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MANDY FLYNN: The squirrel, my enemy

FEATURES COLUMN: The squirrel is my nemesis, and he knows it

I’m not one to wish death on anything (except maybe snakes and lizards and roaches … definitely roaches.) But there is this squirrel, this one incredibly horrible squirrel, that I wish would die of old age or be captured in the dark of night by undercover operatives seeking to do whatever secret undercover operatives would do to a squirrel.

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MARY BRASWELL: Looking Back at January 1940 news

HISTORY: In January 1940, a five-room apartment could be rented for $30 per month.

From sugar sacks to socks, business was brisk in Albany.

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PERRY BUCHANAN: Stand up for overcoming 'sitting disease'

HEALTH & FITNESS: For good health, spend less time in the chair

Most of us realize we need to be more active, but there is evidence that we need to spend less time sitting down also. A recent report published in the Annals of Internal Medicine examined 47 studies showing that “heavy sitters” were in poorer health, regardless of how much exercise they did.

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Founding Fathers got started as Sons of Liberty

The cable TV network History opens a three-night, six-hour miniseries on the SOns of Liberty who launched the American Revolution.

Albany Area Community Calendar -- Jan. 25-Feb. 2, 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 by 5 p.m. Wednesday before Sunday publication.

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Exchange enrollment in Georgia nears 400,000

Georgia ranks No. 5 among 37 states

Bill Custer, a health insurance expert at Georgia State University, said Wednesday that the 398,000 enrollment figure “is a little higher than I would have predicted.”

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'Birdman,' 'The Grand Budapest Hotel' lead Oscar nods | LIST | POLL

The Fox Searchlight films grabbed nine nominations each

Fox Searchlight soared on Thursday at the 87th Academy Award nominations as two of its films, “Birdman” and “The Grand Budapest Hotel,” led the field with nine nominations each.

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First-time director Angela Bassett recalls Whitney Houston

Yaya DaCosta stars as the music icon Saturday in a Lifetime network movie

Angela Bassett makes her directoral debut Saturday with the Lifetime movie “Whitney,” based on the life of the late Whitney Houston.

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Albany Almanac - Jan. 15, 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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Kim Gilman named Southwest Georgia Regional Medical Center CEO

Phoebe Worth CEO to head Cuthbert hospital

Southwest Georgia Regional Medical Center is a non-profit, county owned facility managed by Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital with oversight from the Hospital Authority of Randolph County.

Albany Area Coming Up Calendar - Jan. 14-20, 2015

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

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MICHAEL LOMAX: Pacing, performance at odds in 'Selma,' a film relevant to our times

FILM COMMENTARY: 'Selma' a solid movie, but not outstanding

New critical darling “Selma,” a historical drama recounting Martin Luther King Jr.’s 1965 voting rights marches in Alabama, is a hard film to discuss objectively. And understandably so. What with the bodies of Michael Brown, Eric Garner, Wenjian Liu and Rafael Ramos barely cold in the ground, race relations in America are particularly sensitive at the moment. This makes “Selma,” sadly enough, an incredibly relevant movie for these current times, though participating in a general discourse on the film proves a little difficult.

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Midway Street home January 2015 Yard of the Month

The residence of Felisha and Ricky Williams earns first recognition of year in metro Albany

While only having been in their home since last August, the Williamses have outstanding landscaping that has earned them the January Yard of the Month designation from the Daffodil Garden Club.

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JULIE WELLS: Skillet cabbage and sausage is hearty and a no-fuss kind of meal

THE RECIPE BOX: No reason to wait for St. Patrick's Day for this flavorful choice

Not only is this meal hearty and warm, but it is also low on carbs, which is good if you are watching your weight.

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RONDA RICH: When Mama planned on dying

THE DIXIE DIVA: Home-going to heaven was always on her mind

For at least 20 years, maybe 25, Mama planned her home-going to heaven. Not a week – and sometimes not a day – went by when she did not use her impending date with mortality in some way.

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EDDIE SEAGLE: Time to start thinking about spring

GEORGIA CLIPPINGS: January is the door to a new growing season

While kicking back by the fire in the evening for a good book, a movie, or surfing the web, take the time to plan and schedule your springtime landscape and construction activities.

Georgia Hospital Association drafting proposal to support Medicaid expansion

Unlike similar organizations in other states, GHA has not advocated Medicaid expansion

The GHA proposal, obtained by Georgia Health News, calls for the state to take advantage of the federal government’s commitment to absorb 100 percent of the costs of expanding the program until 2017.

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Albany Almanac - Jan. 14, 2015

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

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

American Red Cross encouraging people to donate at upcoming blood drives

Blood drives upcoming in January in Albany, Tifton, Omega and Edison

Aside from cold weather causing blood drive cancellations, officials say cold and flu season may cause some donors to be unable to make or keep blood donation appointments.

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St. Paul & The Broken Bones to play Tallahassee's Club Downunder

Alabama soul group St. Paul & The Broken Bones creating buzz with live shows

Music lovers in south Georgia and northern Florida will have a chance to see what all the recent fuss is about when upcoming soul and R&B group St. Paul & The Broken Bones hits the stage Wednesday at Tallahassee’s Club Downunder.