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We the Unwashed wouldn’t call lawmaker lobbying reform ‘silly’

Everyone seems comfortable with the relationship between lawmakers and lizard-loafered lobbyists except We the Unwashed. But then, what do we know?

July 05, 2012 | Dick Yarbrough Guest columnist | Opinion

TSPLOST has ‘local’ in mind

In just under four weeks, Georgia voters will weigh in on a referendum that will have profound impacts on their wallets, their roads, local jobs and regional transportation.

July 04, 2012 | Courier editorial | Opinion

Sales tax will help Georgia’s economy


July 04, 2012 | Leah Poole CEO Liberty County Chamber of Commerce | Opinion

Keep spice out of communities

Last week, the Georgia State Board of Pharmacy adopted an emergency rule classifying newly discovered compounds of synthetic marijuana, commonly known as spice, as Schedule I substances under the Georgia Controlled Substances Act.

July 04, 2012 | State Sen. Buddy Carter Guest columnist | Opinion

Getting outside big part of area’s appeal

Long days at the beach, leisurely walks in the early morning hours, nights of fireworks surrounded by men and women who serve or have served our nation - what's not to love about the first week of July in Coastal Georgia?

July 03, 2012 | Joselynn McKenna Columnist | Opinion

TSPLOST asks more than it would return


July 03, 2012 | Mike Sims Blairsville | Opinion

Another knife for all occasions

I thought I had seen about all the "super knife" commercials that there could possibly be with all the marvelous things a blade could do illustrated in high definition.

July 02, 2012 | Dwain Walden Guest columnist | Opinion

Health reform, road tax are Democrat scams


July 02, 2012 | Roger A. Wells Liberty County | Opinion

Obamacare should be repealed no matter what Supreme Court rules

While popular opinion has already coalesced against the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, the final answer may come soon.

June 28, 2012 | U.S. Rep. Jack Kingston Guest columnist | Opinion

Menu isn’t what’s threatening women’s longevity — men are

I recently read several news reports about a study from the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation at the University of Washington and the Imperial College in London that says while women are still expected to live longer than men, the gap is closing. The study concludes that the life expectancy for a woman in Georgia increased by fewer than three years, while a man's expectancy increased more than 5 1/2 years.

June 27, 2012 | Dick Yarbrough Guest columnist | Opinion

Southeast Coast needs more deepwater ports

Warning: Deepwater ports along the nation's Southeastern coast must have more depth. Failure to do so could be hazardous to the country's economic health.

June 27, 2012 | The Brunswick News | Opinion

Seeking justice in ‘fast, furious’

In the early morning hours of Dec. 15, 2010, border patrol agent Brian A. Terry died in the desert of Peck Canyon near Rio Rico, Ariz. Terry had been shot during a firefight with five suspected illegal aliens.

June 26, 2012 | U.S. Rep. Jack Kingston Guest columnist | Opinion

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


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

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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

Bear, Moe, you will be missed

The past couple of weeks have been tough. Two weeks ago, a friend of mine and former co-worker from the Hinesville Fire Department, George "Bear ...

March 05, 2018 | By Mike Riddle Special to the Courier | Opinion

NRA, Delta is ready when you are

If I were running Delta Airline, I'd end discounted tickets for everybody and blame it on Georgia's Republicans. I'd say I did ...

March 05, 2018 | By Jeff Whitten | Opinion

Children would benefit from running their own sports

Thirty years ago, I offered a free (expenses-only) speaking engagement to any community that would abolish adult-organized-and-run children's sports programs (except those run by ...

March 02, 2018 | John Rosemond | Opinion

Adopt a highway, help reduce litter

Liberty County is our home. Just as we take care of our family homes where we live, we need to take care of our community ...

February 27, 2018 | By Sara Swida Columnist | Opinion

Senate tackles tax, broadband bills

This week in the Senate, we heard 19 pieces of legislation on the floor. Our days were filled with long mornings in chamber and longer ...

February 27, 2018 | Sen. Blake Tillery Special to the Courier | Opinion

Fort Stewart is important to state, nation

Georgia is proud of our eight elite military bases that represent every branch of our armed forces. Between our active-duty members, military reserve members and ...

February 27, 2018 | By Casey Cagle Guest columnist | Opinion

A trip to SC and a correction

As I wrote this Friday morning, I felt a good bit under the weather, so excuse in advance whatever silly mess I made of this ...

February 26, 2018 | By Jeff Whitten | Opinion

Arm teachers with these...

You want to arm teachers with guns to stop school shooting and intruders?

February 26, 2018 | By Patrick Underwood Guest columnist | Opinion

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