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Yarbrough: Some phrases never go out of style

The folks at Lake Superior State University in Michigan have just released their recommendation for words and phrases that should be erased from our vocabulary in its annual List of Words Banished from the Queen's English for Misuse, Overuse and General Uselessness.

January 14, 2012 | Dick Yarbrough | Community columnists


Yarbrough: A new forecaster peers into the future

It is with a great deal of pleasure that I announce the Yarbrough Worldwide Media and Pest Control Company, located over a pool hall in Greater Garfield, has signed an exclusive contract with one of the nation's premier prognosticators, Plum Nelly Pitts, of Varnell, Ga.

January 07, 2012 | Dick Yarbrough | Community columnists


Yarbrough: The world may change, but fundamentals remain the same

Dear Cameron:

December 31, 2011 | Dick Yarbrough | Community columnists


Yarbrough: A big year ahead for politics and mosquitoes

I am pleased to announce that beginning with the New Year, Junior E. Lee, general manager of Round or Square Polls, a division of the Yarbrough Worldwide Media and Pest Control Company located in Greater Garfield, will be offering exclusive analysis of the upcoming presidential election that can be seen only in this space.

December 24, 2011 | Dick Yarbrough | Community columnists


Yarbrough: My Christmas card to you — It’s been quite a year

Dear Valued Reader:

December 17, 2011 | Dick Yarbrough | Community columnists


Yarbrough: So who cares that Dawgs lost SEC title game? Not many

In case you have been vacationing on the moon, you may have missed the news that the student-athletes from the University of Georgia, the oldest state-chartered university in the nation, located in Athens, the Classic City of the South, came up a wee bit short in attaining the football championship of the Southeastern Conference.

December 10, 2011 | Dick Yarbrough | Community columnists


Yarbrough: Farewell to a wise, gracious mentor

Today, I ask for a moment of personal privilege. It was two years ago this week that I wrote about the Three Wise Men that have so greatly influenced my life: Roy Hodnett, a real estate magnate on Saint Simons Island; Dr. Raymond Cook, my college professor, now residing in Valdosta and John W. Jacobs Jr., a broadcast pioneer and philanthropist from Gainesville.

December 03, 2011 | Dick Yarbrough | Community columnists


Yarbrough: Today is why bees make me nervous

Dear Boss:

November 26, 2011 | Dick Yarbrough | Community columnists


Yarbrough: Speaker may stay closer to home

KNOCK! KNOCK! KNOCK!

November 19, 2011 | Dick Yarbrough | Community columnists


Yarbrough: Shout-outs to friends, and goodbye to Sheila

Oops! I left the "t" off the Rev. Bryant Wright's name in last week's column about the possibility of the Southern Baptist Convention dropping "Southern" from its name. I was just so excited to learn that whatever the organization's future nomenclature, Rev. Albert Mohler, president of the Southern (sic) Theological Seminary in Louisville, Ky., will continue to favor us with his observations on such critical theological issues as yoga and women preachers. (Al doesn't approve of either and I don't approve of Al, but that's a topic for another day).

November 12, 2011 | Dick Yarbrough | Community columnists


Yarbrough: Baptists have bigger issues than being ‘Southern’

The Rev. Bryan Wright, president of the Southern Baptist Convention, announced recently that he has appointed a task force to explore the possibility of changing the name of the organization. It seems that the name "Southern" may soon be gone with the wind.

November 05, 2011 | Dick Yarbrough | Community columnists


Yarbrough: Even bears better off avoiding Atlanta’s ‘occupy’ protest crowd

News bulletin: The state Department of Natural Resources is reporting that black bears in North Georgia seem to be migrating toward the Atlanta area.

October 29, 2011 | Dick Yarbrough | Community columnists


Yarbrough: When it comes to fixing schools, government is indeed the problem

To quote the Church Lady from Saturday Night Live: "Well, isn't that special?"

October 22, 2011 | Dick Yarbrough | Community columnists


Yarbrough: Native American inventor proud of his past, focused on the future

David Petite has a very simple view on the immigration issue raging in the United States.

October 15, 2011 | Dick Yarbrough | Community columnists


Yarbrough: Due process for terrorists? Skeeter’s not too keen

Everybody needs a guru. Someone you can go to whenever you find yourself stuck on the horns of a moral dilemma. Some climb the mountain tops of Nepal to sit before an old guy wrapped in a bed sheet and listen to him prattle about inner beauty.

October 08, 2011 | Dick Yarbrough | Community columnists


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Dick Yarbrough: A former Georgia first lady worth celebrating

Class, like beauty, is in the eyes of the beholder. In my long years on this planet, I never met a man with more class ...

August 20, 2016 | Dick Yarbrough | All viewpoint stories


Dick Yarbrough: Public school teachers — keep up the good work

Dear public school teachers:

August 13, 2016 | Dick Yarbrough | All viewpoint stories


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