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Yarbrough: Like Mandela, Andy Young’s journey one of forgiveness

Former South African President Nelson Mandela has received much-deserved praise following his death on Dec. 5 at the age of 95, and rightly so. South Africa could have sunk into chaos and a bloody civil war with Mandela's rise to power following 27 years of imprisonment and the end of apartheid.

December 14, 2013 | Dick Yarbrough | Community columnists


Yarbrough: It’s time we saluted all of UGA’s winners

It was as ugly as a wart hog, but for the 11th time in the past 12 years, 38th of the past 50 and 65th out of 108, the University of Georgia, the oldest state-chartered university in the nation, located in Athens, the Classic City of the South has bested You-Know-Where Institute of Technology for the State Football Championship, 41-34.

December 07, 2013 | Dick Yarbrough | Community columnists


Yarbrough: Tweaking the humor-impaired

Knock! Knock! Knock!

November 30, 2013 | Dick Yarbrough | Community columnists


Yarbrough: Celebrating a full horn of thankfulness

Last week, family and friends gathered in the small town of Chattahoochee Hills, south of Atlanta, to celebrate a life well-lived. Our late grandson, Zack Wansley, was honored at the dedication of "Zack's Glade," a pristine and picturesque piece of Cochran Mill Park near where he died while training for the Atlanta Marathon in 2008.

November 23, 2013 | Dick Yarbrough | Community columnists


Yarbrough: A big ‘woof’ to the new top Dog

Dear Dr. Morehead:

November 16, 2013 | Dick Yarbrough | Community columnists


Yarbrough: Wackos to find a new home on Mars

I have some good news and some bad news.

November 09, 2013 | Dick Yarbrough | Community columnists


Yarbrough: So why not a statue for Sonny?

Ring! Ring! Ring!

November 02, 2013 | Dick Yarbrough | Community columnists


Yarbrough: Junior Lee holds court on pests and polls

I called Junior E. Lee, general manager of the Yarbrough Worldwide Media and Pest Control Company located in Greater Garfield, Ga., to see what kind of reactions he was getting from the public to the recent shutdown of the federal government.

October 26, 2013 | Dick Yarbrough | Community columnists


Yarbrough: A Nobel goal goes unrealized

Bummer. I just learned that I did not win the Nobel Peace Prize again this year. This is getting old. I was so confident this time that I had my tuxedo pressed and new laces put in my Converse Chuck Taylor All-Star high-top sneakers.

October 19, 2013 | Dick Yarbrough | Community columnists


Yarbrough: Ga. driver's services agency works to get it right

After a friend told me she had waited 3« hours recently to get her Georgia driver's license renewed and then had to deal with a clerk that could have passed for a robot - and an unhelpful one, at that - I thought this to be a typical example of a bunch of government bureaucrats who don't care because they don't have to. Where else are we going to go to get our driver's licenses renewed? Burger King?

October 12, 2013 | Dick Yarbrough | Community columnists


Yarbrough: Another case for tougher legislative ethics rules

Despite the rants of publicity-seeking bigots, the blather of Twitter twits and a national news media more interested in scooping the competition than in accurate reporting, the fact is that our American system of justice presumes one is innocent until proven guilty.

October 05, 2013 | Dick Yarbrough | Community columnists


Yarbrough: Sports ticket ban is a 1st step on ethics reform

It looks like our legislators are about to lose one of their most cherished perks: free football tickets. Bless their hearts.

September 28, 2013 | Dick Yarbrough | Community columnists


Yarbrough: We the Unwashed say ‘no’ to Syrian war

Dear Syrian rebels: I thought I'd take a minute to correspond with you as you resume your efforts to overthrow Syrian dictator Bashar Assad. You are no doubt disappointed that the United States government chose not to come to your aid as promised. There is a good reason and that is my purpose in writing you. Although I am not an official of the United States government, I am part of a group known as We the Unwashed. Put the blame squarely on us.

September 21, 2013 | Dick Yarbrough | Community columnists


Yarbrough: Politics risks broccoli up my nose

It is flattering to have readers tell me I should run for public office. There are also an equal number of adoring fans that say I should stick my head in a bucket of tar. But that is a topic for another day.

September 14, 2013 | Dick Yarbrough | Community columnists


Yarbrough: A rare find — a legislator with a sense of humor

Rats! As if creating this profound and pithy prose each week wasn't hard enough, now I have discovered a legislator with a sense of humor. The apocalypse is upon us.

September 07, 2013 | Dick Yarbrough | Community columnists


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Yarbrough: Child abuse, neglect need to be Georgia's priority

April is Child Abuse Prevention Month in Georgia, as proclaimed by Gov. Nathan Deal. Child abuse is a subject I don't like to think about, let alone write about and you would probably just as soon not hear about. But it is there and we need to acknowledge it and demand some solutions.

April 12, 2014 | Dick Yarbrough | Community columnists


Yarbrough: Taking hits from the left and right

Even by my impossibly high standards, this has been a good week.

April 05, 2014 | Dick Yarbrough | Community columnists


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