ALBANY, Ga. — On Feb. 12, 2001, a column called The Squawkbox, which contained comments submitted by readers, debuted on page 2A of The Albany Herald.
Each day, The Herald receives at least 50 calls and emails with comments for that popular column, the majority of which are critical of government, institutions or public figures and their actions.
But there also are reader observations about good things that are happening in metro Albany, Georgia and the nation. Beginning in early March, we’re going to add a column specifically for those comments, which we hope will prove just as popular.
As a first step, we’re asking Herald readers to come up with a name for this new column. We’ll take submissions through next Wednesday, then pare them down to a few top choices. Those will be posted for a week at albanyherald.com, and we’ll include a small ballot in the paper as well. You will also be able to make your suggestions over the next seven days and then vote by calling our phone line that will be dedicated to this column. You can also submit an “early” comment for the column at that number if you like.
Here are the ways you can submit a suggested name:
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org;
- Mail: Name the Column, News Dept., The Albany Herald, P.O. Box 48, Albany, Ga., 31702;
- Call: (229) 888-9358 and leave a message, along with your contact information;
- Online: Comment on this story under the “Editor’s Picks” area of our home page at www.albanyherald.com.