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Liberty County's crystal ball

In a recent speech, LCPC chairman Jim Thomas said the population of Liberty County could increase by as much as 32 to 50 percent by the year 2030.

June 19, 2007 | By John Deike Columnist | Opinion


Blog: What if Ron Paul wins?

Just sit back and think for a minute of what will happen to this country when Ron Paul actually wins the presidency... It's scary isn't it?

June 14, 2007 | Staff Report | Opinion


Blog: The plight of Buffy

Buffy's story is a bit of a tear-jerker.

June 14, 2007 | Staff Report | Opinion


Private property saved Jamestown

By David Boaz

June 14, 2007 | By David Boaz Cato Institute | Opinion


Political correctness vs accuracy

Down at the old English colony of Jamestown in Virginia, they are spending the summer celebrating what organizers call "America's 400th anniversary."

June 14, 2007 | By Roger Hernandez Columnist | Opinion


Progress reported from Iraq

The headquarters of the 3rd Infantry Division deployed two months ago and already we've made great progress. I am so proud of our soldiers.

June 13, 2007 | By Mj. Gen. Rick Lynch | Opinion


Could Newt be the answer?

Sens. Saxby Chambliss and Johnny Isakson broke a cardinal rule for Georgia Republicans. They allowed Sen. Ted Kennedy to smile upon them.

June 13, 2007 | By Bill Shipp Columnist | Opinion


Growing environmental concern noted

Since transplanting myself from the over-developed and polluted town of Cleveland, Ohio to the forested and marsh-lined county of Liberty, I have begun to change my attitude regarding the environment.

June 09, 2007 | By John Deike Staff writer | Opinion


So many questions but so few answers

DO YOU EVER WONDER? Why are automobiles geared to go 120 mph when speed limits nationwide are 70? Why is it OK for a business to have barbed wire around the top of their fences, but it's against the law for homeowners? Why did automanufacturers do away with the dimmer switch on the floorboard? What do those large question marks on our historic site signs mean? When will Frank Cochran Drive be completed? Why have the good sitcoms on TV been replaced by violence, car chases, nudity, foul language and Hollywood scandals? Why do people find it pleasurable to ...

June 09, 2007 | By Dot Moss | Opinion


Recycling worth the effort

Well, don't you feel lighter, Liberty County? I wish it was as easy to "reduce" personally as it is to "reduce" as a community.

June 09, 2007 | By Sara Swida | Opinion


France: Victim of big government

France has often, for better or worse, led the way during its history: in state-building, when Louis XIV created the modern French monarchy; in proto-totalitarian politics, with its revolution of 1789; in mass-mobilized warfare, in the wake of the revolution. Now, France is being reduced to a sad object lesson, a warning of the deadening effects of big government economics.

June 07, 2007 | By Rich Lowry | Opinion


Congress can't get its acts together

Yet another turn in the long and tortuous road to immigration reform, and still no guarantee Congress is heading in the right direction.

June 07, 2007 | By Roger Hernandez | Opinion


Carter out of line with Bush remark

Former President Jimmy Carter recently said the Bush administration was "the worst in history" in international relations. Well, I will give President Carter some credence in knowing about a presidential administration being the worst. We can honestly say his administration was clearly the worst one during the past 100 years.

June 07, 2007 | By Mike Riddle | Opinion


Wasting energy spinning wheels over gas prices

By Benita M. Dodd

June 05, 2007 | By Benita M. Dodd Vice President, Georgia Public Policy Foundation | Opinion


Slowing growth - or not

Georgia is the nation's sixth fastest growing state on a percentage basis and the fourth fastest growing on a numeric basis. The Peach State population is spiraling upward at an annual rate of nearly 15 percent per year. Close to 40 counties - mostly in north Georgia - exceed the 15 percent growth rate.

June 05, 2007 | By Bill Shipp Columnist | Opinion


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Dalton State key to economic rebound

Remember the story of "The Little Engine That Could"? That could well describe the city of Dalton, a town of some 34,000 nestled in the corner of northwest Georgia, not far from the Tennessee line.

