Random thoughts on politics, distinguished journalists and the birthday girl.
"Given the impact that Coach Fountain had on me, I knew education was what I wanted to do," he said. "Education was for me and can be for others a way out of poverty. With an education, you can do better with your life."
It is with a great deal of pleasure that I announce the Yarbrough Worldwide Media and Pest Control Company, located over a pool hall in Greater Garfield, has signed an exclusive contract with one of the nation's premier prognosticators, Plum Nelly Pitts of Varnell.
DEAR CAMERON:For the past decade, I have written an annual letter of advice to your father, your uncle and their cousins, trying to give them a little perspective on what life was going to be like for them as they grew into adulthood. Today, they are all adults and
In appreciation for your loyalty and support this past year, I had planned to thank you by sending each of you your own personalized Dick Yarbrough Christmas card -- suitable for framing -- that you could proudly show your envious friends. The cards might even become a collector's item some
In case you have been vacationing on the moon, you may have missed the news that the student-athletes from the University of Georgia, the oldest state-chartered university in the nation, located in Athens, the Classic City of the South, came up a wee bit short in attaining the football championship of the Southeastern Conference. That honor went to the young men of Louisiana State University who, having observed them in post-game interviews, are destined to become either, you know, great orators or, you know, quantum physicists.
Last week, John Jacobs died. I am richer for his having been in my life and poorer now that he is gone. Ironically, I spoke to the Gainesville Kiwanis Club a couple of weeks ago and was able to share the head table with my brother, Bob, and John and
House Speaker Ralston may spend this Thanksgiving closer to home. "Come in. Well, if it isn't Spiro Amburn, my favorite chief of staff. How are you, Spiro?". "I'm fine, Mr. Speaker. You sent for me?". "Yes, I did. We are getting pretty close to Thanksgiving and I wondered
Name shouldn't be such a concern for Baptist group.
We are swapping one set of unrealistic expectations of teachers for another.
David Petite an innovator and one of my favorite interview subjects.
Michael Moore's boycott of Georgia doesn't bother me much.
Becoming a mover and shaker in this state is harder than I thought.
A last look at the 10-year anniversary of 9/11.
Long-time readers will remember several years ago when I talked about a beautiful little lady I had met when she was just 2 years old and who possessed the most crystal blue eyes I had ever seen. Her name was Abby Smith and she was a knockout. It was not long after our encounter that Abby was diagnosed with a brain tumor.
- Greenway extension approved
- Gwinnett names new fire chief 3 comments
- Officials expect delays due to work on I-985 1 comment
- High court rules in favor of bank in Suwanee foreclosure case
- Out to Lunch ... with Colin Rhoden
- Officials promote new alcohol consumption law in effect 2 comments
- Peachtree Corners buys land to avoid apartments
- Commission to consider code of conduct after scandals 7 comments
- Diverging-diamond conversion scheduled for early June 2 comments
- Library board OKs summer reading money, talks '14 budget 2 comments
- Students, teachers say goodbye for the summer
- GCPS students graduate from 21 different schools
- Phoenix High graduation packs arts center 1 comment
- Several Gwinnett students get military appointments 4 comments
- School lunch menus for week of May 20
- GAB: Kroger donates to local schools
- GOOD NEWS FROM SCHOOLS: National Merit Scholars announced
- Local students share struggles, victories 1 comment
- Valedictorians and salutatorians of area schools; grad schedules 2 comments
- Graduations begin for largest GCPS class ever