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Let the buyer beware GREAT plan?

" Let the buyer beware" may be appropriate when considering House Speaker Glenn Richardson's GREAT Plan to eliminate Georgia's property taxes, replacing them with additional sales taxes. An independent study by Georgia State University's Fiscal Research Center suggests another adage, "if it looks to good to be true, it probably is." The study suggests that it is unlikely that Richardson's proposal would raise the revenue needed to cover the loss of property taxes, leaving Georgia with a state budget awash in red ink.

October 31, 2007 | | Opinion


Working women in need get help

Sarahlyn Argrow did not start out under the best of circumstances. In fact, they were horrible by most standards.

October 27, 2007 | April Groves, columnist For the Bryan County News | Opinion


Don't drink the kool aid

Georgia's rain shortfall and dire drought predictions have led to restrictions across the state on outdoor water use even though, as one county water conservation official admitted, "It's like driving on the interstate. You know that speeding is illegal, and you might slow down when you see a police officer on the side of the road, but once you pass him you go back to speeding."

October 27, 2007 | Benita Dodd, Guest Columnist For the Bryan County News | Opinion


A police report brings back memories of the old days

I was reading the police blotters for Wednesday's paper when one of them me smile.

October 27, 2007 | By Jeff Whitten, Editor Bryan County News | Opinion


Are we getting our money's worth?

The filthy lucre that feeds all presidential campaigns

October 27, 2007 | | Opinion


PZ makes right call

You've no doubt heard the cliché before. One man's trash is another man's treasure. The same can be said of development – what is pleasing to one group isn't necessarily going to be pleasing to others. That's apparently the case when it comes to commercial development along Hwy. 144 and the spur in South Bryan.

October 24, 2007 | | Opinion


Audit: state credit cards abused

A warning ought to accompany the 35-page audit of the thousands of state-issued credit cards adrift in state agencies:

October 24, 2007 | | Opinion


Good medicine

We were sitting in the family room shortly after 1 p.m. Friday, eating sandwiches and laughing about something or other. Then my wife's heart stopped beating.

October 24, 2007 | By Bill Shipp Columnist | Opinion


Logan responds to coach's letter

Coach Kim Covington, obviously you are a passionate and caring coach when it comes to your team. I admire that in a coach, I have coached some young folks in the community and they need to know their coaches care for them and will stand up for them. Aside from that I have to take exception to some of what you wrote in the Sept. 26 letter to the editor "Coach irate..."

October 20, 2007 | Terry Logan | Opinion


Group addressing substance abuse

As a part of the Bryan County Family Connection community collaborative, a local Drug Free Coalition is being developed to address substance abuse initially among youth and overtime the entire community.

October 20, 2007 | Tara Jennings | Opinion


Wanted: Water to make gold

My buddies in South Georgia had better watch out. Every time they read another headline about the Mother of All Droughts around Atlanta, they should check their well levels. Legalized water rustling may soon be in vogue.

October 17, 2007 | By Bill Shipp Columnist | Opinion


Shining a light on lead

Recent revelations of lead-contaminated paint on toys imported from China have reinforced the dangers of lead to children's health. They have not, however, highlighted the enormous success and progress made over the past 40 years in reducing that danger.

October 17, 2007 | By Harold Brown Guest Columnist | Opinion


Wetlands and why they’re important

Wetlands are all around us and we need to protect them. Wetlands began disappearing soon after European colonization of the United States. More than half of the 215 million acres of wetlands that existed at the time of settlement have been destroyed. Only 100 million acres remain today. Throughout much of our nation's history, and even today, wetlands were viewed as obstacles to development that should be eliminated. Federal laws provided incentives for draining and destroying wetlands. Only in the last twenty-five years have public and government understanding of the importance of wetlands grown enough to begin to change ...

October 17, 2007 | By Mary Elfner Columnist | Opinion


Not nice people

While driving to work this morning, I was listening to a morning radio show and the deejay talked about how he was robbed over the weekend.

October 17, 2007 | By Jessica Holthaus Columnist | Opinion


You can’t go anywhere anymore

It seems you can't go anywhere these days without a whole bunch of other people cranking up and going with you.

October 13, 2007 | Jeff Whitten Editor, Bryan County News | Opinion


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Tell me what you want to see

As a child who wanted nothing more than to grow up and become a journalist, I used to write stories for and draw out my own homemade "newspapers" to distribute to my family on Sunday mornings at breakfast. I tried to design my publications based on what I thought each of my family members might want to read. Dad's "newspaper" was about sports, and my younger sister's often featured reports on Strawberry Shortcake and her social circle.

September 30, 2014 | By Hollie Moore Barnidge Columnist | Opinion


Kids' safety, health are priorities

Two pretty newsworthy events concerning children made headlines last week in Liberty County.

September 30, 2014 | By Hollie Moore Barnidge Columnist | Opinion


BoE's OK to refurbish track just first step

With the Bryan County Board of Education approval Thursday evening of the $303,000 revitalization of the Richmond Hill High School running track, the RHHS Cross Country/Track & Field Boosters has announced the start of their capital campaign: Richmond Hill Athletic Project (RHAP).

September 30, 2014 | Special to the News | Opinion


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