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Tom Crawford: As school starts, the games over the games begin

Another school year is underway in our state, which means that it's time to start complaining about the Georgia High School Association.

August 12, 2015 | Tom Crawford | Community columnists


Dick Yarbrough: Junior starts sizing up the presidential field

Please don't say anything to Junior E. Lee about this, but I had several people come up to me after a recent speech to ask why they had not seen his observations in the paper recently. If he knew that, he might ask for a raise.

August 08, 2015 | Dick Yarbrough | Community columnists


Tom Crawford: Georgians, get ready to place your bets

Casino gambling is coming to Georgia. That is probably the horse to bet on.

August 05, 2015 | Tom Crawford | Community columnists


Dick Yarbrough: Me a liberal? My bed is bone dry

I want you to hear this from me rather than from Donald Trump. I have been outed. I am a "bed-wetting liberal."

August 01, 2015 | Dick Yarbrough | Community columnists


Tom Crawford: Georgia takes good care of its billionaires

Georgia is a state where we measure ourselves by how other people think of us.

July 29, 2015 | Tom Crawford | Community columnists


Guest column: ADA righted wrongs, but work remains

I don't remember what I was doing on Sunday, July 26, 1987, but that next year I was fighting for my life in intensive care after a motorcycle accident. First at Northeast Georgia Medical Center, and then the famed Shepherd Center in Atlanta.

July 26, 2015 | By Justin Pressley Guest columnist | Community columnists


Dick Yarbrough: It's time to make peace over symbols

Blessed are we, the peacemakers. Ours is a lonely lot.

July 25, 2015 | Dick Yarbrough | Community columnists


Tom Crawford: Lawmakers have to defuse an explosive issue

With the legalization of fireworks this year, Georgia residents had a blast over the Fourth of July weekend - literally.

July 22, 2015 | Tom Crawford | Community columnists


The foster dilemma: Whether to adopt

I thought the judge would make all the decisions.

July 19, 2015 | Shannon Casas | Community columnists


Dick Yarbrough: Jekyll Island deer get official respect from state

In the midst of all the turmoil over recent Supreme Court decisions on Obamacare and gay marriage, as well as the furor over the Confederate battle flag, you may have missed the big news. The white-tailed deer has been selected the official mammal of the state of Georgia.

July 18, 2015 | Dick Yarbrough | Community columnists


Tom Crawford: Business trumps tradition when it comes to flag flap

Some wars are not fought on battlefields these days. They are fought on social networks with the weapons of Twitter feeds and Facebook memes.

July 15, 2015 | Tom Crawford | Community columnists


Essay: Beware the pitfalls of rewriting history

It has been with no small amount of puzzlement that I have read the multitude of mea culpas gushing from some of my former newspaper colleagues, many of whom are sons of the South, decrying the sins of the South following the wanton murders of nine people in a church in Charleston, S.C., last month.

July 12, 2015 | By Ron Martz rlmartz@hotmail.com | Community columnists


Dick Yarbrough: 17 years later, hedges still need trimming

It was supposed to be one-and-done, but it didn't work out that way.

July 11, 2015 | Dick Yarbrough | Community columnists


Tom Crawford: Saving water today beats toilet to tap tomorrow

This is what's happening in California as the state tries to cope with a record-breaking drought that is now in its fourth year.

July 08, 2015 | Tom Crawford | Community columnists


Dick Yarbrough: Adams’ return to Malibu was best for all

Dr. Michael Adams, former president of the University of Georgia, has announced he is returning to Pepperdine University, in the wilds of Malibu, Calif., to become chancellor Aug. 1. He had once been that institution's vice president of university affairs.

July 04, 2015 | Dick Yarbrough | Community columnists


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Tom Crawford: Carter shows a special kind of courage

When he sat down in a room full of journalists at the Carter Center to talk about the cancer that has spread to several parts ...

August 26, 2015 | Tom Crawford | Community columnists


Dick Yarbrough: A look back at a member of ‘Lost Dodd Boys’

To say Betty Wallace loves Georgia Tech is to say Romeo loved Juliet or hogs love slop. It is a simple fact.

August 22, 2015 | Dick Yarbrough | Community columnists


Tom Crawford: Trump’s right about cronyism, political patronage

Donald Trump's campaign for the Republican presidential nomination seems to defy gravity and all the other laws of nature.

August 19, 2015 | Tom Crawford | Community columnists


Essay: Does traditional media lean left?

During the 2012 presidential election campaign I taught an upper-level journalism seminar at the University of North Georgia titled "Media Bias in the Political Process ...

August 16, 2015 | By Ron Martz rlmartz@hotmail.com. | Community columnists


Dick Yarbrough: Random notions on shrimp, vets, carvings and bands

Random thoughts on random subjects:

August 15, 2015 | Dick Yarbrough | Community columnists


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