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Yarbrough: Commandos get scoop on GPB gig

There is no way I could produce such pithy and thought-provoking essays each week without the help of my columnist commandos. These folks are my private information-gathering experts. They can go anywhere and find out anything. They are the masters of disguise.

July 13, 2013 | Dick Yarbrough | Community columnists


Yarbrough: A smart man who walked a fine line at UGA

I try to make it a habit to hang around with smart people. Given that my IQ is not much larger than my waist line, this isn't difficult to do.

July 06, 2013 | Dick Yarbrough | Community columnists


Yarbrough: Sanders recalls leading Ga. through turbulent era

When Jimmy Carter ran for the state Senate in 1961 and was defeated, he claimed voter fraud. Carl Sanders, president pro tem of the state senate, supported Carter's claim and provided legal counsel from the Democratic Party. Carter prevailed.

June 29, 2013 | Dick Yarbrough | Community columnists


Yarbrough: A tale of friends, strangers and a baseball

This is a story about heroes - good people doing good things. The cast of characters in this performance shares one thing in common: They are strangers to one another. They will meet for the first time via this column. That is what makes this such a good story.

June 22, 2013 | Dick Yarbrough | Community columnists


Yarbrough: The right man for charter schools

I have said it before, but let me repeat: I have no problem with charter schools. I did have a big problem with the ham-handed way last November's charter school referendum was rammed through by proponents.

June 15, 2013 | Dick Yarbrough | Community columnists


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


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Yarbrough: How I learned to accentuate the positive

The Woman Who Shares My Name instructed me that this week's column was to be about positive things. She says she is tired of bad news and thought you felt the same way.

September 20, 2014 | Dick Yarbrough | Community columnists


Yarbrough: College helps fuel Dalton’s rebound

Remember the story of "The Little Engine That Could?" That could well describe the city of Dalton, a town of some 34,000 nestled in the corner of Northwest Georgia not far from the Tennessee line.

September 13, 2014 | Dick Yarbrough | Community columnists


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