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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


Yarbrough: Who cares what liberal weenie Michael Moore thinks of Georgia?

In case you were rearranging your sock drawer and missed the big announcement, filmmaker Michael Moore, who is about as relevant as a female appendage on a boar hog, is asking "all Americans with a conscience to shun anything and everything to do with the murderous state of Georgia."

October 01, 2011 | Dick Yarbrough | Community columnists


Yarbrough: Not quite moving or shaking yet

When Nathan Deal was elected governor, I made myself a promise that I was going to get along better with him than I did with his predecessor, George E. Perdue.

September 24, 2011 | Dick Yarbrough | Community columnists


Yarbrough: No, the terrorists did not defeat us

Before we leave the 10th anniversary of the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center Towers the Pentagon and Flight 93 over Shanksville, Pa., allow me a couple of parting thoughts.

September 17, 2011 | Dick Yarbrough | Community columnists


Yarbrough: Feel helpless? Re-elect nobody

Bill White, the Big Canoe Tree Czar - he is the guy you had better talk to before you pluck a pine cone in the place - told me about a bumper sticker he saw recently that sums up the frustration many of us are feeling these days.

September 10, 2011 | Dick Yarbrough | Community columnists


Yarbrough: Man of the cloth seeks a piece of the pie

A man of the cloth by the name of Markel Hutchins is suing the estate of the late Kathryn Johnston for a half-million dollars.

September 03, 2011 | Dick Yarbrough | Community columnists


Yarbrough: Life’s meaning is made clear, taught by a life far too short

Longtime readers will remember several years ago when I talked about a beautiful little lady I had met when she was just 2 years old and who possessed the most crystal blue eyes I had ever seen. Her name was Abby Smith and she was a knockout.

August 27, 2011 | Dick Yarbrough | Community columnists


Yarbrough: Dear teachers — I appreciate what you go through

Dear public school teachers in Georgia:

August 20, 2011 | Dick Yarbrough | Community columnists


Yarbrough: Let’s send August into outer space along with our beloved ambassador

I usually try to run the big decisions by you before I take action, but I know you have been distracted over the past weeks watching our selfless public servants in Washington put our interests and those of our nation above petty, partisan political sniping in the debt ceiling debate and marveling at how our crackerjack president, Mr. Swivelhead, makes Jimmy Carter's woebegone administration look like a cross between the Garden of Eden (pre-apple tasting) and Brigadoon.

August 13, 2011 | Dick Yarbrough | Community columnists


Yarbrough: Being politically correct isn’t easy

There is a fallacious, salacious and slightly audacious rumor afloat that I can be a tad politically incorrect at times.

July 30, 2011 | Dick Yarbrough | Community columnists


Yarbrough: Do we trust in God or the state?

You would think designing a license tag would be relatively simple, wouldn't you? Not in Georgia.

July 23, 2011 | Dick Yarbrough | Community columnists


Yarbrough: California law is not likely here

The phone rang the other day and on the other end of the line was Gay Blade, the world's flaming liberal. Gay spends a lot of time trying to raise my sensitivity toward liberal issues. So far, she has not had a lot of luck.

July 16, 2011 | Dick Yarbrough | Community columnists


Yarbrough: Why can’t Ralston pay taxes on time?

I own a vacation home in Dawson County - Big Canoe to be exact. Every year, we get a bill for property taxes, and it is paid promptly. If it wasn't, I am afraid someone in the tax office would post my name on the court house door and that my neighbors in Big Canoe would be so horrified they wouldn't make eye contact when I waved at them.

July 09, 2011 | Dick Yarbrough | Community columnists


Yarbrough: Here's a Georgia lawmaker who listens to teachers

I don't think it is an understatement to say that when it comes to public education in Georgia, school teachers don't have much faith in the legislature. Why should they? They hear about private school vouchers, state-approved charter schools, private school scholarships cloaked in secrecy and - oh, yes - furlough days.

July 02, 2011 | Dick Yarbrough | Community columnists


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Dick Yarbrough: Random thoughts — Remorse shouldn’t earn financial rewards

Random thoughts on random topics:

May 21, 2016 | Dick Yarbrough | All viewpoint stories


Dick Yarbrough: Will Deal’s vetoes stall state education reform plans?

A governor's got to do what a governor's got to do, but Gov. Nathan Deal's veto of the Campus Carry bill and ...

May 14, 2016 | Dick Yarbrough | All viewpoint stories


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