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Dick Yarbrough: Keeping 2017 expectations low, resolutions reasonable

The only thing more useless than socks on a pig are New Year's resolutions. Our intentions are applaudable, but our follow-through usually leaves a bit to be desired.

December 31, 2016 | Dick Yarbrough | Columnists


Dick Yarbrough: We’ve lost our sense of Christmas wonder

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

December 24, 2016 | Dick Yarbrough | Columnists


Dick Yarbrough: Here's hoping Santa fills teachers' stockings

Dear Santa Claus:

December 17, 2016 | Dick Yarbrough | Columnists


Yarbrough: Gainesville community will back Wilheits in time of trouble

Philip Wilheit is a man of no small influence in our state. A community leader and a successful business man - he is president and CEO of Wilheit Packaging in Gainesville - Wilheit is also one of Gov. Nathan Deal's oldest and closest friends and advisers. He served as chairman of Deal's first gubernatorial campaign in 2010 and now sits as a member of the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia.

December 09, 2016 | Dick Yarbrough | All viewpoint stories


Dick Yarbrough: Mount Paran students take a stand for flag

God bless America and God bless Mount Paran Christian School in Cobb County. Before a recent football playoff game, every player on the team came running on the field carrying an American flag.

December 03, 2016 | Dick Yarbrough | All viewpoint stories


Dick Yarbrough: Junior Lee nails the truths other pundits miss

I promised last week I would share with you the results of the latest patent-pending Wikiwinkwink Political Report, courtesy of my colleague, Junior E. Lee, general manager of the Yarbrough Worldwide Media and Pest Control Co., located in Greater Garfield, Ga.

November 26, 2016 | Dick Yarbrough | All viewpoint stories


Dick Yarbrough: Failing schools need better plan than rejected amendment

Dear Gov. Deal:

November 19, 2016 | Dick Yarbrough | All viewpoint stories


Dick Yarbrough: Skeeter has his own unique take on election

One of the dangers of providing you with my opinions each week - besides not having a clue where to put commas - is that it is easy to lose touch with reality and start acting like all the media pundits who think they are so smart that their IQs should be measured with a yardstick. My momma didn't raise me like that.

November 05, 2016 | Dick Yarbrough | All viewpoint stories


Dick Yarbrough: Can the school amendment’s plan really fix failing schools?

In Georgia, it is a political fact of life that whatever the governor wants - no matter who occupies the seat - the governor usually gets. That is because the office controls a lot of money and patronage and can dispense or withhold either, depending on whether or not you support or oppose the governor.

October 29, 2016 | Dick Yarbrough | All viewpoint stories


Dick Yarbrough: Cagle lays out his education vision for Georgia

Once upon a time, there was a lieutenant governor in Georgia who later became governor. He had a vision for improving public education in the state. His name was Zell Miller.

October 22, 2016 | Dick Yarbrough | All viewpoint stories


Dick Yarbrough: Bank’s lapses can hurt whole business world

There is nothing more important than your good name. I inherited mine from one of the most honest and ethical men I ever knew: my father. A man without a lot of education or sophistication, his was a world of right and wrong, good and bad, legal or illegal.

October 15, 2016 | Dick Yarbrough | All viewpoint stories


Dick Yarbrough: Georgia is bigger, better than all those places that fit inside it

Today's topic will not include commentary on a bunch of immature multimillionaires who play a kids' game and who are being goaded by special interest groups into disrespecting a country that allows them the freedom to do so.

October 08, 2016 | Dick Yarbrough | All viewpoint stories


Dick Yarbrough: Apparently I'm now a bed-wetting liberal redneck

I've got both sides angry at me

October 01, 2016 | Dick Yarbrough | All viewpoint stories


Dick Yarbrough: Georgia's drought again may require a divine solution

Uh oh. Here we go again. I have been told that we are beginning to experience drought conditions in the state. Somebody needs to alert Dr. Gil Watson, the world's greatest preacher. There is no question he can soon have some serious raindrops falling on our heads.

September 24, 2016 | Dick Yarbrough | All viewpoint stories


Dick Yarbrough: Bucket head has the freedom to be disrespectful

The freedom to be disrepectful

September 17, 2016 | Dick Yarbrough | All viewpoint stories


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Dick Yarbrough: Be wary of legislators’ claims

To arms! To arms! The legislature is coming, the legislature is coming!

January 14, 2017 | Dick Yarbrough | Columnists


Dick Yarbrough: Lessons for life — Work hard, dream big, laugh

Dear Cameron Charles Yarbrough:

January 07, 2017 | Dick Yarbrough | Columnists


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