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JOE BRANNEN: Simple, strong medicine for cyber security

GUEST COLUMN: Hackers and cyber thieves try to exploit human tendencies

Georgia’s banks are helping consumers and businesses take simple, effective steps to protect accounts and information.

JERE BRANDS: Mental illness education is available locally and online

Mental Illness Awareness Series, Part 2

Learning opportunities about mental illness are available locally in Southwest Georgia. Most of these trainings are offered free of charge, with length ranging from two hours to 40 hours.

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Squawk of the Day - Sept. 30, 2015

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CARLTON FLETCHER: One man's memories of Jack

OPINION: Late Commissioner Jack Stone left an impression on all he encountered

Jack Stone’s passing brings long-held memories to the surface.

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MICHAEL GERSON: The golden age of aid

OPINION: Bill Gates both drives and reflects a remarkable trend

The billionaire’s main contribution to global health is the manner in which he combines technology, aspiration, resources and rigor. It is the same approach that has chased the polio virus across the world to its redoubts in Taliban-controlled regions of Afghanistan and Pakistan.

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EDDIE SEAGLE: Japanese red maple offers beauty, curb appeal

GEORGIA CLIPPINGS: A weekly look at home gardens and landscapes

The Japanese red maple is a showy and versatile species with landscape beauty and curb appeal exhibiting an authoritative display of seasonal and fall color.

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RONDA RICH: That is one cranky Yankee

THE DIXIE DIVA: Antique Yankee needs better people skills

It was in the lovely Delta town of Greenwood, Mississippi that my adorable Yankee met a cranky Yankee. I would just like to say that observing this provided one of the most delightful evenings of my life.

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LORAN SMITH: Caught up in the Web of humor

LIFESTYLES COLUMN: With all the Internet story telling going on, you seldom find something original

The Internet has a good news, bad news relationship when it comes to humor. You hear a good story, the Internet finds out and it is distributed to the four corners of the earth.

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Squawk of the Day - Sept. 29, 2015

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CATHERINE RAMPELL: Republican senators clogging judicial pipeline

OPINION: Federal court judgeship appointments have slowed to a crawl

Motivated by a desire both to make President Obama look bad and to delay any judicial appointments until there’s (possibly) a Republican in the White House, GOP senators have thrown obstruction after obstruction in front of the judicial appointment process. As a result, the Republican-controlled Senate has confirmed only six federal judges in 2015.

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CAROL LETSON: A walk in the park can be motivating

GUEST COLUMN: Albany area community should get behind Chehaw

Chehaw is a natural jewel that residents of Albany and the surrounding are should rally behind.

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TOM PURCELL: The cause of high college costs

OPINION: Origin of college debt is interesting to trace

Ah, the autumn is upon us. College campuses are buzzing with activity — as college kids and their parents rack up massive debt to cover the cost of high tuition.

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Thumbs Up! Sept. 28, 2015

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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CYNTHIA TUCKER: Plea of the pope will be ignored by polarized Congress

OPINION: We are living through a deeply polarized era in which compromise is a dirty word

In a more generous political climate, an adorable little girl who gave a letter and a hug to Pope Francis could make a difference. In an era with a more pragmatic Congress and a less Balkanized electorate, 5-year-old Sophie Cruz could break through the gridlock around immigration reform.

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MICHAEL REAGAN: The popes problem

OPINION: Pope Francis has capitalism and socialism backwards

When it comes to politics and economics, the pope is about as far from infallible as anyone can get

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Squawk of the Day - Sept. 28, 2015

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BARRY LEVINE: Doo-Wop quizzes rate high with readers

OLD ROCKER: Send in questions for future columns

If you have a favorite Doo-Wop trivia question, please email it to me along with your name and telephone number so that I can use in a future column.

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