Articles from the Opinion columns section archive

Saturday, Aug 30, 2014

Guest Column: Being a Girl Scout volunteer can have a huge community impact

We can't wait for you to become a Girl Scout volunteer!
By Sue Else

Saturday, Aug 23, 2014

Guest Column: Augusta is a 'premiere' destination -- so get on up and sing it, everyone!

Please continue to support those who have the vision to, as the Tuskegee Airmen told us, "look far beyond our supposed station in life."
By Bryan Williams

Guest Column: Radical Islamist action rekindles possibility of Kurdish independence

The recent onslaught of ISIS militants has resurrected fresh conversations about Kurdish independence.
By E. Randall Floyd

Guest Column: Sales and use tax on ballot would benefit Aiken County schools greatly

We look forward to having informed conversations about the election, and having an opportunity to share the achievements of Aiken County public schools.
By Elizabeth Everitt, Ph.D.

Monday, Aug 18, 2014

Column: Say 'no' to higher taxes

The mayor and commission should show some backbone, just say "no" to the property tax increase and act like grown-ups with money they did not earn.
By Bob Young

Saturday, Aug 16, 2014

Guest Column: Discussion on city finances must move to the next level

What certainly can detract from a positive trajectory is the uncertainty of the financial condition of Augusta-Richmond County.
By Susan E. Parr, GCCEand Larry Jones

Guest Column: Retelling the past can be harder than you think

Interpreting the data means that I apply my own life experience to James Brown's.
By Naeemah Clark, Ph.D.

Column: Successful, high-performing organizations rely on seven essentials

If you are interested in knowing what it takes to build and sustain high performance in your business, church, community or family, read on.
By Jeff Foley

Monday, Aug 11, 2014

Guest Column: Kroc Center strives to meet area's needs

The Kroc Center, like a Bible in your home, will be transformative only if you use it.
By John Sebby

Saturday, Aug 9, 2014

Column: Attention football fans: Event in Atlanta to honor military's gridiron might

The move of the College Football Hall of Fame to Atlanta is a strong indicator that the center of gravity of college football has moved to the Southeast.
By Perry Smith

Guest Column: Savannah River Site is a national treasure, and we must use it wisely

Overall, this looks like a good starting point for SRS to develop new missions.
By Donald N. Bridges, Ph.D.

Guest Column: Past generations of so-called 'unattended' children turned out just fine

We could just stop and think: "There but for the grace of God go I."
By Gwen Fulcher Young

Sunday, Aug 3, 2014

Guest Column: My prayer for Paine

Unfortunately, the many positive accomplishments at Paine never receive great press.
By Matthew Hutcherson and Ph.D.

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Guest Column: Rediscovery: Monetary policy often is not sufficient to spark economy

We need vast "structural reform." But our current policies move us in the opposite direction.
By William Beranek, Ph.D.

Guest Column: No smoke, but there could be fire: E-cigarettes might not be the answer

The public, government regulators or even the health-care community have no clear understanding of what the consequences of e-cigarettes might be.
By Samir N. Khleif, M.D.

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Column: Georgia Military College has bright future, especially under new leader

Georgia Military College is a great place to learn and to grow.
By Perry Smith

Column: Georgia's U.S. Senate candidates should get serious about the deficit

Georgia deserves a responsible discussion on how to balance federal revenues and spending. We haven't heard one yet.
By Ed Conant

Column: Is racism the problem in Augusta's government? No -- it's everything but

Government discourse has gotten way too contentious - and personal.
By Bob Young

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Guest Column: Habersham County drug raid disaster highlights need for police reform

How many more casualties must the drug war claim before public officials finally agree that enough is enough?
By Andrew Gargano

Column: Another brave Dyess exemplifies extraordinary heroism

The first person to tell the story of Japanese atrocities was an Army Air Corps pilot named Ed Dyess.
By Perry Smith

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