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Yarbrough: Heaven can wait — I've got Athens

I have said it before but it bears repeating: If I don't qualify for heaven (a distinct possibility), my preferred alternates are: a. Athens, Ga., on a crisp fall Saturday afternoon; b. Athens, Ga., on a warm spring day; or c. Athens, Ga., on any day.

June 21, 2014 | Dick Yarbrough | Community columnists


Crawford: Kingston gives Perdue an opening

It all seemed to be breaking the right way for Rep. Jack Kingston after the Senate Republican primary.

June 18, 2014 | Tom Crawford | Community columnists


King: Little things can add up quickly

Does anybody actually listen to robo phone calls?

June 17, 2014 | Joan King | Community columnists


Yarbrough: Big-leaguer found his dream

Before the start of the 1996 Centennial Olympic Games, Billy Payne, the organization's CEO, reminded everyone that while much of the attention during the Games would be focused on the high-profile athletes, not to forget that all 10,000 athletes from the 107 countries represented were and would forever be Olympians - a title very few people in the world would ever attain.

June 14, 2014 | Dick Yarbrough | Community columnists


Glazer: Story closes on iconic local bookstore

I hate when a local business closes. The only exception is when the long-time owners are folding up shop so they can move to the tropics.

June 13, 2014 | Teressa Glazer | Community columnists


Crawford: Some lawmakers never learn

The people we send to the state Capitol to pass our laws have always reminded me of a goofy, flop-eared puppy that keeps making mistakes as it romps inside the house. No matter how many times you rub their noses in it, they never seem to learn from their mistakes.

June 11, 2014 | Tom Crawford | Community columnists


Robbins: Adventures in finding a baby sitter

We have now reached another milestone in our family's history where we no longer require the hiring of baby sitters.

June 09, 2014 | Len Robbins | Community columnists


Yarbrough: Sea Island developers tell their side of story

I wrote recently about the concerns of environmental groups over a proposal by the owners of Sea Island to develop 7.2 acres on the south end of the island. They say that the land is too fragile for the proposed development.

June 07, 2014 | Dick Yarbrough | Community columnists


Crawford: Do endorsements matter?

In the days after the May 20 primary elections, candidates who advanced to the runoffs made the usual scramble to secure endorsements from opponents who didn't make it out of the primary.

June 04, 2014 | Tom Crawford | Community columnists


King: Push is on to treat our brains, not their problems

More and more of our soldiers are coming back from war with traumatic injuries of one sort or another. High on the list are brain injuries, but depression and other neuropsychiatric disorders are common among service members returning from Iraq and Afghanistan.

June 03, 2014 | Joan King | Community columnists


Robbins: Helpful hints from a house husband

In the "good ol' days," men didn't participate in child care much, smoking was good for you and a whole car cost about $43.

June 02, 2014 | Len Robbins | Community columnists


Yarbrough: Senate campaign advice from a nattering nabob

To David Perdue, Jack Kingston and Michelle Nunn: Congratulations on making it this far in your quest to become our newest U.S. senator. As you prepare for the next phase of your campaign, I thought I would pass along to you some unsolicited advice for your consideration. Please don't thank me. It was either this or clean out my sock drawer.

May 31, 2014 | Dick Yarbrough | Community columnists


Crawford: Geography was destiny in some state races

When the U.S. Senate race kicked off last year, the conventional wisdom was that Jack Kingston would be hindered by the fact he was not well-known to Georgia's voters outside the coastal counties he represented in the 1st Congressional District.

May 28, 2014 | Tom Crawford | Community columnists


Robbins: Need lizard bait? Nah, just wait

A toast from my wedding: "We know Len has found the perfect woman for him. She thinks she knows almost as much as Len thinks he knows."

May 26, 2014 | Len Robbins | Community columnists


Go to Big Apple or Garfield? It's a tough call

Random thoughts on random subjects:

May 24, 2014 | Dick Yarbrough | Community columnists


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Tom Crawford: Don’t expect a fix soon for Georgia's traffic gridlock

Georgia's elected leaders agree the most pressing issue right now is the state's transportation system.

January 28, 2015 | Tom Crawford | Community columnists


Joan King: We need a single voice of reason to speak for nation

When I came to Georgia in 1955, it was a one-party state. The Democrats were the only game in town. After 1964, when Lyndon Johnson signed the Civil Right Act, he told Bill Moyers he'd just delivered the South to the Republicans for the next 50 years. He was right.

January 27, 2015 | Joan King | Community columnists


Dick Yarbrough: State of the column — Never better (Applause!)

My fellow Georgians: In order to keep my national certification as a modest and much-beloved columnist, it is required that I submit to you at the first of every year my State of the Column message. (Yay! Clap! Clap! Clap!)

January 24, 2015 | Dick Yarbrough | Community columnists


Tom Crawford: State budget shines light on what really matters

Gov. Nathan Deal's office released his state budget for fiscal year 2016 late last week, and if you work your way through the numbers in the document you will see a significant turning point in recent state history.

January 21, 2015 | Tom Crawford | Community columnists


Dick Yarbrough: State lawmaker on a mission to heal

Allen Peake is a man on a mission. The five-term Republican state representative from Macon is the driving force behind proposed legislation to legalize medical marijuana in Georgia.

January 17, 2015 | Dick Yarbrough | Community columnists


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