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Humor: How to become a Walmart district manager

HOLLYWOOD - God bless America, and how's everybody?

August 31, 2017 | By Argus Hamilton Columnist | Opinion


Time to mothball Confederate statues?

Robert E. Lee wasn't a Nazi, and surely would have had no sympathy for the white supremacist goons who made his statue a rallying point in Charlottesville, Virginia.

August 26, 2017 | By Rich Lowry Columnist | Opinion


Bus driver resigns, here's why

Editor: I am a taxpayer with three homes in Bryan County and I also have driven a school bus for the last 16 years in Richmond Hill, so I have the right to alert all parents of the danger of riding a school bus with no air conditioning.

August 24, 2017 | | Opinion


Humor: ESPN holds Lee out of Charlottesville

HOLLYWOOD - God bless America, and how's everybody?

August 24, 2017 | By Argus Hamilton Columnist | Opinion


If only that lottery hit me

By the time this issue hits our newspaper racks and mailboxes, I expect to be booking a first-class flight to Tahiti because I won Wednesday night's $700 million Powerball jackpot.

August 24, 2017 | By Jeff Whitten | Opinion


Lucky to be alive, and grateful

I owe you an explanation about where I have been or not been - as on these pages. To mangle a bit of Charles Dickens, these could have been the worst of times had it not been for a quick-thinking son, our family doctor who immediately placed me in the intensive care unit at Piedmont Hospital in Atlanta and into the hands of some dedicated professionals there. It is not a stretch to say that had things gone differently - as in slower - we might not be having this conversation today or anytime in the future. It was that close, I have ...

August 18, 2017 | By Dick Yarbrough Columnist | Opinion


Humor: Circus went out of business for lack of clowns

HOLLYWOOD - God bless America, and how's everybody?

August 17, 2017 | By Argus Hamilton Columnist | Opinion


Privileged? Yes

It's time to fess up. I'm white.

August 17, 2017 | Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Opinion


Pragmatism should prevail on spaceport

Realistic assessment of options and alternatives for coastal job-creation do not substantiate support for the Camden spaceport. Wishful thinking only goes so far.

August 15, 2017 | By David Kyler Guest columnist | Opinion


Buddy is no buddy to district

Editor: At the town hall in Homerville last evening, Congressman Carter touted his horn on his recent vote to deny all federal funding for sanctuary cities.

August 15, 2017 | | Opinion


No. 923 why I don't like social media

This column is about nothing in particular. But let's start with Reason No. 923 why I dislike social media: I, like so many others in newspapers, have long since been coerced into having a Facebook page. I'm also occasionally allowed to post things on our newspaper Facebook page, and Wednesday I shared something that rubbed at least one young woman the wrong way to the point she called us out on it.

August 10, 2017 | By Jeff Whitten | Opinion


Humor: Is Dennis Rodman the only one who can save the world?

HOLLYWOOD - God bless America, and how's everybody?

August 10, 2017 | By Argus Hamilton Columnist | Opinion


There's a plan for growth

News that the Bryan County Board of Commissioners is getting to work on its next comprehensive plan may be welcome to all who hope that it'll provide some sanity to growth that's already all but hijacked South Bryan's infrastructure and ticked off at least a vocal minority of its residents. I hope so, too, but won't get my hopes up.

August 05, 2017 | By Jeff Whitten | Opinion


Some on both sides want to stifle the press

A new Economist/YouGov poll shows that 45 percent of Republicans favor using the courts to "shut down" media outlets that publish "biased or inaccurate" reports.

August 04, 2017 | By Eric Schulzke Guest columnist | Opinion


Some on both sides want to stifle the press

A new Economist/YouGov poll shows that 45 percent of Republicans favor using the courts to "shut down" media outlets that publish "biased or inaccurate" reports.

August 04, 2017 | By Eric Schulzke Guest columnist | Opinion


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Reflections on Irma's lessons

It is hard to know what to write about when you have been through the likes of Irma. Maybe it was "only" a tropical storm ...

September 22, 2017 | By Dick Yarbrough Columnist | Opinion


Humor: In land of 400 channels, no show is king

HOLLYWOOD - God bless America, and how's everybody?

September 21, 2017 | By Argus Hamilton Columnist | Opinion


Chairman, clown, PMFL

Welcome to another installment of the Pembroke Mafia Football League meets local politics.

September 21, 2017 | By Jeff Whitten | Opinion


Weather setting new normal for Georgia?

For nearly two decades, Georgia seemed almost bullet proof when it came to hurricanes.

September 19, 2017 | By Jeff Whitten | Opinion


Storm focuses 'what ifs' of disability

My family and I transplanted to the Richmond Hill area almost a full year ago, having moved here four days before Hurricane Matthew hit.

September 17, 2017 | By Bridget Gardiner Guest columnist | Opinion


SPLOST reform needed in Georgia

Georgia's special purpose local option sales tax is an optional 1 percent county sales tax used to fund local capital projects for a county ...

September 15, 2017 | BY Ron Sifen and Benita Dodd Guest columnists | Opinion


Humor: Was Mother Nature a Clinton supporter?

HOLLYWOOD - God bless America, and how's everybody?

September 14, 2017 | By Argus Hamilton Columnist | Opinion


Before (and after) Irma

Editor's note: This column was written in advance of Irma. I'm going to leave it mostly be, but added some post-Irma remarks in ...

September 14, 2017 | By Jeff Whitten Managing Editor | Opinion


Driving, parking and evacuating

Driving continues to be one of my pet peeves since moving down here a little more than two years ago from Michigan.

September 07, 2017 | Ted O'Neil | Opinion




Letter to Editor: An open letter to President Trump

Dear Mr. President:

September 07, 2017 | | Opinion


Consider how best to serve veterans

As President Trump unveils his plan to increase troop levels in Afghanistan, I believe it's important Georgians consider how best to serve our veterans ...

September 03, 2017 | By Hunter Hill Special to the News | Opinion


We need to act to save oceans

Editor: The phytoplankton in the ocean produce 50 to 85 percent of the oxygen in the Earth's atmosphere. No oxygen, no life.

September 02, 2017 | | Opinion


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