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What's wrong with our schools?

Editor, What's wrong with our education system, our educators?

October 09, 2013 | Staff Report | Opinion


State DDS doesn't want you standing in line 3 hours

After a friend told me she recently waited three and a half hours to get her Georgia driver's license renewed and then had to deal with a clerk who could have passed for a robot - and an unhelpful one, at that - I thought this to be a typical example of a bunch of government bureaucrats who don't care because they don't have to.

October 09, 2013 | By Dick Yarbrough | Opinion


Up for toddler travels?

I apparently did not learn my lesson two weeks ago with the debacle in involving an explosion of Gerber puffed-wheat snacks in church.

October 08, 2013 | By Hollie Moore Barnidge | Opinion


Language has been dragged into gutter

Recently, I was in a bookstore with a friend. We stopped at a table near the front of the store and it was loaded with different books that had such obscene titles that many of the words were expressed as @?*#.

October 08, 2013 | By Ronda Rich Columnist | Opinion


Rivers Alive is one way to make community better

Life is so hectic, and it seems to go by so fast the older I get.

October 07, 2013 | By Sara Swida Columnist | Opinion


Charges against senator feed negative perception

Despite the rants of publicity-seeking bigots, the blather of Twitter twits and a national news media more interested in scooping the competition than in accurate reporting, the fact is that our American system of justice presumes one is innocent until proven guilty.

October 03, 2013 | By Dick Yarbrough | Opinion


No place for Obamacare right now

The American people are rejecting Obamacare by wide margins. Recent polls in Georgia suggest that more than 57 percent of respondents have an unfavorable view of Obamacare and only 31 percent have a favorable view.

October 02, 2013 | By State Sen. Buddy Carter Special to the Courier | Opinion


Is our government really dysfunctional

Voters and federal workers are by now getting tired of all these cat-and-mouse games the two political parties in Congress are playing with their livelihoods and with the nation's economy. That includes the government shutdown because of the failure of Republicans and Democrats in the two chambers to find a compromise. Each has an objective and neither minds inflicting suffering on others to try to get its way.

October 02, 2013 | The Brunswick News | Opinion


What Congress should do with NSA

Washington is beginning to debate the proper extent of government eavesdropping powers in the wake of Edward Snowden's revelations about the NSA. It's hardly as robust a discussion as it should be, but it's a desperately needed start.

October 01, 2013 | By Lee Hamilton Columnist | Opinion


Litter costs you even if you don't realize it

I don't understand the mindset of someone who litters. What are they thinking?

October 01, 2013 | By Sara Swida Columnist | Opinion


Some jobs are meant for two

I recently made the mistake of trying to handle a "two-man job" by myself. I won't do that again.

October 01, 2013 | By Hollie Moore Barnidge | Opinion


Closing Fort Stewart would lower taxes

Editor, The U.S. government, the Department of Defense, the Department of the Army and the BRAC committee need to be thinking about closing down Fort Stewart.

October 01, 2013 | Staff Report | Opinion


Shaped-note harmony makes life worth living

One day during lunch, my new-to-the-South-but-thoroughly-loving-it husband commented on the singing of our church's choir, which is led by my brother-in-law, Rodney.

September 30, 2013 | By Ronda Rich Columnist | Opinion


A tribute to our fire-fighting heroes

In our lives, there are places and things we remember. I remember one event as if it were yesterday.

September 26, 2013 | By State Sen. Buddy Carter Special to the Courier | Opinion


What will happen on Sept. 30

Sept. 30 is the end date for those in Congress to reach an agreement on the budget and spending. The threat of a possible government shutdown looms. What does that mean for those of us outside of the political power circle?

September 26, 2013 | By Friends of Fort Stewart/Hunter | Opinion


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Fighting child abuse, neglect should be priority

April is Child Abuse Prevention Month in Georgia, as proclaimed by Gov. Nathan Deal. Child abuse is a subject I don't like to think about, let alone write about, and you probably would just as soon not read about. But it is there, and we need to acknowledge it and demand some solutions.

April 10, 2014 | By Dick Yarbrough Columnist | Opinion


Lawmakers want guns in more places

In the Georgia Legislature, even a relatively simple bill can turn into one of the most important pieces of legislation that is considered.

April 09, 2014 | By State Sen Buddy Carter Special to the Courier | Opinion


Swarm of gnat nation has arrived

Just a wisp of time elapsed, and the almighty sand-gnat is back with a vengeance. Like a swallow returning to Capistrano or a martin to a gourd, the little varmints are back just in time for the Blessing of the Fleet. They just refuse to give up.

April 09, 2014 | By Vic Waters Columnist | Opinion


No point fighting desire to help others

They all come with some kind of a price and all with a certain amount of disappointment, but still, Rodney keeps trying.

April 08, 2014 | By Ronda Rich Columnist | Opinion


Don't be at kid's beck and call

Call me an old-timer, but moms and dads just did things differently when I was a child. The overall approach to parenting seems to have changed so much. My parents fostered independence in my siblings and me. They wanted us to learn early on that we needed to be able to speak and do things for ourselves, and the sooner we understood that, the better off we'd be.

April 08, 2014 | By Hollie Moore Barnidge | Opinion


Effort to eradicate blight won't work

Editor, Hmm. I read in the Coastal Courier that Liberty County's government and various cities' political leaders have declared a war on blight. You know - yada, yada, yada.

April 07, 2014 | Staff Report | Opinion


Time to fix government is overdue

In 1965, Wilbur Mills, the chairman of the powerful Ways and Means Committee, brought legislation establishing Medicare and Medicaid to the floor of the U.S. House.

April 07, 2014 | By Lee Hamilton Columnist | Opinion


Elected leaders need backbrones

Editor,

April 03, 2014 | Staff Report | Opinion


Irritating, you got to love it

Even by my impossibly high standards, this has been a good week. It began with a whack upside the head from a reader in South Georgia after I opined that those who want to change the way we teach our children in public schools ought to have their kids in public schools. I was referring to the efforts led by Sen. William Ligon, R-Brunswick, to overturn the Common Core curriculum in the recent legislative session.

April 02, 2014 | By Dick Yarbrough Columnist | Opinion


Legislative session was an embarrassment

Having had time to reflect on the recently completed 2014 session of the Georgia General Assembly, it is with great regret that I have to say it was the most embarrassing performance by your state legislature that I can remember.

April 02, 2014 | By State Rep. Al Williams Special to the Courier | Opinion


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