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Life can be 'beachy' without marine debris

Life can be beachy if we take care of our waterways. Liberty County is a coastal county and aren't we lucky for that? We also have one of the prettiest barrier islands on the Georgia Coast - St Catherines.

August 29, 2017 | By Sara Swida Columnist | Opinion


Learn before critizing people

Editor: Before we criticize people who lived before us, perhaps we should attempt to know more about them. History is replete with the seemingly inexplicable. For example, the Cherokee Indians were removed from Georgia to Oklahoma. One faction fought for the South, the other faction fought for the North. It is not wise to try to be too casual in understanding events like this, as Murray Klein showed with his dismissal of the States Rights views of Edward Porter Alexander, whose views "illustrated Alexander's innate disinterest in politics." Really! The best we can do most of the time is ...

August 28, 2017 | Staff Report | Opinion


Edwards took the high road

Even those on city council who want to make a change in Hinesville's city managers have said Billy Edwards deserves respect and has served his city well.

August 28, 2017 | By Jeff Whitten | Opinion


Edwards took the high road

Even those on city council who want to make a change in Hinesville's city managers have said Billy Edwards deserves respect and has served his city well.

August 27, 2017 | By Jeff Whitten Coastal Courier | Opinion


Time to mothball Confederate statues?

Robert E. Lee wasn't a Nazi, and surely would have had no sympathy for the white supremacist goons who made his statue a rallying point in Charlottesville, Virginia.

August 26, 2017 | By Rich Lowry Columnist | Opinion


Humor: Those who don’t study history, and those who do

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

August 26, 2017 | By Argus Hamilton Syndicated humor columnist | Opinion


Kids shouldn’t have smartphones

The comic strip "There Oughta Be a Law" was popular when I was a child.

August 24, 2017 | By John Rosemond Syndicated columnist | Opinion


Humor: ESPN holds Lee out of Charlottesville

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

August 24, 2017 | By Argus Hamilton Columnist | Opinion


Jimmy Darsey made an impact on me

Since assuming the role as a county commissioner for Long County in January and presiding as that board's chairman, I haven't had much time to do any writing.

August 24, 2017 | By Mike Riddle Guest columnist | Opinion


If only that lottery hit me

By the time this issue hits our newspaper racks and mailboxes, I expect to be booking a first-class flight to Tahiti because I won Wednesday night's $700 million Powerball jackpot.

August 24, 2017 | By Jeff Whitten | Opinion


Edwards made city a much better place

Editor:

August 24, 2017 | Staff Report | Opinion


More support for former city manager

Editor:

August 24, 2017 | Staff Report | Opinion


Civil War may never end

The Civil War is a war that never ends, much to our dismay.

August 23, 2017 | By Tom Crawford Syndicated columnist | Opinion


Hate has no place in our America

Hate has no place in America and being "united" as in the United States to me lately seems like a forgone dream that perhaps never existed.

August 23, 2017 | By Lewis Levine Guest columnist | Opinion


Sounding back at Sound Off

Editor:

August 23, 2017 | Staff Report | Opinion


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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


Humor: President Trump vs. NFL and NFL vs. us

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

September 28, 2017 | By Argus Hamilton Columnist | Opinion


Lawmakers shirk duty to serve

On the seventh day of November, elections will be held in Atlanta and many other cities across Georgia as voters elect such local officials as ...

September 28, 2017 | By Tom Crawford Columnist | Opinion


A good man needs help

I'll keep this brief. I stumbled across a gofundme page late Wednesday set up for longtime Bryan County firefighter Otis Willis, who is suffering ...

September 28, 2017 | By Jeff Whitten | Opinion


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