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Retirees bring much to the community

ALBANY HERALD EDITORIAL: A study by the Selig Center finds that for every 100 retirees who relocate to Georgia, 55 jobs are created

Albany and Southwest Georgia have plenty to offer retirees who relocate from other states. It’s incumbent on our area to get the word out.

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Thumbs Up! April 21, 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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Easter is a time of renewal

ALBANY HERALD EDITORIAL: Returning from death is the ultimate renewal

Easter is a time for finding renewed faith, family and life.

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Irony escapes Russian president

ALBANY HERALD EDITORIAL: Russian President Vladimir Putin continues to stir unrest in Ukraine

U.S. and European Union officials must come up with meaningful sanctions against Russia that will convince hardliners looking to return to the “glory” days of the Soviet empire to let Ukraine handle its own affairs.

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Thumbs Up! April 14, 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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Georgians can celebrate Tax Freedom Day

ALBANY HERALD EDITORIAL: Starting this weekend, you are working for yourself

Americans as a whole will have earned the $4.5 trillion needed to cover federal, state and local taxes by April 21.

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End-of-the-world eruption still a ways off

ALBANY HERALD EDITORIAL: Real-life worries need more attention than Internet alarmism

Bison running down a road in Yellowstone National Park aren’t the harbingers of doom that some want to believe they are.

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Thumbs Up! April 7, 2014

ALBANY HERALD EDITORIAL BOARD: A look at good things happening in Albany and Southwest Georgia

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

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Dougherty School Board going by the book on selection process

ALBANY HERALD EDITORIAL: The board is expected to name a new superintendent of schools at a meeting Monday

From all appearances, the Dougherty School Board is doing it right as it nears a decision on a permanent school chief.

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More focus needed on mental health for military

ALBANY HERALD EDITORIAL: If Americans demand it, Washington officials will make mental health a higher priority

A second mass shooting at Fort Hood in Texas, along with last year’s shootings at a Naval ship yard, indicate that more needs to be done to help those struggling with mental disorder before a violent reaction erupts.

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Driving distractions can be deadly

ALBANY HERALD EDITORIAL: Stay in control when you are on the roadways

From eating on the run to texting, distractions when driving can have serious and too often deadly results.

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Thumbs Up! March 31, 2014

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

Thumbs Up! is a weekly editorial focusing on the positive things happening in Albany and Southwest Georgia.

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We should be our brothers' keeper

ALBANY HERALD EDITORIAL: A White House program aimed at helping young African-American and Hispanic males has merit

By improving the potential outcomes for African-American and Hispanic boys, outcomes in general for communities, states and that nation will be improved.

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Thumbs Up! March 24, 2014

ALBANY HERALD EDITORIAL BOARD : See who deserves a thumbs up this week.

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

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Thumbs Up! March 17, 2014

ALBANY HERALD EDITORIAL BOARD: See who deserves a thumbs up this week.

Thumbs Up! is a weekly editorial focusing on positive things in Albany and Southwest Georgia.

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Dr. Leroy Bynum opens a new chapter in his career

ALBANY HERALD EDITORIAL: The Albany State Arts and Humanities dean will be hard to replace

After more than two decades at Albany State, Leroy Bynum will return to his native New York state to head up arts and humanities programs at the College of St. Rose.

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Thumbs Up! March 10, 2014

ALBANY HERALD EDITORIAL BOARD: See who deserves a thumbs up this week.

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

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Obama budget sinks Savannah Port Expansion Project progress

ALBANY HERALD EDITORIAL: A political decision by President Obama will have negative repercussion on the economy of Georgia

Despite all other hurdles being cleared and clear direction from Congress in its appropriations act, the Obama administration has denied funding for deepening work to start in the Savannah Habor, causing Georgia’s port to risk falling behind competition for new super-sized ships.

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Global political climate gets chillier

ALBANY HERALD EDITORIAL: Developments in Crimea are reminiscent of the Cold War of the last century

A diplomatic solution, not a military one, is needed to ensure that the Ukraine has the ability to chart its own course.

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Thumbs Up! March 3, 2014

ALBANY HERALD EDITORIAL: Good news from Albany.

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

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Big weekend places Albany in the spotlight

ALBANY HERALD EDITORIAL: Marathon races and Mardi Gras are opportunities for Albany to make positive impressions

The marathon and annual festival will place Albany, particularly its downtown, in the limelight, giving our community a chance to make a great and lasting impression on visitors.

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Thumbs Up! Feb. 24, 2014

See who deserves a thumbs up this week.

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

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Top education leaders working to improve Albany-Dougherty County

ALBANY HERALD EDITORIAL: A unique collaborative focuses on community first

The presidents of Albany State University, Darton State College and Albany Technical College and the superintendent of the Dougherty County School System are mapping out a plan to improve student performance and graduation rates that would result in a more prosperous community.

Auction puts property back onto tax rolls

ALBANY HERALD EDITORIAL: Auctioning unused and unneeded city property make good business sense

Provided everything goes as planned, the city of Albany will realize $566,000 for the sale of four properties that also could end up contributing to the community’s tax base.

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High school GPA may be better indicator of college potential

ALBANY HERALD EDITORIAL: A new study indicates SATs and ACTs are not the best measures of college potential

The study of 123,000 students at 33 colleges and universities finds that students who do well in high school do better in college than students with weaker high school GPAs who test well on standardized tests used in admissions processes.

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Thumbs Up! Feb. 17, 2014

ALBANY HERALD EDITORIAL BOARD: See who deserves a thumbs up this week.

