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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 dialogue with a young lesbian who was furious with me for my Biblical views against the lifestyle.

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., to become chancellor, effective Aug. 1.

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 he/she is playing with an electronic or is watching television.

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 Day.

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 future.

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 of Georgia has increased the salary and bonuses of some of the presidents of the universities, which ranges from 41-87 percent of their already high salaries.

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


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


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To my car: ‘Take me to work, please’

I slid down into a fiberglass shell that my Mom said looked more like a coffin than a racecar.

September 02, 2015 | By Charlie Auvermann For the Dawson Community News | VIEWPOINT


My great-grandson’s enthusiasm a reminder of why teachers matter

Dear Cameron Charles Yarbrough:

September 02, 2015 | By Dick Yarbrough For the Dawson Community News | VIEWPOINT


How much history do you really know?

Sometimes I wonder how much of the history of our area that today's young people are knowledgeable about.

September 02, 2015 | By Helen Taylor For the Dawson Community News | VIEWPOINT


Artillery fungus

Local homeowners may occasionally notice hundreds of tiny black spots on their home's siding, their cars and landscape plants. These spots are often confused ...

September 02, 2015 | By Clark MacAllister For the Dawson Community News | VIEWPOINT


I thought I had time

Death has come far too frequently as of late.

September 02, 2015 | By Sudie Crouch Columnist | VIEWPOINT


One of Georgia Tech’s ‘Lost Dodd Boys’ looks back on the experience

To say Betty Wallace loves Georgia Tech is to say Romeo loved Juliet or hogs love slop.

August 19, 2015 | By Dick Yarbrough For the Dawson Community News | VIEWPOINT


Some random thoughts on some random subject

Hooray! The State of Georgia, CSX Transportation, Murray County and the Georgia Ports Authority have announced construction of the Appalachian Regional Port to be built ...

August 12, 2015 | By Dick Yarbrough For the Dawson Community News | VIEWPOINT


Some new things – personal, local and beyond

Each of us has things to wrestle with day after day: Pleasant, unpleasant, routine, extraordinary. One of my "things" this week is learning to use ...

August 12, 2015 | By Helen Taylor For the Dawson Community News | VIEWPOINT


Georgia’s unique higher education funding

Since 1993, the Georgia Lottery has provided a solution to keep higher education tuition affordable in our state, as well as fund Georgia's pre-K ...

August 12, 2015 | By Steve Gooch For the Dawson Community News | VIEWPOINT


How to be a liberal in one angry letter

I want you to hear this from me rather than from Donald Trump.

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


Space: The fading frontier that's just a look away

I turned my power boat due west after clearing the Ft. Myers channel markers.

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


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


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