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Memorial Day is close to us

If you're like most Americans, you're likely spending this weekend celebrating the first full holiday weekend of the summer. Perhaps now that school is out, you're taking a family vacation. Or maybe you're staying at home, happy to escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life. We hope you enjoy the holiday.

May 28, 2012 | Courier editorial | Opinion


A new, electronic age twist on an old evangelical gimmick

I got an email today suggesting that in the November election we should write in "Jesus" for president. This note came from Bill Keller, proclaimed to be the world's leading internet evangelist.

May 24, 2012 | Dwain Walden Guest columnist | Opinion


Open letter to Georgia’s public school teachers

I write to applaud you for having made it through another year in Georgia's public schools. Good for you. Frankly, I wonder sometimes why you do what you do and then I remember that you are changing young lives for the better. Not many of us can make that claim.

May 24, 2012 | Dick Yarbrough Guest columnist | Opinion


Long County sheriff does actually live in the county

Editor, There has been a lot of discussion among the candidates that are running for Long County sheriff regarding my residency. I would like to take this opportunity to set the record straight.

May 23, 2012 | Craig W. Nobles Long County Sheriff | Opinion


South Georgia losing political influence

Going into the 2010 census, it was generally understood that Southwest Georgia, with its population stagnant, would take a political blow once the numbers from the census were used to determine the distribution of seats in the General Assembly and Congress.

May 22, 2012 | Albany Herald | Opinion


Control your weight; don’t rely on others

Imagine the federal government of the United States came to your door with a national security problem - and asked you to handle it.

May 22, 2012 | The Augusta Chronicle | Opinion


Congressional gridlock to continue into foreseeable future

It's hard to understand how members of a lawmaking and policy-making body with an approval rating that's lower than 20 percent can keep their jobs.

May 22, 2012 | The Brunswick News | Opinion


Excited about the future for our graduates

As tassels are pulled from one side of the graduation cap to the other, another generation leaves high school and enters into adulthood.

May 22, 2012 | Joselynn McKenna Columnist | Opinion


Save HOPE, keep students here

More than 100 Long County teenagers this weekend and more than 600 of Liberty County's next weekend will take what likely is one of their first rites of passage into adulthood, walking across stages to receive their high-school diplomas.

May 21, 2012 | Courier editorial | Opinion


Community made scholarships possible

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May 21, 2012 | Gary Gilliard President/CEO Seven Ministries | Opinion


Tax reform targets online sales

Ed: Hey, Susie. What brings you to the shopping mall today?

May 17, 2012 | State Sen. Buddy Carter Guest columnist | Opinion


Skeeter Skates has lot to learn about politics

Skeeter Skates, owner of Skeeter's Tree Stump Removal and Plow Repair in Metropolitan Pooler, called me this week. That was an historic occasion. Maybe not man-landing on-the-moon historic, but pretty close to it.

May 17, 2012 | Dick Yarbrough Guest columnist | Opinion


Congress should stop taxes on dead soldiers’ debts

In February 2011, Marine Lance Cpl. Andrew Carpenter was shot and killed while on patrol in Afghanistan.

May 16, 2012 | Marietta Daily Journal mdjonline.com | Opinion


Transportation tax vote facing a hostile, confused public

Were it not for jawboning by the state and local chambers of commerce, plus quite a few hometown newspapers such as ours, the ballot question on July 31 regarding a special added penny of sales tax that will run for 10 years solely for transportation projects wouldn't have a prayer of carrying in most of the state. It still may not.

May 15, 2012 | Rome News-Tribune/The Augusta Chronicle | Opinion


Lessons from your mother can be used throughout life

Your mother tried to teach you some valuable lessons. Moms have a unique ability to impart essential wisdom. Unfortunately, most of us were too young to really appreciate their value. Mother's Day is a great time to review.

May 15, 2012 | Bryan Golden Guest columnist | Opinion


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The greatest power is not financial power

Editor: I don't know who invented the political system, but maybe it's time to change it. Politicians are egotistical and are in office ...

December 05, 2017 | Staff Report | Opinion


City being poorly operated

Editor: I feel this letter is way overdue, for I know most of the employees who work at City Hall, past and present.

December 05, 2017 | Staff Report | Opinion


Local deputies, police need your

Editor's note: The following is an open letter from Liberty County Sheriff Steve Sikes.

December 04, 2017 | Staff Report | Opinion


Can't even trust catfish anymore

You would figure that as a purebred and proud son of the South, I would know all there is to know about catfish. I have ...

December 01, 2017 | By Dick Yarbrough Columnist | Opinion


Humor: Congress A-OK shutting government down

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

November 30, 2017 | By Argus Hamilton Columnist | Opinion


First Amendment gives people right to protest

The First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution isn't just the numerical starter of these constitutional provisions. In many ways, it is the most ...

November 30, 2017 | By Tom Crawford Columnist | Opinion


Call your congressman to save coast

I am not a Democrat or a Republican. I am deeply disappointed in both parties. The Democrat Party is not the party of Roosevelt and ...

November 29, 2017 | By Roy Hubbard Local columnist | Opinion


Put litter in trash, stay off Santa's naughty list

The holiday season is full of wonderful magical delights, but unfortunately, it is also full of trash.

November 28, 2017 | By Sara Swida Columnist | Opinion


Addressing dire issues

Editor, This letter is being sent to address dire issues in Liberty County.

November 28, 2017 | Staff Report | Opinion


Fully belly and a giant head

Truth is, I should probably be in a turkey-and-dressing induced coma. But I've got to work, so excuse some not so deep thoughts.

November 27, 2017 | By Jeff Whitten Columnist | Opinion


Steve Bannon's Roy Moore

Roy Moore is the Steve Bannon project in a nutshell.

November 27, 2017 | By Rich Lowry Columnist | Opinion


Staff writer says goodbye

I had no idea how much Liberty County would impact my life when my family moved to the area in 2003.

November 24, 2017 | By Tiffany King | Opinion


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