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We're passed graduation time

I like the daycare my husband and I send our daughter to. We trust her teacher, Miss Jennifer, and Reese really seems to have warmed up to her new routine and classmates. The facility, for the most part, serves healthy food - I do occasionally grimace when I see tater tots or chicken nuggets listed on the lunch menu - and the children are allowed plenty of time outside.

July 02, 2013 | By Hollie Moore Barnidge Columnist | Opinion

The longer the story the more Mama loved it

It was one of those days. The kind when you have a lot of work to do and none of it you want to do so you just piddle.

July 02, 2013 | By Ronda Rich Columnist | Opinion

High court correct on Voting Rights Act

There will be a lot of gnashing of teeth over the U.S. Supreme Court's 5-4 decision to strike down Section 4 of the Voting Rights Act. And while Section 4 was stuck down as unconstitutional, requiring Alabama, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, South Carolina, Texas, Virginia, Alaska and Arizona, plus parts of seven other states to seek Department of Justice preclearance before any changes in voting laws could be implemented, the decision left standing Section 5 that mandates preclearance. For proponents for striking down Section 5, this had to be a disappointment.

July 02, 2013 | Macon Telegraph | Opinion

Voter integrity is ongoing battle

Last week, in a 7-2 decision, the United States Supreme Court struck down an Arizona law requiring a person to submit documented proof of their citizenship before he or she could register to vote.

June 28, 2013 | By State Sen. Buddy Carter Special to the Courier | Opinion

Is it a free lunch or a free ride?

I recently became aware of two programs offered in Liberty and Long counties that concern me. While created with good intentions, I'm sure, the more I thought about these programs, the more upset I became.

June 27, 2013 | By Mike Riddle Columnist | Opinion

More information on BoE travel needed

Editor, Thank you, Coastal Courier, for the very informative article on May 31 about how much the Liberty County Board of Education spent on travel in 2012.

June 26, 2013 | Staff Report | Opinion

Carl Sanders recalls tumultuous times

When Jimmy Carter ran for the state Senate in 1961 and was defeated, he claimed voter fraud. Carl Sanders, Senate president pro tem, supported Carter's claim and provided legal counsel from the Democratic Party. Carter prevailed.

June 26, 2013 | By Dick Yarbrough Columnist | Opinion

Land is important to Southerners

One evening in late spring, I returned home from two weeks of flitting through major airports and hurrying bare-footed through security sensors. I was bone-weary from cramped planes - the center seat too many times - and delayed flights.

June 25, 2013 | By Ronda Rich Columnist | Opinion

Taxpayers should not pay for IRS PR

It's a sure bet that Americans aren't inclined - especially right now - to pony up even more money to the Internal Revenue Service so the tax folks can buy themselves some public relations help.

June 25, 2013 | Columbus Ledger | Opinion

Strive to be a good neighbor

Each June, Keep Liberty Beautiful does a required annual litter scan throughout Liberty County. Since 2006, we have had a steady overall annual decline in the scans we do.

June 25, 2013 | By Sara Swida Columnist | Opinion

Go ahead, disregard bedtime

Sometimes, more than anything else, moms just need a breather.

June 25, 2013 | By Hollie Moore Barnidge Columnist | Opinion

Not all gated complexes work the same

So the big controversy in Justin Bieber's life right now is not his monkey, which those snotty Germans wouldn't let through customs. I heard something about it - they were worried the monkey might have a disease like the monkey flu or something equally disastrous.

June 24, 2013 | By Vic Waters Columnist | Opinion

Put college in students' REACH

In a week highlighting more disappointing actions among so-called leaders at the national and state level, in a climate where good corporate citizens often are demonized, a shining beacon was celebrated June 11 at the Georgia Governor's Mansion: the REACH scholarship program.

June 24, 2013 | By Benita M. Dodd Guest columnist | Opinion

Commissioner wants all-stars to play

Editor, I wholeheartedly disagree with the Liberty County Recreation Department board's decision to cancel the Mite Boys all-star games. The foolishness perpetrated by the coaches was unfortunate, but the board should have taken a position that would have allowed the children to play ball.

June 20, 2013 | Staff Report | Opinion

A story of friends, strangers, baseball

This is a story about heroes - good people doing good things. The cast of characters in this performance shares one thing in common: They are strangers to one another. They will meet for the first time via this column. That is what makes this such a good story.

June 19, 2013 | By Dick Yarbrough Columnist | Opinion

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Facebook's targeting can be dangerous

It's heartening to see, in the wake of the Cambridge Analytica revelations, growing skepticism about how Facebook handles data and data privacy. But we ...

April 09, 2018 | By Rachel Goodman Guest columnist | Opinion

City enforces nuisance laws

Since Hinesville's establishment in 1837, we have grown in not only population, but also in our commitment to serve our citizens. Part of our ...

April 09, 2018 | By Steve Welborn Special to the Courier | Opinion

Humor: Tiger Woods back at the Masters

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

April 07, 2018 | By Argus Hamilton Columnist | Opinion

A late, but heartfelt remembrance of Zell Miller

An unalterable deadline does not allow me to comment on certain events as quickly as I would like. Also, it is my policy to avoid ...

April 06, 2018 | Dick Yarbrough | Opinion

Was march effective protest or just feel good moment?

There are arguments over the number of those who participated in the March for Our Lives, as there always are disputes over crowd size at ...

April 06, 2018 | Bob Franken | Opinion

Gun rights carry responsibilities, too

Let me first thank Mr. Calderone for his technical information about guns. As I said before, I have little knowledge about all the kinds of ...

April 05, 2018 | Niki Seale, Hinesville | Opinion

A good close to 2018 session

Georgia's legislators gaveled things to a close last week and for the first time in a while, it was a session that provided some ...

April 05, 2018 | Tom Crawford | Opinion

‘Gentle’ parenting has put generations at risk

Upon arrival on-site for a recent speaking engagement, I am told that several rather vocal parents refused to attend because I am not an advocate ...

April 05, 2018 | John Rosemond | Opinion

Russia shows they’re the bad guys

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

April 04, 2018 | Argus Hamilton | Opinion

Remembering Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Fifty years ago, on April 4, 1968, Martin Luther King, Jr. was killed when he stepped from his second-floor hotel room at the Lorraine Motel ...

April 04, 2018 | Dr. Gary Scott Smith | Opinion

A late but heartfelt remembrance of Zell Miller

An unalterable deadline does not allow me to comment on certain events as quickly as I would like. Also, it is my policy to avoid ...

April 03, 2018 | Dick Yarbrough | Opinion

Senate ends session with budget bill

The 154th General Assembly has officially come to completion and it was a great honor to represent you in the state Senate again this year ...

April 03, 2018 | Sen. Ben Watson | Opinion

The Second Amendment and guns


April 03, 2018 | Staff Report | Opinion

Plant Vogtle: crown jewel or sow's ear?

When Georgia utility regulators last December gave the Georgia Power Company a green light to keep charging customers to build two nuclear power plants at ...

April 02, 2018 | By Peter A. Bradford Guest columnist | Opinion

Candidate's stance on guns, NRA

Editor: I received mail recently that I want to share with my neighbors in Georgia Senate District 1, where I am running to be your ...

March 31, 2018 | Staff Report | Opinion

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