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Legislators 'cut and run' on public schools

Dear Public School Teachers: The "school choice" crowd in the General Assembly is after you again. I am beginning to think this is all your fault.

February 29, 2012 | By Dick Yarbrough Columnist | Opinion


Learn the facts about pollution, take action

Part of 'being green' is understanding the facts that affect our environment. Let's get real here. The following phenomenons, from www.epa.gov/enviroed, actually are caused by the everyday choices we make. So get the facts - and then do something about them.

February 28, 2012 | By Sara Ann Swida Columnist | Opinion


Regulation essential to protect small business

A guy walks into a bar and says, "Ouch."

February 28, 2012 | By Brian McGregor Guest columnist | Opinion


Senator dealing with budgets, presents bills

• Day 19 (Wednesday, Feb. 15): Without question, in the eight years that I have served in the Legislature, this has been the busiest time that I have ever experienced.

February 28, 2012 | By State Sen. Buddy Carter Special to the Courier | Opinion


Alternative medicine makes sense

I've never been big on medicine. It's rare that I ever reach for the ibuprofen in the cabinet and even more unlikely that I'll go for anything stronger. That's not to say that I'm a "suck-it-up" kind of person. I'm also not big on pain and do my best to avoid it. The way I've reconciled these two is with preventative care.

February 27, 2012 | By Joselynn McKenna Columnist | Opinion


Coverage of priest's removal unfair

Editor, It appears gossip and trash without evidence takes precedence when it comes to the group of SNAP.

February 27, 2012 | Staff Report | Opinion


Help starting hydropnic gardens

Editor, Your recent article about our hobby farm in the Trade Hill community has brought a bunch of calls and folks stopping by to take a look. For those who are seeking information on Autopots and other hydroponic "stuff," the information can be found online at www.autopot.co.uk

February 27, 2012 | Staff Report | Opinion


Reprehensible? Yes. Lying about service is not a crime

As the U.S. Supreme Court hears the case of a California man accused of lying about his military service and record, it's worth noting that lies and crimes aren't necessarily the same thing.

February 27, 2012 | Staff Report | Opinion


CSI: McIntosh is on the case

When I was out doing my daily exercise one day last week, I was nearly run over by four - count 'em, four - squad cars going about 75 miles per hour on Johnson Drain Road.

February 27, 2012 | By Vic Waters Columnist | Opinion


Government is shredding our Constitution

More than 200 years ago, the framers of the Constitution lived under the tyranny of the king of England and his laws and whims. When they revolted and formed a new government, they wrote a document designed to prevent this same tyranny from happening to the citizens of the United States.

February 23, 2012 | By Len Calderone Columnist | Opinion


NAACP: More investigations justified

Editor, On Friday, Feb. 17, the Liberty County branch of the NAACP met with an agent of the Federal Bureau of Investigation in response to a request for an investigation into possible civil rights violations by local county agencies.

February 23, 2012 | Staff Report | Opinion


Liberty officials discuss education with senator

Day 19 (Wednesday, Feb. 15): Without question, in my eight years that I have served in the Legislature, this has been the busiest time that I have ever experienced. While I am happy that leadership is trying to get us out by the end of March, the pace by which we have been operating has been very trying and exhausting.

February 22, 2012 | By State Sen. Buddy Carter Special to the Courier | Opinion


Defeat attempt to take control from local BoEs

The old saw, "If at first you don't succeed, try, try, again," is well known by state legislators Jan Jones, R-Milton; Brooks Coleman R-Duluth; Edward Lindsey, R-Atlanta; Margaret Kaiser, D-Atlanta; Alisha Morgan, D-Austell; and Matt Hatchett, R-Dublin. They are the sponsors of House Resolution 1162 that would put on the ballot a constitutional amendment question that, if approved, would take local control away from elected school boards when it comes to approving charter schools.

February 22, 2012 | By Macon Telegraph | Opinion


House bills focus on tax code, education

Feb: 17: The 2012 Legislative session of the Georgia General Assembly is now officially over half way through the 40 of session under the Gold Dome in Atlanta.

February 22, 2012 | By State Rep. Ron Stephens Special to the Courier | Opinion


State lobbying laws should make you mad

I seem to have an innate ability to make folks mad. Usually, it is the humor-impaired and special-interest twits. Today, I hope to make everybody mad, no matter your race, creed, color or university affiliation. This diatribe is for all.

February 22, 2012 | By Dick Yarbrough Columnist | Opinion


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Piling on is fun

Let's dispense with the sanctimony and admit it: Most of us really enjoy piling on. I know I do. There are few things more ...

April 09, 2017 | By Bob Franken Columnist | Opinion


Veterans deserve expanded choice, better VA

During his campaign, President Trump repeatedly made a commitment to our veterans to improve the way our nation takes care of them.

April 08, 2017 | By Sen. Johnny Isakson | Opinion


Republicans can't do much worse

There's stumbling out of the gate, and then there's what Republicans just did on health care.

April 08, 2017 | By Rich Lowry Columnist | Opinion


Veterans deserve VA that does its job

During his campaign, President Trump repeatedly made a commitment to our veterans to improve the way our nation takes care of them.

April 07, 2017 | By Sen. Johnny Isakson Special to the Courier | Opinion


Brocolli up the nose ends political career

My fellow Americans, it is with heavy heart that I inform you today that I am not now nor will I become a candidate for ...

April 07, 2017 | By Dick Yarbrough Syndicated columnist | Opinion


The people don’t matter

I wish I could tell you that Georgia's lawmakers are getting better at the way they handle the people's business, but that would ...

April 06, 2017 | Tom Crawford Syndicated columnist | Opinion


Stop stealing from student-athletes

Imagine you start a new company and hire employees. Would you expect them to work for free? Of course, not! So why does the NCAA ...

April 04, 2017 | By Steve Siebold Guest columnist | Opinion


Earth Day is opportunity to learn, have fun

April is Earth Month. A whole month to renew your interest (if needed) in looking for ways to take care of Earth.

April 04, 2017 | By Sara Swida Columnist | Opinion


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