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Debt 'deal' fails to address spending

While much of the media attention over the past two weeks has been focused on the government shutdown, the real story is why it was shutdown: We have a spending problem in this country.

October 21, 2013 | By U.S. Rep. Jack Kingston Special to the News | Opinion


Parties are failing to represent America

Democrats and Republicans in Congress finally compromised Wednesday to end the shutdown of the federal government and to prevent the nation from being pushed into default.

October 21, 2013 | Brunswick News | Opinion


Customer service is DOT job one

For nearly 30 years, I have held elective office in Georgia and been involved, at one level or another, in shaping and implementing public policy.

October 18, 2013 | By Jay Shaw Special to the News | Opinion


Saying goodbye to a hero

Editor, Today I read where one of our nation's heroes, astronaut Scott Carpenter, died. He was one of the first seven astronauts on the Mercury project.

October 17, 2013 | | Opinion


Risky waters for coastal homeowners

Question: Which of these three natural risks is the most costly and prevalent in the United States?

October 17, 2013 | By State Sen. Buddy Carter Special to the News | Opinion


Think pink during October

Cancer -it's my least favorite word in the dictionary. It ranks right up there with evil and Satan.

October 17, 2013 | By Rich DeLong Columnist | Opinion


Not winning peace prize has its rewards

Bummer. I just learned that I did not win the Nobel Peace Prize again this year. This is getting old. I was so confident this time that I had my tuxedo pressed and new laces put in my Converse Chuck Taylor All-Star high-top sneakers.

October 16, 2013 | By Dick Yarbrough Columnist | Opinion


Voting is important even in 'off' years

November is just around the corner, which means the Richmond Hill municipal elections are, too. But you'd hardly know it without paying very close attention. Early voting began Monday for the only election taking place this year in Bryan County.

October 16, 2013 | | Opinion


Journey to Midwest a little messy

As it turns out, all my worrying last week about how my toddler would deal with a flight from Georgia to Missouri definitely was not for nothing. In fact, probably the only thing that would have made the journey worse would've been a plane crash. And, sadly, it was my own meticulous planning that did me in.

October 15, 2013 | By Hollie Moore Barnidge Columnist | Opinion


Drivers, put down the phone!

Editor, This is an open letter to the woman driving the tan Honda Odyssey behind me up Highway 17 at 7:30 Tuesday morning to Highway 204, where she turned off and drove east. You were wearing a long-sleeved yellow blouse or sweater, eating a muffin out of your right hand while talking on your cell phone in your left hand.

October 15, 2013 | | Opinion


Slope from triumph to tragedy is slippery

When Peggy Sue went away, just fell off the face of the Earth with no warning or even a holler, we all wondered where she had gone.

October 15, 2013 | By Ronda Rich Columnist | Opinion


Time has come for Congressional intervention

The American public has lost patience with Washington. The question is, now what?

October 15, 2013 | By Lee Hamilton Columnist | Opinion


More tips for toddler travels

Editor, Reading Hollie Moore Barnidge's column "Preparing for air travel with a toddler" reminded me of the days when I flew with my now 21-year-old daughter over to Sweden.

October 11, 2013 | | Opinion


State parks can use all the help they can get

A letter to Georgia's citizens: An estimated 26,000 visitors participated in dozens of events and service projects at Georgia State Parks and Historic Sites on Saturday, Sept. 28. The occasion was "Your State Parks Day," a celebration of National Public Lands Day hosted by Friends of Georgia State Parks and Historic Sites. Our Friends organization sponsored service projects with approximately 3,000 volunteers and underwrote the cost of parking at state parks and admission to state historic sites for the day.

October 10, 2013 | | Opinion


Nation, community need jobs

Editor, I admire candidates who take the time to reach each and every voter with a personal face-to-face discussion concerning their plans to carry our city forward. Door-to-door campaigning is no easy task.

October 10, 2013 | | Opinion


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Fighting child abuse, neglect should be priority

April is Child Abuse Prevention Month in Georgia, as proclaimed by Gov. Nathan Deal. Child abuse is a subject I don't like to think about, let alone write about, and you probably would just as soon not read about. But it is there, and we need to acknowledge it and demand some solutions.

April 10, 2014 | By Dick Yarbrough Columnist | Opinion


Lawmakers want guns in more places

In the Georgia Legislature, even a relatively simple bill can turn into one of the most important pieces of legislation that is considered.

April 09, 2014 | By State Sen Buddy Carter Special to the News | Opinion


Swarm of gnat nation has arrived

The swarm of gnat nation has arrived

April 09, 2014 | By Vic Waters Columnist | Opinion


Beards are making a comeback

I have something I haven't had since I was in my early 20s. In fact, one of my favorite pictures taken in 1980 with my sister exposes it very well.

April 08, 2014 | By Rich DeLong Columnist | Opinion


No point fighting desire to help others

They all come with some kind of a price and all with a certain amount of disappointment, but still, Rodney keeps trying.

April 08, 2014 | By Ronda Rich Columnist | Opinion


Don't be at kid's beck and call

Call me an old-timer, but moms and dads just did things differently when I was a child. The overall approach to parenting seems to have changed so much. My parents fostered independence in my siblings and me. They wanted us to learn early on that we needed to be able to speak and do things for ourselves, and the sooner we understood that, the better off we'd be.

April 08, 2014 | By Hollie Moore Barnidge Columnist | Opinion


Time to fix government is overdue

In 1965, Wilbur Mills, the chairman of the powerful Ways and Means Committee, brought legislation establishing Medicare and Medicaid to the floor of the U.S. House.

April 07, 2014 | By Lee Hamilton Columnist | Opinion


Women can be great community leaders

March was International Women's Month, and while we are moving into April, it is still worth mentioning that women have been trailblazers in their communities, right alongside their men.

April 04, 2014 | By Craig and Sharon Butts Columnists | Opinion


Washington needs new blood

Editor, I cannot be the only one who is tired of the status quo in Washington, D.C. Primary election time is coming up and we have a tough decision to make. We can either elect somebody who is a career politician like Buddy Carter, or vote for Dr. Bob Johnson, an Army veteran who has never run for public office.

April 03, 2014 | | Opinion


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