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The Marine who vanished without a trace in Vietnam

Late on the afternoon of Sept. 21, 1969, Marine Lance Cpl. James W. Jackson Jr. of Atlanta walked into a U.S. Navy medical facility in what was then South Vietnam and vanished without a trace.

September 13, 2015 | By Ron Martz rlmartz@hotmail.com. | Community columnists


Dick Yarbrough: Eulogies offer tributes irreverent but loving

I love a great sense of humor, no matter what its source. That includes obituaries. Joe O'Connor, a great American from Marietta, shared with me a couple of eulogies he thought I might enjoy reading. I did and I deemed them too good to not pass along - edited for length but preserving their spirit.

September 12, 2015 | Dick Yarbrough | Community columnists


Tom Crawford: Politicians are flawed humans, too

State Rep. Allen Peake, R-Macon, is a politician who's had a lot of things going his way.

September 09, 2015 | Tom Crawford | Community columnists


Dick Yarbrough: Great-grandson reminds why teachers matter

Dear Cameron Charles Yarbrough:

September 05, 2015 | Dick Yarbrough | Community columnists


Tom Crawford: Another Web hoax stirs up a tempest

There are millions of people who primarily receive their news and information through items posted on the Internet or sent to them via email or text message.

September 02, 2015 | Tom Crawford | Community columnists


Dick Yarbrough: Governor's loyal ally rides off on his own

Unless you are one of the intrepid public servants we keep sending back to the Gold Dome to get you out of our hair, or a lizard-loafered lobbyist lurking around the Capitol with free lunch coupons or members of the news media with coffee stains on their shirts and cynicism in their hearts, the name Brian Robinson may be unfamiliar to you.

August 29, 2015 | Dick Yarbrough | Community columnists


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 of his body, Jimmy Carter was quite calm and collected in discussing his reaction to the dreaded diagnosis.

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: Real or Imagined?"

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


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


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