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EDITORIAL: Albany city manager selection was transparent process

Albany City Commission kept constituents well informed during search for city manager

In choosing Sharon Subadan to be its city manager-select, the Albany City Commission did a commendable job of keeping the process open and the public informed.

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EDITORIAL: A debt America can never repay

More than 664,000 people have died since 1775 defending the United States. On Memorial Day, Americans reflect on that debt — a debt that will never be repaid.

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Thumbs Up! May 18, 2015

EDITORIAL: Good news to start the week

Thumbs Up! is a weekly editorial focusing on the positive news from Albany and Southwest Georgia.

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EDITORIAL: Long wait for Albany State University students will soon be over

After a decade, funding for a $19.8 million education building is approved in state budget

Following a decade of starts and stops, funding for a new building that will provide needed space for Albany State University’s fine arts, English, modern language and mass communications programs has been included in Georgia’s state budget, which was signed Monday by Gov. Nathan Deal.

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EDITORIAL: The American flag continues to fly high despite desecration by protesters

Weak and poorly constructed arguments have to resort to inciting outrage

The way to protest the desecration of the American flag is not by making a form of free speech that is reprehensible illegal, but by countering that offensive speech by demonstrating support in an even more visible and more vocal way that also protected by the First Amendment — holding the American flag up even higher and rallying around it.

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EDITORIAL: Senate trying to fix a problem that does not exist

Under the guise of saving taxpayer dollars, Senate Bill 186 proposes to allow local governments to place legal notices — that are now required to be published in a legal organ newspaper — on the governments’ websites instead.

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EDITORIAL: Fractures painful, but they do mend

Israeli Prime Minister’s speech to Congress another example of rift that had widened between White House and Netanyahu, and between Republicans and Democrats in the U.S.

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Thumbs Up! Feb. 9, 2015

ALBANY HERALD EDITORIAL BOARD: Good news to start the week

Thumbs Up! is a weekly editorial focusing on the positive news from Albany and Southwest Georgia.

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EDITORIAL: Brian Williams missed chance to right his wrong

A problem with a lie is it gets a life of its own

Given his weakly-worded admission Wednesday that he had lied — he characterized it, charitably, as a “fog of memory” — about being on a military helicopter that was forced down after being hit by a rocket-propelled grenade in Iraq in 2003, Williams should have simply resigned and gone into career recovery mode.

EDITORIAL: Congress unites to improve mental health care for military veterans

Veterans suicide prevention act awaits only the presidents signature

With the suicide rate for American military veterans runing 50 percent higher than that of the general public, Congress was wise to work in concert on legislation that would enhance mental health care for U.S. veterans.

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Scammers add stress to tax season

EDITORIAL: Crooks pretending to be IRS agents are attempting to bilk taxpayers

If someone calls claiming to be an IRS agent, the best response is to hang up.

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Thumbs Up! Jan. 19, 2015

ALBANY HERALD EDITORIAL BOARD: Good news to start the week

Thumbs Up! is a weekly editorial focusing on the positive news from Albany and Southwest Georgia.

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Time is now to address Georgia's transportation needs

EDITORIAL: Georgia lawmakers should move this session to close $1 billion transportation funding gap

To avoid economic decline and to prepare for even heavier demand on Georgia roadways, the sharp reduction in gas pump prices makes this the ideal political climate for examing how — and how much — the state funds its transportation program, which is falling a billion dollars short of its needs.

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Another year, another scam

EDITORIAL: As sure as the new year begins, new attempts to steal from unsuspecting consumers emerge

It’s a brand new year, which means new attempts to scam unsuspecting people out of their money also are under way.

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Thumbs Up! Jan. 12, 2015

Good news to start the week

Thumbs Up! is a weekly editorial focusing on the positive news from Albany and Southwest Georgia.

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France murders a sober reminder

EDITORIAL: Americans cannot afford to be complacent

The deaths of 17 innocent people in France are reminders that there are evil people in the world who are waiting for the time to strike.

