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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Tim Davis: God put me on this planet to play drums

Herald’s Friday JAM Poll favorite has a long love affair with drumming

Herald Friday Jam favorite Tim Davis started his musical career young, and he’s vowed to keep playing drums as long as he can hold sticks.

MUSIC NOTES: Briar Patch lineup, Wild Adventures kickoff, Gulf Coast Jam tickets

Quick notes on music happenings in the area and nearby

In its sixth year, organizers are saying the 2015 Briar Patch lineup is going to be one of the best the event has ever had while some classic rockers get the Wild Adventures concert series under way and tickets go on sale for the Gulf Coast Jam.

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

ALBANY BIRTHS: March 15 - 24, 2015

Unless otherwise noted, the following births took place at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital March 15-24, 2015.

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Albany to host art, music showcase

Kiwanis event planned April 25 in downtown venues

The event is also seen as an opportunity to highlight Albany and its downtown area.

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Albany Almanac - March 28, 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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HAL BRADY: Dealing with stress

FAITH COLUMNIST: Some tension or stress is normal and necessary

In addition to normal stress, there is a detrimental type that can be construed as “death warmed over” inducing. Dealing wirth that type of stress must be managed.

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CREEDE HINSHAW: Spirituality hollow without religion

FAITH COLUMNIST: Organizational life is rarely easy or simple

Solitary spirituality quickly becomes self-serving and, eventually, vestigial. The church, even with its deficiencies and failings, inculcates faith and spirituality, serves others, stands in the breach, takes difficult, painful, courageous positions and dies to self for the sake of others.

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Albany Area Religion Bulletin March 27, 2015

Holy week services are planned Monday through Friday at Morningside United Methodist Church.

Albany Almanac - March 27, 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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Oncologist Dr. Chirag Jani named Phoebe 2015 Physician of the Year

Dr. Chirag Jani wins first Phoebe Physicial Group award

Having completed medical school in India at age 22, Jani brought his knowledge to the United States. He went on to earn board certifications in internal medicine, geriatrics, hospice and palliative care and hematology and oncology. He serves as the medical director of the Phoebe Cancer Center.

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Vidalia onions to ship starting April 27

Ag commissioner agrees to recommendation of grower panel

Georgia Agriculture Commissioner Gary W. Black has set April 27 as the marketing date for the 2015 crop of Vidalia onions, which are grown in a 20-county area of southeast Georgia.

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Thronateeska Heritage Center hunts treasures with three upcoming programs

The trio of events kicks off with a presentation tonight

Albany’s Thronateeska Heritage Center is bringing treasures of the past alive through a series of presentations and lectures today, Saturday and April 2 that focus on gold mining, underwater treasure hunting and archaeology.

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Albany Almanac - March 26, 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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Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital physicians donate to Cancer Coalition of South Georgia

Donation in memory of late physician comes from Doctors Day funds

Donating the extra money that would have been given to the medical staff has been a tradition at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital since it was first suggested by the late Dr. Hasan Rizvi, who was chief of the medical staff at the time. The Cancer Coalition was chosen due to its role in providing screenings to the underprivileged and promotion of prevention efforts.

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