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State gasoline tax needs overhaul

Good for the governor. Nathan Deal has refused to tolerate the upward movement of Georgia's sales tax on motor fuels, which is supposed to be adjusted every six months to reflect the prices per gallon. Basically, he kept pump prices from going up 0.8 of a cent on July 1.

June 25, 2012 | Rome News-Tribune | Opinion

No new taxes until community recovers


June 25, 2012 | Joe Gillam Hinesville | Opinion

Is the private sector doing fine?

At a press briefing June 8, President Obama shrugged off a question about his failed economic policies by insisting "the private sector is doing fine."

June 21, 2012 | U.S. Rep. Jack Kingston Guest columnist | Opinion

Methodists vs. secularists

I received a press release last week from the Secular Coalition for America, a group of "atheists, agnostics, humanists, freethinkers and other nontheistic Americans" announcing plans to establish a chapter in Georgia to lobby state lawmakers.

June 21, 2012 | Dick Yarbrough Guest columnist | Opinion

Great Recession has been hard on middle class

Welcome to 1992. That's where most middle-income families found themselves in terms of household wealth after three years of recession, 2007 to 2010, wiped out two decades of gains.

June 20, 2012 | Marietta Daily Journal | Opinion

Myths, truths about T-SPLOST

Janet: I hate this traffic! Imagine all the things we could accomplish if we weren't sitting in traffic all day. Why can't our political leaders do anything about this mess?

June 20, 2012 | State Sen. Buddy Carter Guest columnist | Opinion

Traffic stop a reminder of good men

When you see the lights start flashing in the rear-view mirror, your stomach sinks. Instantly, you know that whatever plans you had for the evening are about to be delayed.

June 19, 2012 | Joselynn McKenna Columnist | Opinion

Keep dogs safe


June 19, 2012 | Tanya McCarty Liberty County | Opinion

Army deserves to celebrate

On Thursday, Fort Stewart celebrated the 237th birthday of the U.S. Army. We'd like to join in wishing not only the Army a happy birthday, but also take a moment to honor all the men and women who have served and are serving now.

June 18, 2012 | Courier editorial | Opinion

Long 911 needs work


June 18, 2012 | Beverly Calhoun Ludowici | Opinion

Odds are Will the Winner wishes he was Mork from Ork

For a guy more uptight than a bullfrog in boiling water, state Senate Majority Leader Chip Rogers, R-Woodstock, can be a hoot.

June 14, 2012 | Dick Yarbrough Guest columnist | Opinion

Plan has vision of new Midway

How would you like to live in a city that has a historic turn-of-the-century charm? How would you like to live in a city with a downtown park, bike trails and well lit streets? How would you like to live in a city that would attract businesses and jobs?

June 13, 2012 | Len Calderone Guest columnist | Opinion

Area needs TSPLOST


June 13, 2012 | Allen Brown Hinesville | Opinion

‘Recovery summer’ fizzles again

Two years ago President Obama kicked off "Recovery Summer," promising the American people that we would really start to see the impact of his "stimulus" and economic policies. If May's jobs report is an indicator, it looks like we'll be waiting again this summer.

June 13, 2012 | U.S. Rep. Jack Kingston Guest columnist | Opinion

Downtown Hinesville on a Thursday p.m.

Maybe not everyone's idea of a perfect date is a city council meeting and a stroll through the farmer's market. Then again, I'm not everyone.

June 12, 2012 | Joselynn McKenna Columnist | Opinion

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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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