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There's no changing Mama's made-up mind

Mama was stubborn. "Set in her ways," is what country folks call it and boy, was she. When she made up her mind, nothing stopped her. Especially when she set her jaw and punctuated her declaration with a firm nod of her head. If she also threw that crooked forefinger in your direction, you knew that it was set in stone. Destined to be.

May 14, 2013 | By Ronda Rich Columnist | Opinion


Georgia court ruling is setback for state

Columbus lost a huge one in court this week, and it wasn't even close. The Georgia Supreme Court ruled unanimously Monday that a 2012 Muscogee County Superior Court decision protecting trees along Georgia rights-of-way is invalid.

May 14, 2013 | Columbus Ledger | Opinion


Hinesville makes mark with water conservation

Congratulations to Hinesville for placing among the top-10 cities in its category for the 2013 National Mayor's Challenge for Water Conservation sponsored by the Wyland Foundation.

May 14, 2013 | By Sara Swida Columnist | Opinion


Thanks to great humanitarian

Editor, Saturday, May 11, was the birthday of well-known Hinesville entrepreneur and philanthropist Gary W. Dodd. I'd like to thank my dear friend and Kirk Healing Center for the Homeless co-founder for all he has done for Hinesville and, especially, for the homeless men and women we serve.

May 13, 2013 | Staff Report | Opinion


Do something, big or small, for mom

Although you, my devoted readers and fans, likely are reading this on Mother's Day, it was written several days ahead of time, so I have no idea what kinds of surprises this special day will hold for me.

May 13, 2013 | By Hollie Moore Barnidge Columnist | Opinion


Fire service fight continues

Editor: I see that Liberty County is still trying to take away Midway's fire department by using fear tactics. If Liberty County wants full-time firefighters in Midway, all the county has to do is send some of Midway's property taxes back to the city so that the city can hire the full-time firefighters.

May 13, 2013 | Staff Report | Opinion


Three years in, Obamacare has little to show

A little more than three years ago, the controversial health-care law known as Obamacare to some and the Affordable Care Act to others was signed into law.

May 09, 2013 | By U.S. Rep. Jack Kingston Special to the Courier | Opinion


Restaurant needs to treat patrons with children with respect

Editor, I am writing to you about what happen to me and my children at a restaurant in Hinesville. First, let me say that I am a mother of four and my husband is currently deployed, so I am doing it all alone.

May 08, 2013 | Staff Report | Opinion


Student triumphs despite adversity

This is the story of courage. This is a story of tenacity. This is the story of Hill Daniel.

May 08, 2013 | By Dick Yarbrough Columnist | Opinion


Extra! extra! newspapers are not dead

"Extra! Extra! Newspapers aren't dead!" This is quoted from a recent headline in USA Today. The article, by Rem Rieder, reports a new business model has taken shape that makes newspapers a mature industry and, at the same time, an emerging industry.

May 07, 2013 | By Neely Young Guest columnist | Opinion


Sick baby throws life into disarray

This column almost didn't happen. I didn't think I'd have time to write it.

May 07, 2013 | By Hollie Moore Barnidge Columnist | Opinion


Tolerance important on both sides

On Monday, NBA center Jason Collins publicly announced that he is gay. He is the first athlete in one of the four "big sports" - NFL, NBA, NHL and MLB - in the United States to come out of the closet.

May 06, 2013 | By Mike Riddle Columnist | Opinion


Q and A on recyclable items

When you toss those items in the recycling bin, do you ever wonder how much difference that water bottle or aluminum can will make?

May 06, 2013 | By Sara Swida Columnist | Opinion


Get to know Lincoln's telegrah operator

His name is Charles Almerin Tinker, and he was the great-great-grandfather of my beloved.

May 06, 2013 | By Ronda Rich Columnist | Opinion


Good luck to Kingston on campaign

U.S. Rep. Jack Kingston, R-Ga., has a tough road ahead of him, make no mistake about it. Getting elected to any statewide office requires everything an individual has to offer, plus some. Just ask those who have committed to running on the ballot in Georgia's 159 counties.

May 06, 2013 | Brunswick News | Opinion


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Lowry missed mark in column

I was dismayed with the Rich Lowry opinion piece in the April 7 edition of the Coastal Courier. Mr. Lowery criticizes the protesting students as ...

April 11, 2018 | Jimmy Bargeron, Midway | Opinion


The teenage demagogues?

All you needed to know about student activist David Hogg's speech at the "March for Our Lives" in Washington, D.C., was that he ...

April 10, 2018 | By Rich Lowry Columnist | Opinion


Be aware of pollution you leave behind

NPDES: The first time I heard that term was about 12 years ago, I wondered, "What could this be about?"

April 10, 2018 | By Sara Swida Columnist | Opinion


Session's winners and losers

The second half of Georgia's biennial legislative session that ended March 31 turned out to be surprisingly more intensive than expected.

April 10, 2018 | By Benita Dodd Guest columnist | Opinion


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


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