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Speaking out on the issue of the flag

Editor: After writing two letters to the editor last year concerning our 2016 presidential election, I said I would not do that again, but in light of what is happening in our nation, particularly in the sports arenas in this nation and now in a foreign country and possibly in other venues that I am not aware of, I cannot and I will not be silent.

October 03, 2017 | Staff Report | Opinion

Cleanup keeps rivers alive and healthy

You're invited to wade into Rivers Alive with us this month as we focus on protecting our many diverse waterways throughout Liberty County.

October 03, 2017 | By Sara Swida Columnist | Opinion

Statue at courthouse honors all veterans

Editor: Just before daylight the other morning I went downtown to visit a fellow old solider. I've seen him many, many times but never did I stop to say hello or see just how he was doing.

October 03, 2017 | Staff Report | Opinion

That's no way to run a bus service

Editor: On Tuesday, Sept. 18, I missed an appointment in downtown Hinesville because the bus servicing the area was 25 minutes behind schedule.

October 03, 2017 | Staff Report | Opinion

Times ain't a changing much

This column was going to be about my gearing up to run the Rock 'n' Roll marathon in November.

October 02, 2017 | By Jeff Whitten | Opinion

Former city manager: 'I am truly humbled'

Editor, The day I graduated from college, Mayor Carl Dykes, along with council members Frank Bagley, Ben Darsey, Bobby Fussell, W.I. Stafford and Alonzo Walden, went out on a limb by deciding to extend an employment offer to me, even though I did not have any real experience for the job. I am sure they proceeded with much trepidation, but gave me a chance nonetheless. I accepted that offer and began my career with the city of Hinesville a few days later on June 12, 1978.

October 02, 2017 | Staff Report | Opinion

Never too late to think legacy

Do me a favor, will you? I would greatly appreciate it if you would see that my obituary gets printed as is, just in case I happen to kick the bucket or cash in my chips or buy the farm or any other euphemism that you deem appropriate for the occasion.

September 30, 2017 | By Dick Yarbrough Columnist | Opinion

Does therapy help kids?

Q: Over the past year, our 4-year-old has developed several fears that have become quite disruptive. It started with a fear of dogs, which is inconvenient given that there are lots of dogs in our neighborhood. Since then she's become afraid of noises at night, wind (she thinks a hurricane is coming), and dying in her sleep. Needless to say, she is anxious a lot of the time. We've talked to her, reassured her, and so on, but nothing has worked. She's becoming a wreck, and so am I. Should I take her to a counselor? If ...

September 29, 2017 | By John Rosemond Family psychologist | Opinion

Humor: President Trump vs. NFL and NFL vs. us

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

September 28, 2017 | By Argus Hamilton Columnist | Opinion

Lawmakers shirk duty to serve

On the seventh day of November, elections will be held in Atlanta and many other cities across Georgia as voters elect such local officials as a mayor and city council members.

September 28, 2017 | By Tom Crawford Columnist | Opinion

A good man needs help

I'll keep this brief. I stumbled across a gofundme page late Wednesday set up for longtime Bryan County firefighter Otis Willis, who is suffering from cancer. He also worked with the Liberty County Fire Service and, 20 years ago, Willis was with the Lake George Fire Department and, for a brief time, tried to get a volunteer department going in Fleming.

September 28, 2017 | By Jeff Whitten | Opinion

‘Eat the rainbow’ is healthy advice

Has anyone ever told you that "carrots are good for your eyes" or "if you want to be big and strong then you'd better eat your greens?" Surely, we've all heard how "an apple a day will keep the doctor away."

September 27, 2017 | By Ashley Hoppers Extension Agent | Opinion

Boycott NFL for blackballing Kaepernick

I did it! I made it through Sunday without watching an NFL game!

September 26, 2017 | By Bob Franken Columnist | Opinion

Green up the area with native plants

We are celebrating National Planting Day through September. In the next few weeks, as we enter the cooler temperatures of fall (thank goodness), we are also entering an excellent time to start planting. Planting isn't just for spring.

September 26, 2017 | By Sara Swida Columnist | Opinion

Trump needs to stop watching TV

Donald Trump is the first president in U.S. history to have been baited into undermining his own negotiating position by negative TV coverage.

September 26, 2017 | By Rich Lowry Columnist | Opinion

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Right thing, wrong reasons

The recent unpleasantness surrounding Delta Air Lines, the NRA, and a foregone tax break are a telling example of how the right thing often gets ...

March 08, 2018 | Tom Crawford | Opinion

Who you calling a fish wrap?

Editor: Obviously the person referring to our Coastal Courier as a fish wrap does not subscribe to it and probably never has. I'm a ...

March 06, 2018 | Staff Report | Opinion

Senate passes bill creating joint defense commission

This week under the Gold Dome, bills that passed the Senate and the House were sent to the other chamber for consideration on what we ...

March 06, 2018 | Sen. Ben Watson | Opinion

The British are not coming, folks

Editor: The tragedy of repeated school shooting angers and depresses me, as I am sure it does most. I cannot fathom the depth of despair ...

March 05, 2018 | Staff Report | Opinion

Keep trash out of gutters, let rain have the drain

Storm drains. You may take them for granted but you've just got to love them.

March 05, 2018 | By Sara Swida Columnist | Opinion

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

Adopt a highway, help reduce litter

Liberty County is our home. Just as we take care of our family homes where we live, we need to take care of our community ...

February 27, 2018 | By Sara Swida Columnist | Opinion

Senate tackles tax, broadband bills

This week in the Senate, we heard 19 pieces of legislation on the floor. Our days were filled with long mornings in chamber and longer ...

February 27, 2018 | Sen. Blake Tillery Special to the Courier | Opinion

Fort Stewart is important to state, nation

Georgia is proud of our eight elite military bases that represent every branch of our armed forces. Between our active-duty members, military reserve members and ...

February 27, 2018 | By Casey Cagle Guest columnist | Opinion

A trip to SC and a correction

As I wrote this Friday morning, I felt a good bit under the weather, so excuse in advance whatever silly mess I made of this ...

February 26, 2018 | By Jeff Whitten | Opinion

Arm teachers with these...

You want to arm teachers with guns to stop school shooting and intruders?

February 26, 2018 | By Patrick Underwood Guest columnist | Opinion

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