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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 train show returns for two-day run in Albany | VIDEO

The 23rd annual train show set for Saturday and Sunday at Knights of Columbus

Vendors from around the South will have model trains, parts and accessories at the Flint River Model Railroad Club’s 23rd annual Model Train Show & Sale.

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JULIE WELLS: Break out the Bundt pan for a delicious lemon cake

THE RECIPE BOX: Any way you slice it, this lemon Bundt cake is sure to please your guests

One of my favorite gifts I received this past Christmas was an original Bundt Cake pan.

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RONDA RICH: A Southerly introduction

THE DIXIE DIVA: Being introduced in the South can take a little bit

Connections and familiarity are important to the people of the South. When you meet someone, your name isn’t nearly as interesting as who you know. Or, more importantly, who you’re kin to.

Circuit Assembly of Jehovah's Witnesses conducting religious assembly in Albany

Assembly on biblical principles set for Sunday at Albany Civic Center

A spokesman for the event said the assembly is a semi-annual event meant to serve as a spiritual uplifting of the community and is set to include Bible based talks and demonstrations. Both witnesses and non-witnesses from Florida and southern Georgia are expected to minister to people.

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Trends and surprises in Georgia health care outlook

What to watch for Georgia in healthcare for 2015

The rural health care crisis will continue to grip Georgia in 2015.

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DR. STEVE KITCHEN: Tough flu season is not over yet

OPINION: Proper hand hygiene and staying home when sick are key to containing the spread of flu

Flu season is far from over. It’s extremely important to understand the illness and continue to take precautions to prevent the spread of germs.

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Albany Almanac - Jan. 20, 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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At MLK service, actor David Oyelowo talks of portraying the legendary civil rights leader

David Oyelowo portrays the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. in the film "Selma"

Actor David Oyelowo says the question he gets asked most often is how the Rev, Martin Luther King Jr. was able to do what he did for the advancement civil rights.

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Even with successful business, Givens' passion is still basketball

Former Westover All-American passes on basketball knowledge to young players

In addition to his successful home health care business, Ravii Givens remains passionate about basketball.

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MANDY FLYNN: Grammar, keystrokes, and Oxford commas

FEATURES COLUMN: What to do with pretentious punctuation

You can say you don’t like my shoes. You can scold me for being a low-talker. You can scoff when I end a sentence with a preposition. But please don’t mess with my Oxford comma.

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MARY GANZEL: Be part of the movement in 2015

HEALTH AND FITNESS: get your body in motion is critical to good health

This time of year, we often find ourselves making New Year resolutions that involve physical activity. So let’s talk about physical activity movement.

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New Bravo TV series puts new restaurants to the test

New restaurants go head-to-head for the title of Best New Restaurant

Sixteen restaurants in New York, Miami, Los Angeles and Austin, Texas, are competing for the prize of being proclaimed the nation’s best new restaurant.

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Theatre Albany's WinterStock to showcase the Grapevine Band

WinterStock is a benefit fundraiser for Theatre Albany

Once conducted in April, Theatre Albany’s festive fundraiser is designed to bring some spirit to the cold winter months.

Albany Area Community Calendar - Jan. 18-26, 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.

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MARY BRASWELL: Looking Back at quotes from MLK.

HISTORY: MLK shared his heart with all who would listen.

“We must learn to live together as brothers or perish together as fools.” - Martin Luther King Jr.