Carlton Fletcher


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CARLTON FLETCHER: Pop (music) tarts have broad (backside) appeal

OPINION: Orange may be new black, but broad backside is new hot

Prodigious posteriors were the focus of the MTV Video Music Awards.

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CARLTON FLETCHER: Gaines application a blow to city/county process

OPINION: Aviation Commission asked to ignore deadline and reconsider nominations

The Albany-Dougherty Aviation Commission is ordered to include Gloria Gaines as a candidate despite her late application.

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CARLTON FLETCHER: Time has come for a closer look at ADICA

OPINION: Agency must redirect focus to maintain downtown relevance

Action by the quasi-governmental Albany-Dougherty Inner City Authority has sparked debate about its future.

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CARLTON FLETCHER: John Prine ... John Denver ... There's a difference?

OPINION: Cover songs -- good and bad -- are a staple in music

Purists have made certain the author knows the difference between a John Prine original and a cover by John Denver.

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CARLTON FLETCHER: Something's very wrong: I actually care about 'Masterchef'

OPINION: Dreaded cooking show has become must-see TV

Somewhere along the way, I’ve started to care about a cooking/reality TV show.

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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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CARLTON FLETCHER: Healthier and happier, still James Taylor's heart remains in Albany

OPINION: Former city manager settling into Florida retirement

James Taylor says he’s done well in the month since he left Albany.

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CARLTON FLETCHER: This time, Berry’s sticking to game plan

OPINION: The interim Albany city manager wastes no time in taking bold action

Albany interim City Manager Tom Berry’s plan will bring about restructuring of the city government.

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CARLTON FLETCHER: State Rep.-elect Darrel Ealum subject of Democrat, Republican whisper campaigns

OPINION: Darrel Ealum’s tenure in Atlanta is expected to draw close scrutiny

Months from taking office, Darrel Ealum is already the subject of both Democratic and Republican whisper campaigns.

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CARLTON FLETCHER: It's cowards who give up on downtown

OPINION: Much tougher cities than Albany have seen redevelopment

Cowardly words and actions help eradicate the American spirit.

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CARLTON FLETCHER: When it comes to camp songs, you can’t beat the classics

OPINION: ‘Gopher Guts’ has survived for generations

Writing a timeless camp song is the height of aspirations,

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MICHAEL GERSON: The dystopia next door

OPINION: The Giver will provoke political commentary

This is fairly serious stuff for a summertime movie. But it is precisely what causes “The Giver” to transcend the genre of teen literature it created.

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CARLTON FLETCHER: If clothes make the man, I'm in trouble

OPINION: You wear your Jimmy Choo … Im wearing Jimmy Buffett

For many, fashion seems to be all about style over substance.

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CARLTON FLETCHER: Downtown is dangerous lament lacks proof

OPINION: Complaints usually come from people who avoid inner city

City officials refute the oft-repeated complaint that Albany’s downtown district is dangerous.

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CARLTON FLETCHER: Albany gets a mix of the good and bad

OPINION: City sees positives, negatives in eventful week

The good maybe outweighed the bad by a little in an interesting week in the life of the city of Albany.