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Trying to see both sides of commission raises

You know this already, but here goes.

December 18, 2017 | By Jeff Whitten | Opinion


Let the church bells ring, Hinesville

Dear Hinesville community family: After more than 35 years of service, the church bells at First Presbyterian Church are in need of restoration and replacement. For centuries, bells have played a major role in our lives - giving voice to the church. It's a tradition that runs deep and inspires the whole community. Our bells at First Presbyterian Church ring on Sunday mornings to call our Hinesville family to remember that God is in our midst and all are welcome at His table. This is the Day when we put aside everything else to turn our attention toward God. We ...

December 18, 2017 | By Miriam Hudson Guest columnist | Opinion


The two Trumps

The president of the United States wakes up some mornings seemingly determined to convince as many people as possible that he's unsuited to high office. Fortunately for him, he has a Twitter account allowing him to act on this impulse immediately and without any filter.

December 16, 2017 | By Rich Lowry Columnist | Opinion


Humor: Roy Moore, Gloria Allred and Dennis Rodman

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

December 15, 2017 | By Argus Hamilton Columnist | Opinion


An empty chair and a desk

There is an empty chair and desk at the Hinesville Pre-K center where once sat a bright eyed little girl named Cambria Shuman.

December 14, 2017 | By Lewis Levine Columnist | Opinion


Dooley's fighting bulldog

While the Bulldog Nation rightfully exults over possibility of a national championship, I have been talking to the man that delivered the last one in 1980, Vincent Joseph Dooley.

December 14, 2017 | By Dick Yarbrough Columnist | Opinion


Women make political gains in Georgia

It has been a good year for women in politics.

December 14, 2017 | By Tom Crawford Columnist | Opinion


Locals earn recognition for environmental work

One of the hardest things I have to do as director for Keep Liberty Beautiful is to select groups and individual volunteers for additional recognition opportunities.

December 12, 2017 | By Sara Swida Columnist | Opinion


Newspaper has memories, as well as news

In this business, nothing is ever cut and dried and nothing stands still. You can have the saddest story in the world one day and the lunatic actions of local elected officials the next. You report and move on.

December 12, 2017 | By Jeff Whitten | Opinion


Time to stop opioid abuse, harm

Georgia, unfortunately, is no stranger to the malicious effects of the epidemic. In Georgia alone, from June 2016 to May 2017, the total number of opioid doses prescribed to patients surpassed 541 million. To put that in perspective, that is approximately 54 doses for every man, woman and child in our state. Sadly, 982 Georgians lost their lives due to opioid-related overdoses in 2016, making opioids responsible for approximately 69 percent of drug overdose deaths in Georgia. The consequences of opioid abuse and over-prescription are devastating every community, every age group, every demographic and countless families in our state.

December 11, 2017 | By Sen. Johnny Isakson and Chris Carr Special to the Courier | Opinion


Unintended consequences of criminal reform

It's hard to fathom the depth of the pain and suffering of crime victims and families left behind. For Henry Nicholas, the experiences of his family after his sister was murdered inspired his mission to protect victims.

December 09, 2017 | By Benita Dodd Columnist | Opinion


Health care for rural Georgia

If you get sick or badly injured in Georgia, you could find yourself slap out of luck if you live in one of the state's rural counties.

December 07, 2017 | Tom Crawford | Opinion


For Christmas, press 1

"Hello, you have reached the offices of Santa Claus at the North Pole."

December 07, 2017 | By Dick Yarbrough Columnist | Opinion


Writer: ‘Do not feed the wildlife’

Editor:

December 07, 2017 | Judith Herren of Liberty County | Opinion


They’re just words, right?

Russia. Fake news. Hate. Collusion. Flynn. David Duke. Republican. Treason. Conservative. KKK. Misogyny. Roy Moore. Religion. Rich people. Plea deal. Twitter. Obstruction. Guilty. Guns. Racism. Papadopoulos. Under educated. Electoral College. Nazi. White supremacy. Mental illness. Richard Nixon. Manafort. Trump. Making. America. Great. Again.

December 07, 2017 | Will Darsey of Midway | Opinion


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Our story so far

If you have been reading "The Good Folks of Lennox Valley" since the first installment, I know how you are going to respond to the ...

January 11, 2018 | Kevin Slimp | Opinion


Lots to do, but will lawmakers do it?

If you ask a state legislator, particularly one who's been around for a few terms, what their priorities are for the upcoming session, they ...

January 10, 2018 | By Tom Crawford Columnist | Opinion


A young girl and the Georgia Bulldogs

It was an undeniable blessing when I, a college kid and part-time sports writer, was given the assignment to cover a University of Georgia football ...

January 08, 2018 | Ronda Rich | Opinion


Let your Christmas tree keep living on

Nothing is worse in January than the sad looking Christmas tree awaiting its fate in the new year.

January 08, 2018 | By Sara Swida Columnist | Opinion


Bottom line on tax bill

To listen to the Democrats, the American middle class will be lucky to survive the Republican tax bill.

January 06, 2018 | By Rich Lowry Columnist | Opinion


Welcome to the year of the Dog

2018 is the Year of the Dog. That is, if you're Asian and follow the Chinese zodiac. It rotates between the Rat, Ox, Tiger ...

January 06, 2018 | By Bob Franken Columnist | Opinion


2018 will be a year of change in Georgia

This will be a year of major change in Georgia politics.

January 05, 2018 | By Tom Crawford Columnist | Opinion


Next time you see a whale...

Editor: The picture of the whale breaching on the front page of your Dec. 30 edition of the paper is a once in a lifetime ...

January 04, 2018 | Staff Report | Opinion


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