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Yarbrough: NCAA urged to pass on UGA’s Adams

Bob Ryan, noted sports columnist for the Boston Globe, recently ripped the National Collegiate Athletic Association for considering University of Georgia president Michael Adams as CEO of that organization to succeed the late Myles Brand, saying it would be a "colossal mistake." The NCAA search is being conducted by Parker Executive Search of Atlanta, the same firm that recommended Adams for the UGA job.

April 17, 2010 | Dick Yarbrough | Community columnists


Yarbrough: The customer does still come first

Sometime ago I mentioned the worst customer service and the best customer service I ever received - all in the same week. I reprise the saga because the hero of the story recently and tragically died.

April 10, 2010 | Dick Yarbrough | Community columnists


Yarbrough: Georgians getting hosed in the Dome

I have a lot of respect for third-term state Sen. Ronnie Chance, R-Tyrone. Sen. Chance's father, Louie, and I grew up in College Park and I know for a fact the young man comes from good stock. Louie Chance is a Great American.

April 03, 2010 | Dick Yarbrough | Community columnists


Yarbrough: Coastal college primed as major player

Even conceding our state's seemingly clueless attitude toward understanding the importance of education to Georgia's future prosperity, our politicians and bureaucrats are going to have a hard time screwing up the College of Coastal Georgia. The institution simply has too much going for it.

March 27, 2010 | Dick Yarbrough | Community columnists


Yarbrough: More guns, fewer judges — Bad ideas

Senate Majority Whip Mitch Seabaugh, R-Sharpsburg, wants to eliminate a bunch of Superior Court judges in Georgia. Seabaugh says getting rid of 19 judges would save the state $13 million to $14 million.

March 20, 2010 | Dick Yarbrough | Community columnists


Yarbrough: Horsing around with state budget

In the midst of one of the worst economic crises in memory, members of the Georgia General Assembly have to make some extremely difficult financial decisions. I don't envy them their job.

March 13, 2010 | Dick Yarbrough | Community columnists


Yarbrough: We should rate parents, not just teachers

I am up to my gizzard with our governor, legislature and assorted bureaucrats stomping around in public education with little regard for the consequences of their actions. Example: One school system in the state has been considering allowing the police to bring Tasers into the schools to quell unruly students.

February 27, 2010 | Dick Yarbrough | Community columnists


Yarbrough: Microchips off the old block in Senate

While you and I have been tending to the mundane matters of life like filing our taxes and paying our bills, members of the General Assembly have been watching too many science fiction movies.

February 13, 2010 | Dick Yarbrough | Community columnists


Yarbrough: Skeeter puts it all in perspective

Whenever this world starts looking too complicated, I call my friend Skeeter Skates, owner of Skeeter's Tree Stump Removal and Plow Repair in Greater Metropolitan Pooler. Skeeter has a wonderful way of putting things into perspective.

February 06, 2010 | Dick Yarbrough | Community columnists


Yarbrough: Georgia needs a tea party protest

What this state needs is a good old-fashioned tea party. Not one directed at the liberal weenies in Washington who tried to ram health care reform down our throats. This protest needs to focus on the state of Georgia.

January 30, 2010 | Dick Yarbrough | Community columnists


Yarbrough: Legislature reminds us of a goat’s limits

Let's cut our legislators a little slack before they begin their deliberations in the current session of the General Assembly. They need some time to get adjusted. You don't just go to Atlanta and start passing laws.

January 23, 2010 | Dick Yarbrough | Community columnists


Yarbrough: The ‘Elephant Doc Governor’s legacy

I read where Gov. Sonny Perdue held a pep rally at the Capitol for state agency heads, state employees and assorted bass fishermen to fire up the troops as he prepares for the last year of what has been a scintillating two terms as our leader.

January 16, 2010 | Dick Yarbrough | Community columnists


Yarbrough: Advice to grandsons for year ahead

To Brian and Thomas Yarbrough and Nicholas Wansley:

January 09, 2010 | Dick Yarbrough | Community columnists


Yarbrough: It’s a new year, but don’t tell the shrimp

You can stick a fork in 2009. It is done. I can't say I am sad to see it go except that it puts me one year closer to the ultimate conversation with my Maker, who can't wait to hear my excuses for a life not lived as well as He and I would have liked.

January 02, 2010 | Dick Yarbrough | Community columnists


Yarbrough: Some treasures money can’t buy

I am a rich man, a man of incalculable wealth.

December 26, 2009 | Dick Yarbrough | Community columnists


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Dick Yarbrough: Adams’ return to Malibu was best for all

Dr. Michael Adams, former president of the University of Georgia, has announced he is returning to Pepperdine University, in the wilds of Malibu, Calif., to become chancellor Aug. 1. He had once been that institution's vice president of university affairs.

July 04, 2015 | Dick Yarbrough | Community columnists


Dick Yarbrough: One man who defined a successful life

Five young men, ages 18 to 23. Two college graduates. Two currently attending college. The youngest headed that way this fall. All good students. All excellent athletes. All standing resolutely before a large assemblage to pay tribute to their grandfather, Rob Neely, who passed away recently after a courageous battle with cancer. And what a tribute it was.

June 27, 2015 | Dick Yarbrough | Community columnists


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