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Yarbrough: California law is not likely here

The phone rang the other day and on the other end of the line was Gay Blade, the world's flaming liberal. Gay spends a lot of time trying to raise my sensitivity toward liberal issues. So far, she has not had a lot of luck.

July 16, 2011 | Dick Yarbrough | Community columnists


Yarbrough: Why can’t Ralston pay taxes on time?

I own a vacation home in Dawson County - Big Canoe to be exact. Every year, we get a bill for property taxes, and it is paid promptly. If it wasn't, I am afraid someone in the tax office would post my name on the court house door and that my neighbors in Big Canoe would be so horrified they wouldn't make eye contact when I waved at them.

July 09, 2011 | Dick Yarbrough | Community columnists


Yarbrough: Here's a Georgia lawmaker who listens to teachers

I don't think it is an understatement to say that when it comes to public education in Georgia, school teachers don't have much faith in the legislature. Why should they? They hear about private school vouchers, state-approved charter schools, private school scholarships cloaked in secrecy and - oh, yes - furlough days.

July 02, 2011 | Dick Yarbrough | Community columnists


Yarbrough: Minister reflects on 50 years of weddings

Two of my favorite school teachers, grandson Nicholas Wansley and Mandy Bragg, were married last week. It was a beautiful and moving ceremony. I pray their marriage will be as happy as they, their families and friends were on that special day.

June 25, 2011 | Dick Yarbrough | Community columnists


Yarbrough: Tribute to a rare man, father

It has been 27 years since he passed away and not a day goes by that I don't miss him terribly, especially on Father's Day.

June 19, 2011 | Dick Yarbrough | Community columnists


Junior Lee has the answer for Newt ... uh, Leroy

When I heard Newt Gingrich's campaign staff had resigned, I called the premier political analyst in the country to get the lowdown on what really happened. That would be Junior E. Lee, general manager of the Yarbrough Worldwide Media and Pest Control Company, located in Greater Garfield, Georgia.

June 18, 2011 | Dick Yarbrough | Community columnists


Yarbrough: Amen corner in state Capitol pushes private schools

Well, it looks like I am another theological pickle.

June 11, 2011 | Dick Yarbrough | Community columnists


Yarbrough: No apocalypse now means no reason to seek forgiveness

Rats. I thought I could get out of writing a column this week.

June 04, 2011 | Dick Yarbrough | Community columnists


Yarbrough: Thoughts on a singing Jacket, plus Mr. Chips, Pres. Peanut and the Ambassador

One of the greatest singing voices I ever heard and one of the most talented people I ever knew died last week and, yes, he was a Georgia Tech Yellow Jacket through and through.

May 28, 2011 | Dick Yarbrough | Community columnists


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


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Dick Yarbrough: Georgia's drought again may require a divine solution

Uh oh. Here we go again. I have been told that we are beginning to experience drought conditions in the state. Somebody needs to alert ...

September 24, 2016 | Dick Yarbrough | All viewpoint stories


Dick Yarbrough: Bucket head has the freedom to be disrespectful

The freedom to be disrepectful

September 17, 2016 | Dick Yarbrough | All viewpoint stories


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