Column: The state of this column has never been st...
by Dick Yarbrough
Columnist
06:41 PM, Thursday, January 22
My fellow Georgians: In order to keep my national certification as a modest and much-beloved columnist, it is required that I submit to you at the first of every year my State of the Column message. (Yay! Clap! Clap! Clap!) I do that gladly today....

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