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Yarbrough: LaGrange College senior triumphs over adversity

This is the story of courage. This is a story of tenacity. This is the story of Hill Daniel.

May 11, 2013 | Dick Yarbrough | Community columnists


Yarbrough: Big Bird, talking frogs plague GPB

Big Bird, talking frogs plague GPB

May 04, 2013 | Dick Yarbrough | Community columnists


Yarbrough: Boston attack awakens memories of ’96 Atlanta bombing

When the terrorist attacks occurred in Boston during the running of the Boston Marathon, memories came flooding back of our own dark days in Atlanta.

April 27, 2013 | Dick Yarbrough | Community columnists


Yarbrough: Some random thoughts from the new chair

It turns out that you can go home again. I recently established a chair in crisis communications leadership at the Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communications at my beloved University of Georgia.

April 20, 2013 | Dick Yarbrough | Community columnists


Yarbrough: UGA's best-kept athletic secret

They are the best University of Georgia athletic team you have likely never heard of. They have won five national titles and go into next week's national championships one of the favorites to win it all again. Their home record is 44-1.

April 13, 2013 | Dick Yarbrough | Community columnists


Yarbrough: Skeeter isn’t sold on state's ethics bill

When the phone rang, I knew who was on the other end: Skeeter Skates, owner of Skeeter's Tree Stump Removal and Plow Repair in Greater Metropolitan Pooler. I can't tell you exactly why, but the phone always sounds more urgent when Skeeter calls.

April 06, 2013 | Dick Yarbrough | Community columnists


Yarbrough: Into the lion’s den, but for a good cause

I have a good idea what Daniel felt like when he was tossed into the lion's den way back yonder. I found myself last week on the floor of the state House and state Senate, looking eyeball-to-eyeball with some of the very folks I have cuffed around in this space over the years.

March 30, 2013 | Dick Yarbrough | Community columnists


Yarbrough: Always thankful for our state’s natural beauty

It is a theological fact that God really likes Georgia. That is why He put mountains in North Georgia and the Golden Isles smack up against the Atlantic Ocean and added a bunch of lakes and parks and historical sites in between. Otherwise, we could have been Iran. Or Detroit.

March 23, 2013 | Dick Yarbrough | Community columnists


Yarbrough: Judge earns spot at head of table

Let's face it. Judges can be pretty scary folks to We the Unwashed. About the only time we ever see them is when we are called for jury duty or when - Heaven forbid - we are a plaintiff or defendant or a witness, wishing we could be anywhere but in the courtroom.

March 16, 2013 | Dick Yarbrough | Community columnists


Yarbrough: Party isn’t over yet at state Capitol

The Georgia House of Representatives has passed an ethics reform bill and has sent it on its way to the Senate for its consideration and action.

March 09, 2013 | Dick Yarbrough | Community columnists


Yarbrough: Teachers make more than money

My recent observations on the lack of respect given public school teachers in Georgia engendered a lot of responses but none better than this story sent to me by my friend, David Egan, co-director of the Initiative to Protect Jekyll Island and a former educator himself.

March 02, 2013 | Dick Yarbrough | Community columnists


Yarbrough: State of the Column: Forever thankful for the humor impaired

My fellow Americans: (Yea! Clap! Clap! Clap!) I come to you today to report on the state of your column - and it is your column because without you, I would be writing to myself which doesn't make any sense. (Yea! Clap! Clap! Clap!)

February 23, 2013 | Dick Yarbrough | Community columnists


Yarbrough: Ralston gets on the right side of ethics reform

Ralston now on right side of ethics reform

February 16, 2013 | Dick Yarbrough | Community columnists


Yarbrough: Walking away from schools won’t fix them

As many of you recall, I opposed the recent charter school amendment, not because I oppose charter schools - I don't - but because I thought the wording of the amendment was duplicitous.

February 09, 2013 | Dick Yarbrough | Community columnists


Yarbrough: New GPB producer makes waves

Knock! Knock! Knock!

February 02, 2013 | Dick Yarbrough | Community columnists


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Yarbrough: Waxing poetic despite laureate snub

"I have gotten bad news and am much the worse for it.

July 19, 2014 | Dick Yarbrough | Community columnists


Yarbrough: Junior Lee weighs in on pests of all kinds

With the July 22 runoff elections fast approaching, I called Junior E. Lee, general manager of the Yarbrough Worldwide Media and Pest Control Company, located in Greater Garfield, Ga., to get his thoughts on the various races and to see who he thinks will make it to the finals of the November general election and who will be eliminated this round.

July 12, 2014 | Dick Yarbrough | Community columnists


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