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On Memorial Day

Memorial Day, originally called Decoration Day, is a day of remembrance for those who have died serving our country.

June 08, 2008 | | Opinion


Mayor, chief wrong on HB89

Dear Editor:

June 07, 2008 | | Opinion


Secret of RHHS soccer is getting out

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June 01, 2008 | | Opinion


Odyssey team needs support

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June 01, 2008 | | Opinion


Letter gets FISA issues wrong

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June 01, 2008 | | Opinion


A thief among the dead

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June 01, 2008 | | Opinion


Expensive litterbugs

We just don't get why people litter. But they do, as is all to evident driving around some roads in Bryan County and surrounding areas.

June 01, 2008 | | Opinion


Bright idea

Richmond Hill's decision to begin using motorcycle cops may seem a bit farfetched at first.

May 29, 2008 | | Opinion


Well worth the time

About eight or nine months ago (time flies when you're having fun), I was convinced by News Publisher Mark Griffin that I should apply for a spot in the 2008 Leadership Bryan class.

May 29, 2008 | Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Opinion


Frances Meeks

After more than half a century as a teacher, administrator and public official in the Bryan County school system, Frances Meeks is calling it a career. All of Bryan County should thank her for her service and wish her a long, fulfilling and happy retirement.

May 25, 2008 | | Opinion


Notes from a birdwatcher: Does that bird belong in Richmond Hill?

Simply amazing! That was my reaction to seeing the painted bunting for the first time just two weeks ago. Last summer I was busy unpacking after a long cross-country trip from the West coast, so I missed seeing this "Easter egg" of the birding world. By the time I looked up from underneath the mountain of boxes I was under, they were gone.

May 25, 2008 | Shawn Heifert | Opinion


From a teen: how to make RH better

Dear Editor:

May 18, 2008 | | Opinion


Senator says open dialogue with Georgia DOT is critical

Certainly a major area of concern for motor truckers and the average American family is the high price of gas that is continuing to hamper our economy. Of particular concern to me is the increased cost of diesel fuel and its effects on the trucking industry. I believe this problem underscores our need to invest in a robust domestic fuels infrastructure, focusing on cellulosic biodiesel and other fuels.

May 18, 2008 | | Opinion


If you aren't against it, you must be for it

I'm going to start off by noting I don't know who sent this email Thursday to reporter Jessica Holthaus. She doesn't know who it is either.

May 18, 2008 | Jeff Whitten | Opinion


Response to a column

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May 18, 2008 | | Opinion


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Articles by Section - Opinion


State may get transportation funding right

In politics, you must take advantage of windows of opportunity. Sometimes good ideas are sidetracked by unfortunate events, a bad economy or even personality conflicts among political leaders. Given the risk of delaying decisions, Georgia needs to address its transportation shortfall quickly and practically.

January 22, 2015 | By Kelly McCutchen Guest columnist | Opinion


Column has never been stronger

My fellow Georgians: In order to keep my national certification as a modest and much-beloved columnist, it is required that I submit to you at the first of every year my State of the Column message. (Yay! Clap! Clap! Clap!) I do that gladly today. For one thing, this will be a lot shorter and less boring than the State of the Union address (Boooo!) and, also, we don't have to endure a bunch of fawning politicians trying to be seen on national television. (Yay! Ha! Ha! Ha!)

January 22, 2015 | By Dick Yarbrough Columnist | Opinion


At least one lawmaker supports pre-9/11 veterans, caregivers

Editor, Since Georgia's own Sen. Johnny Isakson voted for discriminating against pre-9/11 veterans and later against ending this discrimination, I've penned and sent the following to then-Senate Veterans' Affairs Chairman Bernie Sanders, I-VT, who introduced the Caregivers Expansion and Improvement Act of 2013:

January 21, 2015 | | Opinion


Things to love about the South abound

It happened the other day. It's funny how things so simple can remind us of things so meaningful, of those sweets that are tucked inside our hearts and unknowingly treasured.

