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What Nobel Peace Laureates have incurred should not have occurred

I have been trying to figure out what to do with my free time now that I have decided not to run for President of the United States (or what's left of it.)

May 20, 2015 | Dick Yarbrough Columnist | VIEWPOINT


To Georgia’s teachers: Thanks for your efforts

Dear Public School Teachers in Georgia:

May 13, 2015 | By Dick Yarbrough For the Dawson Community News | VIEWPOINT


Centennial revelries cause trip down memory lane

You are going to have to give me a little room today. I am having an attack of the nostalgias.

May 06, 2015 | By Dick Yarbrough Columnist | VIEWPOINT


Looking at your business future

I walked through the lobby of the Gulf Building in downtown Houston, Texas, heading for the bank of elevators located just off the main entrance.

April 29, 2015 | By Charlie Auvermann For the Dawson Community News | VIEWPOINT


There is no doubt that Answer Man knows everything

What time is it, boys and girls? It's time for Answer Man.

April 29, 2015 | By Dick Yarbrough For the Dawson Community News | VIEWPOINT


It’s all about preservation

Today, as I write this, is Earth Day.

April 29, 2015 | By Helen Taylor For the Dawson Community News | VIEWPOINT


Why one outstanding candidate won’t be running for president

My fellow Americans, it is with heavy heart that I announce to you today that I will not be a candidate for President of the United States in 2016.

April 22, 2015 | By Dick Yarbrough For the Dawson Community News | VIEWPOINT


We all need to think about the planet

Many years ago, when I was raising my children, our family hosted an exchange student from Finland, named Marianne.

April 22, 2015 | By Reader Submitted editor@dawsonnews.com | VIEWPOINT


Celebrate our Earth

Earth Day was first celebrated worldwide 45 years ago today. Now millions of people celebrate Earth Day around the world.

April 22, 2015 | | VIEWPOINT


Those doing good deserve recognition

Sometimes we forget that there are a lot of good people on this earth doing good things. I was reminded of that by my friend, Jack Cookston, who recently had some medical issues that required him to cart around an oxygen tank wherever he went.

April 15, 2015 | By Dick Yarbrough Columnist | VIEWPOINT


Things are not always what they seem

Although I have not seen the "Furious" film that features the late Paul Walker, I would guess that its box office success may be partially due to interest in how modern technology makes several stand-ins appear to be Walker himself.

April 15, 2015 | By Helen Taylor Columnist | VIEWPOINT


Columnist irked at being left off ‘Leaders’ list for second year

Fortune Magazine has announced its list of the World's Greatest Leaders for 2015 and would you believe that I got snubbed again this year?

April 08, 2015 | By Dick Yarbrough For the Dawson Community News | VIEWPOINT


Wrapping up the 2015 Legislative Session

The Georgia General Assembly wrapped up another legislative session on April 2 ending a long week in which nearly 100 bills were heard on the Senate floor.

April 08, 2015 | By Steve Gooch For the Dawson Community News | VIEWPOINT


UGA Class of 2019 will include some of state’s brightest students

If you are a high school senior hoping to attend The University of Georgia, the oldest-state chartered university in the nation, located in Athens, the Classic City of the South, you have probably heard by now whether or not you have been accepted.

April 01, 2015 | By Dick Yarbrough For the Dawson Community News | VIEWPOINT


Final week of session is upon us

We returned to the Gold Dome last week to resume business at the state Capitol.

April 01, 2015 | By Kevin Tanner For the Dawson Community News | VIEWPOINT


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Blessed are the peacemakers who state the obvious

Blessed are we, the peacemakers.

July 22, 2015 | | VIEWPOINT


Jekyll Island deer are now official

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 ...

July 15, 2015 | By Dick Yarbrough For the Dawson Community News | VIEWPOINT


Truth never changes

About 30 years ago, when the Episcopal Church was debating whether or not to put their blessing on gay rights, I had the opportunity to ...

July 01, 2015 | Reader submitted | VIEWPOINT


Former UGA president heads back to Malibu

Dr. Michael Adams, former president of the University of Georgia, has announced he is returning to Pepperdine University, located in the wilds of Malibu, Calif ...

July 01, 2015 | By Dick Yarbrough Columnist | VIEWPOINT


Five young students define a successful life

Five young men, ages 18 to 23. Two college graduates. Two currently attending college. The youngest headed that way this fall.

June 24, 2015 | By Dick Yarbrough For the Dawson Community News | VIEWPOINT


What does doing nothing mean?

Often when you ask a youngster, or even a young adult, "What are you doing?" the answer is "Nothing." And often the truth is that ...

June 24, 2015 | By Helen Taylor For the Dawson Community News | VIEWPOINT


Father’s Day is a time to remember a special man

It has been 31 years since he passed away and not a day goes by that I don't miss him, especially on Father's ...

June 17, 2015 | By Dick Yarbrough For the Dawson Community News | VIEWPOINT


Dangling participles and feds keep close watch on columnist

Last week, Congress passed and President Barack Obama signed legislation that will alter somewhat how federal law enforcement can monitor our phone calls in the ...

June 10, 2015 | By Dick Yarbrough For the Dawson Community News | VIEWPOINT


Education sliding into technology

Just after I entered college a firestorm of disagreement broke out across the campus.

June 10, 2015 | By Charlie Auvermann For the Dawson Community News | VIEWPOINT


Don’t miss a great time

It's not too late to be part of something that's lots of fun and might earn you a few bucks, too.

June 03, 2015 | Reader submitted | VIEWPOINT


Salary increases are shocking

I was stunned to read Tom Crawford's column in Dawson Community News on May 27, in which he has stated that the University System ...

June 03, 2015 | Reader submitted | VIEWPOINT


Some random thoughts on some random subjects

I have the greatest respect for the Georgia State Patrol.

June 03, 2015 | By Dick Yarbrough For the Dawson Community News | VIEWPOINT


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