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Global political climate gets chillier

ALBANY HERALD EDITORIAL: Developments in Crimea are reminiscent of the Cold War of the last century

A diplomatic solution, not a military one, is needed to ensure that the Ukraine has the ability to chart its own course.

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Thumbs Up! March 3, 2014

ALBANY HERALD EDITORIAL: Good news from Albany.

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

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Big weekend places Albany in the spotlight

ALBANY HERALD EDITORIAL: Marathon races and Mardi Gras are opportunities for Albany to make positive impressions

The marathon and annual festival will place Albany, particularly its downtown, in the limelight, giving our community a chance to make a great and lasting impression on visitors.

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Thumbs Up! Feb. 24, 2014

See who deserves a thumbs up this week.

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

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Top education leaders working to improve Albany-Dougherty County

ALBANY HERALD EDITORIAL: A unique collaborative focuses on community first

The presidents of Albany State University, Darton State College and Albany Technical College and the superintendent of the Dougherty County School System are mapping out a plan to improve student performance and graduation rates that would result in a more prosperous community.

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High school GPA may be better indicator of college potential

ALBANY HERALD EDITORIAL: A new study indicates SATs and ACTs are not the best measures of college potential

The study of 123,000 students at 33 colleges and universities finds that students who do well in high school do better in college than students with weaker high school GPAs who test well on standardized tests used in admissions processes.

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Thumbs Up! Feb. 17, 2014

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.

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Georgia taking this winter storm seriously

EDITORIAL: As much as seven inches of snow is expected to accumulate in Northeast Georgia

State officials, who underestimated the potential of the storm two weeks ago, wasted no time getting prepared for an event that will likely paralyze traffic and interrupt power service in the impacted counties.

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Thumbs Up! Feb. 10, 2014

ALBANY HERALD EDITORIAL: See who deserves a thumbs up this week.

Thumbs Up is a weekly editorial focusing on the positive things in Albany and Southwest Georgia.

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Tackle debt in budgeting process

ALBANY HERALD EDITORIAL: Budget cap fights have a bigger cost than payoff

The federal debt needs to be brought under control, and the time that should be done is when Congress “writes” the checks in the budgeting process.

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Child deaths in autos on decline

ALBANY HERALD EDITORIAL: Per capita deaths of children in traffic wrecks drops 43 percent 2002-2011

About a third of children killed in auto wrecks over the 10-year study period were not properly restrained with seat belts or car seats.

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Thumbs Up! Feb. 3, 2014

ALBANY HERALD EDITORIAL: See who deserves a thumbs up this week.

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

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Time to sign farm legislation and move on

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.

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South Georgia officials made the right call on closings

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.

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Dougherty Commission Chair Jeff Sinyard leaves large shoes to fill

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.