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CARLTON FLETCHER: Fashions, fads say a lot about an area

OPINION: ‘Posers’ have trouble ‘keepin’ it real’

Sorry, trendies, but following the latest fashions and fads do not enhance your credibility.

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CARLTON FLETCHER: True genius combination of genetics, work

OPINION: Ordinary’s about the best most of us can hope for

There’s more to genius than meets the eye.

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CARLTON FLETCHER: Maybe we could use a little glass-half-full

OPINION: Initiatives take aim at communitys self-image problems

Citizens of Albany and Dougherty County are too quick to condemn actions, both good and bad.

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CARLTON FLETCHER: When it comes to the news, we’re not taking sides

OPINION: Telling readers what to think is not journalism

Readers on both sides of the homeless issue react to Albany Herald stories about a homeless encampment.

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CARLTON FLETCHER: 'Put It Back' will make Believers of music fans

FRIDAY JAM SESSION: Orlando band's song deserves spot among musical greats

Thomas Wynn & the Believers’ “Put It Back” is one of those rare great songs that has an immediate impact.

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CARLTON FLETCHER: Vandalism leaves a darker stain than paint on monuments

OPINION: American freedom allows destructive action with little reprisal

Vandals defaced more than monuments with their spray paint in Veterans Park over the weekend.

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CARLTON FLETCHER: Even in her time of weakness, Robin Elmore gives her friends strength

OPINION: Registered Nurse’s lesson is one we all should heed

Even as she’s battled lung cancer, Robin Elmore hasn’t quit living her life..

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CARLTON FLETCHER: Albany state Rep. Carol Fullerton takes verbal shots at Gov. Nathan Deal

OPINION: Lawmaker takes governor to task for gun bill, economic development, ASU funding

After surviving a horrific auto accident, state Rep. Carol Fullerton says she has a new lease on life.

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CARLTON FLETCHER: Political activism involves more than a computer keyboard

OPINION: Primary vote will change the face of local government

Potential voters who want to impact local government have to do more than rant about it.

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FRIDAY JAM: The top-selling albums

FRIDAY JAM: Here's some solid goald from the album era

The top-selling albums of all time as listed by the Recording Industry Association of America

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CARLTON FLETCHER: In sports, I'll take the human element over replay

OPINION: MLB replay system interrupts rhythm of the game

Major League Baseball owners have gone too far in their quest to “always get it right.”

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CARLTON FLETCHER: Ill-advised WG&L appointment comes back to bite city

OPINION: Resignation leaves utility board a member short again

The Albany City Commission’s appointment of Rashad Flournoy to its WG&L board was a disservice to Flournoy and the board.

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CARLTON FLETCHER: City of Albany right to seek panhandler ordinance

OPINION: Businesses, citizens concerned about overly aggressive handout seekers

The city of Albany is considering an ordinance that would allow police to deal with overly aggressive panhandlers.

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CARLTON FLETCHER: Suicide a common part of rock-and-roll life

FRIDAY JAM SESSION: Anniversary of Kurt Cobain's suicide updated 'day the music died'

Suicide has been the cause of death for a number of talented musicians during the rock and roll era.

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MUSIC REVIEW: Kentucky rockers Black Stone Cherry creates 'Magic' on new disc

BSC's release coming Tuesday is the best album so far in 2014

Kentucky rockers Black Stone Cherry satisfy rock fans’ need for quality new music.