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Archive By Author - Dick Yarbrough


Dick Yarbrough: Much too beloved to seek public office

My fellow Americans, it is with heavy heart that I inform you today that I am not now nor will I become a candidate for public office.

April 08, 2017 | Dick Yarbrough | Columnists


Dick Yarbrough: Still modest, much-beloved and with a dry bed

I regret I won't have time this week to get into the details about how Barack Obama managed to wiretap Donald Trump's shoelaces or what life was like in Mongolia during the Qing dynasty (1644-1911).

March 25, 2017 | Dick Yarbrough | Columnists


Dick Yarbrough: Ticking down the days to onion time

After almost two decades of doing this, you think I would have figured out by now what pushes your hot button.

March 18, 2017 | Dick Yarbrough | Columnists


Dick Yarbrough: State has a better plan to fix struggling schools

Don't look now, but the initiative to deal with low-performing schools in Georgia has taken a big step toward becoming law.

March 11, 2017 | Dick Yarbrough | All viewpoint stories


Dick Yarbrough: Good customer service is a lost art

Sometimes I wonder if good customer service has gone the way of the dodo bird and 8-track tapes.

March 04, 2017 | Dick Yarbrough | Columnists


Dick Yarbrough: Celebrating a hero of Olympian stature

Dr. Melvin Pender Jr. is a bona fide American hero: An Olympic gold medalist (4x100 relay in the 1968 Mexico City Games at 31 years of age); a Bronze Star recipient with two tours of duty in Vietnam, retiring as a captain after having joined the Army at 17; a college graduate; a member of 11 halls of fame; a coach; an author and motivational speaker; a cancer survivor and a devout Christian.

February 25, 2017 | Dick Yarbrough | Columnists


Dick Yarbrough: Sonny knows all about swamp draining

You may have read that unusually cold winter in parts of Europe as well as drought conditions in the southwest United States have created a severe shortage of broccoli.

February 18, 2017 | Dick Yarbrough | Columnists


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


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