Column: Taxpayers on hook for mishandled Deal ethi...
by Dick Yarbrough
Columnist
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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03:29 PM, Monday, July 02
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Column: Buckhead could have been Terminus
The founding of Atlanta can be traced back to two settlements, one right here in Buckhead and the other in the center...
02:57 PM, Monday, July 02
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Column: When should you call 911?
Easy, when you see or hear something that seems out of the ordinary (suspicious) and those little hairs stand up on t...
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I read several news reports recently about a study from the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation at the Univer...
10:56 AM, Thursday, June 28
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Column: King Barack Hussein Obama
Somehow it seems appropriate that my next to last column would begin with a farewell address. On Sept. 19, 1796, Pres...
10:52 AM, Thursday, June 28
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Column: With government, what goes up, doesn’t come down
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