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

National standard needed on consumer information breaches

ALBANY HERALD EDITORIAL: The strongest notification rules should apply to consumers across the nation

A task force of state and federal lawmakers and officials should be appointed to develop a common standard for notification of information breaches.

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Georgia taking this winter storm seriously

EDITORIAL: As much as seven inches of snow is expected to accumulate in Northeast Georgia

State officials, who underestimated the potential of the storm two weeks ago, wasted no time getting prepared for an event that will likely paralyze traffic and interrupt power service in the impacted counties.

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Thumbs Up! Feb. 10, 2014

ALBANY HERALD EDITORIAL: See who deserves a thumbs up this week.

Thumbs Up is a weekly editorial focusing on the positive things in Albany and Southwest Georgia.

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Tackle debt in budgeting process

ALBANY HERALD EDITORIAL: Budget cap fights have a bigger cost than payoff

The federal debt needs to be brought under control, and the time that should be done is when Congress “writes” the checks in the budgeting process.

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Child deaths in autos on decline

ALBANY HERALD EDITORIAL: Per capita deaths of children in traffic wrecks drops 43 percent 2002-2011

About a third of children killed in auto wrecks over the 10-year study period were not properly restrained with seat belts or car seats.

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Thumbs Up! Feb. 3, 2014

ALBANY HERALD EDITORIAL: See who deserves a thumbs up this week.

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

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Time to sign farm legislation and move on

ALBANY HERALD EDITORIAL: Bill provides that farmers can produce food and those who need help can get food.

Referred to as the nation’s “farm bill,” 80 percent of the spending in the legislation’s anticipated $956 billion cost over 10 years is dedicated to food stamps and nutrition programs.

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South Georgia officials made the right call on closings

ALBANY HERALD EDITORIAL: Southwest Georgia fortunate to miss the icy problems that paralyzed Atlanta

Cautious was the proper attitude to take in anticipation of what could have been a severe winter weather event.

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Dougherty Commission Chair Jeff Sinyard leaves large shoes to fill

ALBANY HERALD EDITORIAL: Jeff Sinyard proved to be an able successor to Gil Barrett as chair of the commission

In his 11 years as chairman of the Dougherty County Commission, Jeff Sinyard has done an outstanding job of navigating the often choppy waters of politics and government.

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Thumbs Up! - Jan. 27, 2014

ALBANY HERALD EDITORIAL BOARD: See who deserves a thumbs up this week.

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

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Martin Luther King Jr. is deserving of a statue at the Georgia Capitol

ALBANY HERALD EDITORIAL: The placement of a statue of MLK on the Capitol grounds is long overdue

The Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. had a tremendous effect on Georgia, the nation and the world. His life should be honored with a statue at the Georgia Capitol.

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Martin Luther King saw importance of education

ALBANY HERALD EDITORIAL: America remembers the slain civil rights pioneer

In a world that often is poorly balanced, education can be a great equalizer.

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Thumbs Up! - Jan. 19, 2014

Albany Herald Editorial: A look at some of the good things going on in Albany and Southwest Georgia.

From organizations to individuals, there is always a bright side to the news.

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World's less friendly to those of faith

ALBANY HERALD EDITORIAL: Sobering numbers remind us why we should be thankful for religious freedom in the U.S.

The number of nations exhibiting religious hostilities has reached a six-year high according to a Pew Research Center report.

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The U.S. Supreme Court may put damper on recess appointments

ALBANY HERALD EDITORIAL: At issue is who decides when the U.S. Senate is in recess

A decision by the Supreme Court this summer could make political appointments tougher for President Obama, and the presidents who succeed him.

Thumbs Up! - Jan. 13, 2014

ALBANY HERALD EDITORIAL: Read about the good news from Albany and Southwest Georgia.

From organizations to individuals, there is always a bright side to the news.

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Limited audit shows big problems at Darton State College

ALBANY HERALD EDITORIAL: Interim President Paul Jones has important role in positioning Darton for the future

By failing to do business basics, Darton State College has come under the increased scrutiny of state and now federal education officials.

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Study finds Medicaid expansion increases emergency room costs

ALBANY HERALD EDITORIAL: A selling point of the Affordable Care Act looks more like an unexpected liability

Another flaw with the Affordable Care Act could result in emergency room visits costing Americans an extra half-billion dollars a year.

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Nation braces for a big chill

ALBANY HERALD EDITORIAL: Nature is dangerous enough without people making it worse

As we move into the coldest stretch of the winter, make sure that you are alert to possible problems and take proper safety precautions.

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Make 2014 a year well lived

ALBANY HERALD EDITORIAL: The tapestry of life includes both good and bad experiences; 2014 will be no different

The gift of life is one that is limited. Make 2014 the year you don’t waste a moment of it.

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Thumbs Up! - Dec. 30, 2013

THE ALBANY HERALD EDITORIAL BOARD: Good news from around the area

This weekly editorial highlights the good news from Albany and Southwest Georgia.

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The spirit of Christmas still lives

ALBANY HERALD EDITORIAL: More than a century later, the reply of a newspaperman to a young girl captures the heart of the season

Near the end of the 19th century, a little girl’s letter and a newspaperman’s reply remind people of the magic of Christmastime in a child’s eyes.

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The Christmas Story

ALBANY HERALD 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. 23, 2013

ALBANY HERALD EDITORIAL: Highlights of good things going on in and around metro Albany

This weekly editorial highlights positive news from Albany and around Southwest Georgia.

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