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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'The Endless River' caps endless legacy

Final Pink Floyd album a must for true fans

With their 15th and final studio recording, rock legends Pink Floyd simultaneously remind fans of their abundant talent while crafting a final farewell to their career and founding member Richard Wright.

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Rock and rollers disprove genre's demise

Rash of new music proves rock's obituary premature

Great albums by U2, Bush and Foo Fighters help prove that classic rockers aren’t the only ones making vital music.

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CREEDE HINSHAW: Between disquiet and gratitude

FAITH: The older I get, the longer the list of what I am thankful for

Social scientists have devised various experiments to prove that giving thanks and counting blessings is good for the body and soul.

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Pecan City Pedalers enjoy benefits of bicycle riding

Local group hosts weekly rides, advocates for bicycle safety

The Pecan City Pedalers have any number of reasons to take part in cycling, dating back to their childhood days.

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HAL BRADY: Where we as a people stand

FAITH: We stand together in sharing pain

There comes a time in life when the thing we do and the word we speak matters little, but the place we stand matters much. Relating to the recent Grand Jury decision and the people’s response in Ferguson, Missouri, and around the nation, I write this article concerning the place we stand in a tragedy.

Albany Almanac - Nov. 28, 2014

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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RONDA RICH: Special friendship something to be thankful for

THE DIXIE DIVA: Great traditions are not planned, they are born

It started accidentally. Some good ideas and memorable moments are like that. They aren’t planned. They’re born, bringing with them an ability to nudge a way naturally into our lives and become a tradition.

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December's already looking a lot like Christmas

First half of the month packed with Yuletide events

Christmas starts rushing in this weekend before the turkey gets warm on the plate and November says good-bye.

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MARY BRASWELL: Looking Back at Thanksgiving and Christmas, 1942

HISTORY: Holiday shopping in 1942

Regardless of the depths of one’s pockets, the rationing of items made for a different holiday shopping experience in 1942.

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BARRY LEVINE: Westerns were king in the late 1950s

THE OLD ROCKER: Going back to those days of yore when cowboys ruled the airwaves

Hopealong Cassidy and the Lone Ranger were pioneers for Westerns that dominated America’s airwaves in the late 1950s and into the ’60s.

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EDDIE SEAGLE: Holiday decorations can be dangerous for pets

GEORGIA CLIPPINGS: Decorating is a great tradition, but make sure pets do not get hurt

Many of the decorations and trappings of the holidays can be problems for pets if they ingest them.

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RONDA RICH: A rumor gets a life of its own

THE DIXIE DIVA: Nothing moves as fast as a rumor

A planned memorial service for a guy gets plenty memorable.

Albany Area Coming Up Calendar - Nov. 26-Dec. 2, 2014

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

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JULIE WELLS: Cranberry Brie bites make lovely, tasteful dish for Thanksgiving

THE RECIPE BOX: Brie has flavor that is worth splurging for, especially at the holidays

This dish is great for a beginner cook, and one that will simply impress your family and friends for Thanksgiving.