is alive and well. I don't think either group works hard to keep this barrier in place; it just seems to exist due to different lifestyle habits, schedules and family routines.

December 17, 2012 | Hollie Moore Barnidge Courier managing editor | Opinion


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


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Cutting butter with a nuclear chainsaw

Editor: With abundant justification, much has been written about the colossally expensive, publicly subsidized, 30-billion-dollar fiasco known as the Plant Vogtle nuclear power-plant expansion. That ...

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Running from the Russians

Writing about something before it happens for publication after the fact is a pain in the you-know-what, but here I am doing it anyway.

November 06, 2017 | By Jeff Whitten | Opinion


Maybe it's not the schools afterall

I am trying to remember when our public school system became an inferior way to learn to read, write and cipher. Maybe public schools have ...

November 04, 2017 | By Dick Yarbrough Columnist | Opinion


Don't punish business with tax reform

As a legislator here in Georgia who chairs a committee dedicated to fostering greater economic development and growth, I am completely behind the concept of ...

November 03, 2017 | By State Rep. Ron Stephens Special to the Courier | Opinion


Bad childhoods can show parents what not to do

I was standing in the lobby of an auditorium in which I'd just spoken, talking with a small group of attendees, when a 30-something ...

November 03, 2017 | By John Rosemond Family Psychologist | Opinion


Humor: Beer can aluminium paying better than bank interest

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

November 02, 2017 | By Argus Hamilton Columnist | Opinion


Republicans attacking their own party

Several candidates for higher office are employing an old campaign strategy: attack the establishment as being hopelessly corrupt and promise to clean up the mess.

November 02, 2017 | By Tom Crawford Columnist | Opinion


Bullies are human, but bullying is not

Bullying is something I know very well. I've experienced every type of bullying you can imagine. I'm still experiencing it to this day.

October 31, 2017 | By De'Lacy Rouse Guest columnist | Opinion


To be understood, seek to understand

In 1943, Abraham Maslow wrote a paper titled "A Theory of Human Motivation." In it, Maslow described a pyramid-shaped figure, representing the most basic needs ...

October 31, 2017 | Patricia Jones Guest columnist | Opinion


Close session tape holds a surprises

Say what you want about the current Hinesville City Council, but it makes for interesting copy.

October 30, 2017 | By Jeff Whitten | Opinion


Make Halloween ghoulishly 'green' in '17

Halloween has always been my favorite holiday. When the kids were young, I absolutely loved decorating the house inside and out for this creepy day ...

October 30, 2017 | By Sara Swida Columnist | Opinion


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