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Yarbrough: Atlanta spinal center rebuilds lives, lifts spirits

Those of you who regularly check this space know this, but to the newcomers out there: I am a whiner. Like Goldilocks, I whine when the porridge is too hot. I whine when the porridge is too cold. But unlike Goldilocks, I whine even when the glop is just right.

April 21, 2012 | Dick Yarbrough | Community columnists


Yarbrough: Some dreamy headlines I found in the clouds

Sometimes I look at the shape of the clouds above me and I can see a tea kettle or maybe the little fat guy that runs North Korea. And then sometimes I just close my eyes and think of headlines I would like to see, such as:

April 14, 2012 | Dick Yarbrough | Community columnists


Yarbrough: Legislature doesn't always do what it says

Do you really think if the state takes control away from local school boards to establish charter schools as the upcoming constitutional amendment proposes, they will do it better? If so, you are smoking rope. Once our legislators get control of the process, there is no guarantee that they will do what they say.

April 07, 2012 | Dick Yarbrough | Community columnists


Yarbrough: Junior has a Looney Tunes idea for our next president

Junior E. Lee, general manager of the Yarbrough Worldwide Media and Pest Control Company, located in Greater Garfield, Ga., called me all out of breath.

March 31, 2012 | Dick Yarbrough | Community columnists


Yarbrough: Legislators take on the ‘big’ issues

"Members of the legislature, my name is Figby and I have been asked by House Speaker Dennis Ralston, along with Sens. Tommie Williams and Chip Rogers, to discuss some potential campaign issues this fall. They are, of course, your leaders and have helped make the General Assembly what it is today.

March 24, 2012 | Dick Yarbrough | Community columnists


Yarbrough: Be wary of for-profit charter schools

At the risk of sounding like Johnny One-Note, let me go back over my concerns one more time about the charter school constitutional amendment bill in the state Senate that may or may not have been passed by the time this gets to you. (My deadlines and legislative deadlines don't always coincide.)

March 17, 2012 | Dick Yarbrough | Community columnists


Yarbrough: State representative defends Georgia's lobbying laws

Rep. Joe Wilkinson, R-Sandy Springs, has figured out something many of his colleagues in the General Assembly seem unable to grasp: If you disagree with something I say, tell me so and give me your side of the story

March 10, 2012 | Dick Yarbrough | Community columnists


Yarbrough: Leaders cut and run on public schools

Dear public school teachers: The "school choice" crowd in the General Assembly is after you again. I am beginning to think this is all your fault.

March 03, 2012 | Dick Yarbrough | Community columnists


Yarbrough: Lobbying frenzy should anger you

I seem to have an innate ability to make folks mad. Usually, it is the humor-impaired and special-interest twits. Today, I hope to make everybody mad, no matter your race, creed, color or university affiliation. This diatribe is for all.

February 25, 2012 | Dick Yarbrough | Community columnists


Yarbrough: A signing day for college stars who do more than throw a ball around

Knock! Knock!

February 18, 2012 | Dick Yarbrough | Community columnists


Yarbrough: Some applause, please, for the State of the Column

In order to keep my national certification as a modest and much-beloved columnist, I am required to submit annually a State of the Column message. Thank you for your patience and understanding. Please stand and applaud if you hear something that floats your boat or look bored if you don't. You may be on television.

February 11, 2012 | Dick Yarbrough | Community columnists


Yarbrough: A Southern Baptist leader speaks right from the heart

Whew! That was close! I almost became a Baptist the other day. Not just any Baptist, but a (gulp!) Southern Baptist.

February 03, 2012 | Dick Yarbrough | Community columnists


Yarbrough: Thoughts on school politics, a true journalist and a birthday girl

State Sen. Tommie Williams, R-Lyons, one of our two unelected lieutenant governors - Chip Rogers, R-Woodstock, is the other - sent out a puff piece taking much credit for authoring a bill to require local school boards to consider a teacher's "effectiveness," not seniority, when getting rid of teachers.

January 28, 2012 | Dick Yarbrough | Community columnists


Yarbrough: Time to reward the life-changers, school chief says

State School Superintendent John Barge knows what teachers can do, given the opportunity.

January 21, 2012 | Dick Yarbrough | Community columnists


Yarbrough: Some phrases never go out of style

The folks at Lake Superior State University in Michigan have just released their recommendation for words and phrases that should be erased from our vocabulary in its annual List of Words Banished from the Queen's English for Misuse, Overuse and General Uselessness.

January 14, 2012 | Dick Yarbrough | Community columnists


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Dick Yarbrough: Mount Paran students take a stand for flag

God bless America and God bless Mount Paran Christian School in Cobb County. Before a recent football playoff game, every player on the team came ...

December 03, 2016 | Dick Yarbrough | All viewpoint stories


Dick Yarbrough: Junior Lee nails the truths other pundits miss

I promised last week I would share with you the results of the latest patent-pending Wikiwinkwink Political Report, courtesy of my colleague, Junior E. Lee ...

November 26, 2016 | Dick Yarbrough | All viewpoint stories


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