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Yarbrough: Hypocrisy reigns in charter amendment fight

Rep. Edward Lindsey, R-Atlanta, majority whip in the Georgia House of Representatives, says he finds himself bordering between "amused and disturbed" by opponents of the charter school amendment, which is set for a vote on Nov. 6.

October 27, 2012 | Dick Yarbrough | Community columnists


Yarbrough: Charter school amendment debate leads to bullying

If the pro-charter amendment people are trying to win friends and influence voters to pass the measure in November, they have picked a bad way to do it.

October 20, 2012 | Dick Yarbrough | Community columnists


Yarbrough: Area school has positive impact on its students

If you aren't careful, it is very easy to get pessimistic these days. We have gotten too loud, too adversarial, too politically-correct, too ethically-challenged, too secular and too narrow-minded - not to mention slightly humor-impaired.

October 13, 2012 | Dick Yarbrough | Community columnists


Yarbrough: UGA tops Junior’s BUGS list of top colleges

Junior E. Lee, general manager of the Yarbrough Worldwide Media and Pest Control Company in Greater Garfield, Ga., just called me with what he said was an exciting development.

October 06, 2012 | Dick Yarbrough | Community columnists


Yarbrough: David vs. Goliath charter school duel gets hotter

With the vote on the charter school amendment just over a month away, the heat is getting intense. I know. I have felt it.

September 29, 2012 | Dick Yarbrough | Community columnists


Yarbrough: Party may be over at the state Capitol

When the gavel bangs to open the 2013 session of the Georgia General Assembly, I would suggest the first order of business be to have Willie Nelson serenade our solons with "The Party's Over." Willie sings that song better than almost anybody and it would be an effective way to remind our intrepid public servants that there is a new sheriff in town.

September 22, 2012 | Dick Yarbrough | Community columnists


Yarbrough: Backers of charter school amendment make their case

Rep. Edward Lindsey, R-Atlanta, majority whip of the Georgia House of Representatives asked me if I would talk to the proponents of the upcoming constitutional amendment on charter schools and get their side of the story. This was after he and I had publicly crossed swords over the issue.

September 15, 2012 | Dick Yarbrough | Community columnists


Yarbrough: A buzz or a ding signals the truth

I got called a "liberal" the other day by a reader in Cherokee County who doesn't think much of my opinions and suggested "Someone should retire his word processor."

September 08, 2012 | Dick Yarbrough | Community columnists


Yarbrough: Skeeter offers advice to the next president

I was in the middle of preparing a PowerPoint presentation for you on why House Speaker David Ralston, R-Blue Ridge, needs a campaign war chest of $356,415.19 to run unopposed for re-election in his district.

September 01, 2012 | Dick Yarbrough | Community columnists


Yarbrough: Charter school debate turns ugly

I knew it was going to get ugly, but I didn't know it would get this bad this quickly.

August 25, 2012 | Dick Yarbrough | Community columnists


Yarbrough: Have voters convinced speaker to get off the gravy train?

Are you sitting down, dear reader? House Speaker David Ralston, R-Blue Ridge, has announced that he will propose a full ban on gifts from lizard-loafered lobbyists in the next session.

August 18, 2012 | Dick Yarbrough | Community columnists


Yarbrough: Endorsement spurs voucher debate

What in the world was state School Superintendent John Barge thinking when he endorsed the re-election campaign of State Sen. Majority Leader Chip Rogers, R-Woodstock? Rogers, in case you are not aware, is not exactly public education's best friend.

August 11, 2012 | Dick Yarbrough | Community columnists


Yarbrough: Olympic memories will be of athletes, not glitches

Hard to believe, but it has been 16 years since the Olympic Games were held in our state. As I watch the festivities in London, I remembered the phone calls I had received over the past year from media members in Great Britain, asking me if I had any thoughts on what was going to happen when the Games began in London.

August 04, 2012 | Dick Yarbrough | Community columnists


Yarbrough: Trip offers a reminder that life is precious

I have just returned from a memorable trip to Valdosta. I went there to speak to the Rotary Club. The members laughed in all the right places, which not only was memorable, but downright remarkable.

July 28, 2012 | Dick Yarbrough | Community columnists


Yarbrough: Certified as your modest, much-beloved columnist

Would you allow an unlicensed electrician to install a bug zapper in your living room? Would you let an unlicensed plumber unclog the throne in your reading room? Would you give an unlicensed pilot permission to take you for a spin in his Sopwith Camel or allow an unlicensed insurance agent to sell your Significant Other a policy that would encourage you to do just that?

July 21, 2012 | Dick Yarbrough | Community columnists


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Dick Yarbrough: Some people prove ‘you can’t fix stupid’

So what possessed comedian Kathy Griffin to post a picture of herself holding the decapitated and bloody head of the president?

June 24, 2017 | Dick Yarbrough | All viewpoint stories


Dick Yarbrough: Teachers have earned break from cut-and-run crowd

Dear Georgia's Public Schoolteachers:

June 10, 2017 | Dick Yarbrough | All viewpoint stories


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