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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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Column: Post-scandal, Penn State still thrives
STATE COLLEGE, Penn. — College campuses! What a redeeming and fulfilling environment you discover whenever you visit ...
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Column: Pink Palace not to be confused with Pink Castle
It has always been a source of mild confusion when people speak of the Pink Palace and the Pink Castle. The house on ...
10:14 AM, Wednesday, July 17
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Column: Commandos get inside info on Rogers' radio gig
There is no way I could produce such pithy and thought-provoking essays each week without the help of my columnist co...
05:59 PM, Thursday, July 11
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Column: Tattoos and tree huggers
Q: What is the etiquette for admiring someone’s tattoo? I’m fascinated by them, but evidently some folks are offended...
05:58 PM, Thursday, July 11
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Guest column: Get crime rates before moving into apartment
I receive lots of calls and emails about people looking for apartments and wanting to know about the crime rates ther...
05:49 PM, Thursday, July 11
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Column: Pittsburgh defined by teams, rivers
PITTSBURGH — This is one of my favorite cities with its mixture of cultures and peoples, highlighted by energy and vi...
11:08 AM, Thursday, July 11
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Column: Creeks offered pungent reminder of progress
When my wife Lori and I took the children to Memorial Park in Buckhead late last year, I was struck by an aroma that ...
02:17 PM, Wednesday, July 10
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LETTER TO EDITOR: City must abide by billboard ordinance
EDITOR: Over the past few weeks, we have heard from many regarding the new billboard installed at Abernathy and Roswe...
01:17 PM, Tuesday, July 09
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Column: A salute to a fine man who walked a fine line
I try to make it a habit to hang around smart people. Given that my IQ is not much larger than my waist line, this is...
09:00 AM, Wednesday, July 03
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Column: Gumption and blowin’ smoke
Q: I have recently reconnected with a dear high school friend who now lives in my area. She loves to throw parties. B...
08:58 AM, Wednesday, July 03
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Guest column: Court decision ignores Georgia voting issues
It is ironic that the U.S. Supreme Court made a decision of the “necessity” of the 1965 Voting Rights Act while the s...
08:55 AM, Wednesday, July 03
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Column: Cedartown fond of golf, football
CEDARTOWN — This town of nearly 10,000, the seat of Polk County, was once Indian country. That could be said about ma...
08:50 AM, Wednesday, July 03
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Are you being sun smart this summer?
Now that the weather is nice and the water is warm, I have been spending some quality time at the pool with my daught...
03:05 PM, Tuesday, July 02
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Johns Creek councilman explains why investigation into may...
Johns Creek Councilman Randall Johnson issued a statement to explain to the Johns Creek community why the city counci...
02:13 PM, Tuesday, July 02
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Column: Historic groups lend relevance to Independence Day
Oct. 9, 1775, 23-year-old planter Joseph Howell joined a volunteer company to fight against the British in the Americ...
09:00 AM, Tuesday, July 02
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