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Squawk of the Day - Sept. 5, 2015

Pick up a copy of The Albany Herald to see what everyone is squawking about!

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DICK YARBROUGH: Great-grandson's enthusiasm a reminder of why teachers matter

OPINION: We want to ignore the fact that public schools are a reflection of society

Education is about two things and two things only: The student and those given the responsibility to teach them. Everything else should be in a support role to make that interaction as effective as possible. Nothing more.

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DANNY TYREE: A dozen thoughts about Labor Day

OPINION: Summer gets closure twice for some reason

Local schools started in early August, I haven’t checked in on the MDA Telethon since Jerry Lewis was ousted as host and my family has no particular Labor Day traditions; but I do find myself pondering the holiday that salutes the accomplishments of America’s workers.

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WILL DURST: The upside of long campaigns

OPINION: Presidential hopeful have time to find ways to highlight -- or lowlight -- their positions

The 18 month, 24/7 campaigning is illuminating, illustrative and lucrative for just about everyone. Comedians and the blogosphere. Pundits and pharmaceutical salesmen. Bumper sticker manufacturers. Character assassinators. Bartenders. East Chinese shrimp farmers. Pollsters and soothsayers.

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THOMAS GIERYIC: America should 'Back the Blue'

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Police have become targets

It is time that we as citizens of this great Country denounce these acts of violence and come together as one to support our law enforcement officers.

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Squawk of the Day - Sept. 4, 2015

Pick up a copy of The Albany Herald to see what everyone is squawking about!

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CREEDE HINSHAW: Preparing for icy waters ahead

OPINION: Reacting to the unexpected events of life

When one suspects that disaster may be lurking, the vigilant person does everything possible to prepare.

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EUGENE ROBINSON: Donald Trump takes a practical loyalty pledge

OPINION: Trump’s rise has been a remarkable political phenomenon

Donald Trump’s decision to sign a GOP loyalty oath — pledging to support the party’s eventual nominee, even if it’s someone else — was more practical than partisan.

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TERRY ENGLAND: Georgia technical college system grants a great deal

GUEST COLUMN: Tech college students eligible for Hope are also eligible for the grants

The grants pay for the tuition portion and fees not covered by Hope for technical college students who are working toward certificates or diplomas in 10 target study areas.

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T. GAMBLE: Celebrating labor in a laborless society

OPINION: Somebodys gotta pay for that drenched iPhone

The Labor Day holiday weekend is upon us. This holiday is becoming a very confusing holiday given that newest statistics indicate over half of the adult U.S. population no longer works.

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Squawk of the Day - Sept. 2, 2015

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MICHAEL GERSON: Trump delcares war on demography

OPINION: GOP frontrunner is all about himself

The Trump campaign is emphatically about Trump, in a manner typical of populism from Huey Long to Hugo Chavez.

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CARLTON FLETCHER: Yeezy for president? We've had worse

OPINION: Imagining the details of a Kanye West presidency

Kanye West jokingly told the VMA audience that he was planning a presidential run, but would that be so farfetched?

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LORAN SMITH: Another jewel in the Thomasville crown

LIFESTYLES COLUMNIST: There's anticipation for quail season

It’s hot and sticky this time of the year in this Southwest Georgia enclave, but it’s nothing like summers of the past. This has been a season of thundershowers, which are ameliorating and comforting to a populace where quail hunting, the signature event in Thomas County, is as beloved by the locals as it is by visitors from far away.

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RONDA RICH: Life's not always funny

THE DIXIE DIVA: Quiet moments are the best for finding time to create

The one piece of advice I always give to aspiring writers is to find time to reflect, which will, in turn, present a story, a philosophy or an observation that will prove worthy of recording.

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