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Stabler and the righteous renegades

When I was a young sports writer, just beginning an education on the world of sports and the men who made the majors great, I was fascinated with NFL quarterback Kenny Stabler.

May 31, 2016 | By Ronda Rich Columnist | Opinion


More egg-citement coming to Lennox Valley

Iris Long was perplexed. She had just returned home from visiting her sister four hours away, where she realized that egg prices were 19 cents lower than in her hometown of Lennox Valley. A few phone calls to supermarkets and grocery stores in other cities confirmed her suspicion: Egg prices were more than 20 percent higher in her community than anywhere else she had checked.

May 31, 2016 | By Kevin Slimp The Good Folks of Lennox Valley | Opinion


Stabler and the righteous renegades

When I was a young sports writer, just beginning an education on the world of sports and the men who made the majors great, I was fascinated with NFL quarterback Kenny Stabler.

May 31, 2016 | By Ronda Rich Dixie Dvia | Opinion


Keep Liberty Beautiful volunteers recognized

Keep Liberty Beautiful hosted our Annual Volunteer Appreciation Thursday at La Quinta Inn and Suites with our Business After Hours partner, Navy Federal Credit Union and, of course, the Liberty County Chamber of Commerce. I may be prejudiced, but I think that Keep Liberty Beautiful has the best volunteers in the world!

May 30, 2016 | By Sara Swida Columnist | Opinion


Remembering the many who gave their all

On Memorial Day, we pause to reflect, remember, and honor those who paid the ultimate price to protect our freedom. While we recognize this day every year, every single day is an opportunity to remember and give thanks.

May 30, 2016 | By U.S. Sen. David Perdue Guest columnist | Opinion


Will ‘Trump effect’ oust Ga. incumbents?

Whether you like or dislike Donald Trump, there's no question he has pulled off an impressive political feat.

May 27, 2016 | Tom Crawford Syndicated columnist | Opinion


Reader finds SPLOST article 'interesting'

Editor, Interesting article by Tiffany King about SPLOST ("County finalizes list of SPLOST projects," page 1A, May 18). Two out of seven commissioners opposed the project list. One commissioner admits the county has "a serious debt problem … I sat here and helped them make it."

May 24, 2016 | Staff Report | Opinion


Keep rain pure, healthy

This week's rain has been good. Rain is a friend to folks, like us, who live on dirt roads. I hate dust.

May 24, 2016 | By Sara Swida Columnist | Opinion


HFD offers grilling safety tips for Memorial Day

With Memorial Day weekend just around the corner, many are gearing up to celebrate the unofficial kickoff of the summer season by firing up the grill for a backyard barbecue. Be sure to stay safe during the festivities by following these tips.

May 23, 2016 | Buy Kristian Johanson Guest columnist | Opinion


Hometown News editor digs into Raymond Cooper's shenanigans

With six weeks to go until the "election of the century," Raymond Cooper was feeling pretty good about his prospects. His plan, it seemed, was working to near perfection.

May 23, 2016 | By Kevin Slimp Columnist | Opinion


Weigh your vote for sheriff carefully

Editor, It's that wonderful time again when politicians seeking office put on their best (and worst) theatrical performances in an attempt to convince voters to favor them with the currency of political economics we commonly call "votes." Some of us call this time the "promise season" due to the abundance of pledges made concerning taxes, education, crime, entitlements, Social Security, defense spending and so forth.

May 23, 2016 | Staff Report | Opinion


Support urged for emergency treatment bill

Editor,

May 19, 2016 | Staff Report | Opinion


Random thoughts on random subjects

Rep. Tom Taylor, R-Dunwoody, was arrested in the city of Clayton in early April and charged with driving under the influence, possession of an open container of alcohol and driving 72 mph in a 45-mph zone with four exchange students in tow. Taylor, who is up for re-election, expressed the proper amount of remorse for his action as he should have. We all make mistakes. But since his arrest, media reports say liquor lobbying groups have contributed some $20,000 to his re-election campaign. Oh, did I mention that Taylor is a member of the House Regulated Industries Committee, which ...

May 18, 2016 | Dick Yarbrough Syndicated columnist | Opinion


Mayor, council cut salaries in half

It didn't surprise me it was him. Although such had never crossed my mind, it was, of course, just the kind of thing he would do.

May 17, 2016 | By Ronda Rich Columnist | Opinion


Reader lists ways to cut federal spending

Editor, Tick-tock. Tick-tock. In this amount of time, the government spends $242,134, of which $104,324 is borrowed. The federal government is bloated and spending the taxpayers' money into oblivion. About 14.1 percent of our population works for the federal government in departments that are not authorized by the Constitution.

May 17, 2016 | Staff Report | Opinion


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Real estate professionals make a difference

The Hinesville Area Board of Realtors is a local non­profit organization that thrives to make a difference in the Liberty, Long, Tattnall and Wayne ...

September 20, 2016 | By Karen Carter Guest columnist | Opinion


'Ban the box' and help ex-offenders succeed

More than 700,000 Americans are released from prison each year. We expect them to re-enter society and be law-abiding, but we make it extremely ...

September 19, 2016 | By Mike Brady Guest columnist | Opinion


Status symbols now include moutain families' hand-me-downs

When I was a child and we visited my grandparents, who lived up in the mountains in small, humble houses which we drove to slowly ...

September 19, 2016 | By Ronda Rich Columnist | Opinion


Just tell the folks, who, what, where, etc.

While studying for a degree in journalism, I learned the basics for telling a good story and answering questions before they could be asked.

September 17, 2016 | By Ronda Rich Columnist | Opinion


Powerful words: Underdog attacks make-believe issues

For a while it seemed as if the mayoral debate might have ended before it began. After prayers by Raymond Cooper and Dick Bland incited ...

September 15, 2016 | By Kevin Slimp Columnist | Opinion


Military base visit shows their importance

National defense is our government's greatest responsibility, which is why I am chairing the new House Military Affairs Study Committee to learn how we ...

September 15, 2016 | By State Rep. Dave Belton Guest columnist | Opinion


Freedom to disrespect works both ways

Who cares what Colin Kaepernick, the sage of San Francisco, thinks? Really. So, why am I writing about him? Because people have asked me to ...

September 15, 2016 | By Dick Yarbrough Columnist | Opinion


Be careful who you send packing

Gov. Nathan Deal very much wants to do away with local boards of education that run Georgia's public school systems.

September 14, 2016 | By Tom Crawford Columnist | Opinion


It takes a village

The success of our community's children is tied to the foundations embedded within them by more than their parents and family; much like in ...

September 13, 2016 | By Kristin J. Bryant Guest columnist | Opinion


Tempers flare as prayers become personal

The excitement in the Valley was palpable that Tuesday evening as the good folks made their way to the fellowship hall of the Methodist Church ...

September 13, 2016 | By Kevin Slimp Columnist | Opinion


Little house that raised a Southern columnist

The little house in which I was privileged to be raised, the same one I wrote of recently, needed its annual deep cleaning. This involves ...

September 12, 2016 | By Ronda Rich Columnist | Opinion


Life can be beachy on pretty barrier island

Life can be pretty beachy here in Liberty County! One of the prettiest barrier islands on Georgia's coast is right here for us to ...

September 12, 2016 | By Sara Swida Columnist | Opinion


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