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Phone scammers are mining for new victims

ALBANY HERALD EDITORIAL: The convenience of electronic devices is also a liability if you're not careful

If you get a call from someone claiming that you’re downloading a virus on your home computer, the safest response is to immediately hang up.

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Thumbs Up! Aug. 4, 2014

ALBANY HERALD EDITORIAL: A positive way to start the week

Thumbs Up! is a weekly editorial focusing on positive aspects of Albany and oSuthwest Geirgia.

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The problem with the federal government is user error

ALBANY HERALD EDITORIAL: Talk of impeachment does nothing to move Washington forward

As elected officials draw harder lines and insert poison pills in legislation, Washington gets more and more dysfunctional.

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Thumbs Up! July 28, 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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Dougherty School System technology initiative a good investment

ALBANY HERALD EDITORIAL: The One-to-One T.I. program will get Dougherty students prepared for the future

The $14.6 million investment in equipping teachers and students with technology will place the Dougherty County School System on a course for the way school will be taught in the near future.

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Election surprises erode trust in democracy

ALBANY HERALD EDITORIAL: A electronic news sources fragment, it leads to erosion of faith in the electoral process

A study of the 2012 presidential election found that those who believed the challenger would win lost faith in government, democracy and the election process when that wishful thinking proved to be a false hope. The researcher says reliance on fragmenting electronic media contributes to the problem.

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Federal courts take opposing views on ACA subsidies

ALBANY HERALD EDITORIAL: There is little chance that federal lawmakers will pass refining language on Obamacare subsidies

If a three-panel District of Columbia federal court ruling is upheld, it would make the Affordable Care Act an unworkable law.

UNREVIEWED: Federal courts take opposing views on ACA subsidies

ALBANY HERALD EDITORIAL: There is little chance that federal lawmakers will pass refining laanguage on Obamacare subsidies

If a three-panel District of Columbia federal court ruling is upheld, it would make the Affordable Care Act and unworkable law.

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Thumbs Up! July 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.

Ukrainian conflict takes even darker turn

ALBANY HERALD EDITOR: Without real pressure from the West, Russia will continue undermining Kiev

Unless Western powers take some real economic action that makes it bad business for Russia to continue its policy of undermining the Ukrainian government and destabilizing that country, the conflict in Ukraine continues to have the potential of spilling over its borders.

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Alice Coachman Davis a rare treasure

ALBANY HERALD EDITORIAL: Alice Coachman Davis lived a life worth celebrating

Alice Coachman Davis, an Albany native and the first African-American woman to win a gold medal at the Olympics, will be remembered as an inspiration and teacher, as well as a world-class athlete.

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Can a burned bridge be repaired this quickly?

ALBANY HERALD EDITORIAL: Many were surprised by decision to offer interim city manager job to Tom Berry

If Tom Berry, who had a blistering desparture from Water, gas & Light last month, returns to the city of Albany as interim city manager, it may well be the quickest reconstruction of a burned-out bridge in history.

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A shining moment in a time of darkness

ALBANY HERALD EDITORIAL: The Flood of 1994 divided Albany in half, but also brought it together

The Flood of 1994 was the worst of times for Albany because of the deveastation it brought, but it also brought a unifying spirit to the community.

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We should be thankful to be Americans

ALBANY HERALD EDITORIAL: More than prideful, Americans should be thankful

Through disagreements and differing views, Americans have forged a nation that has endured while guaranteeing freedom that is unsurpassed.

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Thumbs Up! June 30, 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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Bullying has no place in school

ALBANY HERALD EDITORIAL: The teen years are tough enough without being bullied

Bullying isn’t a case of kids being kids. It’s harmful and can have lifelong repercussions.

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The fuse gets shorter in the powder keg known as Iraq

ALBANY HERALD EDITORIAL: Forming an inclusive government in Iraq will be difficult in a nation under attack

The big question is whether a solution can be found while Iraq, as it is now known, is still intact.

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Never having to say you're sorry

ALBANY HERALD EDITORIAL: Lost IRS emails stretches the credibility of the agency

It may be that we’ll never know whether evidence ever existed that connects the IRS scrutiny of conservative non-profit groups to the White House.

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Thumbs Up! June 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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Downtown Albany poised to move ahead

ALBANY HERALD EDITORIAL: Downtown Albany may have gotten its biggest boost on the day it lost its biggets booster

Downtown Albany Manager Aaron Blair announces his move to Fresno, Calif., a few hours before ADICA gives preliminary approval to a plan that could bring eight new businesses to the riverfront area.

