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Yarbrough: Answer Man’s wisdom on display

Well, boys and girls, I see by the old clock on the wall that it is June already. We know what that means. It is time for Answer Man to dig into the Question Box and see what is on your hearts and minds and assorted body parts.

June 08, 2013 | Dick Yarbrough | Community columnists


Yarbrough: Waiting for atheists to create a sunset or platypus

Dear God:

June 01, 2013 | Dick Yarbrough | Community columnists


Yarbrough: Proving public school students aren't blueberries

Dear public school teachers in Georgia: It looks as if you have survived another year of underwhelming support from state legislators, many of whom would kiss a tree toad if so instructed by the anti-public education crowd. I know it is frustrating but as my daddy used to say, consider the source.

May 25, 2013 | Dick Yarbrough | Community columnists


Yarbrough: Dalton mayor ponders uphill fight in 2014

David Pennington, the mayor of Dalton, is making noises about challenging incumbent Gov. Nathan Deal in the 2014 Republican primary.

May 18, 2013 | Dick Yarbrough | Community columnists


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


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Yarbrough: Be proud of Southern drawl, y’all

I just learned of a book called, "Say Goodbye to your Southern Accent." Gosh dang. What is wrong with a Southern accent?

August 16, 2014 | Dick Yarbrough | Community columnists


Yarbrough: A reminder why teaching is a noble calling

Dear Georgia Public School Teachers:

August 09, 2014 | Dick Yarbrough | Community columnists


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