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RONDA RICH: Cooking up a late-night project

THE DIXIE DIVA: Filing away recipes cut from publications can take a while

There’s a fine line between saving something and hoarding.

THOMAS: Confronting ISIS: 'It takes an army to defeat an army'

When liberal Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) and the conservative former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich agree on something, attention should be paid.

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TOM PURCELL: Lower expectations, live happier

OPINION: Low expectations may be the key to happiness

Research indicates that when your expectations are low, you are much more likely to exceed them, which will make you happy. Likewise, when your expectations are too high, they are less likely to be met, which will make you unhappy.

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E.J. DIONNE: Neighborhoods becoming less neighborly

OPINION: Neighborliness has evolved into leaving people alone

Individual choice certainly has big advantages over a rigid collectivism. But solidarity sure beats impulsiveness, self-involvement and fragmentation.

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CYNTHIA TUCKER: The income gap is tearing fabric of society

OPINION: The divide between haves and have-nots is growing

The United States is not held together by a common religion or language or ethnicity, but by its promise of equal opportunity for all.

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BYRON YORK: The economy is still the top issue in the United States

OPINION: While the economy has had some recent bright spots, indications are the future will be troubled

The damage that has been done to Americans’ net worth is not anything that can be fixed in a year or two.

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MANDY FLYNN: 2015 once seemed so far away

FEATURES COLUMN: Here we are at the start of her senior year, and I am sad

When your daughter reaches her senior year of high school, you don’t want to miss one minute of it.

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MICHAEL FOWLER: Organ donations make second chances for life

DOUGHERTY CORONER: Do not let myths prevent you from being an organ donor

It is especially important to become an organ donor if you belong to an ethnic minority. Certain blood types are more prevalent in ethnic minority populations, and because matching blood type is usually necessary for transplant, the need for minority donor organs is especially high.

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CARLTON FLETCHER: Community Market offers friends, neighbors chance to slow down

OPINION: Support necessary to keep weekly Tift Park event viable

Event organizers are guarding against a letdown at a weekly community marketplace.

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MARY BRASWELL: Looking Back, Aug. 10, 2014

HISTORY: A collection of local news tidbits from early to mid-August across different years.

It was August of 1927 when excavation work began for a new basketball arena with lockers and showers, as well as seating for 500, at Albany High School.

KRAUTHAMMER: Amnesty as impeachment bait

President Obama is impatient. Congress won’t act on immigration, he says, and therefore he will. The White House is coy as to exactly what the president will do. But the leaks point to an executive order essentially legalizing an enormous new class of illegal immigrants, perhaps up to 5 million people.

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BILL WILLIAMS: Lee County property tax hike was unnecessary

GUEST COMMENTARY: Lee County commissioners took the easy way out by raising the millage rate

Lee County doesn’t have a revenue problem, it has an overspending problem with its FY 2015 budget.

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JOHN LEWIS: Make sure you are heard through your vote

GUEST COMMENTARY: The first step is registering to vote

Heroes fought to secure us the right to vote and it is a precious, fundamental right. It is our duty to use that power. It is our duty to take it to the ballot box. It is our duty to encourage our fellow citizens to share their voices.

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BOB KORNEGAY: Outdoor 'plumbing' can be plumb dangerous

OUTDOORS: Outdoorsmen have their own problems when 'nature' calls

Outdoorsmen never know just what sort of “faclities” they may encounter when the time comes to answer Nature’s call. It goes way beyond the common variables of long lines, sanitary conditions, and whether or not the soap dispenser is full.

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CREEDE HINSHAW: Where do you find meaning in weekly worship?

FAITH: Ranking the elements of worship in terms of meaning

This is a hopelessly subjective question. One week the anthem might top the list, the next week the sermon. One week the praise band or the pipe organ might be the most inspiring element and one week it could be the morning prayer or a hymn that the congregation sings with particular fervor.