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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


Yarbrough: Speaker’s trip was a Thanksgiving turkey

I wonder if our intrepid public servants at the Gold Dome understand how arrogant and out-of-touch they look to We the Unwashed - or if they even care.

January 29, 2011 | Dick Yarbrough | Community columnists


Ice doesn’t chill out Georgia media, politics

The past week you would have thought we were living in two different states. North of the Gnat Line, it seemed like Siberia. Even possums and yard dogs were hugging each other trying to stay warm. South of the line, folks assumed that God was punishing North Georgia for having taken most of the political power in the last election.

January 22, 2011 | Dick Yarbrough | Community columnists


Yarbrough: To my grandsons — faster not always better

To Nicholas Wansley and Brian and Thomas Yarbrough:

January 15, 2011 | Dick Yarbrough | Community columnists


Yarbrough: Evaluate society, not just teachers

Oh great. Now, the Obama administration is getting involved in public education in Georgia.

January 08, 2011 | Dick Yarbrough | Community columnists


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Dick Yarbrough: Here's a Sebastian who is the real deal

I don't know how school teachers manage to do what they do and do it as well as they do, given the obstacles tossed ...

June 25, 2016 | Dick Yarbrough | All viewpoint stories


Dick Yarbrough: Politicians and bugs, they’re all pests to Junior Lee

I had hoped to catch you up on the current status of the presidential race before now but in order to do so, I needed ...

June 18, 2016 | Dick Yarbrough | All viewpoint stories


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