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America can do better for its veterans

Despite a decade of discussion and advocacy, testimonials by politicians, and T-shirts and bumper stickers displayed everywhere, American veterans continue to struggle and pay for their sacrifice on behalf of the nation. Seldom does one meet someone who does not profess respect and admiration for those who served. Yet the statistics and struggles of America's veterans, highlighted today by those returning from Iraq and Afghanistan, tell another story. America is not doing well by its veterans.

September 13, 2012 | Christopher Miller Guest columnist | Opinion


Charter amendment advocates state their case

Rep. Edward Lindsey, R-Atlanta, majority whip of the Georgia House of Representatives, asked me if I would talk to the proponents of the upcoming constitutional amendment on charter schools and get their side of the story. This was after Lindsey and I had publicly crossed swords over the issue.

September 13, 2012 | Dick Yarbrough Guest columnist | Opinion


Fishing rodeo is a great way to thank the area’s wounded warriors

On Saturday, more than 100 soldiers will meet up at the crack of dawn at Fort McAllister Marina for a day of offshore fishing with some 55 captains from around the area.

September 12, 2012 | Courier opinion | Opinion


Visit, don’t just drive through

Imagine holding hands with someone special, strolling down a boardwalk late in the afternoon at Cay Creek Wetlands Interpretive Center as the tide moves in. Trees tower above, shading you as you leisurely wander above and next to ponds that cover the marsh some days and expose tree roots other days.

September 10, 2012 | Len Calderone Columnist | Opinion


A salute to those who saluted a winning team

Editor, On behalf of our nonprofit, Seven Ministries of Liberty County, I thank the community for the support of our AAU National Champion South Georgia Kings 13 and under boys basketball team. Winning a national title is about as big as it gets and recognizing the accomplishments of these young men was the least we could do.

September 10, 2012 | Gary Gilliard, president\CEO Seven Ministries of Liberty County | Opinion


Waging the eternal battle versus mosquitoes

I enjoy watching different people respond to mosquitoes. Here in Coastal Georgia, mosquitoes reside somewhere around the top of the food chain, and we, their prey, all have very diverse reactions to the pests.

September 09, 2012 | Joselynn McKenna Columnist | Opinion


Working around a failing economy

Editor, There is a lot of work that needs done in Hinesville and Liberty County. There are a lot of people in the unemployment line here. And there shouldn't be.

September 09, 2012 | Robert J. Wetmore Hinesville | Opinion


Fort Stewart backers support resolution against sequestration

The Southeast Georgia Friends of Fort Stewart and Hunter, in an effort to make the community aware, will co-host an event in support of local elected officials who will sign a resolution in opposition of sequestration and the negative economic impacts it could have on the entire country for years to come.

September 09, 2012 | Paul M. Andreshak Guest columnist | Opinion


Focus on charitable giving, not income

How interesting that, in the current presidential campaign, the income and charitable giving of candidates has become an issue.

September 07, 2012 | Roger Hines Guest columnist | Opinion


Veracity valuator useful tool to clarify positions

I got called a liberal the other day by a reader in Cherokee County who doesn't think much of my opinions and suggested "Someone should retire his word processor."

September 06, 2012 | Dick Yarbrough Guest columnist | Opinion


Government watchdog warns of inaction on fiscal cliff

Recently, a nonpartisan government watchdog issued a report warning of the serious consequences if the nation plunges over the "fiscal cliff."

September 05, 2012 | Jack Kingston U.S. representative | Opinion


Thanks to Hinesville for assistance in time of family crisis

Editor, This is a thank-you note to the residents and officials of your wonderful town of Hinesville. This letter is long overdue, but there is not a day that passes that I do not remember the many kindnesses shown to me when, on March 22, my husband died behind the wheel of our car in Liberty County while traveling from Florida to Philadelphia.

September 04, 2012 | Rita Lederer and the Thomas Lederer family | Opinion


There’s fun outside those four walls

I'm an indoor person. When I feel adventurous, I pick up a book or watch a movie on cable rather than the usual news and food channels. I occasionally go on three-mile "hikes," but that just means four laps around the circle in my neighborhood.

September 04, 2012 | Joselynn McKenna Columnist | Opinion


Getting drilled on oil, gas prices

I am all for "drill here and drill now," assuming that state-of-the-art technology is incorporated to ensure, as best we can, the protection of our fragile environment.

September 04, 2012 | Roy Hubbard Guest columnist | Opinion


Help fund area historic sites before starting new DNR projects

The commissioner of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources says he does not immediately foresee the state making deeper cuts to the operational budgets of its parks and historic sites. His department, like all state agencies, has complied with budget reductions requested by the governor, snipping functions and programs here and there.

September 04, 2012 | Brunswick News | Opinion


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Humor: Graduating from school in three terms

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

November 10, 2017 | By Argus Hamilton Syndicated columnist | Opinion


Time for Mr. Answer Man

Hey, what time is it, boys and girls? It is time for Answer Man! The show that gives you the straight skinny to whatever has ...

November 09, 2017 | By Dick Yarbrough Columnist | Opinion


Royko’s classic on Veterans Day

Editor's note: The late and great Chicago Tribune columnist Mike Royko, a veteran of the Korean war, wrote this column in 1993 about Veterans ...

November 09, 2017 | By Mike Royko Guest columnist | Opinion


Bipartisanship is still possible

Back in 2001 and 2002, there was no Democrat more hated by Georgia Republicans than Roy Barnes, who was then the state's governor.

November 09, 2017 | By Tom Crwaford Syndicated columnist | Opinion


Increased police presence will cut crime

Editor: I am writing to discuss safety in Liberty County neighborhoods, particularly those neighborhoods of Hinesville.

November 07, 2017 | Staff Report | Opinion


Clear out clutter to make room for holiday gifts

What is in your closet? My hall closet is a mysterious place. I do not know what happens every few months. All sorts of things ...

November 07, 2017 | By Sara Swida Columnist | Opinion


Cutting butter with a nuclear chainsaw

Editor: With abundant justification, much has been written about the colossally expensive, publicly subsidized, 30-billion-dollar fiasco known as the Plant Vogtle nuclear power-plant expansion. That ...

November 06, 2017 | Staff Report | Opinion


Running from the Russians

Writing about something before it happens for publication after the fact is a pain in the you-know-what, but here I am doing it anyway.

November 06, 2017 | By Jeff Whitten | Opinion


Maybe it's not the schools afterall

I am trying to remember when our public school system became an inferior way to learn to read, write and cipher. Maybe public schools have ...

November 04, 2017 | By Dick Yarbrough Columnist | Opinion


Don't punish business with tax reform

As a legislator here in Georgia who chairs a committee dedicated to fostering greater economic development and growth, I am completely behind the concept of ...

November 03, 2017 | By State Rep. Ron Stephens Special to the Courier | Opinion


Bad childhoods can show parents what not to do

I was standing in the lobby of an auditorium in which I'd just spoken, talking with a small group of attendees, when a 30-something ...

November 03, 2017 | By John Rosemond Family Psychologist | Opinion


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


Bullies are human, but bullying is not

Bullying is something I know very well. I've experienced every type of bullying you can imagine. I'm still experiencing it to this day.

October 31, 2017 | By De'Lacy Rouse Guest columnist | Opinion


To be understood, seek to understand

In 1943, Abraham Maslow wrote a paper titled "A Theory of Human Motivation." In it, Maslow described a pyramid-shaped figure, representing the most basic needs ...

October 31, 2017 | Patricia Jones Guest columnist | Opinion


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