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The great baby-sleep experiment

It's not exactly a secret that new parents get little sleep. I'm OK with that. It comes with the territory. But no one tells expectant moms and dads that their little ones eventually will tease them by occasionally sleeping through the night, sometimes for a week or two at a time, but then will regress back to waking up once or twice - sometimes even three times - per night.

August 13, 2013 | By Hollie Moore Barnidge | Opinion

Who's kin to whom?

It is of paramount importance that I teach my husband how to be a Southerner, at least a half-decent one, if not one of regal bearing.

August 13, 2013 | By Ronda Rich Columnist | Opinion

Enthusiastic start to school year shared by First Day volunteer

Editor, Wednesday morning, I experienced the excitement and absolute joy of welcoming students and parents back to a new school year at the Midway Elementary and Middle schools. It was an experience I will long remember and the most wonderful start to my day in many years.

August 12, 2013 | Staff Report | Opinion

Lawmaker: Newspapers are 'mirrors of the world'

I cannot think of a time in my life when newspapers were not present.

August 11, 2013 | By U.S. Rep. Jack Kingston Special to the Courier | Opinion

Keep the IRS out of health care

With the recent revelations coming out of the Internal Revenue Service - news that it colluded with the Federal Elections Commission to influence rulings - the last place the scandal-plagued agency belongs is in the most personal aspect of our lives: our health care.

August 08, 2013 | By U.S. Rep. Jack Kingston Special to the Courier | Opinion

NAACP fights prejudice in businesses, people

Editor, It has come to the attention of myself and the Liberty County NAACP chapter that there has been unacceptable behavior from a Chinese-food restaurant in Hinesville toward certain residents of Liberty County.

August 07, 2013 | Staff Report | Opinion

Teachers are grasshoppers in elephant fight

Teachers, as you head back to the classroom for the new school year, I would like to tell you that things have changed for the better, but I would be fibbing.

August 07, 2013 | By Dick Yarbrough Columnist | Opinion

Thanks for prayers for family

Editor, Andy "Bubba" Young is a loving, compassionate daddy who gave up the comforts of home to serve and protect us as a loyal Long County deputy. He gave of himself. As a Christian, he prayed for our loved ones anytime we reached out to him.

August 06, 2013 | Staff Report | Opinion

Bearly Sick day care is a blessing

Having a sick child is hard, there's no doubt about that. First and foremost, parents are faced with the sense of helplessness that comes with knowing your son or daughter feels poorly, and there's little that can be done to instantaneously restore their health.

August 06, 2013 | By Hollie Moore Barnidge Columnist | Opinion

Value of hard work eroding

Back in the summer, unwillingly, I would rise early and take a run to beat some of the oppressive heat and humidity that smothers the South when the sun inches higher in the sky. Many mornings, I encountered something that would stick with me for the rest of the run.

August 06, 2013 | By Ronda Rich Columnist | Opinion

Be careful where your garbage goes

People who litter just blow my mind. I do not understand where anyone gets the idea that tossing your trash on the ground makes any sense.

August 06, 2013 | By Sara Swida Columnist | Opinion

Here's to start of new school year

This week, school bells will ring and the 2013-14 academic year will begin. Some kids welcome it, others don't. Parents also likely have mixed feelings about the start of another term.

August 05, 2013 | Staff Report | Opinion

Why governing seems to be so difficult

If you want to know why passing congressional legislation has gotten so difficult, here are two numbers to remember: five and 532. They illustrate a great deal about Congress today.

August 01, 2013 | By Lee Hamilton Columnist | Opinion

GDOT throws wrench into plan for new restaurant

Editor, News has been circulating around Midway that McDonald's and a convenience store will be opening next to Holton's Seafood Restaurant on East Oglethorpe Highway at I-95. The city of Midway and Liberty County have given their approvals. Now, for the bad news - the Georgia Department of Transportation has decided that there needs to be a new turn lane in that area, which will cost $175,000.

August 01, 2013 | Staff Report | Opinion

Unconditional love as close as animal shelter

With 25 years in the pet industry and formally as a handler licensed by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, I well understand that there is room for improvement in every aspect of animal husbandry. My comments here are superficial to the problems that exist.

July 31, 2013 | By Roy Hubbard Columnist | Opinion

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Work to keep dream alive

We happened upon him in a small gift shop. The clerk recognized me, laughed and said, "What a coincidence! She just bought a copy of your book!" She gestured toward a small woman browsing through a group of men's sweaters.

February 17, 2014 | Ronda Rich Dixie Diva | Opinion

Give kids a dose of culture, fun

My daughter got her first dose of culture last week when my family took advantage of Super Museum Sunday to expand our horizons and learn a bit about regional history.

February 17, 2014 | Hollie Moore Barnidge | Opinion

Fort Stewart recreational activities, restaurants are open to civilians

Readers of the Coastal Courier already know Fort Stewart-Hunter Army Airfield has a lot to offer soldiers and their families. We have great golf courses. We have fun bowling alleys. We have restaurants serving delicious food. We have hunting grounds boasting plentiful game. We have fishing ponds stocked with the finest catches. Yes, this military installation has a lot to offer soldiers and their families. And it offers those same recreational opportunities to golf, bowl, eat, hunt and fish to our neighbors here in Southeast Georgia.

February 17, 2014 | Staff Report | Opinion

Thanks to area EMS personnel for compassion during family emergency

On Feb. 5, our family was struck with a tragedy, during which we had to utilize the services of Liberty County EMS and Liberty Regional Medical Center. From the initial 911 call to the passing of our loved one, we could not have asked for better treatment and care.

February 17, 2014 | Staff Report | Opinion

Thanks to family, friends for kind acts following loved one’s passing

Thanks to family, friends for kind acts following loved one's passing

February 17, 2014 | Staff Report | Opinion

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