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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.

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GLENDELL COLEMAN: Young adults shut out on jobs

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Who is going to work when baby boomers retire?

I would like for someone to tell me how does one go about getting work experience if no one will give them a job?

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WALT SPECHT: Smart phones, Internet dummy down Americans

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Knowledge and memories casualties of technology

There was a time when people didn’t need computers to do simple math.

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CHRIS CLARK: Georgia Quail Hunt showcases South Georgia

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Visiting business leaders exposed to natural beauty, quality of life, economic benefits

Guests of the Georgia Quail Hunt have invested over $2.5 billion and created over 8,500 jobs as a result of corporate relocations or expansions since 1994.

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BILL BATES: Prisoners live free on backs of taxpayers

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Prison is no deterrant for many criminals

The article in the Albany Herald (Feb. 17) about the life sentence of F.W. (name withheld so as to not give additional publicity to a convicted murderer) got me to thinking about the state of our criminal justice system.

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PHILIP COLSON: Measles epidemic started at same time of flood of illegal children and adults

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Authorities should connect dots on illness outbreak, illegal immigration

Illegal children and adults should be inoculated against diseases that has been eradicated in the United States before they are allowed into the country.

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RUBY BRITT: Marriage is defined by the Bible

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: How could anyone with common sense believe Christian family values to be hurtful?

God created and designed marriage to be only the union of one genetic man and one genetic woman as husband and wife, and it cannot be redefined.

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WALT SPECHT: Wild hogs seem to be taking to deer bait

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Wild hog populations are growing since new baiting laws have taken effect

In trying to enhance deer hunting, people may have had the unintended consequence of bolstering the populations of nusiance wild hogs.