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Yarbrough: Keep an eye on Ga. lawmakers

This could be a very important piece of information I am about to share with you. Whether it is or not is up to you. It depends on how much you care about the money being spent on our state's politicians. If you don't care and want to cop the "it doesn't make any difference" attitude, then I suggest you blow the dust off the ol' Funk & Wagnall and look up the word "apathy." Or go kiss a goat. Your choice.

January 04, 2014 | Dick Yarbrough | Community columnists


Yarbrough: Some serious soothsaying for 2104

Good grief. I just took a peek at next week's calendar. It says 2014. That can't be correct. I'm still waiting for Y2K and for all our computers to crash. I must have overslept.

December 28, 2013 | Dick Yarbrough | Community columnists


Yarbrough: There is much to believe in at Christmas

This column first ran in 2010. The status of Cameron Charles Yarbrough has been updated, but the message remains timeless.

December 21, 2013 | Dick Yarbrough | Community columnists


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


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Articles By Author - Dick Yarbrough


Yarbrough: The lasting gift of friendship

Maybe it's the fact I have more days in the rearview mirror than I have ahead of me, but at this special time of year I am more aware than ever of the gift of friendships.

December 20, 2014 | Dick Yarbrough | Community columnists


Yarbrough: Charters school progressing in Georgia

You may recall I vigorously opposed passage of a constitutional amendment in 2012, creating the State Charter School Commission to allow an alternative method for authorizing charter schools in Georgia.

December 14, 2014 | Dick Yarbrough | Community columnists


Yarbrough: Maybe I was wrong about charter school changes

You may recall I vigorously opposed passage of a constitutional amendment in 2012, creating the State Charter School Commission to allow an alternative method for authorizing charter schools in Georgia.

December 13, 2014 | Dick Yarbrough | Community columnists


Yarbrough: On a postgame exile in Bora Bora

This was written in a cave somewhere in Greater Bora Bora. The column was floated across the ocean in an RC Cola bottle to this newspaper. (I have no idea how the editors got it from bottle to print. I assumed that if editors can figure out where commas go, they ought to be able to figure out how to print a column in a bottle.)

December 06, 2014 | Dick Yarbrough | Community columnists


Yarbrough: Carl Sanders — A great man, a Georgia giant

On my "To Do" list last week was a reminder to call former Gov. Carl Sanders and see if he had any thoughts on how to get the field at Sanford Stadium named for the University of Georgia's former coach and athletic director Vince Dooley. I knew he would like the idea and perhaps could jerk a few chains I seem to have been unable to rattle thus far.

November 29, 2014 | Dick Yarbrough | Community columnists


Yarbrough: Wingnuts and weenies; Junior’s early peek at 2016

I was on St. Simons Island last week scarfing down massive amounts of corn-fried shrimp at the exquisite little Georgia Sea Grill when someone came to the table to inquire if Junior E. Lee had finished his analysis of the recent election. That really puffed Junior up when I told him that.

November 22, 2014 | Dick Yarbrough | Community columnists


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