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Good luck to Kingston on campaign

U.S. Rep. Jack Kingston, R-Ga., has a tough road ahead of him, make no mistake about it. Getting elected to any statewide office requires everything an individual has to offer, plus some. Just ask those who have committed to running on the ballot in Georgia's 159 counties.

May 06, 2013 | Brunswick News | Opinion


Legislature moves to protect red drum -- thus, coastal fishing

Some of my fondest memories of growing up in coastal Georgia are of going fishing with my dad.

May 02, 2013 | By State Sen. Buddy Carter Special to the Courier | Opinion


GPB deals with unhappy Big Bird, talking frogs

RING! RING!

May 01, 2013 | By Dick Yarbrough Columnist | Opinion


Easy way turns hard

The easy way becomes the hard way

April 30, 2013 | By Ronda Rich Columnist | Opinion


Many helped with Earth Day

April 22 is the date for the annual international celebration for Earth Day - and last Monday, we did celebrate.

April 30, 2013 | By Sara Swida Columnist | Opinion


Prepping for party is not easy

By the time this column makes it into print, my daughter's first birthday party already will have gone down in history as a resounding success - I hope. The Saturday soiree (which was yesterday if you're reading this Sunday) has kept me busy for weeks, sending out invitations, making shopping lists for party food and decorations, tidying up my house, scheduling a landscaper and a carpet steam cleaner, selecting the perfect dress for Reese - even grooming our dog!

April 30, 2013 | By Hollie Moore Barnidge Columnist | Opinion


BRAC 2005 had big impact in Georgia

The most recent round of BRAC (Base Realignment and Closure) occurred in 2005. The Department of Defense is planning another round in 2015. It's a matter of looking at the outcomes of the 2005 process to anticipate possible consequences from the upcoming round.

April 30, 2013 | By Friends of Fort Stewart/Hunter | Opinion


Ties to post are worth fighting for

As a community, we could not be more proud to play host to a major military installation. We have been blessed to have members of one of the Army's finest divisions as neighbors and friends. We should never take this opportunity for granted.

April 29, 2013 | By Clay Sikes Guest columnist | Opinion


Angry air travelers turn up heat in Washington

On Monday, 1,500 air-traffic controllers - 10 percent of the total - were furloughed for the day pursuant to a budget deal Congress agreed on last August that none of the lawmakers or its author - President Obama - thought would ever come to pass.

April 29, 2013 | Marietta Daily Journal | Opinion


Many helped scholarship tourney succeed

Editor, The ninth annual Scholarship Golf Tournament on April 13 was the culmination of several events hosted this year by the Liberty County Dr. M.L. King Jr. Observance Association.

April 26, 2013 | Staff Report | Opinion


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


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Foster children are pawns, again

I have a great interest in and a little walking-around knowledge of the political process because I have spent a good part of my adult ...

February 09, 2018 | By Dick Yarbrough Columnist | Opinion


Too much talk can add credence to child’s fears

A true story: When my daughter, Amy, was a pre-teen, she became anxious about going to sleep because of fears of dying in the middle ...

February 09, 2018 | John Rosemond | Opinion


Chamber staff is outstanding

Editor:

February 08, 2018 | Staff Report | Opinion


Lurching from crisis to crisis, pointing fingers

You are probably asking yourself, "What was that all about?" Just because the government shutdown ended shortly after it began, it doesn't mean that ...

February 06, 2018 | By Bob Franken Columnist | Opinion


February is great time to hug a tree

Have you thanked a tree lately for all of the good stuff it does for us? February is a good time to do so if ...

February 06, 2018 | By Sara Swida Columnist | Opinion


Responses miss mark on coast

Editor: It was refreshing to see folks responding to my comments about the perils of seismic testing and subsequent drilling for oil off the Georgia ...

February 06, 2018 | Staff Report | Opinion


Let's all hold hands and fight

I love Hinesville. Always have. It's one of those places that sort of gets under your skin after awhile.

February 05, 2018 | By Jeff Whitten | Opinion


Is Amazon project worth it?

The push to attract Amazon's second corporate headquarters continues, with no letup.

February 04, 2018 | By Tom Crawford Columnist | Opinion


Response to letters on oil exploration

Editor: It was refreshing to see folks responding to my comments about the perils of seismic testing and subsequent drilling for oil off the Georgia ...

February 02, 2018 | Staff Report | Opinion


Marijuana instead of opioids?

Editor: There is an opioid epidemic! At least, that is what the government is telling us. But, the question remains, "Why is there an epidemic?"

February 01, 2018 | Staff Report | Opinion


Trump, Clinton and a Texas standoff

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

February 01, 2018 | By Argus Hamilton Columnist | Opinion


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