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Yarbrough: New GPB producer makes waves

Knock! Knock! Knock!

February 02, 2013 | Dick Yarbrough | Community columnists


Yarbrough: Push to limit lobbyists bears fruit

Don't look now but I think you are beginning to have some impact on the issue of unlimited lobbying expenditures in the legislature.

January 26, 2013 | Dick Yarbrough | Community columnists


Yarbrough: Local newspapers empower us in our democracy

I have the privilege of being with a group of newspaper publishers at the Georgia Press Association's winter gathering in Atlanta this week. It is one of those times I wish my momma and daddy were still around to see the crowd their little boy is hanging out with these days. Momma would be pleased; Daddy would be surprised.

January 19, 2013 | Dick Yarbrough | Community columnists


Yarbrough: Learning to rake imaginary leaves

Dear Cameron Charles Yarbrough:

January 12, 2013 | Dick Yarbrough | Community columnists


Yarbrough: Georgia should go for the goats

My work never ends. Not only do I have to deal with compound verb forms each and every week, the editors insist I throw in some commas along the way for reasons I don't fully understand. I think commas are a nuisance and only serve to get in the way of great thoughts.

January 05, 2013 | Dick Yarbrough | Community columnists


Yarbrough: Sorry, Mayans; a new year is here

I was hoping that for once the Mayans would be right about something and that the world would have ended Dec. 21 as they had said it would. That would have taken care of the fiscal cliff and all the politicians who caused it. A little fire and brimstone would serve them right.

December 29, 2012 | Dick Yarbrough | Community columnists


Yarbrough: Oh, to be in Bethlehem on that holy night

This column was a favorite of my friend, Otis Brumby, Jr., publisher of the Marietta Daily Journal and Neighbor Newspapers, who passed away earlier this year. It is dedicated to his memory.

December 25, 2012 | Dick Yarbrough | Community columnists


Yarbrough: Gainesville state champs end the jinx

By golly, they did it. The Gainesville Red Elephants can finally lay claim to being state football champions. And it wasn't even close. The Class AAAAA title came via a 49-13 thumping of Ware County this past Saturday at the Georgia Dome. This, after having gotten to the state finals six other times only to come out the bridesmaid.

December 22, 2012 | Dick Yarbrough | Community columnists


Yarbrough: Football, family and history from the top Dawg

I called Hall of Fame football coach Vince Dooley this week to get his perspective on UGA's heart-breaking loss to Alabama in the SEC Championship game.

December 15, 2012 | Dick Yarbrough | Community columnists


Yarbrough: Random thoughts on wingnuts, Chipster, teachers

Georgia Sen. Saxby Chambliss is catching heat from right-wingnuts for doing exactly what he should be doing: trying to help the federal government find a way out of the financial morass the country is in.

December 08, 2012 | Dick Yarbrough | Community columnists


Yarbrough: Seceding from US won’t succeed yet again

In case you have been busy doing mundane stuff like eking out a living, you may have missed the news that there is a petition going around that would allow Georgia to secede from the union. As of this writing, there have been 24,579 signatures to the petition.

December 01, 2012 | Dick Yarbrough | Community columnists


Yarbrough: We’re all to blame for decline in church attendance

A recent study from the Pew Forum on Religion and Life reveals that for the first time in our history, fewer than half of American adults say they are Protestant (48 percent). This marks the first time in Pew Research Center surveys that the Protestant share of the population has dipped significantly below 50 percent.

November 24, 2012 | Dick Yarbrough | Community columnists


Yarbrough: Junior Lee weighs in on election

I have just received Junior E. Lee's analysis of the recent election. Junior, as you know, is general manager of the Yarbrough Worldwide Media and Pest Control Company, located in Greater Garfield, Ga., and a certified pest control professional.

November 17, 2012 | Dick Yarbrough | Community columnists


Yarbrough: Honoring our heroes on canvas

As imperfect as we may think ourselves to be, this is still the greatest country on earth. The only thing that can change that is our own apathy and lack of appreciation for the freedoms we have.

November 10, 2012 | Dick Yarbrough | Community columnists


Yarbrough: 10 reasons for ‘no’ vote on charter amendment

The charter school amendment will be decided Tuesday. If it doesn't pass, it will be the greatest upset since David conked Goliath with a rock.

November 03, 2012 | Dick Yarbrough | Community columnists


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Yarbrough: Child abuse, neglect need to be Georgia's priority

April is Child Abuse Prevention Month in Georgia, as proclaimed by Gov. Nathan Deal. Child abuse is a subject I don't like to think about, let alone write about and you would probably just as soon not hear about. But it is there and we need to acknowledge it and demand some solutions.

April 12, 2014 | Dick Yarbrough | Community columnists


Yarbrough: Taking hits from the left and right

Even by my impossibly high standards, this has been a good week.

April 05, 2014 | Dick Yarbrough | Community columnists


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