Carlton Fletcher


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CARLTON FLETCHER: Emergency personnel are true super heroes

OPINION: Politicians can’t skimp on funding first responders

When it’s budget time, politicians curry favor with a simple mantra: Cut spending, cut spending, cut spending.

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CARLTON FLETCHER: Roots tour offers a chance for reconnection

OPINION: Vacation trip provides 800 miles of clarity

A vacation trip reintroduces a father and daughter to family values.

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CARLTON FLETCHER: Countdown proves it -- '70s music rules!

OPINION: No classic song on horizon to displace Led Zeppelin's 'Stairway'

A recent music countdown proves once again the best rock music ever was made in the 1970s.

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CARLTON FLETCHER: Why not a true coalition to fight homelessness?

OPINION: Combined agencies would have greater impact

Albany’s service agencies that fight homelessness would have greater resources if united.

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CARLTON FLETCHER: I haven't changed, it's the gun laws that have

OPINION: Georgia Legislature makes sure weapons are handy anywhere

Georgia lawmakers are making it easy for gun owners to carry their weapons anywhere.

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CARLTON FLETCHER: Grammy-winner Christopher Cross' anger infuses new album 'Secret Ladder'

MUSIC REVIEW: 'Sailing' singer gets a few things off his chest on exceptional new work

Eighties Grammy darling Christopher Cross is set to release an album of new material on Sept. 12.

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CARLTON FLETCHER: Pop (music) tarts have broad (backside) appeal

OPINION: Orange may be new black, but broad backside is new hot

Prodigious posteriors were the focus of the MTV Video Music Awards.

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CARLTON FLETCHER: Gaines application a blow to city/county process

OPINION: Aviation Commission asked to ignore deadline and reconsider nominations

The Albany-Dougherty Aviation Commission is ordered to include Gloria Gaines as a candidate despite her late application.

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CARLTON FLETCHER: Time has come for a closer look at ADICA

OPINION: Agency must redirect focus to maintain downtown relevance

Action by the quasi-governmental Albany-Dougherty Inner City Authority has sparked debate about its future.

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CARLTON FLETCHER: John Prine ... John Denver ... There's a difference?

OPINION: Cover songs -- good and bad -- are a staple in music

Purists have made certain the author knows the difference between a John Prine original and a cover by John Denver.

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CARLTON FLETCHER: Something's very wrong: I actually care about 'Masterchef'

OPINION: Dreaded cooking show has become must-see TV

Somewhere along the way, I’ve started to care about a cooking/reality TV show.

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CARLTON FLETCHER: Community Market offers friends, neighbors chance to slow down

OPINION: Support necessary to keep weekly Tift Park event viable

Event organizers are guarding against a letdown at a weekly community marketplace.

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CARLTON FLETCHER: Healthier and happier, still James Taylor's heart remains in Albany

OPINION: Former city manager settling into Florida retirement

James Taylor says he’s done well in the month since he left Albany.

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CARLTON FLETCHER: This time, Berry’s sticking to game plan

OPINION: The interim Albany city manager wastes no time in taking bold action

Albany interim City Manager Tom Berry’s plan will bring about restructuring of the city government.

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CARLTON FLETCHER: State Rep.-elect Darrel Ealum subject of Democrat, Republican whisper campaigns

OPINION: Darrel Ealum’s tenure in Atlanta is expected to draw close scrutiny

Months from taking office, Darrel Ealum is already the subject of both Democratic and Republican whisper campaigns.