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Money isn't everyting in politics

Money isn't everything in politics. The candidate who raises the most cash isn't always going to be the candidate who gets the most votes.

February 15, 2018 | By Tom Crawford Columnist | Opinion

Symposium was gerat success

Editor: I would like to personally appreciate those sponsors and members of the greater Liberty County community for their support on Feb. 5 of the second annual Susie King Taylor Symposium. Hosted by the Dorchester Improvement Association at the Historic Dorchester Academy, the symposium was well received and well attended by the local community, out-of-town and out-of-state guests.

February 13, 2018 | Staff Report | Opinion

Hate, humility and social media

I was a late adopter of Facebook. I had a nagging fear that no one would befriend me, and that my Facebook experience would become a monologue. Of course that was irrational. I currently have 257 friends, representing my connections during the various decades of my life. I have worked diligently to post interesting and intriguing perspectives. Some of my friends have graciously suggested that I have been successful.

February 13, 2018 | By Dr. Gary Welton Guest columnist | Opinion

Trump's impure thoughts on Mueller

President Donald Trump has had impure thoughts about special counsel Robert Mueller.

February 12, 2018 | By Rich Lowry Columnist | Opinion

Free trees, recycle fairs this weekend

February is a wonderful time to plant trees, recycle household goods and purge your old personal documents for shredding.

February 12, 2018 | By Sara Swida Columnist | Opinion

Building walls, curing baldness

HOLLYWOOD - God Bless America, and how's everybody?

February 10, 2018 | By Argus Hamilton Columnist | Opinion

Unplanned obsolescence, more

If you haven't met me, know this:

February 10, 2018 | By Jeff Whitten | Opinion

D.C. curse strikes another Georgia politician

Washington, D.C., has put a curse on prominent Georgians who go there to work for Donald Trump.

February 09, 2018 | By Tom Crawford Columnist | Opinion

Foster children are pawns, again

I have a great interest in and a little walking-around knowledge of the political process because I have spent a good part of my adult life dealing with the subject.

February 09, 2018 | By Dick Yarbrough Columnist | Opinion

Too much talk can add credence to child’s fears

A true story: When my daughter, Amy, was a pre-teen, she became anxious about going to sleep because of fears of dying in the middle of the night.

February 09, 2018 | John Rosemond | Opinion

Chamber staff is outstanding


February 08, 2018 | Staff Report | Opinion

Lurching from crisis to crisis, pointing fingers

You are probably asking yourself, "What was that all about?" Just because the government shutdown ended shortly after it began, it doesn't mean that it won't happen again in just a few weeks - and it definitely doesn't mean that our great leaders in Washington covered themselves in glory. Quite the opposite. They can't even guarantee that they can handle their most rudimentary job, which is to keep the federal government functioning.

February 06, 2018 | By Bob Franken Columnist | Opinion

February is great time to hug a tree

Have you thanked a tree lately for all of the good stuff it does for us? February is a good time to do so if you have been taking our trees for granted.

February 06, 2018 | By Sara Swida Columnist | Opinion

Responses miss mark on coast

Editor: It was refreshing to see folks responding to my comments about the perils of seismic testing and subsequent drilling for oil off the Georgia coast.

February 06, 2018 | Staff Report | Opinion

Let's all hold hands and fight

I love Hinesville. Always have. It's one of those places that sort of gets under your skin after awhile.

February 05, 2018 | By Jeff Whitten | Opinion

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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

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