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Pleasures of watching a little one grow

My daughter took her first steps last week. They were shaky, quick steps - only three of them - but they definitely were steps. It happened so unexpectedly. One moment, Reese was fiddling with a pile of unfolded, clean laundry I'd just dumped on the couch; the next moment, she'd turned around and was headed for the coffee table, where she'd left a toy. I was shocked, elated, proud and - as silly as this may sound - a little sad that she's growing up so quickly.

April 02, 2013 | By Hollie Moore Barnidge Columnist | Opinion


State budget includes money for Liberty campus

The 2013 session of the Georgia General Assembly came to an end at midnight March 28, with the House of Representatives and the Senate reaching final agreement on a $19.9 billion state budget for fiscal year 2014. I am very pleased to report that the budget includes funding for the four-year program at the Liberty County campus of Armstrong Atlantic State University.

April 01, 2013 | By State Rep. Al Williams Special to the Courier | Opinion


Army changes can hurt our area

There can be no doubt that Fort Stewart/HAAF is the major economic engine in the region. At last calculation, the annual value of the base was placed at $5.4 billion.

April 01, 2013 | By Paul Andreshak and Monica Eusebio Guest columnists | Opinion


Into the lion's den for a worthy cause

I have a good idea what Daniel felt like when he was tossed into the lion's den way back when.

March 27, 2013 | By Dick Yarbrough Columnist | Opinion


Obama engages political theater

For weeks, President Barack Obama and his deputies traveled the country, sounding the alarm about sequestration. They used people as props to claim that public safety would be put at risk, meat would go uninspected and the economy would tank.

March 27, 2013 | By U.S. Rep. Jack Kingston Special to the Courier | Opinion


Budget, farewells make for busy week

State Sen. Buddy Carter, R- Pooler, will be reporting each week during the legislative session. The session is expected to last until the latter days of March.

March 27, 2013 | By State Sen. Buddy Carter Special to the Courier | Opinion


Ethics reform should call 'gifts' what they are

With the 2013 legislative session ending Thursday, the chance lawmakers will pass meaningful ethics reform to stop the practice of lobbyist gift-giving appears to be slim.

March 27, 2013 | Staff Report | Opinion


Lawmakers racing to finish line

The 2013 legislative session of the Georgia General Assembly is scheduled for final adjournment Thursday. Needless to say, the past few days have been busy.

March 27, 2013 | By State Rep. Al Williams Special to the Courier | Opinion


We should save a lot more for retirement

The U.S. is facing a retirement crisis. The simple fact is that most workers are saving too little to retire, according to the Employee Benefits Research Institute, which tracks pension issues. And workers are acutely aware of this.

March 26, 2013 | Marietta Daily Journal | Opinion


Please return woman's means of getting around

Editor, Would the person that came in my yard and stole my four-wheeler please bring it back? You see, I am an old woman and can't walk too far. The four-wheeler is the only way I can get fresh air. I can't walk; the only way I have to get around was with the four-wheeler.

March 26, 2013 | Staff Report | Opinion


Volunteers make projects happen

The Earth and our environment are our big focus this month. If you care at all about the world around you - and I certainly hope you do - consider getting involved in the next several weeks with a Keep Liberty Beautiful project.

March 25, 2013 | By Sara Swida Columnist | Opinion


Teething means less sleep for everyone

I'm sure glad I don't remember my teething days. Judging by what my baby is going through right now, they likely weren't pleasant.

March 25, 2013 | By Hollie Moore Barnidge Columnist | Opinion


Bus lines are necessary here

Editor, Here we go again. The rich people of Liberty County are complaining about the Liberty bus line in the Sound off.

March 25, 2013 | Staff Report | Opinion


Congress falls short on national security

Wherever you stood on Sen. Rand Paul's 13-hour filibuster to delay John Brennan's confirmation as CIA director, or on the Senate's confirmation hearings for Brennan and Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, they all serve as a reminder of just how feeble Congress has proven to be when it comes to foreign policy.

March 25, 2013 | By Lee Hamilton Columnist | Opinion


Let's just call marriage 'union'

Editor, The subject of gay marriage brings many emotions to the table from both sides of this issue. To many traditional Christians, marriage was defined in the Bible in Mark 10 when Jesus said, "... a man shall leave his father and mother and hold fast to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh ..."

March 21, 2013 | Staff Report | Opinion


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