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MICHAEL LOMAX: A journey 'Into the Woods'

FILM COMMENTARY: Happy endings are not always what they seem

The big screen treatment of children’s fairy tales includes grown-up consequences for the characters.

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RONDA RICH: Southerners love nicknames

THE DIXIE DIVA: Nicknames are a show of affection

For some reason, Southerners, more than any other region, love nicknames. It’s really a show of affection when we care enough to bestow a nickname rather than call a person by his Christian name.

LORAN SMITH: Better technology gives us worse behavior

FEATURES COLUMN: I came into possession of my first iPhone about two years ago

Sometimes, gadgets that are brand-spanking new bring a lift to your day, giving you that buying-a-new-car feeling. With technology, however, it is a double-edged sword.

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JULIE WELLS: Super Bowl sausage appetizer perfect mix of sweet and spicy

THE RECIPE BOX: There are only three ingredients for a flavorful sauce

Most of you probably reference today’s featured recipe as cocktail sausages, but in honor of the upcoming Super Bowl game, we are calling today’s recipe Super Bowl Sausages.

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RONDA RICH: Southerners love nicknames

THE DIXIE DIVA: Nicknames are a show of affection

For some reason, Southerners, more than any other region, love nicknames. It’s really a show of affection when we care enough to bestow a nickname rather than call a person by his Christian name.

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Model railroad club full steam at Albany show | PHOTO GALLERY

Model railroad club holds Albany train show

The Flint River Model Railroad Club holds its annual train show at the Knights of Columbus hall in Albany.

Albany Almanac - Jan. 24, 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: Terrorists cannot be allowed to hold our freedoms hostage

FAITH: Americans cannot be so fearful that cherished freedoms go by the wayside

As I have listened to all this terrorism business, I have begun to think seriously about life in the United States — about how easy it would be to listen to all these reports and become so fearful and paranoid that we would be afraid to go anywhere or do anything. We could, in fact, become hostages in our own land.

Time to vote for musical favorites running out

Herald looking for Southwest Georgia’s favorite musicians, venues

DJs are added to the mix of favorite musicians being sought by this newspaper.

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Albany Metal Fest slated for February

Albany Metal Fest will feature 15 metal and hardcore groups

Metal fans in south Georgia will get another opportunity this winter to pump their fists and bang their heads when the State Theatre hosts Albany Metal Fest, an all-day concert featuring 15 metal and hardcore bands.

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Join the Friday JAM

Friday JAM wants to hear from the fans

As the Herald’s Friday JAM continues to grow its audience, we’re hoping to change the beat a little bit and we need your help to hit the right notes.

Religion Bulletin - Jan. 23, 2015

Weekly news on religion

Former President Jimmy Carter is not scheduled to teach Sunday School this Sunday at Maranatha Baptist Church in Plains.

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Eric Church brings Outsiders tour to Tallahassee

Country superstar touring in support of top-selling 2014 album

Eric Church will return to Tallahassee, Fla., March 26 for a stop on his The Outsiders World Tour.

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CREEDE HINSHAW: Georgia Constitution already ensures religious freedom

FAITH: Rep. Sam Teasley missing the mark with proposed 'religious freedom' legislation

Let state workers be good Baptists, Methodists, Hindus, Rastafarians, Wiccans, Vegans, Scientologists or any of the other 10,000 recognized religions except while clocked in on the state dollar.

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Albany Almanac - Jan. 23, 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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Keep Albany-Dougherty Beautiful honors volunteers at annual luncheon

Volunteers for KADB from 2014 honored at 26th annual event

Last year, 61,361 participants and 9,144 volunteers contributed 45,346 volunteer hours toward environmental improvement, officials with KADB said.

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Hospital Authority of Albany-Dougherty County approves bond resolution, briefed on indigent care

Authority educated on Indigent Care Trust Fund as it relates to the Affordable Care Act

Roughly half a million dollars will be saved in interest costs as a result of the remarketing process for bonds in 2008 and 2010, Kerry Loudermilk, chief financial officer for Phoebe Putney Health System, said.

Resource fair for families of children with special needs set for Saturday in Albany

Fair will be conducted at Porterfield Memorial United Methodist

Representatives from various organizations will be at an upcoming special needs fair so families can browse, chat and collect information on how they or their children can benefit from the services the organizations provide.

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Rainn Wilson changes offices with new comedy 'Backstrom'

The former 'The Office' star plays a detective who has an addictive personality

Rainn Wilson leaves the confines of “The Office” to take on dark comedy in the detective show “Backstrom,” where he portrays a man who is addicting to almost everything. The show debuts Thursday night on Fox.

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Albany Almanac - Jan. 22, 2015

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

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