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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


Yarbrough: A new forecaster peers into the future

It is with a great deal of pleasure that I announce the Yarbrough Worldwide Media and Pest Control Company, located over a pool hall in Greater Garfield, has signed an exclusive contract with one of the nation's premier prognosticators, Plum Nelly Pitts, of Varnell, Ga.

January 07, 2012 | Dick Yarbrough | Community columnists


Yarbrough: The world may change, but fundamentals remain the same

Dear Cameron:

December 31, 2011 | Dick Yarbrough | Community columnists


Yarbrough: A big year ahead for politics and mosquitoes

I am pleased to announce that beginning with the New Year, Junior E. Lee, general manager of Round or Square Polls, a division of the Yarbrough Worldwide Media and Pest Control Company located in Greater Garfield, will be offering exclusive analysis of the upcoming presidential election that can be seen only in this space.

December 24, 2011 | Dick Yarbrough | Community columnists


Yarbrough: My Christmas card to you — It’s been quite a year

Dear Valued Reader:

December 17, 2011 | Dick Yarbrough | Community columnists


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Dick Yarbrough: Sonny knows all about swamp draining

You may have read that unusually cold winter in parts of Europe as well as drought conditions in the southwest United States have created a ...

February 18, 2017 | Dick Yarbrough | Columnists


Dick Yarbrough: A bit of marital advice for a pair of newlyweds

Please allow me a bit of a preamble: Nicholas Sanford Wansley is grandson No. 3 chronologically and - pardon a grandfather's pride - a high achiever.

February 11, 2017 | Dick Yarbrough | Columnists


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