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We should honor veterans every day

Each Nov. 11, America takes time to honor and remember those who have put their lives on the line in the defense of this great nation.

November 13, 2013 | By U.S. Rep. Jack Kingston Special to the Courier | Opinion


Welcome, Jere Morehead as new UGA president

Dear Dr. Morehead:

November 13, 2013 | By Dick Yarbrough Columnist | Opinion


Fish or cut bait on tax reform

As Congress moves forward on budget negotiations, the word out of Washington is to expect nothing major: no grand bargain, just more stopgap, short-term fixes.

November 12, 2013 | By Lee Hamilton Columnist | Opinion


Fortunes can change with no notice

It happened in Memphis. A lot of history and interesting things occur in that magical city that sits grandly on the Mississippi River. Elvis held court there, the blues grew up there, and barbecue is queen. Elvis, of course, is still king.

November 12, 2013 | By Ronda Rich Columnist | Opinion


Know when, how to apologize

I'm an apologetic person. Maybe it's Catholic guilt. Maybe it's just in my nature. But I do love to apologize - mostly for things that aren't my fault. My mother has always said I'd apologize for World War II if given the opportunity. She's right; I am sorry for that horrible global conflict, but not because I think I had anything to do with it. In general, I'm just sorry it happened. It's an empathetic type of apology.

November 12, 2013 | By Hollie Moore Barnidge | Opinion


Please participate in Vets Salute, parade

Editor, Each year around this time, the members of my post, East Liberty County American Legion Post 321, and I frequently are asked, "How are you going to honor the veterans of our community this year?"

November 11, 2013 | Staff Report | Opinion


Recycling fair promotes environmentalism

America Recycles Day is Nov. 15, and recycling is something we should be thinking about and doing every day.

November 11, 2013 | By Sara Swida Columnist | Opinion


Serve vets as well as they serve us

During the recent government shutdown, many numbers were thrown around. But there is one number that stands out, and it has nothing to do with the debate over the federal budget.

November 10, 2013 | By Daniel M. Dellinger Guest columnist | Opinion


Always tell truth, even when it is hard

The waitress set down my cup of coffee, and I poured cream into the hot, black liquid while silently reflecting on and pondering something.

November 07, 2013 | By Ronda Rich Columnist | Opinion


Human nature is on newspapers' side

Funny thing happened the other day to our local newspaper on the way to obscurity: My teenage daughter asked for a printed copy.

November 07, 2013 | By Leonard Woolsey Guest columnist | Opinion


It's hard to pick a favorite phase

Every phase of "babyhood" has its merits, and I've loved them all so far. In fact, every time my daughter Reese enters a new stage of development, I swear that it's the best one yet. I honestly can't pick my favorite.

November 07, 2013 | By Hollie Moore Barnidge | Opinion


New BI coach's system is working

Editor, A former coach at Bradwell Institute said after Jim Walsh was let go that it didn't matter who got the job, because not even Nick Saban could turn the Tigers' football program around. Since coach Saban already has a pretty good job, we were lucky enough to get Adam Carter.

November 06, 2013 | Staff Report | Opinion


Port money shows pigs can fly

Some say the adage about pigs flying originated with Washington politicians who have an uncanny ability to get nothing accomplished. If they did accomplish something - the politicians we mean - then said swine would take to the air. The horror.

November 06, 2013 | By Newman Times-Herald | Opinion


Make yourself home on Mars

I have some good news and some bad news. I read in the paper recently about a proposed venture to send people to Mars. The good news is that it will be a one-way trip. The bad news is that the launch isn't scheduled until 2022, meaning anybody dumb enough to consider the idea of going to Mars and staying there will be hanging around for another nine years on our planet and lowering the collective IQ for the rest of us. Bummer.

November 06, 2013 | By Dick Yarbrough Columnist | Opinion


Vote no on city annexation

Editor, Allow me to express my concerns over the proposed annexation by the city of Hinesville of parts of the western end of Liberty County.

November 04, 2013 | Staff Report | Opinion


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Articles by Section - Opinion


Tales, myths evolve; legends live on

Their histories, accurate and complete, are lost to time and buried with them and those who knew them. I wish I knew more because their stories would read like a page-turning novel.

July 15, 2014 | By Ronda Rich Columnist | Opinion


Make healthy cooking, eating fun

I've always heard and read that it's a good idea to involve children in meal-preparation efforts, because they're more likely to eat dishes that they helped cook. That makes sense.

July 15, 2014 | Hollie Barnidge | Opinion


Cure rude behavior with all-day room confinement

Q: The sassiness that I have heard so much about from my friends started a few months ago with my 5-year-old daughter.

July 13, 2014 | By John Rosemond Parenting Columnist | Opinion


State still leads on immigration

Politically speaking, perhaps the biggest news story this election cycle is the historic loss of U.S. House Majority Leader Eric Cantor in a primary election.

July 10, 2014 | By State Sen Buddy Carter Special to the Courier | Opinion


Renewables offset high gas prices

As Americans hop in their cars this summer, gasoline prices are at a six-year high. Thanks to surging demand and continued turmoil in Iraq, gas is quickly approaching $4 per gallon.

July 10, 2014 | By Bob Dinneen Guest columnist | Opinion


Hinesville needs own Fourth celebration

Editor, I saw an item in Friday's paper informing me about the fireworks at 9:30 p.m. at Cottrell Field on Fort Stewart. Having been raised here, I already knew that, but was surprised to see they were shooting off their fireworks at 9:30 p.m., instead of closer to July 5, if you catch my drift. As I reflected on years gone by, my blood began to boil.

July 10, 2014 | Staff Report | Opinion


Thoughts on Ogeechee, riverkeeper

Ogeechee Riverkeeper Day is Saturday over at Loves Seafood. That's a good thing.

July 09, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Correspondent | Opinion


Force county to cut spending or face tax increases

Editor, The special purpose local option sales tax is another example of Liberty County spending taxpayers' money before it is even collected, making the taxpayers liable for county expenditures.

July 09, 2014 | Staff Report | Opinion


Polls and pests all in same business

With the July 22 runoff elections fast approaching, I called Junior E. Lee, general manager of the Yarbrough Worldwide Media and Pest Control Company in Greater Garfield, Georgia, to get his thoughts on the various races and to see who he thinks will make it to the finals of the November general election and who will be eliminated this round.

July 09, 2014 | By Dick Yarbrough Columnist | Opinion


Candidate best-equipped to represent us has military experience

Editor,

July 07, 2014 | Staff Report | Opinion


Parents differ on bedtimes

My toddler has a late bedtime. I may even be playing it fast and loose with the term "bedtime." My husband and I try to get our 2-year-old to bed by 9 p.m., but really, what time she actually goes to sleep is anybody's guess.

July 07, 2014 | Hollie Moore Barnidge Courier managing editor | Opinion


Beware of crazy — it runs in the genes

My grandmother - Daddy's mother - sometimes was called "crazy" by others who didn't quite understand her eccentric ways. Of course, in the South, we are proud of such a label because it means that we are interesting and worthy of being the center of coffee-and-cake conversation.

July 07, 2014 | Ronda Rich Columnist | Opinion


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