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Yarbrough: Silly season of politics winds down toward fall

"Oh, it's a long, long while from May to December,

August 21, 2010 | Dick Yarbrough | Community columnists


Yarbrough: Even the squirrels think it’s too hot

I love the state of Georgia better than apple butter, but sometimes the place can try my patience. Like right now. It is just too hot.

August 14, 2010 | Dick Yarbrough | Community columnists


Yarbrough: Tax reform gets an outspoken leader

I had considered the recently constituted Special Council on Tax Reform and Fairness for Georgians just so much political hooey until I saw who was elected chairman of the council: Adolphus Drewry Frazier, Jr.

August 07, 2010 | Dick Yarbrough | Community columnists


Yarbrough: Junior’s belated take on the primary

As promised, I have the latest analysis of the recent primary results, courtesy of Junior E. Lee, general manager of the C. Richard Yarbrough Worldwide Media and Pest Control Company, located over a pool room in Greater Garfield.

July 31, 2010 | Dick Yarbrough | Community columnists


Yarbrough: Feedback on vouchers ranges from wise to weird

What, you may ask, am I going to say this week about the primary elections? The answer: Nothing.

I am going to let the political pundits natter and prattle, first. (Political pundits love to natter and prattle.) Once they have squeezed all the blood out of the election turnip and given us serious eye-glaze, I will provide you the most comprehensive analysis of the results, courtesy of Junior E. Lee, general manager of the Yarbrough Worldwide Media and Pest Control Company, located above a pool hall in Greater Garfield, Georgia.

July 24, 2010 | Dick Yarbrough | Community columnists


Yarbrough: School vouchers can’t replace commitment

I am unalterably, unequivocally and un-any other word you can conjure up opposed to school vouchers. I consider them somewhere south of Gov. George E. Perdue's beloved horse barn that got tanked earlier this year.

July 17, 2010 | Dick Yarbrough | Community columnists


Yarbrough: BTW, Dog Days bring us new laws

This time of year is referred to as "Dog Days." That is because state government feels that in appreciation for your tax contributions this is a great time to hound you with a bunch of new laws, regulations and similar irritations that usually become effective July 1. Hence, Dog Days.

July 10, 2010 | Dick Yarbrough | Community columnists


Yarbrough: Another Georgia school system hits the skids

Of some 15,000 school systems in the United States, only one has lost accreditation in the past four decades. In August 2008, the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools denied accreditation to Clayton County.

July 03, 2010 | Dick Yarbrough | Community columnists


Yarbrough: Checking in with Vince, flaggers, Sheila

Not only is Vince Dooley a Hall of Fame football coach but he is a Master Gardener, too. I just got a copy of his new book, "Vince Dooley's Garden: The Horticultural Journey of a Football Coach" (Looking Glass Books).

June 26, 2010 | Dick Yarbrough | Community columnists


Yarbrough: Teachers, choose wisely at ballot box

OK, teachers. It is put up or shut up time.

June 19, 2010 | Dick Yarbrough | Community columnists


Yarbrough: Our governing class of the clueless

OK, class. Our word this week is Kakistocracy.

June 12, 2010 | Dick Yarbrough | Community columnists


Yarbrough: El Presidente, mind your own business

Would somebody tell that guy that runs Mexico to buy a map?

June 05, 2010 | Dick Yarbrough | Community columnists


Yarbrough: Some realize arts are good for business

Up until the final days of the 2010 legislative session, Georgia was about to become the only state in the union without an arts council. The Georgia House had dropped all funding for the arts and it wasn't until the state Senate under the leadership of Senate Appropriations Chairman Jack Hill, R-Reidsville, stepped in and restored $860,000 for the Georgia Council for the Arts. That money will allow the state agency to qualify for federal and state matching arts grants.

May 29, 2010 | Dick Yarbrough | Community columnists


Yarbrough: Lack of vision hurts Georgia schools

Kathy Cox has resigned as State School Superintendent to take a new job in Washington. I have no way of knowing who will win the job this fall, but I do know that what public education lacks more than dollars is a strong and effective advocate.

May 22, 2010 | Dick Yarbrough | Community columnists


Yarbrough: Georgia, where life is sweet and so are the onions

If I want to pucker a few know-it-all Yankee fannies, all I have to do is start bragging about how the Great State of Georgia is most blessed among these our United States.

May 15, 2010 | Dick Yarbrough | Community columnists


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Dick Yarbrough: They'll have to run the 2016 race without me

My fellow Americans, it is with heavy heart that I announce to you today that I will not be a candidate for president of the United States in 2016.

April 25, 2015 | Dick Yarbrough | Community columnists


Dick Yarbrough: A tribute to those feeding a vital community need

Sometimes we forget that there are a lot of good people on this earth doing good things. I was reminded of that by my friend, Jack Cookston, who recently had some medical issues that required him to cart around an oxygen tank wherever he went. (Happily, his health has improved and the oxygen tank is history.)

April 18, 2015 | Dick Yarbrough | Community columnists


Dick Yarbrough: Anyone but me can be a great leader

Fortune Magazine has announced its list of the World's Greatest Leaders for 2015 and would you believe that I got snubbed again this year?

April 10, 2015 | Dick Yarbrough | Community columnists


Dick Yarbrough: UGA’s Class of ’19 will shine as best and brightest

If you are a high school senior hoping to attend The University of Georgia, the oldest-state chartered university in the nation, located in Athens, the Classic City of the South, you have probably heard by now whether or not you have been accepted.

April 04, 2015 | Dick Yarbrough | Community columnists


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