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JUDY GLASS: Dougherty School System should address technology initiative

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Better technology could help students improve performance

With the exposure kids today have to technology, the Dougherty County School System’s technology initiative could be a step in the right direction.

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PATRISE M. PERKINS-HOOKER: Georgia Leagal Services earns national award

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: The Legal Services Program provides service to those outside Atlanta who canot afford a lawyer

GLSP earned national recognition for implementing innovative strategies to meet recession-driven legal needs in the face of a 20 percent cut in its budget.

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EDWARD SCHWEIKERT: Traffic light needed at Oakland on U.S. Highway 82

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Will it take an injury to a well-known person to spark action?

It may take a wreck involving a high-profile individual before needed action is taken at a dangerous interection north of Albany on U.S. Highway 82.

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JOHN WALLACE: Alice Coachman Davis deserves honor from Albany

GUEST COMMENTARY: The Albany area should show its pride in the record-setting athlete and teacher

Alice Coachman made us proud to be from Albany. Now it’s our turn to make her proud.

YARBROUGH: The job of waxing poetic can be quite frenetic

I would have made a great poet laureate. But, alas, the good folks at the Library of Congress didn’t seem to think so and it is their vote that counts. I think they were swayed by the fact that Dr. Wright, a retired professor at the University of Virginia, has won a Pulitzer Prize and a bunch of other awards for his poetry.

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CREEDE HINSHAW: When traveling, find a place to worship

FAITH: Occasional change can help us appreciate different aspects of the Trinity.

Overlook that you’ll be in a congregation of strangers. In Christ all are brothers and sisters. Just go. You’ll be glad you did.

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Squawk of the Day - July 18, 2014

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

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CAL THOMAS: Are black supporters turning on Obama?

OPINION: President, Democrats may be losing iron grip on African-American voters

Criticism of President Barack Obama from African Americans in Chicago would have been regarded as the political equivalent of heresy a few years ago.

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Alice Coachman Davis a rare treasure

ALBANY HERALD EDITORIAL: Alice Coachman Davis lived a life worth celebrating

Alice Coachman Davis, an Albany native and the first African-American woman to win a gold medal at the Olympics, will be remembered as an inspiration and teacher, as well as a world-class athlete.

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Bright of the Day - July 17, 2014

Pick up a copy of The Albany Herald to find out about the Bright Side of life.

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NADINE MATHIS: Taxpayers pay for court’s decisions

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Taxpayers paying for people who kill

Those responsible for others’ death get jail time, and taxpayers foot the bill.

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R HOCUTT: Albany could see tough times ahead

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Albany worse off without Taylor

Albany is a better place because of James Taylor’s vision for its future.

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WYMAN AND ELLEN TREADAWAY: Elk Lodge provides great memories

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Elk Lodge a good place for all times and places

We are so glad to learn Jon DuMond is putting new blood and life into the Elk Lodge #713.

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T. GAMBLE: World Cup provides a good time for napping

OPINION: Soccer fans get excessively excited over boring stuff

According to recent reports, the United States may be finally joining the world in its soccer craze.

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Squawk of the day - July 17, 2014

For more squawks, pick up a copy of today's Albany Herald!

SOWELL: Distractions in the form of lawsuits and impeachment

With public opinion polls showing President Obama’s sinking approval rate, in the wake of his administration’s multiple fiascoes and scandals — the disgraceful treatment of veterans who need medical care, the Internal Revenue Service coverups, the tens of thousands of children flooding across our open border — Republicans have created two new distractions that may yet draw attention away from the Democrats’ troubles.

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LORAN SMITH: UGA chapel sacred place for life’s best moments

The University of Georgia’s chapel, offers an atmosphere to make a wedding that will leave you with elevated emotions.

Where better for a ceremony, garnished with originality, to be hosted and embraced than in the University of Georgia’s chapel.

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RONDA RICH: Living through Southern Living

DIXIE DIVA: Southern Living creates a change that has won me over

Like most Southerners, I have an aversion to change which is why our traditions have such strangle hold. We never let go.

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