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I wish I could’ve been there in Bethlehem

This column was a favorite of my friend, Otis Brumby Jr., publisher of the Marietta Daily Journal and Neighbor newspapers, who passed away earlier this year. It is dedicated to his memory.

December 20, 2012 | Dick Yarbrough Guest columnist | Opinion


Budget challenges facing our state

When the Georgia General Assembly convenes in January in Atlanta, revenue - or the lack thereof - may decide what gets done.

December 19, 2012 | Newnan Times-Herald Online: www.times-herald.com | Opinion


Build stronger educational, financial base for children

With the holiday season upon us, most Georgians are thinking about celebrations with family and friends, holiday breaks and, of course, gifts.

December 18, 2012 | Dr. John Barge Guest columnist | Opinion


Parents and children from all types of families need to ‘play’

The differentiation between stay-at-home moms and working moms may not be as pronounced these days as it has been in the past, but I do believe it still is alive and well. I don't think either group works hard to keep this barrier in place; it just seems to exist due to different lifestyle habits, schedules and family routines.

December 17, 2012 | Hollie Moore Barnidge Courier managing editor | Opinion


There’s still time to make a difference

It's gratifying that generous Georgians raised almost $800,000 in one 24-hour period recently to benefit various nonprofits across the state.

December 17, 2012 | Columbus Ledger-Enquirer Online: www.ledger-enquirer.com | Opinion


2013’s top issues include transportation

In a little more than a month, on Jan. 14, the Georgia General Assembly will go back into session for 40 days of work.

December 13, 2012 | Buddy Carter State senator | Opinion


2013 has been year of waste

Editor, Recapping 2012 as it comes to an end: mayor and council accept pay raises; city employees do not get a raise; empty buses continue to circle the community; the airport has no flights; the Romeo and Juliet balcony on city hall is completed; we spend money on visiting Chinese; we retreat to the expensive Georgia coast; Hinesville contract employees drive city vehicles home and to work, so we get a nice fat city tax increase. At least we dodged the TSPLOST.

December 13, 2012 | Joe Gillam Hinesville | Opinion


Dooley talks football, history

I called Hall of Fame football coach Vince Dooley this week to get his perspective on UGA's heart-breaking loss to Alabama in the SEC Championship game.

December 12, 2012 | Dick Yarbrough Guest columnist | Opinion


Tax increase demands action

Editor, As the Courier reported Dec. 7, I went before the Hinesville City Council to oppose raising the millage rate. And I did state that the county elected officials (Hinesville, BoE, BoC) don't have a taxing problem, but a spending problem!

December 12, 2012 | Joseph B. Stuart Hinesville | Opinion


The U.S. government is broken, unbalanced

The federal government is not only broke, it's broken. Our founding fathers established three branches of government as a means to keep each one in check. These branches are the executive, the legislative and the judicial.

December 11, 2012 | Len Calderone Guest columnist | Opinion


Ornament night gives families a chance to bond

Lyman Hall Elementary School students had a chance to bond with their families Thursday during the school's 12 annual Ornament Night.

December 11, 2012 | Danielle Hipps | Opinion


Bad habits sure are hard to break

I wish I could pick and choose which of my habits, traits and characteristics my daughter will inherit and pick up. Since Reese was born in April, I find myself increasingly thinking about trying to set a good example. I haven't actually implemented any changes, however. It's much easier to talk the talk than it is to walk the walk.

December 10, 2012 | Hollie Moore Barnidge Courier managing editor | Opinion


Republican party needs direction before it can compromise with Dems

Finding a spokesman for the Republican Party right now is reminiscent of the "Who's on First?" routine made famous by Abbott and Costello.

December 10, 2012 | the Albany Herald Online: /www.albanyherald.com | Opinion


Bradwell football needs a change

The past three years of Bradwell football have been the worst in the history of this once-proud program. Myself and other longtime supporters tried to have something done about this last year. From talking to BI Principal Scott Carrier, school-board members and the school-system superintendent - it fell on deaf ears.

December 09, 2012 | Robert M. Darby Hinesville | Opinion


Some random thoughts on random subjects

Georgia Sen. Saxby Chambliss is catching heat from right-wingnuts for doing exactly what he should be doing - trying to help the federal government find a way out of the financial morass the country is in. The wingnuts want him to honor a 20-year-old no-tax pledge. The senator says he is not talking about tax increases, but tax reform and cites loopholes that need to be closed, such as the current $6 billion annual tax credits for ethanol production. Good for him. I support his efforts 100 percent. Maybe the wingnuts would rather see some moron representing us who thinks rape ...

December 06, 2012 | Dick Yarbrough Guest columnist | Opinion


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Let your Christmas tree keep living on

Nothing is worse in January than the sad looking Christmas tree awaiting its fate in the new year.

January 08, 2018 | By Sara Swida Columnist | Opinion


Bottom line on tax bill

To listen to the Democrats, the American middle class will be lucky to survive the Republican tax bill.

January 06, 2018 | By Rich Lowry Columnist | Opinion


Welcome to the year of the Dog

2018 is the Year of the Dog. That is, if you're Asian and follow the Chinese zodiac. It rotates between the Rat, Ox, Tiger ...

January 06, 2018 | By Bob Franken Columnist | Opinion


2018 will be a year of change in Georgia

This will be a year of major change in Georgia politics.

January 05, 2018 | By Tom Crawford Columnist | Opinion


Next time you see a whale...

Editor: The picture of the whale breaching on the front page of your Dec. 30 edition of the paper is a once in a lifetime ...

January 04, 2018 | Staff Report | Opinion


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