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When giving to charity, don’t get taken

As hard as it is to believe, Christmas is just around the corner.

November 26, 2012 | The Albany Herald Online: | Opinion

We are all to blame for church membership dip

A recent study from the Pew Forum on Religion and Life reveals that for the first time in our history, more people in the United States claim no religious affiliation than those who do. There are now more than 13 million self-described atheists and agnostics (nearly 6 percent of the U.S. public), as well as nearly 33 million people who say they have no particular religious affiliation. Why is that?

November 23, 2012 | Dick Yarbrough Guest columnist | Opinion

Counting siblings as well as blessings

One of the things I'm most thankful for is growing up in a family that gave thanks. Three times a day, at every meal, my father said this blessing: Heavenly Father, pardon our sins, and give us hearts to be thankful for this and all our blessings. Amen.

November 22, 2012 | Roger Hines Guest columnist | Opinion

Republican party can — and must —work to change with the times

The election victory by President Barack Obama over Republican challenger Mitt Romney ends hopes for now of putting the country back on a more moderate course after four years spent veering hard left. And it leaves Republicans and conservatives here and elsewhere facing tough choices.

November 21, 2012 | Marietta Daily Journal Online: | Opinion

It’s time to change the nation’s election process

The elections finally are over. The emails and calls have stopped. The dreadful television ads have disappeared. We no longer have to listen to politicians make promises that they likely never will keep. During all of the election madness, were you satisfied with the whole process? I wasn't, and I think that the election procedure needs to be completely overhauled.

November 20, 2012 | Len Calderone Guest columnist | Opinion

Thank you to Georgia’s parents

Editor, November is Parent Engagement Month in Georgia, and schools across the state are highlighting the role parents play in a student's education. In addition, Nov. 15 is National Parent Involvement Day, a time for all parents to consider how they can get more involved in the education of their children, regardless of grade level.

November 19, 2012 | Dr. John Barge Georgia state school superintendent | Opinion

Working together will ensure military installation’s survival

Do you or someone you know work at Fort Stewart/Hunter Army Airfield?

November 15, 2012 | Paul Andreshak Guest columnist | Opinion

Join fight to increase pancreatic cancer five-year survival rate

Editor, Over the past 30 years there has been a revolution in science and medicine, resulting in increased survival rates for many diseases but, unfortunately, pancreatic cancer has not benefited from these advances because, historically, there haven't been enough people who know about it. As a result, pancreatic cancer is the only cancer with a five-year survival rate in the single digits, at just 6 percent. Even more alarming is that the disease is expected to move from the fourth- to the second-leading cause of cancer death in the United States by 2020 - possibly as early as 2015. We ...

November 15, 2012 | Diane Patino volunteer media coordinator, Pancreatic Cancer Action Network’s Savannah affiliate | Opinion

Junior E. Lee discusses recent election results

I have just received Junior E. Lee's analysis of the recent elections. Junior, as you know, is general manager of the Yarbrough Worldwide Media and Pest Control Company, located in Greater Garfield, and a certified pest-control professional. When not trying to get rid of termites in Arveen Ridley's barn, Junior manages one of the most highly respected polling organizations in the country, Round or Square Polls, Inc. His motto is, "We will cook the results as long as you've got the dough."

November 14, 2012 | Dick Yarbrough Guest columnist | Opinion

Manna House unable to provide holiday meals for local families in need

Editor, It is with regret that the board of directors of Manna House announces that it may be unable to provide Thanksgiving turkey baskets to needy Liberty County families. Manna House depends upon community, United Way and federal funds to support our mission. While the community has remained generous in their donations, the hoped-for federal funds for this year have not materialized. Without this money, our ability to purchase turkeys has been curtailed.

November 14, 2012 | Charles R. Rogers president, Manna House board of directors | Opinion

Friendship Missionary Baptist changes name to Thee Living Word of Georgia

Editor, I am to inform the community that Friendship Missionary Baptist Church is changing its name to Thee Living Word of Georgia. Our church was established in 1892 and has been known as the little church on the corner. During our 120 years of service, we have been deemed a strong pillar of the community.

