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EDITORIAL: Long wait for Albany State University students will soon be over

After a decade, funding for a $19.8 million education building is approved in state budget

Following a decade of starts and stops, funding for a new building that will provide needed space for Albany State University’s fine arts, English, modern language and mass communications programs has been included in Georgia’s state budget, which was signed Monday by Gov. Nathan Deal.

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Thumbs Up! April 27, 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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EDITORIAL: The American flag continues to fly high despite desecration by protesters

Weak and poorly constructed arguments have to resort to inciting outrage

The way to protest the desecration of the American flag is not by making a form of free speech that is reprehensible illegal, but by countering that offensive speech by demonstrating support in an even more visible and more vocal way that also protected by the First Amendment — holding the American flag up even higher and rallying around it.

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Thumbs Up! April 20, 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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Thumbs Up! April 6, 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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Thumbs Up - March 30, 2015

Thumbs Up! March 30, 2015

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

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EDITORIAL: Senate trying to fix a problem that does not exist

Under the guise of saving taxpayer dollars, Senate Bill 186 proposes to allow local governments to place legal notices — that are now required to be published in a legal organ newspaper — on the governments’ websites instead.

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Thumbs Up! March 9, 2015

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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EDITORIAL: Fractures painful, but they do mend

Israeli Prime Minister’s speech to Congress another example of rift that had widened between White House and Netanyahu, and between Republicans and Democrats in the U.S.

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Thumbs Up! Feb. 16, 2015

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

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Scammers add stress to tax season

EDITORIAL: Crooks pretending to be IRS agents are attempting to bilk taxpayers

If someone calls claiming to be an IRS agent, the best response is to hang up.

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Thumbs Up! Jan 26, 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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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.