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Under attack by Japanese Beetles

It's not a repeat of World War II, but many plants are under attack by Japanese beetles. This insect was first found in the United States nearly 80 years ago.

August 03, 2008 | By Clark Beusse Dawson County Extension Coordinator | Opinion: Letters/Columns

November ballot to provide tax relief for seniors, disabled

During my recent campaign for re-election, my focus was on the need for ad valorem tax relief. Your overwhelming vote of confidence leads me to believe that you are in favor of tax reform and want me to go about the business of instituting change in our current system.

August 03, 2008 | By Amos Amerson District 9 State Representative | Opinion: Letters/Columns

I have a question

Each month I receive hundreds of calls from gardeners with questions ranging from how to keep deer out of a garden to disease control in a home lawn. A few questions you may have thought about but never got around to asking are as follows:

July 28, 2008 | By Clark Beusse Dawson County Extension Coordinator | Opinion: Letters/Columns

Many new Georgia laws took effect on July 1

Just a couple of weeks ago, more than 400 bills passed by the General Assembly and signed by Gov. Perdue became new state laws.

July 28, 2008 | | Opinion: Letters/Columns

America’s banks: Safe, sound and serving their communities

Headlines can be misleading, and in a time of financial crisis, that can make matters worse.

July 28, 2008 | | Opinion: Letters/Columns

Residents need to be involved with local government

For nearly 19 years, I have worked for local government.

July 20, 2008 | By Kevin Tanner For the Dawson Community News | Opinion: Letters/Columns

Being surfeited can be satisfying but tiring

"Surfeit," both noun and verb, deals with overabundance, excess. It's how one feels after a covered-dish-dinner at church, and we've had three of those in June!

July 13, 2008 | By Helen Taylor For the Dawson Community News | Opinion: Letters/Columns

Land should stay zoned residential

I am responding to an article written on the rezoning issue surrounding the property located on Lumpkin Campground Road near Hwy. 53. When my family moved here, we looked at the proposed zoning map and concluded that our home was not near any large commercial or industrial complex. We were satisfied that when we bought our home the residential zoning would be intact and our standard of life would be guarded. Our home is only a few hundred feet from the proposed zoning change. With the new zoning change, this changes the landscape and allows any commercial venture to be ...

July 07, 2008 | | Opinion: Letters/Columns

A common tomato problem

In recent days, I have received a number of calls about tomatoes with rot on the bottom of the

July 07, 2008 | Clark Beusse Dawson County Extension Coordinator | Opinion: Letters/Columns

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What’s your American legacy?

For more than 40 years I was fortunate to be able to work in international business. I traveled the globe, not as a simple tourist, but living, in some cases for years, in other countries, getting to really know the people, the cultures and the governments in those many places.

October 15, 2014 | By Charlie Auvermann For the Dawson Community News | Opinion: Letters/Columns

Jason Carter shares views on education

I have asked the two major gubernatorial candidates to talk to Georgia public school teachers about their respective education platforms. This week the floor belongs to Jason Carter, the Democratic challenger. Next week, it will be Republican Gov. Nathan Deal's turn.

October 15, 2014 | By Dick Yarbrough For the Dawson Community News | Opinion: Letters/Columns

Thinking out alternatives for deer in Jekyll Island

I have one of the most interesting jobs in the world. One day I am advising world leaders on the nuances of international monetary policy. The next day I am consoling a distraught reader who thinks I need to "look within myself spiritually." The last time I looked within myself, I saw my navel. It was full of lint. Never again.

September 24, 2014 | Dick Yarbrough Columnist | Opinion: Letters/Columns

Trying to find positive in this world can be negative

The Woman Who Shares My Name instructed me that this week's column was to be about positive things. She says she is tired of bad news and thought you felt the same way. "Surely, you can find some positive things to write about," she said, "and temporarily take people's minds off all the terrible things going on in the world. I think your readers would appreciate that."

September 17, 2014 | Dick Yarbrough Columnist | Opinion: Letters/Columns

Tragedy is a reminder to text less, live more

It is a potential killer whose numbers rival the deadly Ebola virus and it doesn't get near the attention it should. Unlike the dreaded illness currently ravaging West Africa this is one with a quick cure.

August 27, 2014 | Dick Yarbrough Columnist | Opinion: Letters/Columns


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