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RONDA RICH: Small moments create great stories

THE DIXIE DIVA: Challenges of life can make for a trove of treasure

It fascinates me to see what the journey of life will drill into our souls and our minds to make a good story.

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LORAN SMITH: The good life comes at a cost

We are losing farms in this country, which essentially means that the small farmer will soon be extinct.

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Discount tickets on sale for largest Briar Patch Festival

Three-day Damascus gathering continues steady growth

Music fans have until May 1 to get discount tickets for Briar Patch 2014, which features the region’s best musical artists.

Albany Almanac - April 12, 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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CREEDE HINSHAW: Kuyper provides great example of building bridges

FAITH: Buidling bridges doesn’t mean blurring our differences

Our nation is polarized these days in terms of race, class and religion. I read recently that counties with a Whole Foods grocery store vote overwhelmingly Democrat while counties with a Cracker Barrel vote overwhelmingly Republican.

Albany Almanac - April 11, 2014

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

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

Albany Almanac - April 10, 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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T. GAMBLE: Fathead unravels spring cleaning chore

OPINION: A dog is a security system worth its weight in baseballs

An inpromptu “Easter egg” hunt before mowing reveals a collection of used chew toys … but no neighbor’s cat.

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April good time for vegetable planting

If you have been itching to get out and dig in the dirt after our unusually cold winter, April is the time.

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Phillip Phillips to perform Saturday at Valdosta

The American Idol winner will be in concert at Wild Adventures

Phillip Phillips, of Leesburg, will co-headline two dozen concerts in June and July with O.A.R.

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Rockers Rusted Root return to Wanee for 10th anniversary

Pittsburgh band is a ‘throwback’ to music’s Woodstock Generation

Rusted Root return for a Wanee performance after a three-year absence from the annual North Florida festival.

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Allman Brothers Band's 10-year run as Wanee festival hosts to end with headlining performances

Allmans, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Trey Anastasio Band among performers at Florida music fest

With the Allman Brothers Band set to end their touring career in 2014, fans will get to see them twice at the Wanee Music Festival.

Southwest Georgia Briefs - April 9, 2014

Jefferson Street lane closure scheduled today

A public meeting on plans for Georgia rail will have its south Georgia meeting in Valdosta, and the Jimmy Carter Historic Site is gearing up to “Go Wild.”

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Cancer Coalition's RIDEforHOPE fundraiser fights cancer locally

Spinning enthusiasts ride for the battle against cancer

Indoor cyclists will support the fight against cancer while taking on personal challenges.

Albany Almanac - April 9, 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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RONDA RICH: A Southern conversion

THE DIXIE DIVA: Low-fat buttermilk has no place in a Southern home

Always choose a Southern doctor, preferably an overweight one, over a fussy California physician.

LORAN SMITH: A spring ball game is the perfect tonic

FEATURES COLUMN: For a Southern boy, Saturday baseball games on the radio was the highlight of the week

For a country boy in the South, Major League Baseball parks were magical places that could only be dreamed about.