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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

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

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Fighting child abuse, neglect should be priority

April is Child Abuse Prevention Month in Georgia, as proclaimed by Gov. Nathan Deal. Child abuse is a subject I don't like to think about, let alone write about, and you probably would just as soon not read about. But it is there, and we need to acknowledge it and demand some solutions.

April 10, 2014 | By Dick Yarbrough Columnist | Opinion

Lawmakers want guns in more places

In the Georgia Legislature, even a relatively simple bill can turn into one of the most important pieces of legislation that is considered.

April 09, 2014 | By State Sen Buddy Carter Special to the News | Opinion

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

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