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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 Why have the good sitcoms on TV been replaced by violence, car chases, nudity, foul language and Hollywood scandals?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


Courier blogs May 20

Blogger: Allan McQuown

June 05, 2007 | Staff Report | Opinion


Letter to the editor

Editor, I was in the post office in Hinesville on May 16, and there was a very lovely lady standing in line before me. The line was very long and she insisted I go in front of her. I said no and thanked her but she stepped behind me anyway. (I use a walker and am unable to walk without one).

June 05, 2007 | Staff Report | Opinion


Which way will the wind blow you?

With June 1 approaching, perhaps it would be prudent to pay attention to the hurricanes, which will be hustling our way.

June 02, 2007 | John Deike | Opinion


Clinton, Obama pander to feminists

The front-runners in the Democratic presidential race have discovered the power of an idea whose time has passed - socialism in women's wages. Its power is in pandering to feminist voters, and its time passed because it never made any sense even when it was a bright, shiny new bad idea some 30 years ago.

May 31, 2007 | By Rich Lowry Columnist | Opinion


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Americans must work for greater good

Editor, "Greater Good" is a point or ideology that has been defined, perceived and twisted. So what does this mean? I wonder if it's even fair to apply this concept because, at the end of the day, the definition is construed. Man is still making that determination.

November 06, 2014 | Staff Report | Opinion


Georgia on lookout for ebola

In 1976 in the rainforest, a virus was transmitted to people from wild animals, and it spread through the population via human-to-human contact.

November 06, 2014 | By U.S. Rep.-elect Buddy Carter Special to the Courier | Opinion


Fewer than 1% voted on Sunday

Editor, I just spoke with Liberty County Chief Registrar/Elections Supervisor Ella Golden. She reported Sunday voting results as:

November 06, 2014 | Staff Report | Opinion


Junior E. Lee bullish on election analysis

I called Junior E. Lee and asked when he would have some post-election analysis to share with you. Junior, as you know, is general manager of the Yarbrough Worldwide Media and Pest Control Company, in Greater Garfield, Georgia, home of Round-or-Square Polls, whose motto is "You supply the dough and we will cook the results."

November 05, 2014 | By Dick Yarbrough Columnist | Opinion


Choose your way to make a difference

This month, more than 500 local volunteers have made a positive difference for our local waterways by participating in the Statewide Rivers Alive waterway cleanups in Georgia. Over 50 locations in Liberty County have been cleaned up so far by these amazing helpers, who ranged in ages from 2 (yes, they had a little help from their parents) to 80. Several more groups have cleanups scheduled in the next three weeks. Rivers Alive is a statewide effort to preserve and protect our waterways in Georgia. Rivers Alive events also are part of the international efforts of The Ocean Conservancy.

November 04, 2014 | By Sara Swida Columnist | Opinion


Just plant the tree already

That apple tree. Oh my goodness. Something told me it wouldn't turn out well.

November 04, 2014 | By Ronda Rich Columnist | Opinion


Parents are too busy for phone calls

I dislike talking on the phone. For a number of reasons, I've never really been fond of telephone calls or conversations.

November 04, 2014 | By Hollie Moore Barnidge | Opinion


Tax is a tax, whether SPLOST, LOST or property tax

Editor, I just read Liberty County Administrator Joey Brown's column. Maybe, if government wasn't so secretive, Liberty County citizens would be able to get all of the proper information that Mr. Brown has at his fingertips. I know firsthand how difficult it is to get the government to make records public.

November 03, 2014 | Staff Report | Opinion


SPLOST yes vote in county's best interest

Liberty County voters once again will have the option Tuesday to vote to extend the current Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax for an additional six years. SPLOST has been around awhile and enables local governments to finance specific capital projects, such as courthouses, roads, bridges, libraries and highways. SPLOST is a 1 percent sales tax that is paid on purchases made in Liberty County.

November 03, 2014 | Staff Report | Opinion


Salute a man trying to better the world

A wise man once said that our only reason for occupying space on this earth is to leave things better than we found them. Unfortunately, not enough of us will. Len Pagano is an exception.

October 30, 2014 | By Dick Yarbrough Columnist | Opinion


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