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VA ID not enough for free meal

Editor, There is one day every year when my husband and I look forward to enjoying a free or reduced-price meal or treat in honor of our service to the United States of America. We also like to mingle with other veterans and current service members. Sadly, we were denied this opportunity Nov. 11 at Applebee's in Flemington.

November 21, 2013 | Staff Report | Opinion


Legislation will let you keep your insurance plan

While campaigning for his health care law - and in the years since its passage - President Obama repeatedly assured the American people that, "if you like your health-care plan, you'll be able to keep your health care plan."

November 20, 2013 | By U.S. Rep. Jack Kingston Special to the Courier | Opinion


Random thoughts and suggestions

Last week, family and friends gathered in the small town of Chattahoochee Hills, south of Atlanta, to celebrate a life well-lived.

November 20, 2013 | By Dick Yarbrough Columnist | Opinion


Emotions can clash after homecomings

Homecomings are the stuff of sweet dreams and dessert for breakfast - so perfect and delicious, but often followed by either a rude awakening or a few extra pounds. As a military family member who has experienced distances because of deployment and training, I can tell you it doesn't necessarily get any easier. The families who recently have or are welcoming home loved ones this week have a few battles ahead as they work together to find a new family life balance.

November 20, 2013 | By Paige Hewlett Columnist | Opinion


Help give community a makeover

Where has this year gone?

November 19, 2013 | By Sara Swida Columnist | Opinion


Remember to thank military families

Welcome to the first of many military life columns. Whether it is among civilian friends or military colleagues, military life presents its own unique challenges and opportunities. Your neighbors, children's friends and strangers in the grocery store all have been affected in different ways by the military. In our community especially, we live, work and play next to military families without realizing it.

November 19, 2013 | By Paige Hewlett Columnist | Opinion


Small-town family is a precious gift

Around the corner, out in the country where we live, is a hardware store owned by a guy I have known since the day I was born. Our bassinets were next to each other in the hospital nursery.

November 19, 2013 | By Ronda Rich Columnist | Opinion


Moms, beware of the Internet

The Internet is bad for me. I'm an obsessive worrier, and I've only gotten worse since the advent of search engines. I often think that if someone got a hold of my web-search queries, I'd end up an international laughing stock. Among the best last week: "Can you become addicted to nasal spray?" "Affects of eating slightly brown guacamole," "Can Tums cause kidney stones?" and "My cat ate cellophane."

November 19, 2013 | By Hollie Moore Barnidge | Opinion


Keep prayer in public meetings

We did it for four years while I was a member of the planning and zoning board of the city of Pooler. We did it for 11 years while I was serving as either Pooler mayor pro tem or mayor. And we've done it for the past nine years while I've served in the state Legislature.

November 14, 2013 | By State Sen. Buddy Carter Special to the Courier | Opinion


Midway voters should be embarrassed

I congratulate Mayor Clemontine Washington, who was able to turn out her core constituents for a decisive victory in Midway's municipal election last week, but I am very embarrassed for the city of Midway.

November 14, 2013 | By Len Calderone Columnist | Opinion


Thank a military family

Welcome to the first of many military-life columns. Whether it is among civilian friends or military colleagues, military life presents its own unique challenges and opportunities. Your neighbors, children's friends and strangers in the grocery store all have been affected in different ways by the military. In our community especially, we live, work and play next to military families without realizing it.

November 13, 2013 | By Paige Hewlett Columnist | Opinion


We should honor veterans every day

Each Nov. 11, America takes time to honor and remember those who have put their lives on the line in the defense of this great nation.

November 13, 2013 | By U.S. Rep. Jack Kingston Special to the Courier | Opinion


Welcome, Jere Morehead as new UGA president

Dear Dr. Morehead:

November 13, 2013 | By Dick Yarbrough Columnist | Opinion


Fish or cut bait on tax reform

As Congress moves forward on budget negotiations, the word out of Washington is to expect nothing major: no grand bargain, just more stopgap, short-term fixes.

November 12, 2013 | By Lee Hamilton Columnist | Opinion


Fortunes can change with no notice

It happened in Memphis. A lot of history and interesting things occur in that magical city that sits grandly on the Mississippi River. Elvis held court there, the blues grew up there, and barbecue is queen. Elvis, of course, is still king.

November 12, 2013 | By Ronda Rich Columnist | Opinion


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Give kids a dose of culture, fun

My daughter got her first dose of culture last week when my family took advantage of Super Museum Sunday to expand our horizons and learn a bit about regional history.

February 17, 2014 | Hollie Moore Barnidge | Opinion


Fort Stewart recreational activities, restaurants are open to civilians

Readers of the Coastal Courier already know Fort Stewart-Hunter Army Airfield has a lot to offer soldiers and their families. We have great golf courses. We have fun bowling alleys. We have restaurants serving delicious food. We have hunting grounds boasting plentiful game. We have fishing ponds stocked with the finest catches. Yes, this military installation has a lot to offer soldiers and their families. And it offers those same recreational opportunities to golf, bowl, eat, hunt and fish to our neighbors here in Southeast Georgia.

February 17, 2014 | Staff Report | Opinion


Thanks to area EMS personnel for compassion during family emergency

On Feb. 5, our family was struck with a tragedy, during which we had to utilize the services of Liberty County EMS and Liberty Regional Medical Center. From the initial 911 call to the passing of our loved one, we could not have asked for better treatment and care.

February 17, 2014 | Staff Report | Opinion


Thanks to family, friends for kind acts following loved one’s passing

Thanks to family, friends for kind acts following loved one's passing

February 17, 2014 | Staff Report | Opinion


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