November 13, 2012 | Pastor Curtis Thomas Pastor, Thee Living Word of Georgia | Opinion

I’ve waited a long time to brag

I brag too much about my baby. I also email and post too many photos of her on social-media sites. I can't help it. That might not seem out of character for a new parent, but it is for me. I spent all of my adolescent years and a good chunk of my adult life claiming I didn't want children. So, it seems to outsiders that I've done a complete 180, although that really isn't the case.

November 13, 2012 | Hollie Moore Barnidge | Opinion

Mommy play dates are important

Motherhood seems to make it nearly impossible to keep and make friends. It's not that old friends aren't still amazing. But if they don't have children, it can be hard to find any common ground. Chances are non-parents and single women don't find discussions about teething and diapers very interesting.

November 13, 2012 | Hollie Moore Barnidge | Opinion

Being thankful is a family tradition

Editor, It's that time of year when families gather together to give thanks. This was my late father's favorite time of year. It was a yearly tradition that my father would submit to the local paper a list of things for which he was thankful. As his daughter and in his honor and memory, I would like to carry on that tradition. I hope it touches the lives of those who didn't know him and brings a smile to the faces of those who did.

November 12, 2012 | Becky Chambless and Bill Owen Ludowici | Opinion

Midway City Council has no sense of urgency

The wheels of government move slowly, especially in Midway. I've attended city council meetings and have seen mundane projects voted through while important issues just languish.

November 12, 2012 | Len Calderone Columnist | Opinion

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Right thing, wrong reasons

The recent unpleasantness surrounding Delta Air Lines, the NRA, and a foregone tax break are a telling example of how the right thing often gets ...

March 08, 2018 | Tom Crawford | Opinion

Who you calling a fish wrap?

Editor: Obviously the person referring to our Coastal Courier as a fish wrap does not subscribe to it and probably never has. I'm a ...

March 06, 2018 | Staff Report | Opinion

Senate passes bill creating joint defense commission

This week under the Gold Dome, bills that passed the Senate and the House were sent to the other chamber for consideration on what we ...

March 06, 2018 | Sen. Ben Watson | Opinion

The British are not coming, folks

Editor: The tragedy of repeated school shooting angers and depresses me, as I am sure it does most. I cannot fathom the depth of despair ...

March 05, 2018 | Staff Report | Opinion

Keep trash out of gutters, let rain have the drain

Storm drains. You may take them for granted but you've just got to love them.

March 05, 2018 | By Sara Swida Columnist | Opinion

Bear, Moe, you will be missed

The past couple of weeks have been tough. Two weeks ago, a friend of mine and former co-worker from the Hinesville Fire Department, George "Bear ...

March 05, 2018 | By Mike Riddle Special to the Courier | Opinion

NRA, Delta is ready when you are

If I were running Delta Airline, I'd end discounted tickets for everybody and blame it on Georgia's Republicans. I'd say I did ...

March 05, 2018 | By Jeff Whitten | Opinion

Children would benefit from running their own sports

Thirty years ago, I offered a free (expenses-only) speaking engagement to any community that would abolish adult-organized-and-run children's sports programs (except those run by ...

March 02, 2018 | John Rosemond | Opinion

Adopt a highway, help reduce litter

Liberty County is our home. Just as we take care of our family homes where we live, we need to take care of our community ...

February 27, 2018 | By Sara Swida Columnist | Opinion

Senate tackles tax, broadband bills

This week in the Senate, we heard 19 pieces of legislation on the floor. Our days were filled with long mornings in chamber and longer ...

February 27, 2018 | Sen. Blake Tillery Special to the Courier | Opinion

Fort Stewart is important to state, nation

Georgia is proud of our eight elite military bases that represent every branch of our armed forces. Between our active-duty members, military reserve members and ...

February 27, 2018 | By Casey Cagle Guest columnist | Opinion

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