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Money isn't everyting in politics

Money isn't everything in politics. The candidate who raises the most cash isn't always going to be the candidate who gets the most votes.

February 15, 2018 | By Tom Crawford Columnist | Opinion

Symposium was gerat success

Editor: I would like to personally appreciate those sponsors and members of the greater Liberty County community for their support on Feb. 5 of the second annual Susie King Taylor Symposium. Hosted by the Dorchester Improvement Association at the Historic Dorchester Academy, the symposium was well received and well attended by the local community, out-of-town and out-of-state guests.

February 13, 2018 | Staff Report | Opinion

Hate, humility and social media

I was a late adopter of Facebook. I had a nagging fear that no one would befriend me, and that my Facebook experience would become a monologue. Of course that was irrational. I currently have 257 friends, representing my connections during the various decades of my life. I have worked diligently to post interesting and intriguing perspectives. Some of my friends have graciously suggested that I have been successful.

February 13, 2018 | By Dr. Gary Welton Guest columnist | Opinion

Trump's impure thoughts on Mueller

President Donald Trump has had impure thoughts about special counsel Robert Mueller.

February 12, 2018 | By Rich Lowry Columnist | Opinion

Free trees, recycle fairs this weekend

February is a wonderful time to plant trees, recycle household goods and purge your old personal documents for shredding.

February 12, 2018 | By Sara Swida Columnist | Opinion

Building walls, curing baldness

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

February 10, 2018 | By Argus Hamilton Columnist | Opinion

Unplanned obsolescence, more

If you haven't met me, know this:

February 10, 2018 | By Jeff Whitten | Opinion

D.C. curse strikes another Georgia politician

Washington, D.C., has put a curse on prominent Georgians who go there to work for Donald Trump.

February 09, 2018 | By Tom Crawford Columnist | Opinion

Foster children are pawns, again

I have a great interest in and a little walking-around knowledge of the political process because I have spent a good part of my adult life dealing with the subject.

February 09, 2018 | By Dick Yarbrough Columnist | Opinion

Too much talk can add credence to child’s fears

A true story: When my daughter, Amy, was a pre-teen, she became anxious about going to sleep because of fears of dying in the middle of the night.

February 09, 2018 | John Rosemond | Opinion

Chamber staff is outstanding


February 08, 2018 | Staff Report | Opinion

Lurching from crisis to crisis, pointing fingers

You are probably asking yourself, "What was that all about?" Just because the government shutdown ended shortly after it began, it doesn't mean that it won't happen again in just a few weeks - and it definitely doesn't mean that our great leaders in Washington covered themselves in glory. Quite the opposite. They can't even guarantee that they can handle their most rudimentary job, which is to keep the federal government functioning.

February 06, 2018 | By Bob Franken Columnist | Opinion

February is great time to hug a tree

Have you thanked a tree lately for all of the good stuff it does for us? February is a good time to do so if you have been taking our trees for granted.

February 06, 2018 | By Sara Swida Columnist | Opinion

Responses miss mark on coast

Editor: It was refreshing to see folks responding to my comments about the perils of seismic testing and subsequent drilling for oil off the Georgia coast.

February 06, 2018 | Staff Report | Opinion

Let's all hold hands and fight

I love Hinesville. Always have. It's one of those places that sort of gets under your skin after awhile.

February 05, 2018 | By Jeff Whitten | Opinion

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'Plogging' improves you, your community

I have been helping with volunteer litter cleanups since I was in my mid-20s, which was a long, long, long time ago.

March 13, 2018 | By Sara Swida Columnist | Opinion

Delta execs can’t seem to navigate turbulence of external environment

For a number of years, I supervised a staff in Washington - first with BellSouth Corporation and then with Atlanta Committee for the Olympic Games - and ...

March 13, 2018 | Dick Yarbrough | Opinion

How HB 831 made it to the Senate

At this point in the session, bills are flying back and forth between chambers in a constant state of change. Rather than my usual list ...

March 13, 2018 | Sen. Blake Tillery | Opinion

Senate welcomes Malcom J. Mitchell, Father Schreck

This week in the Senate was spent working in our respective committees considering the bills that were passed by the House of Representatives.

March 13, 2018 | Sen. Ben Watson | Opinion

Second guessing the second-guessers

Allow me to play devil's advocate. It's what I do as a journalist, plus I personally enjoy taking on orthodoxy, particularly when it ...

March 12, 2018 | By Bob Franken Columnist | Opinion

Humor: We keep sending them overseas

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

March 10, 2018 | By Argus Hamilton Columnist | Opinion

‘Old-fashioned’ child rearing really does work

An individual who occupies a fairly high-level position in the mainstream media recently told one of my associates that I'm "old-fashioned."

March 09, 2018 | John Rosemond | Opinion

The Cleveland Brown’s No. 1 pick?

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

March 08, 2018 | Argus Hamilton | Opinion

Commissioners, call Bruce


March 08, 2018 | Bruce McCartney | Opinion

Tax ‘break’ for the rich, not most of us


March 08, 2018 | Dollie Goldman | Opinion

Right thing, wrong reasons

The recent unpleasantness surrounding Delta Air Lines, the NRA, and a foregone tax break are a telling example of how the right thing often gets ...

March 08, 2018 | Tom Crawford | Opinion

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

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