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What’s in a name? Plenty

Where is the Hick Anti-Defamation League now that we need them? What has happened to the HADL passion?

October 31, 2007 | By Bill Shipp, Columnist For the Bryan County News | Opinion


Time to curb underaged drinking

Today, nearly 10.8 million youth ages 12-20, are underage drinkers!

October 31, 2007 | By Tara Jennings, Family Connections For the Bryan County News | Opinion


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


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Humor: ...by the peephole, for the peephole

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

April 20, 2018 | By Argus Hamilton Columnist | Opinion


When there's not much else to do

Because there is not much else to do while behind the wheel, I like to think of myself as a law-abiding pillar of my community ...

April 19, 2018 | By Jeff Whitten | Opinion


Random thoughts on preachers, politics and sweet Vidalia onions

Well, the more things change, the more they stay the same.

April 19, 2018 | Dick Yarbrough | Opinion


We need a law against more laws

Do we need any more lawmakers?

April 14, 2018 | By Victor Pisano Columnist | Opinion


You can't swing a medium sized cat...

I hate this time of year. I love this time of year.

April 13, 2018 | By Jeff Whitten | Opinion


Humor: Zuckerberg's role in history is safe

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

April 12, 2018 | By Argus Hamilton Columnist | Opinion


The teenage demagogues?

All you needed to know about student activist David Hogg's speech at the "March for Our Lives" in Washington, D.C., was that he ...

April 10, 2018 | By Rich Lowry Columnist | Opinion


Session's winners and losers

The second half of Georgia's biennial legislative session that ended March 31 turned out to be surprisingly more intensive than expected.

April 10, 2018 | By Benita Dodd Guest columnist | Opinion


Facebook's targeting can be dangerous

It's heartening to see, in the wake of the Cambridge Analytica revelations, growing skepticism about how Facebook handles data and data privacy. But we ...

April 09, 2018 | By Rachel Goodman Guest columnist | Opinion


Humor: Tiger Woods back at the Masters

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

April 07, 2018 | By Argus Hamilton Columnist | Opinion


Thanks to all for a fun day

Editor: We would like to thank the community for coming out and allowing us to serve you at this year's 12th Annual Easter Extravaganza ...

April 05, 2018 | | Opinion


Evil, crummy, rotten liberal media

I would rather be writing about impact fees and Bryan County Commissioner Noah Covington's luxuriantly commemorative Make North Bryan Great Again beard, since both ...

April 05, 2018 | By Jeff Whitten | Opinion


Senate ends session with budget bill

The 154th General Assembly has officially come to completion and it was a great honor to represent you in the state Senate again this year ...

April 03, 2018 | Sen. Ben Watson | Opinion


A late but heartfelt remembrance of Zell Miller

An unalterable deadline does not allow me to comment on certain events as quickly as I would like. Also, it is my policy to avoid ...

April 03, 2018 | Dick Yarbrough | Opinion


Plant Vogtle: crown jewel or sow's ear?

When Georgia utility regulators last December gave the Georgia Power Company a green light to keep charging customers to build two nuclear power plants at ...

April 02, 2018 | By Peter A. Bradford Guest columnist | Opinion


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