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Review facts on oil exploration

Editor: In a recent Letter to the Editor, the author claimed that the "sky is falling" due to the recent announcement to open up leasing opportunities in the waters around the United States. I don't know what's more egregious, the lack of information behind his arguments or the inflammatory nature and false facts being pushed in his diatribe. I'd like to address some of his concerns and points and present the facts on the matter.

January 27, 2018 | | Opinion


Buddy Carter supports our coast

Editor: There has been quite a bit of back and forth about the recent draft proposal released by Secretary Zinke and the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management setting up possible lease sales for exploration off of our coast. While this is a topic that certainly raises a number of questions, it's time we get personal beliefs out of the way in favor of the facts.

January 26, 2018 | | Opinion


Me, Too crosses pond to I, as well

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

January 26, 2018 | By Argus Hamilton Columnist | Opinion


Facts can be pesky things

Editor: I am a retired Navy Master Chief Petty Officer who has sailed across two of our planets oceans and enjoyed seeing the beauty of marine wildlife.

January 25, 2018 | | Opinion


Economic boom leaving workers behind

As we enter the new year, the economy is booming for big businesses and the stock market is at an all-time high. But many of us have friends, family or neighbors who lost their jobs in 2017 through no fault of their own. Take the 52 workers who lost their jobs at Invista on December 12, two weeks before Christmas, when their carpet factory shut down in Athens because their companion business relocated to Monterey, Mexico.

January 23, 2018 | By State Sen Nan Grogan Orrock and state Rep. Dewey McClain Special to the News | Opinion


Letters about coastal invasion have been inflammatory

Editor: In a recent Letter to the editor, the author claimed that the "sky is falling" due to the recent announcement to open up leasing opportunities in the waters around the United States. I don't know what's more egregious, the lack of information behind his arguments or the inflammatory nature and false facts being pushed in his diatribe. I'd like to address some of his concerns and points and present the facts on the matter.

January 23, 2018 | | Opinion


Georgia lawmakers have unfinished business

Part two of Georgia's two-year legislative session is under way. Weather delays notwithstanding, campaign fundraising for this year's elections is on legislators' minds, so expect a quick 40 days.

January 22, 2018 | By Benita Dodd Guest columnist | Opinion


Yes, take Oprah seriously

If Hillary Clinton could deliver a political speech half as effectively as Oprah Winfrey, she might be president today.

January 20, 2018 | By Rich Lowry Columnist | Opinion


Humor: More immigrants from Norway

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

January 19, 2018 | By Argus Hamilton Columnist | Opinion


More on coming invasion of coast

Editor: There have recently been some interesting events involving the approaching invasion of our coast by seismic testers and oil well drillers.

January 19, 2018 | | Opinion


It takes a village to have a village

As always, I'm a day late and a dollar short when it comes to writing columns for the editorial page.

January 18, 2018 | By Jeff Whitten | Opinion


The new rules of 'engagement'

I guess that you noticed that there was no mistletoe hanging at this year's office Christmas party. There was a reason for this of course. The new manly fear of "persecution-due-to-sexual-harassment."

January 18, 2018 | By Victor Pisano Columnist | Opinion


The coming invasion of our coast

Editor: There have recently been some interesting events involving the approaching invasion of our coast by seismic testers and oil well drillers.

January 15, 2018 | | Opinion


Marsy's Law will help crime victims

When a violent crime occurs in Georgia, the public hears the story of the perpetrator in the local news. However, in the aftermath, victims and their families receive little attention, if any, as they deal with the criminal justice process - traumatized, frightened and with fewer rights than the criminals who harmed them.

January 12, 2018 | By Kay Godwin Guest columnist | Opinion


Letter about sealife hits nail on head

Editor: Roy Hubbard amazingly hits the nail on the head again with his letter "The next time you see the whale."

January 11, 2018 | | Opinion


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Humor: The many faces of Donald Trump

President Trump issued his $2 trillion budget proposal Monday. He pleased Democrats by saluting Black History Month and pleased Republicans by insisting on the wall ...

February 17, 2018 | By Argus Hamilton Columnist | Opinion


Who's benefiting from the growth?

Editor: Richmond Hill and the surrounding area is growing at an unacceptable rate.

February 16, 2018 | | Opinion


A chairman calls it a day

First, I'm personally saddened to hear that Bryan County School Board Chairman Eddie Warren won't run for re-election, not because I think his ...

February 15, 2018 | By Jeff Whitten | Opinion


Senate passes 11 bills

This week in the Senate, we completed legislative day 18, nearing the halfway mark for the session. It was a very productive week with the ...

February 14, 2018 | Sen. Ben Watson Special to the News | Opinion


Hate, humility and social media

I was a late adopter of Facebook. I had a nagging fear that no one would befriend me, and that my Facebook experience would become ...

February 13, 2018 | By Dr. Gary Welton Guest columnist | Opinion


Trump's impure thoughts on Mueller

President Donald Trump has had impure thoughts about special counsel Robert Mueller.

February 12, 2018 | By Rich Lowry Columnist | Opinion


Building walls, curing baldness

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

February 10, 2018 | By Argus Hamilton Columnist | Opinion


Unplanned obsolescence, more

If you haven't met me, know this:

February 10, 2018 | By Jeff Whitten | Opinion


Foster children are pawns, again

I have a great interest in and a little walking-around knowledge of the political process because I have spent a good part of my adult ...

February 09, 2018 | By Dick Yarbrough Columnist | Opinion


Lurching from crisis to crisis, pointing fingers

You are probably asking yourself, "What was that all about?" Just because the government shutdown ended shortly after it began, it doesn't mean that ...

February 06, 2018 | By Bob Franken Columnist | Opinion


Fill out form to support deputies

Editor: Part II. In my previous comments about the sad state of wages for our deputy sheriffs I suggested everyone send a fax to Gov ...

February 02, 2018 | | Opinion


The road that's wider isn't always better

Jan. 26, 2018. Mark that date on your calendar, stick the calendar in a drawer somewhere and wait about a decade.

February 02, 2018 | By Jeff Whitten | Opinion


Response to letters on oil exploration

Editor: It was refreshing to see folks responding to my comments about the perils of seismic testing and subsequent drilling for oil off the Georgia ...

February 02, 2018 | | Opinion


Trump, Clinton and a Texas standoff

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

February 01, 2018 | By Argus Hamilton Columnist | Opinion


Another take on Tump's immigrant stance

The world fell on Donald Trump's head - yet again - when he said in a White House meeting that we should be trying to get ...

January 30, 2018 | By Rich Lowry Columnist | Opinion


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