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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 and participating municipalities. Thirty-two years after lawmakers passed the SPLOST law, lessons learned prove the SPLOST is sorely in need of some updates.

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 italics and parenthesis. Thanks for reading.

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 once they return home.

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


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


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Articles by Section - 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 ...

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 ...

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


Funniest jokes of 2017, part 2

HOLLYWOOD - God bless America, and how's everybody? It's time for a week of the funniest jokes of 2017, our annual Year-in-Review.

January 11, 2018 | By Argus Hamilton Columnist | Opinion


Bottom line on tax bill

To listen to the Democrats, the American middle class will be lucky to survive the Republican tax bill.

January 06, 2018 | By Rich Lowry Columnist | Opinion


Welcome to the year of the Dog

2018 is the Year of the Dog. That is, if you're Asian and follow the Chinese zodiac. It rotates between the Rat, Ox, Tiger ...

January 06, 2018 | By Bob Franken Columnist | Opinion


Next time you see a whale...

Editor: The picture of the whale breaching on the front page of your Dec. 28 edition of the paper is a once in a lifetime ...

January 05, 2018 | | Opinion


New approach to an old problem

Why would we try solving society's most ancient problems with worn-out solutions? Sexual harassment and assault are as old as any issue can get ...

December 31, 2017 | By Bob Franken Columnist | Opinion


Give Trump credit where it is due

Republicans have tried, on and off, to open the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge for oil drilling since the 1980s. The effort has always engendered intense ...

December 30, 2017 | By Rich Lowry Columnist | Opinion


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