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Charter-school commission in good hands

I have said it before, but let me repeat: I have no problem with charter schools. I did have a big problem with the ham-handed way last November's charter-school referendum was rammed through by proponents.

June 12, 2013 | By Dick Yarbrough Columnist | Opinion

Help seniors know of identity theft

Identity theft continues to be a real problem in the United States - and our senior population is at extreme risk.

June 11, 2013 | By Rich DeLong Columnist | Opinion

Politicians needed to adress issues

Boy, some politicians are thin-skinned. If a politician does not want to be held to a high standard, he or she shouldn't run for office. Mayor Pro-Tem Curtes Roberts and Councilman Levern Clancey Jr. got their feathers all ruffled because I took them to task for walking out of a city council meeting rather than doing their duty. Oh well, I guess they wrote their letters to the editor to make a good impression with the voters in case they decide to run for office again in November.

June 11, 2013 | By Len Calderone Columnist | Opinion

It's Win-dex Awards time again

Creating an attractive Liberty County is good for all of us who live here.

June 10, 2013 | By Sara Swida Columnist | Opinion

Jekyll ploy jeopardizes marshes

Georgia's citizens have been kept in the dark regarding two troubling occurrences related to the ongoing update of the Jekyll Island State Park Master Plan:

June 10, 2013 | By David Kyler Guest columnist | Opinion

Public eying more government surveillance

What was thought by many, especially on the left, to be domestic overreach by the George W. Bush administration in the name of national security now appears to be standard practice under the Obama administration.

June 10, 2013 | Marietta Daily Journal | Opinion

Diary details Lincoln assassination

Charlie Tinker, according to his diary, was feeling poorly on the morning of April 15, 1865. He had left the office April 12 and gone home to bed. A doctor visited and said he must stay in bed since he had an intermittent fever.

June 10, 2013 | By Ronda Rich Columnist | Opinion

Sticking up for what is right

I'm a bit old-fashioned when it comes to values. Now, mind you, I'm not talking about politics here; I try to steer clear of hot-button issues when it comes to this column. However, I could see how the two could become easily confused or even intertwined.

June 10, 2013 | By Hollie Moore Barnidge | Opinion

IRS scandal should be rallying cry for tax reform

The more we learn about the Internal Revenue Service targeting groups based on their ideologies, the more chilling the case becomes.

June 05, 2013 | By Rep. Jack Kingston 1st Congressional District of Georgia | Opinion

Tough to be proud of changing nation

Recently, I have been thinking quite a bit about my late father, John Riddle.

June 05, 2013 | By Mike Riddle Coastal Courier correspondent | Opinion

No one can question the wisdom of ‘Answer Man’

Well, boys and girls, I see by the old clock on the wall that it is June already. We know what that means. It is time for Answer Man to dig into the question box and see what is on your hearts and minds and assorted body parts.

June 05, 2013 | By Dick Yarbrough Guest columnist | Opinion

Community newspapers tell our story

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

May 30, 2013 | By Larry Walker Special to the Courier | Opinion

Waiting for atheists to create sunset or duck-billed platypus

Dear God:

May 30, 2013 | By Dick Yarbrough Special to the Courier | Opinion

Learning life’s lessons

In those days - the ones of my cherished youth - my cousin, Ronnie, a year older than I, worked for my daddy. Ronnie had cotton-colored hair and a face that, like mine, was smattered with freckles. He had what the lucky ones on Daddy's side of the family inherit: a quick-thinking sense of humor that is succinct, clever and smart.

May 27, 2013 | By Ronda Rich Guest columnist | Opinion

Play it safe around water

It's Memorial Day weekend, and that means summer is officially here. With the warmer months come opportunities for outdoor fun - trips to the playground, picnics and, of course, swimming.

May 27, 2013 | By Hollie Moore Barnidge Welcome to Motherhood | Opinion

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Senate ends session with budget bill

The 154th General Assembly has officially come to completion and it was a great honor to represent you in the state Senate again this year ...

April 03, 2018 | Sen. Ben Watson | Opinion

The Second Amendment and guns


April 03, 2018 | Staff Report | Opinion

Plant Vogtle: crown jewel or sow's ear?

When Georgia utility regulators last December gave the Georgia Power Company a green light to keep charging customers to build two nuclear power plants at ...

April 02, 2018 | By Peter A. Bradford Guest columnist | Opinion

Candidate's stance on guns, NRA

Editor: I received mail recently that I want to share with my neighbors in Georgia Senate District 1, where I am running to be your ...

March 31, 2018 | Staff Report | Opinion

We live in interesting times, eh?

By now, you've likely read about the Liberty County sheriff's deputy who cuffed a kid as part of a career day demonstration.

March 31, 2018 | Jeff Whitten Coastal Courier | Opinion

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