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A few weeks back, I mentioned the TBF/FLW High School Fishing Southeastern Conference Championship tournament scheduled for Lake Lanier. It has come and gone.

October 22, 2015 | By Dick Yarbrough Columnist | Opinion


Reader laments political correctness

Editor, PC - political correctness or political crap? If you haven't seen the latest Kia commercial, watch it the next time it comes on. The father is walking back to his Kia holding a trophy that his son received. It said, "Participant." The father pulled off the label and wrote "champs," as his son's team won all of its games. It is ridiculous that we are coddling our children and afraid that we might hurt their "self-esteem" just because they lost.

October 22, 2015 | Staff Report | Opinion


Catching up on statewide news

While we wait for the next round of presidential debates, let's take a moment to catch up on some of Georgia's major political stories.

October 21, 2015 | By Tom Crawford Columnist | Opinion


Talking to collect my stories

Southerners tend to collect stories. And we tend to talk to anyone who will talk to us. The latter tends to lead to the first.

October 20, 2015 | By Ronda Rich Columnist | Opinion


Saturday is perfect day to make a difference

The main day for our local Rivers Alive in Liberty County is this Saturday! This effort each year to help preserve and protect our waterways is held on our main cleanup day on the national Make a Difference Day.

October 19, 2015 | By Sara Swida Columnist | Opinion


Pipeline would break monopoly, provide consumer choice

Competition is desirable in today's oil and gas market because it lowers prices and offers more choices at the pump.

October 19, 2015 | By Patrick Parker Guest columnist | Opinion


Pipeline would break monopoly, provide consumer choice

Competition is desirable in today's oil and gas market because it lowers prices and offers more choices at the pump.

October 19, 2015 | By Patrick Parker Guest columnist | Opinion


Thanks to many for 'Fireball Run' success

Editor, Liberty County, we did it! Thanks to the support from many entities around the county, we successfully hosted a reality show here in our community. It seems crazy to plan for over a year for just two days, but this was an enormous undertaking that could not have happened without help from all areas of the county.

October 17, 2015 | Staff Report | Opinion


Somebody forgot to tell God world was ending

A group out of Philadelphia called eBible Fellowship, which does all its worshipping online ("All right, users, let us bow our heads and tweet") said recently that the world was going to end Oct. 7.

October 15, 2015 | By Dick Yarbrough Columnist | Opinion


Thanks to many for ‘Fireball Run’ success

Editor,

October 15, 2015 | Liberty County CVB Letter to the Editor | Opinion


Somebody forgot to tell God the world was ending

A group out of Philadelphia called eBible Fellowship, which does all its worshipping online ("All right, users, let us bow our heads and tweet") said recently that the world was going to end Oct. 7.

October 15, 2015 | By Dick Yarbrough Syndicated Columnist | Opinion


Deal moves to pick his own judicial system

Nathan Deal, meet Franklin Roosevelt.

October 14, 2015 | By Tom Crawford Columnist | Opinion


Avoiding the Plastic Ocean

Plastic Ocean - just the sound of that gives me shivers up and down my spine. Unfortunately, we are creating enormous "plastic patches" in almost every ocean and sea in the world. Our litter is creating these enormous patches that have a devastating effect on aquatic life.

October 13, 2015 | By Sara Swida Columnist | Opinion


Finding time to make a living

It was somewhere near the end of summer when it just came to me that perhaps my writing days were over. That it was time to just give up the ghost and move on from making a living as a writer and just settle into handling daily problems.

October 13, 2015 | By Ronda Rich Columnist | Opinion


Many Georgians struggle; it doesn't have to be

For the last 15 years or so, I've peered out across many crowded rooms filled to capacity with bright-eyed - on occasion, teary-eyed - Georgians.

October 13, 2015 | By Taifa Smith Butler Guest columnist | Opinion


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Clarkston is going down a grassy slope

When Mayor Ted Terry talks about the recent decision by him and the Clarkston City Council to dramatically reduce the penalty for the possession of ...

July 15, 2016 | Tom Crawford Syndicated columnist | Opinion


Time to lower rhetoric, start healing

Have we gone totally, completely insane? It is not bad enough that the specter of Islamic terrorism hangs over us like a toxic cloud. Now ...

July 14, 2016 | Dick Yarbrough Syndicated columnist | Opinion


Board pick weighs in on controversy

Editor,

July 14, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Opinion


Father says son mistreated at jail

Editor, Has the Liberty County Jail turned into Andersonville Prison?

July 12, 2016 | Staff Report | Opinion


Desperation holler in E. Kentucky

The despair in their eyes haunts me still. The dullness of emotion, the deadness of spirit shall remain forever embedded in my memory.

July 12, 2016 | By Ronda Rich Columnist | Opinion


Anyone know about lost school near Midway

Editor, We've been hearing bits and pieces lately about Moose Hill School formerly located in or near Midway.

July 12, 2016 | Staff Report | Opinion


Conserve precious water

Nothing is more satisfying than a cold glass of water when it is hot, like it has been in recent days. But what if you ...

July 11, 2016 | By Sara Swida Columnist | Opinion


Support tax relief for wounded veterans

Editor, I urge you to support Senate Bill 2712, the Combat-Injured Veterans Tax Fairness Act of 2016, introduced by Sen. John Boozman, R-Ark., and co-sponsored ...

July 11, 2016 | Staff Report | Opinion


Annual event lures stars to the Valley

In 1937, Albert E. Brumley wrote a catchy gospel tune titled "Turn Your Radio On," which was eventually recorded by dozens of artists and groups ...

July 11, 2016 | By Kevin Slimp Columnist | Opinion


Vote no on Opportunity School District

In November, voters will decide whether the Georgia Constitution should be amended to allow Gov. Nathan Deal to create the Opportunity School District, or OSD ...

July 09, 2016 | By Dr. Alleen Magill Guest columnist | Opinion


Supreme Court sends a message

More than four decades have passed since the Supreme Court issued its Roe v. Wade decision, which made abortions legal, but the pro-life movement is ...

July 08, 2016 | By Tom Crawford Syndicated columnist | Opinion


Helen Walker loves to scream 'bingo!'

With the news surrounding Sarah Hyden-Smith, first female pastor in Lennox Valley, and Raymond Cooper's conversion at the Lutheran church, one might think the ...

July 07, 2016 | By Kevin Slimp Columnist | Opinion


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