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New commission chairman eager to lead, seeking community involvement

Editor, I want to thank everyone for voting in this year's primary election. I am humbled by your votes of confidence in me and my ability to lead our county for the next four years.

August 07, 2012 | Donald Lovette Commission chairman-elect | Opinion


Stop running from minimum-wage issue

Recently, Rep. Sean Duffy of Wisconsin ran away from a veteran who was trying to ask him about what he was going to do about raising the minimum wage.

August 06, 2012 | Jon Soltz chairman, VoteVets.org | Opinion


Help eatery get kids ready for school year

Editor, On behalf of GWD Management/McDonald's restaurants, we are requesting help from local business owners with providing back-to-school supplies for children throughout Liberty County and Hinesville. We would love for your businesses and customers to help us reach our goals.

August 06, 2012 | By McDonald’s owner/operator Gary Dodd, marketing manager Danielle Yates and restaurant manager Rene Cook | Opinion


Thanks for back-to-school rally support

Editor, Project Reach G.A.N.G. Inc. and Executive Director Lavonia LeCounte give all credit to God for inspiring them to host this year's back-to-school rally. More than 1,500 people attended. A special thanks goes out to all of the program participants, sponsors, booth participants, youth and parents. There would not have been a rally without you. The 2012 rally was dedicated to Mother Anna Overstreet of Riceboro, the oldest honorary member of Project Reach G.A.N.G. Inc.

August 06, 2012 | Lavonia LeCounte Project Reach G.A.N.G. executive director | Opinion


Scrap-tire programs reduce waste, save tax dollars

Ten million vehicle tires are discarded in Georgia every year. That's more than 27,000 tires scrapped every single day of every single week. What to do with them, how to pay for it and how to prevent more than a million of them from being illegally dumped are questions that have frustrated the tire industry, environmentalists, and state and local governments for years.

August 02, 2012 | Thomas Howell and Eric Pitts Georgia Dept. of Transportation | Opinion


Watching London Olympics 16 years after Atlanta games

Hard to believe, but it has been 16 years since the Olympic Games were held in our state. As I watch the festivities in London, I remembered the phone calls I had received during the past year from media members in Great Britain, asking me if I had any thoughts on what was going to happen when the games began in London. Here is what I told them:

August 01, 2012 | Dick Yarbrough Guest columnist | Opinion


Let’s have an update on those projects funded by storm water fees

Editor, The citizens of Hinesville were asked to support a storm water fee to pay for a list of projects in the amount of $15 million a few years ago, which were implemented. This fee was added to every water bill account in the city of Hinesville. The citizens of Hinesville, who have been paying these fees, would like to read in your Coastal Courier the list of projects that have been completed. Please show the list of projects with a cost breakdown by project, project name, location and cost, funded and to-be funded, awarded and the remaining projects on ...

August 01, 2012 | Ricky Parks Hinesville | Opinion


Trip to Midway turns into a highlight

I can't be the only one who has never really noticed Midway before.

July 31, 2012 | Joselynn McKenna Columnist | Opinion


Do your research on T-SPLOST before heading to the polls Tuesday

Editor, I want everyone to know why I will vote "no" for T-SPLOST.

July 30, 2012 | Edgar Alexander Midway | Opinion


T-SPLOST will help local economy, roads

Editor, On Tuesday, the citizens of Liberty County and the entire Coastal region will make a ballot decision on whether to approve a one-penny sales tax for 10 years to fund essential transportation projects.

July 30, 2012 | Leah Poole CEO, Liberty County Chamber of Commerce, Liberty County Convention & Visitors Bureau | Opinion


No new taxes needed with the old ones still in place

Editor, Notice how a chain of falling dominos can be stopped by removing just one or two pieces?

July 30, 2012 | Terry Doyle Midway | Opinion


Many reasons to reject T-SPLOST sales tax

The Georgia Legislature is abrogating its responsibility to lead.

July 26, 2012 | Elliott Brack Guest columnist | Opinion


Taxpayers should think twice before voting to approve TSPLOST

Editor, You have seen all the articles from our state and local government officials on how great TSPLOST will be for you. I suggest you research the Internet and find out what others are saying about TSPLOST.

