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Downtown Hinesville on a Thursday p.m.

Maybe not everyone's idea of a perfect date is a city council meeting and a stroll through the farmer's market. Then again, I'm not everyone.

June 12, 2012 | Joselynn McKenna Columnist | Opinion


End lobbyist gifts to lawmakers

There are those who believe the state and the majority of its citizens are at a serious disadvantage when it comes to lawmaking during the 40-day session of the Georgia General Assembly.

June 12, 2012 | The Brunswick News | Opinion


Minimum wage turns 100

June marks the 100-year anniversary of the first minimum wage law passed in the United States. And while there is nothing new about low-wage work, we should take this occasion to recognize an even more dispiriting fact about the low-wage work: It could have been a thing of the past.

June 11, 2012 | By Christine Owens Special to the Courier | Opinion


Midway’s water stinks

Editor,

June 11, 2012 | Len Calderone Midway | Opinion


U.S. destroying self for energy

Anyone who has witnessed the coal extraction process known as mountaintop removal has been shocked. The name is perfectly descriptive - tops of mountains are blasted away and bulldozed into valleys to expose underlying coal seams that can be cheaply and efficiently extracted. MTR is violence and destruction on a scale we associate with war, not industrial activity.

June 07, 2012 | By Bruce Ferguson Guest columnist | Opinion


Golden Isles don’t need ‘Dr. Beach’s’ approval

Have you ever heard of Florida International University? I must admit it doesn't come to mind when talking about institutions of higher learning.

June 07, 2012 | Dick Yarbrough Guest columnist | Opinion


Unemployment worries include shortages in skills

Even with Georgia's and the nation's employment picture slowly getting brighter, there still aren't enough jobs. But what's at least as much a problem, certainly in the long term, is that there are high-skill jobs available and a shortage of workers qualified to do them.

June 06, 2012 | Columbus Ledger-Enquirer | Opinion


Homelessness is local issue we can help with

I lived in Hinesville for more than a year before I knew there were any homeless people in the community.

June 05, 2012 | Joselynn McKenna Columnist | Opinion


Jekyll just getting started

Editor,

June 05, 2012 | Steve Croy vice chairman, JI Authority | Opinion


School choice will improve education

America has tried everything to improve its educational system, and it has failed. Everything.

June 05, 2012 | The Augusta Chronicle | Opinion


Don’t accept D.C. scandals

Americans rightly get angry when they learn of government bureaucrats spending lavishly in Vegas or Secret Service agents consorting with prostitutes. Such conduct wastes money and drains Americans' respect for government.

June 04, 2012 | Lee Hamilton Guest columnist | Opinion


Congressional action needed to help beat pancreatic cancer

Editor,

June 04, 2012 | Beth Willis-Stevenson Hinesville | Opinion


Preserving ‘In God We Trust’

"If we ever forget that we are one nation under God, then we will be a nation gone under."

May 31, 2012 | State Sen. Buddy Carter Guest columnist | Opinion


Explaining voter anger to Speaker Ralston is not easy

KNOCK! KNOCK! KNOCK!

May 31, 2012 | Dick Yarbrough Guest columnist | Opinion


Jekyll’s new convention center is welcome addition

Two decades ago and earlier, many Georgia business and civic organizations were fond of holding their annual meetings and conventions at Georgia's state run Jekyll Island near Brunswick. But that all changed as the state - which bought the island in 1947 - allowed the convention facilities to deteriorate. Convention business left Jekyll.

May 30, 2012 | The Times-Herald, Newnan | Opinion


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Commissioner explains resignation

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August 08, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Opinion


Some on both sides want to stifle the press

A new Economist/YouGov poll shows that 45 percent of Republicans favor using the courts to "shut down" media outlets that publish "biased or inaccurate ...

August 04, 2017 | By Eric Schulzke Guest columnist | Opinion


Humor: Where to film the sequel to ‘Animal House’

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

August 04, 2017 | By Argus Hamilton Columnist | Opinion


Humor: Russia behind missing socks

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

August 03, 2017 | By Argus Hamilton Columnist | Opinion


Help homeless kids in our region

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August 03, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Opinion


From television star to preacher

Mama was always proud for people who pulled themselves up and did well in life. She rooted for them, bragged on them and delighted in ...

August 03, 2017 | By Ronda Rich Syndicated columnist | Opinion


Buddy Carter’s big moment

The biggest political story in the nation, the defeat of Obamacare repeal legislation, featured an unlikely appearance by a person you would never expect to ...

August 02, 2017 | By Tom Crawford Syndicated columnist | Opinion


Lead, follow or get out of the way

Is it just me? Is it my imagination that since the slow poke law was enacted last year, more drivers took it to mean they ...

August 01, 2017 | By Lewis Levine Columnist | Opinion


Downside of heavy rain is stormwater runoff

I have never seen this much rain in the summer. Brief summer thunderstorms are certainly common, but these recently are gullywashers and go on for ...

August 01, 2017 | By Sara Swida Columnist | Opinion


Reading is fundamental to liberty

"Reading is fundamental" was a popular slogan when I was an elementary student in Los Angeles during the 1970s. Today, parents, teachers and tutors stress ...

August 01, 2017 | By Gerard Robinson Guest columnist | Opinion


The knot that tolls for thee

Uh-oh. U.S. Rep. Buddy Carter said somebody needs to snatch a what out of who?

July 31, 2017 | By Jeff Whitten | Opinion


Fighting family violence

Wearing the uniform, the respect, the benefits, the purpose; serving in the United States military is a commitment that comes with great admirability. Military families ...

July 30, 2017 | By Misti Darden Guest columnist | Opinion


Were it not for 'Trees,' this might not be

If you are a regular observer of this space, you are no doubt familiar with the story I am about to share. I have told ...

July 29, 2017 | By Dick Yarbrough Columnist | Opinion


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