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JOHN MCRAE: Dougherty County School System response to bullying too weak

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: More aggressive steps should have been taken in Westover bullying incident

The bullying culture of Westover did not begin on the trip to a Tallahassee basketball camp last June. Bullying of that magnitude has to be built up, nurtured and ignored by the school’s leaders. If the leadership of the system and school had taken a stronger stand, this problem could probably have been resolved.

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RUBY BRITT: Polls can be deceptive

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: The culture of today does not promote traditional marriage

I harbor no hostility toward anyone. However, I am a Christian and, if asked, I will readily quote scripture to explain why I believe the gay lifestyle to be wrong.

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LEIGH ANNE BJERREGAARD: America must return to godly values

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Pro-life, traditional-marriage candidates deserve voter support

Elected leaders should act on what is right, not what is popular in surveys and polls.

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Squawk of the Day - Oct. 23, 2014

Pick up a copy of The Albany Herald to find out what everybody’s squawking about.

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The late Billy C. Black deserving of Albany State University honor

EDITORIAL: On Friday, Albany State will name its academic building after its former longtime president

Albany State University is again on center stage as former students and friends of the university return to town this week for homecoming.

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RONDA RICH COLUMN: Ghosts in the ashes

DIXIE DIVA: Fire can't destory memories

One of Daddy’s self-penned mantras danced in my head as I looked around. “Kid, never worry over that which money and hard work can replace.”

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EDDIE SEAGLE: Time to catch some of that transplanting fever

GEORGIA CLIPPINGS: Transplanting takes priority over most other agenda that might be on your to-do list

The days are comfortably warm and the nights are refreshingly cool. All said, nature sends out an invitation to gardeners to get involved throughout the landscape.

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CAL THOMAS COLUMN: Houston pastors fight censorship challenge

OPINION: City Ordinance sparks controversy

Houston recently passed an ordinance through its city council that has sparked quite a bit of controversy amongst conservative evangelicals. The Houston Equal Rights Ordinance (HERO), a broad-sweeping, left-leaning law trumpeted by the city of Houston and its openly gay mayor, Annise Parker, is supposed to protect gay, lesbian and transgender people from discrimination. All well and good, but according to the Independent Journal Review, the ordinance to ensure nondiscrimination, discriminates against those of faith who oppose it.

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CARLTON FLETCHER: Elections Board member draws heat for Sunday vote

OPINION: Blankenship chose principle over party, to the dismay of leadership

Dougherty Elections Board member Walter Blankenship is drawing behind-the-scenes heat for a principled decision.

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LORAN SMITH COLUMN: UGA's Kosta Vavlas a classic student-athlete

Kosta Vavlas' personality goes beyond his Greek heritage

For those who follow Georgia football, Kosta Vavlas is best known for the peculiar sound of his name on the public address system and his kamikaze style of play on all four of Georgia’s special teams: kickoff, kickoff return, punt return, and punt block.

THOMAS: Houston pastors fight censorship challenge

For a government official to try to intimidate or censor speech from the pulpit, or any other form of communication, is clearly unconstitutional and this effort by Houston’s mayor should not survive a single court challenge.

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Squawk of the Day - Oct. 21, 2014

Pick up a copy of The Albany Herald to find out what everybody’s squawking about.

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CATHERINE RAMPELL: Sex and the poor

OPINION: America has decided sex, especially non-procreative, is for rich people

The belief that we can get entire classes of Americans to practice abstinence until they’re financially ready for marriage and children is a right-wing delusion on par with the left-wing delusions that go into socialism: Both rely on a fundamental miscalculation about human nature.

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TOM PURCELL: More private contractors needed

OPINION: The self-employed are humble and motivated to do good work

Being self-employed makes people intimately aware of the negative impact of government regulations and policies.


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