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Archive By Author - Dick Yarbrough


Yarbrough: Football, family and history from the top Dawg

I called Hall of Fame football coach Vince Dooley this week to get his perspective on UGA's heart-breaking loss to Alabama in the SEC Championship game.

December 15, 2012 | Dick Yarbrough | Community columnists


Yarbrough: Random thoughts on wingnuts, Chipster, teachers

Georgia Sen. Saxby Chambliss is catching heat from right-wingnuts for doing exactly what he should be doing: trying to help the federal government find a way out of the financial morass the country is in.

December 08, 2012 | Dick Yarbrough | Community columnists


Yarbrough: Seceding from US won’t succeed yet again

In case you have been busy doing mundane stuff like eking out a living, you may have missed the news that there is a petition going around that would allow Georgia to secede from the union. As of this writing, there have been 24,579 signatures to the petition.

December 01, 2012 | Dick Yarbrough | Community columnists


Yarbrough: We’re all to blame for decline in church attendance

A recent study from the Pew Forum on Religion and Life reveals that for the first time in our history, fewer than half of American adults say they are Protestant (48 percent). This marks the first time in Pew Research Center surveys that the Protestant share of the population has dipped significantly below 50 percent.

November 24, 2012 | Dick Yarbrough | Community columnists


Yarbrough: Junior Lee weighs in on election

I have just received Junior E. Lee's analysis of the recent election. Junior, as you know, is general manager of the Yarbrough Worldwide Media and Pest Control Company, located in Greater Garfield, Ga., and a certified pest control professional.

November 17, 2012 | Dick Yarbrough | Community columnists


Yarbrough: Honoring our heroes on canvas

As imperfect as we may think ourselves to be, this is still the greatest country on earth. The only thing that can change that is our own apathy and lack of appreciation for the freedoms we have.

November 10, 2012 | Dick Yarbrough | Community columnists


Yarbrough: 10 reasons for ‘no’ vote on charter amendment

The charter school amendment will be decided Tuesday. If it doesn't pass, it will be the greatest upset since David conked Goliath with a rock.

November 03, 2012 | Dick Yarbrough | Community columnists


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


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Dick Yarbrough: Feeling grateful and lucky to be alive

I owe you an explanation about where I have been or not been - as on these pages. To mangle a bit of Charles Dickens, these ...

August 19, 2017 | Dick Yarbrough | All viewpoint stories


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