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Program links needy to potential helpers

Most people fall into one of two categories: people who need help but don't know how to ask and people who want to help but don't know how. The people who don't fit into either of these categories fall into a whole different category for self-centered people with no compassion, so I just won't go there.

August 29, 2012 | Joselynn McKenna Columnist | Opinion

Georgia’s jobless situation straining unemployment insurance trust fund

Recently, the Georgia Department of Labor announced that the unemployment rate for July was 9.3 percent, marking the 59th month in a row that Georgia's unemployment rate has exceeded the national average.

August 28, 2012 | Buddy Carter State senator | Opinion

Evaluate parties’ principles before taking side

Editor, In June, I published an open letter to all Americans, which I will summarize now.

August 27, 2012 | The Rev. Gloria Brown Riceboro | Opinion

State representative responds to Dick Yarbrough’s column

I read with interest Dick Yarbrough's Aug. 20 column.

August 27, 2012 | Ed Lindsey House majority whip | Opinion

The ship is about to hit the sand

Just when you think you're through with me, I reappear with a vengeance. It is election-fever season, and I'm running hot. The dog cussing is starting already, and the election is still three months away. I can't carry on a conversation with any of my friends for fear of hurting somebody's feelings.

August 23, 2012 | Vic Waters Guest columnist | Opinion

Debate over charter school amendment getting ugly

I knew it was going to get ugly, but I didn't know it would get this bad this quickly. I am talking about the constitutional amendment on charter schools to be voted on in November that asks, "Shall the Constitution of Georgia be amended to allow state or local approval of public charter schools upon the request of local communities?"

August 22, 2012 | Dick Yarbrough Guest columnist | Opinion

Rep. Al Williams, D-Midway, deserves congratulations, continued support

Editor, State Rep. Al Williams, D-Midway, and I first met more than 50 years ago at his grandparents' house in Midway. The Knights of Pythias wanted us to meet and spend seven days together because they felt we both were anointed by God to accomplish great things.

August 22, 2012 | Ted Harris Midway | Opinion

Board’s new visitor policy doesn’t just boil down to safety

A great deal of controversy has arisen in the wake of a policy put into place by the Liberty County School System. This policy affects a parent's ability to access his or her child's classroom for the purpose of observation.

August 21, 2012 | the Rev. Tim Byler Guest columnist | Opinion

It’s time to break through the hug barrier

Sitting somewhere near the top of the list of things I miss about living near family is frequent hugs.

August 21, 2012 | Joselynn McKenna Columnist | Opinion

Safe gun practices prevent tragedies

Two young lives have been lost recently, and these tragedies could have been avoided. A 2-year-old girl in Pooler accidentally shot herself in July with a gun she found on her father's nightstand. Last week, a 2-year-old boy was fatally shot in a home in Hinesville's Eagles Landing subdivision. Authorities still are in the early stages of the investigation, but the gunshot is thought to be self-inflicted. The boy's father was outside mowing the lawn.

August 20, 2012 | Courier editorial | Opinion

Olens’ political star getting brighter

The political star of Georgia Attorney General Sam Olens seems to be getting brighter every day.

August 20, 2012 | Newnan Times-Herald | Opinion

LCSS response to policy in entirety

Editor's note: Liberty County School System Deputy Superintendent Dr. Cheryl Conley on Friday, Aug. 17, issued the following statement in response to parents' complaints about the new visitor policy. Her response appears unedited in its entirety below.

August 17, 2012 | Staff Report | Opinion

Providing economic certainty takes more than a few temporary measures

In the recently released July jobs report, we found out that almost as many people gave up looking for work all together in the month of July as were able to find a job. In total, 23 million Americans are struggling to find work.

August 16, 2012 | Jack Kingston U.S. representative | Opinion

Hold legislators to their promises regarding gifts

Are you sitting down, dear reader? House Speaker David Ralston, R-Blue Ridge, has announced he will propose a full ban on gifts from lizard-loafered lobbyists in the next session.

August 15, 2012 | Dick Yarbrough Guest columnist | Opinion

Continued support of Morrill Act, land-grant universities is important

Editor, In June, the World Food Prize Foundation awarded land-grant universities with the Norman E. Borlaug Medallion in honor of the 150 years of agricultural growth under the Morrill Act of 1862. This prestigious award has been presented to only three additional world initiatives since its creation in 2006.

August 15, 2012 | Buddy Carter State senator | 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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