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To be understood, seek to understand

In 1943, Abraham Maslow wrote a paper titled "A Theory of Human Motivation." In it, Maslow described a pyramid-shaped figure, representing the most basic needs of humans and what needs take precedence over others.

October 31, 2017 | Patricia Jones Guest columnist | Opinion


Close session tape holds a surprises

Say what you want about the current Hinesville City Council, but it makes for interesting copy.

October 30, 2017 | By Jeff Whitten | Opinion


Make Halloween ghoulishly 'green' in '17

Halloween has always been my favorite holiday. When the kids were young, I absolutely loved decorating the house inside and out for this creepy day. We had so much fun with that and with creating their costumes. Our house was for many years a must-see site at Halloween and at Christmas. I know Halloween is now a target for the silly ultra-politically correct crowd. That is sad because for kids and forever–kid adults, it is one of the most fun days of the year.

October 30, 2017 | By Sara Swida Columnist | Opinion


Advice for a president who needs it

Pardon this journalistic equivalent of spitting in the wind but I thought it was important that you hear from one of the "deplorables" who resides on neither the left wing or the right wing. Believe it or not, there are a lot of us in the middle.

October 27, 2017 | By Dick Yarbrough Columnist | Opinion


Humor: Heat wave, Trump, small NFL crowds

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

October 26, 2017 | By Argus Hamilton Columnist | Opinion


Sen. Perdue, the chicken

If there's one thing Sen. David Perdue really hates, it's the federal deficit.

October 26, 2017 | By Tom Crawford Columnist | Opinion


Why hunting matters to us

Sitting in complete silence - watching the morning sun penetrate the woods full of Georgia pines and large white oaks - you cannot help but marvel at God's creation.

October 26, 2017 | By Lt. Gov Casey Cagle Guest Columnist | Opinion


Children do not need to worry about things they cannot understand

Q: My son just turned 5 and is starting to ask various questions about parents including why some people have two parents and he only has one. About two months before he turned 2, his "donor" said he wasn't "feeling it" (his exact words) with him and didn't want to participate in his life anymore. How can I explain that to my son?

October 26, 2017 | By John Rosemond Family psychologist | Opinion


Balance in life includes caring for community

One of the great pleasures I have in working with Keep Liberty Beautiful is getting to know some truly wonderful local citizens over the years. Particularly, getting to watch young people volunteer at a young age and as they grow up become even more involved with this program.

October 24, 2017 | By Sara Swida Columnist | Opinion


More from the email inbox

If emails were money and worth, say, $1 a pop, I'd be in Aruba right now sipping a cold one and listening to John Coltrane.

October 24, 2017 | By Jeff Whitten | Opinion


Make election count

Editor: Next month, the voters of Midway will be electing a mayor and city council. The big question is who should the voters elect? Let's begin with the incumbents. Mayor Clemontine Washington is running for city council as her two terms will not allow her to run for mayor again. Councilman Levern Clancy Jr. will be running for mayor. Councilman Stanley Brown and Councilwoman Melice Gerace will be looking to keep their seats on the council.

October 23, 2017 | Staff Report | Opinion


Lets each do our part for a clean city

The city of Hinesville tries to take a pro-active approach in all departments in an effort to better our city and be true to our roles as public servants. Why not have that same approach in code enforcement? These public officers enforce a variety of codes to include nuisance concerns, property maintenance, temporary signs, zoning issues and even property assessments following a disaster.

October 23, 2017 | By Steve Welborn Guest columnist | Opinion


She was supposed to be a statistic

I was supposed to be a statistic, you know? A black girl with very humble beginnings growing up in rural Louisiana. Well, that was how the story was supposed to go anyway.

October 20, 2017 | By Sabrina Newby Guest columnist | Opinion


Welcome to the 'Scouts'

Boys will be boys, and now girls can be, too

October 20, 2017 | By Ted O'Neil Columnist | Opinion


Humor: Out of shape teens bad news for military

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

October 19, 2017 | By Argus Hamilton Columnist | Opinion


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Can't even trust catfish anymore

You would figure that as a purebred and proud son of the South, I would know all there is to know about catfish. I have ...

December 01, 2017 | By Dick Yarbrough Columnist | Opinion


Humor: Congress A-OK shutting government down

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

November 30, 2017 | By Argus Hamilton Columnist | Opinion


First Amendment gives people right to protest

The First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution isn't just the numerical starter of these constitutional provisions. In many ways, it is the most ...

November 30, 2017 | By Tom Crawford Columnist | Opinion


Call your congressman to save coast

I am not a Democrat or a Republican. I am deeply disappointed in both parties. The Democrat Party is not the party of Roosevelt and ...

November 29, 2017 | By Roy Hubbard Local columnist | Opinion


Put litter in trash, stay off Santa's naughty list

The holiday season is full of wonderful magical delights, but unfortunately, it is also full of trash.

November 28, 2017 | By Sara Swida Columnist | Opinion


Addressing dire issues

Editor, This letter is being sent to address dire issues in Liberty County.

November 28, 2017 | Staff Report | Opinion


Fully belly and a giant head

Truth is, I should probably be in a turkey-and-dressing induced coma. But I've got to work, so excuse some not so deep thoughts.

November 27, 2017 | By Jeff Whitten Columnist | Opinion


Steve Bannon's Roy Moore

Roy Moore is the Steve Bannon project in a nutshell.

November 27, 2017 | By Rich Lowry Columnist | Opinion


Staff writer says goodbye

I had no idea how much Liberty County would impact my life when my family moved to the area in 2003.

November 24, 2017 | By Tiffany King | Opinion


Humor: Manson survived by those still crazy enough

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

November 23, 2017 | By Argus Hamilton Columnist | Opinion


No longer our greatest enemy

When I was growing up in the 1950s and 1960s, there was no country more feared by Americans than the Soviet Union.

November 23, 2017 | By Tom Crawford Columnist | Opinion


Thanksgiving thoughts

It is tempting at this time of the year to compose a "I am thankful for ... " column. But I can't. Not because I don ...

November 23, 2017 | By Dick Yarbrough Columnist | Opinion


GOP plan won't end tax 'gaming'

As the country begins to digest the revelations in the new offshore tax haven leak known as the "Paradise Papers," it's important to not ...

November 22, 2017 | By Gary Kalman Columnist | Opinion


Be grateful for a green Thanksgiving

The Holidays are here. It is the most wonderful time of the year! Make the next month some of the greenest days of the year ...

November 22, 2017 | By Sara Swida Columnist | Opinion


Be grateful for a green Thanksgiving

The Holidays are here. It is the most wonderful time of the year! Make the next month some of the greenest days of the year ...

November 22, 2017 | By Sara Swida Columnist | Opinion


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