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Answers to budget shenanigans

With the formal release of President Obama's budget, the pieces finally are in place for a reprise of the Washington drama we've all come to know.

April 25, 2013 | By Lee Hamilton Columnist | Opinion


Community papers can be cog in everyone's life

Buried somewhere in my parents' house in Watkinsville is a stack of aged newspapers - copies of the Athens Banner-Herald, The Oconee Enterprise and the dearly departed Athens Observer.

April 24, 2013 | By Dr. Charles Davis Guest columnist | Opinion


Boston attack sparks Olympic boming memories

When the terrorist attacks occurred during the running of the Boston Marathon last week, memories came flooding back of our own dark days in Atlanta.

April 24, 2013 | By Dick Yarbrough Columnist | Opinion


Prayer isn't only for times of tragedy

Last week was a difficult time for our country. With the marathon bombing in Boston and the subsequent violence and manhunt for the suspects, the ricin-laced letters sent to our president and a Republican senator, and now the horrible fertilizer explosion in Texas, it has been a week that always will be remembered.

April 23, 2013 | By Mike Riddle Columnist | Opinion


Being apart, even for a day, is hard

My daughter made it through her first week at daycare, and I think she might have handled it better than I did. As my family piled in the car Monday morning to drop Reese off, I grappled with a sense of dread. I had known this day was coming, and I'd tried my best to prepare for it. But as I dressed her, fed her and strapped her into her car seat, I fought back tears.

April 23, 2013 | By Hollie Moore Barnidge Columnist | Opinion


Sixth-grader loves newspapers

I always have liked print newspapers. Partly what inspired me was an American Girl movie about a 9-year-old girl living in the 1930s during the Great Depression. Her name is Kit Kittredge.

April 23, 2013 | By Isabell DeMarco Special to the Courier | Opinion


Independence made me who I am

Nicole and I were working out together one day and for some reason, she brought up a self-help, faith-related book we had both read. The thesis, basically, is how men are born with wild hearts, which should be admired not restrained by women.

April 22, 2013 | By Ronda Rich Columnist | Opinion


Liberty Earth Day needs 'doers,' not 'talkers'

Many people talk a good game about caring for the environment. We hear politicians and Hollywood types and all sorts of "activists" telling us regular folks how to take care of the earth. Sometimes it just cracks me up. One of my favorite environmentalists - and, believe me, I am being very sarcastic - flies around in private jets all the time selling books about the environment and telling people what they should be doing to take care of the environment. Oh yes, he also flits around in his private jets to visit his numerous 10,000-14,000-square-foot homes, too. And this ...

April 22, 2013 | By Sara Swida Columnist | Opinion


Just what is BRAC?

The term BRAC, or base realignment and closure, is familiar to many of us, especially military families and those living in proximity to military bases.

April 18, 2013 | By Friends of Fort Stewart/Hunter Special to the Courier | Opinion


Random thoughts on random subjects

It turns out that you can go home again.

April 17, 2013 | By Dick Yarbrough Columnist | Opinion


'Good, bad, ugly' of ethics reform

"Ethics is knowing the difference between what you have a right to do and what is right to do."

April 16, 2013 | By State Sen. Buddy Carter Special to the Courier | Opinion


No lack of choices for new parents

My daughter continues down her road of "firsts." With Reese's first birthday less than two weeks away, she is becoming more mobile and more communicative. She says "mama" now, and my husband I suspect she may being trying to say cat, although it comes out as "tat."

April 16, 2013 | By Hollie Moore Barnidge Columnist | Opinion


Tackling litter is community job

I wonder sometimes if people who litter think that the fast-food bags or cigarette butts they toss or let blow out of their vehicles just magically disappear. Poof - they are gone!

April 16, 2013 | By Sara Swida Columnist | Opinion


Don't mock how Southerners talk

There I was, sitting at my desk, writing away, bothering no one when my phone rang. It was Hollywood calling.

April 15, 2013 | By Ronda Rich Columnist | Opinion


Senators right to not filibuster gun vote

Bravo to Sens. Johnny Isakson and Saxby Chambliss for declining to play the children's game of Simon Says with their political party. Such blatant display of individualism and individual thought on Capitol Hill could be contagious and suggests there may be hope for this nation yet.

April 15, 2013 | The Brunswick News | Opinion


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A late but heartfelt remembrance of Zell Miller

An unalterable deadline does not allow me to comment on certain events as quickly as I would like. Also, it is my policy to avoid ...

April 03, 2018 | Dick Yarbrough | Opinion


Senate ends session with budget bill

The 154th General Assembly has officially come to completion and it was a great honor to represent you in the state Senate again this year ...

April 03, 2018 | Sen. Ben Watson | Opinion


The Second Amendment and guns

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April 03, 2018 | Staff Report | Opinion


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