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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MANDY FLYNN: Oh, those heavenly aromas

FEATURES COLUMNIST: What does heaven smell like?

From Fruit Loops to corn dogs to leather, everyone has a different idea of that heaven will smell like.

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MARY BRASWELL: Looking Back at sisters | QUIK QUIZ

HISTORY: The first Sunday in August is National Sisters Day!

Our roots say we are sisters, our hearts say we are friends. (author unknown)

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KIRSTEN LUPINSKI: Sneaking fruits and vegetables into breakfast

HEALTH AND FITNESS: For kids, breakfast most important meal of the day

With school starting, it becomes even more important to make sure kids get a nutritious and healthy breakfast to start their day off on the right foot.

Albany Area Community Calendar - Aug. 2-10, 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 southview@albanyherald.com by 5 p.m. Wednesday before Sunday publication.

ALBANY BIRTHS: July 19 - 27, 2015

Unless otherwise noted, the following births took place at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital July 19 - 27, 2015.

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BARRY LEVINE: Old Rocker: Aug. 2, 2015

OLD ROCKER: Mammals, bird, reptiles, insects have their day on charts

Of all the words in the titles of rock ‘n’ roll songs during the modern era’s first decade, most were focused on love and relationships and good times. On the opposite end, few titles referred to mammals, birds, reptiles and insects.

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Modern day trapper loves his work

Dawson trapper captures live coyotes

Mike Peachey of Dawson speaks to Rotary Club members of his life as wildlife trapper.

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Krista Allen lands Significant role

Sexy is working again for the Days of Our Lives veteran

Krista Allen stars Monday in “Significant Mother,” a CW comedy in which she plays a newly separated wife and mother who worries her restaurateur son (Josh Zuckerman) by dating his best friend (Nathaniel Buzolic) – which also reignites her husband’s (Jonathan Silverman) interest, prompting him to try to win her back.

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Keith Urban a CMA music education ambassador

Keith Urban is more than a performer for CMA

Southwest Georgia country music stars Luke Bryan, a Leesburg native, and Cole Swindell of Bronwood will join Keithe Urban and other counry music stars Tuesday at the Country Music Association’s annual “Country’s Night to Rock Show.”

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Albany Almanac - Aug. 1, 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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Send us your back-to-school photos

Back-to-school photos will be included in online gallery

The new school year is about to start. Send in your first day of school photo to be included in a photo gallery at albanyherald.com.

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CREEDE HINSHAW: Discarded, halfhearted and disenchanted

OPINION: Hot topics come to mind one at a time

Looking at meaning in a sign, faithfulness in attendance and leaders wearing thin with their flock.

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Dwayne Wimpy Bowden keeps pact with God on Heavens Rejoice

Former rocker releases double contemporary Christian CD

Dwayne Wimpy Bowden missed out on fleeting stardom with rock band Messendger, but he’s doing fine on his own.

Albany Almanac - July 31, 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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