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WALT SPECHT: Violent confrontations can be avoided

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Many do not like concealed gun carry because it infringes on their ability to bully

Those who carry concealed weapons illegally are the biggest concern.

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ARLEEN SCHULTZ: Employees derserve better consideation

LETTER TO THE EDITIOR: Eliminating positions with no warning is poor business

Abrupt eliminations of positions can adversely impact employees who remain with the company, too.

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JOHN MCRAE: Resolution of Westiver grade change scandal set poor example

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: The mass changing of grades should not have been allowed

The Dougherty County School System leveled much stiffer punishment for the whistleblower than for those who were involved in the changing of the grades.

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WALT SPECHT: Parents are abandoning their basic responsibilities to their children

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Government programs step in to provide care that should be up to parents

Government programs should not just throw money at the problem, but also hold parents accountable.

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WARREN D. GRANT: Grade changing creates questions

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: The disclosure of student information to the public was not as bad as the actions that were disclosed

In the case of the Westover High School freshmen grade changes, the respective punishments don’t fit the actions.

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CHRIS CLARK: The 26th Georgia Quail Hunt was again a success

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: The annual event gives a good impression of Southwest Georgia to movers and shakers in business

The work by organizers of the Georgia Quail Hunt has given business leaders a positive view in regard to doing business in Georgia.

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LEE LOWERY: Proposed law that allows discrimination is not religious freedom

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: The law under consideration could have adverse impact on gay individuals

A proposal that could adversely impact gay people should not be cloaked as an act ensuring freedom of religion.

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DIANE BENFORD: Dog laws should apply to all breeds

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Owners who are negligent are the real issue

Albany dog ordinances should apply across-the-board and more resources should be devoted to dealing with people who abuse their pets.

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WARREN D. GRANT: Politicians of all stripes are pushing America into the abyss

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Look at any president and you will find evidence of your preconceived notion

Placing 47 million non-working Americans in the backs of those who are working doesn’t “elevate” them; it drags everyone else down.

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JULIE SELLERS: The success of the Night of Hope Gala was due to work of many

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: While fundraising is challenging, the Albany community came through

The Cancer Coalition was able to exceed its fundraising goal with the event as it worked to fight cancer in Southwest Georgia.

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NADINE M. MATHIS: Our America is running into big trouble

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: People should be more willing to help those in need and in trouble

Live life as an example to those who have problems and do what you can to help out.

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STEVEN T. TRAMBONI: Government is picking to pockets of distracted Americans

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: The federal government has gotten out of control

Americans need to make an effort to rein in the overreaching government that is spending too much and interjecting itself too much into everyday lives.

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JERRY HEATH: Crictics of farm bill have not done their research

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Nearly four out of every five farm bill dollars go to food nutrition programs

Those who want the farm bill cut in half need to realize that near;y 80 percent of it goes to nutrition programs such as food stamps.

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RONALD BARBER: Lee-Jackson birthday celebration and enjoyable event

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Celebration of birthdays of Confederate generals a reminder of Southern heritage

The annual event at American Legion Post 30 honored the memories of Gens. Robert E. Lee and Stonewall Jackson.

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MARY Y. HERNDON: Best choice for Dougherty County school chief already on the job

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: The Dougherty School Board should offer superintendent job to Butch Mosely

Interim Superintendent Butch Mosely already is improving the Dougherty County School System and deserves to be named the permanent school chief.