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Jekyll’s new convention center is welcome addition

Two decades ago and earlier, many Georgia business and civic organizations were fond of holding their annual meetings and conventions at Georgia's state run Jekyll Island near Brunswick. But that all changed as the state - which bought the island in 1947 - allowed the convention facilities to deteriorate. Convention business left Jekyll.

May 30, 2012 | The Times-Herald, Newnan | Opinion


Kingston’s right about military sponsoring sports

U.S. Rep. Jack Kingston, R-Ga. 1st, has a keen eye or divining rod for pinpointing fat and wasteful spending in the federal budget.

May 29, 2012 | The Brunswick News | Opinion


Boring is as boring does, it’s not the place

There's nothing to do around Hinesville. It's a claim I've heard probably a thousand times since moving here and one I still don't understand.

May 29, 2012 | Joselynn McKenna Columnist | Opinion


Local firm thanked for Long County Law Day

Editor,

May 29, 2012 | Kenneth L. Shigley President | Opinion


Medical benefits of coffee, for real?

Lovers of a cup of java first thing in the morning got an extra little pick-me-up with a report that finds that coffee drinkers tend to live longer than their non-coffee-drinking counterparts. ...

May 28, 2012 | Albany Herald | Opinion


Memorial Day is close to us

If you're like most Americans, you're likely spending this weekend celebrating the first full holiday weekend of the summer. Perhaps now that school is out, you're taking a family vacation. Or maybe you're staying at home, happy to escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life. We hope you enjoy the holiday.

May 28, 2012 | Courier editorial | Opinion


A new, electronic age twist on an old evangelical gimmick

I got an email today suggesting that in the November election we should write in "Jesus" for president. This note came from Bill Keller, proclaimed to be the world's leading internet evangelist.

May 24, 2012 | Dwain Walden Guest columnist | Opinion


Open letter to Georgia’s public school teachers

I write to applaud you for having made it through another year in Georgia's public schools. Good for you. Frankly, I wonder sometimes why you do what you do and then I remember that you are changing young lives for the better. Not many of us can make that claim.

May 24, 2012 | Dick Yarbrough Guest columnist | Opinion


Long County sheriff does actually live in the county

Editor, There has been a lot of discussion among the candidates that are running for Long County sheriff regarding my residency. I would like to take this opportunity to set the record straight.

May 23, 2012 | Craig W. Nobles Long County Sheriff | Opinion


South Georgia losing political influence

Going into the 2010 census, it was generally understood that Southwest Georgia, with its population stagnant, would take a political blow once the numbers from the census were used to determine the distribution of seats in the General Assembly and Congress.

May 22, 2012 | Albany Herald | Opinion


Control your weight; don’t rely on others

Imagine the federal government of the United States came to your door with a national security problem - and asked you to handle it.

May 22, 2012 | The Augusta Chronicle | Opinion


Congressional gridlock to continue into foreseeable future

It's hard to understand how members of a lawmaking and policy-making body with an approval rating that's lower than 20 percent can keep their jobs.

May 22, 2012 | The Brunswick News | Opinion


Excited about the future for our graduates

As tassels are pulled from one side of the graduation cap to the other, another generation leaves high school and enters into adulthood.

May 22, 2012 | Joselynn McKenna Columnist | Opinion


Save HOPE, keep students here

More than 100 Long County teenagers this weekend and more than 600 of Liberty County's next weekend will take what likely is one of their first rites of passage into adulthood, walking across stages to receive their high-school diplomas.

May 21, 2012 | Courier editorial | Opinion


Community made scholarships possible

Editor,

May 21, 2012 | Gary Gilliard President/CEO Seven Ministries | Opinion


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Articles by Section - Opinion


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 ...

November 06, 2017 | Staff Report | Opinion


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


Advice for a president who needs it

Pardon this journalistic equivalent of spitting in the wind but I thought it was important that you hear from one of the "deplorables" who resides ...

October 27, 2017 | By Dick Yarbrough Columnist | Opinion


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