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Thumbs Up! Jan. 19, 2015

ALBANY HERALD EDITORIAL BOARD: Good news to start the week

Thumbs Up! is a weekly editorial focusing on the positive news from Albany and Southwest Georgia.

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Time is now to address Georgia's transportation needs

EDITORIAL: Georgia lawmakers should move this session to close $1 billion transportation funding gap

To avoid economic decline and to prepare for even heavier demand on Georgia roadways, the sharp reduction in gas pump prices makes this the ideal political climate for examing how — and how much — the state funds its transportation program, which is falling a billion dollars short of its needs.

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Another year, another scam

EDITORIAL: As sure as the new year begins, new attempts to steal from unsuspecting consumers emerge

It’s a brand new year, which means new attempts to scam unsuspecting people out of their money also are under way.

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Thumbs Up! Jan. 12, 2015

Good news to start the week

Thumbs Up! is a weekly editorial focusing on the positive news from Albany and Southwest Georgia.

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France murders a sober reminder

EDITORIAL: Americans cannot afford to be complacent

The deaths of 17 innocent people in France are reminders that there are evil people in the world who are waiting for the time to strike.

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Is cooperation on the agendas of Congress and the White House?

OPINION: Gridlock does not suddenly disappear as 114th Congress opens

Only time will tell whether statesmanship will trump brinkmanship as a Democratic president and Republican Congress face challenges of governing.

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Light a candle to brighten 2015

EDITORIAL: Empathy would help in dealing with societal problems

Each of us can decide not to label this person a thug nor that person a racist. Each of us can decide to turn away from those who have a vested interest in maintaining power or instilling mistrust.

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The spirit of giving

EDITORIAL: Deriving pleasure from giving to others may be hardwired in us

A gift given freely may profit the giver even more than the recipient.

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The Christmas Story

EDITORIAL: The story of the birth of Christ

Of the many ways the birth of Jesus has been told, the account in the second chapter of Luke in the King James Version of the Bible is still the most eloquent.

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Thumbs Up! Dec. 22, 2014

See who deserves a thumbs up this week.

Thumbs Up! is a weekly editorial focusing on the positive news from Albany and Southwest Georgia.

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Thumbs Up! Dec. 15, 2014

EDITORIAL: Good news to start the week

Thumbs Up! is a weekly editorial focusing on the positive news from Albany and Southwest Georgia.

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Thumbs Up! Dec. 8, 2014

EDITORIAL: Good news to start the week

Thumbs Up! is a weekly editorial focusing on the positive news from Albany and Southwest Georgia.

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Young Dougherty County scholars again impress

EDITORIAL: Middle schoolers exhibit an impressive wealth of knowledge at annual Academic Bowl

Regardless of the quickness on the buzzer or whether each question was answered correctly, each student reflected positively on his or her team coaches, teachers, school and parents.

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Check out charitable organizations before you give

EDITORIAL: Scammers work overtime at Christmas to divert money from those in need

When writing a check, giving cash or otherwise contributing to a charitable cause, make sure you have checked the organization out first.

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Thumbs Up! Dec. 1, 2014

EDITORIAL: Good news to start the week

Thumbs Up! is a weekly editorial focusing on the positive news from Albany and Southwest Georgia.

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