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Yarbrough: A life well-lived shows us the way

I got a good lesson in wealth management this week. Not from a high-powered financial advisor, but from the retrospective of a 103-year-old life lived well.

May 21, 2011 | Dick Yarbrough | Community columnists


Yarbrough: Sheila is glad SEALs took a dog along and not a cat

Sheila the Family Wonderdog is one proud pooch today.

May 14, 2011 | Dick Yarbrough | Community columnists


Yarbrough: One death welcomed, another one mourned

Bin Laden swims with the fish.

May 07, 2011 | Dick Yarbrough | Community columnists


Yarbrough: Why are we Georgians so unhappy?

I feel like a failure. For years, I have told you what a privilege it is to live in the great state of Georgia. We have beautiful mountains, pristine beaches, the oldest state-chartered university in the nation, located in Athens, the Classic City of the South as well as Vidalia onions and more concrete fishponds than you can count.

April 30, 2011 | Dick Yarbrough | Community columnists


Yarbrough: A few awards to our lawmakers

Ladies and Gentlemen, the Yarbrough Worldwide Media and Pest Control Company located in Greater Garfield, Georgia, is pleased to recognize members of the 2011 General Assembly who gave so much so that we could get so little. Please hold your applause until all our honorees have been recognized. Otherwise, we could be here until the legislature returns in August. Nobody wants that.

April 23, 2011 | Dick Yarbrough | Community columnists


Yarbrough: A look at current events with Skeeter

It has been over a year since I have talked to Skeeter Skates, owner of Skeeter's Tree Stump Removal and Plow Repair in Greater Metropolitan Pooler.

April 16, 2011 | Dick Yarbrough | Community columnists


Yarbrough: Mailbag covers anvil floats to paradise

Let's dip into the mailbag today, boys and girls, and see what is on the minds of discerning readers.

April 09, 2011 | Dick Yarbrough | Community columnists


Yarbrough: Governor, I'm just a phone call away

Dear Gov. Deal: I'm sorry I haven't written you before now. I don't want you to think that I am not interested in your progress.

April 02, 2011 | Dick Yarbrough | Community columnists


Yarbrough: Junior Lee takes an early look at 2012 race

I called Junior E. Lee, vice president and general manager of Round or Square Polls, Inc., a subsidiary of The Yarbrough Multinational Media and Pest Control Co., located over a pool hall in Greater Garfield, Georgia, to see who he thinks might be running for president in 2012.

March 19, 2011 | Dick Yarbrough | Community columnists


Yarbrough: Lawmakers sell out tax reform panel

A.D. Frazier is not a happy camper. My friend and former Atlanta Olympic colleague spent last summer chairing the Special Council on Tax Reform and Fairness for Georgians, a 10-member council appointed by Gov. Sonny Perdue, Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle and House Speaker David Ralston.

March 12, 2011 | Dick Yarbrough | Community columnists


Yarbrough: Good news only, she commanded

It is not easy being a househusband-cum-columnist. Trying to figure out where the paper towels are located at the same time I am trying to figure out where the commas go makes my brain hurt.

March 05, 2011 | Dick Yarbrough | Community columnists


Yarbrough: Richt proves he's a winner on and off field

Over my long life, I have come to realize that college football is not life-or-death. Life and death are life and death. Football is a game. Only a game.

February 26, 2011 | Dick Yarbrough | Community columnists


Yarbrough: For .0000127 cents apiece, Ralston could have gone to Powder Springs

Things are in a mess under the Gold Dome and I may be responsible.

February 19, 2011 | Dick Yarbrough | Community columnists


Yarbrough: Thoughts on Mexico, Egypt and UGA

State Rep. Rich Golick, R-Smyrna, is one of the more able members of the Georgia General Assembly and a serious young man not given to hyperbole. When he gets upset, it is noteworthy.

February 12, 2011 | Dick Yarbrough | Community columnists


Yarbrough: Finally, a call for teacher input

House Majority Whip Ed Lindsey, R-Atlanta, and I decided to quit lobbing mortars at each other and do what we should have done earlier: talk about his proposed legislation to evaluate teachers.

February 05, 2011 | Dick Yarbrough | Community columnists


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Dick Yarbrough: Answer Man solves all of today's vexing puzzles

Hey, boys and girls! What time is it? It's time for Answer Man! The show where we delve into inquiring minds and show you ...

July 23, 2016 | Dick Yarbrough | All viewpoint stories


Dick Yarbrough: It’s time to lower rhetoric, start healing in world gone mad

Have we gone totally, completely insane?

July 16, 2016 | Dick Yarbrough | All viewpoint stories


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