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Dick Yarbrough: Inspired by Dr. Cook, a true lover of words

If you are a regular observer of this space, you are no doubt familiar with the story I am about to share. I have told it several times over the years. With your indulgence, I would like to tell it again. It is about seeking out a college professor to thank him for turning my life around.

July 29, 2017 | Dick Yarbrough | All viewpoint stories


Dick Yarbrough: Bullies on both sides should let the Civil War end

My son, a learned philosopher, says of an impending competition between two football teams he particularly dislikes: "May they play a zero-zero tie in the mud."

July 22, 2017 | Dick Yarbrough | All viewpoint stories


Dick Yarbrough: Lowering the boom on an ISIS recruit

KNOCK! KNOCK! "Sir, you wanted to see me?"

July 15, 2017 | Dick Yarbrough | All viewpoint stories


Dick Yarbrough: Skeeter Skates is a man ahead of his time

I don't need Caller ID to know when Skeeter Skates is calling. The phone has a different kind of sound to it, like very impatient. That's to be expected. Skeeter Skates, owner of Skeeter Skates Plow Repair and Stump Removal in Ryo, Ga., is an impatient man. I guess it goes with the business.

July 08, 2017 | Dick Yarbrough | All viewpoint stories


Dick Yarbrough: 'Opportunity' school group earns an ‘F’ on education

Oh, barf. The Georgia Center for Opportunity - whatever that is - has come out with a report card, giving As and A-pluses to cut-and-run legislators who want to promote private school scholarships with public money rather than deal with the societal problems our schools face.

July 01, 2017 | Dick Yarbrough | All viewpoint stories


Dick Yarbrough: Some people prove ‘you can’t fix stupid’

So what possessed comedian Kathy Griffin to post a picture of herself holding the decapitated and bloody head of the president?

June 24, 2017 | Dick Yarbrough | All viewpoint stories


Dick Yarbrough: Teachers have earned break from cut-and-run crowd

Dear Georgia's Public Schoolteachers:

June 10, 2017 | Dick Yarbrough | All viewpoint stories


Dick Yarbrough: Farewell to the world's greatest preacher

In my book, the word "unique" is an absolute. There is no "kind of" unique or "somewhat" unique. Unique is unique. Unmatched. Unequalled. Nonpareil. One of a kind. Dr. G. Gilman Watson is unique. There is absolutely nobody like him.

June 03, 2017 | Dick Yarbrough | All viewpoint stories


Dick Yarbrough: A day spent with local heroes is as good as it gets

Sometimes things come together better than peanut butter and jelly.

May 27, 2017 | Dick Yarbrough | Columnists


Dick Yarbrough: No fake news, broccoli nor opera arias here

According to our tweeter-in-chief, there is a lot of fake news running around these days. I think he is talking about the national television networks and the navel-gazers at The New York Times and the Washington Post. I don't think he is talking about me, but who can be sure what is going on inside this guy's cranium?

May 20, 2017 | Dick Yarbrough | All viewpoint stories


Dick Yarbrough: It insults hogs when you compare them to politicians

A few years ago, I decided that what this country needed was an organization that specialized in both in-depth analysis of major political developments as well as pest control.

May 13, 2017 | Dick Yarbrough | Columnists


Dick Yarbrough: Repaying a debt I owe UGA and the Grady College

There are few people, places or things for which I have more passion than the University of Georgia and the Henry W. Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication there.

May 06, 2017 | Dick Yarbrough | Columnists


Dick Yarbrough: The sausage of politics blocks help for kids

There is a saying that the two things you don't want to see made are law and sausage. Sometimes, they are hard to tell apart.

April 29, 2017 | Dick Yarbrough | Columnists


Dick Yarbrough: A salute to Georgia's special first ladies

You may have read about the sudden resignation of Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley last week. The "Luv Guv," as he was known in the local media, was facing impeachment proceedings for campaign finance violations and allegations of some boy-girl hanky-panky with one of his top aides.

April 22, 2017 | Dick Yarbrough | Columnists


Dick Yarbrough: We should all remember Easter’s message

Continuing a long-standing Easter Week tradition in this space:

April 15, 2017 | Dick Yarbrough | Columnists


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Dick Yarbrough: Feeling grateful and lucky to be alive

I owe you an explanation about where I have been or not been - as on these pages. To mangle a bit of Charles Dickens, these ...

August 19, 2017 | Dick Yarbrough | All viewpoint stories


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