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For the legislature, this party just may be over

When the gavel bangs to open the 2013 session of the Georgia General Assembly, I would suggest the first order of business be to have Willie Nelson serenade our solons with "The Party's Over."

September 20, 2012 | Dick Yarbrough Guest columnist | Opinion


Liberty County must bring back Freedom Walk to remember heroes

Editor, What happened to the Sept. 11 Freedom Walk on Fort Stewart? I heard through the grapevine that it may have been canceled due to a "lack of cost effectiveness."

September 19, 2012 | Dennis P. Fitzgerald Riceboro | Opinion


Job-creation numbers still are weak

For all the political splash, pomp and circumstance during the past two weeks as America's two major political parties patted themselves on the back and hobnobbed with celebrities and the like, the jobs numbers that came out Sept. 7 should have been a dose of sobering reality.

September 18, 2012 | Albany Herald | Opinion


Children know where it’s at

Our kids teach us so many lessons, don't they? Recently my daughter reminded me about the importance of taking nothing for granted.

September 18, 2012 | Joselynn McKenna Columnist | Opinion


We’ll never agree on the role of government — and that’s fine

The conventional wisdom has settled on the subject of this year's presidential campaign: It's about the proper role of government in our nation's life.

September 17, 2012 | Lee Hamilton Guest columnist | Opinion


Follow volunteers’ example and support United Way campaign

As part of its platform, the United Way continually calls on communities to give, advocate and volunteer. Liberty County clearly has the market cornered when it comes to advocating and volunteering, and now local residents, businesses and organizations are hard at work on the giving aspect, too.

September 17, 2012 | Courier editorial | Opinion


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


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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


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 ...

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 ...

January 27, 2018 | Staff Report | Opinion


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