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As adults, we need to set the example

Authorities haven't said whether speed was a factor in the accident that claimed the lives of three young girls last week near Pembroke while leaving the driver in critical condition in a Savannah hospital.

April 11, 2007 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Opinion


A better idea in practice

The Bryan County school system is widely considered one of the best in the state.

April 10, 2007 | | Opinion


Sunshine week

This week, newspapers and other media outlets across the county are commemorating Sunshine Week.

March 29, 2007 | Jeff Whitten | Opinion


An idea to think about

The recently resurrected idea to move the seat of Bryan County government from Pembroke to Richmond Hill isn't new. Indeed, some south Bryan residents may have wanted to see it done since Fort Stewart opened for business and effectively cut this county in half in the 1940s.

March 21, 2007 | Jeff Whitten | Opinion


In response

Please read the letter to this newspaper on page 5A from several Bryan County commissioners, who chastise this newspaper up one side and down the other for, among other things, failing to mention a major step in the Henderson Park project in a story in last week's paper.

March 21, 2007 | Jeff Whitten | Opinion


The changing face of the BC News

For the past few months, the Bryan County News family has been working on several projects - from gearing up to go twice a week to improving our editorial content and the look of the newspaper. While the latter two projects are ongoing as we constantly seek to make the paper better, we'll begin publishing twice a week on Wednesday, Feb. 28, with our first Saturday issue scheduled to get to readers March 3.

March 02, 2007 | Jeff Whitten | Opinion


A true loss

Liberty County suffered the loss of at least four of its oldest live oak trees this week - symbols of Georgia's beauty and heritage.

March 02, 2007 | | Opinion


Note on going twice a week

If you checked out the front page of today's Bryan County News, what I'm about to announce is no surprise.

February 23, 2007 | Jeff Whittenn Editor | Opinion


Editorial: Democracy at work

It appears democracy is alive and well in Bryan County. It just takes a little work, sometimes.

February 23, 2007 | Jeff Whitten | Opinion


Predators are on the prowl

To understand the Georgia General Assembly, think of it this way: It is a convention of wolves. The wolves howl together for 40 days each year in Atlanta with a single purpose: to consider what they can do next to the sheep.

February 23, 2007 | Bill Shipp Columnist | Opinion


Editorial: A bright future

Last week, the Rev. Francys Johnson took a big step toward a bright future on a national scale when he assumed the position of national regional director for the NAACP's Southeast region.

February 23, 2007 | Jeff Whitten | Opinion


Win in Iraq requires determinatino

America's stiff upper lip is starting to quiver. At least that's what one may deduce from many of the noises coming from the halls of Congress these days. Resolutions attempting to undermine President Bush could be dismissed as ordinary political posturing if not for the demoralizing effect it has on our troops serving in Iraq.

February 16, 2007 | Paul Morin Columnist | Opinion


See Jane run the Democrats

If you believe the story in Atlanta's rapidly deteriorating major daily, then the Georgia Democratic Committee elected former state Rep. Jane Kidd as chairperson last weekend mainly to attract women voters to the Democratic Party.

February 16, 2007 | Bill Shipp Columnist | Opinion


Editorial: Speak up for the marshes

It is almost time for the newest addition to North Bryan County's Interstate Centre Industrial Park to open for business.

February 16, 2007 | Jeff Whitten | Opinion


Hopefully a lesson learned

The more we know about the incident at Richmond Hill High School last week involving a student in need of medical attention, EMS and city fire fighters, the less we understand it.

February 11, 2007 | The Bryan County News | Opinion


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Supports Carter

Editor; As a small business owner, a longtime resident of the area, and the former campaign manager for third-place finisher John McCallum, I am very interested in the current campaign to replace Jack Kingston. I believe that Buddy Carter is the right choice for my fellow voters in the First Congressional District.

