Georgia Humorist And Political Writer Celebrates Thousandth Column

Jun 18, 2019

Some people read the local paper for news and sports. Others head straight to the columns. That's where you'll find Dick Yarbrough, who has never run short of opinions. The iconic opinion-wielder enters about 600,000 homes across Georgia and addresses more than one million readers each week.

The Georgia Press Association named Yarbrough's column "most humorous" several times — although some politicians don't appreciate his sense of humor at all. Yarbrough spoke with On Second Thought host Virginia Prescott about his career writing columns for more than 20 years.


Writing a column that runs in 37 newspapers is just one of Yarbrough's many talents. He's also author of two books, a prolific painter and mentor to students at the University of Georgia. His advice to college students is to "enjoy life." 

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