January 20, 2015 | By Ronda Rich Columnist | Opinion


Why rush? Stop and enjoy the day

Two weeks ago, my husband, daughter and I struggled to come up with a fun way to pass a Sunday afternoon. My mother-in-law had just been staying with us, and she left that morning to head back to Florida. Since I'd given our house a good, thorough "pre-mother-in-law-visit" cleaning before she arrived, I was completely caught up on chores and housework.

January 20, 2015 | By Hollie Moore Barnidge | Opinion


Georgia needs fiscal prudence, innovation

With major policy decisions on transportation, education, health care and tax reform on the legislative agenda, Georgia should think beyond the traditional approach of spending more money as the solution for every problem. Focusing on ways to enhance economic opportunity and empower individuals beats doubling down on the status quo.

January 15, 2015 | By Kelly McCutchen Guest columnist | Opinion


Thanks for support of Children's Fund

Editor, On behalf of Bryan County Children's Fund, I would like to take this opportunity to extend our sincere appreciation to everyone who helped to support the program this year. We were able to provide Christmas gifts to over 400 disadvantaged children in our county. This would not have been possible without collaboration and assistance from local churches, businesses, schools, social-service agencies and many others. The communitywide response was overwhelming. We are exceptionally thankful to The Good Ol' Boys, who raised funds through the annual Santa Scramble Golf Tournament and to Pembroke Advanced Communication for use of their space ...

January 15, 2015 | | Opinion


Wounded Warrior Project is too top heavy

Editor, I read Mr. Bruce McCartney's letter to the editor regarding the Wounded Warrior Project. He is totally correct. The project is top-heavy with a greedy group of executives. The top 10 officers have a compensation package from $150,000 to $333,000 a year. The remaining funds are disbursed to over 40 distribution organizations with similar management configurations.

January 14, 2015 | | Opinion


Lawmaker wants to legalize medical marijuana

Allen Peake is a man on a mission. The five-term Republican state representative from Macon is the driving force behind proposed legislation to legalize medical marijuana in Georgia. He may succeed this year after suffering a setback in 2014 when the House and Senate got into a bit of political brinksmanship at the last minute and failed to pass his bill, which had sailed through the House with only four negative votes.

January 14, 2015 | By Dick Yarbrough Columnist | Opinion


Don't apologize for not being 'cool'

My parents, according to the world's definition of "cool," were not. Neither drank, nor did either ever possess a credit card. Groceries and clothing were paid for in cash, utilities paid by check, and the only monthly payments they ever allowed themselves were a mortgage for a house, a short-term loan for another farm, and a couple of cars bought, over time, and paid for quickly.

January 13, 2015 | By Ronda Rich Columnist | Opinion


Congress' spending bill seems anti-conservative

When thinking about the $1.1 trillion spending bill passed by Congress last month, one might ask, "What does Congress have against conservation?"

January 08, 2015 | By Traci Bruckner Guest columnist | Opinion


Elder passes advice to great-grandson

Dear Cameron Charles Yarbrough: For the past 15 years, I have taken the opportunity at the beginning of the New Year to share some advice - first with your dad and his cousins and now with you, my great-grandson. I hope you don't mind and will bear with me. You probably would rather be playing with your Legos and I understand that but maybe something in this letter might make a difference in your life in years to come. I pray that will be so.

January 08, 2015 | By Dick Yarbrough Columnist | Opinion


Wounded Warrior Project is like a scam

Editor, I've been seeing a lot more commercials for the Wounded Warrior Project on television recently, requesting that I send in my $19 per month.

January 07, 2015 | | Opinion


Southerners welcome newcomers from start

A few years ago, the magazine I have long loved - Southern Living - changed. Like most Southerners, I have an aversion to change, which is why our traditions have such stranglehold. We never let go.

January 06, 2015 | By Ronda Rich Columnist | Opinion


Rules hard to enforce on the road

There's nothing like a good, old-fashioned road trip to ensure that good parenting habits and ground rules are not only broken, but stomped to smithereens and tossed out of a (moving car) window.

January 06, 2015 | By Hollie Moore Barnidge | Opinion


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