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A few weeks back, I mentioned the TBF/FLW High School Fishing Southeastern Conference Championship tournament scheduled for Lake Lanier. It has come and gone.

October 22, 2015 | By Dick Yarbrough Columnist | Opinion


Reader laments political correctness

Editor, PC - political correctness or political crap? If you haven't seen the latest Kia commercial, watch it the next time it comes on. The father is walking back to his Kia holding a trophy that his son received. It said, "Participant." The father pulled off the label and wrote "champs," as his son's team won all of its games. It is ridiculous that we are coddling our children and afraid that we might hurt their "self-esteem" just because they lost.

October 22, 2015 | Staff Report | Opinion


Catching up on statewide news

While we wait for the next round of presidential debates, let's take a moment to catch up on some of Georgia's major political stories.

October 21, 2015 | By Tom Crawford Columnist | Opinion


Talking to collect my stories

Southerners tend to collect stories. And we tend to talk to anyone who will talk to us. The latter tends to lead to the first.

October 20, 2015 | By Ronda Rich Columnist | Opinion


Saturday is perfect day to make a difference

The main day for our local Rivers Alive in Liberty County is this Saturday! This effort each year to help preserve and protect our waterways is held on our main cleanup day on the national Make a Difference Day.

October 19, 2015 | By Sara Swida Columnist | Opinion


Pipeline would break monopoly, provide consumer choice

Competition is desirable in today's oil and gas market because it lowers prices and offers more choices at the pump.

October 19, 2015 | By Patrick Parker Guest columnist | Opinion


Pipeline would break monopoly, provide consumer choice

Competition is desirable in today's oil and gas market because it lowers prices and offers more choices at the pump.

October 19, 2015 | By Patrick Parker Guest columnist | Opinion


Thanks to many for 'Fireball Run' success

Editor, Liberty County, we did it! Thanks to the support from many entities around the county, we successfully hosted a reality show here in our community. It seems crazy to plan for over a year for just two days, but this was an enormous undertaking that could not have happened without help from all areas of the county.

October 17, 2015 | Staff Report | Opinion


Somebody forgot to tell God world was ending

A group out of Philadelphia called eBible Fellowship, which does all its worshipping online ("All right, users, let us bow our heads and tweet") said recently that the world was going to end Oct. 7.

October 15, 2015 | By Dick Yarbrough Columnist | Opinion


Thanks to many for ‘Fireball Run’ success

Editor,

October 15, 2015 | Liberty County CVB Letter to the Editor | Opinion


Somebody forgot to tell God the world was ending

A group out of Philadelphia called eBible Fellowship, which does all its worshipping online ("All right, users, let us bow our heads and tweet") said recently that the world was going to end Oct. 7.

October 15, 2015 | By Dick Yarbrough Syndicated Columnist | Opinion


Deal moves to pick his own judicial system

Nathan Deal, meet Franklin Roosevelt.

October 14, 2015 | By Tom Crawford Columnist | Opinion


Avoiding the Plastic Ocean

Plastic Ocean - just the sound of that gives me shivers up and down my spine. Unfortunately, we are creating enormous "plastic patches" in almost every ocean and sea in the world. Our litter is creating these enormous patches that have a devastating effect on aquatic life.

October 13, 2015 | By Sara Swida Columnist | Opinion


Finding time to make a living

It was somewhere near the end of summer when it just came to me that perhaps my writing days were over. That it was time to just give up the ghost and move on from making a living as a writer and just settle into handling daily problems.

October 13, 2015 | By Ronda Rich Columnist | Opinion


Many Georgians struggle; it doesn't have to be

For the last 15 years or so, I've peered out across many crowded rooms filled to capacity with bright-eyed - on occasion, teary-eyed - Georgians.

October 13, 2015 | By Taifa Smith Butler Guest columnist | Opinion


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Learn water conservation at Earth Day

When the 10th annual Earth Day Celebration takes place on Friday, everyone who attends has the chance to learn easy ways to change our world ...

April 19, 2016 | By Sara Swida Columnist | Opinion


It's best not to know what lies ahead

The other morning, I called one of my best friends. I had a bit of news as well as a piece of advice I wanted ...

April 19, 2016 | By Ronda Rich Columnist | Opinion


'Silver Tongue' Dick Bland begins assault

"Renderings with Raymond" was normally a labor of love for Raymond Cooper. After all, it was his "baby." Started in 1997 as a camouflaged attempt ...

April 18, 2016 | By Kevin Slimp Columnist | Opinion


Why I voted 'yes' on 'campus carry'

Without a doubt, this is a troubling time in America. Mass shootings have been happening with seemingly greater regularity. House Bill 859, the "campus carry ...

April 15, 2016 | By state Rep. Jeff Jones Guest columnist | Opinion


Congress, pass a budget for once

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April 15, 2016 | Staff Report | Opinion


Why ‘religious freedom’ bill failed

Before you get your shorts in a wad, the following observations in no way indicate my preference for or opposition to the recent "religious freedom ...

April 15, 2016 | Dick Yarbrough Syndicated columnist | Opinion


What’s wrong with Ted Cruz?

Editor,

April 15, 2016 | Staff Report | Opinion


181st school district changing young lives

Even the most casual reader of this space knows that I am bullish on public education. But there is one school system in Georgia that ...

April 15, 2016 | Dick Yarbrough Syndicated columnist | Opinion


Elected officials want to keep you in the dark

Editor's note: This column,which was completed Sunday, was revised to indicate that Gov. Nathan Deal signed Senate Bill 323 into law Monday.

April 14, 2016 | Tom Crawford Syndicated columnist | Opinion


Lawmakers declare their independence

This year's General Assembly session could be described as the one where legislators started to declare their independence from Gov. Nathan Deal.

April 14, 2016 | Tom Crawford Syndicated columnist | Opinion


Hateful rhetoric has consequences

Editor,

April 14, 2016 | By Staff Report | Opinion


It’s the principle, not the individual

Editor's note: This op-ed originally appeared in the Washington Examiner.

April 14, 2016 | Sen. David Perdue | Opinion


McKoon defends ‘religious freedom’ bill

A couple of weeks ago, I was highly critical of the efforts of proponents of the Religious Freedom Restoration Act and particularly of state Sen ...

April 14, 2016 | By Dick Yarbrough Syndicated columnist | Opinion


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