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Skeeter Skates has lot to learn about politics

Skeeter Skates, owner of Skeeter's Tree Stump Removal and Plow Repair in Metropolitan Pooler, called me this week. That was an historic occasion. Maybe not man-landing on-the-moon historic, but pretty close to it.

May 17, 2012 | Dick Yarbrough Guest columnist | Opinion


Congress should stop taxes on dead soldiers’ debts

In February 2011, Marine Lance Cpl. Andrew Carpenter was shot and killed while on patrol in Afghanistan.

May 16, 2012 | Marietta Daily Journal mdjonline.com | Opinion


Transportation tax vote facing a hostile, confused public

Were it not for jawboning by the state and local chambers of commerce, plus quite a few hometown newspapers such as ours, the ballot question on July 31 regarding a special added penny of sales tax that will run for 10 years solely for transportation projects wouldn't have a prayer of carrying in most of the state. It still may not.

May 15, 2012 | Rome News-Tribune/The Augusta Chronicle | Opinion


Lessons from your mother can be used throughout life

Your mother tried to teach you some valuable lessons. Moms have a unique ability to impart essential wisdom. Unfortunately, most of us were too young to really appreciate their value. Mother's Day is a great time to review.

May 15, 2012 | Bryan Golden Guest columnist | Opinion


Mothers Day finds new mother torn between hometown and home

This Sunday marks my first Mother's Day as a mom. Never before have I had more respect for all the work that goes into being a good mom.

May 14, 2012 | Joselynn McKenna Columnist | Opinion


City’s spending doesn’t seem to be for the residents

Editor,

May 14, 2012 | Daniel Rico Hinesville | Opinion


City should meet citizens needs

Whenever I need a nap, I attend the monthly meeting of the Midway City Council. I have yet to see the council discuss important issues, or anyone on the council motion to do something really important, except Councilman Doyle.

May 10, 2012 | Len Calderone Guest columnist | Opinion


UGA team goes fishing with speaker’s lobbyists

Just when my life seemed to have lost all meaning, up jumps Ambassador to Outer Space Cynthia McKinney, who has announced her intentions to run for Congress as a member of the Green Party this fall in Georgia's 4th District.

May 10, 2012 | Dick Yarbrough Guest columnist | Opinion


No proof of excessive traffic violation enforcement by Midway Police officers

Editor,

May 09, 2012 | Terry Doyle Midway | Opinion


Is money a problem in politics? Depends on where you sit

The role of money in politics needs to be better understood. Does it make the political system work better, or is it a problem - and if so, how much of one?

May 08, 2012 | Lee Hamilton Guest columnist | Opinion


Military lifestyle coming to an end

It's hard to believe this is my last military spouse column. My husband receives his bulldog stamp this Wednesday and will be honorably discharged after 3 1/2 years of service. These last few years have been a wonderful, terrifying, challenging and fulfilling adventure. While I'm not sad to be moving onto something new, I'm very grateful for all the opportunities the Army has given us over the years.

May 08, 2012 | Joselynn McKenna Army spouse | Opinion


What does future hold for Gingrich?

Times-Herald, Newnan

May 08, 2012 | Times-Herald, Newnan | Opinion


Time to fix broken unemployment-insurance system

Out of work? Odds are you're also out of luck on unemployment benefits.

May 07, 2012 | Marianne Hill Guest columnist | Opinion


Talking taxes at friendly card game

Joe: Welcome to the card game, Ed.

May 03, 2012 | State Sen. Buddy Carter | Opinion


Federal judge sees majesty in law, not jokes

While May 1 was Law Day in the United States, Chief Judge Lisa Godbey Wood of the U.S. Southern District of Georgia said we Americans should remember that every day is a day of law in this country. There would be anarchy without it.

May 03, 2012 | Dick Yarbrough Guest columnist | Opinion


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Be a voice for those without one

Mahatma Ghandi once said, "The greatness of a nation can be judged by the way its animals are treated."

July 18, 2017 | By Lewis Levine Columnist | Opinion


Editor missed point of previous letter

Editor: This is in response to your staff column on July 9. I am afraid that you missed the point of my letter of July ...

July 18, 2017 | Staff Report | Opinion


Summer reading list with environment-friendly books

If you are already looking for ways to keep your kids busy and avoid the dreaded "Mom, I'm bored. I don't have anything ...

July 18, 2017 | By Sara Swida Columnist | Opinion


Gestures drive relations home

If you see a balding curmudgeon driving around somewhere with a certain finger extended at the world, pay no mind. It's just me, having ...

July 17, 2017 | By Jeff Whitten | Opinion


She's very much alive, thank you

Editor: Enjoyed the June 28 article in the Courier headlined "A craft and a passion" featuring a dear friend, David Swinford. However, a couple of ...

July 17, 2017 | Staff Report | Opinion


Depending on the wild Atlantic and Gulf Stream

The Gulf Stream is a virtual river that is 50 miles wide and over a mile deep. It is one of the most studied currents ...

July 15, 2017 | By Roy Hubbard Guest column | Opinion


God bless America, and how is everybody?

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

July 14, 2017 | By Argus Hamilton Syndicated humor columnist | Opinion


Drinking vodka not treason, yet

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

July 13, 2017 | By Argus Hamilton Columnist | Opinion


A dozen gardening hacks to keep things pretty

When I was growing up, the word "hack" meant a couple of different things: cutting something, like hacking a log, or someone that is unprofessional ...

July 11, 2017 | By Sara Swida Columnist | Opinion


It is time to end the partisanship

Lately I've been thinking and that can be a dangerous thing.

July 10, 2017 | By Lewis Levine Columnist | Opinion


It really isn't cooler in...

If you read Wednesday's paper, you likely saw the letter from longtime Midway critic Len Calderone comparing that city to Pooler.

July 10, 2017 | By Jeff Whitten | Opinion


Successful PBJ campaign keeps it simple

Editor: I'm not sure who coined the phrase "keep it simple," but we did, and the community response was tremendous. During the past three ...

July 10, 2017 | Staff Report | Opinion


Humor: Tech support suggesting USA reboot

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

July 07, 2017 | By Argus Hamilton Columnist | Opinion


City council holding Midway back

Editor:

July 07, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Opinion


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