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CARLTON FLETCHER: Gaines application a blow to city/county process

OPINION: Aviation Commission asked to ignore deadline and reconsider nominations

The Albany-Dougherty Aviation Commission is ordered to include Gloria Gaines as a candidate despite her late application.

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BARRY LEVINE: Anniversary of Beatles' first film passed without fanfare

THE OLD ROCKER: The Beatles made its 'A Hard Day's Night' film 50 years ago

Called by Time magazine one of the best 100 films of the past 80 years, “A Hard Day’s Night” was nominated for two Academy Awards — Best Screenplay (Alun Owen) and Best Score Adaptation (George Martin).

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Bright Side of the Day - Aug. 24, 2014

Pick up a copy of The Albany Herald to find out about the Bright Side of life.

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ISIL's threat to America a real one

ALBANY HERALD EDITORIAL: Threat from Islamic terrorists may be worse than what al-Qaeda posed

The threat from the Islamic State is something that America cannot ignore.

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Squawk of the Day - Aug. 23, 2014

Pick up a copy of The Albany Herald to find out what everybody’s squawking about.

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BOB KORNEGAY: Not heeding a lesson can leave you rattled

OUTDOORS: Straying off the beaten path is not without it perils

Once you learn a lesson about the outdoors, it’s best to abide by it.

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MICHAEL REAGAN: National media keep Ferguson roiling

OPINION: Ratings-hungry media sensationalize and stir the already volatile situation

Instead of standing around on sidewalks in the dark waiting for something exciting to happen, the TV news guys should do everyone a favor and back off for a while.

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WALT SPECHT: Traffic laws were written to be enforced

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: If a motorist has violated a law, he or she should be ticketed

If you are going to operate a motor vehicle on Georgia roads, obey the rules and you won’t be inconvenienced.

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WARREN D. GRANT: Businesses that forbid guns should assure safety

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: An armed person has a chance to defend himself

If all organizations are going to ban weapons for lawful law-abiding citizens, then they should bear the brunt of any and all consequences from any harm caused by those who don’t bother to obey the law.

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Bright Side of the Day - Aug. 22, 2014

Pick up a copy of The Albany Herald to find out about the Bright Side of life.

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CREEDE HINSHAW: How about a poll for churches?

FAITH: Could value be found in creating a Religious Intensity Poll?

Such a poll would cover certain months of each church year, say from the First Sunday in Advent to Pentecost Sunday, roughly a seven-month season (December–June). Churches could be placed in various “leagues” according to congregation size so that smaller churches would not compete against mega-churches.

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Squawk of the Day - Aug. 22, 2014

Pick up a copy of The Albany Herald to find out what everybody’s squawking about.

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Ready for some early morning football?

ALBANY HERALD EDITORIAL: Moving the kickoff for the Saturday Westover-Lee County game to 9 a.m. was the responsible thing to do

Saturday’s time change for the game between Westover High and Lee County, which will be broadcast on ESPNU, shows adults are placing the health and well-being of the students first, which is as it should be.

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CAL THOMAS: ISIS a threat to U.S. national security

OPINION: An international coalition must be created to fight and defeat the militant Islamic fanatics

ISIS supporters already are distributing leaflets in London, calling on people to abandon Britain in favor of the Islamic State.

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T. GAMBLE: Incentives make voting a win all around

OPINION: With the cash lottery proposed in L.A., everybody wins

The chance for a lottery payout could be just the thing to get voters back to the polls.

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