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Education Reform Commission provides opportunity to improve public education

I suspect my recent silence on the subject of public education in Georgia has been deafening to some of you.

March 25, 2015 | By Dick Yarbrough For the Dawson Community News | VIEWPOINT


Some borrowed notes to make you smile

As I delete my forwarded emails, I often pick some to share in this column.

March 25, 2015 | By Helen Taylor For the Dawson Community News | VIEWPOINT


Georgia’s transportation compromise

Addressing Georgia's critical transportation infrastructure need has been a priority for lawmakers under the Gold Dome throughout the 2015 legislative session.

March 25, 2015 | By Steve Gooch For the Dawson Community News | VIEWPOINT


Thankful for a new line of Methodist ministers

I spent last week helping to assess a group of people for a job I couldn't do if my life depended on it.

March 18, 2015 | By Dick Yarbrough For the Dawson Community News | VIEWPOINT


Georgia’s children are top priority

The legislature reached day 30 of the legislative session on March 13.

March 18, 2015 | By Kevin Tanner For the Dawson Community News | VIEWPOINT


Deal’s Education Plan

Opportunity for every American is a value which we all hope for.

March 18, 2015 | By Reader Submitted editor@dawsonnews.com | VIEWPOINT


Thanks to Speaker Ralston for service as lawyer/legislator

In these final weeks of the 2015 session of the Georgia General Assembly, I would like to take this opportunity to offer appreciation, on behalf of the State Bar of Georgia, to Attorney and State House Speaker David Ralston, whose district reaches into Dawson, Fannin and Gilmer counties.

March 18, 2015 | By Reader Submitted editor@dawsonnews.com | VIEWPOINT


Appreciating the value of ‘small’

As usual, there are many big news stories swirling around, many of which we can scarcely affect and many which do not affect us. So it really becomes the "little things" that determine our daily outlooks, attitudes and actions.

March 11, 2015 | By Helen Taylor For the Dawson Community News | VIEWPOINT


Up against the Crossover deadline

The Georgia General Assembly will reach a significant deadline this week-Crossover Day.

March 11, 2015 | By Steve Gooch For the Dawson Community News | VIEWPOINT


Will this be a better world because you and I were here?

Will this be a better world because you and I spent some time here? Can we really make a difference?

March 04, 2015 | Dick Yarbrough Columnist | VIEWPOINT


Georgia capitol session at its half-way point

The 20th day, and half-way point, of the 2015 legislative session was Feb. 23.

March 04, 2015 | Kevin Tanner Columnist | VIEWPOINT


Lady Tigers should be proud

All of us in Dawson County are aware of the spectacular season the DCHS Lady Tigers' basketball team has had this year.

March 04, 2015 | | VIEWPOINT


You don’t know much about history? This test is for you

As you may have heard, some of our intrepid public servants under the Gold Dome are unhappy with the Advanced Placement U.S. History test and the College Board which administers the tests.

February 25, 2015 | For the Dawson Community News | VIEWPOINT


Winter weather won’t slow the Senate down

Georgia was greeted on President's Day with frigid temperatures that lasted throughout the week.

February 25, 2015 | By Steve Gooch For the Dawson Community News | VIEWPOINT


Random thoughts on random subjects

If you watched the Super Bowl a couple of weeks ago - and reports say that 114 million of us did - perhaps you saw a portion of the reprehensible behavior of Seattle wide receiver Doug Baldwin, who after scoring a touchdown proceeded to mime pulling down his pants, squatting as if on a commode before dropping the ball to the ground as if defecating.

February 11, 2015 | By Dick Yarbrough Columnist | VIEWPOINT


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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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