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MANDY FLYNN: Great escape above the Gnat Line

FEATURES COLUMN: A South Georgia hitchhiker breaks for northern climes

South Georgia’s state bird, the lowly gnat, expands its horizons by hitching a ride to Columbus.

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MARY BRASWELL: Looking Back, Aug. 31, 2014

HISTORY: On this Labor Day eve, enjoy this hodgepodge of work-related facts.

In America, office politics account for 47 percent of work-related distractions leading to a reduction in productivity

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PERRY BUCHANAN: Augie Nieto inspires with his fight against ALS

HEALTH FITNESS: Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis kills 6,000 people every year

While the ice bucket challenge has drawn some criticism, awareness about this always fatal illness also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease is needed.

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BARRY LEVINE: Paul Anka's biggest hit motivated by early days on the road

THE OLD ROCKER: Paul Anka is still performing at age 73

Paul Anka penned such well-known music as the theme for “The Tonight Show” starring Johnny Carson, one of Tom Jones’ biggest hits, “She’s a Lady” and the English lyrics for Frank Sinatra’s signature song, “My Way.”

Albany Area Community Calendar -- Aug. 31-Sept. 8, 2014

These are meetings of clubs and civic organizations, and listings of educational classes, reunions and volunteering opportunities in Albany and Southwest Georgia.

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Lee student's artwork featured at U.S. Capitol

Savana Harris’ artwork will be on display at the U.S. Capitol for one year.

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Albany Area Coming Up Calendar - Aug. 20-26, 2014

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

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LORAN SMITH: Spirits lifted across the Atlantic

FEATURES COLUMN: There is reason for optimism with the younger generation

It is best to bend an elbow with the younger generation who remind us that the world is not yet going to hell in a hand basket.

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RONDA RICH: P.R. work comes too late

THE DIXIE DIVA: When you are gone, folks remember what you did, not what is written about you

Will I be remembered dramatically different by people than the good things heralded in my “good-bye world” death notice?

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Author seeks to help others through personal testimony

“How She Fought,” is now available on amazon.com at national bookstores Books-A-Million and Barnes and Noble.

Albany Almanac - Aug. 20, 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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Albany has three hospice options

Affinis Hospice offers different care options

For many families trying to help a loved one with a terminal or life-limiting illness can be a difficult process, but in Albany there are multiple options for assistance.

Albany Almanac - Aug. 19, 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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Author seeks to help others through personal testimony

“How She Fought,” is now available on amazon.com at national bookstores Books-A-Million and Barnes and Noble.

Southwest Georgia public health officials pushing immunization awareness

August is National Immunization Awareness Month

Certain people may be at higher risk for getting some diseases or having more serious illness if they were to get sick, like young children, older adults and those with health conditions, Southwest Public Health District Director Dr. Jacqueline Grant said.

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Inspiring Lee County child reminder of need for pediatric specialists in Southwest Georgia

Sibley Heart Center opens permanent clinic in Albany

Bennett Jones, 3, was diagnosed with a congenital heart defect known as critical aortic valve stenosis at 33 weeks gestation. He was delivered at 38 weeks at Northside Hospital and transported that same day to the Sibley Heart Center at Children’s at Egleston Pediatric Hospital, where he went through multiple surgeries and procedures.

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'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles' still 'kowabunga' at box office

'Turtles' leads for second week, 'Guardians of the Galaxy' in second

"Guardians of the Galaxy" has pulled in more than $200 million at the domestic box office.

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Turtles still kowabunga at the box office

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles stay on top a second week

“Guardians of the Galaxy” has pulled in $149 million worldwide in its three weeks.

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MARY GANZEL: Setting goals creates a healthy outlook

HEALTH & FITNESS: Setting goals helps keep bodies and minds healthy

As a result of the multiple moves I’ve experienced over the past 30 years, I’ve gone to school with, worked with, and become friends with many individuals from all walks of life.

Albany Area Community Calendar - Aug. 17-25, 2014

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