OPINION: Downtown celebration features wealth of community spirit
A vocal minority — many of whom don’t even go there — spreads fear about downtown Albany.
OPINION: Indications are Republicans have serious debate between reform camps
A political appeal that encourages division would worsen the GOP’s main political problem: a durable impression that it does not care for the country as a whole.
THE DIXIE DIVA: Winners, I have discovered, do not like to associate with losers
“Gen. Longstreet Chapter,” the sign read with an arrow pointing toward a certain room. I read it aloud then my eyes lighted up. Gen. Longstreet was a famous commander of the Civil War, considered to be, along with Gen. Robert E. Lee and Gen. Stonewall Jackson, one of the most battle successful in a war that would be lost. He is from my hometown of Gainesville.
GEORGIA CLIPPINGS: A weekly look at home gardens and landscapes
There is one “not so little” pest that wants to annoy us and destroy every effort we make to improve the landscape. Pruning by deer is a problem in many of our landscapes leaving our plants battered and beaten up. However, we are the guilty party for invading their spaces through development.
SHERIFF'S COLUMN: Move-over law for motorist has new requirement
In addition to fireworks and medical cannibis, new Georgia laws involve soliciting student athletes, child porn, protecting police dogs, gun carry rights, harassing communications and moving vehicles into adjacent lanes.
FILM COMMENTARY: Even the T-800 can't save a not-quite-blockbusting blockbuster
Bolstered by “Game of Thrones” star Emilia Clarke as the new Sarah Connor and the return of Anold Schwarzenegger, “Genisys” was made for the seemingly simple task of restarting a series that, for all intents and purposes, should have come to a close in 1991. Instead, it’s business as usual for the powers that be.
OPINION: Religious liberty is being invoked to circumvent U.S. laws
Don’t like same-sex marriage, contraception, HIV testing or even child labor laws? Never you worry: Just say that a Higher Power has exempted you, even if your exemption means trampling on other people’s rights.
OPINION: Encouraging indpendence of children can run afoul of the law
If your kids are seen walking without adult supervision, somebody will call the cops, Child Protective Services will conduct an investigation and charges will be filed.
OPINION: Former NFL star and wife helping others cope with loss
Brian and Brook Griese founded Judi’s House to to help children and adults who have lost a loved one find a connection and healing.
GUEST COLUMN: Citizens have until July 20 to give opinion to federal regulators
Dougherty County residents have until July 20 to comment to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission on the Sabal Trail compressor station and pipeline.
OPINION: America still has not come to terms with slavery
Some 239 years after that awe-inspiring Declaration of Independence — “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal” — we are still in denial about the foundations upon which this republic was built.
OPINION: Politicians and the media focus on minor issues that rile up conservative-liberal divide
Like it or not, in 2015 the Confederate flag we all saw on the roof of those 1969 Dodge Chargers on the “Dukes of Hazard” is no longer so innocent. Now it symbolizes two totally different and incompatible things to whites and blacks.
HEALTH & FITNESS: Add nutrition to a kids favorite
Kids will eat more nutritious food, as long as you sneak it in.
FEATURES COLUMN: Mrs. Olson would be proud
It’s a wonder I didn’t drink coffee earlier in life, considering I remember coffee being around our house since the beginning of time.
HISTORY: Nothing says summer like fresh watermelon.
Read some facts about watermelon, swimming, air conditioning and more.
- Thumbs Up! July 6, 2015
- Thumbs Up: June 29, 2015
- Thumbs Up! June 22, 2015
- EDITORIAL: Outrage, sadness over murders of churchgoers
- Thumbs Up! June 15, 2015
- Thumbs Up! June 8, 2015
- EDITORIAL: A day to be remembered
- Thumbs Up! June 1, 2015
- EDITORIAL: Albany city manager selection was transparent process
- EDITORIAL: A debt America can never repay
Letters to the Editor
- WALT SPECHT: A gun is a tool for equalizing a threat
- WARREN D. GRANT: Gun control is not the answer
- JOHN CANNADY: Democratic national candidates lie for political gain
- DUANE 'BANJO' DAVIS: Confederate flag is not the cause of unrest in the nation
- BILL BATES: Don't sink Deal-Closing Fund into downtown purchases
- JOHN CANNADY: Christian values withstand test of time
- JOHN BRYANT: Gun ownership not an infection
- WALT SPECHT: The truth about social engineers
- B.J. FLETCHER: Albany needs catalyst for change
- SHARLENE CANNON: Time to move forward in downtown Albany
- Is the city set to kill the multimodal project? 1 comment
- Commissioners bid adieu to the mayor in their own unique fashion 3 comments
- First election prediction? There will be a runoff
- Edwards' little tax problem 2 comments