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Take another look at the death of common sense

This piece was first published in the Indianapolis Star, but as we get ready for the next sessions of Congress and the Georgia General Assembly, I believe it deserves repeating. It is probably more true today than it was when Dr. Borgman first wrote it. Enjoy and reflect.

December 29, 2010 | By Amos Amerson For the Dawson Community News | Opinion: Letters/Columns


Our Community

As we come to the end of another year in Dawson County, we can't help but look back on what the past 12 months have brought.

December 29, 2010 | | Opinion: Letters/Columns


Assembly is the time for leaders to ‘fish or cut bait’

As we near the 2011 Session of the General Assembly, discussion topics get tougher because we are getting closer to the time we must either "fish or cut bait."

December 22, 2010 | By Amos Amerson For the Dawson Community News | Opinion: Letters/Columns


Christmas traditions shaped us

Many of the traditional customs we've come to observe during the holiday season, like decorating our homes and sending Christmas cards, were uncommon practices in the early years of our country. Before the 19th century, most Americans worked on Christmas. For generations, it was treated just like any other day.

December 22, 2010 | By Chip Pearson For the Dawson Community News | Opinion: Letters/Columns


Tea time: Testing the GOP and citizens’ resolve

Amid some of the most flagrant abuses of the federal government in our country's history, the Tea Party movement has emerged to give voice to Americans' frustration with Washington. It has energized thousands of voters to respond to out of control government spending and encroachment on American liberty.

December 08, 2010 | By Chip Pearson For the Dawson Community News | Opinion: Letters/Columns


There’s enough for everybody to do

It really is true: There is no need for Dawson County residents to be bored.

December 08, 2010 | By Helen Taylor For the Dawson Community News | Opinion: Letters/Columns


What are we teaching our children?

My nephew is a Riverview Middle School wrestler and recently, I went to watch The King of the Mountain Wrestling Tournament in Towns County.

December 08, 2010 | Reader submitted editor@dawsonnews.com | Opinion: Letters/Columns


Reservoir is a bad deal

The question posed in your Nov. 10 article about the proposed Shoal Creek reservoir-"Right for a Reservoir?"-is the right one to ask, right now.

December 01, 2010 | Reader submitted editor@dawsonnews.com | Opinion: Letters/Columns


HOPE at the top of Ralston’s list

When asked to prioritize his 2011 Legislative Agenda, Speaker David Ralston put keeping the HOPE Scholarship viable at the top of his list.

December 01, 2010 | By Amos Amerson For the Dawson Community News | Opinion: Letters/Columns


Focus on the positive this Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is more than just a day of feasting. The holiday reminds us to put aside our personal and political differences for at least one day to pause with family, friends and neighbors to give thanks for all we have.

November 24, 2010 | By Chip Pearson For the Dawson Community News | Opinion: Letters/Columns


Numerous reasons for giving thanks

Several people have chided me for not having written a column recently, so in keeping with the Thanksgiving spirit, I'll be thankful that someone is interested enough to notice my absence.

November 24, 2010 | By Helen Taylor For the Dawson Community News | Opinion: Letters/Columns


Traffic light needed at Hwy. 53/Thompson Road

The DOT plans on installing turning lanes at the above intersection next spring. They plan on routing all traffic by Thompson and Hugh Stowers roads.

November 24, 2010 | Reader submitted editor@dawsonnews.com | Opinion: Letters/Columns


Stand behind our superintendent

In these tough economic times, I would ask all our residents to support our superintendent and board of education as they make decisions which impact our children's education.

November 17, 2010 | Reader submitted editor@dawsonnews.com | Opinion: Letters/Columns


Tea Party is active across the country

Rarely have more people in the United States been more deeply concerned about the direction of their country as right now. During the past two years, millions of men and women have literally marched in the streets for political change. They are not demanding new entitlement programs or striking (like the French) if their demands are not met; they simply want their country back.

November 10, 2010 | By Amos Amerson For the Dawson Community News | Opinion: Letters/Columns


Americans dependent on the government

There is a startling number of Americans who rely on government services these days. About one in eight people receives food stamps, totaling a record enrollment of more than 41 million recipients in July.

November 10, 2010 | By Chip Pearson For the Dawson Community News | Opinion: Letters/Columns


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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 editor@dawsonnews.com | 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


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


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