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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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CARLTON FLETCHER: 'Regifting' reaquaints long-lost 'friends'

OPINION: Musical nostalgia strengthens father-son bond

Son’s return of long-lost CDs is like being reacquainted with old friends.

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RONDA RICH: Every Easter a touchtone of life

THE DIXIE DIVA: Christmases and birthdays may blend in memory, but each Easter is distinct

It is the parade of Easter suits, dresses and hats that I have worn over the years that ground me to a specific Easter. When I look at the photos or videos of our family’s Easter parade, I remember so clearly that moment in time. I recall the sorrows or joys of that season of my life and all that was happening.

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MANDY FLYNN: Internet shopping lays a goose egg

FEATURE COLUMN: The internet is convenient for shopping, but short on creating memories

Saturday-before-Easter trips to the shoe store a prized memory.

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BARRY LEVINE: Beatles smash records in 1964

No other group or solo act either before or since has had all five songs at the same time in the Top 5.

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MARY BRASWELL: Looking Back, April 20, 2014

HISTORY: Free DDT spraying was available for rural homes in Southwest Georgia.

Phoebe Putney Hospital was suffering financial woes while the Albany Undertaking Company was thriving.

Albany Area Community Calendar - April 20-28, 2014

The following is a list of meetings happening inthe area this week.

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Good Friday around the world

Scenes from Good Friday events around the world. (Reuters photos)

MLS Atlanta Announcement

Major League Soccer Commissioner Don Garber and Falcons owner Arthur Blank unveiled Atlanta’s new professional soccer team Wednesday.

Boston Marathon bombing anniversary

A memorial service was held on April 15, the one year anniversary of the tragic Boston Marathon bombing.

Blue Moon/Eclipse seen around the world

Scenes of a full lunar eclipse turned into a “blood moon” from around the globe.

The 2014 Masters

Bubba Watson pulls away for his second Masters championship on Sunday, Apr. 13.

Local

Company wants to develop senior housing complex in Leesburg

The 50-unit apartment complex would be located near the city’s post office

The Planning and Zoning Board recommended the land be rezoned from C-2 General Business District to R-2 Multiple Family Residential. The Leesburg City Council will conduct a public hearing on the issue at 6 p.m. on May 6 during its regular monthly meeting.

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