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There's no changing Mama's made-up mind

Mama was stubborn. "Set in her ways," is what country folks call it and boy, was she. When she made up her mind, nothing stopped her. Especially when she set her jaw and punctuated her declaration with a firm nod of her head. If she also threw that crooked forefinger in your direction, you knew that it was set in stone. Destined to be.

May 14, 2013 | By Ronda Rich Columnist | Opinion


Georgia court ruling is setback for state

Columbus lost a huge one in court this week, and it wasn't even close. The Georgia Supreme Court ruled unanimously Monday that a 2012 Muscogee County Superior Court decision protecting trees along Georgia rights-of-way is invalid.

May 14, 2013 | Columbus Ledger | Opinion


Hinesville makes mark with water conservation

Congratulations to Hinesville for placing among the top-10 cities in its category for the 2013 National Mayor's Challenge for Water Conservation sponsored by the Wyland Foundation.

May 14, 2013 | By Sara Swida Columnist | Opinion


Thanks to great humanitarian

Editor, Saturday, May 11, was the birthday of well-known Hinesville entrepreneur and philanthropist Gary W. Dodd. I'd like to thank my dear friend and Kirk Healing Center for the Homeless co-founder for all he has done for Hinesville and, especially, for the homeless men and women we serve.

May 13, 2013 | Staff Report | Opinion


Do something, big or small, for mom

Although you, my devoted readers and fans, likely are reading this on Mother's Day, it was written several days ahead of time, so I have no idea what kinds of surprises this special day will hold for me.

May 13, 2013 | By Hollie Moore Barnidge Columnist | Opinion


Fire service fight continues

Editor: I see that Liberty County is still trying to take away Midway's fire department by using fear tactics. If Liberty County wants full-time firefighters in Midway, all the county has to do is send some of Midway's property taxes back to the city so that the city can hire the full-time firefighters.

May 13, 2013 | Staff Report | Opinion


Three years in, Obamacare has little to show

A little more than three years ago, the controversial health-care law known as Obamacare to some and the Affordable Care Act to others was signed into law.

May 09, 2013 | By U.S. Rep. Jack Kingston Special to the Courier | Opinion


Restaurant needs to treat patrons with children with respect

Editor, I am writing to you about what happen to me and my children at a restaurant in Hinesville. First, let me say that I am a mother of four and my husband is currently deployed, so I am doing it all alone.

May 08, 2013 | Staff Report | Opinion


Student triumphs despite adversity

This is the story of courage. This is a story of tenacity. This is the story of Hill Daniel.

May 08, 2013 | By Dick Yarbrough Columnist | Opinion


Extra! extra! newspapers are not dead

"Extra! Extra! Newspapers aren't dead!" This is quoted from a recent headline in USA Today. The article, by Rem Rieder, reports a new business model has taken shape that makes newspapers a mature industry and, at the same time, an emerging industry.

May 07, 2013 | By Neely Young Guest columnist | Opinion


Sick baby throws life into disarray

This column almost didn't happen. I didn't think I'd have time to write it.

May 07, 2013 | By Hollie Moore Barnidge Columnist | Opinion


Tolerance important on both sides

On Monday, NBA center Jason Collins publicly announced that he is gay. He is the first athlete in one of the four "big sports" - NFL, NBA, NHL and MLB - in the United States to come out of the closet.

May 06, 2013 | By Mike Riddle Columnist | Opinion


Q and A on recyclable items

When you toss those items in the recycling bin, do you ever wonder how much difference that water bottle or aluminum can will make?

May 06, 2013 | By Sara Swida Columnist | Opinion


Get to know Lincoln's telegrah operator

His name is Charles Almerin Tinker, and he was the great-great-grandfather of my beloved.

May 06, 2013 | By Ronda Rich Columnist | Opinion


Good luck to Kingston on campaign

U.S. Rep. Jack Kingston, R-Ga., has a tough road ahead of him, make no mistake about it. Getting elected to any statewide office requires everything an individual has to offer, plus some. Just ask those who have committed to running on the ballot in Georgia's 159 counties.

May 06, 2013 | Brunswick News | Opinion


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The Second Amendment and guns

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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


Humor: Misty Snow and Drizzly Showers

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

March 30, 2018 | By Argus Hamilton Columnist | Opinion


Repeating kindergarten won’t scar a child

Q: Even though he had an early-August birthday, we started our son in kindergarten this past dall at a private Christian school. They did some ...

March 30, 2018 | John Rosemond | Opinion


Miller left his mark on state

Zell Bryan Miller, the late governor and senator from Georgia, was known throughout his political career by the nickname "Zig-Zag Zell." It was a moniker ...

March 30, 2018 | Special to the Courier | Opinion


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