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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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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


One letter not enough to polish liberal credentials

Rap. Rap. Rap.

August 20, 2014 | Dick Yarbrough Columnist | Opinion: Letters/Columns


What’s wrong with Southern accents?

I just learned of a book called, "Say Goodbye to your Southern Accent."

August 13, 2014 | Dick Yarbrough | Opinion: Letters/Columns


Who is the outsider in senate race?

The U.S. Senate race this November between Democrat Michelle Nunn and Republican David Perdue will be one of the more unusual campaigns we have witnessed in Georgia. Neither has held public office and both are anxious to portray themselves as the ultimate "outsider."

July 30, 2014 | By Dick Yarbrough | Opinion: Letters/Columns


Taxpayers on hook for ethics probe

In 1997, Gov. Zell Miller appointed me to fill a vacant seat on the five-member State Ethics Commission and then reappointed me to a full term where I served until 2002. It was a rewarding experience and I am proud of the good things we accomplished at the commission.

July 23, 2014 | By Dick Yarbrough For the Dawson Community News | Opinion: Letters/Columns


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