Letters to the Editor


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B.J. FLETCHER: Boys and Girls Clubs provide guidance to youth

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: In honor of Mothers Day, contribute to the Boys and Girls Club of Albany

Here in our community and many others, the Boys and Girls Club is the only mother, the only father that some kids have. It may be the only hope that jerks them from the path of disaster and helps put them on the right track.

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KIM BURKE: Kudos to Lee County Commissioner Billy mathis for supporting EMS

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it

While we can predict when people will eat, there is no way to predict when an emergency will arise. If Lee County EMS were to be cut back and an emergency call comes in, what is the dispatcher to say?

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WALT SPECHT: Estate tax only benefits politicians

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Tax forces heirs to sell off land or business

Why should the government coffers profit from the hard work of individuals, only to make politicians richer in wealth?

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DUANE 'BANJO' DAVIS: Flag desecration an intolerable act

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Valdosta State has taken path of least resistance

I am appalled that the hierarchy at Valdosta State University has taken the path of least resistance in an attempt to solve the recent situation of disrespect to the flag of the United States of America on that university campus.

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EDWARD SCHWEIKERT: Is government killing FM radio?

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: U.S. may be Norway to pulling the plug on FM

One must remember that FM signal represents the old analog signal and governments do not trust laymen. With a digital signal, a government can listen and track your behavioral pattern and every word you speak. Governments become angry when they eavesdrop on each other, but the common man, they can tolerate.

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EDWARD SCHWEIKERT: Computers downfall of free enterprise

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Hacking will lead to the downfall of free enterprise/capitalism

Now, we have Internet sites that provide personal data with nothing but a promise to never use the data in a “negative way,” like bad people care.

JOHNNY WHITE: 'New' America nothing to be proud of

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Constitution, Judeo-Christian religions hinder government, corporations

After the events of past weeks, it is clear what must be done to help America and the world. The government along with corporate America have made it clear. The Constitution, Christians and the Jews all must go.

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MAYOR DOROTHY HUBBARD: Albany to celebrate Georgia Cities Week

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Georgia Cities Week is April 19-25

This week has been set aside to recognize the many services city governments provide and their contribution to a better quality of life in Georgia.

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PAM AND LARRY BARFIELD: Moultrie Transforming2Wellness symposium to focus on recovery

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: K9s for Warriors will exhibit at Transforming2Wellness

The free, all-day symposium on the recovery journey from mental health and substance abuse conditions will be April 29 at Moultrie. Deadline for registration is today.

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PATRISE M. PERKINS-HOOKER: Albany attorney congratulated for commission appointment

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Appointment of Charles E. Peeler a benefit to Georgians

On behalf of the State Bar of Georgia, I would like to offer congratulations to attorney Charles E. Peeler of Flynn, Peeler & Phillips LLC in Albany on his appointment by Gov. Nathan Deal to serve on the Georgia Judicial Nomination Commission.

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WARREN D. GRANT: The U.S. flag is unraveling

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: America has become a paper tiger

Imagine a sweater that has a loose end. It catches on something and the person is oblivious. The sweater slowly disappears as it unravels. Now, imagine the American flag with the same situation, only it is country walking away. The flag is slowly disappearing.

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WALT SPECHT: System perpetuates single parenting

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: There is no constitutional right to burden other Americans

In my travels toward Vermont twice a year I stumble across pearls of wisdom.

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BETTY MCDONALD: Albany streets need attention

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Problems with roadways are ignored

Money is spent on other things, but not enough is spent to repair and repave streets.

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DUANE DAVIS: Congress squawker has faulty memory

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: President Obama has shut out Congress plenty of times

The squawker who opines Obama has too much class to invite a controversial foreign politician to speak to Congress without telling the speaker must have been taking too many memory-loss medications.

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LYNN CHAVARRIA: Pharmacy employee goes extra miles

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Missed medicine gets special delivery

Ms. Amanda Black went way above and beyond her job description and showed something scarce this day and time — caring.