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2016 was good year for Friends of Stewart/Hunter

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January 03, 2017 | Staff Report | Opinion


Mayoral race hangs on final vote drawn

After Raymond Cooper received the first seven votes of the ballot count, Iris Long wondered if she was the only voter who cast her ballot for Dick Bland.

January 02, 2017 | By Kevin Slimp Columnist | Opinion


Reporter let light shine on Liberty

I met Amy Swann at The Coastal Courier. She and I quickly became comfortable with each other and I will forever cherish her memory.

January 02, 2017 | By Jimmy Smith Guest columnist | Opinion


Recounting loved ones lost and new ones gained

At year's end, it's always interesting to look back at all that happened and realize that so little of it was anticipated while some of it was neither wanted nor appreciated.

January 01, 2017 | By Ronda Rich Columnist | Opinion


Hillary has only herself to blame

The Democrats have a simple explanation for Hillary Clinton's loss - the Russians did it.

December 31, 2016 | By Rich Lowry Columnist | Opinion


More useless than socks on a pig

The only thing more useless than socks on a pig are New Year's resolutions. Our intentions are applaudable but our follow-through usually leaves a bit to be desired. Still, that should not keep us from trying. I mean, what else is there to do while lying prone on the couch with a snoot full of black-eyed peas and collards and watching the Yada-Yada Bowl?

December 30, 2016 | By Dick Yarbrough Columnist | Opinion


Seeing red flags

There is a really good reason to support Senate confirmation of Rex Tillerson to be President-elect Donald Trump's secretary of state: Tony Perkins opposes him. Perkins is the president of the Family Research Council, otherwise known as the Bedroom Busybodies. He blasted out a statement condemning ExxonMobil CEO Tillerson as a person who "not only led the charge to open the Boy Scouts to gay troop leaders but whose company directly gives to Planned Parenthood."

December 29, 2016 | By Bob Franken Columnist | Opinion


Christ still found in Christmas

Wow! I hadn't noticed, how much things had changed during Christmas, until Friday night after a drive in Ludowici, where I live. Boy, was I surprised as I was looking at my neighbors' Christmas decorations, ranging from various Disney Characters, like penguins, characters from "Frozen," Winnie the Pooh, Mickey and Minnie Mouse, even a sly looking fox, and those little hot-dog dogs. Some people even had green, red and black dots projected onto their homes and lawn.

December 28, 2016 | Carolyn Leonard | Opinion


Christmas isn't over until tree is mulched

Merry Christmas to all! If you are feeling a little down already because you think the holiday is drawing to an end, rejoice. The Twelve Days of Christmas are just beginning and they are more than the never-ending Christmas carol we all know - or sort of know. I get a little confused after "the five golden rings" verse. The song is said to be a secret catechism, created in the middle ages when practicing Catholicism was illegal. Each present was a secret way to remember the gifts of faith. The partridge represented Jesus. The turtle doves represent the Old Testament ...

December 27, 2016 | By Sara Swida Columnist | Opinion


Hillary got run over by a businessman

Editor's note: Here's a Christmas poem from regular letter-writer Len Calderone, a staunch conservative. If you're in the mood to sing it, Calderone said this exercise in political commentary is based on the lyrics of "Grandma Got Run Over By a Reindeer."

December 26, 2016 | Staff Report | Opinion


Fake stories influencing the news

Most people think of the mainstream media as the scum of the earth - and most of us are - but we do at least try to check out information before we go with a story.

December 26, 2016 | By Bob Franken Columnist | Opinion


The party of American workers

In the course of a couple of tweets, Donald Trump may have ended the image of the GOP as the party of corporate America.

December 26, 2016 | Staff Report | Opinion


Comet Ping Pong

Most people think of the mainstream media as the scum of the earth - and most of us are - but we do at least try to check out information before we go with a story.

December 24, 2016 | By Bob Franken Columnist | Opinion


Christmas wishes from Dick Yarbrough

This column has become a Christmas tradition and I share with you once again this year. It is dedicated to all who believe.

December 23, 2016 | By Dick Yarbrough Syndicated columnist | Opinion


Thanks, and may God bless each of you

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December 22, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Opinion


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A.J.'s absence piques newswoman's curiosity

A week had gone by since A.J. Fryerson's letter to the editor concerning Buford Levitt's new gas pumps was published in the ...

February 10, 2017 | By Kevin Slimp Columnist | Opinion


Will Trump sour on Georgia?

For a couple of months, Georgia was probably one of Donald Trump's favorite states.

February 10, 2017 | By Tom Crawford Columnist | Opinion


Advice for a journey's beginning

Please allow me a bit of a preamble: Nicholas Sanford Wansley is grandson Number Three chronologically and - pardon a grandfather's pride - a high achiever ...

February 09, 2017 | By Dick Yarbrough Columnist | Opinion


Bill would allow medical marijuana for autism

Serving as a state senator is rewarding because I am engaged in the intricate legislative process that often affects and improves the lives of people ...

February 09, 2017 | By State Sen. Ben Watson Special to the Courier | Opinion


Tree give-away for Arbor Day

This month is all about trees. Well, that is not exactly true. We are also all about recycling electronics and household goods and shredding records ...

February 07, 2017 | By Sara Swida Columnist | Opinion


Words of thanks seem inadequate

Editor, When the worst disaster in the history of Turner County struck on the afternoon of Jan. 22, the immediate response was beyond anything we ...

February 07, 2017 | Staff Report | Opinion


No one has right to enter our country

Editor: For the life of me, I can't figure out the mentality of the protests going on. We finally get a president who wants ...

February 07, 2017 | Staff Report | Opinion


Why ask a question like that, Courier?

Editor: Why ask a question like that?

February 06, 2017 | Staff Report | Opinion


Former cop supports fair wage; not SPLOST

Editor: Since my letter to the editor, "Tax For Cop Salaries Doesn't Work For Him," in the Jan. 29 edition of the Courier, I ...

February 06, 2017 | Staff Report | Opinion


A.J.'s enemy list just keeps getting longer

Yes, A.J. Fryerson complained about everything, and the number of folks on his "bad list" increased by the week.

February 05, 2017 | By Kevin Slimp Columnist | Opinion


Obama's legacy is mostly symbolic

The work of unraveling President Barack Obama's legacy is underway, but even if the Trump administration and a Republican Congress reverse every last law ...

February 05, 2017 | By Rich Lowry Columnist | Opinion


In praise of bi-vocational preachers

In the months before we married, I sought to show Tink the Southern mountains of my raising.

February 04, 2017 | By Ronda Rich Columnist | Opinion


Trump's odds of staying in office

His "America First, America First, America First" inaugural address is seen by many as divisive, particularly those who are miserable that Donald Trump is actually ...

February 04, 2017 | By Bob Franken Columnist | Opinion


Taking a slow bus to no where

Varoom! Putt! Putt! Putt! Varoom! Putt! Putt! Varoom! Varoom!

February 03, 2017 | By Dick Yarbrough Columnist | Opinion


Marchers only 'pro life' until baby is born

Editor: The Pro Life march in DC on Friday did nothing to advance its cause. I have listened to many of the speeches and scanned ...

February 03, 2017 | Staff Report | Opinion


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