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Never is now for statute

When the funeral cortege of Martin Luther King Jr. passed near the Georgia state capitol in 1968, the state's segregationist governor, Lester Maddox, refused to acknowledge the event in any way. He did not close the schools in observance and he made sure the flags on the capitol building were not lowered to half-staff.

September 06, 2017 | By Tom Crawford Syndicated columnist | Opinion

Letter to Editor: An open letter to President Trump

Dear Mr. President,

September 06, 2017 | Staff Report | Opinion

Consider how best to serve veterans

As President Trump unveils his plan to increase troop levels in Afghanistan, I believe it's important Georgians consider how best to serve our veterans once they return home.

September 03, 2017 | By Hunter Hill Special to the Courier | Opinion

Things to remember from past Septembers

As September makes its annual appearance my thoughts go to two events .

September 03, 2017 | By Lewis Levine Columnist | Opinion

Tough situation for Long County Board of Education

Benjamin Franklin wrote "in this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes."

September 03, 2017 | By Jeff Whitten Managing Editor | Opinion

We need to act to save oceans

Editor: The phytoplankton in the ocean produce 50 to 85 percent of the oxygen in the Earth's atmosphere. No oxygen, no life.

September 02, 2017 | Staff Report | Opinion

Humor: How to become a Walmart district manager

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

August 31, 2017 | By Argus Hamilton Columnist | Opinion

Georgians faring badly under Hudgens

Georgia's insurance commissioner has several official duties, but two things he oversees have a significant impact on most consumers: auto insurance and health insurance.

August 31, 2017 | By Tom Crawford Columnist | Opinion

Thoughts on sports, and coverage

Random stuff:

August 31, 2017 | By Jeff Whitten Managing Editor | Opinion

Too shoot or not to shoot, that's his question

To shoot or not to shoot.

August 29, 2017 | By Lewis Levine Columnist | Opinion

Congratulations to camp graduates

Editor: Congratulations to Believing In The Nuyu Summer Camp 2017 graduates.

August 29, 2017 | Staff Report | Opinion

Life can be 'beachy' without marine debris

Life can be beachy if we take care of our waterways. Liberty County is a coastal county and aren't we lucky for that? We also have one of the prettiest barrier islands on the Georgia Coast - St Catherines.

August 29, 2017 | By Sara Swida Columnist | Opinion

Learn before critizing people

Editor: Before we criticize people who lived before us, perhaps we should attempt to know more about them. History is replete with the seemingly inexplicable. For example, the Cherokee Indians were removed from Georgia to Oklahoma. One faction fought for the South, the other faction fought for the North. It is not wise to try to be too casual in understanding events like this, as Murray Klein showed with his dismissal of the States Rights views of Edward Porter Alexander, whose views "illustrated Alexander's innate disinterest in politics." Really! The best we can do most of the time is ...

August 28, 2017 | Staff Report | Opinion

Edwards took the high road

Even those on city council who want to make a change in Hinesville's city managers have said Billy Edwards deserves respect and has served his city well.

August 28, 2017 | By Jeff Whitten | Opinion

Edwards took the high road

Even those on city council who want to make a change in Hinesville's city managers have said Billy Edwards deserves respect and has served his city well.

August 27, 2017 | By Jeff Whitten Coastal Courier | 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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