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Thumbs Up! July 6, 2015

EDITORIAL: Good news to start the week.

Thumbs Up! is a weekly editorial focusing on the positive news from Albany and Southwest Georgia.

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CARLTON FLETCHER: Republican appointees crucial to ACA, gay marriage decisions

OPINION: Conservatives’ finger-pointing hollow following Supreme Court votes

The deciding votes on two key Supreme Court rulings were cast by Republican-appointed justices.

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CYNTHIA TUCKER: Confederate markers continue tumble

OPINION: America still has not come to terms with slavery

Some 239 years after that awe-inspiring Declaration of Independence — “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal” — we are still in denial about the foundations upon which this republic was built.

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MICHAEL REAGAN: The Confederate flag flap

OPINION: Politicians and the media focus on minor issues that rile up conservative-liberal divide

Like it or not, in 2015 the Confederate flag we all saw on the roof of those 1969 Dodge Chargers on the “Dukes of Hazard” is no longer so innocent. Now it symbolizes two totally different and incompatible things to whites and blacks.

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BARRY LEVINE: Happy 60th birthday rock n roll

OLD ROCKER: Bill Haley’s hit song credits as the first rock n roll song

During the 1970s, Bill Haley fell victim to alcoholism and died on Feb. 9, 1981, at his home in Harlingen, Texas.

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MANDY FLYNN: Uh, That was the coffee talking

FEATURES COLUMN: Mrs. Olson would be proud

It’s a wonder I didn’t drink coffee earlier in life, considering I remember coffee being around our house since the beginning of time.

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BOB KORNEGAY: Nothing better than fishing

Outdoors: Fishing with friends and family are the best

After catching a nice rainbow trou, my mind began to wander - How many creek banks has this 62-year-old posterior rested upon?

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MARY BRASWELL: Looking back at signs of summer | QUIZ QUIZ

HISTORY: Nothing says summer like fresh watermelon.

Read some facts about watermelon, swimming, air conditioning and more.

Albany Area Community Calendar - July 5-13, 2015

A weekly calendar of civic club and organization meetings, reunions, volunteering opportunities, classes and seminars, and other notices.

The Albany Area Community Calendar is published Sundays. To have your item included, email southview@albanyherald.com by 5 p.m. Wednesday before Sunday publication.

Latest Photo Galleries

Albany 2015 Fourth of July Fireworks

The annual Independence Day fireworks show returned to downtown Albany.

Medical College of Georgia Photo Gallery

Medical College of Georgia Southwest Campus celebrates 10th anniversary.

Merle Haggard on stage in Tifton

Country music legend Merle Haggard and rising star Craig Campbell hit the stage Wednesday for a show at the UGA Conference Center in Tifton. (Staff photos: Mary Braswell)

Fans get ready for Merle Haggard concert

Country music legend Merle Haggard and rising star Craig Campbell drew a big crowd Wednesday at the UGA Conference Center in Tifton. (Photos: Mary Braswell)

Things to do in Albany on the Fourth

There are plenty of holiday weekend options for Albany area residents.


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