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Is cooperation on the agendas of Congress and the White House?

OPINION: Gridlock does not suddenly disappear as 114th Congress opens

Only time will tell whether statesmanship will trump brinkmanship as a Democratic president and Republican Congress face challenges of governing.

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Light a candle to brighten 2015

EDITORIAL: Empathy would help in dealing with societal problems

Each of us can decide not to label this person a thug nor that person a racist. Each of us can decide to turn away from those who have a vested interest in maintaining power or instilling mistrust.

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The spirit of giving

EDITORIAL: Deriving pleasure from giving to others may be hardwired in us

A gift given freely may profit the giver even more than the recipient.

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The Christmas Story

EDITORIAL: The story of the birth of Christ

Of the many ways the birth of Jesus has been told, the account in the second chapter of Luke in the King James Version of the Bible is still the most eloquent.

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Thumbs Up! Dec. 15, 2014

EDITORIAL: Good news to start the week

Thumbs Up! is a weekly editorial focusing on the positive news from Albany and Southwest Georgia.

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Young Dougherty County scholars again impress

EDITORIAL: Middle schoolers exhibit an impressive wealth of knowledge at annual Academic Bowl

Regardless of the quickness on the buzzer or whether each question was answered correctly, each student reflected positively on his or her team coaches, teachers, school and parents.

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Check out charitable organizations before you give

EDITORIAL: Scammers work overtime at Christmas to divert money from those in need

When writing a check, giving cash or otherwise contributing to a charitable cause, make sure you have checked the organization out first.

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Americans have much for which to be thankful

EDITORIAL: Blessings are there, if we only look

Each day, people have a reason to give thanks.

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Holiday spending looking healthy this year

EDITORIAL: Nationally and in Georgia holiday spending is expected to be up 4.1 percent

The Georgia Retail Association expects spending during the holiday season to be up 4.1 percent from last year.

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Thumbs Up! Nov. 23, 2014

ALBANY HERALD EDITORIAL BOARD: Good news to start the week.

Thumbs Up! is a weekly editorial focusing on the positive news from Albany and Southwest Georgia.

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Thumbs Up! Nov. 17, 2014

ALBANY HERALD EDITORIAL BOARD: Good news to start the week

Thumbs Up! is a weekly editorial focusing on the positive news from Albany and Southwest Georgia.

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In thanking veterans, actions are louder than words

EDITORIAL: America has an obligation to those who served in its military

Veterans Day is one of celebrating American veterans, but it also is reminder of how much America owes them, and how much of that obligation the nation has not yet met.

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Thumbs Up! Nov. 10, 2014

ALBANY HERALD EDITORIAL BOARD: Good news to start the week

Thumbs Up! is a weekly editorial focusing on the positive news from Albany and Southwest Georgia.

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What just happened?

EDITORIAL: Congressional Republicans get the chance to prove they can govern

Congress and the White House now have the opportunity to prove to the American public that they are up to the challenge of moving the nation forward.

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Voters have a duty to go to the polls

EDITORIAL: Candidates have done little to enhance the political discourse this election

Election day should be one of celebration, but this year it feels more like a grudging duty.

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Buster Posey's Giants are earning dynasty label

EDITORIAL: Three World Series titles in five years is a remarkable success story

Buster Posey continues to be a powerful ambassador for Lee County and Southwest Georgia as the San Francisco Giants build what looks to be baseball’s next great dynasty.

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Thumbs Up! Oct. 27, 2014

ALBANY HERALD EDITORIAL BOARD: Good news to start the week.

Thumbs Up! is a weekly editorial focusing on the positive news from Albany and Southwest Georgia.

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The late Billy C. Black deserving of Albany State University honor

EDITORIAL: On Friday, Albany State will name its academic building after its former longtime president

Albany State University is again on center stage as former students and friends of the university return to town this week for homecoming.

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Thumbs Up! Oct. 20, 2014

EDITORIAL: Good news to start the week.

