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Yarbrough: Letter is an apt tribute to our armed forces

My friend, Sam Griffin, the retired publisher of the Bainbridge Post-Searchlight, recently shared a letter written to him in 1942 by his father, Capt. Marvin Griffin, later to be governor of Georgia, as he and his men, members of the Georgia National Guard's 101st Coast Artillery/Anti-Aircraft Battalion, were preparing to embark for Port Moresby in Papua New Guinea.

November 07, 2009 | Dick Yarbrough | Community columnists

Corn: Celebrating a true maestro of music and joy

This Saturday, we will celebrate the life of Jimmy Cutrell, who died Oct. 28, and I feel that he deserves more than a passing mention in the town to which he dedicated many of his most productive years.

November 06, 2009 | By Jesse Corn Community columnist | Community columnists

Crawford: Fox put in charge of EPD henhouse

Politicians are often accused of "putting the fox in charge of the henhouse," of giving someone with a vested interest in an issue control over how that issue is resolved.

November 04, 2009 | Tom Crawford | Community columnists

King: Evil indeed lurks in our valley

A number of years ago, maybe in the 1980s, I paid a visit to a friend in New York state who taught English at a local college. I was with her the day the class assignment included a story about the Holocaust.

November 03, 2009 | Joan King | Community columnists

Nichols: Tales of more travels, from Israel to Machu Picchu

As a teacher of international politics, I had to go overseas and see for myself how foreign governments worked, how culture and economics produced competition that was sometimes good, sometimes bad.

November 02, 2009 | Tom Nichols | Community columnists

Yarbrough: To a wise son, from a grateful dad

I am not going to tell you how old he is because he might not want you to know. So, I will just tell you that on his birthday next week, the last number will have a "zero" behind it and he was born as Dwight Eisenhower was going out of office and John F. Kennedy was coming in. You can figure out the rest.

October 31, 2009 | Dick Yarbrough | Community columnists

Glazer: This Halloween, trade scaring for a little caring

I love Halloween but this year my feelings are a little bittersweet. On Saturday I'll be helping my youngest daughter get ready for a homecoming dance rather than trick-or-treating. It's the first year we haven't spent the weeks leading up to Oct. 31 in a costume-creating frenzy.

October 30, 2009 | Teressa Glazer | Community columnists

Crawford: 9th District race draws most interest so far

You would think people would be fired up about the congressional races on tap for next year, considering that Republicans will be trying to reverse their election losses of 2006 and 2008 while Democrats will be trying to protect their majority status.

October 28, 2009 | Tom Crawford | Community columnists

Oglesby: Obama’s prize effort is hardly noble

Nobel Prizes in all kinds of fields from research, literature and medicine to politics were considered the international pinnacle in the particular field, awarded for outstanding accomplishment. I was always proud when an American was so honored.

October 27, 2009 | Ted Oglesby | Community columnists

Yarbrough: Just what we needed — A new poll

The Yarbrough Multinational Media and Pest Control Company is pleased to announce the results of the first survey by its new subsidiary, Round or Square, Inc., one of the nation's leading opinion research firms located in a pool hall in Greater Garfield, Ga.

October 24, 2009 | Dick Yarbrough | Community columnists

Corn: Feds should oversee complete US banking reform

More than a year after our credit system was completely frozen, the U.S. House took its first baby steps toward a reform bill last week. The results of these preliminary negotiations give the megabanks a loophole to continue their destructive practices and do nothing to solve the larger problems in our credit system.

October 23, 2009 | By Jesse Corn Guest columnist | Community columnists

Crawford: Is ‘The Ox’ already in the ditch?

In the early polling among Georgia Republicans, Insurance Commissioner John Oxendine has consistently been leading in the race for governor.

October 21, 2009 | Tom Crawford | Community columnists

King: Keeping nuclear power safe too costly

Our daughter, Susan, is dating a self-described "conservative." I've been labeled - by others, not me - as "a liberal." We all get along just fine; however, the boyfriend is pro-nuclear. I'm not. In fact, I am on the board of Nuclear Watch South, part of a nationwide watchdog service (look us up at

October 20, 2009 | Joan King | Community columnists

Nichols: Going home is a reminder of life's travels

Life is full of surprises.

October 19, 2009 | Tom Nichols | Community columnists

Guest column: Let’s dedicate ourselves to ending domestic violence

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. October is the time of year where the air is crisp, the leaves are changing into brilliant colors and we sense a renewed pace in our lives.

October 18, 2009 | By Kris Jones Guest columnist | Community columnists

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Essay: Nation’s military used as toy soldiers by civilian leaders

Monday will mark the 50th anniversary of that muggy October morning I scrambled off a bus and stepped onto a set of yellow footprints at ...

October 04, 2015 | By Ron Martz | Community columnists

Dick Yarbrough: Aliens take a pass on invading Earth

Knock! Knock! "Open the door, please!"

October 03, 2015 | Dick Yarbrough | Community columnists

Tom Crawford: Legislator passes on HOPE of education to others

If you tried to find a state legislator who opposed the HOPE Scholarship, you couldn't do it.

September 30, 2015 | Tom Crawford | Community columnists

Dick Yarbrough: High school anglers get hooked, join the clubs

Mark Gintert might just have the best job in America. An avid outdoorsman and a successful businessman, Gintert is the national youth director of The ...

September 26, 2015 | Dick Yarbrough | Community columnists

Tom Crawford: Immigration in the cross hairs in 2016 race

It was one of those pleasant September afternoons when you can feel the heat of summer giving way as the seasons change.

September 23, 2015 | Tom Crawford | Community columnists

Dave Casper: Equinox twins return to the splendor of the mountains

The autumnal equinox is just around the corner. Run for the hills!

September 22, 2015 | By Dave Casper Community columnist | Community columnists


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