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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


Dick Yarbrough: Cagle lays out his education vision for Georgia

Once upon a time, there was a lieutenant governor in Georgia who later became governor. He had a vision for improving public education in the state. His name was Zell Miller.

October 22, 2016 | Dick Yarbrough | All viewpoint stories


Dick Yarbrough: Bank’s lapses can hurt whole business world

There is nothing more important than your good name. I inherited mine from one of the most honest and ethical men I ever knew: my father. A man without a lot of education or sophistication, his was a world of right and wrong, good and bad, legal or illegal.

October 15, 2016 | Dick Yarbrough | All viewpoint stories


Dick Yarbrough: Georgia is bigger, better than all those places that fit inside it

Today's topic will not include commentary on a bunch of immature multimillionaires who play a kids' game and who are being goaded by special interest groups into disrespecting a country that allows them the freedom to do so.

October 08, 2016 | Dick Yarbrough | All viewpoint stories


Dick Yarbrough: Apparently I'm now a bed-wetting liberal redneck

I've got both sides angry at me

October 01, 2016 | Dick Yarbrough | All viewpoint stories


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Articles By Author - Dick Yarbrough


Dick Yarbrough: No fake news, broccoli nor opera arias here

According to our tweeter-in-chief, there is a lot of fake news running around these days. I think he is talking about the national television networks ...

May 20, 2017 | Dick Yarbrough | All viewpoint stories


Dick Yarbrough: It insults hogs when you compare them to politicians

A few years ago, I decided that what this country needed was an organization that specialized in both in-depth analysis of major political developments as ...

May 13, 2017 | Dick Yarbrough | Columnists


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