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Liberty Earth Day needs 'doers,' not 'talkers'

Many people talk a good game about caring for the environment. We hear politicians and Hollywood types and all sorts of "activists" telling us regular folks how to take care of the earth. Sometimes it just cracks me up. One of my favorite environmentalists - and, believe me, I am being very sarcastic - flies around in private jets all the time selling books about the environment and telling people what they should be doing to take care of the environment. Oh yes, he also flits around in his private jets to visit his numerous 10,000-14,000-square-foot homes, too. And this ...

April 22, 2013 | By Sara Swida Columnist | Opinion


Just what is BRAC?

The term BRAC, or base realignment and closure, is familiar to many of us, especially military families and those living in proximity to military bases.

April 18, 2013 | By Friends of Fort Stewart/Hunter Special to the Courier | Opinion


Random thoughts on random subjects

It turns out that you can go home again.

April 17, 2013 | By Dick Yarbrough Columnist | Opinion


'Good, bad, ugly' of ethics reform

"Ethics is knowing the difference between what you have a right to do and what is right to do."

April 16, 2013 | By State Sen. Buddy Carter Special to the Courier | Opinion


No lack of choices for new parents

My daughter continues down her road of "firsts." With Reese's first birthday less than two weeks away, she is becoming more mobile and more communicative. She says "mama" now, and my husband I suspect she may being trying to say cat, although it comes out as "tat."

April 16, 2013 | By Hollie Moore Barnidge Columnist | Opinion


Tackling litter is community job

I wonder sometimes if people who litter think that the fast-food bags or cigarette butts they toss or let blow out of their vehicles just magically disappear. Poof - they are gone!

April 16, 2013 | By Sara Swida Columnist | Opinion


Don't mock how Southerners talk

There I was, sitting at my desk, writing away, bothering no one when my phone rang. It was Hollywood calling.

April 15, 2013 | By Ronda Rich Columnist | Opinion


Senators right to not filibuster gun vote

Bravo to Sens. Johnny Isakson and Saxby Chambliss for declining to play the children's game of Simon Says with their political party. Such blatant display of individualism and individual thought on Capitol Hill could be contagious and suggests there may be hope for this nation yet.

April 15, 2013 | The Brunswick News | Opinion


Re-evaluate infrastructure needs

T-SPLOST may be dead and buried by voters in our region, but that doesn't mean the problems that prompted its appearance on the ballot last year have gone away.

April 15, 2013 | Staff Report | Opinion


You have to love community papers

Most of them are small, although there are two or three larger ones with pictures of my show calves and me. All of them are slightly yellowed and somewhat worn by the weight of many years.

April 11, 2013 | By Larry Walker Guest columnist | Opinion


Top secret equestrian team at UGA

It's the best University of Georgia athletic team you have likely never heard of. It has won five national titles and goes into next week's national championships one of the favorites to win it all again. It's home record is 44-1. It's a model for what all intercollegiate athletics should be but, alas, are not. It brings great credit to its university but has had a hard time getting the recognition due from the media and from those who claim to bleed red and black. It deserves better because its record is better than most of ...

April 10, 2013 | By Dick Yarbrough Columnist | Opinion


Legislators met many objectives

Before the start of the 2013 legislative session of the Georgia General Assembly, I listed priorities for the state and our district. Gov. Nathan Deal already has started the process of reviewing legislation passed by the General Assembly. Many objectives were achieved, and some of those are highlighted here:

April 10, 2013 | By State Rep. Ron Stephens Special to the Courier | Opinion


Festival, new businesses in Midway

At the February Midway City Council meeting, Police Chief Kelli Morningstar promoted Mark Rich to sergeant and Duvalle Page Sr. to senior patrol officer. Congratulations to these exceptional officers, who also received recognition awards for their job performance.

April 09, 2013 | By Len Calderone Columnist | Opinion


Parents can't control every situation

My little family is about to make a big change. For the first time in her life, my baby girl is going to go to daycare. We've already enrolled her, and she starts next week.

April 09, 2013 | By Hollie Moore Barnidge Columnist | Opinion


We'd be better off if parties were relevant

A few weeks ago, the Republican National Committee issued a 100-page report aimed at reviving the GOP after its poor showing in last November's elections.

April 09, 2013 | By Lee Hamilton Columnist | Opinion


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February is great time to hug a tree

Have you thanked a tree lately for all of the good stuff it does for us? February is a good time to do so if ...

February 06, 2018 | By Sara Swida Columnist | Opinion


Responses miss mark on coast

Editor: It was refreshing to see folks responding to my comments about the perils of seismic testing and subsequent drilling for oil off the Georgia ...

February 06, 2018 | Staff Report | Opinion


Let's all hold hands and fight

I love Hinesville. Always have. It's one of those places that sort of gets under your skin after awhile.

February 05, 2018 | By Jeff Whitten | Opinion


Is Amazon project worth it?

The push to attract Amazon's second corporate headquarters continues, with no letup.

February 04, 2018 | By Tom Crawford Columnist | Opinion


Response to letters on oil exploration

Editor: It was refreshing to see folks responding to my comments about the perils of seismic testing and subsequent drilling for oil off the Georgia ...

February 02, 2018 | Staff Report | Opinion


Marijuana instead of opioids?

Editor: There is an opioid epidemic! At least, that is what the government is telling us. But, the question remains, "Why is there an epidemic?"

February 01, 2018 | Staff Report | Opinion


Trump, Clinton and a Texas standoff

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

February 01, 2018 | By Argus Hamilton Columnist | Opinion


Another take on Tump's immigrant stance

The world fell on Donald Trump's head - yet again - when he said in a White House meeting that we should be trying to get ...

January 30, 2018 | By Rich Lowry Columnist | Opinion


Collect items now for next recycle fair

Did you know that the United States is the No. 1 trash-producing country in the world, generating 1,609 pounds per person per year?

January 30, 2018 | By Sara Swida Columnist | Opinion


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