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Midway needs to enforce laws or just change them

I want to welcome the new Family Dollar store to Midway. For those who have yet to visit the store, it is very attractive and the shelves are well-stocked. Some of you are upset that the store missed its announced grand opening. It was not the company's fault. The city failed to issue its business license in a timely manner, even though the company filed the paperwork in plenty of time.

December 31, 2012 | Len Calderone Guest columnist | Opinion


Let’s allow Georgia voters to decide on horse racing, betting

Should horse racing and pari-mutuel betting be allowed in Georgia?

December 30, 2012 | Newnan Times-Herald Online: www.times-herald.com | Opinion


Politicians will pick up where Mayans left off

I was hoping that, for once, the Mayans would be right about something and that the world would have ended on Dec. 21 as they had said it would.

December 27, 2012 | Dick Yarbrough Guest columnist | Opinion


School slaughter presents tough questions for lawmakers

On June 21, 2008, my mother died. It was the first time in my adult life that I had someone close to me die. The sadness I felt at that time was unlike any other I had ever experienced.

December 26, 2012 | State Sen. Buddy Carter Guest columnist | Opinion


State must act to promote solar power

Earlier this month, about 50 people came to the Coastal Georgia Center in Savannah to learn about opportunities for solar energy in Georgia.

December 26, 2012 | Dave Kyler | Opinion


Caution: Stick-family on board

Those little stick-figure families plastered to the back windshields of SUVs and minivans annoy me. Who cares if you have three kids who enjoy wearing Mickey Mouse ears, two dogs and a cat? Not me. From what I gather, I'm not alone on this.

December 25, 2012 | Hollie Moore Barnidge Courier managing editor | Opinion


Judge clears way for police to check for undocumented immigrants

Those seeking stronger enforcement of this country's laws against illegal immigration - which is long overdue - can take heart from a decision this week by U.S. District Judge Tom Thrash in Atlanta and, prior to that, a decision by the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.

December 25, 2012 | Marietta Daily Journal, Dec. 14 Online: www.mdjonline.com | Opinion


The labor battles in Michigan

Michigan gave birth to the United Auto Workers. The union was founded at a convention in Detroit in 1935. After its famous sit-down strike in 1937 in Flint, Mich., the UAW won recognition by General Motors and, in the next several years, by Chrysler and Ford. It was the advent of an era of industrial unionization that may be coming to a symbolic end in the same place it started.

December 25, 2012 | Rich Lowry Guest columnist | Opinion


Community came through

Editor, On behalf of the Manna House Board of Directors I wish to say thank you to all the individuals, groups and churches that provided assistance to us in the form of money or food items at Thanksgiving.

December 24, 2012 | Charles R. Rogers President, Manna House Board of Directors | Opinion


Season is for hope, renewal, redemption

There seems to be a lot wrong with the world today. Just in recent weeks, the deranged among us have killed our children en masse and individually. Our business and political leaders seem to be unable to represent our best interests.

December 24, 2012 | Courier editorial | Opinion


Make road grant money available for all

There are some 20,000 miles of federal and state highways in Georgia - the interstate system and major roads that link our cities one to the other, carry our commuters to and from employment centers, and give structure to our thriving logistics industry and interstate commerce.

December 21, 2012 | Todd Long Guest columnist | Opinion


I wish I could’ve been there in Bethlehem

This column was a favorite of my friend, Otis Brumby Jr., publisher of the Marietta Daily Journal and Neighbor newspapers, who passed away earlier this year. It is dedicated to his memory.

December 20, 2012 | Dick Yarbrough Guest columnist | Opinion


Budget challenges facing our state

When the Georgia General Assembly convenes in January in Atlanta, revenue - or the lack thereof - may decide what gets done.

December 19, 2012 | Newnan Times-Herald Online: www.times-herald.com | Opinion


Build stronger educational, financial base for children

With the holiday season upon us, most Georgians are thinking about celebrations with family and friends, holiday breaks and, of course, gifts.

December 18, 2012 | Dr. John Barge Guest columnist | Opinion


Parents and children from all types of families need to ‘play’

The differentiation between stay-at-home moms and working moms may not be as pronounced these days as it has been in the past, but I do believe it still is alive and well. I don't think either group works hard to keep this barrier in place; it just seems to exist due to different lifestyle habits, schedules and family routines.

December 17, 2012 | Hollie Moore Barnidge Courier managing editor | Opinion


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Maybe it's not the schools afterall

I am trying to remember when our public school system became an inferior way to learn to read, write and cipher. Maybe public schools have ...

November 04, 2017 | By Dick Yarbrough Columnist | Opinion


Don't punish business with tax reform

As a legislator here in Georgia who chairs a committee dedicated to fostering greater economic development and growth, I am completely behind the concept of ...

November 03, 2017 | By State Rep. Ron Stephens Special to the Courier | Opinion


Bad childhoods can show parents what not to do

I was standing in the lobby of an auditorium in which I'd just spoken, talking with a small group of attendees, when a 30-something ...

November 03, 2017 | By John Rosemond Family Psychologist | Opinion


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