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New public safety law deserves support

This year's Georgia legislative session didn't make a lot of noise outside of Atlanta. But its echoes will be heard for decades to come.

April 19, 2012 | By Augusta Chronicle | Opinion


Putting 'happy' back in 'happy birthday

Salesman: Welcome to Ed's New and Used Car Sales. How can I help you?

April 18, 2012 | By State Sen. Buddy Carter Special to the Courier | Opinion


Shepherd Center rebuilds lives

Those of you who regularly check this space know this, but to the newcomers out there: I am a whiner. Like Goldilocks, I whine when the porridge is too hot. I whine when the porridge is too cold. But unlike Goldilocks, I whine even when the glop is just right.

April 18, 2012 | By Dick Yarbrough Columnist | Opinion


Join the party for the planet on Earth Day

It's coming. It is nearly time to "party for the planet" and, hopefully, learn something too.

April 17, 2012 | By Sara Ann Swida Columnist | Opinion


Article didn't reflect Ludowici council meeting accurately

Editor, After reading an article in the Coastal Courier about the recent Ludowici City Council meeting, I feel I need to make a few points. The article states that the council discussed the mayor's travel pay; it did not. The meeting was set up a week early and for 9 a.m., even though the council said meetings would be at 6 p.m. This was a ploy to have a meeting the public wouldn't be able to attend. They did hire the police chief after a lengthy executive meeting, which only three members of the council attended ...

April 16, 2012 | Staff Report | Opinion


No one is perfect -- really, they're not

I'm always a little bit jealous of those military spouses who seem to have it all together. You know the type. They're forever patient with their children. They don't ever fight with their husbands. They present four perfectly dressed children at early morning activities and still somehow find time to straighten their hair and do their makeup just so.

April 16, 2012 | By Joselynn McKenna Columnist | Opinion


State is undermining public education

The state of Georgia is undermining our public schools. This may seem like an exaggeration, but the facts are clear.

April 16, 2012 | By Joseph G. Martin Jr. Guest columnist | Opinion


Budget, schools were session priorities

Looking back over the 2012 session of the Georgia General Assembly, we legislators worked hard to achieve the goals that we set.

April 13, 2012 | By State Rep. Ron Stephens Special to the Courier | Opinion


Fix Georgia's health care at home

After a historic three days of oral arguments before the U.S. Supreme Court, the fate of the federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act known as ObamaCare lies in the hands of nine justices. Until the expected high court ruling in June, pundits and policy wonks will pick apart the questions and answers in the oral arguments. But Americans know that whether the law stands, crumbles or collapses, health care policy in these United States needs a fix.

April 12, 2012 | By Benita M. Dodd Guest columnist | Opinion


Obama's Supreme Court challenge questionable

I've said it before and I'll say it again: President Barack Obama thinks that he is the supreme leader of the United States. If you studied your history - or lived it - you know of other "supreme leaders" that have arisen in other countries from time to time. That didn't turn out so good.

April 12, 2012 | By Len Calderone Columnist | Opinion


Daydreaming about wished-for headlines

I tend to daydream. Sometimes I look at the shape of the clouds above me and I can see a tea kettle or maybe the little fat guy that runs North Korea. And then sometimes I just close my eyes and think of headlines I would like to see, such as:

April 11, 2012 | By Dick Yarbrough Columnist | Opinion


Questionable things going on in Midway

Liberty County collects property taxes from the citizens of Midway. I still do not understand why this is. I would like to know what services are performed by the county for the city. Personally, I think the county collects more taxes than it spends on city services. In other words, the county may be ripping off the city, and no one seems to be doing anything about it.

April 10, 2012 | By Len Calderone | Opinion


Litter prevention, accountability

I believe in miracles. I know many people do not, but Easter is a wonderful time to remember that miracles do happen. I have experienced several in my lifetime - some that were big and incredible and that I know made a life-changing impact on me. I also experience many small miracles that confirm how good life is just when I need a gentle reminder that this world is full of wonderful things.

April 10, 2012 | By Sara Ann Swida Columnist | Opinion


Beware, it's not always in the name

MOULTRIE - Ever noticed how you can read the name or title of something and immediately you draw an impression of what it's about, but then you find out it's something totally different?

April 09, 2012 | By Dwain Walden Columnist | Opinion


'Spice' prompts changes in drug laws

Editor, The Georgia General Assembly recently changed the current criminal-code section that deals with synthetic marijuana or "spice" as it commonly is known.

April 09, 2012 | Staff Report | Opinion


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Local media always running for re-election

This may come under the heading of home cooking but this is National Newspaper Week, something we should both be celebrating. Me, because I get ...

October 05, 2017 | By Dick Yarbrough Columnist | Opinion


Old adages fit the bill

In my latest book, "Grandma Was Right After All!," I take the top 25 parenting sayings of my youth and explain what they really meant.

October 05, 2017 | By John Rosemond Family psychologist | Opinion


Changes coming to city website

Beginning on Oct. 8, the city of Hinesville's website will go through some changes in regards to how our users log on to use ...

October 05, 2017 | By Brittany Denney Guest columnist | Opinion


Speaking out on the issue of the flag

Editor: After writing two letters to the editor last year concerning our 2016 presidential election, I said I would not do that again, but in ...

October 03, 2017 | Staff Report | Opinion


Cleanup keeps rivers alive and healthy

You're invited to wade into Rivers Alive with us this month as we focus on protecting our many diverse waterways throughout Liberty County.

October 03, 2017 | By Sara Swida Columnist | Opinion


Statue at courthouse honors all veterans

Editor: Just before daylight the other morning I went downtown to visit a fellow old solider. I've seen him many, many times but never ...

October 03, 2017 | Staff Report | Opinion


That's no way to run a bus service

Editor: On Tuesday, Sept. 18, I missed an appointment in downtown Hinesville because the bus servicing the area was 25 minutes behind schedule.

October 03, 2017 | Staff Report | Opinion


Times ain't a changing much

This column was going to be about my gearing up to run the Rock 'n' Roll marathon in November.

October 02, 2017 | By Jeff Whitten | Opinion


Former city manager: 'I am truly humbled'

Editor, The day I graduated from college, Mayor Carl Dykes, along with council members Frank Bagley, Ben Darsey, Bobby Fussell, W.I. Stafford and Alonzo ...

October 02, 2017 | Staff Report | Opinion


Never too late to think legacy

Do me a favor, will you? I would greatly appreciate it if you would see that my obituary gets printed as is, just in case ...

September 30, 2017 | By Dick Yarbrough Columnist | Opinion


Does therapy help kids?

Q: Over the past year, our 4-year-old has developed several fears that have become quite disruptive. It started with a fear of dogs, which is ...

September 29, 2017 | By John Rosemond Family psychologist | Opinion


Humor: President Trump vs. NFL and NFL vs. us

HOLLYWOOD - God bless America, and how's everybody?

September 28, 2017 | By Argus Hamilton Columnist | Opinion


Lawmakers shirk duty to serve

On the seventh day of November, elections will be held in Atlanta and many other cities across Georgia as voters elect such local officials as ...

September 28, 2017 | By Tom Crawford Columnist | Opinion


A good man needs help

I'll keep this brief. I stumbled across a gofundme page late Wednesday set up for longtime Bryan County firefighter Otis Willis, who is suffering ...

September 28, 2017 | By Jeff Whitten | Opinion


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