October 22, 2013
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OPINION: Musical nostalgia strengthens father-son bond
Son’s return of long-lost CDs is like being reacquainted with old friends.
OPINION: Republics need a new strategy with 2016 on the horizon
The GOP’s strategy of alienating women and minorities doesn’t play well in presidential politics.
OPINION: Development master plan encompasses 115.7 acres of land, most along Flint River
Private-sector interest in a downtown Albany development plan has many in the community cautiously optimistic.
OPINION: ISO ruling could save homeowners thousands
The Dougherty County Commission approves the purchase of equipment that may save homeowners millions.
OPINION: Retirement center files for bankruptcy protection, residents left in limbo
Senior citizens who reside at the Seasons Christian Care retirement center face an uncertain financial future.
OPINION: What self-respecting dude will pay to see The Notebook?
When it comes to Guy Movies and Chick Flicks, the battle of the sexes heats up.
OPINION: We’re never too old to learn … or teach
And elderly couple offers a simple explanation for everlasting love.
OPINION: Reader has no use for 'creepy' older people
A Herald reader suggests the art of music is intended for the young.
OPINION: Moultrie Republican winding down 20-year congressional career
OPINION: A closer look at the best and worst animated shows of all-time
I’m worried about today’s kids: They’ve got no good cartoons to numb their little brains.
OPINION: Bargain shopping is encoded on women’s DNA
When it comes to finding products at the lowest possible prices, men can’t hold a candle to their female counterparts.
OPINION: Give leaders a break; they're representing their constituents
Maybe we should take a look in the mirror before we become too critical of our elected leaders.
OPINION: Veterans Memorial Highway to be named in honor of war fighters’ ultimate sacrifice
Twenty-two Lee Countians who lost their lives in service to the country are to be memorialized.
OPINION: TV reporter, writer lived a compelling life to the end
Getting to know journalist Ed Lightsey proves that misguided first impressions aren’t always the best.
OPINION: Respect for artists who make joyful, beautiful noise
Music fans know: One person’s noise is others’ slice of heaven.
OPINION: Historic collaborative effort could have far-reaching impact
The presidents of Albany’s institutions of higher education are working with the county school system’s superintendent to improve education.
OPINION: Albany leaders face tough choice on pit bull ordinance
A mother’s tragic story offers another side to Albany’s proposed pit bull ordinance.
OPINION: Albany officials encouraged after annual retreat
Albany city leaders say they recharged their batteries at a two-day-plus reteat in Thomasville.
OPINION: State headed back to the days of the Wild West
Proposed gun legislation in the Georgia legislature allows deadly weapons to be legally carried in churches and bars.
OPINION: Drastic remakes of Dougherty Commission, School Board possible
With a number of seats up for grabs and key officials set to step down, the 2014 local elections will bring significant changes.
OPINION: World celebrates famous Fab Four anniversary
Beatlemania flourished in America 50 years ago after John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr appeared on a popular TV show.
OPINION: Proposed House bill would strictly limit access to medical cannabis oil
A Republican Georgia representative has introduced a bill that would make medical marijuana legal in the state.
OPINION: ‘Prepare for worst, hope for best’ worked nicely in Albany, Dougherty County
Government leaders often draw our ire, but area officials deserve praise for their preparedness during the recent winter storm event.
OPINION: Music moves front and center at Grammy Awards
The folks who put on the annual Grammy awards show focused on the music this year, making the show a memorable one.
OPINION: Who needs evidence when you have got Sarah Palin and the Koch brothers?
A winter cold snap brings out the climate change deniers who have no use for scientific data.
OPINION: Unable to withstand the call of the wall
A weekend construction project offers a reminder of where “word-typer” lands on the manliness scale.
OPINION: New Jersey governor just doing what politicians do
Color me not very surprised by latest “scandal” involving New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie.
OPINION: Procedure will delay implementation of specific-breed dangerous dog ordinance
An Albany city commissioner’s call for a second reading of a pit bull ordinance delays implementation of the ordinance.
OPINION: For some, its always about others
A chance call by an ailing Army veteran offers a memorable wake-up call.
OPINION: Cold weather a reminder of the cruelty of life
Deadly cold temperatures leave Albany’s growing homeless population at risk.
OPINION: Cant improve on perfection; you, on the other hand …
New Year’s resolutions are for suckers. They should be reserved for the perfect people who can point out others’ flaws.
OPINION: A number of crucial issues face Albany-Dougherty leaders in New Year
Cutliff Grove, a long-delayed multimodal transportation site and finding potential successors for two proven leaders should be among area leaders’ priorities in 2014.
OPINION: Christmas gouging season is over, but don't get too comfortable
As wonderful as the Christmas season is, there are reasons we celebrate its coming and going.
OPINION: TV reality star an odd choice for martyrdom
Phil Robertson’s anti-gay comments have made him the latest divisive celebrity cause.
OPINION: Grassroots 'adoption' program community at its best
Southwest Georgians exhibit a giving spirit in response to local businesswomen’s “adoption” challenge.
OPINION: Old-school gems exist in dawning digital age
A rapper with a conscience, literary sequels and emerging pop princesses highlight entertainment in 2013.
OPINION: Talk of re-opening landmark Albany restaurant not welcome by all
A landmark Albany restaurant and its iconic sign unlock humiliating memories for some Southwest Georgians.
OPINION: Kindness of strangers in short supply
Has America’s struggles killed off the true spirit of Christmas?
OPINION: Ralph Hudgens applauds insurance exclusion for pre-existing illnesses
Georgia’s insurance commissioner suggests sick people are responsible for their own illnesses.
OPINION: Grassroots campaign could impact Albany holiday season
Albany small business owners are challenging their peers to help make the holidays brighter for struggling families.
OPINION: Tangibles, intangibles vital to one person's cancer survival
Promoting early detection is the goal that inspires cancer survivors to tell their stories.
OPINION: 'Cancer Chronicles' features survivors, medical heroes
Cancer survivors tell their individual stories in a special holiday series.
OPINION: Promise of help from minister comes at a cost
Despite a growing number of religious scandals, there are still righteous men and women who serve God.
OPINION: Architect's extra efforts snubbed by Aviation Commission
The Albany-Dougherty Aviation Commission didnt see a reason to reward architect for voluntarily going the extra mile when considering a project bid.
OPINION: Taxes collected from local sales impact services in a community
Local merchants are “dreaming green” as the holiday shopping season kicks into high gear.
OPINION: Congress continues to fail those who put its members in office
Republicans in Congress are using the food of poor people as a bargaining chip to exert control.
OPINION: Candidates strategy paid off in landslide victory
B.J. Fletcher won her seat on the Albany City Commission the old fashioned way: She earned it.
OPINION: An unbiased media is no longer the norm in 21st-century America
Much of the overall failure of our elected leaders lies at the feet of an unprincipled media.
Opinion column: Paul McCartney’s latest album is his best in years
Former Beatle Paul McCartney proves he’s no nostalgia act with his stunningly brilliant new album “New.”
Sorry guys, it’s a fact: Your musical heroes are in it for the chicks.
Businessman Bo Henry drove by Veterans Park while running some recent errands, and a thought hit him.