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Yarbrough: It’s a new year, but don’t tell the shrimp

You can stick a fork in 2009. It is done. I can't say I am sad to see it go except that it puts me one year closer to the ultimate conversation with my Maker, who can't wait to hear my excuses for a life not lived as well as He and I would have liked.

January 02, 2010 | Dick Yarbrough | Community columnists


Yarbrough: Some treasures money can’t buy

I am a rich man, a man of incalculable wealth.

December 26, 2009 | Dick Yarbrough | Community columnists


Yarbrough: Ideas for new mayor, KSU football

Random thoughts on random subjects:

December 19, 2009 | Dick Yarbrough | Community columnists


Yarbrough: Paying tribute to 3 truly wise men

This is the story of three wise men. They do not come bearing gifts of gold and myrrh and frankincense. Their gifts are service, intelligence and integrity. They don't have exotic names like Bithisarea, Melichior, and Gathaspa. Theirs are ordinary names: John, Raymond and Roy. But there is nothing ordinary about them.

December 05, 2009 | Dick Yarbrough | Community columnists


Yarbrough: Health survey tilts to the North

Imagine my surprise to read recent news reports that Georgia is among the least healthy states in the nation because of, among other things, our "poor diet." Obviously, the experts who put the report together have never heard of sweet tea, Vidalia onions, barbecue sandwiches or grits with butter. That doesn't sound like a poor diet to me.

November 28, 2009 | Dick Yarbrough | Community columnists


Yarbrough: A new family holiday tradition is born

This is going to be a special Thanksgiving. My great-grandson, Cameron Yarbrough, and I are going to begin a new family tradition this week by sharing a birthday celebration. He will hit the ripe old age of 1 tomorrow, and two days later, I will become slightly older than Kennesaw Mountain.

November 25, 2009 | Dick Yarbrough | Community columnists


Yarbrough: Lawmaker vows to treat teachers right

Attention, National Board Certified teachers in Georgia who got hosed by the state in the last legislative session: I think I have found the guy in the white hat that plans to ride to the rescue. And he is a good one to have on the horse.

November 21, 2009 | Dick Yarbrough | Community columnists


Yarbrough: US Muslims can’t always have it both ways

There are just a few things you can count on in this world: The sun will rise in the east; nobody will ever sing better than Ray Charles and somebody will try to make a martyr out of that piece of camel dung that killed 13 innocent men and women at Fort Hood, Texas.

November 14, 2009 | Dick Yarbrough | Community columnists


Yarbrough: Letter is an apt tribute to our armed forces

My friend, Sam Griffin, the retired publisher of the Bainbridge Post-Searchlight, recently shared a letter written to him in 1942 by his father, Capt. Marvin Griffin, later to be governor of Georgia, as he and his men, members of the Georgia National Guard's 101st Coast Artillery/Anti-Aircraft Battalion, were preparing to embark for Port Moresby in Papua New Guinea.

November 07, 2009 | Dick Yarbrough | Community columnists


Yarbrough: To a wise son, from a grateful dad

I am not going to tell you how old he is because he might not want you to know. So, I will just tell you that on his birthday next week, the last number will have a "zero" behind it and he was born as Dwight Eisenhower was going out of office and John F. Kennedy was coming in. You can figure out the rest.

October 31, 2009 | Dick Yarbrough | Community columnists


Yarbrough: Just what we needed — A new poll

The Yarbrough Multinational Media and Pest Control Company is pleased to announce the results of the first survey by its new subsidiary, Round or Square, Inc., one of the nation's leading opinion research firms located in a pool hall in Greater Garfield, Ga.

October 24, 2009 | Dick Yarbrough | Community columnists


Yarbrough: Why should teachers believe state politicians?

My son-in-law, Dr. Ted Wansley, teaches at Whitewater High School in Fayette County and coaches the school's cross-country teams. He is also a National Board Certified teacher.

October 17, 2009 | Dick Yarbrough | Community columnists


Yarbrough: My right-left identity crisis is making me nuts

I am having an identity crisis.

October 10, 2009 | Dick Yarbrough | Community columnists


Yarbrough: Tooting my horn for marching bands

A young man asked recently if I would write a letter on his behalf, recommending him to the University of Georgia. That was an easy request. The lad is as bright as a newly-minted penny and I have no doubts that if UGA remains his first choice, he will excel there as he has done in one of the more academically-demanding private schools in our state.

October 03, 2009 | Dick Yarbrough | Community columnists


Yarbrough: Carter is poster boy for hypocrisy

I don't know how Jimmy Carter can look himself in the mirror. He has made hypocrisy an art form.

September 26, 2009 | Dick Yarbrough | Community columnists


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Yarbrough: How I learned to accentuate the positive

The Woman Who Shares My Name instructed me that this week's column was to be about positive things. She says she is tired of bad news and thought you felt the same way.

September 20, 2014 | Dick Yarbrough | Community columnists


Yarbrough: College helps fuel Dalton’s rebound

Remember the story of "The Little Engine That Could?" That could well describe the city of Dalton, a town of some 34,000 nestled in the corner of Northwest Georgia not far from the Tennessee line.

September 13, 2014 | Dick Yarbrough | Community columnists


Yarbrough: September’s song describes the fall ahead

Can it be? Is it September already? One of my favorite tunes, "September Song," was written by Kurt Weill and Maxwell Anderson for a Broadway musical in 1938 called "Knickerbocker Holiday." The lyrics could apply today to the current political season in Georgia - "For it's a long, long time from May to December, but the days grow short when you reach September."

September 06, 2014 | Dick Yarbrough | Community columnists


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