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Teen week contributors appreciated

Editor, Please accept this letter as our sincere appreciation for the recent contribution of those within our community who helped our youth pastors, Daniel and Chirnique Dotson, and the ministry of Immanuel Christian Center in making our first annual Teen Week event a great success.

June 27, 2011 | Staff Report | Opinion


Green 'lifestyle' important for all

John Henderson sent me the following little anecdote about "being green" as opposed to actually "living green." I hope you enjoy it. Thank you for sending it, John.

June 27, 2011 | By Sara Ann Swida Columnist | Opinion


Veteran minister reflects on 50 years of weddings

Two of my favorite schoolteachers, grandson Nicholas Wansley and Mandy Bragg, were married last week. It was a beautiful and moving ceremony. I pray their marriage will be as happy as they, their families and friends were on that special day.

June 22, 2011 | Dick Yarbrough | Opinion


Consider why so many people are unemployed

You throw back the comforter made by Guanzhou Meishi Textile Co. and slip out from under the Egyptian cotton sheets. After brushing your teeth, you dress, putting on a shirt made in Thailand and a tie imported from the U.K. The look is complete with a suit made in Hong Kong. Not wanting to be late, you check the time on your Swiss-made watch as you slip into a pair of Italian loafers.

June 22, 2011 | Len Calderone | Opinion


Government must end abuse of aid program

Politicians have been quick to criticize the federal stimulus package, calling it a waste of tax dollars. They point out that they haven't noticed much of a difference in unemployment rates across the Peach State. Counties are still reporting high percentages, despite millions of dollars being pumped into job programs.

June 22, 2011 | The Brunswick News | Opinion


Margie Love columns are a delight

Editor,

June 20, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Opinion


Justice center, clerk of courts are top-notch

Editor,

June 20, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Opinion


Belongings can always be replaced — love is what matters

A recent break-in to our storage unit reminded me that value is relative. Although the unit holds almost every material thing my husband and I have accumulated over the years, apparently nothing in our unit was worth stealing.

June 20, 2011 | Joselynn McKenna | Opinion


Remembering a rare man on Father’s Day

It has been 27 years since he passed away, and not a day goes by that I don't miss him terribly, especially on Father's Day.

June 20, 2011 | Dick Yarbrough | Opinion


Sound off

My husband and I would like to thank Officer Britting for his assistance with our dog when it was bitten by a cottonmouth out by the transportation department pond. We really thank him for his assistance and direction. He's our hero. Thank you, officer.

June 20, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Opinion


Everything we do is fodder for Facebook

At the ripe old age of "I stopped counting," I have become one of those people. I can't stop myself. I've become a Facebooker. I don't want to be one, but I can't figure out how to kick the nasty habit.

June 20, 2011 | Vic Waters | Opinion


Youth beauty pageants should be banned

She has long blond hair that flows in curls over her shoulders. Her bright blue eyes sparkle under the lights. She flutters her long, dark lashes as she cocks her head to one side in a flirtatious, come-hither manner. Her bow-shaped lips are a beautiful, rich cherry red. Her baby blue sequined dress flows to the floor, settling around patent leather Mary Jane shoes. She is only 6 years old.

June 16, 2011 | By Len Calderone Columnist | Opinion


Fire responders did great job

Editor, It is 5 a.m. and I have had the luxury of four hours of sleep. As I look out my window, I see smoke all around my neighborhood and the reality of the past 14 hours fills my thoughts. I keep thinking of two small words - thank you. I'm sure residents of Smiley Cross, Wilderness and Jake Lucas roads and all other affected areas also are repeating those words.

June 16, 2011 | Staff Report | Opinion


Thanks to all who worked BRAG

Editor, Bicycle Ride Across Georgia (BRAG) came to Liberty County on Friday, June 10 and headed out Saturday, June 11. The 1,200 cyclists who had been riding across the state all week stayed at Snelson-Golden Middle School, camping out across the grounds and inside the school itself.

June 16, 2011 | Staff Report | Opinion


Leroy, Louise may already be winners

When I heard Newt Gingrich's campaign staff had resigned, I called the premier political analyst in the country to get the low-down on what really happened. That would be Junior E. Lee, general manager of the Yarbrough Worldwide Media and Pest Control Co., located in Greater Garfield, Ga.

June 15, 2011 | By Dick Yarbrough Columnist | Opinion


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'Silver Tongue' Dick Bland begins assault

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Why I voted 'yes' on 'campus carry'

Without a doubt, this is a troubling time in America. Mass shootings have been happening with seemingly greater regularity. House Bill 859, the "campus carry ...

April 15, 2016 | By state Rep. Jeff Jones Guest columnist | Opinion


Congress, pass a budget for once

Editor,

April 15, 2016 | Staff Report | Opinion


Why ‘religious freedom’ bill failed

Before you get your shorts in a wad, the following observations in no way indicate my preference for or opposition to the recent "religious freedom ...

April 15, 2016 | Dick Yarbrough Syndicated columnist | Opinion


What’s wrong with Ted Cruz?

Editor,

April 15, 2016 | Staff Report | Opinion


181st school district changing young lives

Even the most casual reader of this space knows that I am bullish on public education. But there is one school system in Georgia that ...

April 15, 2016 | Dick Yarbrough Syndicated columnist | Opinion


Elected officials want to keep you in the dark

Editor's note: This column,which was completed Sunday, was revised to indicate that Gov. Nathan Deal signed Senate Bill 323 into law Monday.

April 14, 2016 | Tom Crawford Syndicated columnist | Opinion


Lawmakers declare their independence

This year's General Assembly session could be described as the one where legislators started to declare their independence from Gov. Nathan Deal.

April 14, 2016 | Tom Crawford Syndicated columnist | Opinion


Hateful rhetoric has consequences

Editor,

April 14, 2016 | By Staff Report | Opinion


It’s the principle, not the individual

Editor's note: This op-ed originally appeared in the Washington Examiner.

April 14, 2016 | Sen. David Perdue | Opinion


McKoon defends ‘religious freedom’ bill

A couple of weeks ago, I was highly critical of the efforts of proponents of the Religious Freedom Restoration Act and particularly of state Sen ...

April 14, 2016 | By Dick Yarbrough Syndicated columnist | Opinion


Earth Day will be a blowout with your help

Could there be anything better than being an environmental educator in April, which is Earth Month? Only one thing could make it even better for ...

April 12, 2016 | By Sara Swida Columnist | Opinion


What is worse than a cranky Yankee

A few years ago, a gentleman went to a lot of trouble to write me a simple letter that he sent to the newspaper where ...

April 12, 2016 | By Ronda Rich Columnist | Opinion


Spring is in air; get busy on your garden

Editor, Greetings, all you seed savers and plant rooters.

April 12, 2016 | Staff Report | Opinion


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