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Yarbrough: Reflecting on Christmas past, present

Oh boy! It's Christmas time. My favorite time of the year.

February 09, 2008 | Dick Yarbrough | Community columnists


Gardner: Remembering Frank Green, a true friend of the hospital

Upon receiving the news of Frank Green's passing last week, I felt compelled to express my appreciation for the generous man who helped provide the funding to save countless lives in our community.

February 07, 2008 | | Community columnists


Yarbrough: A BRIDGE to graduation, then work

The HOPE scholarship has kept a number of Georgia's brightest kids at home and has vastly improved the academic quality of our state's universities and colleges. If a college education isn't your bag, the state of Georgia also offers one of the best technical education systems in the nation. Great universities and great technical schools in the same state: That combination should be a win-win for our young people, but the wonderful world of education doesn't work that way.

February 06, 2008 | Dick Yarbrough | Community columnists


Glazer: When it was ‘jackass’ day at the zoo

Looks like there's another contender for the Darwin Award.

February 05, 2008 | Teressa Glazer | Community columnists


King: Nuclear plants not worth cost, risk

When I agreed to write for The Times on a regular basis, the paper had only one stipulation: Write about something besides the nuclear industry.

February 05, 2008 | Joan King | Community columnists


Shipp: Georgia is no haven for Clinton in 2008

Hillary Clinton's glide to this year's Democratic presidential nomination has hit a serious snag. Illinois Sen. Barack Obama, her toughest rival, has caught an early wave that is threatening to swamp the Clinton cruise to reassuming the White House.

February 02, 2008 | Bill Shipp | Community columnists


Nichols: Circle of friends makes life worthwhile

Some time ago, a person I knew very well compared me with a rich man in town. "For the rest of your life, you will never have as much money as he has now."

I was just a college teacher with a modest income, so I accepted that comparison as valid. I never did accumulate as much money as he did before his recent departure from life, but I have more treasure than he had because I am enriched by the many people who form circles of love in my life.

February 02, 2008 | Tom Nichols | Community columnists


Shipp: State blew it with Feb. 5 primary

One-time legendary state House Speaker Tom Murphy said, "You've got to be careful with election legislation. More often than not, it doesn't do what you're trying to do, and eventually it backfires."

February 02, 2008 | Bill Shipp | Community columnists


Bowen: Signs over commodes tell the story

"Please flush. Atlanta needs the water."

February 02, 2008 | Alma Bowen | Community columnists


Cornelius: Creating a de facto policy to limit growth

This unwelcome interlude in Hall County's growth gives us an opportunity to discuss more honestly and openly the longer term problems that Hall County faces.

February 02, 2008 | | Community columnists


Shipp: Race is on for the ‘Dumb Trophy’

Maybe everybody's right. Democratic Party politics has fallen off the edge.

February 02, 2008 | Bill Shipp | Community columnists


Yarbrough: Underdog Democrats plan revival

A couple of weeks ago I visited with Georgia House Majority Leader Jerry Keen, R-St. Simons, to get his views on the upcoming legislative session. Last week, I stopped by to see what House Minority Leader DuBose Porter, D-Dublin, had to say about things.

February 02, 2008 | Dick Yarbrough | Community columnists


King: Reject labels; embrace forgiveness

This column is going to be up close and personal. To a certain extent every columnist is a public figure and open to public criticism. That's fine with me. I learn something from every letter or e-mail I get, but I object to labels.

February 02, 2008 | Joan King | Community columnists


Nichols: Bad intelligence led to Iraq war mistake

After I graduated from my university, I went to Washington, D.C., and got a job as an intelligence research analyst. After being cleared to work with sensitive materials including top secret, I entered the large work force that is the intelligence community.

February 02, 2008 | Tom Nichols | Community columnists


Guest Column: Georgians, unite to fight diabetes

As I have traveled the state and met with Georgians from all walks of life, it has become increasingly evident that an issue of priority to many is health care and disease prevention.

February 02, 2008 | By Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle | Community columnists


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Crawford: State's races are closer than expected

If you had told me a year ago that Gov. Nathan Deal would essentially be tied at this point in his re-election campaign with an inexperienced Democratic legislator, I would have asked if you were smoking some of that stuff that is now legally on sale in Colorado.

October 01, 2014 | Tom Crawford | Community columnists


Lessons of history echo with 2 wartime leaders

Anyone with a sense of history who has watched the fascinating new Ken Burns documentary on PBS, "The Roosevelts: An Intimate History," may have experienced a sense of déjà vu during episode six, which chronicles the tumultuous events of 1939-44.

September 28, 2014 | By Ron Martz Guest commentary | Community columnists


Yarbrough: Thinning out alternatives on Jekyll Island

I have one of the most interesting jobs in the world. One day I am advising world leaders on the nuances of international monetary policy. The next day I am consoling a distraught reader who thinks I need to "look within myself spiritually."

September 27, 2014 | Dick Yarbrough | Community columnists


Crawford: Georgia's economic experiment didn't work

Over the past 10 years, Georgia has served as the location for a wide-ranging experiment in economic theory.

September 24, 2014 | Tom Crawford | Community columnists


King: Putting on our best face is the natural human default

Until I heard her speak at a benefit luncheon, I thought Ronda Rich was a bit of an empty-headed lightweight. I was wrong, wrong, wrong, and she has become one of my must-read columnists.

September 23, 2014 | Joan King | Community columnists


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


Glazer: Yes, spare the rod; don't hurt the child

I don't pay a lot of attention to football. Even though I was a proud Red Elephant during the heyday of Bobby Gruhn and Tommy West, I just never caught the fever. Four years at the University of Alabama during the reign of Bear Bryant did nothing to pique my interest. Since I married a man whose football apathy mirrored my own, there was never an incentive to learn or follow the game.

September 19, 2014 | Teressa Glazer | Community columnists


Crawford: Parties fight battle of the ballot

In our system of government where citizens elect those who will make the decisions for them, voter registration and the casting of ballots are the fundamental elements of democracy - the blocking and tackling, to use a football analogy.

September 17, 2014 | Tom Crawford | Community columnists


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