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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RONDA RICH: 'Justified' in the South

THE DIXIE DIVA: 'Justified' captures the Appalachian South

Here’s what “Justified” does best: It gets the Appalachian South right without reducing us to mockery or ridicule.

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JULIE WELLS: Vegetable bake a light, flavorful dish

THE RECIPE BOX: Overcome your fear of throwing stuff together

A vegetable medley, a sauted onion and Italian diced tomatoes make for a great vegetable bake.

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LORAN SMITH: Cecelia Seiler was the ultimate host

FEATURES COLUMN: The Ugas, if they could talk, would sing Cecelias praises

There is no Hall of Fame for “mothers of mascots,” but if there were, Cecelia would have been a charter member.

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Albany Area Coming Up Calendar - Sept. 10-16, 2014

The following is a list of events happening in metro Albany and Southwest Georgia this week.

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

Eliminate Dance cancelled

Kiwanis Club of Dougherty County cancels Eliminate Dance

The Kiwanis club of Dougherty County announced Monday that the organization is cancelling its “Eliminate Dance” which had been scheduled for this Friday night.

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Albany Almanac - Sept. 16, 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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Phillip Phillips to livestream Tuesday morning performance

Lee County music star will be first to perform on Today show digital-exclsuive format

“The Orange Room,” a social media offshoot of the “Today” program, will feature Phillip Phillips of Lee County performing.

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Artists lend support to Albany Humane Society

Albany Humane Society to benefit from Artists for Animals event

Area artists have joined together to raise money and awareness for the Albany Humane Society and it’s mission through next week’s Artist’s for Animals benefit.

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Public health officials encourage preparation ahead of disaster

Emergency preparedness officials encouraging people to be proactive in disaster readiness

Some of the typical disaster kit items might include emergency smart packs containing ponchos, blankets and ready-to-eat meals, purified water, flashlights, glow sticks, first aid items, toiletries, matches, weather radios, medications, infant formula and diapers, important family documents, extra clothing and batteries.

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BARRY LEVINE: Some musical stars got their start on the screen

THE OLD ROCKER: Ricky Nelson had biggest advantage of any teen TV actor turned singer

Nelson, 16, introduced his first record, a cover of the Fats Domino hit “I’m Walkin’,“ on the TV show on April 10, 1957. The song quickly climbed to No. 4 on the charts. The flip side, “A Teenager’s Romance,” reached No. 2.

Agencies get navigator grants to help consumers enroll in health exchange

Open enrollment begins Nov. 15

Navigators provide face-to-face, in-person help for consumers seeking information about the exchanges.

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MARY BRASWELL: Looking Back at September singers Patsy Cline, Buddy Holly and Otis Redding | POLL

HISTORY: Stellar but brief were the lives of three music legends.

A look back at September-born musicians, all gone by the age of 30 or younger.

ALBANY BIRTHS: Aug. 31 - Sept. 8, 2014

Unless otherwise noted, the following births took place at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital Aug. 31-Sept. 8, 2014.

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MANDY FLYNN: Heading straight into trouble

FEATURES COLUMN: Sometimes there's nothing 'butt' trouble a-'head'

Poor guy. The only thing I heard before his mama scooped him up and put him in the backseat of the car was, “I better not hear those words come out of your mouth again, sir. Just wait until we get home.”

Albany Area Community Calendar -- Sept. 14-22, 2014

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

The Albany Area Community Calendar is a nine-day published Sundays. To have your item included, email by 5 p.m. Wednesday before Sunday publication.

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MICHELE MOULTON: Get ready, get set, do some pull-ups

HEALTH & FITNESS: Many avoid pull-ups for a single reason — they’re hard

A great thing about pull-ups is you can do them almost anywhere. All you need is a bar or a tree branch that can support your weight and off you go.

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Interior design expert Jennifer Boles -- Old is in, classically

Interior design expert Jennifer Boles says the classics can be paired with modern pieces for a fresh, personal look

Jennifer Boles, who has a strong following for her 8-year-old blog Peak of Chic, believes in mixing classic elements into modern decor. She’ll bring her ideas to Albany Sept. 24 at a book signing at Place on the Pointe gieft shop.

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Brinson's Maggie Bridges competes in Miss America tonight

Maggie Bridges is representing Southwest Georgia tonight in the Miss America pageant.

Golf tournament at Grand Island Golf Club to benefit Albany Area Crime Stoppers

Reward money for anonymous tipster program to be raised through Sept. 19 event

Albany Area Crime Stoppers, its website says, is a non-profit community action program that operates on the information given by anonymous citizens. The goal of the program is to collect tips that will result in solving crimes and assist in arrests.