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College borrowers need education on their options

ALBANY HERALD EDITORIAL: How to deal with college student loan debt is a $1.2 trillion question

Student loan servicers are expected to get “incentives” to help those who borrow to pay for college education find ways to better control over repaying the loans.

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Thumbs Up! June 9, 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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Results of D-Day still felt by the world

ALBANY HERALD EDITORIAL: Operation Overlord was pivotal in the eventual defeat of Adolph Hitler

The date of June 6 has been revered for 70 years. We should make sure that the generations that follow understand why.

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Soldier's freedom doesn't mean his ordeal is over

ALBANY HERALD EDITORIAL: Once his recovery is established, Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl will have to deal with controversy over his capture

The U.S. soldiers who risked their lives — and the families of those who lost theirs — while searching for Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl after he disappeared in Afghanistan deserve to know the facts of his disappearance.

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Thumbs Up! June 2, 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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Secretary Eric Shinseki should resign from Veterans Affairs

ALBANY HERALD EDITORIAL: It is time to clean house at the VA, starting at the top

Removing Eric Shinseki as secretary of Veterans Affairs won’t resolve the problems at the VA, but it will allow someone to be put into place with a mandate to have the agency live up to America’s obligations to its military veterans.

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Vandalism cannot blot honor and respect for our fallen troops

ALBANY HERALD EDITORIAL: Despite vandalism, ceremonies honoring American war dead went on

We should look for ways to remember and honor those who have died for America, along with those who still serve and those who have served.

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Thumbs Up! May 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 cost of freedom is high

ALBANY HERALD EDITORIAL: Today we honor those who died for our nation

We do not know what the world lost from the deaths of Americans on battlefields, but we do know that these brave men and women gave our nation everything they had to give. They deserve to be remembered.

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Move ahead or fall further behind

ALBANY HERALD EDITORAL: A collaboration of educational institutions in Dougherty County is critical to the communitys future

Albany and Dougherty County must find a pathway to embracing the future with an educated work force.

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Veterans' welfare should be top priority

ALBANY HERALD EDITORIAL: Getting military veterans the care they need and deserve is the most critical issue

The White House should move some veterans to the private sector for medical care is Veterans Affairs is unable to immediately provide it.

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America's dependency on Russia in outer space is intolerable

ALBANY HERALD EDITORIAL: The United States must be self-sufficient in outer space

Ending the space shuttle system without a replacement program has always been a bad idea, but threats this week by our “partner” Russia demonstrates the weak position U.S. leaders have placed our nation in.

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Georgia early voting numbers up as election day arrives

ALBANY HERALD EDITORIAL: More Georgians cast early ballots in this midterm primary than in the last one

While the state as a whole has seen a 12.6 percent increase in early votes this year compared to 2010’s midterm primary elections, Dougherty County is looking at an early turnout that is flat to slightly up.

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Thumbs Up! May 19, 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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America must stop failing its veterans

ALBANY HERALD EDITORIAL: America has made promises to its military veterans, but those promises have not been kept

It is intolerable that a practice of secret VA lists has resulted in U.S. veterans not getting the medical attention they deserve, resulting in at least 40 deaths.

Education does not end with graduation

ALBANY HERALD EDITORIAL: Graduates of today will face challenges different from the ones faced by their parents and grandparents

As the economy moves toward a “new normal,” those who continue to learn, embrace new ideas and adjust to changes will place themselves in the best position to succeed.

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Medal of Honor recipient Kyle White a true American hero

ALBANY HERALD EDITORIAL: Army veteran Kyle White makes his comrades, the nation proud

In November 2007, Kyle White placed his life on the line for others during a deadly ambush in Afghanistan, earning him the United States’ highest military honor.

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Hot weather deadly for a child in a parked car

ALBANY HERALD EDITORIAL: Keeping children safe is a responsibility we all share

In Southwest Georgia especially, it is simply not safe to leave a young child, elderly adult or a pet inside a car while the driver “runs inside” a store or a house for a few minutes. A toddler can reach a deadly body temperatures in less than 15 minutes in temperatures much milder than what we are now experiencing.

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Thumbs Up! - May 12, 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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Be ready for when disaster strikes

ALBANY HERALD EDITORIAL: Preparation and planning are critical to surviving a disaster such as a tornado

The best time to prepare for disaster is long before it arrives, not in reaction to its arrival. The state website ready.ga.gov has many ideas for ways you can improve your chances of surviving a disaster.

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Thumbs Up! April 28, 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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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.