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Bradwell football needs a change

The past three years of Bradwell football have been the worst in the history of this once-proud program. Myself and other longtime supporters tried to have something done about this last year. From talking to BI Principal Scott Carrier, school-board members and the school-system superintendent - it fell on deaf ears.

December 09, 2012 | Robert M. Darby Hinesville | Opinion

Some random thoughts on random subjects

Georgia Sen. Saxby Chambliss is catching heat from right-wingnuts for doing exactly what he should be doing - trying to help the federal government find a way out of the financial morass the country is in. The wingnuts want him to honor a 20-year-old no-tax pledge. The senator says he is not talking about tax increases, but tax reform and cites loopholes that need to be closed, such as the current $6 billion annual tax credits for ethanol production. Good for him. I support his efforts 100 percent. Maybe the wingnuts would rather see some moron representing us who thinks rape ...

December 06, 2012 | Dick Yarbrough Guest columnist | Opinion

‘Twas the Night Before Fiscal Cliff

'Twas the night before Fiscal Cliff, and throughout the land,

December 05, 2012 | Nick Thomas Guest columnist | Opinion

Fees should go to port maintenance

Rep. Jack Kingston, R-Ga., is trying to convince other members of Congress to do what's necessary to make sure customs fees collected in the nation's ports go toward their upkeep. It's perfect sense to rational people, to dedicate revenue generated by ports to their proper maintenance.

December 05, 2012 | the Brunswick News Online: | Opinion

Cut parents a little slack in public

Now that I'm a parent, I'm much more willing to cut other moms and dads slack when their children misbehave or become upset in public. As an impatient 20-something, I used to get annoyed when a crying baby drowned out the conversation my husband and I were trying to have over dinner in a restaurant. In grocery stores, I'd roll my eyes in disbelief as a harried mom tried to coax her tantrum-throwing toddler back to a relatively calm state. In malls, I was quick to judge dads who attempted to placate exhausted, teary little ones with ...

December 04, 2012 | Hollie Moore Barnidge | Opinion

Kudos to United Way for surpassing goal

Congratulations to the United Way of Liberty County, which recently exceeded its 2012 fundraising campaign goal of $195,000 by raising $205,615 - up $20,589 from the $185,026 raised last year.

December 04, 2012 | Courier opinion | Opinion

Coastal Courier’s Friday tax-hike story was right on the money

Good job on the follow-up story, "Hikes not likely to be averted," in Friday's newspaper. I agree with your headline.

December 03, 2012 | Mike Sebek Hinesville | Opinion

Falling over fiscal cliff could be deadly

One of my favorite movie scenes is in "Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid." Butch and Sundance are surrounded by their pursuers and have no other choice but to jump off of a steep cliff into a river far below. Their conversation goes like this:

November 29, 2012 | Buddy Carter State senator | Opinion

If at first you don’t secede, why try again?

In case you have been busy doing mundane stuff like eking out a living, you may have missed the news that there is a petition going around that would allow Georgia to secede from the union.

November 28, 2012 | Dick Yarbrough Guest columnist | Opinion

Deal has right to say ‘no’ to exchanges

State-based health-insurance exchanges are to play a key role in transforming the nation's health-care and insurance industries under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, better known as Obamacare. The exchanges are designed to serve as markets for individuals and small businesses to shop for private insurance coverage under greatly enlarged federal regulations.

November 28, 2012 | Marietta Daily Journal Online: | Opinion

Traveling with little one not bad

My daughter Reese recently breezed through her first air-travel experience when she and I went to visit family in St. Louis.

November 27, 2012 | Hollie Moore Barnidge | Opinion

Self-sufficiency message shouldn’t thwart efforts to refine new energy

The headline on the report from the International Energy Agency proclaimed that the United States would be, by 2017, the world's top oil producer, stepping ahead of Saudi Arabia. The report also predicts the United States will be the world's largest producer of natural gas in three years, surpassing Russia.

November 27, 2012 | The Macon Telegraph Online: | Opinion

Ecology is in a losing battle with politics

Large parts of many New Jersey cities and sections of New York City are built on reclaimed swamp, low land and former salt marsh going back more than 100 years of development. This is true of the more populated areas of the entire Eastern Seaboard of the United States. Those wetlands no longer exist to capture and contain rising water.

November 26, 2012 | Roy Hubbard Guest columnist | Opinion

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

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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

A trip to SC and a correction

As I wrote this Friday morning, I felt a good bit under the weather, so excuse in advance whatever silly mess I made of this ...

February 26, 2018 | By Jeff Whitten | Opinion

Arm teachers with these...

You want to arm teachers with guns to stop school shooting and intruders?

February 26, 2018 | By Patrick Underwood Guest columnist | Opinion

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