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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Where Am I?

Sunday mystery photo

See if you can guess where the close-up photo was taken.

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Haunting tales and sights sought

Scary sights, decorations, costumes or stories? Send them in!

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MANDY FLYNN: Doggone it, don't judge me

LIFESTYLE COLUMNIST: Facebook protocol on anniversaries, dog days is confusing

Would it be inconsiderate and a little weird to share my undying love for my dogs in such a public way when, just two days earlier, it had been my 24th wedding anniversary and, well, I hadn’t posted anything?

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MARY BRASWELL: Looking Back at Septembers past

HISTORY: While no one will ever forget 9/11, see what else has happened in Septembers gone by

In September 1935, the swastika flag was made the official flag of Germany.

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PERRY BUCHAHAN: Fitness is more than just numbers on a scale

HEALTH & FITNESS: Low-carb dieters can be fooled by weight fluctuations

On any given day, the scale can lie and your true progress won’t be accurately reflected by your weight. This is because body weight can fluctuate on a daily basis due to the amount of fluid retained.

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'War Room' holding its own with 'Compton'

Kendrick Brothers movie on pace for $10 million opening weekend

Released through Sony’s TriStar label, “War Room” follows a couple who solve their marriage troubles with prayer.

Albany Technical College nursing program ranked No. 52 nationally

Albany Tech’s Associate of Science Nursing program just graduated its first cohort of graduates this past spring, good enough to be ranked No. 52 nationally by Nurse Journal.

ALBANY BIRTHS: Aug. 8-24, 2015

Unless otherwise noted, the following births took place at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital August 8 - 24, 2015.

Albany Area Community Calendar - Aug. 30-Sept. 7, 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 by 5 p.m. Wednesday before Sunday publication.

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Marching Albany State Rams take Albany Mall shoppers by surprise | PHOTOS

Band members raise awareness to raise money for trip to perform in the 2016 Rose Parade

The Albany State University Marching Rams will perform in the 2016 Rose Parade on New Year’s Day in Pasadena, Calif.

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Albany Almanac - Aug. 29, 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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Kendrick Brothers' film, 'War Room,' opens to positive response

First film by Kendrick Brothers Productions opens in 1,135 theaters

Stephen Kendrick, while talking to The Albany Herald on Friday, said he had almost been brought to tears when he heard of one theater in Concord, N.C. in which people were found singing in fellowship across racial and denominational lines at a facility where there were 1,000 people packed into four showtimes Thursday night.

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Leadership Albany welcomes new class | PHOTO GALLERY

New Leadership Albany class begins program

A new crop of the Albany area’s best and brightest have begun the process of honing their leadership skills as Leadership Albany welcomed its newest class with a reception Thursday night at the Albany Museum of Art.

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Girls Inc. hosts 10th Wine Market fundraiser

Girls Inc. Wine Market fundraiser held at Merry Acres Inn and Event Center

Numerous Girls Inc. supporters filled the events room at Merry Acres Inn and Event Center Thrusday night for the 10th annual Wine Market fundraiser hosted by the Grils Inc. board of trustees.

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CREEDE HINSHAW; Joy can break out into Happy Socks

OPINION: Not everyone comes to church happy

I’ve always enjoyed a nice pair of socks. For years I would reserve various pairs of argyle socks only for Friday, my “off day” in ministry. It felt good to look wear snappier socks on that day. So now on the day when I am delighted to be in worship, I wear my Happy Socks.