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Name sought for new reader column

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: news@albanyherald.com;
  • 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.

Comments

agirl_25 1 year, 6 months ago

How nice an idea......I have been thinking about suggesting that you take one day a week, maybe Wednesday, and calling it POTPOURRI DAY and letting people make random comments and observations about anything and everything, EXCEPT...NO POLITICS....and NO BASHING anyone....POTPOURRI means a miscellaneous mixture of things and it would be a mixture of topics we could discuss. For instance, I used to like to go to Thrift Shops and have a friend who loves to go to them but does not know the Albany area. If we had a place where we could ask questions like that......I could let her know where they were.....see, something as simple as that. It would be so nice to have a place to make these comments. Anyway, there is my suggestion.....for the column....POTPOURRI......

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FryarTuk 1 year, 6 months ago

You'll need to reserve one column and no more than 4" in length. LOL

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agirl_25 1 year, 6 months ago

Awwwwwwwww.........yer gonna miss me when I'm gone.......

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erock 1 year, 6 months ago

Hold the phone, what did I just read ? This has Carlton written all over it.

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erock 1 year, 6 months ago

It's hard for me to say anything good about a town whose residents want to snuff out positive activity taking place in parks because they are annoyed by a little noise. What's worse is the threat of legal problems. The people in Chicagos south side sleep in their bathtubs. Is this what you want Albany ?

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agirl_25 1 year, 6 months ago

Dunno....don't really care....I just have lotsa and like to read the gripes and put in a word or two (or a few hundred) from time to time. Don't even live in Albany or the surrounding area, but like to gripe about where my tax dollars are going (read: wasted). As far as Chicago goes......they can keep sleeping in their tubs....hate the place....yuck. One question tho....why does it have Carlton written all over it erock35?

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agirl_25 1 year, 6 months ago

^ "lotsa" free time I meant to say

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Spike 1 year, 6 months ago

Kudos to the Herald for making this effort! Time to get rid of the weight that's dragging us down.

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LoneCycler 1 year, 6 months ago

Name the column:

Good Life City Gab. Somewhere in SoWeGa. Albany Velvet Revolution. Albany Attitude.
ABY 411 YSK (Albany Information You Should Know). SoWeGa City Flibbertigibbets (: just for agirl_25 :)

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agirl_25 1 year, 6 months ago

Well I certainly don't think I am an irresponsible gossip or a flighty person, but if you do, I guess it is time for me to bid you adieu...sorry you feel that way.

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Cartman 1 year, 6 months ago

My submission is: Sunny Side Up!

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Abytaxpayer 1 year, 6 months ago

Russ I see your Pollyanna and challenge it with

Boast it Post or BIP for short.

  • Bip files are used for sending images between devices and includes the ability to resize, and convert images to make them suitable for the receiving device. aka the "Boast It Post" would be a column where people with positive comments could convert the Negative images of Albany into suitable more positive images for the uninformed people of Albany.
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darnette0101 1 year, 6 months ago

Okay Herald, after reading these posts, does this change your mind?!

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jamesgriffin 1 year, 6 months ago

Call the new column: "Up Notes"

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AuntieDee 1 year, 6 months ago

Forget the new column. It'll just be much of the same. Some bloggers want adhere to your criteria. Can't you tell by the response you've gotten so far? lol

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Cartman 1 year, 6 months ago

From my old .mil days: Forward Observation Post

or something more local-sounding: Gnat Buzz

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Sister_Ruby 1 year, 6 months ago

How about "Sister Rosey's Colored Glasses"?

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tracihenry 1 year, 6 months ago

Optimism and the Power of Positive Thinking

If too long just break it down to "The Power of Positive Thinking"

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Spike 1 year, 5 months ago

Gotta Tell Ya! SWGA Shout Outs! Reasons to Smile! High Five! Way to Go! I'd Like You to Know! Chest Bumps!

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oldster 1 year, 5 months ago

Grits and Grins

Forward Ever, Backward Never

Live Oak St.

Good Morning

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Sister_Ruby 1 year, 5 months ago

"Good Morning, Vietnam!" ?

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southernbelle 1 year, 5 months ago

"Albany...You Gotta Love It" "Albany...Why Not Love It?" "Don't Be a Hater"

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southernbelle 1 year, 5 months ago

Continuing along the same lines... "Albany...Love It For a Change"

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rightasrain 1 year, 5 months ago

We'll need a magnifying glass to read that column!

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Cartman 1 year, 5 months ago

SOWEGA Upservations or

Goody on You!

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