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MARY BRASWELL: Looking Back at Novembers gone by, Nov. 23, 2014

HISTORY: See what was happening in and around Albany in Novembers past.

Voters overwhelmingly supported a bond issue that allowed for the building of Albany Junior College.

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CARLTON FLETCHER: Relevance is all a matter of perspective

OPINION: Even thicker skin can be penetrated with barbs

Relevance, like beauty, is in the eye of the beholder.

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BARRY LEVINE: Running afowl of band name choices

THE OLD ROCKER: Bird names plentiful in music history

The most successful of the bird groups was the Eagles, who formed in 1971 in Los Angeles.

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MANDY FLYNN: You can't dress up stuffing

FEATURES COLUMN: There's no such thing as a box of dressing

Just the other day, I wondered if the young girl (who asked how many boxes of dressing she needed) had ever tasted real dressing, and I actually felt sorry for those who have never had the pleasure.

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DICK YARBROUGH: Junior gets out his political crystal ball

OPINION: Is a Georgia politician destined for the White House in 2016?

Junior reminded me a couple of weeks ago that he was going to wait for everybody else to give you their two cents worth on the election results, and then he would come in with the numbers behind the numbers. I have no idea what that means. I assume Junior does.

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MICHAEL GERSON: Leaving the harder path

OPINION: President Obama gives up on politics with power play

Obama has now officially abandoned the harder path — not because the issues surrounding immigration will never be resolved (a case no one has adequately made) but because he wants to be the president to resolve them.

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STEVE & COKIE ROBERTS: Taxes and trade are the test

OPINION: Economic news from Japan and Europe is not good

The U.S. corporate rate, 35 percent, encourages businesses to move overseas and protect their profits from U.S. tax collectors; more than $2 trillion is stashed abroad, according to independent research firm Capital Economics.

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CREEDE HINSHAW: Do Sunday drivers still exist?

FAITH: What might Sabbath observance look like in your life?

I have discovered in my older age and in my retirement that for the first time in my adult life all days are potentially just about the same, which makes it even more imperative that I become intentional in observing the Sabbath, a practice I find deeply satisfying even in my imperfect practice of it.

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HAL BRADY: Keep gratitude in your heart

FAITH: A proper perspective is needed on the challenges in life

Numbers of us know from our own experience that where there is gratitude. fear and anxiety have lessened.

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BRAD MCEWEN: Musical highway

The Foo Fighters Sonic Highways inspires memories of my own musical journey.

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CAL THOMAS: Teaching hatred

OPINION: Palestinian leaders condemn Israeli murders, yet continue to teach hatred of Jews

The murder on Tuesday of five people and the serious wounding of several others while they were praying at a synagogue in Jerusalem is only the latest in a continuing pattern of violence and hatred directed against Israel and the Jewish people.

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CATHERINE RAMPELL: Living with Obamacare

OPINION: When will Republicans accept the Affordable care Act?

Another year, another enrollment period and another series of Republican efforts to repeal, defund or otherwise dismantle the Affordable Care Act. So when will the GOP learn to stop worrying and love Obamacare?

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T. GAMBLE: Dentist visits sure have changed

OPINION: In the 1960s, dentists seemed to be more ominous

When I was a child, if given a choice between being buried to my neck in a fire ant bed or going to the dentist, I would have chosen the fire ants.

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EDDIE SEAGLE: Mulches are the final touches

GEORGIA CLIPPINGS: Mulch gives landscapes curb appeal and unique character

Organic mulches are effective, but mineral and synthetic (inorganic) mulches can also make good mulching choices.

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RONDA RICH: Teachers also can learn at Bible School

THE DIXIE DIVA: Volunteering for VBS can be a learning experience

In the kitchen and dining room, we saw women who unselfishly put aside their own work and prepared food all day for 200 children.