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Hooray for the new county manager

An opinion poll in a local publication asked in March, "Should Kevin Tanner be appointed county manager?"

August 24, 2008 | | Opinion: Letters/Columns

Elected officials confused about tax cuts

I don't understand why some elected officials and candidates for local office are still confused about tax cut referendums on the November ballot. Most taxpayers seem to get it. They understand the need for some property tax relief for their parents and grandparents and the permanently disabled who are on fixed incomes and being taxed off their land.

August 17, 2008 | By Amos Amerson For the Dawson Community News | Opinion: Letters/Columns

Oil prices, state budget on the agenda for lawmakers

Just a few weeks ago, President Bush issued an executive order to lift prohibition on oil exploration in the Outer Continental Shelf. With the action, the executive branch's restrictions on this exploration have been cleared away.

August 10, 2008 | Chip Pearson For the Dawson Community News | Opinion: Letters/Columns

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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The ways to win the battle: Learning to overcome

I stepped nervously through the glass door of the main exhibition racquetball court to start my semi-final match.

November 26, 2014 | By Charlie Auvermann For the Dawson Community News | Opinion: Letters/Columns

Carl Sanders: A great man who did great things for Georgia

On my "To Do" list last week was a reminder to call former Gov. Carl Sanders and see if he had any thoughts on how to get the field at Sanford Stadium named for UGA's former coach and athletic director Vince Dooley.

November 26, 2014 | By Dick Yarbrough For the Dawson Community News | Opinion: Letters/Columns

Event was a wonderful tribute

I am writing regarding Dawsonville's Veterans Day Celebration.

November 26, 2014 | From Reader Submitted | Opinion: Letters/Columns

Junior E. Lee predicts the next president

I was on St. Simons Island last week scarfing down massive amounts of corn-fried shrimp at the exquisite little Georgia Sea Grill when someone came to the table to inquire if Junior E. Lee had finished his analysis of the recent election. That really puffed Junior up when I told him that.

November 19, 2014 | Dick Yarbrough Columnist | Opinion: Letters/Columns

Letter to the Editor

Well, this morning (Nov. 11) I got up out of bed, exhausted and not motivated to do much. I turned on the computer and thought maybe this year I would attend some veteran's appreciation event.

November 19, 2014 | | Opinion: Letters/Columns

This is one terrorist that deserves thanks

This is a story I shared with some of you a couple of years ago but given the well-deserved tributes this week to our veterans, it seems an appropriate time to share it with all of you. It is about a terrorist; an honest-to-God terrorist. Not only does he not deny the appellation, he's proud of it.

November 12, 2014 | Dick Yarbrough Columnist | Opinion: Letters/Columns

Junior E. Lee bullish on his analysis

I called Junior E. Lee and asked when he would have some post-election analysis to share with you. Junior, as you know, is general manager of the Yarbrough Worldwide Media and Pest Control Company, located in Greater Garfield, Ga., home of Round-or-Square Polls, whose motto is "You supply the dough and we will cook the results." Junior E. Lee is also a certified pest control professional. That is a rare combination these days and I am very proud of him as are the citizens of Greater Garfield.

November 05, 2014 | By Dick Yarbrough For the Dawson Community News | Opinion: Letters/Columns

Family hurt by accusations

My name is Judy Cox, wife of "good ole boy" Joe Lane Cox.

November 05, 2014 | By Reader Submitted | Opinion: Letters/Columns

A salute to one trying to make this world better

A wise man once said that our only reason for occupying space on this earth is to leave things better than we found them. Unfortunately, not enough of us will. Len Pagano is an exception.

October 29, 2014 | By Dick Yarbrough For the Dawson Community News | Opinion: Letters/Columns

Governor: Everything on the table

Last week Democratic gubernatorial candidate Jason Carter shared via this column his vision for public education in Georgia.

October 22, 2014 | Dick Yarbrough Columnist | Opinion: Letters/Columns

Three responses to readers

"You need to write something about domestic violence," a friend told me recently. I hadn't thought about tackling that subject because so many others have done so.

October 22, 2014 | Helen Taylor Columnist | Opinion: Letters/Columns

Good news for Georgia students

With all of the attack ads running on TV this election season, Georgians have no doubt had their fill of pessimism and negativity.

October 22, 2014 | Tom Crawford Columnist | Opinion: Letters/Columns

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


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