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CARLTON FLETCHER: TV preachers go for the wallets, not the souls

OPINION: Got financial problems? TV evangelists still want your check

Many TV evangelists are still offering a spiritual pathway, but at a cost to you that supports their own high-priced lifestyles.

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CARLTON FLETCHER: Don't underestimate the power of one person

OPINION: Change comes when people are willing to take risks

If enough individuals are willing to work to bring about change in their community, change will come.

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CARLTON FLETCHER: Pensacola, Fla., does redevelopment right

OPINION: West Florida city has completely remade its crumbling downtown

Pensacola, Fla.’s downtown a decade ago looked much like Albany’s. Now it is a resurrected showcase.

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CARLTON FLETCHER: Albany should have rental property codes

OPINION: City's slumlords not held to any standards

Some Albany landlords and property owners maintain substandard rental units because no property codes are in place.

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CARLTON FLETCHER: Government plans to take on tobacco, cellphones

OPINION: Proposed legislation will curtail or end use of products deemed harmful

Leaked information from secret government hearings indicate cellphone usage in vehicles and tobacco products may soon be things of the past.

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CARLTON FLETCHER: Sorry, Coach Lowe, cussing is becoming today's norm

OPINION: Quest for 'realism' is chipping away at standards of decency

Swearing, once the secret language of boys being naughty, is becoming all too common.

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CARLTON FLETCHER: Albany on a journey in quest for its lost soul

OPINION: City must overcome infestation of Thugs, Bugs and Slugs

Like Dorothy and her friends, Albany’s best are on an Oz-like quest to find their city’s lost soul.

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CARLTON FLETCHER: Lousy work ethic epidemic is not generational

OPINION: There are as many dead weight baby boomers as there are millennials

A lousy work ethic has become an epidemic among workers from all generations.

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CARLTON FLETCHER: How dumb do TV executives think we are?

OPINION: TV ads don't sell products, they annoy viewers

That “make the TV ad dumb, people will remember it” logic just doesn’t hold water.

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CARLTON FLETCHER: There's plenty of blame to go around in ADICA debacle

OPINION: Quasi-government agency is being reined in

Actions taken by the Albany-Dougherty Inner City Authority have hindered downtown development.

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CARLTON FLETCHER: Parking 'hogs' threaten more liberal downtown parking

OPINION: Some city employees settling into parking spaces for the day

City employees who claim on-street downtown parking spaces for the day threaten Albany’s more liberal parking law.

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CARLTON FLETCHER: With movies, you get the good and the bad

OPINION: Films can uplift or emphasize our inadequacies

Even with the best movies, there’s a risk-reward dynamic involved.

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CARLTON FLETCHER: Candy's not a food group ... but it should be

OPINION: Being a grown-up means not worrying about spoiled dinners

Being a grown-up means deciding your own candy intake.

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CARLTON FLETCHER: Tackling it's/its on 'Thank an English Teacher Day'

OPINION: In the age of texting, our language continues to devolve

Anyone who can write a coherent sentence today should send a note of thanks to an English teacher.

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CARLTON FLETCHER: With Kanye West, talent (barely) outweighs ego

OPINION: Correct word needed to describe hip-hop artist's personality

Sometimes the word that perfectly describes someone is just not printable in a family publication.

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