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Dick Yarbrough: State of my column — Strong and broccoli-free

My fellow Georgians: Now that President Barack Obama has delivered his final soppy State of the Union address (Yay! Hooray!) and Gov. Nathan Deal has given us a nautically themed State of the State address that would have made Moby Dick proud (Ha! Ha! Ha!), I come today to submit to you my annual State of the Column address, better known to many of you as the State of Confusion. (Yay! Clap! Clap! Clap!)

January 23, 2016 | Dick Yarbrough | All viewpoint stories


Dick Yarbrough: School panel did its best for Georgia’s teachers

Dear Georgia public school teachers:

January 16, 2016 | Dick Yarbrough | All viewpoint stories


Dick Yarbrough: Advice to great-grandson — dream big, don’t waste a day

Dear Cameron Charles Yarbrough:

January 09, 2016 | Dick Yarbrough | All viewpoint stories


Dick Yarbrough: Recounting a love story that defied time

Perhaps the most appropriate way to start this year is with a love story - the story of Dr. Raymond Cook, 96, and Dr. Elisabeth Mays Stein Cook, who passed away last week at the age of 94.

January 02, 2016 | Dick Yarbrough | All viewpoint stories


Dick Yarbrough: I wish I had been in Bethlehem long ago

This column has become a Christmas tradition, and I share it with you once again this year. It is dedicated to all who believe.

December 25, 2015 | Dick Yarbrough | All viewpoint stories


Dick Yarbrough: Sometimes, being on the naughty list can be nice

Ring! Ring! Ring!

December 19, 2015 | Dick Yarbrough | All viewpoint stories


Dick Yarbrough: UGA is about much more than just football

As my sweet mama would say, "Things just get curiouser and curiouser." That is the best way to describe the recent events at the University of Georgia - or more specifically - the athletic department at UGA.

December 12, 2015 | Dick Yarbrough | All viewpoint stories


Dick Yarbrough: Don’t just say ‘Merry Christmas,’ live it

Hot Diggity Dog! It is December and that means Christmas is just around the corner.

December 05, 2015 | Dick Yarbrough | All viewpoint stories


Dick Yarbrough: My wife a saint? I can't argue with that

Several of you got a chuckle over my recent observations on a survey from the College of Family and Consumer Sciences at the University of Georgia that says a good way to improve your marriage is to show gratitude to your spouse. As one reader told me, groveling doesn't hurt, either.

November 28, 2015 | Dick Yarbrough | All viewpoint stories


Dick Yarbrough: Says who? Beware media’s shady social media sources

I can't guarantee that I got all the commas where they belong today, but I can guarantee that what you read here is my opinion laid out for all to see.

November 21, 2015 | Dick Yarbrough | All viewpoint stories


Dick Yarbrough: UGA study finds key to marital bliss, thankfully

There are many good things happening at my alma mater, the University of Georgia, these days. Unfortunately, not much of it is occurring on the football field.

November 14, 2015 | Dick Yarbrough | All viewpoint stories


Dick Yarbrough: WHO goes messing with our hogs, that's who

The history revisionists are still busy as a bee trying to rid us of all vestiges of the Old South. That means some brave soul is going to have to tell Wheeler County that they have to change their name because the county is named for Confederate Gen. Joe Wheeler.

November 07, 2015 | Dick Yarbrough | All viewpoint stories


Dick Yarbrough: A newcomer’s guide to Bulldogs vs. Gators

If you have just arrived in our fair state from some alien environment like the planet Krutopia or maybe Vermont, I need to explain to you a cataclysmic event taking place this afternoon in the city of Jacksonville, Fla., which is a suburb of greater metropolitan Brunswick, Ga., much like Vermont is a suburb of Canada.

October 31, 2015 | Dick Yarbrough | All viewpoint stories


Dick Yarbrough: Pair of East Hall Local anglers wet a mean line

I mentioned a few weeks back the TBF/FLW High School Fishing Southeastern Conference Championship tournament scheduled for Lake Lanier.

October 24, 2015 | Dick Yarbrough | Community columnists


Dick Yarbrough: The world didn’t end after all

A group out of Philadelphia that does all its worshiping online - "All right, users, let us bow our heads and Twitter" - said recently that the world was going to end Oct. 7.

October 17, 2015 | Dick Yarbrough | Community columnists


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Dick Yarbrough: Much-loved fried shrimp are back at St. Simons grill

Perhaps this renewed love affair doesn't quite rise to the level of Humphrey Bogart's Rick finding Ingrid Bergman's Ilsa in "Casablanca" ("Of ...

February 06, 2016 | Dick Yarbrough | All viewpoint stories


Dick Yarbrough: State senator wants a helping hand for disabled

Republican state Sen. Fran Millar represents Georgia's 40th District in the north Atlanta suburbs and is not your typical glad-handing, hail-fellow-well-met kind of politician.

January 30, 2016 | Dick Yarbrough | All viewpoint stories


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