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Candidate's stance on guns, NRA

Editor: I received mail recently that I want to share with my neighbors in Georgia Senate District 1, where I am running to be your state senator. The letter came from the National Rifle Association Political Victory Fund, and I think it will horrify you as much as it did me.

March 31, 2018 | Staff Report | Opinion


We live in interesting times, eh?

By now, you've likely read about the Liberty County sheriff's deputy who cuffed a kid as part of a career day demonstration.

March 31, 2018 | Jeff Whitten Coastal Courier | Opinion


Humor: Misty Snow and Drizzly Showers

HOLLYWOOD - God Bless America, and how's everybody?

March 30, 2018 | By Argus Hamilton Columnist | Opinion


Repeating kindergarten won’t scar a child

Q: Even though he had an early-August birthday, we started our son in kindergarten this past dall at a private Christian school. They did some testing prior to the start of the school year and told us they thought he would do okay. Now, however, they are telling us that he is "somewhat immature" and would probably benefit from another year in Kindergarten. We're upset that they accepted him in the first place, but also feel that some of his problems were due to a young and relatively inexperienced teacher. We're reluctant to hold him back out of ...

March 30, 2018 | John Rosemond | Opinion


Miller left his mark on state

Zell Bryan Miller, the late governor and senator from Georgia, was known throughout his political career by the nickname "Zig-Zag Zell." It was a moniker that was honestly acquired.

March 30, 2018 | Special to the Courier | Opinion


There goes the neighborhood

HOLLYWOOD - God bless America, and how's everybody?

March 29, 2018 | Argus Hamilton | Opinion


More in the debate over gun control

Editor:

March 28, 2018 | Special to the Courier Niki Seale, Hinesville | Opinion


Spread happy rays of sunshine

Some days, you wake up feeling good about the world.

March 27, 2018 | By Jeff Whitten | Opinion


Don't be clueless: Throw away trash, clean up litter

Litter is a serious issue for us at Keep Liberty Beautiful. We know how devastating out-of-control litter is for the quality of life of a community.

March 27, 2018 | By Sara Swida Columnist | Opinion


Shootings are public health issue

Editor: There are people who disagree with what I write, and that's OK. They are mostly liberals. But, I do agree with Ms. Niki Seale in that discipline should be handled at home. That is if we still lived in the 1940s and '50s when most households had two parents and the mother stayed home to raise the children.

March 27, 2018 | Staff Report | Opinion


Parents are key to stopping carnage

Just as the city of Parkland and the nation are trying to recover after one of the most horrific school shootings in history last month that left 17 people dead, 14 of them children, more disturbing news from Marjorie Stoneman Douglas High School this week. Two students were arrested for bringing weapons onto the campus, and a third student was arrested for making a threat on social media. This comes on the same day in which two students at a high school in Maryland were injured in a school shooting and the gunman, also a student, was killed by a ...

March 26, 2018 | By Steve Siebold Guest columnist | Opinion


The times, they are a changing

HOLLYWOOD - God Bless America, and how's everybody?

March 24, 2018 | By Argus Hamilton Columnist | Opinion


Drones and what they would replace

Most folks think that the US Postal Service invented the quote, "Neither snow, nor rain, nor heat, nor gloom of night stays these courageous couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds." But it did not. It actually came from the Greek historian, Herodotus, 2,500 years ago and not much has changed in that regard since - until recent history.

March 24, 2018 | By Victor Pisano Columnist | Opinion


The wealthy are running

Do you have to be wealthy to run for governor?

March 23, 2018 | Tom Crawford | Opinion


Hillary’s excuse for losing election

HOLLYWOOD - God bless America, and how's everybody?

March 23, 2018 | Argus Hamilton | Opinion


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Articles by Section - Opinion


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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