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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


Yarbrough: Plum Nelly says Higgs boson won’t fix stupid

News bulletin: Scientists working at the world's biggest atom smasher near Geneva have announced the discovery of a new subatomic particle that looks remarkably like the long-sought Higgs boson. Sometimes called the "God particle" because its existence is fundamental to the creation of the universe, the hunt for the Higgs involved thousands of scientists from all over the world.

July 14, 2012 | Dick Yarbrough | Community columnists


Yarbrough: Ethics reform not silly to rest of us

Everyone seems comfortable with the relationship between lawmakers and lizard-loafered lobbyists except We the Unwashed. But, then, what do we know?

July 07, 2012 | Dick Yarbrough | Community columnists


Yarbrough: Women’s biggest health threat? Dealing with men

I read several news reports recently about a study from the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation at the University of Washington and the Imperial College in London that says while women are still expected to live longer than men, the gap is closing. The study concludes that life expectancy for women in Georgia increased by a little less than three years while men increased more than 5½ years.

June 30, 2012 | Dick Yarbrough | Community columnists


Yarbrough: Secular group gets no ‘amen’ from me

I received a press release last week from the Secular Coalition for America, a group of "atheists, agnostics, humanists, freethinkers and other nontheistic Americans" announcing plans to establish a chapter in Georgia to lobby state lawmakers.

June 23, 2012 | Dick Yarbrough | Community columnists


Yarbrough: ‘Will the Winner’ eclipses Mork from Ork

For a guy more uptight than a bullfrog in boiling water, State Sen. Majority Leader Chip Rogers, R-Woodstock, can be a hoot. I first discovered this when he and another senator named Chip (Pearson, from Dawsonville) teamed up a few years ago to pass a bill in the Senate banning our body parts from being micro-chipped without our permission.

June 16, 2012 | Dick Yarbrough | Community columnists


Yarbrough: Ga. beaches don’t need approval

Have you ever heard of Florida International University? I must admit they don't come to mind when talking about institutions of higher learning. Perhaps that is because I think first of the University of Georgia, the oldest state-chartered university in the nation, located in Athens, the Classic City of the South, current state football champions and home to 18 Rhodes Scholars. Woof! Woof!

June 09, 2012 | Dick Yarbrough | Community columnists


Yarbrough: Ga. House Speaker has a real gift for politics

"Mr. Speaker, may I come in?"

June 02, 2012 | Dick Yarbrough | Community columnists


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Dick Yarbrough: The sausage of politics blocks help for kids

There is a saying that the two things you don't want to see made are law and sausage. Sometimes, they are hard to tell ...

April 29, 2017 | Dick Yarbrough | Columnists


Dick Yarbrough: A salute to Georgia's special first ladies

You may have read about the sudden resignation of Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley last week. The "Luv Guv," as he was known in the local ...

April 22, 2017 | Dick Yarbrough | Columnists


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