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Yarbrough: Potted plants crash President Peanut's bash

This isn't going to please those boys and girls with the dark glasses and hearing aids who are always talking to their lapels, but my column commandoes walked right past them the other night to attend the season's first Conversation at the Carter Center, otherwise known as Jimmy Carter's Out-of-Touch-With-Reality Pontifications.

September 25, 2010 | Dick Yarbrough | Community columnists


Yarbrough: State’s school ideas don’t pass the test

Pay attention, teachers.

September 18, 2010 | Dick Yarbrough | Community columnists


Yarbrough: There’s no debate about this duel

In all the hubbub over the construction of a mosque at Ground Zero in New York City as a reciprocal gesture of friendship to Muslims who have agreed to build the Ali Khamenei Baptist Tabernacle in downtown Tehran, you may have missed the latest debate between Georgia's gubernatorial candidates sponsored by the Yarbrough Worldwide Media and Pest Control Company, located in a pool hall in Greater Garfield, Georgia.

September 11, 2010 | Dick Yarbrough | Community columnists


Yarbrough: Sharing true tales from the Far North

You can take the boy out of Georgia, but you can't keep him from swelling with pride while he's gone.

September 04, 2010 | Dick Yarbrough | Community columnists


Yarbrough: Squirrel lovers rally to their defense

If you find any dead squirrels in my backyard, it is because they have laughed themselves to death.

August 28, 2010 | Dick Yarbrough | Community columnists


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


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Dick Yarbrough: Governor's loyal ally rides off on his own

Unless you are one of the intrepid public servants we keep sending back to the Gold Dome to get you out of our hair, or ...

August 29, 2015 | Dick Yarbrough | Community columnists


Dick Yarbrough: A look back at a member of ‘Lost Dodd Boys’

To say Betty Wallace loves Georgia Tech is to say Romeo loved Juliet or hogs love slop. It is a simple fact.

August 22, 2015 | Dick Yarbrough | Community columnists


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