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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


You can let us be your newspaper

After more than 53 years in the newspaper business. I have learned that there are three guaranteed ways to avoid criticism. First, you can say nothing. Second, you can do nothing. And third, you can be nothing.

October 09, 2013 | By Bob Tribble Guest columnist | Opinion


State DDS doesn't want you standing in line 3 hours

After a friend told me she recently waited three and a half hours to get her Georgia driver's license renewed and then had to deal with a clerk who could have passed for a robot - and an unhelpful one, at that - I thought this to be a typical example of a bunch of government bureaucrats who don't care because they don't have to.

October 09, 2013 | By Dick Yarbrough Columnist | Opinion


Up for toddler travels?

I apparently did not learn my lesson two weeks ago with the debacle in involving an explosion of Gerber puffed-wheat snacks in church.

October 08, 2013 | By Hollie Moore Barnidge Correspondent | Opinion


Thanks for helping our garden grow

Editor, The staff and residents of Magnolia Manor on the Coast would like to express our sincere gratitude for the very generous support recently received from several groups in the community.

October 08, 2013 | | Opinion


Language being dragged into the gutter

Recently, I was in a bookstore with a friend. We stopped at a table near the front of the store and it was loaded with different books that had such obscene titles that many of the words were expressed as @?*#.

October 08, 2013 | By Ronda Rich Columnist | Opinion


Waste not, want not, a useful reminder

There is a lot going on in the world right now. Usually when I get stuck on what to write about, it is due to a lack of interesting stuff on which to comment. Fortunately there is a buffet of topics making headlines right now. Crazy politics and our government shutdown of course lead the way.

October 08, 2013 | By Rich DeLong Columnist | Opinion


Charges against senator feed negative perception

Despite the rants of publicity-seeking bigots, the blather of Twitter twits and a national news media more interested in scooping the competition than in accurate reporting, the fact is that our American system of justice presumes one is innocent until proven guilty.

October 03, 2013 | By Dick Yarbrough Columnist | Opinion


Learn benefits of health care act

Tuesday marked the beginning of open enrollment for health insurance plans created under the Affordable Care Act. Soon, Georgians will have access to health plans that not only benefit their family's well-being, but also fit within their budgets.

October 03, 2013 | By Andrea Conrad Guest columnist | Opinion


No place for Obamacare right now

The American people are rejecting Obamacare by wide margins. Recent polls in Georgia suggest that more than 57 percent of respondents have an unfavorable view of Obamacare and only 31 percent have a favorable view.

October 02, 2013 | By State Sen. Buddy Carter Special to the News | Opinion


Is our government really dysfunctional

Voters and federal workers are by now getting tired of all these cat-and-mouse games the two political parties in Congress are playing with their livelihoods and with the nation's economy. That includes the government shutdown because of the failure of Republicans and Democrats in the two chambers to find a compromise. Each has an objective and neither minds inflicting suffering on others to try to get its way.

October 02, 2013 | The Brunswick News | Opinion


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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


Bill is victory for Ogeechee River

In May, it will be three years when around 38,000 fish rose belly up in the Ogeechee River from Screven to Bryan County and anywhere else downstream of the Dover-based King American Finishing plant.

March 27, 2014 | | Opinion


Session ends in flurry of activity

The final days of the Georgia General Assembly concluded last week, and much was accomplished this legislative session. There was a flurry of activity as both the House and Senate carefully considered and passed legislation that will now go before Governor Deal for his consideration.

March 26, 2014 | By State Rep. Ron Stephens Special to the News | Opinion


2014 General Assemby draws to close

March 18: Day 39 of the legislative session can be as busy, if not busier, than day 40. Proof of this is the fact that we have 83 bills on the calendar today.

March 26, 2014 | By State Sen. Buddy Carter Special to the News | Opinion


Commandos get scoop on Crimea

Since the policy of the federal government seems to be to snoop on the conversations of private citizens, I thought it would be appropriate if we turned the tables on them. So, I authorized my columnist commandos to infiltrate the White House disguised as teleprompters and get the real scoop on the latest developments in Ukraine.

March 26, 2014 | By Dick Yarbrough Columnist | Opinion


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