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Dick Yarbrough: Pair of East Hall Local anglers wet a mean line

I mentioned a few weeks back the TBF/FLW High School Fishing Southeastern Conference Championship tournament scheduled for Lake Lanier.

October 24, 2015 | Dick Yarbrough | Community columnists


Dick Yarbrough: The world didn’t end after all

A group out of Philadelphia that does all its worshiping online - "All right, users, let us bow our heads and Twitter" - said recently that the world was going to end Oct. 7.

October 17, 2015 | Dick Yarbrough | Community columnists


Dick Yarbrough: Remembering a special band of Georgia heroes

What a difference a decade makes.

October 10, 2015 | Dick Yarbrough | Community columnists


Dick Yarbrough: Aliens take a pass on invading Earth

Knock! Knock! "Open the door, please!"

October 03, 2015 | Dick Yarbrough | Community columnists


Dick Yarbrough: High school anglers get hooked, join the clubs

Mark Gintert might just have the best job in America. An avid outdoorsman and a successful businessman, Gintert is the national youth director of The Bass Federation, which means he gets to work with young people across the land to introduce them to the joys of fishing through high school fishing clubs.

September 26, 2015 | Dick Yarbrough | Community columnists


Dick Yarbrough: Skeeter Skates hits the stumps at new HQ

This world is full of surprises. I just got a call from Skeeter Skates, owner of Skeeter Skates Stump Removal and Plow Repair in Greater Metropolitan Pooler. That alone is rare.

September 18, 2015 | Dick Yarbrough | Community columnists


Dick Yarbrough: Eulogies offer tributes irreverent but loving

I love a great sense of humor, no matter what its source. That includes obituaries. Joe O'Connor, a great American from Marietta, shared with me a couple of eulogies he thought I might enjoy reading. I did and I deemed them too good to not pass along - edited for length but preserving their spirit.

September 12, 2015 | Dick Yarbrough | Community columnists


Dick Yarbrough: Great-grandson reminds why teachers matter

Dear Cameron Charles Yarbrough:

September 05, 2015 | Dick Yarbrough | Community columnists


Dick Yarbrough: Governor's loyal ally rides off on his own

Unless you are one of the intrepid public servants we keep sending back to the Gold Dome to get you out of our hair, or a lizard-loafered lobbyist lurking around the Capitol with free lunch coupons or members of the news media with coffee stains on their shirts and cynicism in their hearts, the name Brian Robinson may be unfamiliar to you.

August 29, 2015 | Dick Yarbrough | Community columnists


Dick Yarbrough: A look back at a member of ‘Lost Dodd Boys’

To say Betty Wallace loves Georgia Tech is to say Romeo loved Juliet or hogs love slop. It is a simple fact.

August 22, 2015 | Dick Yarbrough | Community columnists


Dick Yarbrough: Random notions on shrimp, vets, carvings and bands

Random thoughts on random subjects:

August 15, 2015 | Dick Yarbrough | Community columnists


Dick Yarbrough: Junior starts sizing up the presidential field

Please don't say anything to Junior E. Lee about this, but I had several people come up to me after a recent speech to ask why they had not seen his observations in the paper recently. If he knew that, he might ask for a raise.

August 08, 2015 | Dick Yarbrough | Community columnists


Dick Yarbrough: Me a liberal? My bed is bone dry

I want you to hear this from me rather than from Donald Trump. I have been outed. I am a "bed-wetting liberal."

August 01, 2015 | Dick Yarbrough | Community columnists


Dick Yarbrough: It's time to make peace over symbols

Blessed are we, the peacemakers. Ours is a lonely lot.

July 25, 2015 | Dick Yarbrough | Community columnists


Dick Yarbrough: Jekyll Island deer get official respect from state

In the midst of all the turmoil over recent Supreme Court decisions on Obamacare and gay marriage, as well as the furor over the Confederate battle flag, you may have missed the big news. The white-tailed deer has been selected the official mammal of the state of Georgia.

July 18, 2015 | Dick Yarbrough | Community columnists


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Dick Yarbrough: Georgia's drought again may require a divine solution

Uh oh. Here we go again. I have been told that we are beginning to experience drought conditions in the state. Somebody needs to alert ...

September 24, 2016 | Dick Yarbrough | All viewpoint stories


Dick Yarbrough: Bucket head has the freedom to be disrespectful

The freedom to be disrepectful

September 17, 2016 | Dick Yarbrough | All viewpoint stories


Dick Yarbrough: Safety officers honored at event embody heroism

I spoke recently to the Peace Officers' Association of Georgia at their annual conference in Savannah and was privileged to witness a group of dedicated ...

September 10, 2016 | Dick Yarbrough | All viewpoint stories


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