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Race discussion deserves public forum

Editor, Having grown up just south of the Mason-Dixon line, my childhood life experiences were fully integrated. Upon reaching the age of majority, I was off to experience the world starting with the civil-rights movement, then several years of war and the associated inhumanity of mankind against their brethren and the pain and poverty it creates. This was followed by many years in different states and countries observing life.

September 24, 2013 | Staff Report | Opinion

Kingston keeping eye on aging submarines

A good many members of Congress seem to be perfectly content to just sit back and watch the nation's defenses, both domestic and abroad, walk a netless, high-wire tightrope. There is no other way to explain why they continue to let something called "sequestration" continue to blindly whack away at defense programs, military personnel and other vitally important costs. …

September 24, 2013 | The Brunswick News | Opinion

Meet Midway's candidates

The present terms for the Midway mayor and city-council members are coming to an end. On Nov. 5, the citizens of Midway will decide who they want to manage the city for the next four years.

September 23, 2013 | By Len Calderone Columnist | Opinion

Losing a friend does a number on the heart

It seems too many loved ones recently have said good-bye to this vale of grief and sorrow and said hello to sweet eternity. Heaven is blessed, but I am distressed.

September 23, 2013 | By Ronda Rich Columnist | Opinion

A community coming together for the Army

With the use of terms like sequestration, BRAC and budget cuts, it is easy to see and feel the concern in today's Army.

September 19, 2013 | By Anita Hughes Guest columnist | Opinion

Another tragic shooting will awaken gun debate

Monday's news that a shooting rampage left 12 dead at the Navy Yard in Washington, D.C., was jarring and also left us asking the one question that matters most and yet is hardest to answer.

September 19, 2013 | Staff Report | 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 18, 2013 | By State Sen. Buddy Carter Special to the Courier | Opinion

More points to debate

Editor, I'm not much with back-and-forths, but I never shy away from a good debate, either, so as a rebuttal of sorts, I will address the comments made in Bruce A. McCartney's letter to the editor:

September 18, 2013 | Staff Report | Opinion

We the Unwashed won't help either side in Syria

Dear Syrian rebels: I thought I'd take a minute to correspond with you as you resume your efforts to overthrow Syrian dictator Bashar Assad.

September 18, 2013 | By Dick Yarbrough Columnist | Opinion

Author's house can't keep me out forever

In the past several years, I have had as much luck visiting the historically preserved home of iconic Southern writer Eudora Welty as I would have had when she was alive. The front door always is shut to me.

September 17, 2013 | By Ronda Rich Columnist | Opinion

Voyager should have been big story

If this were the world it should be, the front-page, above-the-fold headline on this and other newspapers Friday would have been the Thursday announcement that Voyager 1, a NASA spacecraft launched 36 years ago, had crossed the boundaries of our solar system, becoming mankind's first emissary to the stars.

September 17, 2013 | By Athens Banner-Herald | Opinion

Step away form the Velveeta

In typical scatter-brained-mom fashion, I set out last Saturday morning to assemble what was supposed to be an easy dinner in the Crock-Pot, only to realize I forgot one key ingredient.

September 17, 2013 | By Hollie Moore Barnidge | Opinion

Can U.S. avoid chaos swirling around Syria?

As Washington swirls with proposals, counter-proposals and political brinksmanship in response to diplomatic efforts on Syria, the situation has a lot of people scratching their heads. Couldn't President Obama and Congress have handled this differently?

September 17, 2013 | By Lee Hamilton Columnist | Opinion

Wind-dex Awards honor businesses

The Win-dex Awards give you a chance to pick a business that deserves a pat on the back for looking good.

September 16, 2013 | By Sara Swida Columnist | Opinion

Many of county's tribulations are in the past

Editor, There are four states that have counties named Liberty. After reading Liberty County Commissioner Gary Gilliard's recent letter to the editor, I'm not sure which Liberty County he was referring to. Surely not Georgia's Liberty County.

September 16, 2013 | Staff Report | Opinion

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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

Congratulations to HomeProud winners

Sometimes, I think I focus too much on the litter. But it is the nature of what I do.

April 01, 2014 | By Sara Swida Columnist | Opinion

Long County, let us have our guns

Editor, I travel a lot and have written on the subject of gun rights before. Recently in Atlanta, they locked down a school because a neighbor was squirrel hunting nearby. Those people in Sandy Hook, Conn., are getting a new school because one of their own citizens committed murder there. Pretty soon, local commissioners are going to be sending drones through the community to look for zoning violations.

April 01, 2014 | Staff Report | Opinion

April is Month of the Military Child

Editor, April marks the nation's "Month of the Military Child" - a time to honor youth and their service to our country. On Tuesday, April 15, as a visible way to show support and thank military children for their strength and sacrifices, the public is invited to "Purple Up! For Military Kids." Everyone in the community is encouraged to wear purple shirts, scarves, shoes, buttons and pants. If it's purple, or can be turned purple, make it happen.

April 01, 2014 | Staff Report | Opinion

Losing friends hurts; laughter will return

It happened recently - the 20th anniversary of stock-car racer Davey Allison's death. Maybe you remember him. Maybe you don't. But I shall never forget him.

April 01, 2014 | By Ronda Rich Columnist | Opinion

Put kids' safety above all else

There is nothing more important than the safety and protection of innocent children. Not constitutional rights, not animal rights, not thoughts, opinions, feelings or political beliefs. The lives of children must be given top priority.

April 01, 2014 | By Hollie Moore Barnidge | Opinion

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