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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New Albany Area Arts Council exhibit starts Thursday

Dominick Gheesling photos subject of new exhibit at Albany's Carnegie Library

WayDown, the latest exhibit hosted by the Albany Area Arts Council at the Carnegie Library, begins this week and will feature Valdosta artist Dominick Gheesling.

Jazz group opens First Tuesday Concert Series at ABAC

The Carter/David Project performs Tuesday at the Chapel of All Faiths at ABAC in Tifton

The First Tuesday series, now in its 13th year, features regional professional artists on the first Tuesdays of five months during the year.

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RONDA RICH: Everything works out if you'll let it

THE DIXIE DIVA: Learning to cope is the gift of enduring many trials

If I could go back in time and give the younger me one piece of advice, it would be this: “Minimize the drama. Step over a disappointment and move onward to a new opportunity.”

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JULIE WELLS: No-bean chili an alternative for those not fond of legumes

THE RECIPE BOX: Topping such as shredded cheese or sour cream add some punch to the recipe

Nobody cooks like mama cooks, that is for sure. And in my case, no one can cook like my mother-in-law, Janie Wells.

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EDDIE SEAGLE: Develop an effective focus for your landscape

GEORGIA CLIPPINGS: An understanding of the outdoor room concept is important in planning

Before you start any projects, a good understanding of what is involved from start to finish is most critical.

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Albany Area Coming Up Calendar - Oct. 1-7, 2014

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

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Albany Almanac - Oct. 1, 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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KEVIN SPROUL: Building Unity in the Community set for Oct. 18

SHERIFF'S COLUMN: The community cookout is set for Baldwin Park

The Dougherty County Sheriff’s Office began an initiative to build a stronger sense of community in Albany/Dougherty County several of years ago by adopting the slogan “Building Unity in the Community” and launching initiatives to live up to our slogan.

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First U.S. Ebola case confirmed

The patient is an adult being treated in an isolation unit in Dallas

Health officials have confirmed the first case if Ebola to emerge in the United States.

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SUZANNA MCINTOSH: Give migrating Monarchs an assist

THE OCTOBER GARDENER: As autumn arrives, Monarch butterfly migration is well under way

Shelter, food and water are essential to a wildlife garden, which helps migrating butterflies, but also birds and other wildlife as humans take up more and more of their natural habitat.

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Marcus Foundation gives $30 million to Grady Health System

Funds will expand ER Department, stroke center of the Atlanta hospital

“This incredibly generous gift brings the Marcus Foundation’s total investment in Grady to $50 million since 2009,” said Grady President and CEO John Haupert in a statement.

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Albany Almanac - Sept. 30, 2014

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

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

Doctors: Electronic health records a good idea that needs improvement

A patient visit produces five pages of notes

Nowadays, many doctors feel more like they’re data entry clerks.

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Aging in Place

Limited mobility no longer means moving out of home

You don’t have to be over 65 to want to age in place.

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