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CARLTON FLETCHER: Tom Berry's departure has city of Albany at fork in the road

OPINION: City Commission looking for right fit in its new city manager

The city of Albany’s immediate future will be impacted greatly by its new city manager’s ability to work with city leaders.

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CARLTON FLETCHER: Sorry, dudes, time waits for no one

OPINION: Karma lurks for those who belittle others

“Old” may be a state of mind, but it’s also a state of being.

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CARLTON FLETCHER: Warning: Misspoken words don't mix well with crow

OPINION: Elitist musicologists gain true wisdom in one semester of college

Passing on the wisdom of a hard lesson learned.

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CARLTON FLETCHER: Albany city manager vote not about politics

OPINION: Constituents should demand careful choice by Albany City Commission

The selection of a new city manager for Albany’s government should be of primary concern for citizens.

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CARLTON FLETCHER: We've traded in our activism for apathy

OPINION: There';s plenty to get upset about ... but we dont

Americans have settled for tweeting about their issues rather than doing anything about them.

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CARLTON FLETCHER: City Commissioner Jon Howard's comments focus spotlight on chamber, EDC

OPINION: Albany, Dougherty officials privately question effectiveness of business groups

Albany and Dougherty County officials are starting to question efforts by the Albany Area Chamber of Commerce and the Albany-Dougherty Economic Development Commission.

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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.