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We the Unwashed won't help either side in Syria

Dear Syrian rebels: I thought I'd take a minute to correspond with you as you resume your efforts to overthrow Syrian dictator Bashar Assad.

September 18, 2013 | By Dick Yarbrough Columnist | Opinion


Author's house can't keep me out forever

In the past several years, I have had as much luck visiting the historically preserved home of iconic Southern writer Eudora Welty as I would have had when she was alive. The front door always is shut to me.

September 17, 2013 | By Ronda Rich Columnist | Opinion


Voyager should have been a big story

If this were the world it should be, the front-page, above-the-fold headline on this and other newspapers Friday would have been the Thursday announcement that Voyager 1, a NASA spacecraft launched 36 years ago, had crossed the boundaries of our solar system, becoming mankind's first emissary to the stars.

September 17, 2013 | By Athens Banner Herald | Opinion


Step away from the Velveeta

In typical scatter-brained-mom fashion, I set out last Saturday morning to assemble what was supposed to be an easy dinner in the Crock-Pot, only to realize I forgot one key ingredient.

September 17, 2013 | By Hollie Moore Barnidge Columnist | Opinion


Can U.S. avoid chaos swirling around Syria?

As Washington swirls with proposals, counter-proposals and political brinksmanship in response to diplomatic efforts on Syria, the situation has a lot of people scratching their heads. Couldn't President Obama and Congress have handled this differently?

September 17, 2013 | By Lee Hamilton Columnist | Opinion


Keep a twinkle in your wrinkles

I believe I have said this before, but I have a friend that has a shirt that reads, "Gettin' Old Ain't For Sissies!"

September 16, 2013 | By Rich DeLong Columnist | Opinion


Area welcomes new division commander

Fort Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield, along with the 3td Infantry Division, saw another change of command last month.

September 13, 2013 | By Friends of Fort Stewart/Hunter | Opinion


Interview candidates before giving them a job

As with any job, you have to interview for the position. It should be no different for the candidates who desire to represent the 1st District of Georgia and the state in Washington.

September 12, 2013 | By Sean Register Guest columnist | Opinion


Deciding is tough with broccoli up your nose

It is flattering to have readers tell me I should run for public office.

September 11, 2013 | By Dick Yarbrough Columnist | Opinion


Spiders, snakes are for the birds

Nature and I have not been getting along well lately. I love the outdoors and enjoy all that nature has to offer. But it seems as though we are experiencing an overabundance of nature's creepy-crawly pests.

September 10, 2013 | By Rich DeLong | Opinion


Parents are made differently

Parents enter parenthood in countless ways. Sure, there's the traditional method - get married, have a baby and raise your family. And that's a wonderful way to go about it. But there are all kinds of families out there, and I know that I - for one - sometimes forget that moms and dads are made in more ways than one.

September 10, 2013 | By Hollie Moore Barnidge Columnist | Opinion


Sorely missed church trio found 'better day'

To be downright honest, I never expected to miss him this much. And if the deeper truth be told, perhaps what gets to me isn't just the loss of a singular man, though great and admirable he was.

September 10, 2013 | By Ronda Rich Columnist | Opinion


Celebrate library card month in Bryan

Your Bryan County Libraries at Pembroke and Richmond Hill are celebrating National Library Card Sign-Up Month in September.

September 10, 2013 | By Kate Barker Special to the News | Opinion


What good would come of a strike?

There is a lot of debate in this state and across the rest of the nation over whether the U.S. should get involved in Syria's civil war. Some members of Congress want the country to proceed full speed ahead with sabers out, while others want to tread carefully in the affairs of another Arab nation.

September 09, 2013 | Brunswick News | Opinion


Synthetic pot problem getting worse

On Aug. 23, police in Brunswick reported that eight people got violently ill after smoking an herbal incense called Crazy Clown.

September 05, 2013 | By State Sen. Buddy Carter Special to the 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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