July 14, 2014 | | Opinion


Water rule leaves Ga. farmers in limbo

As a matter of course and of principle, we generally support laws enacted to make our world, particularly our water and air, cleaner and safer for human needs.

July 14, 2014 | Columbus Ledger-Enquirer | Opinion


Polarized and not working well

We Americans are trapped in a political dilemma. We all like representative democracy, but we don't much like the way it's performing.

July 14, 2014 | By Lee Hamilton Guest Columnist | Opinion


Supports Kingston, Johnson

Editor; Since 1993 Jack Kingston has been our voice in Washington from Georgia's First Congressional District.

July 14, 2014 | | Opinion


Shaking one's head in mild amazement

MOULTRIE - I have often used the written expression "go figure." It's kind of like shaking your head in mild amazement.

July 14, 2014 | By Dwain Walden Guest Columnist | Opinion


Don't you get beat by the summer heat

Summer definitely has arrived, as the temperature continues to rise.

July 14, 2014 | By Rich DeLong | Opinion


State still leads on immigration

Politically speaking, perhaps the biggest news story this election cycle is the historic loss of U.S. House Majority Leader Eric Cantor in a primary election.

July 10, 2014 | By State Sen Buddy Carter Special to the News | Opinion


Renewables offset high gas prices

As Americans hop in their cars this summer, gasoline prices are at a six-year high. Thanks to surging demand and continued turmoil in Iraq, gas is quickly approaching $4 per gallon.

July 10, 2014 | By Bob Dinneen Guest columnist | Opinion


Village resident is proud of it

Editor; It's about time Richmond Hill City Council is seeking ways to ease drainage problems in our neighborhoods with the purchase of 24.75 acres of swamp land from Mulberry Co., LLC. I believe the purchase of this land when developed for recreational use will definitely be an asset to the city.

July 10, 2014 | | Opinion


Polls and pests all in same business

With the July 22 runoff elections fast approaching, I called Junior E. Lee, general manager of the Yarbrough Worldwide Media and Pest Control Company in Greater Garfield, Georgia, to get his thoughts on the various races and to see who he thinks will make it to the finals of the November general election and who will be eliminated this round.

July 09, 2014 | By Dick Yarbrough Columnist | Opinion


Thoughts on Ogeechee, riverkeeper

Ogeechee Riverkeeper Day is Saturday over at Loves Seafood. That's a good thing.

July 09, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten | Opinion


Braves still a mystery at halfway point

"Roll up! Roll up for the Magical Mystery Tour! Step right this way!"

July 08, 2014 | Denton Ashway Special to the News | Opinion


Thoughts inspired while working out

I made my first visit to the workout gym in over a year the other day. As most of my readers know I like to perform my fitness regimen in my garage where it is private, easily accessible…and most important - free! I happened to be out of town and could not fit my garage in my suitcase, so I decided to make a visit to the local gym for some climate-controlled exercise. Who knew exercising in an air-conditioned room could be so nice.

July 08, 2014 | By Rich DeLong | Opinion


More transparency needed, still

As lawmakers continue debating ethics and transparency in Georgia government, with the hourglass emptying fast on the 2013 session, yet another independent nonprofit think tank has given the state a less than encouraging grade.

July 08, 2014 | By Columbus Ledger-Enquirer | Opinion


Improving FOIA will make it easier for everyone to access gov't

Earlier this year, the Veterans Affairs Administration denied the Tampa Tribune's Freedom of Information Act request for the names of VA hospitals where veterans died because of delays in medical screenings. To hide this information, the VA used the "pre-decisional" exemption, simply stating that the requested documents were "preliminary" communications and could thus be withheld. This misapplication was not an isolated incident. Agency use of this b(5) catch-all exemption has skyrocketed to more than 12 percent of all FOIA requests, often to prevent embarrassment or hide errors and failures–ignoring President Obama's clear instructions to the contrary ...

July 03, 2014 | By Nate Jones Special to the News | Opinion


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