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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


Dick Yarbrough: A bit of marital advice for a pair of newlyweds

Please allow me a bit of a preamble: Nicholas Sanford Wansley is grandson No. 3 chronologically and - pardon a grandfather's pride - a high achiever.

February 11, 2017 | Dick Yarbrough | Columnists


Dick Yarbrough: Dissidents need a long bus trip back to reality

Varoom! Putt! Putt! Putt! Varoom! Putt! Putt! Varoom! Varoom!

February 04, 2017 | Dick Yarbrough | Columnists


Dick Yarbrough: Lesson learned on state's ‘failing schools’ approach

Education is all about learning. The defeat of Amendment 1 last fall by Georgia voters was a learning lesson for its proponents, including Gov. Nathan Deal, who invested a lot of political capital into its passage.

January 28, 2017 | Dick Yarbrough | Columnists


Dick Yarbrough: A turn to the left is not what Democrats need

I hope you will forgive me, but I am going against my better judgment today and sounding like one of those inch-wide, inch-deep political pundits and blah-blah bloggers who can be more boring than a tree stump.

January 21, 2017 | Dick Yarbrough | All viewpoint stories


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


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


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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


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