Articles from the Opinion columns section archive

Saturday, Jan. 10, 2015

Guest Column: Increased oversight needed for troubled guardian ad litem program

At the heart of this matter are children - those people without voice and power whom guardians are empowered to represent.
By Julia Bloodworth

Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2015

Column: How do we respond?

What kind of world are we going to live in? Will we allow the intolerant radical Islamic bullies to decide for us what we can read and what we can't?
By Rick McKee

Saturday, Jan. 3, 2015

Column: Georgia's new faces in Congress should brace for many challenges

These four lawmakers represent all of us, and we wish them courage and wisdom as they discharge the duties of the office they are about to enter.
By Ed Conant

Column: Saving Augusta's old buildings is splendid way to preserve history

The people, places and events that define our city are worth remembering. Saving an old building is one way.
By Bob Young

Column: Harnessing awesome power of thank-yous has far-reaching benefits

People of all ranks love to be recognized for their hard work, and a thank-you from the big boss can be very special.
By Perry Smith

Sunday, Dec. 28, 2014

Guest Column: Veto violence in America: Crime and its causes require everyone to act

The crime of murder in Augusta has shaken the foundation of peace for years. We have had as many as three-dozen murders in a single year during the past decade.
By The Rev. Larry Fryer

Guest Column: Nonprofit committed to 'Turn Back the Block' in historic Harrisburg

With so many headlines telling of selfishness and destruction, hate and violence, is it any wonder we can resist the urge to throw up our hands and shout, "Why even try?" But once in a while, that ...
By Anne Catherine Murray

Guest Column: The Jimmie Dyess Symposium: If you've got questions, I've got the answers

When is the next Jimmie Dyess Symposium? It is coming up soon - 5 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 8, 2015, at the Augusta Museum of History. Attendance is free. Who will be honored? Medal of Honor recipient ...
By Perry Smith

Sunday, Dec. 21, 2014

Guest Column: Just horsing around: CSRA's roots in the equine industry run deep

There is no metro area that can match the rich mixture of equine events that we have here in the CSRA.
By Lowell Dorn

Guest Column: Many people join forces to help ensure veterans' success in civilian life

I encourage you to join me in ensuring the continued success of USC Aiken in serving our veteran and military students.
By W. Thomas Matthews

Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014

Column: Awards dinner offers a chance to say 'thank you'

I recently had the pleasure of playing host to the Augusta Partnership for Children annual meeting and Visionary Awards dinner.
By Cher Best

Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2014

Guest Column: The way forward on downtown parking is clear, and twofold

The downtown economy is still fragile and does not need the chaos, real or perceived, of parking meters.
By Bryan Haltermann

Sunday, Dec. 14, 2014

Column: Answers to last week's Delphi exercise offer possible peeks into our future

Perhaps by stretching your minds out to the future, you may be able to make better strategic decisions.
By Perry Smith

Guest Column: A true gold standard would re-establish American fiscal responsibility

While it is difficult to conceive of politicians voluntarily relinquishing their power to micromanage our economy, I remain optimistic.
By William Beranek Ph.D.

Guest Column: Is a certificate of need needless? Hospital issue still ripe for debate

Clearly this is still another issue with room for reasonable people to disagree.
By Craig Kerins. M.D.

Sunday, Dec. 7, 2014

Column: The next 20 years: Delph exercise helps people bring future into focus

Delphi exercises are especially powerful.
By Perry Smith

Guest Column: CSRA shouldn't allow Paine College to waver in its academic mission

Paine must continue on a path of significance in this community, the state, the nation and the world.
By Frank G. Roberson, Ph.D.

Guest Column: Columbia County food pantries feed a need not everyone knows about

We appreciate all the support given to Columbia County Cares.
By David Iverson

Sunday, Nov. 30, 2014

Guest Column: Capitalism has been long deprecated, but its spirit takes a deserved bow

The primary thrust of Western social organizations is some form of free-market capitalism.
By William Beranek, Ph.D.
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