SouthView: Features, lifestyle, arts and entertainment for metro Albany and Southwest Georgia

The Albany Herald's SouthView includes coverage of arts, entertainment, lifestyle, health and faith stories in metro Albany and Southwest Georgia. Regular features include columnists such as Mandy Flynn, "The Dixie Diva" Ronda Rich, "the Old Rocker" Barry Levine, Looking Back history by Mary Braswell and Creede Hinshaw on Faith, along with our Health & Fitness group -- Michele Moulton, Kirsten Lupinski, Mary Ganzel and Perry Buchanan. Friday Jam, our weekly music page, is here, along with our Gardener of the Month and Yard of the Month series. You also can find our weekly Community and Coming Up calendars. Contact us at (229) 888-9344 with story ideas.

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MICHAEL LOMAX: 'Aloha' goes both ways

FILM COMMENTARY: Cameron Crowe's latest a waste of superior acting talent

“Aloha” wastes superior acting talent and the beauty of its Hawaiian setting.

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'Hot in Cleveland' signs off Wednesday

Series finale wraps up the first original servies by TV Land

“Hot in Cleveland,” which features Betty White, Valerie Bertinelli, Wendie Malick and Jane Leeves, ends its six-season run on TV Land with an hourlong finale Wednesday night.

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KEVIN SPROUL: The challenges of mental illness

SHERIFF'S COLUMN: Law enforcement deals on a daily basis with people with mental illnesses

Law enforcement officers often are unable to discern the difference between behavior which is criminal and that which is the result of mental illness. The behavior may be similar, but the cause is different. To differentiate, officers require special training.

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RONDA RICH: Liberation wrought with a pickup truck

THE DIXIE DIVA: When it gets down to it, you just need a truck

In the South, a man is known for the truck he drives.

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Albany Area Coming Up Calendar - June 3-9, 2015

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

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Giving to cancer charities worthy when cautious

Research organizations, particularly those collecting over the phone

Officials say if an explanation can be given on how a difference is being made toward fighting cancer, then it may be a cause worth considering.

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Shades of Gold exhibit starts Thursday

Albany Museum of Art hosts Shades of Gold senior art show

Albany area art lovers will get a special treat this week when the SOWEGA Council on Aging presents its annual “Shades of Gold” art exhibit at the Albany Museum of Art.

Albany Almanac - June 3, 2015

Temperatures, rainfall, and sun and moon information for the Albany area

Temperatures, rainfall, and sun and moon information for the Albany area.

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EDDIE SEAGLE: School's out and 'yardening' is in

GEORGIA CLIPPINGS: A weekly look at home gardens and landscapes

School’s out and yardening (yards, gardens, lawns and landscapes) is in! Here are some activities which should be a part of your landscape checklist in June which brings many opportunities to work in your yarden.

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JULIE WELLS: Tender summer potatoes a seasonal favorite

THE RECIPE BOX: Summer potatoes

Papa, my grandmother, loved making these boiled-to-the-perfect-tenderness potatoes as much as he loved eating them. He was a jolly-soul who loves Jesus, loved his girls (grandma and me) and he loved to cook. He so much fun to watch in the kitchen.

Albany Almanac - June 2, 2015

Temperatures, rainfall, and sun and moon information for the Albany area

Temperatures, rainfall, and sun and moon information for the Albany area.

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Albany farm offers chemical-free produce

Church volunteers employ alternative growing methods

Health Living Farms on Gillionville Road sells chemical-free produce direct to the public.

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Mitchell 4-H student chosen for Showpig all-star team

Courtney Conine only student chosen from Georgia

A student at Pelham High School, Conine was one of 18 high school students selected nationally, and is the only member of the all-star team from Georgia. The honor is bestowed on students within the swine industry who have a passion for agriculture, leadership and service learning.

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BARRY LEVINE: Four events crushed rock n roll in the early stages

OLD ROCKER: Teen musicians from Philadelphia came to the rescue

Philadelphia developed into a mecca for rock and roll as more than 80 performers from the city have had at least one Top 40 hit.

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