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Jim Hendricks

Jim Hendricks is editor of The Albany Herald. He is in charge of the editorial page and is responsible for news, sports, desk, photography and library operations. Phone: (229) 888-9352. E-mail: jim.hendricks@albanyherald.com

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Those pesky sins will find you out ...

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Back when I was a kid in church — or in one of those summer revivals where the sweltering Georgia heat gave you the distinct feeling you had something of an idea of what waited ahead for the great unwashed — nothing bothered me more than the preacher talking about what was going to happen on the Great Gettin’ Up Morning.

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Finally, some resolutions I know I can keep

Opinion Column

Like many Americans, I've had my share of failed new year resolutions.

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For some gifts, it’s not the thought that counts

Opinion Column

The items on this list are not recommended for kids. On the other hand, they’re not rated for mature recipients either, which means they should be perfect for that hard-to-buy-for guy or gal on your list.

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And the winner is ... Hillary or Chris?

The real winner of the 2012 presidential cycle may very well not be the person occupying of the White House this January.

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A little sip of heaven's just a memory

Opinion Column

It's always a little sad when an era ends.

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Sometimes politics are for the birds ... big, big birds

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If you believe what you read on the Internet these days, if Mitt Romney wins the election next month he'll have a celebration dinner his first night at the White House featuring an entree of roasted Big Bird.

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Chipper's timing impeccable 'til the end

A few years ago -- more than I want to admit -- I was sitting in the stadium in Atlanta, catching a Braves game and listening to some folks talking in nearby seats.

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Congress needs antidote for fiscal poison pill

Sen. Johnny Isakson, R-Marietta, says August is "a good month" for him because of the way he spends his "vacation" from the U.S. Senate -- visiting with the folks back home and listening to what they have to say.

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Campaigns are leaving a lot to interpret

I got into some trouble some years back when someone asked me what my political allegiance was.

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Politicians’ discourse getting coarser

Politicians trying to “connect” with the public are apparently following in the tracks of comedians, the entertainment industry and R-rated singers by lacing their rhetoric with an old-fashioned dose of coarseness.

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Griffith left tremendous legacy

As much as we'd like to think otherwise, there never has been a real Mayberry, N.C.

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Life's sweet, even without the sugar

Not much says The South quite as convincingly as sweet tea and cornbread.

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Purple squirrel takes the bait

Some stories just grab your attention right away, even from the Big Stuff.

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Superstitions sweep in the new year

With apologies to the pro-Halloween contingent, there may not be an observance all year that is more steeped in sheer superstition than New Year’s Day

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Home for Christmas, if only in my dreams

As for Momma, I can look back and know that I managed to spend at least part of Christmas Day — her birthday — with her for 51 years without a single miss. I’d give anything for No. 52. But 51 — not everyone has been blessed enough to be able to say that.