July 26, 2012 | John A. Tanner Richmond Hill | Opinion


TSPLOST may go splat with Georgia voters

The 10-county, $7-billion metro Atlanta transportation referendum is set to be decided by voters next Tuesday. If passed, the plan will be funded for 10 years by a 1-cent sales tax. Even if your county votes it down, the measure still becomes law if a majority votes for it.

July 25, 2012 | Dick Yarbrough Guest columnist | Opinion


Thanks to all who made former educator’s birthday party memorable

Editor, A few months ago, at the conclusion of Olin Fraser's funeral, two of my former students, Jimmy Smith and Tommy Davis, came up to me and told me they were going to have a birthday party for me the Saturday after my birthday. This occasion happened this past Saturday night, and what a party it was!

July 25, 2012 | Ed Edwards Former Liberty County School System superintendent/educator | Opinion


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Humor: Unlocking Weinstein's cell phone

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

November 11, 2017 | By Argus Hamilton Columnist | Opinion


Humor: Graduating from school in three terms

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

November 10, 2017 | By Argus Hamilton Syndicated columnist | Opinion


Time for Mr. Answer Man

Hey, what time is it, boys and girls? It is time for Answer Man! The show that gives you the straight skinny to whatever has ...

November 09, 2017 | By Dick Yarbrough Columnist | Opinion


Royko’s classic on Veterans Day

Editor's note: The late and great Chicago Tribune columnist Mike Royko, a veteran of the Korean war, wrote this column in 1993 about Veterans ...

November 09, 2017 | By Mike Royko Guest columnist | Opinion


Bipartisanship is still possible

Back in 2001 and 2002, there was no Democrat more hated by Georgia Republicans than Roy Barnes, who was then the state's governor.

November 09, 2017 | By Tom Crwaford Syndicated columnist | Opinion


Increased police presence will cut crime

Editor: I am writing to discuss safety in Liberty County neighborhoods, particularly those neighborhoods of Hinesville.

November 07, 2017 | Staff Report | Opinion


Clear out clutter to make room for holiday gifts

What is in your closet? My hall closet is a mysterious place. I do not know what happens every few months. All sorts of things ...

November 07, 2017 | By Sara Swida Columnist | Opinion


Cutting butter with a nuclear chainsaw

Editor: With abundant justification, much has been written about the colossally expensive, publicly subsidized, 30-billion-dollar fiasco known as the Plant Vogtle nuclear power-plant expansion. That ...

November 06, 2017 | Staff Report | Opinion


Running from the Russians

Writing about something before it happens for publication after the fact is a pain in the you-know-what, but here I am doing it anyway.

November 06, 2017 | By Jeff Whitten | Opinion


Maybe it's not the schools afterall

I am trying to remember when our public school system became an inferior way to learn to read, write and cipher. Maybe public schools have ...

November 04, 2017 | By Dick Yarbrough Columnist | Opinion


Don't punish business with tax reform

As a legislator here in Georgia who chairs a committee dedicated to fostering greater economic development and growth, I am completely behind the concept of ...

November 03, 2017 | By State Rep. Ron Stephens Special to the Courier | Opinion


Bad childhoods can show parents what not to do

I was standing in the lobby of an auditorium in which I'd just spoken, talking with a small group of attendees, when a 30-something ...

November 03, 2017 | By John Rosemond Family Psychologist | Opinion


Humor: Beer can aluminium paying better than bank interest

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

November 02, 2017 | By Argus Hamilton Columnist | Opinion


Republicans attacking their own party

Several candidates for higher office are employing an old campaign strategy: attack the establishment as being hopelessly corrupt and promise to clean up the mess.

November 02, 2017 | By Tom Crawford Columnist | Opinion


Bullies are human, but bullying is not

Bullying is something I know very well. I've experienced every type of bullying you can imagine. I'm still experiencing it to this day.

October 31, 2017 | By De'Lacy Rouse Guest columnist | Opinion


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