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School reform is in the air

The statewide results for the Criterion-Referenced Competency Test were released June 14 by the Georgia Department of Education. John Barge, the state school superintendent, is happy and hailed the good work of Georgia teachers.

June 26, 2012 | Macon Telegraph | Opinion


Center thanks donors

Editor,

June 26, 2012 | Dr. Alan Baroody LMFT Executive Director, Fraser Counseling Center | Opinion


How do you read this area’s economy?

Too many "for sale" and "for rent" signs make me nervous. Since my husband and I invested in the community with our first home purchase last July, I'm often thinking about home values and "rentability."

June 25, 2012 | Joselynn McKenna Columnist | Opinion


State gasoline tax needs overhaul

Good for the governor. Nathan Deal has refused to tolerate the upward movement of Georgia's sales tax on motor fuels, which is supposed to be adjusted every six months to reflect the prices per gallon. Basically, he kept pump prices from going up 0.8 of a cent on July 1.

June 25, 2012 | Rome News-Tribune | Opinion


No new taxes until community recovers

Editor,

June 25, 2012 | Joe Gillam Hinesville | Opinion


Is the private sector doing fine?

At a press briefing June 8, President Obama shrugged off a question about his failed economic policies by insisting "the private sector is doing fine."

June 21, 2012 | U.S. Rep. Jack Kingston Guest columnist | Opinion


Methodists vs. secularists

I received a press release last week from the Secular Coalition for America, a group of "atheists, agnostics, humanists, freethinkers and other nontheistic Americans" announcing plans to establish a chapter in Georgia to lobby state lawmakers.

June 21, 2012 | Dick Yarbrough Guest columnist | Opinion


Great Recession has been hard on middle class

Welcome to 1992. That's where most middle-income families found themselves in terms of household wealth after three years of recession, 2007 to 2010, wiped out two decades of gains.

June 20, 2012 | Marietta Daily Journal | Opinion


Myths, truths about T-SPLOST

Janet: I hate this traffic! Imagine all the things we could accomplish if we weren't sitting in traffic all day. Why can't our political leaders do anything about this mess?

June 20, 2012 | State Sen. Buddy Carter Guest columnist | Opinion


Traffic stop a reminder of good men

When you see the lights start flashing in the rear-view mirror, your stomach sinks. Instantly, you know that whatever plans you had for the evening are about to be delayed.

June 19, 2012 | Joselynn McKenna Columnist | Opinion


Keep dogs safe

Editor,

June 19, 2012 | Tanya McCarty Liberty County | Opinion


Army deserves to celebrate

On Thursday, Fort Stewart celebrated the 237th birthday of the U.S. Army. We'd like to join in wishing not only the Army a happy birthday, but also take a moment to honor all the men and women who have served and are serving now.

June 18, 2012 | Courier editorial | Opinion


Long 911 needs work

Editor,

June 18, 2012 | Beverly Calhoun Ludowici | Opinion


Odds are Will the Winner wishes he was Mork from Ork

For a guy more uptight than a bullfrog in boiling water, state Senate Majority Leader Chip Rogers, R-Woodstock, can be a hoot.

June 14, 2012 | Dick Yarbrough Guest columnist | Opinion


Plan has vision of new Midway

How would you like to live in a city that has a historic turn-of-the-century charm? How would you like to live in a city with a downtown park, bike trails and well lit streets? How would you like to live in a city that would attract businesses and jobs?

June 13, 2012 | Len Calderone Guest columnist | Opinion


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Clear out clutter to make room for holiday gifts

What is in your closet? My hall closet is a mysterious place. I do not know what happens every few months. All sorts of things ...

November 07, 2017 | By Sara Swida Columnist | Opinion


Cutting butter with a nuclear chainsaw

Editor: With abundant justification, much has been written about the colossally expensive, publicly subsidized, 30-billion-dollar fiasco known as the Plant Vogtle nuclear power-plant expansion. That ...

November 06, 2017 | Staff Report | Opinion


Running from the Russians

Writing about something before it happens for publication after the fact is a pain in the you-know-what, but here I am doing it anyway.

November 06, 2017 | By Jeff Whitten | Opinion


Maybe it's not the schools afterall

I am trying to remember when our public school system became an inferior way to learn to read, write and cipher. Maybe public schools have ...

November 04, 2017 | By Dick Yarbrough Columnist | Opinion


Don't punish business with tax reform

As a legislator here in Georgia who chairs a committee dedicated to fostering greater economic development and growth, I am completely behind the concept of ...

November 03, 2017 | By State Rep. Ron Stephens Special to the Courier | Opinion


Bad childhoods can show parents what not to do

I was standing in the lobby of an auditorium in which I'd just spoken, talking with a small group of attendees, when a 30-something ...

November 03, 2017 | By John Rosemond Family Psychologist | Opinion


Humor: Beer can aluminium paying better than bank interest

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

November 02, 2017 | By Argus Hamilton Columnist | Opinion


Republicans attacking their own party

Several candidates for higher office are employing an old campaign strategy: attack the establishment as being hopelessly corrupt and promise to clean up the mess.

November 02, 2017 | By Tom Crawford Columnist | Opinion


Bullies are human, but bullying is not

Bullying is something I know very well. I've experienced every type of bullying you can imagine. I'm still experiencing it to this day.

October 31, 2017 | By De'Lacy Rouse Guest columnist | Opinion


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 ...

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 ...

October 30, 2017 | By Sara Swida Columnist | Opinion


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