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How to improve future sessions

One of the more amazing spectacles in the days after the government shutdown ended was the obsession in Washington with who won and who lost in the showdown. Yes, the capital is focused on next year's elections, but honestly! There was only one real loser, and that was the American people.

October 29, 2013 | By Lee Hamilton Columnist | Opinion


Don't wait for retirement, serve now

I was talking to Siri the other day - you know, that voice on your Apple smartphone that helps you with directions, tells you who's winning the football game and will also take memos for you and then store them on your iPhone.

October 29, 2013 | By Rich DeLong Columnist | Opinion


Car show cancellation disappointing

Editor, This is to the committee of the Richmond Hill seafood festival. The Saturday morning of the festival, my 5-year-old grandson and son-in-law, both natives of Black Creek, arrived for the annual car show that had been advertised on the website only to find out it had been canceled.

October 28, 2013 | | Opinion


Garden Club thankful for support

The Richmond Hill Garden Club's 14th annual Pumpkin Patch held in early October was a great success thanks to the generous support of local citizens. The garden club is truly grateful to those who attended and those who helped us publicize and arrange the occasion.

October 24, 2013 | By Gloria Sharin Guest columnist | Opinion


Junior analyzes reaction to shutdown

I called Junior E. Lee, general manager of the Yarbrough Worldwide Media and Pest Control Company in greater Garfield to see what kind of reactions he was getting from the public to the recent shutdown of the federal government.

October 24, 2013 | By Dick Yarbrough Columnist | Opinion


Chamber, committee does it again with festival

If you were at J.F. Gregory Park on Saturday, it will be no great surprise to hear that attendance numbers for this year's Great Ogeechee Seafood Festival were up this year compared to last. Droves of people poured through entrance gate all day Saturday, letting up only for what amounted to less than an hour of rain showers.

October 23, 2013 | | Opinion


Answering the junk-mail call

I went to my mailbox the other day and was surprised to find absolutely nothing inside.

October 22, 2013 | By Rich DeLong Columnist | Opinion


Midway offers spooky adventure

On Saturday, plenty of area residents will enter the graveyard across the street from the Historic Midway Church. Yes, it is again time for the Midway Museum-sponsored cemetery tour.

October 22, 2013 | By Len Calderone Columnist | Opinion


Old bowl symbolizes famly history

Just as my husband, Tink, started up the stairs, stepping slowly and carefully to keep the contents of his bowl and coffee cup from sloshing, I appeared around the corner. I paused, watched and debated silently whether to speak.

October 22, 2013 | By Ronda Rich Columnist | Opinion


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


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Articles by Section - 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


Irritating, you got to love it

Even by my impossibly high standards, this has been a good week. It began with a whack upside the head from a reader in South Georgia after I opined that those who want to change the way we teach our children in public schools ought to have their kids in public schools. I was referring to the efforts led by Sen. William Ligon, R-Brunswick, to overturn the Common Core curriculum in the recent legislative session.

April 02, 2014 | By Dick Yarbrough Columnist | Opinion


April is Month of the Military Child

Editor, April marks the nation's "Month of the Military Child" - a time to honor youth and their service to our country. On Tuesday, April 15, as a visible way to show support and thank military children for their strength and sacrifices, the public is invited to "Purple Up! For Military Kids." Everyone in the community is encouraged to wear purple shirts, scarves, shoes, buttons and pants. If it's purple, or can be turned purple, make it happen.

April 01, 2014 | | Opinion


Bike lanes make sense and dollars

I was unable to attend the recent hearing on the Highway 144 widening project. I am pretty excited about the project and glad to see the investment in the infrastructure of Richmond Hill.

April 01, 2014 | By John Cameron Guest columnist | Opinion


Losing friends hurts; laughter will return

It happened recently - the 20th anniversary of stock-car racer Davey Allison's death. Maybe you remember him. Maybe you don't. But I shall never forget him.

April 01, 2014 | By Ronda Rich Columnist | Opinion


Put kids' safety above all else

There is nothing more important than the safety and protection of innocent children. Not constitutional rights, not animal rights, not thoughts, opinions, feelings or political beliefs. The lives of children must be given top priority.

April 01, 2014 | By Hollie Moore Barnidge Columnist | Opinion


Spring should have sprung by now

In 1984, I moved to South Florida from the Keystone State, Pennsylvania. Five years later, after graduating from college, getting married and having our first child, I and my newly formed family moved to South Georgia, where we have lived for the last 22 years.

March 31, 2014 | By Rich DeLong Columnist | Opinion


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