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Hospital-provider fee surrounded by questions

Many questions surround Georgia's Hospital Provider Program, also known as the "hospital tax," "hospital-provider fee" or "hospital-bed tax."

October 11, 2012 | Buddy Carter State senator | Opinion


School has positive impact on special-needs children

If you aren't careful, it is very easy to get pessimistic these days.

October 10, 2012 | Dick Yarbrough Guest columnist | Opinion


Gasoline prices downright terrifying

When you hit the local gas pumps and see the price bouncing between $3.47 and $3.50 or so a gallon (at least that's what they were running Oct. 5), you can be thankful for one thing: You don't live in California.

October 10, 2012 | The Albany Herald | Opinion


Public funds for public schools; private funds for private schools

Both public schools and private schools are making valuable contributions to Georgia's children. Most of us, as educators, totally respect both public and private schools. We need the range of opportunities that these schools provide to our children.

October 09, 2012 | Dr. Franklin Shumake Guest columnist | Opinion


It’s important to brave the awkward

Breast cancer ranks pretty low on my list of favorite things to talk about. If I'm being honest, it doesn't even make the list.

October 09, 2012 | Joselynn McKenna Columnist | Opinion


Namesake road just might confuse pizza-delivery man

It all started a few years back when a friend of mine called to tell me that he bought 7,000 acres of land in Crescent, Ga.

October 08, 2012 | Vic Waters Guest columnist | Opinion


Country needs a president who will hold true to country’s foundation

Editor, Let's knock off this foolish pettiness and start talking about what this country needs: jobs, legal immigration, a strong military, a government that believes in and follows the Constitution, a government that believes in the separation of church and state, a government that believes in the sanctity of marriage between a man and a woman, and - above all - a government that believes that we are a great nation, indivisible under God.

October 08, 2012 | Reggie Sage Hinesville | Opinion


The old saying is true: It’s not easy being green

I, more than anyone on Earth, realize that I am very unknowing and, for the most part, lackadaisical when it comes to being passionate about the world's greenery.

October 05, 2012 | Vic Waters Guest columnist | Opinion


Junior E. Lee says UGA is tops on his BUGS list

Junior E. Lee, general manager of the Yarbrough Worldwide Media and Pest Control Company in greater Garfield, just called me with what he said was an exciting development.

October 04, 2012 | Dick Yarbrough Guest columnist | Opinion


No wonder the board of education opposes charter-school amendment

I see that the Liberty County Board of Education fears the loss of "critically needed funds" should the charter-school amendment pass this fall.

October 03, 2012 | Joe Gillam Hinesville | Opinion


Learning to embrace fall cleaning

Fall cleaning - I had never seen it or heard of it until I moved to the South.

October 02, 2012 | Joselynn McKenna Columnist | Opinion


Maryland resident impressed with Hinesville residents’ respectfulness

I wanted to take this time to mail a letter to the editor of the local newspaper in the Hinesville area.

October 02, 2012 | Raymond E. Helmick Brooklyn Park, Md. | Opinion


Employment laws important to job creation

Earlier this month, our state and nation celebrated Labor Day, a holiday that appropriately recognizes the important contributions made today and throughout our history by the American worker.

October 01, 2012 | Chris Clark Guest columnist | Opinion


Families make many sacrifices during times of deployment

As many families are out choosing Halloween costumes and trying to decide how to decorate pumpkins, others in our community are preparing to say goodbye to their soldiers for nine to 12 months. While this is really nothing new to Liberty County - our heroes have been deploying for more than 10 years, since the beginning of the war - each time is poignant and offers a new opportunity to wish our soldiers farewell and to support family members left behind in what surely is a trying time.

October 01, 2012 | Monica Eusebio Guest columnist | Opinion


School’s new rule is questionable

Both my daughters attend a local elementary school. We are a military family and moved from Washington state to this area at the end of May. My husband deployed Aug. 15. My daughters are 7 and 5 years old, and my 5-year-old started kindergarten in August. That's a lot of big changes in my 5-year-old daughter's life, so the first few weeks of the school year, I went almost every day to have lunch with her. The last couple of weeks, I've gone maybe once or twice.

October 01, 2012 | Nicole Merrifield Midway | 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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