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Recycle to save, conserve

Most of us have been blessed with an abundance of things, maybe even an excess of material goods. I know I am guilty.

November 08, 2016 | By Sara Swida Columnist | Opinion


We need more sunlight in government

Less than one-third of Americans view elected officials as "honest," and a lack of transparency lies at the core of this distrust.

November 08, 2016 | By Patrice McDermott Guest columnist | Opinion


Vote count leads to arrests

Could this really be happening in our Valley?

November 07, 2016 | By Kevin Slimp Columnist | Opinion


Why fair pay is important to workers

At Earth Friendly Products, our passion is making cleaning products that are environmentally friendly, safer for people and pets, and affordable for everyone. We make our plant-powered cleaners at sustainable facilities in California, Illinois, New Jersey and Washington using 100 percent renewable energy while creating green jobs and paying our employees a living wage.

November 04, 2016 | By Kelly Vlahakis-Hanks Guest columnist | Opinion


Keep your schools local

Among the important choices voters must decide now through Nov. 8 is one that impacts whether local communities lose control of the education decision-making processes for their children.

November 03, 2016 | By Dr. Sid Chapman Guest columnist | Opinion


A dose of Skeeter Skate's political perspective

One of the dangers of providing you with my opinions each week - besides not having a clue where to put commas - is that it is easy to lose touch with reality and start acting like all the media pundits who think they are so smart that their IQs should be measured with a yardstick. My momma didn't raise me like that.

November 03, 2016 | By Dick Yarbrough Columnist | Opinion


Democrats are putting an end to U.S.

Editor: Every time the Democrats do something, it costs the American people money. Locally, SPLOST is a good example. But when Washington does something, it really costs us. The best example is Obamacare. Next year, the rates are going up from 25 to 116 percent. Obama said in a recent speech, "You are getting better quality, even though you don't know that Obamacare is doing it." I'm not too sure about the better-quality part.

November 02, 2016 | Staff Report | Opinion


The GOP of the past is dead

Editor: The party of Lincoln, Eisenhower and Reagan is dead. It has been kidnapped by a lunatic known to his delusional supporters and some others as The Donald. I value a two party system, and believe it or not, this Democrat is saddened to see the GOP's total demise.

November 02, 2016 | Staff Report | Opinion


Georgians might get two senators for the price of one

There's not much suspense about who will win Georgia's senate race.

November 02, 2016 | By Tom Crawford Columnist | Opinion


National parks are our greatest idea

As a newly-formed nation, the United States could not compete with the cultural icons of its mother country. Absent from American lands were castles, cathedrals, and centuries-old cities.

November 01, 2016 | By Grant Mercer University of Georgia/Georgia Political Review | Opinion


Make room for the holidays

Ready or not, it is coming. Only 25 days to the official beginning of the holiday season. This is a perfect time to make room for all of the decorations and new gadgets and other presents coming your way.

November 01, 2016 | By Sara Swida Columnist | Opinion


Veterans Salute to be bigger, better this year

The fourth annual Veterans Salute is less a week away, and the Hinesville Military Affairs Committee is busy finalizing plans to guarantee the event's success. In addition to the motorcycle show, sponsored by Savannah PowerSports Center, there will be a Battle of the Bands competition.

November 01, 2016 | By Michelle Ricketson Guest columnist | Opinion


Legion supports veterans, not candidates

As leader of the nation's largest veterans service organization, I am frequently asked who The American Legion is supporting in this year's presidential election. My answer is simple. "Veterans." And by that answer I am not referring to a candidate's military service (or lack thereof) but to his or her proposals on issues such as VA health care, a strong national defense and border security.

October 31, 2016 | By Charles E. Schmidt Guest columnist | Opinion


Time for HABR's Turkey Trot 5K

Editor, It's that time of year again! Time to dust off that turkey feather tutu and join us for the Hinesville Area Board of Realtors (HABR) 3rd Annual Turkey Trot 5k. This year's event will take place in Downtown Hinesville on Nov. 19. at 8 am.

October 31, 2016 | Staff Report | Opinion


Total bedlam at vote count

Iris counted and recounted the votes during the five-minute recess. It was difficult to concentrate with a room full of Valley residents, all loudly sharing their thoughts.

October 31, 2016 | By Kevin Slimp Columnist | Opinion


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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 ...

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 ...

December 28, 2016 | Carolyn Leonard | Opinion


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