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Learn before critizing people

Editor: Before we criticize people who lived before us, perhaps we should attempt to know more about them. History is replete with the seemingly inexplicable. For example, the Cherokee Indians were removed from Georgia to Oklahoma. One faction fought for the South, the other faction fought for the North. It is not wise to try to be too casual in understanding events like this, as Murray Klein showed with his dismissal of the States Rights views of Edward Porter Alexander, whose views "illustrated Alexander's innate disinterest in politics." Really! The best we can do most of the time is ...

August 28, 2017 | Staff Report | Opinion


Edwards took the high road

Even those on city council who want to make a change in Hinesville's city managers have said Billy Edwards deserves respect and has served his city well.

August 28, 2017 | By Jeff Whitten | Opinion


Edwards took the high road

Even those on city council who want to make a change in Hinesville's city managers have said Billy Edwards deserves respect and has served his city well.

August 27, 2017 | By Jeff Whitten Coastal Courier | Opinion


Time to mothball Confederate statues?

Robert E. Lee wasn't a Nazi, and surely would have had no sympathy for the white supremacist goons who made his statue a rallying point in Charlottesville, Virginia.

August 26, 2017 | By Rich Lowry Columnist | Opinion


Humor: Those who don’t study history, and those who do

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

August 26, 2017 | By Argus Hamilton Syndicated humor columnist | Opinion


Kids shouldn’t have smartphones

The comic strip "There Oughta Be a Law" was popular when I was a child.

August 24, 2017 | By John Rosemond Syndicated columnist | Opinion


Humor: ESPN holds Lee out of Charlottesville

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

August 24, 2017 | By Argus Hamilton Columnist | Opinion


Jimmy Darsey made an impact on me

Since assuming the role as a county commissioner for Long County in January and presiding as that board's chairman, I haven't had much time to do any writing.

August 24, 2017 | By Mike Riddle Guest columnist | Opinion


If only that lottery hit me

By the time this issue hits our newspaper racks and mailboxes, I expect to be booking a first-class flight to Tahiti because I won Wednesday night's $700 million Powerball jackpot.

August 24, 2017 | By Jeff Whitten | Opinion


Edwards made city a much better place

Editor:

August 24, 2017 | Staff Report | Opinion


More support for former city manager

Editor:

August 24, 2017 | Staff Report | Opinion


Civil War may never end

The Civil War is a war that never ends, much to our dismay.

August 23, 2017 | By Tom Crawford Syndicated columnist | Opinion


Hate has no place in our America

Hate has no place in America and being "united" as in the United States to me lately seems like a forgone dream that perhaps never existed.

August 23, 2017 | By Lewis Levine Guest columnist | Opinion


Sounding back at Sound Off

Editor:

August 23, 2017 | Staff Report | Opinion


Time for statue to come down

Editor:

August 22, 2017 | Staff Report | Opinion


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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


Close session tape holds a surprises

Say what you want about the current Hinesville City Council, but it makes for interesting copy.

October 30, 2017 | By Jeff Whitten | Opinion


Make Halloween ghoulishly 'green' in '17

Halloween has always been my favorite holiday. When the kids were young, I absolutely loved decorating the house inside and out for this creepy day ...

October 30, 2017 | By Sara Swida Columnist | Opinion


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