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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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Thumbs Up! Sept. 1, 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 welcomed pause in the violence

ALBANY HERALD EDITORIAL: Hostilities between Hamas and Israel have stopped, but for how long?

While both sides are looking for ways to claim victory after two months of violent confrontation, neither side has accomplished anything if the deadly violence resumes.

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Thumbs Up! August 25, 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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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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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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Thumbs Up! Aug. 11, 2014.

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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.