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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


Dick Yarbrough: Much too beloved to seek public office

My fellow Americans, it is with heavy heart that I inform you today that I am not now nor will I become a candidate for public office.

April 08, 2017 | Dick Yarbrough | Columnists


Dick Yarbrough: Still modest, much-beloved and with a dry bed

I regret I won't have time this week to get into the details about how Barack Obama managed to wiretap Donald Trump's shoelaces or what life was like in Mongolia during the Qing dynasty (1644-1911).

March 25, 2017 | Dick Yarbrough | Columnists


Dick Yarbrough: Ticking down the days to onion time

After almost two decades of doing this, you think I would have figured out by now what pushes your hot button.

March 18, 2017 | Dick Yarbrough | Columnists


Dick Yarbrough: State has a better plan to fix struggling schools

Don't look now, but the initiative to deal with low-performing schools in Georgia has taken a big step toward becoming law.

March 11, 2017 | Dick Yarbrough | All viewpoint stories


Dick Yarbrough: Good customer service is a lost art

Sometimes I wonder if good customer service has gone the way of the dodo bird and 8-track tapes.

March 04, 2017 | Dick Yarbrough | Columnists


Dick Yarbrough: Celebrating a hero of Olympian stature

Dr. Melvin Pender Jr. is a bona fide American hero: An Olympic gold medalist (4x100 relay in the 1968 Mexico City Games at 31 years of age); a Bronze Star recipient with two tours of duty in Vietnam, retiring as a captain after having joined the Army at 17; a college graduate; a member of 11 halls of fame; a coach; an author and motivational speaker; a cancer survivor and a devout Christian.

February 25, 2017 | Dick Yarbrough | Columnists


Dick Yarbrough: Sonny knows all about swamp draining

You may have read that unusually cold winter in parts of Europe as well as drought conditions in the southwest United States have created a severe shortage of broccoli.

February 18, 2017 | Dick Yarbrough | Columnists


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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


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