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Infrastructure bank would be another misfire

"President Barack Obama has been shooting mostly blanks when it comes to finding ways to reignite the stalled economy." And his latest proposal - the creation of an "infrastructure bank" to loan money to finance public works projects - not only would be more of the same, but would target taxpayers as well.

September 01, 2011 | By Marietta Daily Journal | Opinion


Health center dedicated to good care, service

Editor, The following is a letter to Rep. Jack Kingston, R-Ga.: Dear Congressman Kingston, In January 2010, I wrote to you to report my problems with the Diversity Health Center in Ludowici. The letter I'm sending you now is to report on the events that have occurred since that time

August 31, 2011 | Staff Report | Opinion


Georgia needs unity

Our economy is at best stubbornly stuck in neutral, and too many elected leaders seem to agree only that the best way forward involves little more than pointing fingers and shouting accusations. That backdrop made it especially heartening to observe the more than 200 Georgians who traveled to Pine Mountain recently to discuss the future.

August 31, 2011 | By Atlanta Journal Constitution | Opinion


Man of the cloth wants piece of the action

A man of the cloth by the name of Markel Hutchins is suing the estate of the late Kathryn Johnston for a half-million dollars.

August 31, 2011 | By Dick Yarbrough Columnist | Opinion


Hinesight takes on government dependency

August 30, 2011 | Staff Report | Opinion


Make smarter everyday choices

Every day we make dozens of choices that impact our environment. There are many different ways to handle simple chores and tasks. When you make these everyday choices, are you really making the smartest decisions? And, for that matter, do you know why certain choices are better than others? You might be surprised. Here are some handy facts about things you don't even think about, but likely do all the time.

August 30, 2011 | By Sara Ann Swida Columnist | Opinion


Redrawing districts not easy for lawmakers

Recently, the Georgia Legislature convened for a special session as a result of an official call issued by Gov. Nathan Deal.

August 30, 2011 | By State Sen. Buddy Carter Special to the Courier | Opinion


Finding the value of family in politics

Have you ever taken a trip as part of your job and taken a family member with you? You go to meetings or do your work and they meet with friends or family and go sight-seeing or shopping. That's usually how it works, and it happens all the time, right? Not so fast if you are a public official though.

August 29, 2011 | By PSC Commissioner Tim Echols Guest columnist | Opinion


Back-to-school spending is big

Americans may be worrying about layoffs and a second recession, but it's made them only moderately less openhanded in back-to-school spending, which has quietly assumed the status of a major economic barometer and event.

August 29, 2011 | By Marietta Daily Journal | Opinion


Tech education fills need for skilled workers

The conclusion of the Southern Governors Association meeting in Asheville, N.C., coincided - well, almost - with the debut of Columbus Technical College's new semester curriculum. One has nothing to do with the other, except that the solution to a problem under discussion in Asheville is most likely to be found at institutions like this one in Columbus.

August 29, 2011 | By Columbus Ledger-Enquirer | Opinion


Firth Rixson's growth is welcome sign

The economy certainly has seen better days. As the prices of goods and services rise and families struggle to make ends meet, it's no secret that budgets are tight these days. Which is why, when we are accustomed to more bad news, it was good to hear that Firth Rixson plans to create 75-100 jobs by expanding its metal forging operation in Midway.

August 29, 2011 | Staff Report | Opinion


Getting ready for baby and boards

After a month of helping my husband study for his upcoming promotion board, I'm confident I'm ready to be a non-commissioned officer.

August 29, 2011 | By Joselynn McKenna Columnist | Opinion


Raising taxes in Liberty is not acceptable

Editor, It is with great concern that I read in last Sunday's Courier the article about Liberty County being short $1.6 million. What is even more disturbing is Ms. McGlothlin being quoted on page three as having said that this is not good news for homeowners and that it is too soon to say whether this shortage will affect the millage rates for the 2011 tax year.

August 29, 2011 | Staff Report | Opinion


Here's to a great season

Thursday night marked the beginning of an annual rite of fall, one every bit as ingrained into our collective consciousness in the South as pumpkin patches before Halloween and the story of the Mayflower at Thanksgiving.

August 29, 2011 | Staff Report | Opinion


Tough times or not, parents pay for school

Americans may be worrying about layoffs and a second recession, but it's made them only moderately less openhanded in back-to-school spending, which has quietly assumed the status of a major economic barometer and event.

August 25, 2011 | By Marrietta Daily Journal | 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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