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OPINION: Politically, most Americans see their side as losing
Whether young or old, male or female, white or black, highly educated or unschooled, Democrat or Republican, rich or poor, we tend to believe we’re losers, according to a new poll from the Pew Research Center.
OPINION: Ted Cruz could be in for a win in the Iowa caucuses
By most accounts, the Republican candidates are competing for control of three “lanes”: Hard-Core Evangelicals (HCE), who think the GOP’s main problem is a lack of fighting spirit; Practically Minded Evangelicals (PME), who are socially conservative but value electability; and Terry Branstad Republicans (TBR), who, following in the footsteps of a popular and effective governor, want the largest tent possible consistent with their convictions (and feel the HCEs are going off the deep end).
LETTER TO THE EDITIOR: Maintaining racially divisive title for combined ASU would hinder diversity
Letting the people in this community hear about what changes will be made, and removing the racially divisive titles, will be a start in making improvements.
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: CYA has always been a common defense
I worked most of my life in the construction trade and CYA was common on hardhats. “Cover your behind” was a universal language meaning to lie as a last resort. Sometimes, one would have to rat out someone else. Ratting someone meant telling your version.
Temperatures, rainfall, and sun and moon information for the Albany area
Temperatures, rainfall, and sun and moon information for the Albany area.
Demetria Harris sentenced to 15 years, with five to serve in prison
A Dougherty County trial jury found Harris guilty of vehicular homicide in the first degree in October following the June 2013 death of 31-year-old Natosha McCray.
New Albany Tech VP of Academic Affairs Tanjula Petty starts Dec. 1
Officials at Albany Technical College announced Monday that the school is set to welcome Dr. Tanjula Petty as its new Vice President of Academic Affairs on December 1.
Arrests were made on South Harding Street on Sunday, and on Gillionville Road on Saturday
Shonteriea Barrance, 25, Lashonda Lewis, 27, and Charles Walters, 45, were the individuals arrested in connection to the South Harding Street incident. The items recovered were approximately 5 pounds of marijuana, thousands in cash and a handgun, officials said.
Average cost of a gallon of gas could drop below $2 before Christmas
Oversupply appears to be continuing to push average gas prices down in the United States despite tensions between Russia and Turkey. An upcoming OPEC meeting, however, could have an impact on prices in the new year.
Environmental Health officials say a proposed fee increase would be first since 2004
Fees would go up for wells, septic tanks permits, and construction plan reviews for restaurants and body-art businesses.
Weekend public safety roundup for Albany and Dougherty County
The Albany Police Department responded to at least 47 incidents on Saturday and Sunday, available reports show.
Cash taken from woman outside residence late Saturday
The victim arrived home from work at Red Wok when three men in black clothing with masks were hiding on the west side of the residence.
No fatalties reported in metro Albany counties
Fourteen people died on Georgia roadways over the 102-hour Thanksgiving holiday period, the state Department of Public Safety reported Monday. Six of those occurred in Southeast Georgia and the Thomasville area.
Albany official: Downtown development simple matter of 'live, work, play'
Latoya Cutts brings a career of experience to her position as Albany’s downtown manager.
Southwest Georgia government news from The Albany Herald Newspaper in Albany, Ga. and albanyherald.com
- Dougherty County Environmental Health seeks fee increases
- Latoya Cutts brings career of experience to downtown manager post
- Dougherty Commissioner Harry James receives certification
- Albany city commissioners question number of retail outlets
- Tommy Gregors wears dual hats at Thronateeska, RiverQuarium | PHOTOS
- Albany Area Chamber of Commerce presents legislative agenda at Rise N Shine | PHOTOS
- Lee Commission continues to review EMS and fire service delivery options
- Dr. William Mayher honored at Aviation Commission ceremony | PHOTOS
- Ground broken on new fire station in east Albany
- Albany honors veterans by opening the new Broad Avenue Bridge | PHOTO GALLERY | VIDEO
- Sometimes a picture says it all ... 3 comments
- Is the city set to kill the multimodal project? 1 comment
- Oh the irony...legislators ban cameras from hearing on 'Open Government' 4 comments
- Commissioner officially gets 'schooled' 1 comment
- City commission meeting moved
- EPA releases interactive polluter map
- Ya'll Come on Back Now, Ya' hear?
- County pondering Gillionville speed limit change
- Commissioners bid adieu to the mayor in their own unique fashion 3 comments
- Prohibition by abstention?