Carlton Fletcher


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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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CARLTON FLETCHER: Buyer beware: Make sure your Coke's got no vanilla

OPINION: Coca-Cola messes up a good thing with ill-conceived Vanilla Coke

A casual purchase leads to the realization that perfection cannot be tampered with.

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CARLTON FLETCHER: Doesn't everybody alphabetize their album collection?

OPINION: Welcoming home some 1,200 long, lost friends

The time was finally right over the weekend to reacquaint myself with my vinyl album collection.

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CARLTON FLETCHER: Local artist: Music scene in Albany? What music scene?

OPINION: Musician registers complaints about local music venues, promoters

An Albany musician offers his own state-of-the-music report on area venues and gig opportunities.

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CARLTON FLETCHER: It's early, but Albany's municipal elections loom

OPINION: Mayor, three Albany City Commission seats will be up for election

Municipal elections are seven months away, but Albany races are expected to heat up long before then.

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CARLTON FLETCHER: Jim Bouton's 'Ball Four' had lasting impact on baseball, writer

OPINION: Former Yankee's tell-all book changed sports forever

Rereading Ball Four reminds the writer what an impact the book had on his life.

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CARLTON FLETCHER: When it comes to trash, Southwest Georgia rules

OPINION: Lee, Dougherty roadways overflowing with residents’ litter

Hands down, Southwest Georgia is one of, if not the, trashiest places in the state.

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CARLTON FLETCHER: Today's pop is about Top 1,5 not 40

OPINION: Modern popular music leaves little room for new acts

It’s a numbers game with today’s popular music, and the numbers are much smaller.

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CARLTON FLETCHER: Men, women have different takes on beards

OPINION: Smart women know why men really grow whiskers

The never-ending battle of the sexes even surfaces in the debate over beards.

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CARLTON FLETCHER: Tom Berry has been right man for Albany

OPINION: Interim city manager has pushed beneficial agenda

As an interim employee, Tom Berry has been able to push through politically iffy city measures.

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CARLTON FLETCHER: Dr. Phillip Roberts' legacy one of healing, caring

OPINION: Retiring oncologist touched thousands of lives during amazing career

Dr. Phillip Roberts carries a legacy of healing and caring into his well-deserved retirement.

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CARLTON FLETCHER: Finding a cure for the self-pity blues

OPINION: Inspiration comes with no legs and two wheels

Images help put life’s hardships — real and imagined — in perspective.