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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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Ballet Theatre South bringing 'Snow White' to Albany Auditorium

Performances are set for Dec. 4-6

Ballet Theatre South will bring to Albany “Snow White,” a non-traditional modern ballet, at 7:30 p.m. Friday and at 2:30 p.m. Saturday and Dec. 6 at Albany Municipal Auditorium.

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PERRY BUCHANAN: Use the right words on health and fitness issues

HEALTH & FITNESS: Saying the wrong thing can demotivate

Whatever your opinion of fat shaming is, the research is very clear that stigma and discrimination against overweight people causes major psychological harm and makes the problem worse.

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MARY BRASWELL: Looking Back at Christmas music

HISTORY: The popular song "Jingle Bells" got its start in Savannah

Music is such a large part of Christams, but how well do you know the songs so often played this time of year?

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MANDY FLYNN: I don't see the humor

LIFESTYLES COLUMNIST: Family get-togethers always bring out the stories

I love family stories. I could sit around the kitchen table and listen to them over and over again. Except maybe a few of them. The embarrassing ones. The ones that Never. Go. Away.

Albany Area Community Calendar - Nov. 30-Dec. 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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Latoya Cutts brings career of experience to downtown manager post

Albany official: Downtown development simple matter of 'live, work, play'

Latoya Cutts brings a career of experience to her position as Albany’s downtown manager.

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Struggling rural county in vanguard of telemedicine revolution

Hancock County has no hospital and no community physician

Hancock recently received new medical technology that officials hope will bring health care more easily to chronically ill residents. Georgia is a leader in telemedicine, and Hancock now is at the forefront through home patient visits.

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Box Office: 'Hunger Games' leads Thanksgiving pack, 'Creed' scores

Moviegoers said goodbye to Katniss Everdeen and welcomed back Rocky Balboa, a series of farewells and reunions that powered Thanksgiving box office receipts above last year’s holiday results.

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BARRY LEVINE: Barry's success as easy as 1-2-3

THE OLD ROCKER: Philadelphia's Barry switched from successful athlete to singer

The combination of singing and writing and performing helped Len Barry increase his 1966 income to a whopping $3 million.

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America's eating habits becoming increasingly more unhealthy | PHOTOS

Study shows two-thirds of Americans are overweight or dangerously obese

America on the go is foregoing healthy foods for high-calorie, high-fat but fast and convenient alternatives that have helped create a health epidemic.

ALBANY BIRTHS: Nov. 16-23, 2015

Unless otherwise noted, the following births took place at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital Nov. 16 -23, 2015.

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Cancer Coalition of South Georgia receives four-star Charity Navigator rating

Recent review shows Cancer Coalition received highest Charity Navigator rating

The Cancer Coalition of South Georgia was congratulated by Charity Navigator last month for achieving its four-star rating for fiscal management and commitment to accountability and transparency. The Cancer Coalition received an overall score of 90.78 out of 100, as well as a financial score of 87.59 and an accountability and transparency of 96.

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Albany Almanac - Nov. 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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The Lord's Pantry is compassion in action | PHOTOS

The Lord's Pantry mission feeds and clothes thousands of area needy annually

For over 40 years volunteers at The Lord’s Pantry in Albany have been the epitome of the motto of “compassion in action,” as they have ministered to the basic needs of thousands of the area’s less fortunate.