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Dick Yarbrough: A bit of marital advice for a pair of newlyweds

Please allow me a bit of a preamble: Nicholas Sanford Wansley is grandson No. 3 chronologically and - pardon a grandfather's pride - a high achiever.

February 11, 2017 | Dick Yarbrough | Columnists


Dick Yarbrough: Dissidents need a long bus trip back to reality

Varoom! Putt! Putt! Putt! Varoom! Putt! Putt! Varoom! Varoom!

February 04, 2017 | Dick Yarbrough | Columnists


Dick Yarbrough: Lesson learned on state's ‘failing schools’ approach

Education is all about learning. The defeat of Amendment 1 last fall by Georgia voters was a learning lesson for its proponents, including Gov. Nathan Deal, who invested a lot of political capital into its passage.

January 28, 2017 | Dick Yarbrough | Columnists


Dick Yarbrough: A turn to the left is not what Democrats need

I hope you will forgive me, but I am going against my better judgment today and sounding like one of those inch-wide, inch-deep political pundits and blah-blah bloggers who can be more boring than a tree stump.

January 21, 2017 | Dick Yarbrough | All viewpoint stories


Dick Yarbrough: Be wary of legislators’ claims

To arms! To arms! The legislature is coming, the legislature is coming!

January 14, 2017 | Dick Yarbrough | Columnists


Dick Yarbrough: Lessons for life — Work hard, dream big, laugh

Dear Cameron Charles Yarbrough:

January 07, 2017 | Dick Yarbrough | Columnists


Dick Yarbrough: Keeping 2017 expectations low, resolutions reasonable

The only thing more useless than socks on a pig are New Year's resolutions. Our intentions are applaudable, but our follow-through usually leaves a bit to be desired.

December 31, 2016 | Dick Yarbrough | Columnists


Dick Yarbrough: We’ve lost our sense of Christmas wonder

This column has become a Christmas tradition and I share with you once again this year. It is dedicated to all who believe.

December 24, 2016 | Dick Yarbrough | Columnists


Dick Yarbrough: Here's hoping Santa fills teachers' stockings

Dear Santa Claus:

December 17, 2016 | Dick Yarbrough | Columnists


Yarbrough: Gainesville community will back Wilheits in time of trouble

Philip Wilheit is a man of no small influence in our state. A community leader and a successful business man - he is president and CEO of Wilheit Packaging in Gainesville - Wilheit is also one of Gov. Nathan Deal's oldest and closest friends and advisers. He served as chairman of Deal's first gubernatorial campaign in 2010 and now sits as a member of the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia.

December 09, 2016 | Dick Yarbrough | All viewpoint stories


Dick Yarbrough: Mount Paran students take a stand for flag

God bless America and God bless Mount Paran Christian School in Cobb County. Before a recent football playoff game, every player on the team came running on the field carrying an American flag.

December 03, 2016 | Dick Yarbrough | All viewpoint stories


Dick Yarbrough: Junior Lee nails the truths other pundits miss

I promised last week I would share with you the results of the latest patent-pending Wikiwinkwink Political Report, courtesy of my colleague, Junior E. Lee, general manager of the Yarbrough Worldwide Media and Pest Control Co., located in Greater Garfield, Ga.

November 26, 2016 | Dick Yarbrough | All viewpoint stories


Dick Yarbrough: Failing schools need better plan than rejected amendment

Dear Gov. Deal:

November 19, 2016 | Dick Yarbrough | All viewpoint stories


Dick Yarbrough: Skeeter has his own unique take on election

One of the dangers of providing you with my opinions each week - besides not having a clue where to put commas - is that it is easy to lose touch with reality and start acting like all the media pundits who think they are so smart that their IQs should be measured with a yardstick. My momma didn't raise me like that.

November 05, 2016 | Dick Yarbrough | All viewpoint stories


Dick Yarbrough: Can the school amendment’s plan really fix failing schools?

In Georgia, it is a political fact of life that whatever the governor wants - no matter who occupies the seat - the governor usually gets. That is because the office controls a lot of money and patronage and can dispense or withhold either, depending on whether or not you support or oppose the governor.

October 29, 2016 | Dick Yarbrough | All viewpoint stories


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Dick Yarbrough: Some people prove ‘you can’t fix stupid’

So what possessed comedian Kathy Griffin to post a picture of herself holding the decapitated and bloody head of the president?

June 24, 2017 | Dick Yarbrough | All viewpoint stories


Dick Yarbrough: Teachers have earned break from cut-and-run crowd

Dear Georgia's Public Schoolteachers:

June 10, 2017 | Dick Yarbrough | All viewpoint stories


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