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by Dick Yarbrough
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10:12 AM, Thursday, July 24
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 accomplish...

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It is flattering to have readers tell me I should run for public office. There are also an equal number of adoring fa...
04:12 PM, Thursday, September 12
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Column: Atrocities at work
Q: I have a coworker who is negative, critical and judgmental about everything and everyone, and is not afraid to say...
03:59 PM, Thursday, September 12
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