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The Port of Savannah: Key to Georgia’s economic success

Georgia is well-known throughout the United States as a strong competitor for international business investment. Fortune 500 companies such as Coca-Cola, AFLAC and Delta Air Lines are as synonymous with Georgia as sweet tea and peaches - and each year, the list of companies that call Georgia "home" grows longer.

May 29, 2013 | By Steve Gooch For the Dawson Community News | Opinion: Letters/Columns


Revitalization interesting

It was interesting to read the recent recommendations for downtown Dawsonville revitalization. They were almost identical to the items we identified when the previous revitalization committee was active probably 15 years ago, including the desire to utilize the David house in some way. We also worked under the guidance of a University of Georgia planner, Paul Kreager.

May 22, 2013 | From reader submitted editor@dawsonnews.com | Opinion: Letters/Columns


Expert: Students are not blueberries

Dear public school teachers in Georgia:

May 22, 2013 | By Dick Yarbrough For the Dawson Community News | Opinion: Letters/Columns


Mayor mulls run against Gov. Deal

David Pennington, the mayor of Dalton, is making noises about challenging incumbent Gov. Nathan Deal in the 2014 Republican primary. Say what?

May 15, 2013 | By Dick Yarbrough For the Dawson Community News | Opinion: Letters/Columns


Session has ended

The legislative session has ended, and Gov. Nathan Deal has now either signed or vetoed every bill that passed the General Assembly.

May 15, 2013 | By Kevin Tanner For the Dawson Community News | Opinion: Letters/Columns


What’s next for Georgia?

The debate surrounding second amendment rights received national attention a few weeks ago as the U.S. Senate voted down a bill that would require expanded background checks for firearm purchases.

May 08, 2013 | By Steve Gooch For the Dawson Community News | Opinion: Letters/Columns


Senior triumphs, inspires

This is the story of courage. This is a story of tenacity. This is the story of Hill Daniel.

May 08, 2013 | By Dick Yarbrough For the Dawson Community News | Opinion: Letters/Columns


Thankful for the community support

We just wanted to say thank you to everyone who supported the Lady Tigers basketball team this season.

May 01, 2013 | | Opinion: Letters/Columns


The continued budget cuts

Senator Gooch recently wrote about the final budget for Georgia for fiscal year 2014.

May 01, 2013 | | Opinion: Letters/Columns


Concert supports recovery

Relay for Life is a stunning example of what the caring, compassionate and hard-working people who live in Dawson County can accomplish.

May 01, 2013 | | Opinion: Letters/Columns


Nothing to do but dress as Big Bird

RING! RING!

May 01, 2013 | By Dick Yarbrough For the Dawson Community News | Opinion: Letters/Columns


Ensuring returns on state’s transportation investment

When I was named chair of the Senate Transportation Committee in January, it was becoming clear that there could be some struggles with producing a balanced FY 2014 budget for Georgia.

April 24, 2013 | By Steve Gooch For the Dawson Community News | Opinion: Letters/Columns


Brings back memories of Atlanta attack

When the terrorist attacks occurred in Boston during the running of the Boston Marathon, memories came flooding back of our own dark days in Atlanta.

April 24, 2013 | By Dick Yarbrough For the Dawson Community News | Opinion: Letters/Columns


You never really get back home

A friend and I met up in the massive Frankfurt airport's central lobby just by coincidence.

April 24, 2013 | By Charlie Auvermann For the Dawson Community News | Opinion: Letters/Columns


Education, Medicaid are areas of concern

One of the most challenging tasks the Georgia General Assembly takes on each year is sorting through the state's finances.

Unlike legislation, the budget isn't something that can be carried over to the next biennial year.

April 17, 2013 | By Steve Gooch For the Dawson Community News | Opinion: Letters/Columns


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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


My deepest appreciation to so many

I am humbled. I am grateful. I am honored. And I am overwhelmed. I said it to the people who came to my 90th birthday celebration at Bethel, and I say it again to the many people who made that lovely celebration possible and to those who sent good wishes even if they couldn't attend.

July 09, 2014 | By Helen Taylor For the Dawson Community News | Opinion: Letters/Columns


Junior E. Lee knows his polls, pests

With the July 22 runoff elections fast approaching, I called Junior E. Lee, general manager of the Yarbrough Worldwide Media and Pest Control Company, located in Greater Garfield, Ga., to get his thoughts on the various races and to see who he thinks will make it to the finals of the November general election and who will be eliminated this round.

July 09, 2014 | By Dick Yarbrough For the Dawson Community News | Opinion: Letters/Columns


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