Accusing government officials of incompetence has become a hip thing to do these days.
This week, dozens and dozens of youngsters in Dougherty County returned to school wearing new socks and T-shirts and carrying new bookbags filled with pens, crayons, pencils, paper and notebooks, all of which they picked up free of charge Saturday at various locations around Albany.
Find this story and other news, sports and features items at www.albanyherald.com.
We of the baby boom generation have our conceits, and one of our boldest is that we cornered the market on anthemic songs about global issues that really matter.
I have a confession to make: I like to read.
As the 2013 election cycle — the so-called mid-term election — kicks into full swing, local, state and national candidates have begun to formulate and release to the public plans of attack that they hope will propel them into office.
I experienced a sense of deja vu last weekend with the announcement of the verdict in the George Zimmerman murder/manslaughter trial.
I laugh at people like “Stone Cold” Steve Austin (not to his face, of course), the beardy guy on “Duck Dynasty,” Honey Boo Boo and about half of the singers whose songs sit at the top of the country music charts these days.
I shed a tear for a horse ...
I laughed first when I read the story last week about the parents in Encinitas, Calif., who would not let their kids participate in physical education classes in which yoga was being taught. The reason? Teachers in the community just north of San Diego are trying to force an Eastern RELIGION on their kids, some parents claimed. Right.
We're all, I believe, guilty of lamenting the loss of local-owned and -operated businesses after the fact.
Who knew it would be a 60-something white woman from the South who would get a large segment of this country — many who’d never considered it before — talking openly about race?
Entertainment Weekly, the magazine that purports to have its pointer and middle finger firmly planted on the pulse of the entertainment biz, created a stir this week when it released its all-time Top 100 movies, TV shows and albums.
We live in the richest nation in the world, probably in the Top 5 all-time, and there are opportunities here for any person — yes, any person, or at least any person willing to get off his or her couch and work — to achieve well beyond any doubter’s expectations.
While an Albany group’s plans to build a Paula Deen Museum are no doubt low priority for the celebrity chef today as she goes into damage-control mode to try and keep her considerable empire from crumbling around her, the museum idea that generated so much excitement in this community has taken a damaging, if not mortal, hit.
- CREEDE HINSHAW: Faith is expressed in a myriad of ways
- Religion Bulletin - Dec. 6, 2013
- Albany Almanac - Dec. 6, 2013
- Jingle Bell Jog in Albany set for Saturday
- T. GAMBLE: We can soar like war eagles
- Albany Almanac - Dec. 5, 2013
- Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital approves audited financial statements
- Lee County hosting pet parade
- Lee County School System Notebook - Dec. 4, 2013
- Groups succeed in lowering hospital readmission rates
- Dougherty's brightest middle-schoolers go 'bowling'
- Make that really special delivery
- Albany Ward II voters determine today who will be their city commissioner
- Thumbs Up! - Dec.2, 2013
- Don't overlook locally-owned businesses this weekend
- Keep Black Friday Fever under control
- America has good reasons to be thankful
- Clocks ticking down to the holiday season
- Thumbs Up! - Nov. 25, 2013
- Senatorial saucer losing its cool