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YARBROUGH: To Cameron: Thank you for reminding us what really matters

Dear Cameron Charles Yarbrough:. Over the years it has been a tradition at the first of the year to impart some words of wisdom in this space to your father, uncle and cousins, who double as my grandsons. Perhaps some of my observations were useful to them. Maybe some fell

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YARBROUGH: Goats could be the answer to Georgia's economic issues

My work never ends. Not only do I have to deal with compound verb forms each and every week, the editors insist I throw in some commas along the way for reasons I don't fully understand. I think commas are a nuisance and only serve to get in the way

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YARBROUGH: Sorry Mayans, but there is a new year coming

I was hoping that for once the Mayans would be right about something and that the world would have ended on Dec. 21 as they had said it would. That would have taken care of the fiscal cliff and all the politicians that caused it. A little fire and brimstone

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YARBROUGH: I wish I could have been there in Bethlehem

How I wish I could have been there in Bethlehem. This column was a favorite of my friend, Otis Brumby Jr., publisher of the Marietta Daily Journal and Neighbor Newspapers, who passed away earlier this year. It is dedicated to his memory.. I wish I could have been there. In

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YARBROUGH: Vince Dooley talks about football, family and UGA history

I called Hall of Fame football coach Vince Dooley this week to get his perspective on UGA's heart-breaking loss to Alabama in the SEC Championship game.. There are few people more qualified to comment than Vince Dooley. Let's start with the fact that he won 201 football games, six

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YARBROUGH: Some random thoughts on some random subjects

Georgia Sen. Saxby Chambliss is catching heat from right-wingnuts for doing exactly what he should be doing -- trying to help the federal government find a way out of the financial morass the country is in. The wingnuts want him to honor a 20-year-old no-tax pledge

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YARBROUGH: If at first you don't secede, why try, try again?

In case you have been busy doing mundane stuff like eking out a living, you may have missed the news that there is a petition going around that would allow Georgia to secede from the union. As of this writing, there have been 24,579 signatures to the petition.. The impetus

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YARBROUGH: Junior E. Lee discusses recent election results

I have just received Junior E. Lee's analysis of the recent elections.

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YARBROUGH: A salute to the hero that made it home and to those that did not

Because of the timing of my column deadline, I will have to defer comment on the elections until next week. I can say this much, however. We cast our votes freely and with no tanks in the street.

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YARBROUGH: Ten reasons to vote 'no' on the charter school amendment

The charter school amendment will be decided Tuesday. If it doesn't pass, it will be the greatest upset since David conked Goliath with a rock.

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YARBROUGH: Pro-charter amendment forces try to bully opponents

If the pro-charter amendment people are trying to win friends and influence voters to pass the measure in November, they have picked a bad way to do it.

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YARBROUGH: Special school has positive impact on special needs children

Just when I think that maybe this world and those that occupy it are beyond redemption, I run across someone like Ava White and I am reminded that there are good people quietly doing good things for all the right reasons.

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YARBROUGH: Junior E. Lee says UGA tops on his bugs list

Junior E. Lee, general manager of the Yarbrough Worldwide Media and Pest Control Company in Greater Garfield, Georgia, just called me with what he said was an exciting development.

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YARBROUGH: School superintendent association head refutes pro-charter claims

GSSA head refutes claims on charter schools. With the vote on the charter school amendment just over a month away, the heat is getting intense. I know. I have felt it. I wrote a column a few weeks ago giving the pro-charter folks an opportunity to make their case

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YARBROUGH: For the Legislature, this party may be over

When the gavel bangs to open the 2013 session of the Georgia General Assembly, I would suggest the first order of business be to have Willie Nelson serenade them with "The Party's Over."