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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KEVIN SPROUL: Two sheriff's deputies who are making a difference

SHERIFF'S COLUMN: Work of Lt. Terron Hayes and Col. Sabrina Lewis highlighted

I am very fortunate to have many individuals at the Sheriff’s Office who work beyond their normal duties to make a difference in our community.

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MICHAEL LOMAX: How 'Birdman' soared to win Oscar for Best Picture

FILM COMMENTARY: A combination of technical brilliance and thematic relevance gives 'Birdman' wings

This is a story that speaks to many of us who once accomplished big things but have since fallen silent.

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JULIE WELLS: Roasted Brussels sprouts an easy, healthy side dish

THE RECIPE BOX: The most important thing to remember is to not overcook Brussels sprouts

Brussels sprouts, which as I child I used to call mini-cabbages, have some great health benefits.

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RONDA RICH: What Mama taught me

THE DIXIE DIVA: Knowledge stays alive, even after our parents are gone

There’s not a day goes by that I don’t think of Mama and do something the way she taught me to do it.

Albany Area Coming Up Calendar - March 4-10, 2015

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

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Albany Pink walk for breast cancer patients set for March 21

Walk at Meredyth Place in Albany set to help raise financial support for breast cancer patients

There are two funds this event will benefit, the MaryLynn Mason Endowment Fund, which helps to fund pain and nausea medication, and the Albany Pink Crisis Fund through the Phoebe Foundation, which helps offset living expenses. The majority of the proceeds this year, which is the third event, is expected to go toward Albany Pink.

Albany Almanac - March 4, 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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Favorites return with second season of 'Broadchurch'

'Dr. Who' alum David Tennant reprises detective Alec Hardy

The murder mystery, which sparked an American version “Gracepoint” that also starred David Tennant, returns tonight on BBC America for a second season of sleuthing.

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Albany Almanac - March 3, 2015

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

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

FTC extends delay in adjudication of Phoebe North case

The new deadline is 11:59 p.m. on March 31

The Federal Trade Commission has delayed until the end of March its adjudication the matter involving the purchase of Phoebe North, formerly Palmyra Medical Center, while commssioners further consider a consent proposal in the case.

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Timeless fun and fellowship to be had in the Shire of Ravenwood | PHOTO GALLERY

Albany's Shire of Ravenwood part of Kingdown of Meridies

Hear ye, hear ye, be it declared that Albany’s Shire of Ravenwood, in the Kingdom of Meridies, cordially invites all lovers of Middle Ages and Renaissance history to join in their merriment.

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BARRY LEVINE: Add Sedaka, Maestro to the list of Hall of Fame talent

OLD ROCKER: Sedaka credited with writing more than 500 songs

Barry Manilow, one of the premier entertainers of the past 40 years, has announced that this is the last year that he will be touring.

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MARY BRASWELL: A look back at the much-loved Dr. Seuss

It was 111 years ago tomorrow that Theodor Seuss Geisel was born in Springfield, Massachusetts.

Although not the first Seuss book, “And To Think That I Saw It On Mulberry Street” was the first children’s book to be published. The year was 1937.

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Crowdis a man of integrity

Dougherty County administrator lauded by his peers

Richard Crowdis is recognized for his no-nonsense approach to local government.

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