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As critical as the public education system is to the health of a community, Albany and Dougherty County residents have shown little interest in the last two attempts to communicate important information with the public.
Amid all the heated cross-currents of debate about the National Security Agency's massive surveillance program, there is a growing distrust of the Obama administration that makes weighing the costs and benefits of the NSA program itself hard to assess.
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Pick up a copy of the Monday Albany Herald to see what everyone's squawking about.
At a party a few years ago, a young reporter bounded over to my cluster of social nodders and, with the breathlessness of a born tweeter, chirped: “What’s the new hot thing?!” Without disturbing my mascara, I replied: “Anonymity.”
You don’t need me to tell you, but it’s a whole lot tougher leading a garage band than being a superstar. What you might not have known is just how much harder.
Thumbs Up! is a weekly editorial that looks at positive things going in in the metro Albany area.
Herald guest columnist Loran Smith writes about the importance of the short game -- especially this week at Merion Golf Course.
Pick up a copy of the Sunday Albany Herald to read about the Bright Side of life.
Pick up a copy of the Sunday Albany Herald to see what everyone's squawking about.
As the Dougherty County Commission prepares to make a for-now final decision Monday on its Library Board's request to provide funds to re-open one of two library branches closed a half-year ago because the system couldn't afford to keep five branches open, commissioners should keep one thing in mind.
It's relatively easy to father a child. Being a dad to one, however, is another matter.
A meteor is hurtling toward the Earth. High atop the Daily Planet in Metropolis, a man dressed in blue and red emerges from the stairwell. He crouches into a four-point stance as he prepares to hurl himself into space, where he will divert the meteor and prevent mankind from the same devastation that obliterated the dinosaurs millions of years ago. Then, his super hearing detects words being spoken ...
Each week Albany Herald researcher Mary Braswell looks for interesting events, places and people from the past. You can contact her at (229) 888-9371 or email@example.com.
‘My dad is so cool, he can jump really high. Higher than anyone else in the world,” one little girl said to another little girl, and it made me smile to hear the two of them debating their fathers’ cool factor in the line at the post office.
Herald guest columnist Loran Smith writes about the former University of Georgia golfers who are teeing it up in this weekend's U.S. Open.
Thirty-five years ago in United States v. Choate, the courts ruled that the Postal Service may record “mail cover,” i.e., what’s written on the outside of an envelope — the addresses of sender and receiver.
Norman Rockwell is dead. So is his America.
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- Whose interest does Obama have at heart?
- Facebook is more trouble than it's worth
- Scouting change not for the better
- Congress ignores the bigger issues
- America needs to turn to new course
- School system officials need public’s input
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- Edward Snowden stirs up a hornet’s nest for the U.S.
- Thumbs Up! - June 9, 2013
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- Thumbs Up! - June 3, 2013
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