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It has been a strange election year

When friends ask if I'm ever going to retire as a working journalist, I respond, "how can I leave when I'm having so much fun?"

May 05, 2016 | By Tom Crawford Syndicated columnist | Opinion

Stop the liberal insanity

Editor, I can't help it. I just have to write about the insanity that is engulfing our country today. In my 70-plus years, I have seen a lot of change, but nothing like the crazy things that are transforming our country from one that was founded on religious liberty - as most Americans believe God has a special relationship with the United States - to a nation that has turned its back on God.

May 03, 2016 | Staff Report | Opinion

Zell Miller's mama: Strong mountain woman

The honorable Zell Miller of Young Harris was raised by a remarkable mountain woman. Folks around those parts called her "Miss Birdie," while her son, a man who grew up up to influence Southern and national politics in a tremendous way, always called her "Mama."

May 03, 2016 | By Ronda Rich Columnist | Opinion

Recycle It! Fair Saturday can relieve recycling fever

There is a fever going around. I hope you catch it.

May 03, 2016 | By Sara Swida Columnist | Opinion

Advice for Sarah Hyden-Smith, new pastor

It had been nine days since the Rev. Sarah Hyden-Smith made her first appearance in the pulpit of Lennox Valley Methodist Church. Her schedule was filled with unpacking boxes, meeting with committees, preparing her first two sermons and other ministerial duties.

May 02, 2016 | By Kevin Slimp Columnist | Opinion

The PSC should learn how to say ‘no’

Imagine that you are the loan officer at the local community bank.

April 29, 2016 | By Tom Crawford Syndicated columnist | Opinion

Children show visions of peace through art

I believe that each of us has an obligation to leave this world a better place than we found it. Linden Longino is trying to do exactly that.

April 28, 2016 | Dick Yarbrough Syndicated columnist | Opinion

Remembering a good neighbor


April 27, 2016 | Staff Report | Opinion

Your safety is HFD's business

The Hinesville Fire Department is dedicated to safeguarding lives, property and the environment. One of the ways we pursue this mission is through educating the public. Starting today, you will see a monthly column in the Coastal Courier with important tips and information from one of our very own firefighters. I am proud to be kicking off this great initiative.

April 26, 2016 | By Capt. Earnest McDuffie Columnist | Opinion

Ways to keep litter from hurting community

Somebody made me really mad on Islands Highway this week. Nothing makes volunteers madder than having someone spew litter all over a road right after a volunteer cleanup.

April 26, 2016 | By Sara Swida Columnist | Opinion

Remembering the boy in the coveralls

The other day I had something on my mind, a situation we had just encountered with someone we had sought to help.

April 26, 2016 | By Ronda Rich Columnist | Opinion

Oppose cuts to Post-9/11 GI Bill

Editor, Last month, the House passed a bill (H.R. 3016) that included a 50 percent cut in the monthly Basic Allowance for Housing provided to children who will have their parent's earned Post-9/11 GI Bill benefit transferred to them. Now, similar legislation is being considered in the Senate (S. 425) that would put the hard-fought benefits of 2.8 million post-9/11 veterans at even greater risk.

April 25, 2016 | Staff Report | Opinion

Poet laureate aims at Raymond Cooper

Small-town newspapers are a bit different from their counterparts in New York or Los Angeles. That's true today, and it was true in 1998, when I was growing up in Lennox Valley.

April 25, 2016 | By Kevin Slimp Columnist | Opinion

Liberty schools about to finish a successful year

The end of the school year is fast approaching, and we have already begun celebrating our many 2015-16 successes. The following are just a few of them:

April 21, 2016 | Dr. Valya Lee | Opinion

Now might be the worst time to get a DUI

It's never a good time for a politician to get arrested for driving under the influence, but it's especially bad when the next election is less than six weeks away.

April 21, 2016 | By Tom Crawford Syndicated columnist | Opinion

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Georgia is the place to be

Today's topic will not include commentary on a bunch of immature multi-millionaires who play a kid's game and who are being goaded by ...

October 06, 2016 | By Dick Yarbrough Columnist | Opinion

Look close at constitutional amendments

In recent columns, we have discussed two of the four constitutional amendments that voters will see on their ballots Nov. 8.

October 05, 2016 | By Tom Crawford Columnist | Opinion

Hurricane evacuation preparedness is key

There are several lists available across the web that help you prepare for a hurricane.

October 05, 2016 | By Kristian M. Johanson Guest columnist | Opinion

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