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EDWARD SCHWEIKERT: Traffic snarls at Oakland Parkway intersection

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Frustrated drivers are taking dangerous chances

The intersection of Hickory Grove, Oakland Parkway and U.S. Highway 82 is frustrating for motorists.

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HAROLD D. BARRONTON: Store encroaching in residential area

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Locating a discount store in a residential neighborhood is unacceptable

An Albany neighborhood is not welcoming the Dougherty County Commission’s decision to let a discount store locate in it.

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WALT SPECHT: Mandated backup cameras in autos just another con

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Vehicle backup cameras have benefits for profit, not safety

Americans are allowing their fears and concerns to dictate where their money goes.

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EDWARD SCHWEIKERT: Labels hinder unique creativity

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Being classified with a mental issue often results in lost contributions to society

Some can exhibit intelligence, but if they lie outside mainstream, they are shunned, outcast or isolated by society.

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DONNIE CORBIN: Old bike that showed up no replacement for stolen one

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: The number of items stolen has piled up in five years

I would have preferred the bike as an in-kind replacement for the one lost, but the officer wanted to back-pack it back to precinct in trunk of his patrol car.

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ALLAN RUSSELL: U.S. serviceman held in Mexican jail is being ignored

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: The servicemans plight has been overshadowed by the prisoner swap in Afghanistan

American citizens should demand that the White House and Congress act to free a U.S. serviceman who is being held in a prison in Mexico.

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GENE SUTTON: Prisoner exchange a slap in the face to family of slain hero

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Swapping five terrorists for soldier who walked off post was wrong

President Barack Obama is clearly the worst president ever elected.

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WARREN D. GRANT: Human intervention the cause of deaths

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: People cause deaths, not the guns, knives or cars

Regardless of what is used to kill someone, the common thread is that an individual committed the act.

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WILLIAMS CLASS: You have a choice and a voice

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: This letter is part of a fifth-grade project at International Studies Elementary Charter School, Albany, on child and elderly abuse

Regardless of the type of abuse, effects may linger for years after the harm is done.

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GORE CLASS: Preventing child abuse everyone's duty

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: This letter is part of a fifth-grade project at International Studies Elementary Charter School, Albany, on child and elderly abuse

Activities such as parental involvement classes, mentoring programs, and after school activities can help prevent or support children who are being abused. Most of all, if you believe a friend or classmate is being abused please tell the counselor or an adult.

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TALAA CLASS: Elderly, child abuse victims numbers high

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: This letter is part of a fifth-grade project at International Studies Elementary Charter School, Albany, on child and elderly abuse

There are websites, organizations and hotline phone numbers that victims of abuse — and those who suspect it — can contact for help.

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WARREN D. GRANT: Warming up to real climate change

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: The world has cooled and heated routinely with no help from people

Ice ages that have come and gone did so by themselves, so why are humans being blamed for the one that is supposedly to be ending now but may take a few more thousand years to complete its cycle?

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BOB LANGSTAFF JR.: Superintendent Butch Mosely is worth the salary

OPINION: Butch Mosely has renewed a level of trust and respect in the community for Dougherty County public schools

After educating yourself about the dollars being spent on quality leadership statewide, please consider the dollars that Butch Mosely’s leadership has already helped us save locally.

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MARTY HELDENBERG: Vietnam veterans series journalism at its best

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Series revisits memories of those who fought in Vietnam

Bot the articles on the Vietnam veterans and Andersonville Prison were intriguing.

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EDWARD SCHWEIKERT: Georgia driver’s license requirements are too onerous

LETTER TO THE EDITOR; Demands for I.D. are remeniscent of Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union

The required documentation that a Georgia resident must present when renewing a driver’s license is ridiculous and more in line with what is required in a police state.