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As the dust settles

My column is a little bit late this time because I wanted the dust to settle on the local mayoral election. It's still settling as of this writing.

November 09, 2009 | Victor Pisano Columnist-At-Large | Opinion


Mecury in local fish pose health risk to kids

A recent study by the United States Geological Survey (USGS) found that mercury was prevalent in fish throughout the US, but blackwater streams, like those tea-colored rivers found in southeast Georgia, were among the most loaded with this dangerous pollutant. This research backs up something researchers have known for a long time. The waters of these rivers convert mercury from sources like coal-fired power plants into its most toxic form, methylmercury.

October 31, 2009 | By Dr. Keith Seibert for the Bryan County News | Opinion


Transparency welcome

U.S. Senator Johnny Isakson (R-Ga.) announced Monday that he is co-sponsoring legislation "that would make the text and cost of all legislation publicly available on the internet at least 72 hours before senators debate or vote on the proposal," according to a press release from the senator's office.

October 28, 2009 | | Opinion


Take advantage, vote

The upcoming election in Richmond Hill is important for a number of reasons, not least of which is it gives voters an opportunity to help shape the future of their city. That is not an endorsement of any particular candidate nor viewpoint, but rather a simple truth. Those who are running for office likely have differences of opinion, policy and leadership style. They will obviously have different visions of what they believe Richmond Hill is and what it should become.

October 24, 2009 | Bryan County News Opinion | Opinion


Good festival

It appears from all accounts the 11th annual Richmond Hill-Bryan County Chamber of Commerce Great Ogeechee Seafood Festival was a big success on a number of fronts.

October 21, 2009 | | Opinion


The charity of a stranger

Random acts of kindness can go a long way.

October 17, 2009 | By Jenna Carpenter Bryan County News Intern | Opinion


1984 is finally here

One of the books we were all forced to read in high school was George Orwell's "1984." As most folks know, it's about government as an omnipotent "big brother" that keeps a surveillance on its citizenry and controls each individual, even down to their thoughts. No one could challenge the supreme leader. In the book, the people's will and independent thoughts are neutralized.

October 03, 2009 | Victor Pisano Columnist-At-Large | Opinion


Emails vs. English, with LOL

I have a complaint to make. I'm beginning to hate Emails.

October 02, 2009 | Victor Pisano Columnist-At-Large | Opinion


'It's only a cat?'

Dear Editor:

September 30, 2009 | | Opinion


Another tax hearing

It was good to see the public get involved in the process of government this week. It's too bad it doesn't happen more often, but that's an editorial for another day.

September 26, 2009 | | Opinion


Shame on you

By David Freeman

September 19, 2009 | By David Freeman Guest columnist | Opinion


Don't lower these standards

By Ed Hooper

September 19, 2009 | By Ed Hooper Special to the News | Opinion


Remember

We join with those who mourn the loss of Captain Matthew Freeman, the Marine pilot killed Friday in Afghanistan, and our sympathies go out to his family and friends. We know full well there is nothing we can do to help ease their pain.

August 12, 2009 | Jeff Whitten | Opinion


A Q&A with Sean Register

Please tell our readers a little bit about yourself and how you came to be involved in the Bryan County Development Authority.

August 11, 2009 | Jeff Whitten | Opinion


School’s in

It seems like summer really just started, but Friday marks the beginning of a brand new school year for thousands of students.

August 05, 2009 | Jeff Whitten | Opinion


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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


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


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