September 10, 2014 | By Dick Yarbrough Columnist | Opinion


Midway in risk of losing fire station to county

In an article that appeared in the Feb. 20, 2013 edition of the Coastal Courier, the Liberty County commissioners blamed Midway for delaying the fire plan, but never addressed or discussed why the city opted out of the county fire plan.

September 09, 2014 | By Terry Doyle Columnist | Opinion


Turn your life into art

Lately, I've been thinking about the treasure trove that can be found in life's challenging times - the wisdom, the victories, the emotional muscle built and, of course, the stories. As those who know me well often say with a smile, "It's always about the story with her."

September 09, 2014 | By Ronda Rich Columnist | Opinion


Days to reserve native plants, dwindling

This weekend, Keep Liberty Beautiful will host two Native Plant Awareness Giveaway Days to encourage the use of native plants and other great growers in our community.

September 09, 2014 | By Sara Swida Columnist | Opinion


It's different when I want to know

I realize, perhaps better than anyone, that it's not polite to ask others about their reproductive plans. I've long ranted about how much it annoyed me when friends, family members and even perfect strangers would inquire about a possible plunge into parenthood. Even now, as most of my readers know, I get aggravated when people ask whether my 2-year-old daughter, Reese, will ever be a sister.

September 09, 2014 | By Hollie Moore Barnidge | Opinion


Political pumpkins growing a bit early

Can it be? Is it September already? One of my favorite tunes, "September Song," was written by Kurt Weill and Maxwell Anderson for a Broadway musical in 1938 called "Knickerbocker Holiday." The lyrics could apply today to the current political season in Georgia: "For it's a long, long time from May to December, but the days grow short when you reach September."

September 04, 2014 | By Dick Yarbrough Columnist | Opinion


The humanity of Herbert Hoover

History is fickle with heroic humans, even when they loom over their generation in service to humanity. Even presidents suffer the fickle hand of history, especially when events in their administrations overshadow them. It happened to Herbert Hoover.

September 04, 2014 | By Harold Brown Guest Columnist | Opinion


Is heat driving people mad?

Editor, Recently, I've spotted some news headlines - around the region, state and country - that I never thought I'd see. It really makes me wonder, "Whatever were they thinking?"

September 03, 2014 | Staff Report | Opinion


Communication from BoE is important

As many of our readers know, over the past few weeks the Courier received numerous comments and requests to look into recent policies and decisions made by leaders and administrators of the Liberty County School System.

September 03, 2014 | Staff Report | Opinion


Firefighters recommend renter's insurance

Editor, The Hinesville Fire Department responds to several residential fires each year. Often, the structure involved in the fire is rented property. In several incidents that I have responded to in my 21 years with the department, residents have lost all of their belongings and did not have renter's insurance. This is a reminder from our department for renters to get renter's insurance today.

September 02, 2014 | Staff Report | Opinion


Use native plants to save on landscaping

National Planting Day, sponsored by Keep America Beautiful, is a special way for us to celebrate the value and power of native species for local landscapes.

September 02, 2014 | By Sara Ann Swida Columnist | Opinion


Nostalgia sells; he's not buying

Have you noticed how "nostalgia" sells? This hit me like an antique butter churn the other day as I was watching television, and so many of the commercials have incorporated "old rock" music into their marketing spiels. And we can say, "Yes I remember that one!" We might even say, "Hey, that was our song!"

September 02, 2014 | By Dwain Walden Columnist | Opinion


Proof of Southern identity is the food

When business called my husband, Tink, back to Los Angeles, he decided to take the opportunity to have his annual check-up. When it ended, he called home.

September 02, 2014 | By Ronda Rich Columnist | Opinion


We all wake up eventually

Last week, seemingly all the national news agencies reported on the American Academy of Pediatrics' new recommendation that middle and high schools start no earlier than 8:30 a.m. to help ensure older children get more sleep.

September 02, 2014 | By Hollie Moore Barnidge | Opinion


Hinesville mosquito control praised

Editor, Two and a half years ago, Hinesville renovated its mosquito-control program to bring it in line with the American Mosquito Control Association's recommendations for an integrated mosquito control program.

September 02, 2014 | Staff Report | Opinion


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