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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


Measures to ease traffic can only do good

For anyone driving through Richmond Hill, it's hard not to notice the road work taking place at the intersection of highways 17 and 144.

September 05, 2013 | | Opinion


States should drug test welfare recipients

Editor, Through your paper, I would like to reiterate the necessity of providing substance-abuse tests to all the welfare recipients in every state of our county.

September 05, 2013 | | Opinion


Green Thumb Kids returning to market

"We had so much fun, we have decided to do it again!" say the volunteers of the Richmond Hill Garden Club.

September 04, 2013 | Richmond Hill Garden Club Special to the News | Opinion


Lawmaker with humor is a rare find

Rats! As if creating this profound and pithy prose each week wasn't hard enough, now I have discovered a legislator with a sense of humor. The apocalypse is upon us.

September 04, 2013 | By Dick Yarbrough Columnist | Opinion


Mamas worry about what others think

A major New York publisher sent a review copy of a much-touted novel called "If Jack's In Love." Because I write about the South and because this book had won the Willie Morris Award for Southern fiction, the book's publicist followed up with an email.

September 03, 2013 | By Ronda Rich Columnist | Opinion


Ideology need not reign supreme

As I speak to people about the Congress, one question arises more than any other: Why is Congress gridlocked?

September 03, 2013 | By Lee Hamilton Columnist | Opinion


Senior Safari makes its way to R. Hill

Each September, the Greater Savannah Coalition on Aging holds a fundraising event called Senior Safari, which actually is a number of events rolled into a two-week celebration of, and for, seniors.

September 03, 2013 | By Rich DeLong Columnist | Opinion


Pup hesitantly takes backseat

Before my daughter Reese was born, I had another "baby." For several years, my golden retriever, Abbie, pretty much had it made. My husband and I welcomed her to our home when she was 12 weeks old in September 2007 and wasted no time showering her with affection, toys, treats and walks.

September 03, 2013 | By Hollie Moore Barnidge Columnist | Opinion


Stopping the Obamacare train wreck

If you had any doubt of the disastrous effects of Obamacare, two Georgia companies provided real world examples this week.

August 30, 2013 | By U.S. Rep. Jack Kingston Special to the News | Opinion


Democracy's essential ingredient

For those of us who think and write about democracy, few things are more appealing than a book about how to make it work better. My shelves are groaning with them.

August 29, 2013 | By Lee Hamilton Columnist | Opinion


Review of will reminds that each day is precious

Please indulge me a moment of introspection, and feel free to think along with me. Chances are, what I am going to write may apply to you as well.

August 28, 2013 | By Dick Yarbrough 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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