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Fishing rodeo for youth this weekend in Albany

Albany State University and Sherwood Baptist Church collaborate on project

The fishing trip is an effort to instill positive values in youths.

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POW/MIA events at Georgia Southwestern State University start today

POW/MIA events in the Americus area continue through Saturday

The annual obsrevance by Georgia Southwestern State University honors Americans who have been prisoners of war and those who are still missing in action.

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JULIE WELLS: Creamed spinach a heart-healthy, flavorful dish

THE RECIPE BOX: Just because you did not like it as a kid, it doesnt mean you cant find ways to like spinach

Adding cream cheese to spinach helps cut some of the bitter taste of out the spinach and makes for a great side dish.

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RONDA RICH: Old money, old South

THE DIXIE DIVA: Dry weather and red clay are formidable foes

I think of Rowan Oak when I look at my yard and remember what Faulkner told his wife, Estelle, when she told him that she would like to restore the gardens and make a pretty place of it. I can imagine him now, tilting his head down to look up at her when he spoke sternly: “Only new money would ruin a garden like that.”

Albany Area Coming Up Calendar - Sept. 17-23, 2014

The following is a list of events happening in the area over the next seven days.

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CREEDE HINSHAW: I understand the problem facing Pope Francis

FAITH: Baptists are plentiful and fervent

Every time I knocked on the door of a new resident the Baptists had long since arrived and the newcomers were already talking about immersion.

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Anthony David to join Anthony Hamilton in Tallahassee

R&B sensations to play Donald Tucker Civic Center

Next week up-and-coming R&B sensation Anthony David will join platinum recording artist Anthony Hamilton and comedian Tyler Craig for a special concert at Tallahassee’s Donald Tucker Civic Center.

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Rylander welcomes Chuck Leavell

Grammy winner Chuck Leavell to play Rylander Theatre

Grammy winning musician and renowed keyboardist Chuck Leavell will perform a special show next Saturday night at Americus’ historic Rylander Theater.

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Albany Almanac - Sept. 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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HAL BRADY: Changing the world

FAITH: Kindness is love in action

Our fractured, violent, mistrusting world is literally begging for kind neighbors, for people willing to show some compassion.

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Thronateeska Heritage Center, Flint RiverQuarium breaking barriers

Tommy Gregors speaks of efforts to build up two Albany attractions

Gregors said that, in 2008, a merger was considered for RiverQuarium and Thronateeska. After structural differences of the two organizations were examined, an operational agreement to share resources came through the following year.

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Study: Exercise emphasis making students healthier

Program encourages additional 30 minutes of physical activity

Last school year, 39 elementary schools in the state participated in a program called Health Empowers You. The pilot study gave teachers training and resources to help them increase physical activity among students during the school day, as well as before and after school.

Has rare enterovirus strain arrived in Georgia?

No cases of Enterovirus D68 reported in Georgia

Enterovirus D68 is linked to two clusters of respiratory illness among children and teenagers in Kansas City and Chicago, the CDC says. Health officials there have reported a spike in emergency room visits for severe respiratory illnesses. There have been no reported deaths.

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Albany Almanac - Sept. 11, 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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Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital introduces surgical oncologist

Dr. Sanjay Munireddy from Phoebe Surgical Oncology meets the hospital board

Dr. Sanjay Munireddy came to Phoebe a year ago to practice with Dr. Troy Kimsey. With Kimsey’s recent departure, officials say Munireddy is currently the only surgical oncologist serving several counties.

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LORAN SMITH: Cecelia Seiler was the ultimate host

FEATURES COLUMN: The Ugas, if they could talk, would sing Cecelias praises

There is no Hall of Fame for “mothers of mascots,” but if there were, Cecelia would have been a charter member.

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Albany Area Coming Up Calendar - Sept. 10-16, 2014

The following is a list of events happening in metro Albany and Southwest Georgia this week.

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JULIE WELLS: Vegetable bake a light, flavorful dish

THE RECIPE BOX: Overcome your fear of throwing stuff together

A vegetable medley, a sauted onion and Italian diced tomatoes make for a great vegetable bake.

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RONDA RICH: 'Justified' in the South

THE DIXIE DIVA: 'Justified' captures the Appalachian South

Here’s what “Justified” does best: It gets the Appalachian South right without reducing us to mockery or ridicule.

Kiwanis Club seeking dancers for 'Eliminate Dance'

Tickets available for the charity event

Area couples who enjoy “tripping the light fantastic” have an upcoming opportunity for dinner, music, and a dance contest.