Thumbs Up! is a weekly editorial focusing on the positive news from Albany and Southwest Georgia.

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Ebola victims are people, not faceless statistics

EDITORIAL: An all-out effort must be made to contain the deadly viral outbreak

There will be other contageous diseases to deal with in a world where rapid global transportation transcends borders. A plan to deal with such a situation before it becomes widespread needs to be in place.

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Thumbs Up! Oct. 13, 2014

ALBANY HERALD EDITORIAL BOARD: Good news to start the week.

Thumbs Up! is a weekly editorial focusing on the positive news from Albany and Southwest Georgia.

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Thumbs Up! Oct. 6, 2014

ALBANY HERALD EDITORIAL BOARD: Good news to start the week.

Thumbs Up! is a weekly editorial focusing on the positive news from Albany and Southwest Georgia.

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Disease outbreaks require earlier action

EDITORIALS: For America, helping under-developed nations battle disease outbreaks should be seen as a national defense issye

Had the Ebola outbreak been subjected to a bigger, broader response from world governments at the end of 2013 or early in 2014, there would have been far fewer deaths and the first diagnosis of the frightening disease in the United States would not have happened this week.

More progress needed against domestic violence

EDITORIAL: No one should suffer at the hands of someone who professes to love them

While statistics show progress over the past two decades, the work to prevent domestic violence cannot slow down.

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Thumbs Up! Sept. 29, 2014

ALBANY HERALD EDITORIAL BOARD: Good news to start the week.

Thumbs Up! is a weekly editorial focusing on the positive news from Albany and Southwest Georgia.

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A healthy shade of pink perfect color for fall

EDITORIAL: October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Breast cancer statistics have steadily improved in the United States over the past 15 years, but it is still the second-leading cause of death for women who die from cancer. The color pink is a reminder that early detection and treatment, along with a healthy lifestyle, are the best defenses against this disease.

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Thumbs Up! Sept. 22, 2014

Good news to start the week.

Thumbs Up! is a weekly editorial focusing on the positive news from Albany and Southwest Georgia.

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Shiloh Baptist Church deserving of recognition

ALBANY HERALD EDITORIAL: Shiloh Baptist Church played an important role in the Albany Civil Rights Movement

Shiloh Baptist Church faced financial pressure and threats of violence because of its role of providing a place for civil rights protesters to meet during the Albany Movement.

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Thumbs Up! Sept. 15, 2014

ALBANY HERALD EDITORIAL BOARD:Good news to start the week

Thumbs up! is a weekly editorial focusing on the positive news from Albany and Southwest Georgia.

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Strong action needed now against ISIL

ALBANY HERALD EDITORIAL: America should rally behind the president to defeat vicious Islamic militants

Islamic State militants have their eyes on America and the West. If we don’t take the fight to them, they will bring it to us.

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Truett Cathy succeeded by doing it his way

ALBANY HERALD EDITORIAL: In building success with Chick-fil-A, Truett Cathy never compromised his faith and principals

Truett Cathy held true to his beliefs, treated his employees as he wanted to be treated, and did the same with his customers. He became wealthy, and he shared that wealth through his philanthropy, particularly with causes that focused on youth and foster children. His life is proof that one does not have give up faith or principals to be a success and to make a difference.

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America must stand tall and stand together

ALBANY HERALD EDITORIAL: The U.S. needs solidarity, determination in taking on Islamic militants

As President Obama reveals his strategy for dealing with Islamic militants, Congress and Americans should put partisanship and ideology aside and focus on the best interests of the United States and the world.

Thumbs Up! September 8, 2014

ALBANY HERALD EDITORIAL BOARD: Good news to start the week.

Thumbs Up! is a weekly editorial focusing on the positive news from Albany and Southwest Georgia.

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The Internet an asset that can devour

ALBANY HERALD EDITORIAL: Don't leave a window open for Internet thieves

While the presumption is that infornation and images you post to your Internet accounts come with some privacy expectations, history shows that privacy is often violated.

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