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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


Veracity valuator useful tool to clarify positions

I got called a liberal the other day by a reader in Cherokee County who doesn't think much of my opinions and suggested "Someone should retire his word processor."

September 06, 2012 | Dick Yarbrough Guest columnist | Opinion


Government watchdog warns of inaction on fiscal cliff

Recently, a nonpartisan government watchdog issued a report warning of the serious consequences if the nation plunges over the "fiscal cliff."

September 05, 2012 | Jack Kingston U.S. representative | Opinion


Thanks to Hinesville for assistance in time of family crisis

Editor, This is a thank-you note to the residents and officials of your wonderful town of Hinesville. This letter is long overdue, but there is not a day that passes that I do not remember the many kindnesses shown to me when, on March 22, my husband died behind the wheel of our car in Liberty County while traveling from Florida to Philadelphia.

September 04, 2012 | Rita Lederer and the Thomas Lederer family | Opinion


There’s fun outside those four walls

I'm an indoor person. When I feel adventurous, I pick up a book or watch a movie on cable rather than the usual news and food channels. I occasionally go on three-mile "hikes," but that just means four laps around the circle in my neighborhood.

September 04, 2012 | Joselynn McKenna Columnist | Opinion


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Why Oct. 8 is so important

Once a year, all over America, we observe fire prevention week during the week of Oct, 8.

October 09, 2017 | By Fire Chief Lamar Cook Special to the Courier | Opinion


Signs of the apocalypse in crime reports

There's a feature in Sports Illustrated called "This week's sign that the apocalypse is upon us."

October 09, 2017 | By Jeff Whitten | Opinion


Humor: When world leaders dated

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

October 07, 2017 | By Argus Hamilton Columnist | Opinion


Sovereignty is not a bad word

To listen to the commentary, Donald Trump used an inappropriate term at the U.N. - not just "Rocket Man," but "sovereignty."

October 06, 2017 | By Rich Lowry Columnist | Opinion


Local media always running for re-election

This may come under the heading of home cooking but this is National Newspaper Week, something we should both be celebrating. Me, because I get ...

October 05, 2017 | By Dick Yarbrough Columnist | Opinion


Old adages fit the bill

In my latest book, "Grandma Was Right After All!," I take the top 25 parenting sayings of my youth and explain what they really meant.

October 05, 2017 | By John Rosemond Family psychologist | Opinion


Changes coming to city website

Beginning on Oct. 8, the city of Hinesville's website will go through some changes in regards to how our users log on to use ...

October 05, 2017 | By Brittany Denney Guest columnist | Opinion


Speaking out on the issue of the flag

Editor: After writing two letters to the editor last year concerning our 2016 presidential election, I said I would not do that again, but in ...

October 03, 2017 | Staff Report | Opinion


Cleanup keeps rivers alive and healthy

You're invited to wade into Rivers Alive with us this month as we focus on protecting our many diverse waterways throughout Liberty County.

October 03, 2017 | By Sara Swida Columnist | Opinion


Statue at courthouse honors all veterans

Editor: Just before daylight the other morning I went downtown to visit a fellow old solider. I've seen him many, many times but never ...

October 03, 2017 | Staff Report | Opinion


That's no way to run a bus service

Editor: On Tuesday, Sept. 18, I missed an appointment in downtown Hinesville because the bus servicing the area was 25 minutes behind schedule.

October 03, 2017 | Staff Report | Opinion


Times ain't a changing much

This column was going to be about my gearing up to run the Rock 'n' Roll marathon in November.

October 02, 2017 | By Jeff Whitten | Opinion


Former city manager: 'I am truly humbled'

Editor, The day I graduated from college, Mayor Carl Dykes, along with council members Frank Bagley, Ben Darsey, Bobby Fussell, W.I. Stafford and Alonzo ...

October 02, 2017 | Staff Report | Opinion


Never too late to think legacy

Do me a favor, will you? I would greatly appreciate it if you would see that my obituary gets printed as is, just in case ...

September 30, 2017 | By Dick Yarbrough Columnist | Opinion


Does therapy help kids?

Q: Over the past year, our 4-year-old has developed several fears that have become quite disruptive. It started with a fear of dogs, which is ...

September 29, 2017 | By John Rosemond Family psychologist | Opinion


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