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Voters have a duty to go to the polls

EDITORIAL: Candidates have done little to enhance the political discourse this election

Election day should be one of celebration, but this year it feels more like a grudging duty.

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Buster Posey's Giants are earning dynasty label

EDITORIAL: Three World Series titles in five years is a remarkable success story

Buster Posey continues to be a powerful ambassador for Lee County and Southwest Georgia as the San Francisco Giants build what looks to be baseball’s next great dynasty.

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The late Billy C. Black deserving of Albany State University honor

EDITORIAL: On Friday, Albany State will name its academic building after its former longtime president

Albany State University is again on center stage as former students and friends of the university return to town this week for homecoming.

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Thumbs Up! Oct. 20, 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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Squawk of the Day - Oct. 17, 2014

Pick up a copy of The Albany Herald to find out what everybody’s squawking about.

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Ebola victims are people, not faceless statistics

EDITORIAL: An all-out effort must be made to contain the deadly viral outbreak

There will be other contageous diseases to deal with in a world where rapid global transportation transcends borders. A plan to deal with such a situation before it becomes widespread needs to be in place.

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Thumbs Up! Oct. 13, 2014

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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Disease outbreaks require earlier action

EDITORIALS: For America, helping under-developed nations battle disease outbreaks should be seen as a national defense issye

Had the Ebola outbreak been subjected to a bigger, broader response from world governments at the end of 2013 or early in 2014, there would have been far fewer deaths and the first diagnosis of the frightening disease in the United States would not have happened this week.

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Thumbs Up! Sept. 29, 2014

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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A healthy shade of pink perfect color for fall

EDITORIAL: October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Breast cancer statistics have steadily improved in the United States over the past 15 years, but it is still the second-leading cause of death for women who die from cancer. The color pink is a reminder that early detection and treatment, along with a healthy lifestyle, are the best defenses against this disease.

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Thumbs Up! Sept. 22, 2014

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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Shiloh Baptist Church deserving of recognition

ALBANY HERALD EDITORIAL: Shiloh Baptist Church played an important role in the Albany Civil Rights Movement

Shiloh Baptist Church faced financial pressure and threats of violence because of its role of providing a place for civil rights protesters to meet during the Albany Movement.

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Thumbs Up! Sept. 15, 2014

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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Strong action needed now against ISIL

ALBANY HERALD EDITORIAL: America should rally behind the president to defeat vicious Islamic militants

Islamic State militants have their eyes on America and the West. If we don’t take the fight to them, they will bring it to us.

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Truett Cathy succeeded by doing it his way

ALBANY HERALD EDITORIAL: In building success with Chick-fil-A, Truett Cathy never compromised his faith and principals

Truett Cathy held true to his beliefs, treated his employees as he wanted to be treated, and did the same with his customers. He became wealthy, and he shared that wealth through his philanthropy, particularly with causes that focused on youth and foster children. His life is proof that one does not have give up faith or principals to be a success and to make a difference.