ALBANY HERALD EDITORIAL: Bill provides that farmers can produce food and those who need help can get food.
Referred to as the nation’s “farm bill,” 80 percent of the spending in the legislation’s anticipated $956 billion cost over 10 years is dedicated to food stamps and nutrition programs.
ALBANY HERALD EDITORIAL: Southwest Georgia fortunate to miss the icy problems that paralyzed Atlanta
Cautious was the proper attitude to take in anticipation of what could have been a severe winter weather event.
ALBANY HERALD EDITORIAL: Jeff Sinyard proved to be an able successor to Gil Barrett as chair of the commission
In his 11 years as chairman of the Dougherty County Commission, Jeff Sinyard has done an outstanding job of navigating the often choppy waters of politics and government.
ALBANY HERALD EDITORIAL BOARD: See who deserves a thumbs up this week.
Thumbs Up! is a weekly editorial focusing on the positive news from Albany and Southwest Georgia.
ALBANY HERALD EDITORIAL: The placement of a statue of MLK on the Capitol grounds is long overdue
The Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. had a tremendous effect on Georgia, the nation and the world. His life should be honored with a statue at the Georgia Capitol.
ALBANY HERALD EDITORIAL: America remembers the slain civil rights pioneer
In a world that often is poorly balanced, education can be a great equalizer.
Albany Herald Editorial: A look at some of the good things going on in Albany and Southwest Georgia.
From organizations to individuals, there is always a bright side to the news.
ALBANY HERALD EDITORIAL: Sobering numbers remind us why we should be thankful for religious freedom in the U.S.
The number of nations exhibiting religious hostilities has reached a six-year high according to a Pew Research Center report.
ALBANY HERALD EDITORIAL: At issue is who decides when the U.S. Senate is in recess
A decision by the Supreme Court this summer could make political appointments tougher for President Obama, and the presidents who succeed him.
EDITORIAL: Statements by the leading authority on Sunshine Laws in Georgia has generated buzz
Last week’s statements by the state’s leading authority on open meetings and open records has certainly created buzz.
ALBANY HERALD EDITORIAL: Interim President Paul Jones has important role in positioning Darton for the future
By failing to do business basics, Darton State College has come under the increased scrutiny of state and now federal education officials.
ALBANY HERALD EDITORIAL: A selling point of the Affordable Care Act looks more like an unexpected liability
Another flaw with the Affordable Care Act could result in emergency room visits costing Americans an extra half-billion dollars a year.
ALBANY HERALD EDITORIAL: Nature is dangerous enough without people making it worse
As we move into the coldest stretch of the winter, make sure that you are alert to possible problems and take proper safety precautions.
ALBANY HERALD EDITORIAL: The tapestry of life includes both good and bad experiences; 2014 will be no different
The gift of life is one that is limited. Make 2014 the year you don’t waste a moment of it.
THE ALBANY HERALD EDITORIAL BOARD: Good news from around the area
This weekly editorial highlights the good news from Albany and Southwest Georgia.
Letters to the Editor
- WALT SPECHT: Violent confrontations can be avoided
- ARLEEN SCHULTZ: Employees derserve better consideation
- JOHN MCRAE: Resolution of Westiver grade change scandal set poor example
- WALT SPECHT: Parents are abandoning their basic responsibilities to their children
- WARREN D. GRANT: Grade changing creates questions
- CHRIS CLARK: The 26th Georgia Quail Hunt was again a success
- LEE LOWERY: Proposed law that allows discrimination is not religious freedom
- DIANE BENFORD: Dog laws should apply to all breeds
- WARREN D. GRANT: Politicians of all stripes are pushing America into the abyss
- JULIE SELLERS: The success of the Night of Hope Gala was due to work of many
- LORAN SMITH: Saltine crackers go with everything
- CARLTON FLETCHER: Congress has become a Frankenstein's monster we created
- JUDSON H. TURNER: Unfounded concerns, rumors surround revision of Flint River Drought Protection Act
- E.J. DIONNE: Conservatives try on new clothes
- KATHLEEN PARKER: New SAT don’t care for no fancy words
- CYNTHIA TUCKER: Senate rejection of Adegbile nomination a bipartisan travesty
- JOE GANDELMAN: Vladimir Putin gives the world half of a pace sign
- CARLTON FLETCHER: Lee County officials plan tribute to fallen heroes
- MARY BRASWELL: Looking Back - March 9, 2014
- CHARLES O. OCHIE SR.: Reentry failure is to costly to communities