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Yarbrough: Skeeter puts it all in perspective

Whenever this world starts looking too complicated, I call my friend Skeeter Skates, owner of Skeeter's Tree Stump Removal and Plow Repair in Greater Metropolitan Pooler. Skeeter has a wonderful way of putting things into perspective.

February 06, 2010 | Dick Yarbrough | Community columnists


Yarbrough: Georgia needs a tea party protest

What this state needs is a good old-fashioned tea party. Not one directed at the liberal weenies in Washington who tried to ram health care reform down our throats. This protest needs to focus on the state of Georgia.

January 30, 2010 | Dick Yarbrough | Community columnists


Yarbrough: Legislature reminds us of a goat’s limits

Let's cut our legislators a little slack before they begin their deliberations in the current session of the General Assembly. They need some time to get adjusted. You don't just go to Atlanta and start passing laws.

January 23, 2010 | Dick Yarbrough | Community columnists


Yarbrough: The ‘Elephant Doc Governor’s legacy

I read where Gov. Sonny Perdue held a pep rally at the Capitol for state agency heads, state employees and assorted bass fishermen to fire up the troops as he prepares for the last year of what has been a scintillating two terms as our leader.

January 16, 2010 | Dick Yarbrough | Community columnists


Yarbrough: Advice to grandsons for year ahead

To Brian and Thomas Yarbrough and Nicholas Wansley:

January 09, 2010 | Dick Yarbrough | Community columnists


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


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Yarbrough: Deal: ‘Everything on the table’ for Ga. schools

Last week, Democratic gubernatorial candidate Jason Carter shared via this column his vision for public education in Georgia.

October 25, 2014 | Dick Yarbrough | Community columnists


Yarbrough: Candidate Carter shares plan for Ga. schools

I have asked the two major gubernatorial candidates to talk to Georgia public school teachers about their respective education platforms.

October 18, 2014 | Dick Yarbrough | Community columnists


Yarbrough: Random notions on obits, UGA and okra

If I die anytime soon - and I have no plans to do so at the moment - please see that the first paragraph of my obituary reads, "He was past president of the University of Georgia National Alumni Association." You can save for later paragraphs the part about my being often mistaken for Brad Pitt and my uncanny ability to put commas where they don't belong.

October 11, 2014 | Dick Yarbrough | Community columnists


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