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Memorial Day is close to us

If you're like most Americans, you're likely spending this weekend celebrating the first full holiday weekend of the summer. Perhaps now that school is out, you're taking a family vacation. Or maybe you're staying at home, happy to escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life. We hope you enjoy the holiday.

May 28, 2012 | Courier editorial | Opinion


A new, electronic age twist on an old evangelical gimmick

I got an email today suggesting that in the November election we should write in "Jesus" for president. This note came from Bill Keller, proclaimed to be the world's leading internet evangelist.

May 24, 2012 | Dwain Walden Guest columnist | Opinion


Open letter to Georgia’s public school teachers

I write to applaud you for having made it through another year in Georgia's public schools. Good for you. Frankly, I wonder sometimes why you do what you do and then I remember that you are changing young lives for the better. Not many of us can make that claim.

May 24, 2012 | Dick Yarbrough Guest columnist | Opinion


Long County sheriff does actually live in the county

Editor, There has been a lot of discussion among the candidates that are running for Long County sheriff regarding my residency. I would like to take this opportunity to set the record straight.

May 23, 2012 | Craig W. Nobles Long County Sheriff | Opinion


South Georgia losing political influence

Going into the 2010 census, it was generally understood that Southwest Georgia, with its population stagnant, would take a political blow once the numbers from the census were used to determine the distribution of seats in the General Assembly and Congress.

May 22, 2012 | Albany Herald | Opinion


Control your weight; don’t rely on others

Imagine the federal government of the United States came to your door with a national security problem - and asked you to handle it.

May 22, 2012 | The Augusta Chronicle | Opinion


Congressional gridlock to continue into foreseeable future

It's hard to understand how members of a lawmaking and policy-making body with an approval rating that's lower than 20 percent can keep their jobs.

May 22, 2012 | The Brunswick News | Opinion


Excited about the future for our graduates

As tassels are pulled from one side of the graduation cap to the other, another generation leaves high school and enters into adulthood.

May 22, 2012 | Joselynn McKenna Columnist | Opinion


Save HOPE, keep students here

More than 100 Long County teenagers this weekend and more than 600 of Liberty County's next weekend will take what likely is one of their first rites of passage into adulthood, walking across stages to receive their high-school diplomas.

May 21, 2012 | Courier editorial | Opinion


Community made scholarships possible

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May 21, 2012 | Gary Gilliard President/CEO Seven Ministries | Opinion


Tax reform targets online sales

Ed: Hey, Susie. What brings you to the shopping mall today?

May 17, 2012 | State Sen. Buddy Carter Guest columnist | Opinion


Skeeter Skates has lot to learn about politics

Skeeter Skates, owner of Skeeter's Tree Stump Removal and Plow Repair in Metropolitan Pooler, called me this week. That was an historic occasion. Maybe not man-landing on-the-moon historic, but pretty close to it.

May 17, 2012 | Dick Yarbrough Guest columnist | Opinion


Congress should stop taxes on dead soldiers’ debts

In February 2011, Marine Lance Cpl. Andrew Carpenter was shot and killed while on patrol in Afghanistan.

May 16, 2012 | Marietta Daily Journal mdjonline.com | Opinion


Transportation tax vote facing a hostile, confused public

Were it not for jawboning by the state and local chambers of commerce, plus quite a few hometown newspapers such as ours, the ballot question on July 31 regarding a special added penny of sales tax that will run for 10 years solely for transportation projects wouldn't have a prayer of carrying in most of the state. It still may not.

May 15, 2012 | Rome News-Tribune/The Augusta Chronicle | Opinion


Lessons from your mother can be used throughout life

Your mother tried to teach you some valuable lessons. Moms have a unique ability to impart essential wisdom. Unfortunately, most of us were too young to really appreciate their value. Mother's Day is a great time to review.

May 15, 2012 | Bryan Golden Guest columnist | Opinion


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Volunteer to help clean up the county

The last few weeks have been busy for Keep Liberty Beautiful volunteers.

March 14, 2017 | By Sara Swida Columnist | Opinion


Changing consumer protection is bad idea

Editor: Senators Isakson and Perdue have proposed a bill for turning control of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) over to Congressional oversight rather than ...

March 13, 2017 | Staff Report | Opinion


Deconstruct the administrative state

Steve Bannon blew a dog whistle for constitutional conservatives when he spoke of "deconstructing the administrative state" at the Conservative Political Action Conference.

March 12, 2017 | By Rich Lowry Columnist | Opinion


Muckraking is tradition in America

OK, OK, OK, you say. Enough already. We in the media have made our point. In fact, we have made it ad nauseum. We are ...

March 11, 2017 | By Bob Franken Columnist | Opinion


Darts and daisies, daisies and darts

At my first paper some 20 years ago there was a middle-aged, bespectacled and be-permed teacher named Ginger something-or-the other who regularly wrote a column ...

March 11, 2017 | By Jeff Whitten | Opinion


Learn about the new chamber

As a spouse of a retired U.S. Army veteran, I have traveled the world and in my travels I have achieved many successes.

March 10, 2017 | By Sabrina Newby Guest columnist | Opinion


Legislation targets low-performing schools

Don't look now, but the initiative to deal with low-performing schools in Georgia has taken a big step toward becoming law. Last week, the ...

March 10, 2017 | By Dick Yarbrough Columnist | Opinion


School board has gotta be kidding with payout

Editor: Either your reporting of the "BoE, superintendent to part ways June 30" had an error or this is another one of those "you gotta ...

March 10, 2017 | Staff Report | Opinion


Shaking the money tree

The General Assembly session is more than two-thirds done and on track to adjournment.

March 09, 2017 | By Tom Crawford Columnist | Opinion


Crossover Day is benchmark for Georgia legislation

The Georgia General Assembly ended the week on what is known as "Crossover Day." This is the 28th legislative day in which bills that passed ...

March 09, 2017 | By State Sen. Ben Watson Special to the Courier | Opinion


Great American Cleanup starts on east end

What if a million years ago a caveman finished off a soda and he tossed the glass bottle on the ground on the ground?

March 07, 2017 | By Sara Swida Columnist | Opinion


Perspective on scholarship programs

A recent opinion piece in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution asked, "Are vouchers a failure?" Any answer requires examining the best evidence on the topic and placing ...

March 07, 2017 | By Benjamin Scafidi Guest columnist | Opinion


Trump's issues with the press

My feelings are hurt. I'm not on President Donald Trump's list of "enemies of the American people." Here is his exact tweet:

March 07, 2017 | By Bob Franken Columnist | Opinion


Immigrants can be bad for a country

As if on cue, riots broke out in a heavily immigrant suburb of Stockholm as soon as the media mocked President Donald Trump for a ...

March 07, 2017 | By Rich Lowry Columnist | Opinion


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