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Yarbrough: Crimea river — The scoop on Putin

Since the policy of the federal government seems to be to snoop on the conversations of private citizens, I thought it would be appropriate if we turned the tables on them. So, I authorized my columnist commandos to infiltrate the White House disguised as Teleprompters and get the real scoop on the latest developments in Ukraine.

March 29, 2014 | Dick Yarbrough | Community columnists


Yarbrough: Honoring a great journalist’s life on canvas

I was at the sausage-making plant last week, better known as the Georgia General Assembly. I was there for a good cause. The state Senate was honoring Dick Pettys, one of the finest journalists to walk through the doors of the state Capitol, and I was asked to be a part of that special day.

March 22, 2014 | Dick Yarbrough | Community columnists


Yarbrough: Left-lane lollygaggers, beware — House is targeting you

The scene: I-16 near Dublin. WAAANGH! REEP! REEP! REEP!

March 15, 2014 | Dick Yarbrough | Community columnists


Yarbrough: State senator works to refine school standard

As predicted in this space a few weeks ago, there is compromise legislation pending in the General Assembly regarding the Common Core curriculum, the controversial program which seeks to establish consistent education standards across the country.

March 08, 2014 | Dick Yarbrough | Community columnists


Yarbrough: Rookie lawmaker gets a spanking

The Cherokee County Republican Party has a blurb on its website about Rep. Sam Moore, who won the 22nd District ouse seat earlier this month following the death of veteran lawmaker Calvin Hill. Among other tidbits about Moore are his hobbies, including this: "Playing jokes … watch out. You have been warned!"

March 01, 2014 | Dick Yarbrough | Community columnists


Yarbrough: Which is a priority? Protecting kids or arming worshipers?

Let me run some numbers by you.

February 22, 2014 | Dick Yarbrough | Community columnists


Yarbrough: Pondering guns, schools, Carter statue

Many of you have written to say you oppose House Bill 875, which would allow weapons in houses of worship and is currently making its way through the state legislature faster than a speeding bullet. I suggest you let the bill's author, State Rep. Rick Jasperse, R-Jasper, know, too. Call him at 404-656-0188, or email rick.jasperse@house.ga.gov.

February 15, 2014 | Dick Yarbrough | Community columnists


Yarbrough: State of the Column promises humor in every pot

My fellow Georgians, in order to keep my national certification as a modest and much-beloved columnist, it is a requirement that I submit to you annually a State of the Column message. This I do today. (Yea! Clap! Clap! Clap!)

February 08, 2014 | Dick Yarbrough | Community columnists


Yarbrough: Legislature’s aim on guns is off

American humorist Will Rogers once said, "I don't make jokes. I just watch the government and report the facts."

February 01, 2014 | Dick Yarbrough | Community columnists


Yarbrough: What good is a longer life without banana pudding?

I read a news report this week that says while we are living a lot longer in the U.S., people in other countries are living even longer. Bummer.

January 25, 2014 | Dick Yarbrough | Community columnists


Yarbrough: Don’t let friendships fade away

If this sounds like name-dropping, I apologize but I am trying to make a point here.

January 18, 2014 | Dick Yarbrough | Community columnists


Yarbrough: To my grandson — always aim high

Dear Cameron:

January 11, 2014 | Dick Yarbrough | Community columnists


Yarbrough: Keep an eye on Ga. lawmakers

This could be a very important piece of information I am about to share with you. Whether it is or not is up to you. It depends on how much you care about the money being spent on our state's politicians. If you don't care and want to cop the "it doesn't make any difference" attitude, then I suggest you blow the dust off the ol' Funk & Wagnall and look up the word "apathy." Or go kiss a goat. Your choice.

January 04, 2014 | Dick Yarbrough | Community columnists


Yarbrough: Some serious soothsaying for 2104

Good grief. I just took a peek at next week's calendar. It says 2014. That can't be correct. I'm still waiting for Y2K and for all our computers to crash. I must have overslept.

December 28, 2013 | Dick Yarbrough | Community columnists


Yarbrough: There is much to believe in at Christmas

This column first ran in 2010. The status of Cameron Charles Yarbrough has been updated, but the message remains timeless.

December 21, 2013 | Dick Yarbrough | Community columnists


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Yarbrough: Taxpayers on the hook for mishandled ethics probe

In 1997, Gov. Zell Miller appointed me to fill a vacant seat on the five-member State Ethics Commission and then reappointed me to a full term where I served until 2002. It was a rewarding experience and I am proud of the good things we accomplished at the commission.

July 26, 2014 | Dick Yarbrough | Community columnists


Yarbrough: Waxing poetic despite laureate snub

"I have gotten bad news and am much the worse for it.

July 19, 2014 | Dick Yarbrough | Community columnists


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