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It’s easy to get wrapped up in life and miss the best parts

I usually don't like Christmas. Now, before I offend anyone, let me make it perfectly clear that it's the commercialization and the added family stress that leave a bad taste in my mouth. The celebration of Jesus' birth is - and should be -the focal point of the holiday.

January 01, 2013 | Hollie Moore Barnidge Courier managing editor | Opinion


Midway needs to enforce laws or just change them

I want to welcome the new Family Dollar store to Midway. For those who have yet to visit the store, it is very attractive and the shelves are well-stocked. Some of you are upset that the store missed its announced grand opening. It was not the company's fault. The city failed to issue its business license in a timely manner, even though the company filed the paperwork in plenty of time.

December 31, 2012 | Len Calderone Guest columnist | Opinion


Let’s allow Georgia voters to decide on horse racing, betting

Should horse racing and pari-mutuel betting be allowed in Georgia?

December 30, 2012 | Newnan Times-Herald Online: www.times-herald.com | Opinion


Politicians will pick up where Mayans left off

I was hoping that, for once, the Mayans would be right about something and that the world would have ended on Dec. 21 as they had said it would.

December 27, 2012 | Dick Yarbrough Guest columnist | Opinion


School slaughter presents tough questions for lawmakers

On June 21, 2008, my mother died. It was the first time in my adult life that I had someone close to me die. The sadness I felt at that time was unlike any other I had ever experienced.

December 26, 2012 | State Sen. Buddy Carter Guest columnist | Opinion


State must act to promote solar power

Earlier this month, about 50 people came to the Coastal Georgia Center in Savannah to learn about opportunities for solar energy in Georgia.

December 26, 2012 | Dave Kyler | Opinion


Caution: Stick-family on board

Those little stick-figure families plastered to the back windshields of SUVs and minivans annoy me. Who cares if you have three kids who enjoy wearing Mickey Mouse ears, two dogs and a cat? Not me. From what I gather, I'm not alone on this.

December 25, 2012 | Hollie Moore Barnidge Courier managing editor | Opinion


Judge clears way for police to check for undocumented immigrants

Those seeking stronger enforcement of this country's laws against illegal immigration - which is long overdue - can take heart from a decision this week by U.S. District Judge Tom Thrash in Atlanta and, prior to that, a decision by the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.

December 25, 2012 | Marietta Daily Journal, Dec. 14 Online: www.mdjonline.com | Opinion


The labor battles in Michigan

Michigan gave birth to the United Auto Workers. The union was founded at a convention in Detroit in 1935. After its famous sit-down strike in 1937 in Flint, Mich., the UAW won recognition by General Motors and, in the next several years, by Chrysler and Ford. It was the advent of an era of industrial unionization that may be coming to a symbolic end in the same place it started.

December 25, 2012 | Rich Lowry Guest columnist | Opinion


Community came through

Editor, On behalf of the Manna House Board of Directors I wish to say thank you to all the individuals, groups and churches that provided assistance to us in the form of money or food items at Thanksgiving.

December 24, 2012 | Charles R. Rogers President, Manna House Board of Directors | Opinion


Season is for hope, renewal, redemption

There seems to be a lot wrong with the world today. Just in recent weeks, the deranged among us have killed our children en masse and individually. Our business and political leaders seem to be unable to represent our best interests.

December 24, 2012 | Courier editorial | Opinion


Make road grant money available for all

There are some 20,000 miles of federal and state highways in Georgia - the interstate system and major roads that link our cities one to the other, carry our commuters to and from employment centers, and give structure to our thriving logistics industry and interstate commerce.

December 21, 2012 | Todd Long Guest columnist | Opinion


I wish I could’ve been there in Bethlehem

This column was a favorite of my friend, Otis Brumby Jr., publisher of the Marietta Daily Journal and Neighbor newspapers, who passed away earlier this year. It is dedicated to his memory.

December 20, 2012 | Dick Yarbrough Guest columnist | Opinion


Budget challenges facing our state

When the Georgia General Assembly convenes in January in Atlanta, revenue - or the lack thereof - may decide what gets done.

December 19, 2012 | Newnan Times-Herald Online: www.times-herald.com | Opinion


Build stronger educational, financial base for children

With the holiday season upon us, most Georgians are thinking about celebrations with family and friends, holiday breaks and, of course, gifts.

December 18, 2012 | Dr. John Barge Guest columnist | Opinion


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Here’s how to solve crisis with youth angst

Do we - here in the USA, that is - or do we not have a child and teen mental health crisis? And if the answer is ...

April 12, 2018 | John Rosemond | Opinion


Trying men’s souls, and eating them

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

April 12, 2018 | Argus Hamilton | Opinion


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


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