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TSPLOST may go splat with Georgia voters

The 10-county, $7-billion metro Atlanta transportation referendum is set to be decided by voters next Tuesday. If passed, the plan will be funded for 10 years by a 1-cent sales tax. Even if your county votes it down, the measure still becomes law if a majority votes for it.

July 25, 2012 | Dick Yarbrough Guest columnist | Opinion


Thanks to all who made former educator’s birthday party memorable

Editor, A few months ago, at the conclusion of Olin Fraser's funeral, two of my former students, Jimmy Smith and Tommy Davis, came up to me and told me they were going to have a birthday party for me the Saturday after my birthday. This occasion happened this past Saturday night, and what a party it was!

July 25, 2012 | Ed Edwards Former Liberty County School System superintendent/educator | Opinion


Identification process is overkill

Several forms of identification are now required from residents applying for or renewing a driver's license in Georgia. The state Legislature adopted it after it was passed by the U.S. Congress, which made the law mandatory across the land. The objective is to keep illegal immigrants from obtaining a valid license to operate a vehicle on roads and highways.

July 24, 2012 | The Brunswick News Online: www.brunswicknews.com | Opinion


Bus system does make sense in theory

I'll tell you honestly that I have been more tempted to jump on the bash-the-bus-system bandwagon than I actually have been to jump on the bus. That said, I love the idea in theory.

July 24, 2012 | Joselynn McKenna Guest columnist | Opinion


The private sector is not doing fine

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the U.S. economy created just 80,000 jobs in the month of June, fewer than expected and far lower than the number needed to accommodate population growth, much less begin reducing unemployment.

July 23, 2012 | Jack Kingston U.S. representative | Opinion


LCHS biennial reunion full of fun, entertainment and good memories

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July 23, 2012 | Charles Frasier President, LCHS Alumni Association (1953-1972) | Opinion


Time to create a different model for housing

Recently, the story broke that foreclosures were at the lowest level since 2007. That sounds like great news - we're finally cleaning up the mess from the real estate bubble. Except for one thing: RealtyTrac.com, a marketer of information on foreclosed real estate, noted in April that the number of short sales (where a bank allows an owner to sell for less than is owed on the mortgage) were up by 33 percent from last year. In other words, there's still plenty of distressed real estate; the banks are just using a different method to get rid of ...

July 19, 2012 | Doug Pibel Managing editor, YES! Magazine | Opinion


Being a much-beloved columnist is no easy task

Would you allow an unlicensed electrician to install a bug zapper in your living room? Would you let an unlicensed plumber unclog the throne in your reading room? Would you give an unlicensed pilot permission to take you for a spin in his Sopwith Camel and allow an unlicensed insurance agent to sell your significant other a policy that would encourage you to do just that?

July 18, 2012 | Dick Yarbrough Guest columnist | Opinion


County commission chairman race is an important one

Editor,

July 18, 2012 | Jimmy Darsey Hinesville | Opinion


Leaders don’t know how they would spend all the transportation sales tax

Editor,

July 17, 2012 | Joe Gillam Hinesville | Opinion


Bus fund should doom TSPLOST itself

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July 17, 2012 | Ricky Parks Hinesville | Opinion


Make ‘someday’ today with hurricane preparations

From tornadoes to flash floods and hurricanes to earthquakes, history proves that emergencies can happen unexpectedly and impact communities of all sizes. Many Georgians can attest to that, having experienced their fair share of severe weather in recent years. And with the peak of the hurricane season still ahead, there's a good chance that we'll face more severe weather before the year is out.

July 16, 2012 | Mike Hodges with Charley English Guest columnists | Opinion


Staying on track

I fear routine. I pride myself in being a spontaneous woman, willing to take on a new adventure at any time and make last-minute changes on a whim. Never have I been the one to keep a daily planner or even keep up the calendar on my computer. I don't do schedules.

July 16, 2012 | Joselynn McKenna Columnist | Opinion


Cheese in the health care reform Medicaid trap

On June 28, in one of its most anticipated rulings ever, the U.S. Supreme Court upheld the constitutionality of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.

July 12, 2012 | State Sen. Buddy Carter Guest columnist | Opinion


Midway scrapes by with discount-store economy

Midway is growing dollar by dollar. If you can't find what you are looking for in the Dollar General, you will soon be able to walk next door and shop in a Family Dollar.

July 12, 2012 | Len Calderone Guest columnist | Opinion


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Covering crime can wear you out

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Bad news for utility, taxpayers

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August 11, 2017 | By Tom Crawford Columnist | Opinion


Lot of activity in Sept.

We are finally on the downside of summer. Hopefully, there will not be too many more oppressively hot days.

August 10, 2017 | By Sara Swida KLB Director | Opinion


Humor: Is Dennis Rodman the only one who can save the world?

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

August 10, 2017 | By Argus Hamilton Columnist | Opinion


It’s a mad, mad, mad world

Every time you turn around these days it seems somebody's mad at somebody, or mad about something somebody else is doing.

August 09, 2017 | By Jeff Whitten Managing Editor | Opinion


Commissioner explains resignation

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August 08, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Opinion


Some on both sides want to stifle the press

A new Economist/YouGov poll shows that 45 percent of Republicans favor using the courts to "shut down" media outlets that publish "biased or inaccurate ...

August 04, 2017 | By Eric Schulzke Guest columnist | Opinion


Humor: Where to film the sequel to ‘Animal House’

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

August 04, 2017 | By Argus Hamilton Columnist | Opinion


Humor: Russia behind missing socks

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

August 03, 2017 | By Argus Hamilton Columnist | Opinion


Help homeless kids in our region

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August 03, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Opinion


From television star to preacher

Mama was always proud for people who pulled themselves up and did well in life. She rooted for them, bragged on them and delighted in ...

August 03, 2017 | By Ronda Rich Syndicated columnist | Opinion


Buddy Carter’s big moment

The biggest political story in the nation, the defeat of Obamacare repeal legislation, featured an unlikely appearance by a person you would never expect to ...

August 02, 2017 | By Tom Crawford Syndicated columnist | Opinion


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