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Free trees, recycle fairs this weekend

February is a wonderful time to plant trees, recycle household goods and purge your old personal documents for shredding.

February 12, 2018 | By Sara Swida Columnist | Opinion


Some Zen for this dummy

The way I understand Zen, it boils down to this.

January 29, 2018 | By Jeff Whitten | Opinion


Apologies seem to be obscene distortions

Is it me, or has anyone else noticed that when someone is exposed for wrongdoing, the responses all seem similar? No matter whether someone is overheard saying something racist, credibly accused of sexual harassment or caught in some incredibly egregious act, if the person decides that it's futile to dispute the charge, his (or her) apology looks like it came from the same mea culpa template.

January 28, 2018 | By Bob Franken Columnist | Opinion


Review facts on oil exploration

Editor: In a recent Letter to the Editor, the author claimed that the "sky is falling" due to the recent announcement to open up leasing opportunities in the waters around the United States. I don't know what's more egregious, the lack of information behind his arguments or the inflammatory nature and false facts being pushed in his diatribe. I'd like to address some of his concerns and points and present the facts on the matter.

January 27, 2018 | Staff Report | Opinion


Buddy Carter supports our coast

Editor: There has been quite a bit of back and forth about the recent draft proposal released by Secretary Zinke and the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management setting up possible lease sales for exploration off of our coast. While this is a topic that certainly raises a number of questions, it's time we get personal beliefs out of the way in favor of the facts.

January 26, 2018 | Staff Report | Opinion


Me, Too crosses pond to I, as well

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

January 26, 2018 | By Argus Hamilton Columnist | Opinion


Facts can be pesky things

Editor: I am a retired Navy Master Chief Petty Officer who has sailed across two of our planets oceans and enjoyed seeing the beauty of marine wildlife.

January 25, 2018 | Staff Report | Opinion


Perdue plays fast and loose with memory

Let's start with the fact that all politicians, regardless of their party affiliation, will lie.

January 25, 2018 | By Tom Crawford Columnist | Opinion


Economic boom leaving workers behind

As we enter the new year, the economy is booming for big businesses and the stock market is at an all-time high. But many of us have friends, family or neighbors who lost their jobs in 2017 through no fault of their own. Take the 52 workers who lost their jobs at Invista on December 12, two weeks before Christmas, when their carpet factory shut down in Athens because their companion business relocated to Monterey, Mexico.

January 23, 2018 | By State Sen Nan Grogan Orrock and state Rep. Dewey McClain Special to the Courier | Opinion


4-H is ready for your soldes

Our 4-H'ers want your soles - your shoe soles, that is. Kasey Bozeman and her energetic 4-H students are kicking off a project and they need your help.

January 23, 2018 | By Sara Swida Columnist | Opinion


Letters about coastal invasion have been inflammatory

Editor: In a recent Letter to the editor, the author claimed that the "sky is falling" due to the recent announcement to open up leasing opportunities in the waters around the United States. I don't know what's more egregious, the lack of information behind his arguments or the inflammatory nature and false facts being pushed in his diatribe. I'd like to address some of his concerns and points and present the facts on the matter.

January 23, 2018 | Staff Report | Opinion


Georgia lawmakers have unfinished business

Part two of Georgia's two-year legislative session is under way. Weather delays notwithstanding, campaign fundraising for this year's elections is on legislators' minds, so expect a quick 40 days.

January 22, 2018 | By Benita Dodd Guest columnist | Opinion


Thanks for saving a child

Editor: I and the family of 2-year-old Lane Tomlinson would like to publicly express our sincerest thank you to the kindest lady, whom I have never met, named Ms. Rhonda Loyd for her heroic role in saving our sweet little angel. Without Ms. Loyd acting so courageously and quickly, I could possibly no longer be a mother.

January 22, 2018 | Staff Report | Opinion


Yes, take Oprah seriously

If Hillary Clinton could deliver a political speech half as effectively as Oprah Winfrey, she might be president today.

January 20, 2018 | By Rich Lowry Columnist | Opinion


Humor: More immigrants from Norway

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

January 19, 2018 | By Argus Hamilton Columnist | Opinion


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Chamber staff is outstanding

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February 08, 2018 | Staff Report | Opinion


Lurching from crisis to crisis, pointing fingers

You are probably asking yourself, "What was that all about?" Just because the government shutdown ended shortly after it began, it doesn't mean that ...

February 06, 2018 | By Bob Franken Columnist | Opinion


February is great time to hug a tree

Have you thanked a tree lately for all of the good stuff it does for us? February is a good time to do so if ...

February 06, 2018 | By Sara Swida Columnist | Opinion


Responses miss mark on coast

Editor: It was refreshing to see folks responding to my comments about the perils of seismic testing and subsequent drilling for oil off the Georgia ...

February 06, 2018 | Staff Report | Opinion


Let's all hold hands and fight

I love Hinesville. Always have. It's one of those places that sort of gets under your skin after awhile.

February 05, 2018 | By Jeff Whitten | Opinion


Is Amazon project worth it?

The push to attract Amazon's second corporate headquarters continues, with no letup.

February 04, 2018 | By Tom Crawford Columnist | Opinion


Response to letters on oil exploration

Editor: It was refreshing to see folks responding to my comments about the perils of seismic testing and subsequent drilling for oil off the Georgia ...

February 02, 2018 | Staff Report | Opinion


Marijuana instead of opioids?

Editor: There is an opioid epidemic! At least, that is what the government is telling us. But, the question remains, "Why is there an epidemic?"

February 01, 2018 | Staff Report | Opinion


Trump, Clinton and a Texas standoff

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

February 01, 2018 | By Argus Hamilton Columnist | Opinion


Another take on Tump's immigrant stance

The world fell on Donald Trump's head - yet again - when he said in a White House meeting that we should be trying to get ...

January 30, 2018 | By Rich Lowry Columnist | Opinion


Collect items now for next recycle fair

Did you know that the United States is the No. 1 trash-producing country in the world, generating 1,609 pounds per person per year?

January 30, 2018 | By Sara Swida Columnist | Opinion


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