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Speaker proposes ethics legislation

Are you sitting down? I had a meeting with House Speaker David Ralston last week at the Capitol.

February 13, 2013 | By Dick Yarbrough Columnist | Opinion


No kidding? Tax hikes slow economy

A ton of Americans didn't see the payroll-tax increase coming. Others simply didn't want to believe it when they heard or read about it, upon the rare occasion that the media would report on it. It had to just be right-wing talking points.

February 13, 2013 | Augusta Chronicle | Opinion


Enjoy every leg of the journey

We're in the midst of "birthday season." Last year, several friends and I all welcomed our babies into the world within a few months of each other. We didn't plan it that way, but around this time in 2012, it seemed like someone was always on her way to the hospital for the big event.

February 12, 2013 | By Hollie Moore Barnidge Columnist | Opinion


Tree giveaways, recycling fair highlight month

February is a busy month for us at Keep Liberty Beautiful.

February 12, 2013 | By Sara Swida Columnist | Opinion


There's no lack of communication

My grandmother lived with our family while I grew up in Pennsylvania. She would spend several months with us each year. It was nice having her visit and being able to enjoy her storied memories, wisdom and humor.

February 12, 2013 | By Rich DeLong Columnist | Opinion


Newspapers bring business to cities

Newspaper publishers across Georgia are dedicating a significant bit of time and ink explaining why community newspapers matter. I would like to add my thoughts on the subject.

February 12, 2013 | By Lamar Norton Guest columnist | Opinion


Is the blackout really a big deal?

So the lights went out during the Super Bowl for a few minutes. Big deal.

February 11, 2013 | By Dwain Walden Columnist | Opinion


Homelessness is not a seasonal problem

The city of Hinesville recently observed its first Homeless Persons' Memorial Day, which consisted of prayers, mini-sermons, testimonials, special music and video presentations. The Liberty County Homeless Coalition and the Hinesville Homeless Prevention Program also conducted an unofficial homeless count Jan. 29-Feb. 4, during which participants counted 235 homeless people in Liberty County.

February 11, 2013 | Staff Report | Opinion


Thanks for foster kids' holidays

Editor, Where did January go? On behalf of the Liberty County DFCS board and staff, we would like to express our appreciation for all the individuals, churches and groups that supported our foster children and families during the Christmas season. Your generosity and assistance is greatly appreciated. Thank you!

February 07, 2013 | Staff Report | Opinion


Walking away is not solution for schools

As many of you recall, I opposed the recent charter-school amendment, not because I oppose charter schools - I don't - but because I thought the wording of the amendment was duplicitous. I thought it grossly unfair that Gov. Nathan Deal could wax eloquently on the need for passage of the amendment, but School Superintendent John Barge was not allowed to talk about opposing it. It was like Goliath beating up David.

February 07, 2013 | By Dick Yarbrough Columnist | Opinion


Women deserve opporunity to train for combat

As one of his last acts as secretary of defense, Leon Panetta lifted the ban on women serving in combat roles. Considering that the hue and cry over that prospect - along with the false specter of unisex bathrooms - helped kill the Equal Rights Amendment in the 1970s, the initial public reaction was surprisingly muted.

February 06, 2013 | Marietta Daily Journal | Opinion


GEFA loans $1.4M for Hinesville improvements

Last week, I was honored to be appointed by the House Democratic Caucus as ranking member of the House Transportation Committee. As a senior Democratic member of the committee, this assignment involves serving as a liaison and advising the caucus leadership on key transportation-related legislation on a daily basis throughout the session.

February 06, 2013 | By State Rep. Al Williams Special to the Courier | Opinion


Hospital provider fee passes House

Last week saw the completion of the first nine days of the 2013 legislative session in the Georgia General Assembly. Now that any new chairman and committee members have been announced and assigned, the committee process is full speed ahead with many pieces of legislation awaiting action.

February 06, 2013 | By State Rep. Ron Stephens Special to the Courier | Opinion


Budget, seafood mark Senate's first days

Day 5: As outlined in our state's Constitution, we begin our legislative session on the second Monday of each January. As was the case last week, we are in recess during the third week of January in order for the House and Senate Appropriations committees to review the governor's proposed budgets. Each state department head presents their budget to the joint committee to explain the proposal and answer legislators' questions.

February 06, 2013 | By State Sen. Buddy Carter Special to the Courier | Opinion


There are no instant replays in real life

Super Bowl XLVII was Sunday, and you can bet there will be at least one major call by instant replay that will impact the game tremendously.

February 05, 2013 | By Rich DeLong Senior moments | Opinion


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Humor: Beer can aluminium paying better than bank interest

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

November 02, 2017 | By Argus Hamilton Columnist | Opinion


Republicans attacking their own party

Several candidates for higher office are employing an old campaign strategy: attack the establishment as being hopelessly corrupt and promise to clean up the mess.

November 02, 2017 | By Tom Crawford Columnist | Opinion


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