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Visit, don’t just drive through

Imagine holding hands with someone special, strolling down a boardwalk late in the afternoon at Cay Creek Wetlands Interpretive Center as the tide moves in. Trees tower above, shading you as you leisurely wander above and next to ponds that cover the marsh some days and expose tree roots other days.

September 10, 2012 | Len Calderone Columnist | Opinion

A salute to those who saluted a winning team

Editor, On behalf of our nonprofit, Seven Ministries of Liberty County, I thank the community for the support of our AAU National Champion South Georgia Kings 13 and under boys basketball team. Winning a national title is about as big as it gets and recognizing the accomplishments of these young men was the least we could do.

September 10, 2012 | Gary Gilliard, president\CEO Seven Ministries of Liberty County | Opinion

Waging the eternal battle versus mosquitoes

I enjoy watching different people respond to mosquitoes. Here in Coastal Georgia, mosquitoes reside somewhere around the top of the food chain, and we, their prey, all have very diverse reactions to the pests.

September 09, 2012 | Joselynn McKenna Columnist | Opinion

Working around a failing economy

Editor, There is a lot of work that needs done in Hinesville and Liberty County. There are a lot of people in the unemployment line here. And there shouldn't be.

September 09, 2012 | Robert J. Wetmore Hinesville | Opinion

Fort Stewart backers support resolution against sequestration

The Southeast Georgia Friends of Fort Stewart and Hunter, in an effort to make the community aware, will co-host an event in support of local elected officials who will sign a resolution in opposition of sequestration and the negative economic impacts it could have on the entire country for years to come.

September 09, 2012 | Paul M. Andreshak Guest columnist | Opinion

Focus on charitable giving, not income

How interesting that, in the current presidential campaign, the income and charitable giving of candidates has become an issue.

September 07, 2012 | Roger Hines Guest columnist | Opinion

Veracity valuator useful tool to clarify positions

I got called a liberal the other day by a reader in Cherokee County who doesn't think much of my opinions and suggested "Someone should retire his word processor."

September 06, 2012 | Dick Yarbrough Guest columnist | Opinion

Government watchdog warns of inaction on fiscal cliff

Recently, a nonpartisan government watchdog issued a report warning of the serious consequences if the nation plunges over the "fiscal cliff."

September 05, 2012 | Jack Kingston U.S. representative | Opinion

Thanks to Hinesville for assistance in time of family crisis

Editor, This is a thank-you note to the residents and officials of your wonderful town of Hinesville. This letter is long overdue, but there is not a day that passes that I do not remember the many kindnesses shown to me when, on March 22, my husband died behind the wheel of our car in Liberty County while traveling from Florida to Philadelphia.

September 04, 2012 | Rita Lederer and the Thomas Lederer family | Opinion

There’s fun outside those four walls

I'm an indoor person. When I feel adventurous, I pick up a book or watch a movie on cable rather than the usual news and food channels. I occasionally go on three-mile "hikes," but that just means four laps around the circle in my neighborhood.

September 04, 2012 | Joselynn McKenna Columnist | Opinion

Getting drilled on oil, gas prices

I am all for "drill here and drill now," assuming that state-of-the-art technology is incorporated to ensure, as best we can, the protection of our fragile environment.

September 04, 2012 | Roy Hubbard Guest columnist | Opinion

Help fund area historic sites before starting new DNR projects

The commissioner of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources says he does not immediately foresee the state making deeper cuts to the operational budgets of its parks and historic sites. His department, like all state agencies, has complied with budget reductions requested by the governor, snipping functions and programs here and there.

September 04, 2012 | Brunswick News | Opinion

Employing veterans important

Picture this: An applicant walks into a job interview, extends a firm handshake, looks the hiring manager straight in the eye and begins to detail her impressive qualifications.

August 31, 2012 | Hilda Solis Guest columnist | Opinion

Sequestration could have catastrophic effects on Hinesville, local community

On Jan. 2, 2013, our city may experience an event that will have negative economic impacts on the community for years to come. Other communities with military installations will experience the same or similar negative impacts because of sequestration. Sequestration is a term that generally means seizure. In this case, though, it means additional budget cuts in the federal budget for the next 10 years. According to Sen. Saxby Chambliss, who recently participated in a news conference at MidCoast Regional Airport near Fort Stewart, our city and surrounding areas could see the immediate loss of approximately 7,000 jobs. The ...

August 31, 2012 | By Mayor Jim Thomas Special to the Courier | Opinion

Skeeter Skates weighs in on Middle East situation

I was in the middle of preparing a PowerPoint presentation for you on why House Speaker David Ralston, R-Blue Ridge, needs a campaign war chest of $356,415.19 to run unopposed for re-election in his district.

August 30, 2012 | Dick Yarbrough Guest columnist | Opinion

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‘Old-fashioned’ child rearing really does work

An individual who occupies a fairly high-level position in the mainstream media recently told one of my associates that I'm "old-fashioned."

March 09, 2018 | John Rosemond | Opinion

The Cleveland Brown’s No. 1 pick?

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

March 08, 2018 | Argus Hamilton | Opinion

Commissioners, call Bruce


March 08, 2018 | Bruce McCartney | Opinion

Tax ‘break’ for the rich, not most of us


March 08, 2018 | Dollie Goldman | Opinion

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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