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The best of entertainment, music, pop culture, events, the Arts, lifestyle and things to do in metro Albany and Southwest Georgia.


What's ahead this year in Dougherty and Lee counties and Southwest Georgia.


A weekly look at the music scene in Albany and Southwest Georgia.

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DaJohn Williams' game-winner lifts Calhoun County boys to state title | PHOTO GALLERY

Cougars edge Greenville 84-82 to win GHSA Class A public title

After coming up short in a heartbreaking loss to Wilkinson County in the state semifinals last year, the Cougars were settling for nothing less than a state championship.

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CREEDE HINSHAW: Cussed out in church

FAITH: A bad experience with a church has preacher leaving the ministry

I was preaching out of town and staying at a motel where breakfast comes with the price of the room. Sitting in the lobby early Sunday morning, I was drawn into conversation by the friendly, apron-clad man who was stocking the breakfast bar. When I told him I was a pastor, he responded, “I’m a preacher, too.”

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KIRK ROUSE: Museums essential in shaping communities

GUEST COLUMN: Advocates inform lawmakers about the important roles museumes play

Museums play an essential role in shaping our communities by preserving the history and culture that shapes our present and future. Arts and cultural organizations make a huge impact on our local community.

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T. GAMBLE: A quick note before I go to the doctor ...

OPINION: This is important stuff, more or less

Without a barrage of overtures to sell you stuff you didn’t know you needed and had gotten along quite well without, how would you make it through life?

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Strategy of one Georgia hospital is survival

Southern Regional Medical Center in south metro Atlanta announces job cuts

Since the beginning of 2013, five hospitals in the state have closed, and four of those were in rural areas, where patients often have no easily accessible alternatives. On the urban side, two Columbus hospitals have announced moves to counter financial pressure.

Albany Area Religion Bulletin - March 6, 2015

President Jimmy Carter to teach Sunday at Plains church

Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church will celebrate homecoming Sunday: Mount Pilgrim has annual Friends, Relatives and Neighbors Day on March 15.

Albany Area Coming Up Calendar - March 4-10, 2015

The following is a list of events happening in the area this week.

Albany Area Community Calendar - March 1-9, 2015

A weekly calendar of civic club and organization meetings, reunions, volunteering opportunities, classes and seminars, and other notices.

The Albany Area Community Calendar is published Sundays. To have your item included, email southview@albanyherald.com by 5 p.m. Wednesday before Sunday publication.

Latest Photo Galleries

Calhoun County boys Class A state champs

Calhoun County Cougars edge Greenville 84-82 to win GHSA Class A public title.

Saddle up!

Riding horses teaches responsibility and gets you out of the house and back to nature.

Shire of Ravenwood

Members of Albany's Shire of Ravenwood gather at Turtle Park the third Sunday of every month to enjoy fellowship, and a little combat action.

Albany Metal Fest 2015

A few hundred headbangers gathered at Albany's State Theater last Saturday for the 2015 Albany Metal Fest.

2015 Oscars Red Carpet

Images from the red carpet at the 87th annual Academy Awards.


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