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Alcohol has perils, but it’s still legal

By   /  October 29, 2010  /  Tom Knighton  /   Comments

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Tweet The recent discussion regarding a liquor store near Albany State University has clearly illustrated how our community is divided by ideas on alcohol. Many still see it as a great evil that government should fight. Unfortunately, this crusade may well fall on the wrong side of the First Amendment. The First Amendment is supposed [...]

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Grow our democracy; let 16-year-olds vote

By   /  October 29, 2010  /  Outlook  /   Comments

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Tweet Government representation – or, the lack of it – has come down to this: Some of the people who say they aren’t voting this year – for the first time in their lives — seem, well, rational to us. The lesser of two evils, the new nonvoters have justifiably concluded, is still evil. Why [...]

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Tickets for Fountain City Classic game now on sale

By   /  October 29, 2010  /  Sports  /   Comments

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Tweet Tickets for the 2010 Fountain City Classic are now on sale. Tickets for the Albany State versus Fort Valley State University football game, which kicks off at 2 p.m. on Nov. 6, are available for purchase on the Albany State campus and in various locations in Albany, Ga. The game will be played at the A.J. [...]

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Taking our country back

By   /  October 29, 2010  /  Letter to the editor  /   Comments

Tweet Dear Editor: I have a T-shirt that says “I’m taking my country back” and I keep getting asked “back to what?”  So here is my answer and it is not TO what, it is FROM what. I want to take my country back from this power hungry federal government who is slowly taking not [...]

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A MEERKAT AND A SMILE

By   /  October 29, 2010  /  Community  /   Comments

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Tweet This photo snapped Oct. 16 at Chehaw’s Wild Animal Park by Americus resident Chris Barr of his beaming son, David, and wife, Christi, is sure to be on a Chamber of Commerce brochure someday. Meerkats, members of the mongoose family that live in the Kalahari Desert in Botswana and in South Africa, are among [...]

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